Vale Graham Martini

RGYC 50 Year Member Graham Martini passed away last Tuesday. Our thoughts and prayers are with Graham's family and friends at this time. Graham is survived by his two sons Glen and Brett and his grandchildren. 

Graham was RGYC Club Captain in 1975 & 1981. Graham owned "Cocktail" and he built Royal Geelong Yacht Club's "Eclipse".
Enter your boat in the Festival of Sails 2023
We are calling RGYC Members to get their entries in for the 2023 Festival of Sails from 26-29 January 2023! 
Be a part of history as we celebrate the 180th edition of the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race. 
Join the celebration and enter HERE.
ORCV Melbourne to Hobart Qualifying Race

 Thirty yachts enjoyed what could only be described as a perfect summer’s day of sailing in Bass Strait. 

Most of the fleet using this last race to fine-tune or complete their qualifying passage.  They now set their sights on the 50th Melbourne to Hobart ‘Westcoaster’ which starts midday on December 27th.  Our very own RGYC Boat "Extasea" received Line Honours.

Top 3 Results being: 

AMS 1st Ginan (M111), 2nd Ryujin (1570), 3rd Wicked (SM4) 

ORC 1st Ginan, 2nd Wicked, 3rd Alien (R880) 

PHS 1st Ryujin, 2nd Ginan, 3rd Hartbreaker (B330) 

DH: 1st Xenia (SM1250) 

Line Honours Extasea (G10007) 


For the full results click HERE 

Man Overboard Declarations & Safety Audits
There are a number of Alpha & Charlie keelboats yets to comply with the Safety Audit and Man Overboard Declaration requirements in this season's Notice of Race.
Skippers are reminded that those who have not completed these requirements by 5:00 pm, Wednesday 7th December 2022 will be scored DNC.
Man Overboard Declaration forms are available on the club website.

Please submit MOB Declarations and any YachtSafe inquiries the Sailing & Boating Manager via email to
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.
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
Annual Genoa Committee White Party
Saturday 17th December, 2022
Geelong Women in Sailing Weekend - Save the Date!

Sunday 12th and Monday 13th March, 2023
3 races over two days - NOR out soon!

What's on this week

Ports Victoria Twilight Series - Race 9
Wednesday 7th December 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 9nth December 2022 from
6:00 pm

Members' Draw - $350
Slab Draw - 1 Slab
Officer of the Day - Jim Murray

Saturday Aggregate & Glover Cup
10th December 2022 

Alpha Course
Alpha First Warning: 13:55 
Bravo & Charlie Course
Bravo First Warning: 13:55 - Fireball Trophy Series
Charlie First Warning: 13:25

Music on the Lawn
Sunday 11th December - 3:00 to 6:00 pm

Join us this Sunday for Music on the Lawn with Hypnotic Army Acoustic Duo
Yoga with Heather Alexander

(see email from laura)
To view the full list of RGYC events, please see the CLUB CALENDAR on the website.

Sailing - Weekly Wrap

Alpha and Charlie racing over the past week saw 53 boats participating over Twilight & Aggregate racing, with the Alpha fleet also competing for the Glover Cup.
Ports Victoria Twilight Results
Alpha Saturday Aggregate Results
Charlie Saturday Aggregate Results
Bravo racing was, unfortunately, unable to sail on Saturday due to unstable winds. Racing for both Cadet and Mixed fleets is on this weekend along with the Fireball Trophy Series. Best of luck to the Cadet sailors heading to SYC for the Kingston Sprint Series.

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