A BIG THANKS to everyone that helped this weekend. Click here to see the full gallery (thank you Sonja for the great photos!)
Since snapping my Achilles tendon 9 weeks ago, I’ve been unable to work on our yacht Sundara, but with much appreciated help from Justin Squire and Bill Bennett, we were ready for crane day.
Annie and I would also like to say a big thanks to Justin and Bill, along with Tim O’Grady, Laurie & Mike White, Lazy and all the other MYC members that made the launch possible. Hopefully I will be back sailing in another month. Annie is also looking forward to testing the new champagne seats that Bill and Justin installed, so look out Thursday Nights!
Thanks again everyone!
Thanks and cheers
Jonathon & Annie Storm
Sail Country Early Bird Closes TODAY click here for info
The History of the Mornington Yacht Club will be officially launched at the clubs 72nd Opening party on Friday 20 October. This publication is a must for all past and present members, as well as for members of the public interested in yachting in the Mornington area. The book of some 300 pages covers the history of the Club from its foundation in 1946 until the 2016 sailing season. In addition there is an introductory section covering the period from the 1880's until the Second World War when the classic yachts from the City clubs visited Mornington frequently for Regatta's.
The Club over its 70 year history has seen members win world, Australian and State Championships as well as major ocean races both in Australia and overseas. The book records these events as well as our local Club Championships. There are over 800 individual names recorded in the index.
Prices for the book are as follows;
Soft cover edition $50
Hard cover edition tba
Pre-Purchase now by clicking here.
On the night we plan to auction a limited edition hardcover of the book which has been signed by all living Commodore's of the Club. If you are unable to attend the function on the 20th and would like to bid for this Limited Addition copy you can lodge your bid with the office.
After the success of the 70th Year Soiree MYC is back and hosting its second BIG SOIREE
The Beatles White Party
Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7pm till Midnight
Includes six food stations catered by The Rocks
Welcome Cocktail and drinks (excluding spirits)
Live entertainment by The Rubber Soul plus solo guitarist
Family and Friends Welcome
Book Online Now or ring 59757001
EARLYBIRD TICKETS $135 pp (until 30 Nov 2017), $145 (From 1 December 2017)
A day of Food, Fun, Fashion & Prizes.
$75 pp Bubbles and 2 course lunch.
Served canape style @
Served alternate @
Across the 2017-2018 season there will be Optimist training available to all MYC Sailors with their own boats, on Sunday afternoons.
Provided by our Club Optimist Coach Mel Hitchen-Haw these sessions will be from 1pm- 3:30pm at the cost of $25 per sailor. The first session will be on Opening Day, the 22 of October, the last session before Christmas is the 17th of December. After the Christmas break training will start again on the 21st of January and run through to the 4th of April. You are able to book each session individually as fits your needs.
This training is first in best dressed as there are a limited number of sports available based on the interest already shown. If there is high demand for training, additional coaches can be sourced and additional spaces made to accommodate all sailors in TeamMYC.
We encourage everyone from Green fleet through to AOST to join in and learn some fun skills with friends down at MYC.
We look forward to seeing everyone throughout the season around the club, racing and training with mates.
Click here for the link to book your session
The club thanks the donors for their generous support for our Pet Day which was held on the 27th of September:
MT MARTHA VETERINARY CLINIC - 100 dog leashes 7 a box of food measuring cups
BUNNINGS MORNINGTON - $20 x 3 vouchers & 100 pairs of gardening gloves
CHEMIST DISCOUNT BENTONS SQUARE - a variety of persona gifts
PET BARN MORNINGTON - a large fish tank
PET STOCK MORNINGTON - a bag of dog goodies
GAVIN WAYLIE - orchardist - x boxes of apples
LEISURE PETS MORNINGTON - pet food
ANIMAL REHABILITATION CENTRE - 2 x gift vouchers to the value of $40
THANK YOU!!! you made our day :)
The Australian Optimist Girls Squad (team of 5 sailors) competed in the Stack Winter Championships Regatta at Murrays Bay Yacht Club in New Zealand over the weekend.
