GTYC Club Racing General Information

Two Noelex 25s approaching MarkGTYC Club Racing is a friendly competition that sees owners and crews learn from each other and improve their skills to get the best out of their boats.  The Handicap system allows for different boats to compete together on a levelled basis so everyone has a chance of winning if they sail their boat well.

Crew Opportunities

Visitors and New members are always welcome at GTYC and you don’t need to own a boat to get involved!  Existing members are often seeking additional crew, especially for club racing.  Crewing for other members is a great way to get involved in sailing and all it costs is a crew membership at GTYC.  You can come and try sailing for free any time and sail up to 3 races before being required to become a member.  Let us know if you are coming down for a sail so we can make sure we have a boat for you to sail on.

If you are looking to purchase a trailable yacht, why not come down and sail with some other boat owners to try different boats.  It might help you find the boat that’s just right for you.

Summer Series

  • Generally 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month from October to May (See Calendar for full list of dates)
  • Generally a Morning race (Short Series) and afternoon race (Summer Series) each race day
  • Social lunch at the club Rotunda in between races
  • Variety of different trailable yachts participate in two divisions (based on handicaps)
  • Courses are provided at briefing before each race
  • Courses are set using existing Club marks and laid buoys within Corio Bay
  • Races generally start and finish in proximity of the St Helens Marina

Winter Series

  • Generally 1st and 3rd Sundays of the month May to September (See Calendar for full list of dates)
  • Providing year round sailing opportunities
  • One race each race day
  • Courses are provided at briefing before each race
  • Courses are set using existing Club marks and laid buoys within Corio Bay
  • Races generally start and finish in proximity of the St Helens Marina
  • There is some great sailing to be had in Winter

Special GTYC Races

GTYC Host four special races each year.  These races are over extended courses providing new and challenging sailing opportunities and development of navigation skills.  See the Links below for further details:

Q2G Queenscliff to Geelong

Arthur the Great

Cluster Cup

Steamboat Cup

Traveller Series

Each year there is a Traveller Series which provides a great opportunity to do what trailable yachts do so well… travel!

The 2013-14 Traveller Series includes 6 regattas across the state including our own Q2G Race.  See the Yachting Victoria Website for further details.

These great regattas provide an opportunity to sail in larger fleets and meet other trailer sailor enthusiasts from all over the place.  There is usually a few members from GTYC that are keen to go so if you can’t get a full crew for these races, join with others that are going.

Rescue Boat

The GTYC “Even Keel” rescue boat is always on the water for support during club races

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