Royal Brighton Yacht Club
RBYC Sailing Program 2012 - 2013
Combined Division Racing
A Series consisting of ?? races is conducted on Saturdays during summer. The Series is a combination of windward/leward racing and passage races. Five races are held with a 13:30 start - and 3 races with a 10:30 start.
Trophies are awarded for the boat placed first in the Series based on Handicap
Brian ChapmanTrophy - IRC
Valhalla Trophy - PHS
Vega Award - AMS
11 Trophies are awarded based on the results of individual Races during the Series - eg Gullett Cup is awarded to the first boat on 23 Feb under PHS.
A series of races conducted in Divisions (1 2 and 3) are held on Saturday. Peter Taylor Series and Club Marine Series are included in the RBYC Series.
Boats need to enter Club Marine seperately and the results will be included in the Series score. Individual Trophies are awarded
Sat Tower Racing - Summer and Winter
RBYC conducts 2 summer series -
Every Wednesday evening during the summer, RBYC conducts Twilight racing. Skippers can choose to sail a pursuit race (non-extras) or a Fleet Start (Spinnakers).
This year we will be also conduct 3 Friday night twilight fleet start races on 15 February, 1 March and 15 March. (Spinnakers allowed)
acing on 3 Friday
With many events in our comprehensive sailing program, there are plenty of opportunities for everyone to participate in whatever type of racing they wish.
The website calendar has all the details that relate to each event including a brief description of the event and number of races in the series, along with the Notice of Race, Sailing Instructions, Online Entry and Results. For further information go to www.rbyc.org.au and click on Calendar tab.
The online entry process has been simplified so you only need to enter for the category of racing that you wish to sail in. To enter go to the he home page of the club website and the Online Entry button is on the right hand side of the page.
A new handicap called the Cruiser Racer Handicap has been introducedto encourage the production cruiser yachts to come and join similar performance boats out on the race track. The criteria for this handicap class are now being finalised and details will be released prior to the season. Initially it will be at the discretion of the club handicapper.
A series of free Training & Education sessions have also been added to this year’s calendar to ensure you get more out or your racing on the water. SMART (Sunday Mentoring and Race Training) is aimed at the novice to intermediate and experienced sailors and run on Sunday mornings over both summer and winter periods. TREK (Training for Racing Excellence in Keelboats) is designed to turn aspiring sailors into crack racing crews and create more competitive fleets. Details of this program are currently being finalised. To keep up to date with all Training activities, go to www.rbyc.org.au and click on Sailing tab and choose Training.
Centre Course Racing
This season keelboat racing on Centre Course will be made up of three series and two stand alone races:
- Club Aggregate Series
- Divisional Championship Series
- Peter Taylor Series
- Lady Nelson (Overnight race)
- Frank Hutchinson Trophy (Two Handed race).
Club Aggregate Series
The Club Aggregate series is a mixture of long and short races sailed over a variety of courses, which includes the Clubs most prestigious trophies (York Syme, Rock Bottom Marine, Worane trophy, EB Green, Malta Cup, Bushy Beavis, GE Duncan, Worcester, Almeida and Gullet Cups). Eight races are scheduled with two drops allowed.
Racing will be conducted in four handicap classes:
- IRC - Brian Chapman Memorial Trophy
- AMS - Vega Trophy
- Cruiser Racer - Ingénue Trophy
Divisional Championship Series
The Divisional Championship will comprise
- Club Marine Series (seven races), shorter races
- Peter Taylor Series (three races), longer races
This series will be contested in three divisions (Div 1,2,3) with three handicap classes (IRC, AMS and YV). Ten races are scheduled with three drops allowed.
Peter Taylor Series
The Peter Taylor Series comprises three long races run co-operatively between RBYC and Sandringham Yacht Club. This series will be sailed in four handicap classes: IRC, AMS, YV and Cruiser Racer Handicap and all three races will count for the series score.
One Design Racing
You will find Melbournes largest one design fleet racing on Centre Course every Saturday afternoon. The Etchells class if the world’s best with members of the fleet placing 1st, 3rd,5th and 13th in the recent World Championships in Ireland. The Dragon have a big year with the World Championship at Brighton in January next year. The Jubillees will be regular racers with the fleet travelling to Sydney in January for the Huntingfield Cup. Sport Boats are sailing alternating weeks.
Home Course Racing
The Wednesday afternoon races alternate between pursuit and fleet starts from the tower.
Twilight races starts at 1805 for a fleet start with spinnakers followed by the pursuit start at 1815
This season we will have a pursuit race alternating with a fleet race every weekend of the year apart from long weekends.
All Pursuit races will be sailed as non extras races and will be raced under Performance Handicap criteria.
In Fleet races, sailing with extras is actively encouraged. This season also sees the introduction of AMS handicap In addition to the existing Performance Handicap for Tower fleet races.
The Summer season will be raced in four series. The existing Artemis Pursuit and High Flyer Fleet Series remain, with the addition of two new series, the Sternchaser Pursuit Series and the Sprint Fleet Series.
Over the Winter, the Blizzard Fleet series and the Costello Pursuit series.
New this season to the youth sailing program, is the introduction of Sunday afternoon racing for all off the beach classes. Any class with five competitors or more will get a separate start: all other classes will race together using yardsticks.
This racing program enhances the existing Sunday morning Training programs for kids ranging from 8 to 18 years of age. Classes sailed in the youth program include Sabots, 12ft Cadets and Pacers. For those experienced teenagers looking for a greater challenge, join the exciting 29er skiff program.
If you have any queries or need direction, you first stop is your Sailing Administrator contactable on 9592 3092 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Note: For various reasons, events may not proceed as first scheduled.
For the latest information visit www.rbyc.org.au/calendar