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Great results by Team MYC.
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All new members are invited to join us for breakfast to meet our Commodore, Committee & Staff Members for a casual introduction to the club.
Date: Saturday the 18th of February 2017 at 9.00am
Place: Harbour View Room, Mornington Yacht Club
Please R.S.V.P to:
Sarah by Wed 15th Feb ‘17
Tel: 5975 7001
Temp: Sunny and Warm
Wind Conditions: very Light to nil Northerly changing to a 30 knot South Wester.
No. of Entries: 40 boats ( 16 MYC )
Thank You: Steve Bardsley John Guest, Jon Phillips and Social Committee for making the Hobsons Bay members so welcome.
Div. 1 1st: PHS and AMS: Windsong - Jim Watson
Div.2 1st AMS Tonic - Ray Harvey PHS Licence to Chill - Jeff and Sheila Young
Click here for the MYC Long Distance Series results
Click Here for HBYC The Mornington Cup results.
Click Here for HBYC Photos from last year
What a great night by all reports and the pics from the deck below! Thank You Kevin Woolerton and Peter Sydes for the great photos. The results of the Twilight race as follows:
1st Friday Harbour - Kon Cili
2nd Times 'R' Tuff - John Underwood
3rd Sirocco - Barry Mills and Julia Barker
The Rocks Prize - Runamuck Jon Phillips and Jim Harris (2 sec)
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Our next Luncheon is Friday the 3rd of February at 12.00pm. Our special guest is Lisa Walton, Publisher of The Mornington Peninsula Magazine.
Lisa will be wonderful to listen to having been a publisher and in media for many years around Australia.
Please book below online or ring the MYC office 5975 7001
Hi Boat Owners,
Our MYC Yard team are currently organising Winter Storage for 2017 (May to the end of September 2017).
Invoices have been sent out to those of you that had storage last year. If you do not require a spot this year or are looking for a spot and have not received an invoice please can you let the office know email@example.com as soon as possible.
Payment is due by the 28th February to secure your spot and can be made online by logging onto to the members area click here and follow the instructions (your user name is your member number, the 4 digit number found on your invoice or statement and your password is your date of birth - ddmm).
For Keelboat owners please be aware of the following:
FOOD & DRINK - Please have your keytag ready to show
Please have your keytag handy when visiting the club as the Rocks staff will ask for you to show it when purchasing drinks and food over the bar to receive the member’s price. Our bar policy is to keep our prices approximately 10% below street prices.
The members bar is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You are also able to bring your own food to consume on the deck or members bar area & there are kitchen facilities in the Harbour View Room which can be used as long as the room isn’t privately booked out. We also have our new BBQ on the back deck for you to use. PLEASE NOTE: ALL ALCOHOL MUST BE PURCHASED FROM THE ROCKS (strictly NO BYO ALCOHOL due to licencing purposes).
BRINGING GUESTS TO THE CLUB
Please feel free to bring along guests to the club at any time - just sign them in at the entrance to the bar area & ask them to retain their docket as proof of signing in (this is a legal requirement). If you find that any of your guests visit more that 5 times in one season it is encouraged that they become a member.
Thank you for your co operation with these couple of club rules, it's very much appreciated - if you have any questions on these reminders please let the office know firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week, the Rotary Club of Mornington held their annual art show at the Peninsula Community Theatre. Mornington Rotary have been a long standing supporter of the MYC Sailability Program, recently funding the purchase of a new Hansa 3.03 sailing dinghy. In order to promote both their support for the program, and the program itself, the organisers of the art show displayed the recently purchased dinghy front and centre up on the theatre's stage. The boat looked fantastic sitting amongst all of the those works of art! Graeme Lyell, Sailability
Get ready to what should be an amazing afternoon and evening at MYC.
4pm - 7pm Mornington Australia Day festivities and Street parade with the MYC Float.
6pm - Twilight Race
9.15pm - Fireworks in Mornington Harbour
The Rocks are hosting an Australia Day Party on their side of the premises and members are welcome to purchase tickets for the Australia Day party from the Rocks. Click here for Rocks Party information.
In the MYC Harbour View Room, The Rocks have specially arranged for our members to be served from here the following menu.
For smooth running on the night we ask that you please pre-book if you wish to order the special menu via the Rocks Bar Tel: 5973 5599 by tomorrow (Wednesday 25th) lunchtime otherwise there will be limited servings and we don't want you to miss out!!
