Festival of Sails 2023 - ENTRIES EXTENDED
Haven't yet entered the Festival of Sails 2023? There is still time! 
We have extended entries until 5pm on Thursday, 19 January 2023
Please note this is the final cut off date. Don't miss out on being a part of history as we celebrate the 180th Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race. 
Enter now via
We would love to see as many RGYC Members as possible take part in the event.
Festival of Sails - Wrist Bands

RGYC member's wrist bands can be collected from reception during office hours from 8:30am - 5pm. Please collect wrist bands prior to Wednesday 25th January.

Each member is eligible to receive two wrist bands; one for themselves and one for a guest. Wristbands must be worn from 5pm onwards on Thursday 26th, Friday 27th & Saturday 28th January. 
Wristbands are not required during the hours of 7am - 5pm.

If you require wristbands for guests, they can be booked HERE
Festival of Sails - Working Bee
Saturday 21st January, 2023

The Festival of Sails pre-event Working Bee will again be taking place on Saturday 21 January from 8am – coordinated by Past Commodore Harry Farnell.  We encourage members to come along and lend a hand to ensure our Club is in great shape to welcome the large fleet to our Club.  Morning tea and refreshments will be provided once the mornings work is complete.
Festival of Sails Passage Race - Transfer Bus

RGYC will be running a bus from Geelong to Williamstown, Docklands, St Kilda & Brighton (as required) for crew needing to get to Melbourne for the start of the Passage Race. The bus will depart from Brougham Street, (in front of the old Council Building) Geelong on Thursday 26th January, 2023 at 5:45am. Passengers can board from 5:30am.

Bookings are essential! Book HERE

RGYC has partnered with Port Phillip Ferries to provide a public event at Festival of Sails, with all proceeds going to Geelong Connected Communities to support homeless youth in Geelong.
Geelong Flyer will run a one-hour cruise on Corio Bay to provide an opportunity for the public to witness up close the spectacle of the finish of the Festival of Sails Melbourne - Geelong Passage Race courtesy of Port Phillip Ferries.
The licensed cafe will be open on board.
Thursday 26 January 2023 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (UTC+11)

Geelong Flyer - Port Phillip Ferries
Pick up location is on Steampacket Pier
Cost is $20 per ticket.


Festival of Sails - K ROCK 95.5 & Bay 93.9 Giveaways!
Head to the links below and check out.

K rocks Anchors Away - K rock 95.5

bay 93.9's Captain Obvious - bay 93.9 Geelong (
Seeking volunteers to crew on Fridays

We are seeking sailors and mentors who are available on a Friday morning and/or afternoons to join us on Wot Eva, our TP52 yacht to give people with a disability a wonderful sailing experience. We envisage forming a pool of volunteers to help spread the load amongst our current team of volunteers and to also ensure the boat is on the water every week during school terms. If you are interested, but don’t want to sail every week that is fine too. You may only wish to sail with us once a fortnight or once a month.

For more information click HERE

Have more questions? Reach out to Natasja McClay, Community Engagement Officer on 0405 441 207 or by email: 

Discount Yachting will be bringing their pop up shop to Festival of Sails.
Come down and see Will & the team after the passage race and then Friday - Sunday.
Check out some of the great deals below


Sailing News

Cadet 6th Fleet Sprint Series – 29th January 2023

The Notice of Race is now available on the RGYC website. Entry is open and free for all 6th Fleet members.
Racing will be held on Sunday 29th January from 12:30pm. Due to rolling road closures associated with the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race, access to RGYC will be limited during the Festival of Sails weekend. Visiting or boats stored off-site will not be able to trailer their boats onto club grounds on the day and should make alternate plans to launch from Eastern Beach, Limeburners or St Helens.

Notice of Race
Enter Here

Sassy Shesails
Sunday 5th February, 2023

SASSY Dinghy Regatta for Women and Girls is on Sunday 5th February Somers Yacht Club
There will be coaching in the morning followed by racing in the afternoon.
To book click HERE

Members' Night
Friday 20th January 2023 from
6:00 pm

Members' Draw - $50
Slab Draw - 4

Officer of the Day- Laura Cora

To view the full list of RGYC events, please see the CLUB CALENDAR on the website.

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