Discover RBYC and all that sailing has to offer
Sailing is a great lifetime activity, for anyone without experience it can be daunting getting started. Royal Brighton Yacht Club offers sailing for children, teenagers and adults. We have beginners programs for children starting with the Yachting Australia accredited Tackers program, through to adult learn to sail off the beach boats and keelboats.
CREWING ON KEELBOATS
While you may not know much about sailing, owners are usually happy to help you learn if you can turn up each week, or at least give notice of your availability. Serious racing takes place on Saturday afternoon either on our centre course or off the tower. Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday night races a are a great way to get onto a boat and become a regular member of the crew.
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS – Hearnes Heroes
The club has Wednesday afternoon racing all year round. Hearnes Heroes races are an excellent way for novices to do some introductory sailing. Call the sailing office for information.
TWILIGHT RACING – WEDNESDAYS AFTER WORK
Twilight racing is held on Wednesday evenings during daylight saving time. The races start at 6:15 pm and takes about an hour and a half’ most people have dinner in the clubhouse afterwards. Twilight racing is great for beginners because the races are shorter and often less serious than the Saturday or Sunday competition. Ring 9592 3092 or email [email protected] for more information.
RBYC DAY PASS
RBYC has recently introduced a day pass system, the day pass is $15 for the first six sails and $35 for the next six sails. When join the club, the paid up day pass fees come off the initial membership fee. See CrewWithMe for more information.
Not a sailor but like “messing about in boats”
RBYC has a dedicated band of volunteers who come out on the water every week to conduct races and training activities. You could learn to drive a power boat and a range of other skills, and generally have a great time out on the bay with a great bunch of people. Register online (click here), call the club on 9592 3092 or email [email protected] and make yourself known. No prior experience necessary!
JOINING THE CLUB
Royal Brighton Yacht Club is a very friendly club and welcomes new members of any age or skill level. There are various membership options that offer a variety of benefits. Joining the club means that you can sail regularly and can use the clubhouse facilities. For more information [click here]. Or call RBYC on 9592 3092 or email [email protected]