Information current as of Wednesday, 9th September 2020.

Roadmap to Reopening: Information via Australian Sailing (Wednesday, 9 September 2020)

Summary of Steps towards COVID Normal

First Step
Regional Victoria
First step only applies to Metro Melbourne.

Metro Melbourne (11:59pm 13 September)
Expanded social interaction.

Second Step
Regional Victoria (11:59pm 13 September)
Social bubbles, visitors and staged return of education.

Metro Melbourne (28 September subject to trigger points and public health advice)
Social bubbles, phased return of some workforces and education.

Third Step
Regional Victoria (subject to trigger points and public health advice)
Increased reopening for sport, recreation, ceremonies and special occasions.

Metro Melbourne (26 October subject to trigger points and public health advice)
Major industries return, increased reopening for education, sport, recreation, ceremonies and special occasions.

Last Step
Statewide (23 November subject to trigger points and public health advice)
Increased numbers for gatherings and hospitality.

COVID Normal
Statewide (subject to trigger points and public health advice)
No restrictions for gatherings, visitors, hospitality or sport.

View the full statement and more information on roadmaps and industry restrictions, please click HERE.

Message from Gavin Wall, Australian Sailing Victorian Regional Manager

As of the 2nd of August 2020, Stage three (3) restrictions have been reintroduced for regional Victoria.

It is important to that Regional Victoria is still in a State of Emergency and Premier Daniel Andrews is telling Regional Victorians that there are only 4 reasons to be out:

  1. shopping for what you need – food and essential supplies
  2. medical, care or compassionate needs
  3. exercise in compliance with the public gathering requirements
  4. work and study if you cant work or learn remotely

View the full statement regarding sporting clubs and a sailing specific summary HERE.

Message from the Commodore (Friday, 31 July 2020)

Since last week we have seen significant increases in the number of cases of COVID-19 in Victoria, including Geelong and surrounding areas.

The Government has announced that the wearing of face masks is compulsory from 11.59pm on Sunday, 2 August 2020. Our staff who are working at the club have already commenced wearing a face mask, as have yard contractors and members working on boats in the yard.

Please ensure that you wear your face masks as per the Government’s regulation, including when you visit any area of the club.

The rapid increase in positive COVID-19 cases is most frustrating and alarming. Please be vigilant, tolerant, conservative and caring for each other, so that we can beat this pandemic sooner than later.

Message from the Commodore (Thursday, 9 July 2020)

The recent shutdown of Melbourne areas to Stage 3 COVID -19 restrictions is a timely reminder to those of us fortunate to reside outside the restricted areas that the coronavirus is ever present, remains virulent and has a strong capacity to be transmitted rapidly.

Please remain vigilant and keep yourself and those around you safe.

We are also thinking of our members who reside, work or operate a business within the Stage 3 restricted areas – please keep safe and connect with our club through the various Zoom based activities that we are conducting.

We are also thinking of our kindred clubs who have now had to revert back to the shutdown restrictions which we all endured at the outset of COVID-19.


To view the RGYC COVID-19 Safe Plan, please click HERE.

More Information:

Australian Sailing COVID-19 Information Hub


AIS Framework: Rebooting Sport in a COVID-19 Environment

Australian Government Department of Health Updates


Coronavirus Health Information Line: 1800 020 080

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636

Lifeline Australia: 13 11 14