Sailing Development Program

RS21 Member Series

The RS21 Member Series will kick off the Sailing Development Program’s events in October, November & December 2023. This series is all about getting a crew together on fun, easy-to-sail one-design keelboats, and enjoying an hour of short racing before heading back to the Members Bar for the Friday Member Draw.

The Notice of Race is available and you can submit your entry via the button below. The entry fee is $300 for the series including the charter of an RS21 for the series. That’s just $15 per sailor per race day!


Keelboat Learn to Sail Programs

Australian Sailing Start Crewing, Start Helming, and Start Skippering courses are expected to launch shortly through the RGYC Sailing Academy. Click here for more information.

Youth Development Squads

The RGYC Youth Development Squads are currently being developed, with the first key event being the VIC Sailing League – FINAL as part of the 2024 Festival of Sails.

We are now taking Expressions of Interest for the RGYC Youth Development Squads 2023 – 2024. For more information, contact Sailing & Boating Manager Drew Malcolm at [email protected].

Corporate Sailing

More information will be provided shortly. For Corporate Sailing opportunities, please contact Steve Hassell on (03) 5229 3705.

Community Programs

Partnering will local community groups, the Sailing Development Program will make sailing more accessible to non-sailors from within the Geelong and Bellarine communities.

For Community Program opportunities, please contact Steve Hassell on (03) 5229 3705.

RS21 Fleet

The RS21 One Design is a modern keelboat designed with corinthian racing at its heart – keelboat racing the RS way.

Finished and completed so you can enjoy close one-design sailing without the complex choices. The powerful rig and distinct chines are balanced by well-mannered boat handling and an ergonomic deck layout to ensure everyone sailing has a key role to play and yet ease of use.

For those passionate about our planet, the RS21 was developed with sustainability at the core of its design not only in terms of materials but also the carbon footprint of the supply chain, a reduction in single-use plastics and efficient logistics.

The RS21 International Class is going from strength to strength, with fleets growing over three continents and a national and international racing calendar that is escalating each year. Corinthian sailing, epicly close racing and a class built around removing the arms race, the RS21 is the future of keelboat racing and everything you’d expect from an RS racing class.