BBQ Chicken, Jus and Chips $20
BBQ Chicken, Jus, Pasta Salad and Chips $25
Bowl of Chips $5.50
Pasta Salad (includes cherry tomatoes, beetroot, radish, onion, mint, basil and aioli.)$15
PLEASE NOTE: The Rocks full menu is not available on this night, the only food available is as above.
Or BYO BBQ after the race on the Harcourts Back Deck!!! What a night it should be!!
On Thursday last week, our Sailability Program had the pleasure of hosting a special boating day for 8 children from The Children First Foundation. This is the Foundation that was previously linked with Moira Kelly, and is instrumental in bringing children to Australia for life changing surgery.
The kids had an absolutely fantastic time on the water, doing both sailing in the Hansa dinghies, as well “power boating” in Frosty. The children ranged in age from 10 to 16, and came from P N G, Tonga, Zambia, the Philippines, Indonesia and Palestine. Unfortunately, because of sensitivities, no photos are available.
It was such a happy and memorable experience for them, and Pat and Michelle their main carers.
Graeme Lyell, MYC Sailability
Flying Fifteens sailed 3 races in beautiful Summer SW 10-15 knot conditions
It was great to see the team of Ian Robbo Robertson and John Best back today after injury time.
Joe Etherson "Under The Pump" is winning the series convincingly with 2 first today.
Doug Bell on "Lean and Mean" has first today to stay in contention and second in the series.
It ws great to see Etchells and any boat will do skipper Graeme Alexander out there and Robert Kurz also on Cinderella.
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How beautiful are these restored doors and port holes by MYC member Steve.
Original Solid Teak from 1930's
Came off a "Fair Mile" (make of boat) from England
Any one interested to know more or buy, please contact Steve.
Steve Urbancic 0407807543.
Steve is a local and works for the Marine company Crib Point Engineering. he would love to see these doors stay on the Peninsula.
The south westerly stayed consistent at 10-15 knots all afternoon.
Results are really insignificant on days like this, as it is so nice on the course.
But...... well done to
1st Runamuk: John Phillips and Jim Harris
2nd Tub Thumper Anthony Creed and Geoffrey heard
3rd Sanjuro : Wayne Ross
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Click here for FULL Pic Gallery . (Sorry if pic not there but many snaps did not work)
Excerpts below from Festival of Sails , Lisa Ratcliffe
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Rex Gorell Rating Series division 1 & 2
Final points from Tuesday January 24 and the deciding three windward/leeward races in 20 knot sou’easters firmed Terra Firma as the Rex Gorell Land Rover Club Marine AMS division one victor (IRC) by one point. Only once did Nick Bartels’ Cookson 50 Terra Firma drop out of the top tier, after race six today, when they fell in behind Geoff Boettcher’s TP52 Secret Mens Business from Adelaide but still on equal points.
Second overall Geoff Boettcher’s Secret Men’s Business put up a great fight. “We had them on toast in the last race, then blew a tack line and it was all over. If we’d started the regatta and someone had said ‘would you guys take a second and walk away?’ we would have said no. Failure cost us the race. You can’t pick that, it just happens. “How close was it? It’s a great division,” Boettcher added.
Rating 2’s IRC results clearly belonged to Bruce McCraken’s Beneteau Ikon which has now won overall at Geelong at least three times.
Second by 10.5 points was Bruce Taylor’s Sydney 38 Chutzpah (VIC) and third was Shaun Tiedemann’s Sydney 36 Philosopher, a Tasmanian entry.
MYC results NIL
Gill Sports Boats
Julian Newton’s Thompson 8 Game On from South Australia went back-to-back in the Gill Sports Boat Series. They were challenged right to the end by the Viper 640 called Heat, skippered by 15 year-old Tyler Ratcliff, the youngest skipper at the regatta.
MYC results 6th KISS Greg Scherwinski
Cruising AMS division 1 & 2
It was hard to argue with Jon Lechte’s five firsts in five races with his Cookson 12 A Cunning Plan (SYC), winner of the Cruising AMS division 1 (AMS) from Jen and Brenton Carnell’s Phoenix.
EHC handicap winner of the Peroni Wolf Blass Cruising AMS division 2 was Paul and Angela Woodman’s Bavaria 44 Summer Wind from Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
MYC and SBSC's Peter Russell’s Sydney 36r Wild Goats won the AMS handicap top trophy.
