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The MYC kids have been preparing a float for the Australia Day Parade on Main Street, Mornington. (See Photos)
They have had a lot of fun decorating the float and I can not wait to see the final version!
If you would like to join in on the parade please come along.
ALL ARE WELCOME… Kids, Mums, Dads, Grandparents…the more the merrier!
We will be meeting at MYC at 3:00pm on Friday, 26 January to prepare the float and brief all. If you can please wear the yacht club colours or something nautical that would be great.
Plan is to leave MYC at 3:45pm to arrive at Barkly Street no later than 4:15pm.
For further details contact Bret (0411 875 502).
Our sponsor - Karcher are offering all MYC member's fantastic discounts on their products. Please see below for a couple of examples and click here for the full listing.
You do need to be a MYC member and we will do a bulk order - please let the office know of any interest
(ps -the office girls have bought the SC3 Steam Cleaners and love them!!!)
K2 Compact Plus Home Pressure Washer Retail $229 - MYC Member price $106.18!!!
SC3 Steam Cleaner Retail $349 - MYC Member price $162.11!!!
WD4 Premium Wet/Dry Retail $249 - MYC Member price $137.03!!!
An order will be placed on Friday 19th of January - please let the office know if you are interested Tel: 5975 7001
Available from the office call: 5975 7001 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your copy now!
Now that your Christmas and New Years Celebrations are over it is time to book your next BIG Social Night......Come along to our "Beetles White Party"!!! Book now - ONLY 7 weeks to go!
The Beatles White Party
Saturday 3rd March 2018, 7pm till Midnight
Book Online Now or call 5975 7001
MYC Member price $145 per ticket (includes food / drinks all night and fantastic entertainment!!!)
Non Member price $155 per ticket (includes food / drinks all night and fantastic entertainment!!!)
The Rocks hours on Australia Day:
Opening from 12noon for lunch & dinner
Please note: The dinner menu will be limited
BIG ITALIAN NIGHT
A feast to remember with a banquet of Italian food prepared & showcased by our talented chefs at The Rocks, Italian music by Sergio Ercole & The Bella Ciao band & lots of laughs with Frank Lotito
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Chicken Cacciatore with Olives, Tomato served on
Steamed Brown Rice $25
Gnocchi Napoli, Heirloom Tomato and Basil
$22 (Gluten Free)
The mid week Sailability Program which runs each Wednesday and Friday is in need of volunteers in particular sailing members. On average we have some 25+ people using this program each sailing day.
We have seven yachts and on occasion we find we can only get five on the water being short on sailors.
If you feel you would like to get involved in our program and join our friendly team.
Please contact either:
Noel Heyes 0418 686 571 or Graeme Lyell 0411 514 781 - We would love to hear from you!
With the demise of the popular Lidgett Trophy, many have discussed a possible successor. At the same time many have aspired to improve our conversion from Tackers, and other
Learn to Sail programs, into life long sailing.
Australian Sailing has specifically asked Mornington Yacht Club to start off, establishing a Junior Carnival to meet these aims. The key as we envisage it, with these young sailors, is social and fun. They have asked us, partly due to our success with the Optis in the past, plus our focus on fun and participation as seen with Friday Fun.
We need your support for this new carnival in its infancy. The Lidgett Trophy deserved respect and sentiment. Our aim is to establish something that can continue for many more years for the benefit of all. This carnival though will be focused on just the more junior sailors, so different from the Lidgett. By focusing on the more junior ones it presents some challenges. So to give you an idea of our intentions:
So we need your help. Big boats are racing to Hobson’s Bay that weekend. We have brought the start time earlier to 9 am to try and free up the yard. It would be great if as many TYs as possible could stay in the water after Thursday night’s race. On Sunday it is only the older kids sailing Schnapper Point sailing. We will need some co-operation both ways with yard Sunday afternoon and some marshals to help it go smoothly. Helpers Saturday morning for off loading arriving boats would also be great.
Of course the BBQ will run as usual, but they will need assistance, and we need some sandwich makers. This is where the fundraising happens.
Our biggest challenge is on the Friday and Monday moving plastic colorful Optis around the city and peninsula.
Then there is the usual race management, and safety boats.
This is all about promoting the future of our sport,
Please let us know if you can help
Hart Marine is a leader within the marine manufacturing industry. We are a family owned marine building business renowned for our construction of innovative Pilot Vessels. We are located in Mornington and are currently seeking energetic and passionate people to join our growing team.
We are looking for several experienced and qualified Boat Builders and Apprentices (junior/mature aged) to join our team. You will be a team player and be able to commit to a full-time position.
To be considered for the Boat Builder position, you will:
If you are interested, please email your resume and a cover letter (highlighting the position you are applying for) to email@example.com
If you require any further information, please call our HR Administrator, Shannon Gray on 03 5975 5622
The Special Sailing Instructions for the 'Kids Sail Keel Boats Race have now been released. They can be found under the Sailing heading on the website (Special Sailing Instructions sub-heading) or, you can just click here.
Click here for some AMAZING photos of MAPFRE powering into Mornington on her way to Hong Kong on the 2nd of Jan 18 at the beginning of leg 4.
Sophie sends her shout out to all the people who came to see them as they swept past Schnapper Point!
We had a fantastic turn out for the first session of 2018! To all those recently added to this group - WELCOME!!! More information about Friday Fun & Ella's Fun Coaching can be found on the MYC website (http://www.morningtonyc.net.au/ellas-fun-coaching.html)
Click here to see more great photos!
Declaration of a no go zone - click here
Great to see you on the water last Friday! I have attached some photos of the day - click here
This is largely intended for all those who have completed Tackers 3 and would like a bit more practice or guidance in a fun environment before starting green fleet racing. As you have probably figured out by now, having Ella and Alex on the water during Friday Fun is of great benefit to the new juniors.
History - It was originally setup that those being looked after by the instructors prepaid for six sessions ($120). Payment was made directly with the club office and an online registration form was completed. It essentially covered the cost of the boats and instructors, and, addressed safety matters. Not all were aware of this and confusion reigned.
Moving Forward - To remove the confusion of what Friday Fun is for the more experienced youth (which is possibly described as unsupervised sailing) as opposed to this group who would prefer having an instructor, for the reasons mentioned, we are introducing Ella's Fun Coaching during Friday Fun @ $20 a session. If you have already paid for a six session block don't panic, the unused amount will go towards Ella's Fun Coaching. Our plan is to make sure an Instructor (Ella and/or other Instructors) are always present and providing activities that are fun and build confidence. Sessions will continue on bad weather days with theory based coaching.
The MYC website will soon be updated and you will see Ella's Fun Coaching as a dedicated area where you can get more information, register and pay.
Most important is we have fun, this is a great chance for our kids to build new relationships that we hope last a lifetime because of their respect for each other and the love of sailing. To that, we will be encouraging the parents to get involved. Some have suggested having a BBQ at the end of each session. If you have any thoughts or feedback please feel free to speak up.
A Final Word - As you may appreciate much of the effort that goes into these initiatives are by volunteers. We don't always get it right but at the core is a best intention. I hope to be getting another email out this week with some more detail but please feel free to call me for more information.
If there are others that you know and who you think would like to be included please advise me...we will add them to the list.
This week we have colour in our photos - thanks Sonja! click here for more
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