With only 8 weeks until slipping day, we are busy getting the yard organised for summer storage. At this stage it is looking chock-a-block, and we will do our best to fit everyone in, however priority will need to be given to those that participate in club racing. Please contact the office to organise payment if not done so already. Many thanks.
Congratulations to Andrew Young, our new Commodore and to Greg his past 3 years as Commodore
Thank you to everyone who attended our AGM on Sunday, it was great to see some faces that we haven't seen around the place in a while! I think you'll all agree that it went very smoothly and efficiently, lasting only 20 minutes!
Congratulations to our new Commodore Andrew Young, to our new Rear CommodoreTrevor Neate, to the rest of the board members who are all continuing on and to our new addition Ben Jones who will be representing Training & Development on the board.
We are in safe hands and look forwards to a great season!!
From our MYC Team...
“It was an incredible event we’ve had so much fun and learnt more than we could put into a post. We’re extremely grateful for the clubs generous support and would like to thank everyone that’s got us here. It’s been an opportunity that we’ve loved every minute of. We had a score card that we felt didn’t reflect our moments of glory, we lead in places and rounded marks in first position time and time again. With little things letting us down, we’re already looking ahead to see what’s next. Sailing in this format has been invaluable in our development as sailors and has complemented our individual Olympic ambitions and campaigns. We’re feeling extremely privileged to represent our wonderful club on the world stage and can’t wait to do it again in the future.
“We arrived In Travemunde to a cultural experience with the beautiful port side coastal town welcoming us with warm breezes and a wonderful atmosphere coupled with terrific architecture filling us with excitement for the first day of racing.”
“The first day was due to missed trains in Germany together with injury, bad weather & Covid in AUS as well as individual summer & European sailing campaigns also our first day as a team on the J70. Embarrassingly we didn’t realise the start gun had gone in the first race but we weren’t the only ones half the fleet weren’t on the line. See the photo reference 🤪. At least we’d pulled the kite up and down, gybed the boat and tacked, we were ready ! Quickly the jib was unfurled and off to it we made the top mark in a acceptable 6th and crossed line after a sneaky goose winged spinnaker as pictured in a respectable 6th.
What we quickly discovered was although our opposition was friendly on the ride out to the course they also were professional sailors most campaigning full time Olympians and keel boat sailors there was no shortage of talent to be inspired by, not to worry we were confident in our ability and when able to start well we could lead with appropriate speed despite being almost 80kg underweight with combined crew weight !
The results we had were a roller coaster but we embraced and adapted to what came our way and took every result and action as a learning opportunity keeping a positive and open mindset through out.
We hope you enjoyed our recap on what was 4 days of sailing we won't forget.
Yours in Sailing,
James, Lily, Matilda & Jack."
Matilda and Lily continue on there European sailing adventures heading to Italy for the 49er Fx Junior Worlds promptly once racing finished. We wish them the best of luck and remain incredibly proud of Team MYC’s awesome effort.
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Paul (Schultzy) Scholten
PAN-PAN, PAN-PAN, PAN-PAN
Calling all mates of Schultz, all mates of Schultz.
All hands on deck is requested for a gathering in honour of our mighty mate Paul (Schultzy) Scholten with the scattering of his ashes accompanied by refreshments and reminisces of his extraordinary life.
With a life-story that defies human imagination and crosses out of reality and into what reads a lot like an epic fiction action thriller with a splash of a sensational fantasy, there is no doubt that the stories recounted here will be 40 per cent taller than the truth and fabricated with gusto more than twice the height than necessary.
The Southern command will be gathering with his wife Toon and their girls Yada and Sophia at the Mornington Yacht Club, VIC @ 1400 hours in sync with the Northern Alliance in The Whitsundays (exact co-ordinates TBA) on Wednesday 24th August 2022. All going to plan a live feed will link these two stations to ensure we spread the remains of our larger-than-life mate in unison and as far and wide as possible.
RIP our fearless friend Schultz - 30/10/1962 - 28/07/2022
Simon is a head trainer for the ORCV Sea Safety Survival Course. He has kindly offered his time to present these sessions for our collective members’ benefit. Even if you have already undertaken a safety course or previously experienced a man overboard rescue, this is a great opportunity to refresh your knowledge or learn something new. Please also encourage your crew members to attend – after all, rescue is a team effort! This is a no cost, dry/indoor training session Please register your preferred attendance date via this ‘Trybooking’ link or QR Code https://www.trybooking.com/CBOUN SBSC Contact: John Wemyss 0409 410 866
Dear Boat Owners,
We are pleased to advise that the "Fast Tack" option for you to register your boats with us is back this season.
If you raced and received results last season, your Race Admin paperwork must have been complete, so you can head to the new "System A" e-form and, providing nothing has changed as instructed, just fill in the fields and click send. Done!
If you are a newcomer or have any changes from last year eg. Contact Details, Insurance policy details, boat has changes please head to "System B" "Fill it in".
Here you will find the Boat Registration & Insurance Declaration form plus Safety Declaration forms. Please complete and either email to the offic or drop it in.
ALL boats stored in the yard over summer need to have the Boat Registration & Insurance Dec. form submitted by 1 October 2022.
If you have any questions at all please contact the office
CitySail is back for 2022 and is part of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of Albert Park Yacht Club.
Come and join the fun, the sailing, the learning of new skills and the building of friendships. Albert Park Lake is an inland lake with flat water and much milder conditions than the bay, so there is no need to wait for the weather forecast before entering.
