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Good news with the COVID-19 restrictions being lifted Wednesday night we can proceed with the Sonata and Ultimate Regatta on Saturday and Sunday the 20th and 21st of February 2021.

For those interested and last minute entries the Notice of Race and Entry Form are available below:



Entry Form


Sailing Instructions



COVID requirement:

a. Do not compete if you have symptoms, are awaiting for test results or have had contact with a known infected person

b. Wear masks wherever possible

c. Maintain social distancing wherever possible

d. Utilise hand sanitising agent in the vicinity of the clubhouse

Hi everyone. This is a brief report about what your Committee has been doing on your behalf.


Seniors Sailing: GTYC conducted a very successful Seniors Sailing day on October 20, as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival. The event is funded by the City of Greater Geelong. Thirty three seniors attended, each spending about three quarters of an hour on one or other of the six yachts volunteered by members, two sessions: 1:30 to 2:30 and 2:30 to 3:30. We were extremely lucky that Dolphins decided to travel with the boats for the 1:30 – 2:30 session, to the delight of those on the water at the time. Everyone enjoyed the sailing immensely and four have applied for Social Membership with the Club. Thanks to all those who assisted.


Clubhouse progress:  Work continues on the modifications to the transportable building. Thus far, power has been connected and lighting and air conditioning are now operational. Current activity is on the deck and steps at the northern end. The attached photo shows progress as of yesterday. Remaining are the deck railing, replacement of the door (east side) and the roller door  (southern end) by windows and doors respectively and the ramp at the southern end. No firm date for occupation but getting close.


Pelican Race Geelong: Yesterday, we conducted the Pelican Race Geelong, our “signature” race for the year. It is one of the six Traveller Series events, where each of six trailable yacht clubs run a race at their home waters. Our event was quite successful, attracting 16 entries, down from 26 last year. Unfortunately, we had to postpone from Saturday due to foul wind and weather and we lost a few entries as a result. However, wind and weather were good for Sunday.


Regattas: We are growing in popularity for trailable yacht regattas which will be greatly enhanced once we are in the new Clubhouse. Between now and the end of February, we will be hosting regattas for Hartley 18/21, Sunmaid/Sunbird, Ultimate, Sonata and Jubilee classes. Apart from being lots of fun (and a bit of work), these are quite lucrative for the Club. We will be asking for volunteers to assist closer to the dates.


The next Social event will be the Christmas Party, Saturday December 7.


All the best,


Secretary, GTYC


GTYC Opening Day and Seniors Sailing has been rescheduled for this SATURDAY 8th October instead of Sunday due to another strong wind forecast for Sunday.

10:00 AM Briefing/sign-on in the car park
10:00 AM Sailpast
11:00 AM Sternchaser – First boat
12:15 PM BBQ (BYO) lunch near Coast Guard
1:30 PM Seniors Sailing

Please bring your boat down and support the Senior’s Sailing afternoon. We have many Seniors registered and the more boats we have, the easier it will be to get everyone out for a sail.

We generally pick up new members from Senior Sailing days so this is an important event for our club and its future.


The 2016 Q2G race is to be sailed on Sunday 30th October.  Notice of Race now available from the Q2G page

New in 2016: Pre-race Social Gathering and Dinner in Queenscliff on the Saturday Night (29th October).  All GTYC members encouraged to attend the social gathering, whether participating in the race or not.

A new Facebook page has been created for GTYC.  This is a great new place to share photos and post questions and comments.

Like us on Facebook to keep up to date with the latest GTYC news and events.

For details of the GTYC Try Sailing Day on Australia Day (26th January 2014), please open the flyer link below:
Try Sailing Day Flyer