With the recent upsurge of COVID-19 cases, Commodore Roger Bennett has asked that the following message be relayed to members and visitors to our club.

If you are feeling unwell or you are currently positive to COVID-19, please do not attend the club.

Whist the pandemic regulations are more relaxed at this point in time, we all have a responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our members and guests, particularly as we have a significant number of senior aged members who are vulnerable to the impact of the virus. If you test positive for COVID-19, you should isolate for at least 5 days or until you don't have any symptoms.

I also encourage members to continue to practice social distancing, wear a mask indoors and use hand sanitizer frequently.

I thank members for their continued diligence in managing the coronavirus within our community.

Geelong Premiership Cup on show 
This WEDNESDAY Twilight Racing
The 2022 Morris Premiership Cup will be at RGYC on this Wednesday 23rd November! Let’s make this Wednesday Twilight Race extra colorful by wearing your favourite footy jumper.
Get up close and personal with history and get your crew photo taken with the iconic cup.

We Welcome back
The Young Endeavour!

Arriving this Thursday 24th November, weather permitting, they will arrive and anchor in Corio Bay on Thursday afternoon and proceed alongside Wangim Walk Friday morning 10:00 am. The Young Endevour is currently scheduled to depart on Saturday 3rd December 2022.
Geelong Revival Motoring Festival
25th - 27th November 2022

Please be advised of the Geelong Revival changes to traffic and access to the Club from Thursday 24th - Monday 28th November. Click HERE to view the full event notification - road closures.

This action-packed motoring festival held on Geelong’s picturesque waterfront is truly an event not to be missed!

Take pole position for the historic quarter-mile sprints, as 300 classic and exotic cars and motorcycles sprint down Ritchie Boulevard at full throttle

Sailing and Development Information Evening
Tuesday 13th December
6pm in the Members Bar

The Sailing Development Program is a new sailing program which will allow RGYC to host keelboat & adult learn to sail courses, youth & high performance coaching, match racing, teams racing, corporate & community sailing experiences, and world-class one-design regattas. Based on similar programs at clubs such as the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club & Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron, these programs are highly successful and sought after amongst sailors.
Members are invited to an information session, to be held at the club on Tuesday 13th December at 6:00 pm, to learn more about the proposed programs.

 If you would like to volunteer for the Festival of Sails (26th to 29th January 2023) and contribute to its success take action TODAY!
  Say yes and use this link to register your interest to offer your assistance with
  Festival of Sails: FOS Volunteer Registration Form                                                             
  Or email Daniella (Volunteers Coordinator):
Tuesday December 6th 2022 (10:00 am – 1:30 pm)
To book click here
Tuesday January 10th 2023 (5:30 pm – 9:00 pm)
To book click here
The duration and cost of the courses are as follows:
Part online and part classroom
HLTAID011 Provide First Aid (Include CPR)
3 hours online
3.5 hours face to face
Cost $150 per person

Part online and part classroom
HLTAID009 Provide CPR
1 hour online
2 hours face to face
$65 per person

What's on this week

Yoga with Heather Alexander
Every Tuesday evening

Held in the West Lounge, a mix of yoga and pilates. Open to members and non-members. $15 for members, $20 for non-members casual entry. Discounts for 5 and 10 sessions. Pensioners cost $10. It is on a walk in basis. Contact Heather on 0438 187 352 with any further questions.

Ports Victoria Twilight Series - Race 8
Wednesday 23rd November 2022 

First Warning: 17:55

If any skippers are available to take crew this Wednesday night, please let Sailing & Boating Manager Drew Malcom know as soon as possible.
Phone or Txt : 0439 275 294

Members' Night
Friday 25th November 2022 from
6:00 pm

Members' Draw - $250
Slab Draw -  4 Slabs
Officer of the Day - Phil Francis

Tuff Marine & Gannet Cup
Friday 25th November 

First Warning 18:55

Gannet Cup – Sailing Instructions Amendment
Participants in this Friday’s Gannet Cup are notified of an amendment to the SI’s. The change is to update the start time from 19:55 to 18:55, in line with the club racing calendar.
Click here to view the Amendment
Click here to view the updated Sailing Instructions
Music on the Lawn
Sunday 27th November - 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Join us this Sunday for Music on the Lawn with Steve Thew
To view the full list of RGYC events, please see the CLUB CALENDAR on the website.

Sailing - Weekly Wrap

Last Wednesday we welcomed 19 guests from Deakin University, who braved the strong conditions.
Kavala (Dave Ruffin) took out Div 1 while Gems (Jock Forbes) took out Div 2.
All Aggregate racing on Saturday and the Women’s Helm race on Sunday were cancelled due to strong winds and storm warnings.
Alpha course have the Tuff Marine & Gannet Cup this Friday, with no aggregate racing for Alpha or Charlie on Saturday.
Racing on Saturday was cancelled due to the strong wind and storm warnings. We wish those RGYC sailors heading to Cairn Curran regatta next weekend the best of luck. The next Aggregate racing for OTB is on Saturday 3rd December.
ORCV Ocean Sailing Events 

We invite all to come try ocean sailing before taking on the Apollo Bay race and join the West Offshore Coastal Sprint on December 3rd.  Together these races form part of the Coastal Championship Series.  Try coastal sailing and join the race on December 3rd which starts and finishes in daylight. For more information click HERE

ORCV Cock of the Bay

This year the Cock of the Bay race will run from Port Melbourne and will finish at Mornington.  With already 30 entries into the race, we do expect this year to be a big fleet with interstate crews joining the race before they head off on the 50th Melbourne to Hobart the next day. 

The shorter distance will allow those not entered in the Hobart race or joining the Petersville regatta to enjoy a great day out on the water to work off those excesses of Christmas and allow time to stay on at MYC, sail home or to another location (other than BYS) in time for sunset drinks. 

ORCV Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads 

 “The Rip” is the narrow entrance to Port Phillip, where underwater reefs limit the navigable entrance to just 0.6nm and provides a restricted tidal flow between the ocean and Port Phillip, where over 4,000 commercial vessels transit annually.   

Once a year, the ORCV runs an on-water tour from a large ferry looking at the navigation aids, tides, how to and which channels to use, radio protocols etc for a safe transit of the heads. 

The tour runs inside the bay but travels around the head's region, and offers not only an educational experience but a great day on the water.   

A great Christmas gift, learn more and book here 


Sailing Champions League
Asia Pacific

'Save the Dates" HERE and further details to what will be the events regatta page where shortly the NOR and Opening Entries which will be limited to 15 teams on a "first in basis".  Now is the time for your club to start arranging your teams and speak to your sailing manager to get involved and lock away the dates. 

For further details about the SAILING Champions League and how your club can get involved please check out the website or subscribe on Facebook to keep updated.

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