Wild swings on Day 4 of the Para Worlds Vigilance and strict observance was required on the fourth day of racing at the Para Worlds. With severe conditions forecast for the late afternoon, the race committee b...
AP over A, postponed
2nd December Twilight Postponed - come down for dinner in the marquee The Race Committee has decided to postpone the race to another day.

Come down for a twilight dinner in the marquee, the athletes may still be around. Enjoy the...
A bit windy on Day 3 of the Para Worlds Broken masts, collisions and a tough old day for the sailors at the Para Worlds, as Port Phillip showed its wild side on the third day of competition. A warm northerly b...
Para Worlds Day 2 - perfect conditions continue Melbourne’s run of perfect sailing conditions continued on the bay for races three and four of the Para World Sailing Championships. The breeze was generally southerly...

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Aussies and Brits shine in Melbourne sun

The first two races of the Para Worlds were run in perfect conditions yesterday. Winders were steady at around 10 knots, and as cloud cover cleared, all three course areas were bathed in sunshine. Great Britain's Megan Pascoe opened up a first day lead in the 2.4 mR, whilst Australian sailors top the billing in the SKUD18 and Sonar classes.

French Sonars out to make it three in a row at Para Worlds

s the final qualification regatta for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Sailing Competition the stakes could not be higher across the 2.4mR, SKUD18 and Sonar fleets sailing in Melbourne. If that was not enough to increase the intensity, the quest for World Championship glory and bragging rights heading into the Paralympic year ensures the pressure cooker is turned up another notch.

Follow all the action at the Para Worlds

Follow all the action at the Para Worlds... We'll post all the latest news (and the results) on the event website www.ifdsworlds2015.com - where you'll also find the event program so you know what's happening when. We'll also be posting updates on the Para World Sailing facebook page, tweeting from @ISAFupdates, and on Instagram using the hashtag #ParaWorldSailing.

Australians to spearhead the SKUD18 fleet at the Para Worlds

London 2012 Paralympic Games gold medallists Dan Fitzgibbon and Liesel Tesch (AUS) will spearhead the 18-boat SKUD18 fleet at the Para Worlds and come into the event on an unbeaten run. After a short break following London 2012 the pair were back in the SKUD18 at the 2014 World Championships in Nova Scotia, Canada where they took their first world title together.

Introducing Joao Pinto, one of the 2.4mR sailors at the Para Worlds

Joao Pinto (POR) will be one of those on the start line in the 2.4mR fleet at the Para Worlds. Watch his video blog!

2.4mR Para Worlds fleet set to be most decorated in Paralympic Sailing history

We areset to welcome a bumper 2.4mR fleet for the Para World Sailing Championships with 51 boats from 26 nations registered to compete. The list of sailors making their way to the Club is very much a who's who of the Paralympic sailing world.

Tripe & Onions and Steak & Mushrooms

Very light conditions again prevailed for the 4th heat of the Tripe & Onions and Steak & Mushroom Series.

Magical Mystery Tour Information night

Magical Mystery Tour Information Night: 4 December 2015
18:30 to 20:00 in the Committee Room
Mystery Tour dates are 2-9 Jan 2016

Lipton Regatta photos

Bernie Kaaks has now posted all of his photos from the Lipton Regatta on his flickr stream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/berniekaaks. If you would like a digital image or print, please contact Bernie at berniekaaks@bigpond.com

What a great Lipton Cup Regatta!

Bruce McCraken and his crew on Ikon took out the Lipton Cup for the second year running, at this weekend's Lipton Cup Regatta. Congratulations to Bruce, and all the other winners this weekend and big thank you to everyone who took part in a great weekend. Whether you were competing or volunteering - this regatta doesn't happen without you. We hope to see you all back here again next year!

Queenscliff Musical Festival

If you’re at a loose end during the last weekend in November, why not join the SS Rendezvous cruise to the Queenscliff Music Festival? Head down for some fabulous fun with other SS Rendezvous crews and enjoy music by such diverse talents as Augie March, Angus & Julia Stone, Hoodoo Gurus, Kate Miller-Heidke, Lior, John Williamson and many other Australian and international artists.

ORCV Stanley Cup

Many thanks to Ian Lewis, skipper of Blue Chip, for kindly writing the following story about the ORCV 2015 Stanley Race. Ian and the crew of Blue Chip achieved a podium finish of 3rd place in PHS and 6th in IRC and were the highest placed RYCV yacht in both these divisions, well done.

Notice to Competitors

Please check your Sailing Instructions!
We’d be disappointed to see any Royal’s yacht missing out on a trophy or being disqualified due to lack of attention to Sailing Instructions, but after a long, cold winter’s hibernation, it appears some skippers and crews have forgotten this important element of preparing for a race...

SS Rendezvous Online Entries

SS Rendezvous Online entries fixed

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The IFDS Worlds is now the Para World Sailing Championships

Did you know that in late November this year, the Club will be hosting the 2015 Para World Sailing Championship? You'll have heard all about the IFDS Worlds, right? Well, the IFDS Worlds has updated its name to the Para World Sailing Championship, following the merger of the IFDS into ISAF. Same regatta, different name!

Social Calendar - Updated

Here's the social calendar for the rest of 2015. Keep an eye out for more information closer to the event. And remember, all dates remain subject to change. The House and Social Committee will update the calendar regularly. For more information, or to make a booking, call or email the office.

Review of the Club's rules

Members are invited to take an active interest in the most fundamental review of the Club’s rules in living memory. The General Committee is intending to modernise and update its Governance with rules that are easily understood and promote members rights and democratic control of their Club. This review is an opportunity for members to have a say in how their Club’s governance can be improved.
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