Cruising Div. 1 AMS
4th Javelin M9 Mark Nicholson
13th Rogue M2 David Phillips
Cruising Div.2 AMS
1st Wild Goats M123 Peter Russell
12th Seduction M406 Richard Nichols
Club Marine cruising divisions 1,2,3, non-spinnaker, multihulls & classics
The largest contributor to the final fleet size, the good natured banter on the dock and the spectacle of the annual Festival of Sails hosted by the Royal Geelong Yacht Club are the cruising boats.
Grant Anderson’s Beneteau First 45 First Passion received the winner’s trophy in Club Marine Cruising spinnaker division 2. “Another fantastic regatta, it’s something we enjoy every year and to take out the division 2 this year is a great feeling. We had a great time and always enjoy the Festival of Sails,” the Sandringham Yacht Club skipper added.
Mark Hanlon’s Noelex 30 Maitresse performed the best in Cruising Spinnaker division 3 and Rick Blanck’s Beneteau Oceanis 34 Suri was declared winner of the Marina YE Cruising Non-Spinnaker after five races, four passage and one twilight race on Sunday afternoon.
Cruising Spinnaker Div.1 EHS
3rd Obsession 2999 Michael and Laurie White
19th Joker on Tour M1250 Grant Chipperfield
Cruising Spinnaker Div.2 EHS
27th Trim M27 Tony Grundy
Cruising Spinnaker Div.3 EHS
2nd Friday harbour B2911 Kon Cili
21st Windsong of Mornington M5 Jim Watson
3rd Beligerent M3100 Max and Bryn Lynch
4th Athena Ron Caddy
Final words from the Principal Race Officer Denis Thompson
“It’s been pretty interesting weather-wise and the event delivered on the last day with breeze, which will be the lasting memory for the sailors.
“We had a good traditional Passage Race that began in breeze and glassed out in the middle before the sea breeze came in, which turns the results upside down and is typical for passage racing, whether it’s the Sydney to Hobart of the Melbourne to Geelong.
“The light middle section of the series was good for the low handicap raters and then we had a perfect sailing breeze to finish.”
Dates for the future Festival of Sails have been locked in for the second last weekend in January. The 2018 edition will begin on January 20 and the core sailing component will end Tuesday 23.
Next year’s festival is an important milestone – the Sesquicentenary of the Melbourne to Geelong Passage Race, the foundation event upon which the Festival of Sails was born.
Who left their car in the yard last Sunday during the Lady Skippers Race and caused disruptions with boat parking?
Cars are not to be parked in the MYC yard without prior approval from the office or duty officer.
Especially on Race Days - Thursday, Saturday and Sundays.
The club is not liable for any damage to your vehicle when in the yard and is an inconvenience to other members.
The Seventh and Final Race and our Commodore won for the first time in 5 years on Capricious.
57 boats raced in the series and the winners were.
Thank You Race Volunteers and Thank You Harcourts Mornington
1st Capricious, Bill McDonald and Sheryl Schumacher
2nd Sundara, Johnathan and Annie Storm
3rd Fly By Night, George Bacon
Closest to the Pin 1 sec Anna Peter Delange
1st Apache Tony Donnellan and Scott White
2nd Beau Ciel, Terry and Alison Clough
3rd Jessie, Graeme Primlott, Nice dance Trevor Neate
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It is wonderful to see 11 boats racing on Sunday and to see Michelle Armstrong in her new boat Bald Eagle win the day. The Trailables achieved the top 3 results.
2nd Mixed Nuts Lisa o'Grady
3rd Tub Thumper Jackie Harrington
Click here for Race 2 Results
Click here for Race Series Results
Our MYC Youth Captains Ella Sharman and Alex Ferguson and their mates have organised
Friday Fun Nights – ‘intro to green fleet’ 4.30pm - 6.30pm
COST: Parents of kids sailing or finished Tackers 3 can buy a package of 6 Friday nights for $120 (if own boat.)
An additional $30 if require the use of a Club Opti,
6 sessions are flexible and can be used through out the entire season.
2 instructors are rostered on each night
* see note below regarding Membership requirements
TARGETING: Those that would like to start green fleet racing on Sundays.
WHEN: Fridays until daylight savings ends. It will never cancel – if too windy, do on shore sessions, or instructors take kids out in Feva’s
TO REGISTER and Pay: Please do so online by clicking here.
THE AIM: Just trying to build up confidence and ability and have fun sailing and join Team MYC on Sundays.
* NOTE: Those participating will need to be a junior members of the club. The cost is $55 for the remainder of 2016-2017. Please complete the application form. Click here
Any queries please contact Rod in the office on 59757001 or 0477522750
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