Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Whether you are a novice keen to learn to sail or a more experienced sailor looking to challenge yourself further on the water, we have plenty of openings for you.
RBYC has a very active women’s sailing program with over 100 women regularly participating in events with both mixed and women only crews. Over recent years we have had an increasing number of women boat owners and skippers. We have a strong mentoring and buddy program to make you feel welcome at the club as well as opportunities for further training, both off and on water.
If adrenalin and action are what you are looking for then try racing. If perhaps sailing socially or twilight cruising sound more like your style then RBYC have the answer. Alternatively, for those more interested in the technical component then consider assisting with Race Management or organising social events.
We host many social functions through the year to encourage women sailors to network and enjoy the benefits of RBYC sailing experience.
Live the dream! Come down and give it a go.
To join in the fun and camaraderie of Women’s Sailing, contact:
Phone: 9592 3092
For further information about the Club, go www.rbyc.org.au
Port Phillip Women's Championship Series
This new series has been designed to get more Lady Skippers on the Bay participating in competitive keelboat racing at neighbouring yacht club events.
The Yachting Victoria Women and Girls in Sailing Committee which meets regularly at the Squadron, has devised a Series, incorporating the various Lady Skippers races that already occur at the five top-of-the-bay clubs.
The Port Phillip Women's Championship Series consists of the following races:
17 February 2013 RMYS Jennifer Goldsmith Lady Skipper’s race
24 February 2013 RYCV Lady Skipper’s Race
7 April 2013 SYC Day 2 WISC Regatta
21 April 2013 HBYC Lady Skipper’s Race
26 May 2013 BLiSS Sunday Race
Participants can enter all five races, but three races will count in the overall winner.
While each race requires a “lady skipper”, in order to encourage female participation, there will be additional prizes for yachts with more than 50% female crew.
Watch this space for the Notice of Race and more details.
This new series is being launched in the Harbour Room at the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on Friday, 18th January 2013 at 6.30pm. If you are interested in learning more about this series then please RSVP and attend the launch.
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RBYC Women's Sailing Program
For a copy of the Women’s Sailing Program 2012-13 brochure, please click here
BLiSS presents the launch of the RBYC Women’s Sailing Season 2012/13 at a Cocktail Party on Friday October 26, 2012 at 7pm in the Bayview Room
To view a printable copy of the BLiSS Launch Invitation please click here.
As an event open to all non-sailors and sailors
‘It would be a pleasure to have you join us for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres to celebrate the launch of the RBYC Women’s Sailing Season.’
Your evening will commence with a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. Whilst you nibble on a tasty morsel you are free to mingle and converse in a relaxed atmosphere. Throughout the evening there will be guest speakers that include Captain Katherine Richards RAN Commanding Officer HMAS Cerberus & RBYC patron.
So come! Bring your friends and mingle with like-minded people who ‘want to’ or ‘love to’ sail. This club event is the perfect environment in which men and women yacht owners, skippers, crew and women wanting to sail and helm can interact.
We will also be informing you about the wonders of interactive sailing and the exciting program planned for this year’s 2012-13 calendar. Sailing. Socializing. Whatever your interest, come join us for a fun evening.
The cost is $25 (all inclusive) with a glass of bubbles on arrival.
Bookings via the office are essential.
RSVP Mandy Read by close of business on Wednesday 24th October, 2012.
Phone: 9592 3092 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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BLiSS (Brighton Lady Skippers Series) 2012/2013
- Training Day 1 - Sunday 5th May 2013, 9.00am at RBYC (theory and practical training)
- Training Day 2 - Sunday 19th May 2013, 9.00am at RBYC (theory and practical training)
- BLiSS Race Day 1 – Saturday 25th May 2013, 9:00am briefing at RBYC followed by 10:30am warning for first race. (Race 1,2 & 3)
- BLiSS Race Day 2 – Sunday 26th May 2013, 9:00am briefing at RBYC followed by 10:00am warning for race.(Race 4) Race incorporates the RBYC Associates Cup. Race 4 is followed by the presentation of Trophies and Awards @ RBYC Clubhouse at the BLiSS Lunch.
