Fostering the sport of sailing since 1859
        The Honourable Linda Dessau A.M Governor of Victoria
25 Eastern Beach Road Geelong Victoria Australia
Phone: 03 5229 3705 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Off The Beach (OTB) is the dinghy sailing section of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. It is run by a group of volunteers, parents and is supported by the staff and facilities of the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. OTB offers a safe and active environment for juniors, youth and adults to learn sailing in a variety of boats.


OTB includes all smaller sailboats that can launch off a ramp or beach including Opti's, Cadets, Pacers, Contenders, Tasars, 29ers, 49ers and Lasers, Fireballs, Impulse and OK dinghies. Throughout the Summer Season (October - April) there is junior, youth and mixed classes aggregate racing every Saturday. Winter racing is on every 2 to 3 weeks (June to August).


If you are sailing on your own boat at the Club, storage and lockers are available on application. We welcome all newcomers and RGYC Members to participate in sailing and social activities year round. For further information please contact RGYC on 5229 3705


OTB Chair  

Sue has chaired the OTB Working Group (OTB organizing group) for the last 2 years. Sue is a keen sailor, both keelboats and dinghies. 

In August 2017 Diarmuid McCoy will commence in this role. 

2Sue Harman    


OTB Winter Series

Sunday the 4th June 2017 was the first week of the Deakin University Winter series. Please see the Change to the Notice of Race, which displays the dates and entry method for the series.


The Club has six pacers available for hire to RGYC Members for a great rate of only $40 for the 5 x Sundays. If you need assistance in matching up with a skipper or crew please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Sailing & Boating Manager).


New entries and casual day entry forms are available at the RGYC office. These will need to be completed before 11:30am on Sunday to ensure your eligibility.


On water volunteers for the course boat and Eclipse are still required, if you are available please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..





Cadet Skipper/Crew Match Up

Cadet sailors looking for a new partener please inform This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include any preferences (eg. boy, girl, skipper, crew) and your future sailing intentions (eg. summer series, friday night training, regattas). Chris will provide your contact details to potential crew who been involved in RGYC Tackers and/or Green Fleet programs. 

Please be proactive in this process to engage and welcome new sailors and their families to the OTB community.  

OTB Boats For Sale

OTB Boats for Sale- Optimist AUS 695 Zoom


Upcoming Events

For upcoming events please visit our Royal Geelong Yacht Club Off the Beach Facebook page


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