Sailing can be a very different pastime depending on what type of boat you sail. If you sail a kite surfer off Brighton Beach it is high speed action with plenty of thrills and spills, or it could be the cut and thrust of close racing in Etchells, or perhaps an ocean race to Hobart where you are pitted against the elements. Alternatively it could be a cruise to Queenscliff in a comfortable cruising boat with the wheel of a boat in one hand and a glass of Chardonay in the other. The following is a brief guide to the types of boats sailed at RBYC.

Click on the links at left for more details about the various classes of boat generally sailed at Royal Brighton.