• Congratulations to the Geelong Football Club on their impressive victory on Saturday at the AFL Grand Final.
  • Please be advised of the road closures today, Tuesday 27th September, due to the AFL Premiers Street Parade. Click HERE for more information.
  • A reminder that club racing begins this Saturday with:
    - Aggregate races for Bravo and Charlie on Saturday 1st October
    - Ports Victoria Twilight Series Race 1 on Wednesday 5th October
    - Aggregate racing for all courses on Saturday 8th October
    - Two-Handed Series Race 1 on Sunday 9th October.

  • Geoff Searle and the Club’s National Judges, Mal Eaton & Michael Naughton, will be presenting 3 sessions in sequence, around the course from start to finish plus the opportunity to have your questions answered. These sessions are highly recommended for both new and seasoned racers. Sessions are Saturday 8th, 15th and 22nd of October from 09:30 to 10:00 in the McAllister Room. Numbers will be limited so let the Club’s Reception Desk know if you would like to attend.
Prizes will be awarded for vessels in the Sail Past under the following categories:
  • Best Flag Display
  • Most Humorous
  • Most Crew in costume
  • Best Dressed Boat ‘Runners Up’
  • Best Dressed Boat Award
Notice to boaters: Queenscliff Coast Guard Reduced Capabilities
The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard wishes RGYC Members to be aware of their reduced capabilities going forward, due to the retirement of their 9.0M Search and Rescue Vessel CG09. As an interim solution the MSAR office has loaned Coast Guard Queenslcliff an 8.5M NAIAD, with a recommended towing capacity of no more than 6.99 tonnes.

The only heavy tow vessel in Port Phillip Bay is the Water Police Vessel based at Williamstown. Assistance in The Rip and Bass Strait will be delayed by around 1 to 1.5 hours depending on sea conditions.

What's On This Week

RGYC Foundation AGM
Tuesday 27th September -
from 6:00 pm

The RGYC Foundation's AGM is on tonight in the McAllister Room from 6:00 pm.
For more information, contact Trustee Chair Harry Farnell on 0458 985 150.

Members' Night
Friday 29th September  -
from 6:00 pm

Congratulations to last week's winner David Ruffin who took home the $500 prize!

Members' Draw - $50
Slab Draw - 3 Slabs
Officer of the Day - Laura Cora

Opening Day
Saturday 1st October -
from 12:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of the 2022 - 23 Sailing Season. Official proceedings will begin at 12:30 pm, with the Sail Past at 2:00 pm and entertainment from 3:30 pm.

Sail Past SI's are available HERE.
Music on the Lawn
Sunday 2nd October - 2:00 to 5:00 pm

Join us this Sunday for Music on the Lawn with local artist Peter Huf. 

The Yot Café & Bistro is open from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm, grab a bite to eat and a drink & enjoy the first day of Daylight Savings.
To view the full list of RGYC events, please see the CLUB CALENDAR on the website.

Weekly Wrap

Thank you to all RGYC Members and volunteers who assisted on Sunday in our Working Bee, to ready the club for this Saturday's Opening Day and beginning of the 2022-23 Sailing Season.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's AFL Footy Tipping, and congratulations to Dale Robertson for the closest winning margin in the Grand Final. Many thanks to Barry Holloway for running this competition again this year.
Click HERE to see GF Tipping.

Sailability Program

After a number of years with Covid and other problems, we are restarting our Sailability program at RGYC. I have been contacted by a number of agencies who are keen to get their clients out on the water. I’m looking for volunteers to assist, both onshore and on water.

We typically run Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays with some volunteers participating in a morning session, afternoon session, or the day.
This is a chance to “put back” into the local community and you need no experience to participate.

Please contact me if you think you would be interested.

Thank you.
Graeme Ritchie

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