The Generational Outreach and Access (GenOA) Committee is the latest initiative at RMYS. Targeted (But not restricted) to members aged 18-35+, this sub committee of member services has a mission to engage with younger members and improve access to facilities to appeal to new members through the following objectives:

– To organise events targeted to younger members.
– To facilitate connections between younger members and skippers or boats.
– To increase engagement between younger members and the club’s facilities.
– To include the perspective of younger members in club developments and opportunities

The GenOA’s meet on the last Friday of every month for a laid back and mainly social committee meeting followed by drinks in the Olympic Bar. There’s usually a theme so make sure to check back and see what antics they’ve been up to as they work.

Whats coming up with the GenOA Committee

Monthly Meeting!

Next Meeting: July 29, 2022

Christmas in July! More info to come…

Check out whats on the agenda here.

Join us for our monthly meeting on the final Friday of the month as we review the current committee activations while socialising at Olympic Bar. If you haven’t come along before and would like an introduction, please email Nadine, our committee chair, at

GenOA League Wrap Up

The Post Christmas Twilight Series saw the launch of the GenOA League. Created to encourage the clubs younger members onto different boats, teams with over 30% of their members under 35 were eligible for an additional weekly prize and get in the running for a seasonal trophy. It was great to see how many teams were entered and how competitive scooping up the under 35’s became!

What’s been happening lately with the GenOA Committee

The GenOA’s have been very busy of late, meeting twice in the last two weeks. First they met Friday November 26 for their November Committee Meeting, Second they met on Saturday December 4th for their White Party on the Pier.

The White Party was a great event for the GenOA’s, even with having to relocate into the yard due to inclement weather. With a turnout of approximately 50-55 attendees,  everyone getting to try some delicious Paella, and the event coming in well under budget, we can definitely consider this event a great success.

At their November committee meeting they were very busy with plans for the White Party, the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Interclub Youth Regatta, the Wednesday Twilight GenOA League, the Off the Beach GenOA Junior day and their new sustainability project.

Two key elements they would like to announce following this meeting are:

The GenOA Environmental Sustainability Project – Starting Jan 2022 new bins will be placed around the marina specifically for collecting Aluminum Beer and Soft Drink Cans. The collection of these cans is an endeavour to raise money for further environmental sustainability implementation around the club. Keep an eye out for these bins being posted at the main arm of the Marina with more details about the project being announced shortly.

The GenOA League – Running every second Wednesday Twilight in 2022, boats will be encouraged to ensure they have a minimum 30% members under 35 years old onboard to be eligible for an additional end of season trophy! More details to come.

Click here to check out the full minutes from this meeting.

If you have any questions about the GenOA Committee or are interested in joining please contact Committee Chair, Nadine Tabak, at

The GenOA committee is focused on having a no commitment entry requirement, however, encourages involvement at any level. If you are interested in getting to know more about the GenOA committee, contact the committee chair, Nadine Tabak on