Competitor Frequently Asked Questions

Boat Charter and Parts

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

They also sell spare parts -

Reserve your charter here or contact NB Sailsports at or +61 405 177 207.

Boat Repair 

Sail Melbourne recommends MB Marine Services - Shipwright & Repairs

Michael Bunyard for all your boat repairs.

+61 (0)415 669 440 or

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 and further information

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, Early Arrivals and Extended Stays

If you wish to have a container delivered, 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 -, 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

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

Para Classification will be held on Friday 29th November, details will be emailed to para class sailors. 


Inclusive Sailing Forum

An Inlcusive Sailing Forum will be held at the club on the evening of Friday 29th November.


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

Support Vessels

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

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-, 0418 240 313

There are no support vessel 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.

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 - , 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