RGYC Marina Receives International Environmental Award
The Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) has been designated as a ‘Clean Marina Level 3’ through an international program that aims to reduce water pollution associated with boating/marina facilities in Australian waters.
The International Clean Marinas program is a voluntary accreditation system for marinas, yacht and boat clubs, slipways, boatyards and associated industry operators. Level 3 accreditation requires a marina to demonstrate environmental best practice through a comprehensive process that is independently audited.
RGYC to host 2022 Fireball Worlds
Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) has won its bid to host a prestigious major international sailing event in 2022 - the annual Fireball World Championship.
The two person ‘off the beach’ racing series has only been held in Australia six times since its inception in 1966 and was last held in Australia in 2012.
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.
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.