A gig congratulations goes to MYC member Sophie McKenzie who in a 55 boat fleet finished in 11th place overall and 2nd girl!
The Australian girls took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed girls at the regatta. Queensland Opti sailor Blake Wilson took out first place overall, coming off her first place at NSW Youths Regatta last weekend.
Photo Bridget Conrad(NSW) 1st girl, Sophie McKenzie 2nd girl, Anna Cripsey(Vic) 3rd girl
Rod you were one of a kind
Quick witted with a good strong mind
A sense of humour and lots of style
You won’t be forgotten for a very long while.
We will miss that cheeky smile
A person who always went the extra mile
You were the best man to have at the helm
MYC was certainly your realm
It is very sad to see you go
the knowledge lost
is quite a blow
To those who must now fill your shoes.
Goodbye Rod and good luck for the future from
all the friends you have left behind at Mornington Yacht Club!
MYC will commence hosting a couple of small member forums as part of a Strategic Planning Review
The club would like to know what you you like/do not like about the club now and how you see the club in the future from Membership, Sailing, Facilities etc...
The groups will be limited to 25 members per session and the first is to be held:
Gather a crowd and book tickets as we go from seaside to trackside
Mornington Racecourse December 8th.
BOOK FAST as tickets are limted
All inclusive entry, carparking, food, drinks and formalities
Socialise , celbrate or event host the office party with us.
DONT MISS THIS AMAZING EVENT
Book ONLINE or on 03 59757001
Mornington YC is proud to be hosting the 2018 Flying Fifteen Australian Championships.
We have opened the Official Regatta Headquarters site where you will find videos, information on the event, NoR, online entry and more.
Head over to the Regatta HQ here
Regatta proudly sponsored by
Date Tuesday 24th October 6 pm with a 6.30 start - 7.30 pm
Ronstan has been as strong supporter to the local sailing community.
If you’d like to hear of Ronstan’s journey from commencement in 1953 in Sandringham through to today, please join Timothy Melville and Steve Brayshaw at MYC on Tuesday 24th October 6pm for 6.30 start.
Overview will include Ronstan’s heritage, an overview of sailing, industrial and architectural markets, our three manufacturing plants and snapshot of many new products, an update on the Ronstan Band … and together with Sport Phillip , there may even be a deal that’s too good to miss.
Please rsvp to Sarah
...is just around the corner! So get in quick or you'll miss out on a
fantastic night of Spanish food, wine and music.
Saturday 28th of October @ 7pm.
Includes - Sangria on arrival, 4 course meal (communal dinning)
Live Entertainment with our latin quartet & hosted by our very own Fransisco Lotitos.
If you enjoyed Big Italian Night, you'll love Latin Night at The Rocks @ MYC.
$95 pp (MYC members discount applies)
(Limited tickets so book now 5973 5599)
Click here for Rocks full Newsletter
Naturally Thai by Chef Roong
4 courses from the North, South, East and West of Thailand
Cheeky demonstration of red curry paste and the famous Chiang Mai curry Khao soi gai.
A very special night at The Moorings @ MYC.
4 courses for $55 per person . Drinks on sale at the Members Bar.
Book a ticket today as it will be a sell out for sure!
Book Now by clicking here.
Friday 20th October 7pm till late
Come and experience the Rocks famous "Timpano"
GREAT FOOD! - LIVE ENTERTAINMENT! - GREAT FUN!
$50pp which includes:
• Drink on arrival, roaming canapes including the Rock famous "Timpano"
• Book Lauch – "70 Years of Sailing at Mornington" by Stuart Gooley
• Dress: Semi Formal with a touch of YELLOW AND BLACK.
BOOK NOW ONLINE or via the MYC office tel: 5975 7001 or email: email@example.com
Can you believe Opening day is just around the corner? Here is your guide for the Season's Opening weekend.
Friday 20th October - Get Ready to party!!!
Saturday 21st October SAILING and Sausage Sizzle Commences!!
Sunday 22nd October - Official Opening of the Season!
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