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13/09/22

RGYC News

 
  • The Pre-season Skipper & Crew Briefing Sessions begin this Thursday at 7:00 pm in the West Lounge. Attendance at 1 of the 3 briefings is a pre-requisite for the skipper and at least one other crew member of all season entrants.
     
  • Sailors wishing to take place in this weekend's SuperSail are urged to submit their entries as soon as possible. Without enough entries, we run the risk of the event being abandoned. Click HERE to enter.
     
  • There will be two public holidays next week - Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd September. Please note, the club offices will be closed both days. More details on the Bar & Café operations to follow.
Proclamation of the Sovereign His Majesty King Charles III.
At the invitation of The Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of Victoria, Commodore Roger Bennett attended a ceremony on Monday at Government House Victoria for the Proclamation of the Sovereign His Majesty King Charles III.

Commodore Bennett represented RGYC alongside dignitaries and leaders of the community, as well as Commodores from other Royal Yacht Clubs.

Commodore Bennett signed the condolences book on behalf of members of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, passing on our deepest respect to the Royal Family in their time of grief for their loss of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
Memorial Exhibition

From Tuesday 13 September, a small memorial exhibition paying tribute to Her Majesty’s long reign will be open for members of the public to view in the State Apartments from 10am until 6pm Tuesday to Friday, until 6pm on Friday 16 September. The exhibition is free to enter. Tickets and prior booking are not required. Please note however that visiting members of the public will be subject to bag checks and security wanding prior to being admitted to the grounds.
 

What's On This Week

Boating Safety Info Session
Wednesday 14th Sep - 6:30 pm

All boat owners & users are invited to hear from Maritime Safety Victoria, CFA and the Coast Guard, as well as event sponsor Boating Central, on a range of safety issues and procedures relevant to every boater.
Click HERE for more information.
Pre-Season Briefing Session #1
Thursday 15th Sep - 7:00 pm

The first of 3 Pre-Season skipper and crew briefing sessions for the 2022-23 season.
Attendance at 1 of the 3 briefings is a pre-requisite for the skipper and at least one other crew member of all season entrants.
For enquiries, contact Peter Kirman
peterk@rgyc.com.au

Mark Laying Info Session
Friday 16th Sep - 5:30pm

RGYC Members are invited to a Mark Laying Information Session in the West Lounge, to learn or refresh the laying & retrieval of marks, use of GPS & charts and how to accurately lay a Windward Leeward & Triangle course.

50-Year Member's Luncheon
Friday 16th Sep - 12 pm

We look forward to the 11th Annual 50 Year Member's Luncheon, sponsored by Tuckers Funeral & Bereavement Service, celebrating Members who have been with the Royal Geelong Yacht Club continuously for 50 years or more. 
 

 

Member's Night
Friday 16th Sep - from 6 pm

Happy hour from 6-7 pm, dinner from The Yot and the RGYC Foundation raffle will be on.
Member's Draw - $400
Slab Draw - 1 Slab

Officer of the Day - Commodore Roger Bennett

Pre-Season Briefing Session #2
Saturday 17th Sep - 11 am

The second of 3 Pre-Season skipper and crew briefing sessions for the 2022-23 season.
Attendance at 1 of the 3 briefings is a pre-requisite for the skipper and at least one other crew member of all season entrants.
For enquiries, contact Peter Kirman
peterk@rgyc.com.au

SuperSail OTB Regatta
Sat 17th - Sun 18th Sep

Our annual Spring-time OTB regatta is back! The NOR is available & Entries are now open to all OTB classes with an A.S. yardstick.
 

Read NOR
Enter SuperSail

Music on the Lawn
Sunday 18th Sep - 2 to 5 pm


Back by popular demand, Music on the Lawn returns for the 2022 - 23 summer. Olivia Conder is our artist this week, playing from 2 - 5pm.

Read NOR
Enter SuperSail

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

Weekly Wrap

The final OTB Winter Series wrapped up on Saturday with a small but keen fleet of Cadets.
Results are available on the RGYC website.
Thanks to Brendan Garner, Jason & Will Farnell, plus a few other helpful members, who continue to give our Pacer fleet a much-needed refurbishment.
It was great to see Making Waves Foundation, with their yacht Ninety Seven at RGYC over the weekend for our Community Open Day.

Fun Fact: This yacht took line honours in the 1993 Sydney to Hobart.
The 2023 Festival of Sails entries are steadily coming in and we urge our members enter as soon as possible if you have not done so already.

Note that there has been an amendment to the NOR - all changes can be found on the Official Notice Board.

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