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Royal Geelong Yacht Club named Discover Sailing Centre and Yacht Club of the Year


Royal Geelong Yacht Club named Discover Sailing Centre and Yacht Club of the Year

The Royal Geelong Yacht Club has been crowned Victoria's best after winning not one, but two major categories at the annual Victorian Sailing Awards. The Club took out the prestigious major prize of "Yacht Club of the Year" and the RGYC's sailing school was also crowned the best in the State, winning the 2017 "Discover Sailing" Centre of the Year. The awards, which were announced at the Victorian Sailing Awards held at Sandringham Yacht Club on Sunday, June 18, recognised the Geelong club as being the best of 90 yacht clubs right across Victoria and the sailing school as the best of 40 Discover Sailing Centres.

Read the full media release on the announcement here




2017 Annual General Meeting - Thursday 24th August, 6:30pm

Members are reminded the 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Club house on Thursday 24th August at 6:30pm. Please note the date and time in your diary.


Dredging Program Update

We have received this week the survey of the seabed in the RGYC basin following recent dredging. Our next step is to address with the contractor further work to ensure a more even seabed in some identified areas within the basin. 

Skippers are advised to continue to use the area with caution.


Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta

Congratulations to our RGYC girls who represented at the AWKR hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron. Fiona Lorimer and her team on 'James of Wyndham' came home with a wet sail with a 5th in the last race, while Lucy Townson managed a race win in the S80 One Design Series finishing 9th overall.

Well done to everyone who assisted to get these teams up to Melbourne for the weekend. Also, a big thank you to boat owners Robert Bradley and Past Commodore Peter Stephens for making their boats available. To read the results and Regatta news click HERE 


Zhik 2018 29er Worlds

Come and experience the best sailing Hong Kong has to offer with its breezy and warm winter conditions on our world-class race tracks. The official welcome video and Notice of Race are now available online for the 2018 Hong Kong Zhik 29er Worlds.

The Pre-Worlds will kick off on 27 December 2017 followed shortly after by the Zhik 29er Worlds commencing on 2 January 2018. Hong Kong experiences some of its best sailing conditions in January with great breeze and mild winter temperatures. The racing will be based out of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club’s Middle Island facility.

Hong Kong, in recent years has turned into a premier destination for international racing, having hosted many prestigious international events including: the Rolex China Sea Race, 2015 Etchells Worlds, 2013 Flying 15 Worlds and the annual Hong Kong Race Week – Hong Kong’s largest international regatta, which boasted 253 entries from 12 countries in 2017.

The 2017–2018 Hong Kong sailing season promises to be the biggest yet with Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club hosting the 2017 Optimist Asian & Oceanian Championship, the biennial Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race, the Zhik 29er Worlds, a stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race, Hong Kong Race Week and the 29th edition of Rolex China Sea Race, to name a few.

We look forward to seeing you in January 2018! Entries for the Zhik 29er World Championships 2018, close on Friday 1 December 2017. The Zhik 29er World Championships 2018, Notice of Race is online 

For further details about the 2018 29er World championships, check out the official race website.


Refugee Week

Next week is Australian Refugee Weekand will be led in Geelong by Diversitat,an RGYC partner in building the St Ayles Skiffs by refugee Iraqi’s and Iranians at Deakin University’s Gheringhap Street campus.  Diversitat commenced operation in Geelong in 1976.  Known thenas the‘Geelong Migrant Resource Centre’, it later changed its name to ‘Geelong Ethnic Communities Council’ and trades now as Diversitat, and is a registered charity and not-for-profit community service group. Diversitat has a core set of services and business operations that have supported migrants and refugees in the Greater Geelong region for the past forty years.

Geelong is welcoming hundreds of asylum seekers and refugees every year-over 500 refugees in the last twelve months alone and half of them are children.  Many have arrived here after years of trauma surviving conflict, torture and war.  They typically have very few connections here and their genuine efforts to adapt to a new language and a new way of life is always impressive and touching.  Many are not eligible for government- funded services.

In response to that, Diversitat has launched a Refugee Week appeal to establish anasylum seeker / refugee drop in service in Geelong to provide direct and on-going transition assistance to them.  Please consider donating to support this initiative by following this link



 Membership Subscription Early Bird Draw 


Eligibility for the 'Early Bird Draw' for early membership subscription payments, will close on the 30th June 2017. Be in the running to win Early Bird prizes, including first prize of $500 on your POS wallet!!!


Please note: All members who wish to pay via instalments must complete and submit a new form by 1st July 2017.

For clarification of Membership Categories please click HERE to view the RGYC Rules.






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