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Boat Charter and Parts
Boat Repair
Boat Park Precinct 
Boat Trailer - Off-Site Storage
Car Parking
Class Reps
Competitor Registration
Containers
Early Arrivals and Extended Stays
Equipment Storage during the event
First Aid
Opening / Arrival Regatta Venue

Overnight Security
Para Classification
Para Sailing Forum
Public Transport
Regatta Office and Opening Times
Support Vessels
Training at the venue before the regatta
Victorian Child Safety Policies by the host club.

 

 

Boat Charter and Parts

NB Sailsports are chartering Optimists, ILCA, 29er and Coach RIBs

They also sell spare parts - nbsailsports.com.au

Reserve your charter here or contact NB Sailsports at charters@nbsailsports.com.au or +61 405 177 207.

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Boat Repair 

Sail Melbourne recommends MB Marine Services - Shipwright & Repairs

Michael Bunyard for all your boat repairs.

+61 (0)415 669 440 or Michaelbunyard@hotmail.com.

 


 

Boat Park Precinct

All boats will be located in the Royal Brighton Yacht Club. All boats are to be stored in their allocated location based on class.

 


 

Boat Trailer - Off-Site Storage

Due to site restrictions, Royal Brighton Yacht Club is unable to store trailers onsite.

There will be limited paid offsite trailer storage available during the event - Bookings Available Soon. .

 


 

Car Parking

There is onsite paid car park available to competitors, volunteers and support personal, please note this area has a maximum time limit up to four (4) hours.

Free car parking is located on the side streets around Royal Brighton Yacht Club with and without time limits. 

Click here to view map.

 


 

Class Reps

Class Rep will be the person to contact if you have questions about your class whilst you're a competitor at Sail Melbourne. More information coming soon.

 


 

Competitor Registration

Competitors are not required to check in, in person onsite. Prior to the event you will be sent an email asking you to confirm your registration details. Following this all competitors will be required to sign on and off daily via online form. More details regarding the process will be shared as we get closer to the regatta. 

 


 

Containers

Details regarding arranging container arrival and departure will be provided shortly

 


 

Early Arrivals and Extended Stays

If you wish to arrive early or extended your stay at the club before or after Sail Melbourne please contact the Sailing Office at RBYC to ensure they can accommodate your stay.

RBYC Boating Manager -  Colin Burgess -  boatingmanager@rbyc.org.au, 0418 240 313.

 


 

Equipment Storage during the event

We encourage all participants to not leave the property unsecured during the event, anything left on site will be at your own risk

 


 

First Aid

First aid facility will be located at the Regatta Office at RBYC.

 


 

Opening / Arrival Regatta Venue

Event Schedule Coming Soon

 


 

Overnight Security

The host clubs will be organising nightly patrols, the responsibility remains with every individual to ensure that their property is safe and secure when they are not there.   

 


 

Para Classification

No Para Classification will be held in November. For sailors who need classification prior to the event please contact lesley.fasala@sailing.org.au. Para Classification will return at Sail Melbourne in 2024. 

 


 

Para Sailing Forum

Details regarding the Para Sailing Forum Coming Soon. .

 


 

Public Transport

RYBC is well serviced by all sorts of public transport including various Bus Services and the Train (Sandringham Line). For detailed timetable and schedule information, please visit www.ptv.gov.au.

 


 

Regatta Office and Opening Times

The Regatta Office will be located on the city side of Royal Brighton Yacht Club. The office schedule will be available in due course. . 

 


 

Support Vessels

To gain access to the marina all support vessels are required to be registered with the event via the online form HERE

All support vessels are critical to the safe delivery of the regatta and in the case of emergency are important parts of on-water safety.  For this reason, all support vessels associated with the event need to register prior to the event.

This registration will provide you with competitor level access to the venue and berthing of your boat during the regatta.

For any berthing/access required outside of the dates of the event, please arrange this directly with RBYC Boating Manager. Colin Burgess-  boatingmanager@rbyc.org.au, 0418 240 313

There is no support vessels launching facilities at the venue.  The first option is 4.4km north of the venue at St Kilda Marina where there is full service marina / boating facility including public launching ramps and re-fuelling.

Option 1 - St Kilda Marina

The second option is 1.6km north of the venue.  We would only recommend small to medium RIB’s at this location.  All day paid trailer parking is available at this location.  Refer to maps.

Second Option – Elwood Boat Ramp at the end of North Rd. This ramp is unsuitable in strong westerly winds.

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Training at the venue before the regatta

You can train and sail out of the venue.  If arriving in Melbourne to train before this date (refer to the Preliminary Event Schedule) please contact:

RBYC Boating Manager, Colin Burgess -  boatingmanager@rbyc.org.au , 0418 240 313.

 


 

Victorian Child Safety Policies by the host club

All the policies on Child Safety can be located via the host clubs website:

 Click here for more information on the policies

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