Competitor Frequently Asked Questions

What classes are at this year’s event?

Olympic Classes

  • Laser (Standard)
  • Laser (Radial)
  • 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 
  • International 420 Dinghy
  • International 29er
  • Nacra 15
  • Optimist (Open)
  • Optimist (Intermidate)
  • Open Bic (Open)
  • Minnow
  • Bic Techno
  • Hansa 303
  • IKA Kite Boarding (Foiling)
  • Sabres
  • Int Contender
  • Dragons
  • Etchells

When will entries open / Notice of Race (NoR) posted?

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

When will the Sailing Instructions (SIs) be made available?

Sail Melbourne International posted here approximately one week prior to the Event. 

How do I enter this year's event?

You can enter the event by clicking here.

What is the schedule of Racing?

The preliminary event schedule is available here. The full racing schedule will be made public in the Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race.

What is the 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.

Where is the Regatta Office and when is it open?

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. 

Where is registration on the first and second day located?

On the 28th and 29th November registrations will take place in the Bayview Room upstairs at RBYC.  Otherwise, all enquires and registrations shall be conducted out of the Jock Sturrock Centre.

Where is 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. 

Where do I park my boat?

All boats will be located in the Royal Brighton Yacht Club 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.

Can I leave my trailer on site?

Yes, 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.

Is their onsite car parking?

Yes, 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 without time limits.

What date can I arrive to the regatta site?

Please refer to the Preliminary Event Schedule for more information. 

Can I train from the venue before the regatta?

Yes, 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.

When can I remove my boat from the regatta site?

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.

What are the Local Accommodation options?

Information to come.

How do I get to the event by 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

Is there security at the event?

Yes, 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.   

Where do I leave my equipment 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. 

Where do I launch a coach boat?

Information to come.

Where do I berth a coach / support boat?

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.  I 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

Where do I berth a support boat?

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 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 ro register your support boat.

As a spectator, how can I watch the racing?

RBYC offers spectator watching via the break water.  It’s 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.  

I wish to locate the 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

Our team is bring an container to the event.

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

I wish to charter a RIB for Sail Melbourne or make my RIB avalaible 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.