For 2012/2013 BLiSS has an exciting new major sponsor. Promenade Jewelers are committed to supporting this series of short course races. The single requirement for BLiSS is that the skipper must be female. Crew can be of any gender and all participants must have fun.
BLiSS 2012/2013 will be again run in two racing divisions with both PHS and AMS handicap classes in each. The DKI Teams Trophy introduced in 2011 will also be contested with Senior and Youth teams invited from all competing clubs. We look forward to increased participation from our budding Youth sailors after the success of their peers in recent years.
The Associates Cup, established in 1980, is a single race within the BLiSS that signifies the opening of RBYC to female members and embodies the idea of a Lady Skippers race.
Training @ RBYC
RBYC offers both informal and certificate courses for adult training in keelboats, sportsboats and off the beach designs.
The informal training sessions are open to everyone, members and non-members alike, and there is no fee for attending.
Training sessions include:
- SMART (Sunday Mentoring and Race Training) is run as both Winter and Summer series and is aimed at the novice to intermediate sailor.
- TREK (Training for Racing Excellence in Keelboats) is run over the Summer season and is aimed at the intermediate to experienced sailor. Note: This season’s program also features two days of high level on water coaching.
Attendance at any training session is a great way to get into club life and acquire skills and contacts along the way.
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RBYC Race Management
There is always a need for volunteers to assist with Race management and we have a strong group of women who are qualified race officers at the club. So if you want to watch the on-water action rather than be in the thick of it, there are many pathways in race management that may suit you.
For further information, contact Mark Seager (Sailing Administrator) by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Yachtmaster Sailing School
Victoria’s leading sailing school and the only RYA training centre in Melbourne and Victoria, also operates from RBYC and provides internationally recognised Certificate courses and a progressive pathway for building your sailing skills.
For further information refer to RYA courses and Yachtmaster Sailing School, via
www.yachtmaster.com.au or email email@example.com
WISC (Women in Sailing Challenge)
Women in Sailing Challenge (Women in key roles with mentors allowed)
Training Day 1 - Sunday 14th October 2012, 10:30am at SYC
Training Day 2 - Sunday 11th November 2012, 10:30am at SYC
Training Day 3 - Sunday 9th December 2012, 10:30am at SYC
Training Day 4 - Sunday 3rd February 2013, 10:30am at SYC
Racing Day 1 - Sunday 3rd March 2013, 10:30am
Racing Day 2 - Sunday 7th April 2013, 10:30am
For further information refer to WISC 2012/13 via www.syc.com.au
AWKR (Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta)
As the summer season draws to a close, the Australian Women’s Keelboat regatta is held at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron. Crews from interstate travel to join local all women crews on Port Phillip Bay to participate in this exciting regatta over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. A great atmosphere of camaraderie and much networking and partying goes on along with highly competitive racing.
Regatta Day 1 – Saturday 8th June, 2013, 10.00am (Race 1 & 2)
Regatta Day 2 – Sunday 9th June, 2013, 10.00am (Race 3 & 4)
Regatta Day 3 - Monday 10th June, 2013, 10.00am (Race 5 & 6)
For further information refer to AWKR 2013, go to www.rmys.com.au
Keen to play in the big blue beyond Port Phillip Bay and experience the challenges of ocean racing?
The ORCV (Ocean Racing Club of Victoria) runs programs throughout both Summer and Winter with destinations ranging from Geelong to Tasmania and Vanuatu.
They also run excellent training programs encompassing Sea Safety and Survival, Senior First Aid, Weather and Rip Tours of Port Phillip Heads. The Lattitude series of races aims to help novices to move out through the heads and back in a single day, gaining valuable experience of offshore sailing.
Several of our RBYC women sailors are experienced offshore sailors and racers and can give you all the hot tips on how to get into and survive the challenges of ocean racing.
For further info, go to www.orcv.org.au or email firstname.lastname@example.org