We look forward to seeing you at CitySail! To enter and for further information - go to citysail.com.au
Sailing on the Oodnadatta Track
Marion and Stuart Gooley are on a seven week road trip up to the Gulf of Carpentaria by way of Marree, the Oodnadatta track, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, then to Tennant Creek Cammoweal, and Bordertown on the gulf.
Here us a little bit of what they have been up to by Stuart.....
"At Marree I called in at the Eyres Lake Yacht Club which must be one of the remotest clubs in Australia. Until 2011 they sailed on Lake Eyre when water permitted mainly small catamarans from what I could see. In 2011 the SA Government in conjunction with the local Aboriginal Corporation closed down the Lake for sailing. Since then the Club has had to sail on the Goyder Lagoon which is some 200 kms north of Marree on the Birdsville track not making it easy for a casual sail. The Goyder Lagoon is fed by the mighty Diamontina River and is located on the Clifton station for those who are familiar with the Birdsville track. The Club held its last Regatta in 2019.
Leaving Marree we set off on the Oodnadatta Track some 200 kms for our next stop William Creek. All that is at William Creek is a authentic outback pub( once a part of the Ghan railway line), a petrol station and a caravan park. It is a custom at these outback pubs to decorate their ceilings with memorabilia. Birdsville has hats , Mungerannie has human hair, Kugera has women's bras.
William Creek has flags and would you believe one of the flags is an MYC Flag Officers burgee; who would have left his there is a mystery!!
We are now in Alice Springs with no water in the Todd River (as per usual) and as members will know there is a Yacht Club here which has chartered yachts and competed in the Sydney to Hobart in the past. But it so happens the Demons are playing here this afternoon so we are off to the ground soon.
Not sure how many other Yacht Clubs we will visit on our trip except for the Port Douglas Yacht Club which we have visited before and is great fun".
Congratulations to all MYC members; James Jackson, Lachie Weber and Ada Edwards with MYC Mel Hitchen Haw as Team Manager, and coach Sorrento's Jack Lewis, on coming 2nd at the ASTSA Nationals.
The Australian Schools Teams Racing Championships were held in Botany Bay, finishing 10th July after a week of hard racing. The event had close to 400 races run and the final between Scots 1 and Peninsula Grammar was very close - well done!!!
Congratulations to MYC member Mark Nicholson
on coming second place in the ORCV race to Blairgowrie last weekend. Javelin took the gamble and went inside the Mussel Farm, following Patriot (who won). See below for ORCV Media Release.
Patriot was the clear winner in a race of snakes and ladders.
Local knowledge as the winds softened gave Jason Close, skipper of the J133 ‘Patriot’ the advantage to win overall in a fleet of 34 yachts in Saturday's ORCV Winter Series 30nm race to Blairgowrie.
The mixed fleet competing in the racing and cruising divisions started out just after 9.30am using a shortened course start line off Ricketts Point on the thirty-nautical mile race towards
Blairgowrie....click here to read on
All over, Red Rover.
A lovely holiday enjoyed, English and Scottish weather notwithstanding.
Four days with sister in law Ruth at St Andrews spent catching up for the first time since our partners' passing then a week down south in the Lakes notching up long coveted Wainwrights (Google it).
Back to Melb. winter at the weekend then up to a wintry Whitsundays the week after but who gives a damn when you're on holidays!
We are pleased to announce an update on Project Storm. The first section of mesh has been installed. We'd like to thank John Storm, John Underwood, Tim O'Grady & Graeme Vertigan for their valuable assistance Saturday morning in trying conditions (...Tim got wet!)
Members & Friends Lunch
Friday 1st July 12pm - please RSPV if possible by Thursday morning.
This Friday's Menu Special is:
Chicken Cacciatore with fresh pasta $29
(normal menu also available)
With your support the Foundation raises funds to assist and improve key areas of MYC:
Keil in Germany holds one of the largest sailing Regattas in the World attracting 400,000 visitors, 2,000 boats from 60 Nations and 4,500 participants. The regatta covers all of the major off the beach classes with the best sailors in the World competing including World and Olympic champions. The below photo showing coaching rhibs will give you some idea of the size of the Regatta.
This tear we had two crews competing at Keil Lily and Matilda Richardson sailing in the 49erFX class and Sophie Jackson and Angus Higgins sailing in the 470 mixed fleet.
We have not had a full report from our members yet, but the Regatta was plagued with light winds. Racing was abandoned on the first day so there was only one day of racing before the fleet split into gold, silver, and bronze flights for two days of racing. This meant extremely long days on the water as the organisers tried to catch up on lost races.
On the final day there were many delays and the 49erFX bronze fleet only got in one race but unfortunately the Richardson’s had an on water start and were disqualified. Competing in their first International event for the year they finished 51st out of 64 boats however they had a win in one of the silver fleet races.
They are now off to Aarhuf in Denmark for the European Championships then to Trevamunde in Germany to meet up with Jack Eickmeyer and James Jackson for the National Sailing League series representing MYC. Following this event they will head to Lake Como in Italy for the Junior Worlds.
Sophie Jackson and Angus Higgins in the 470 Mixed Fleet came 30th out of 37 boats at Keil with a best placing of 22 in Heat 2. Again very long days on the water with on at least one day after launching at 9.30 am and finishing the second race for the day around 7pm. Sophie explained that the racing was tough in large experienced fleets but that sailing at the venue of the 1976 Olympic Sailing venue, which has stood the test of time, was very humbling.
They are now off to Spain some 2,950km south of Keil for the Junior Worlds then back to Holland for more training and another Regatta.
When we receive a full report on their trip we will provide it to you but in the meantime the above is an update on their trips to date. They are gathering great experience in Europe which will further their sailing careers.
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