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2023 BOARD ELECTION INFORMATION

The AGM of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club Incorporated will be held in the Clubhouse on Thursday 24 August 2023 at 6.30pm.
In accordance with the provisions of the Rules of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, nominations for election to the Board to fill the following offices must be lodged with the Secretary by 5.00pm on Tuesday 1st August 2023.

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Update on the OTB and Sailing School Building

Construction on the Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Project OTB and Sailing School Building moves ahead with great momentum. Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) is pleased to announce that progress has been steady, and we’re right on schedule.

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RGYC Member Conall Green Excels at WASZP US Nationals and Americas Event in Hawaii

Royal Geelong Yacht Club Member Conall Green, recently represented Australia at the WASZP US Nationals and Americas event held in Hawaii at the Keneohe Yacht Club, with outstanding results!

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Royal Geelong Yacht Club Members Competing at Etchells Worlds 2024

Four Members from Royal Geelong yacht Club are currently competing at the Etchells Worlds 2024 in Fremantle.

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Celebrating RGYC Members’ Achievements at Recent Championships

We are thrilled to announce the outstanding performances of our Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) members at two prestigious sailing championships: the Optimist Victorian Championships at Sandringham Yacht Club and the Cadet Victorian Championship at Royal Yacht Club of Victoria.

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A Spectacular Weekend of Nautical Delights at the Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong

The Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong held on the scorching Labour Day March long weekend, bringing together a vibrant display of maritime heritage in the form of wooden boats!

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Women On Water Members’ Take to the Waters in a Teams Event Aboard the RS21 Fleet

Last Sunday four of our Club’s RS21 boats took to the water for a Women On Water Teams Event. Participants delved into a day filled with learning and friendly competition!

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Gillard and Thompson take out the 2024 Fireball Worlds with a race to spare

British Fireball sailors Tom Gillard and Andy Thompson have been crowned World Champions at the 2024 Fireball Worlds in Geelong, Australia. 

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Immerse Yourself in Maritime Magic: The Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong Returns!

Set against the picturesque backdrop of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, the Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong is gearing up for its much-anticipated return in 2024.

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The 2024 Festival of Sails: Celebrating Excellence and Community!

Royal Geelong Yacht Club and the picturesque waters of Geelong recently played host to an outstanding display of sailing excellence and vibrant community spirit at the 2024 Festival of Sails.

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Dominance and Determination: RGYC Success Stories Unfold at the 2024 ILCA Australian & Oceania Championships

Adelaide Sailing Club played host to the largest sailing event ever staged in the city, with over 300 boats competing across the ILCA7, ILCA6, and ILCA4 divisions at the 2024 Oceania & Australian ILCA Open & Youth Championships.

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RGYC Triumphs at the 62nd International Cadet Australian Championships

The picturesque shores of Hobart at Sandy Bay Sailing Club witnessed the exhilarating 62nd International Cadet Australian Championship from December 29th, 2023 to January 4th, 2024. Representing the Royal Geelong Yacht Club, a formidable contingent of 13 teams showcased exceptional prowess in the 45-boat fleet.

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Outstanding Contributions by Local Volunteers

The Geelong and Bellarine Visitor Information Services is a passionate cohort of local volunteers who service a significant portion of visitors to the Greater Geelong & Bellarine region. This year celebrates 30 years of dedicated volunteering.

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RGYC Skiff Rowing Crews in Full Preparation for Geelong Wooden Boat Festival 2024

the RGYC Skiff Rowing Crews have been working hard to prepare ahead of the National St Ayles Skiff Championships at the Geelong Wooden Boat Festival from March 9th – March 11th 2024.

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Paul Buchholz ‘Extasea’ Wins Line Honours at The Rudder Cup

Royal Geelong Yacht Club’s Vice Commodore and 2023 Ocean Racer of the Year Paul Buchholz with his crew aboard ‘Extasea take line honors as the first Monohull at the ORCV Melbourne to Devonport Rudder Cup across the Melbourne Cup long weekend.

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Fireball Sailors take to Corio Bay in preparation for the 2024 Fireball World Championships

RGYC recently hosted another brilliant Fireball training weekend ahead of the 2024 Fireball World Championships on February 5th – 16th 2024!

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Maya Cantwell represents Australia at the 2023 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championships

Royal Geelong Yacht Club Member Maya Cantwell represented Australia in the recent 2023 Optimist Asian and Oceanian Championship.

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COMMENCEMENT DATE OF THE GEELONG WATERFRONT SAFE HARBOUR PRECINCT PROJECT BUILDING CONSTRUCTION CONFIRMED

RGYC is pleased to announce the confirmation of construction for the Geelong Waterfront Safe Harbour Precinct Project (GWSHPP) Sailing School and OTB Building.

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‘Chamber After 5’ Event Hosted By RGYC A Huge Success!

On Thursday October 12th RGYC was thrilled to host the October ‘Chamber After 5’. The event was a hug success and a wonderful opportunity to showcase our club to a full house of over 240 people from Geelong Business Community!

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Wednesday night Opti, Pacer Sailing and Social Sailing starts 11th October!

Pacer Series: This is informal racing in club Pacers on a Wednesday night. The emphasis is to have fun, experience one design racing and not take it too seriously!  The sessions

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Season Opening Day 2023/2024

Saturday 7th October 2023 Prizes for the day: Winner best flag display: Vivacite Winner best dressed boat and most humorous: Azzura Best dressed boat – runner up: Making Waves

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