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RBYC telephone: + 91-22-2202-1880
Created on Feb 12, 2000.


You will find Seabirds, Lightning's, J24, Lasers, Enterprise, Cadets, Optimist, Boards, and an occasional 470 / Fireball / Soling, sailing in Mumbai harbour. Dingy sailing is very popular. The sailing season lasts from mid-November till mid-May.

Every Saturday afternoon there are season-point-handicap races. Usually on Sundays there are cup races. There at least 2 to 3 major regattas held during the entire season, off Mumbai waters. There are daily races during the end-of-season-week.

There are 3 sailing clubs in Mumbai-- the biggest being the Royal Bombay Yacht Club (RBYC). This is a good social club with all facilities, including a bar, dining, restaurant and sailing. It is located near the Gateway of India at Colaba. The club accepts guest members.

The other two sailing clubs are the Colaba Sailing Club and the Bombay Sailing Association. Both have offices at RBYC. The Bombay Sailing Association has a very good club house across the Bombay harbor and reservations are needed by members to spend a night at that club house. These clubs own boats which can be rented at nominal fee by the members.