Competitor Frequently Asked Questions

Boat classes -- what classes are at this year’s event?

Olympic Classes

  • Laser (Standard)
  • Finn
  • 470 (Men & Women)
  • 49er Men
  • 49er FX/FX Open
  • Nacra 17
  • RSX (9.5m2)
  • RSX (8.5m2)

Invited Classes

  • 2.4mR
  • Laser 4.7 
  • Laser Radial (Olympic / Invited) 
  • International 420 Dinghy
  • International 29er
  • Nacra 15
  • Optimist (Open)
  • Optimist (Intermidate)
  • Open Bic (Open)
  • Minnow
  • Bic Techno
  • IKA Kite Boarding (Foiling)
  • Sabres
  • Etchells

Boat departure / removal

Please refer to the Preliminary Event Schedule.  If wishing to stay longer after the event, please contact Royal Brighton Yacht Club Sailing Department – Dom Jackson  +61 3 9593 3092.

Boat Repair

Sail Melbourne recommends MB Marine Services- Shipwright & Repairs Michael Bunyard for all you boat repairs

0415 669 440 or [email protected]

Boat Parking

All boats will be located in the Royal Brighton Yacht Club, on the beach or on the south side of the club in designated council car park (temporary fencing will be placed in this along with overnight secure patrols). 

All boats are to be stored in their allocated location based on class.

Boat Trailer

There will be limited trailer storage available during the event at the 2nd/11th Brighton Scout Hall.  The scout hall is located 1.5km from the club, access road to the scout hall is opposite Were St, Brighton. If you go past Green Point you have gone too far.

With limited space at the scout hall we ask competitors to assist, if you are able to take trailers back home or to your accommodation the event appreciates your assistances.

We ask that you open and close the access gate to the scout hall access lane when you are coming and leaving the scout hall.  The gate will be open from 0830 hrs – 1700 hrs each day.  If you require access after hours please contact the regatta office to organise access.   Refer to map with the location of the trailer parking.

We ask for all competitors to assistances when leaving trailers at the scout hall that you please consider using the space wisely.

Please note the event does not take any responsibility for any trailers or equipment at the trailer or club location.   Equipment is at owns risk.  A map will be provide to all competitors when dropping off boats at RBYC.

Car parking

There is onsite paid car park available to competitors, volunteer 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. Please refer to map showing free car parking.

Charter RIB for Sail Melbourne or make RIB available for charter.

If you wish to charter a RIB or make your RIB avalaible for charter please register you interest via the online registration form.

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 International. Class Rep List

Peter Merritt
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0419 532 311

Bic Techno 293 and Plus
David Bell
Email: [email protected]
PH:  0423 733 061

Hansa 303/ Double
Bob Schahinger
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0429 043 045

Oliver Tweddell
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0435 500 491

Kate Goss
Email: [email protected]
PH : 0467 583 333

Xavier Vandame
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0438 051 466

Pete Laverty
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0421 467 553

Peter Warren
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0400 008 510

Int. 420
Barry Wilson
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0438 710 065

Nacra 15/ 17
Andy Cooley
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0408 031 275

Int. 29er
Angus Sprott
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0409 011 448

49 FX / FX Open 
Chris Manton
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0409 253 116

Marc Ablett
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0431 280 718

OK Dinghy
Mark Jackson
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0414 334 702

470 (Men & Women)
Will Ryan
Email: [email protected]
PH: 0412 588 728

Coach and Support Boat Registration

To gain access to the marina all support boats are required to be registered with the event.  Click here to register

Coach Boat / Support Boat berth

There is no support boat 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

Coach / Support Boat Ribs Launch locations 


Sail Melbourne is providing a solution for teams bring a container to Sail Melbourne.  Sail Melbourne asks all teams/competitors to contact Lesley Fasala at Australian Sailing.  E: [email protected] or 0412 502 395


You can enter the event by clicking here.

Equipment storage during the event

We encourage all participants to not leave 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 located at the Jock Sturrock Centre, open from 9am - 5pm (or 1 hour after the last race finishes for the day) for the duration of the event. 

Notice of Race (NOR) 

The Sail Melbourne NOR is available here.  You can either register via the newsletter signup or like us on Facebook to be informed of more updates.

Opening / Arrival Regatta Venue

Please refer to the Preliminary Event Schedule for more information. 

Para Classification

On the 12 December, 2018 classification will be avalaible to all Para competitors.  For an assessment we ask that you fill in the online booking for form, closer to the date an email will be sent to you to confirm your session time with Stehpen Wilson or Sarah Ross.  We ask that you bring any medicial or other relevant reports to the assessment.

Click Here>> Para Classification

Public transport

Brighton 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

Race documents

All race documents can be found here

Regatta Office and opening times

The Regatta Office will be located in the Jock Sturrock Centre on the south side of Royal Brighton Yacht Club. They will be open from 8.30am - 5pm (or 1 hour after the last race finishes for the day) from the 28th November to 3rd December. 


Head to the Regatta Office at the Jock Sturrock Centre to register. 

Sailing Instructions (Sls)

Sailing Instructions for 2018 Sail Melbourne International can be found here

Schedule of Racing

The preliminary event schedule is available here. For the full racing schedule see the Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race under Race documents here

Schedule of other events during the regatta

The preliminary event schedule is now available here, however to be kept up to date to changes and additions please subscribe to the event newsletter or follow us on Social Media.


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


RBYC offers spectator watching via the break water.  It is a 5 minute walk along the pier, which will take you to the break water.  Alternatively, viewing is available in the club house upstairs in the member’s lounge which is open to all guests during the regatta.  

Support boat - berth

All support boats 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 boats associated with the event need to register prior to the event.

This registration (including small fee) will provide you with competitor level access to the venue and berthing of your boat from Monday, 27 November at Royal Brighton Marina. 

For any berthing / access required outside of these dates, please arrange this directly with RBYC Sailing Departtment – Tom Jenkins Marina Manager - on +61 3 9593 0392. Click here to register your support boat.

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 Royal Brighton Yacht Club Sailing Department – Dom Jackson on +61 3 9593 3092.

Victorian Child Safety Polices by the host club.

All the policies on Child Safety can be located via the host club website - click here for more information on the policies