A HUGE BIG Thank You goes to everyone that came down to the club last Thursday night to support Glenn raise funds for the Stroke Foundation.
Glenn did an amazing job in sourcing fantastic raffle prizes, which raised over $1,000. Then we had the 3 auction items that raised $1,700 in total thanks to our sponsor Brett from Belle Property who managed this with his fantastic auctioneering skills!
Thank you to the local businesses for donating towards this great cause:
Lindens meats Benton’s Square
Henry’s Mercetta Benton’s Square
Rosy’s appliances Mornington home maker centre
Le Manna & Sons South Yarra
Sport Phillip Marine
The band, who also donated their time to the event were amazing and a big thanks goes to their followers for coming along who danced the night away with Brigitte Swallow leading the way!! (as normal!) :)
It was great to see 2 members of the Stroke Foundation here supporting Glenn and his evening which raised a total of $3,301 via door entry, raffle, auction prizes & the proceeds from the BBQ.
Following on from the email sent to members on Friday the event raised over $5,000 - thank you to those of you who donated directly to the foundation - it is not too late if you wish to donate.
CLICK HERE > to donate directly to the STROKE Foundation and receive a tax deductible receipt.
Thank you again for your support.
Congratulations to all MYC members who participated in Sail Melbourne at the weekend:
The Opti's joined in this year and MYC's Josie Lott won the Opti Intermediate!
In the ILCA 4 Jack Vermeer came 3rd
The older youth were battling Olympians, a shout out to the new Jackson Sibling Team getting a 2nd in the last 470 race of the series.
Lily Richardson filled in as a 470 skipper for the World Champion Crew from NZ on day 1 & 2 scoring some terrific results as well.
Jack Eickmeyer and Lachie Weber fought a long hard battle in ILCA 7’s pushing through four big wind days.
We also had Leigh Harvey and Louis Coates in the Optis - Well done Team MYC!!
Join the ORCV and Ronstan Cock of the Bay
This year’s Cock of the Bay is expected to draw boats from around the bay who enjoy that festive Sail from Melbourne to Mornington. Bring your friends and family and join us as we aim for 100 boats enjoying fun in the sun. Early bird entries close on Saturday, December 2. https://www.orcv.org.au/cock-of-the-bay
Join the ORCV Port Phillip Heads "Rip" Tour
Enojy a day out on the water as you learn about the Port Phillip Heads and how to transit the Rip safely. Once a year, the ORCV runs an on-water tour of the Port Phillip heads from the Peninsula Princess Sea Ferry. Learn about the navigation aids, lighthouses, tidal flows, when to transit, the different channels and protocols, and navigation hazards to avoid all interlaced with the history and facts on the heads. https://www.orcv.org.au/training/rip-tour-of-port-phillip-heads
PRESS RELEASE 27 November 2023
ORCV Bass Strait Sprint Sees GINAN Sail to Victory
The second West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint race sailed in light, and tricky conditions in Bass Strait saw Nigel Jones GINAN lead the way and come away the victor. Jones commented, “conditions were variable; we were preparing for storms yet applying sunscreen”.
Skippers and crews were up at sunrise in preparation for the early Queenscliff start with the dawn sky, mesmerising shades of blue. Due to anticipated light winds, the course was shortened to the eastern course; however, this did little to dampen the spirits of seasoned sailors and eager newcomers.
A light north-westerly at the start, allowed for a kite run to the first mark before a tight reach toward Cape Schanck. With glass-like conditions on the water and variable wind, the race fleet slowed to a mere knot, testing patience and prompting some early retirements and playful antics among the crews. True to the spirit of sailing, the wind eventually picked up.
GINAN, a J111 with an impressive offshore racing record, led the fleet for most of the race to take line honours and win both AMS and ORC divisions.
Nigel commented after the race that he was surprised by the weather conditions and e was “unsure how the low-pressure system would play out, starting with the A2 spinnaker and then alternating between the A1.5 and Code 0 spinnaker ten times throughout the race!" While Nigel was navigating today, he was complimentary of Stuart Bloom’s helming and the overall crew effort, noting they are now well-versed together, having done many ocean races this year and understanding GINAN’s capabilities. He was also complimentary of Timothy Olding’s Summit 35 VERTIGO’s race, noting they kept them on their toes.
Since launching its Category 3 event in 2019, the Coastal Sprint Series, explicitly aimed at helping crews move into ocean racing, the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) is pleased with its support for growing offshore fleets in Victoria.
This race welcomed new entrants Michael Vandertop’s Hanse 325 PZAZZ, Matthew Ross’s Sydney 32 RAKU, and Rod Gunther’s Nelson Marek designed QUEST.
ORCV Commodore Cyrus Allen acknowledged, “We believe our future, and that of offshore yachting in Victoria, relies on being innovative and helping grow skippers and crews from Cat 3 to offshore racing. That equates to us investing in it.”
The third and final Coastal Sprint is scheduled for 20 April 2024.
For complete race results, please click here.
Most of you by now would have heard about the "Visitor Paid Parking Pilot" happening around the Schnapper Point Foreshore area and seen the signage which is now up. Please refer to the map below Orange = 4P, Red = 2P and Yellow = no time limit for ePermit holders. This will be between the hours of 8am to 8pm every day commencing 1 December 23.
We have had several meetings with the Shire, and some good and not so good news has come out of this.
The good news is that ALL MYC Club Members will be able to park FREE of charge, including those that do not live in the Mornington Shire.
Thursday Night Sailing Parking
Some area's that currently allow longer than 4 hours close to the club are:
Permits will be digital (ePermits) and linked to your vehicle registration number.
Step-by-step instructions on applying for an ePermit, is available online via the below link and at Customer Support Centres and libraries.
To apply for a Resident Foreshore Parking ePermit you will need:
Our heartfelt condolences to Judy, Bronwyn, Nigel and family on the passing of Don.
Don will be very sadly missed, he was a member of Mornington Yacht Club for over 50 years, Honorary Life Member, was on the Committee for one year before becoming Rear Commodore for five years, Club Captain for one year and was Honorary Secretary for five years.
Don had a lifelong passion for sailing and made an amazing contribution to MYC and the sport of sailing. He was a brilliant engineer, who loved the science of sailing and developed a unique skill in designing race yachts as a hobby. Don’s yacht designs were always very progressive, and he was ahead of his time. Don had a series of yachts at Mornington that he designed and successfully campaigned Cadibarra 5, 6, 7 and 8. Don was always constantly improving and evolving the Cadibarra’s with hulls being extended, new keels, rudders, rigs and sail plans to make them go faster. Cadibarra 7 and 8 were successfully compaigned offshore including competing in numerous Sydney to Hobart and Melbourne to Hobart races. As a testament to Don’s designs and their structural integrity Cadibarra 7 was the only boat to finish the gale swept 1999 Melbourne to Hobart Race.
During his retirement Don applied his passion and expertise to designing and engineering numerous yachts including the 100 footer Skandia Wild Thing, which took line honors in the 2003 Sydney to Hobart Race and then he went on to design the Volvo 70 Brunel for the 2005/06 Volvo Ocean Race.
Don was a tremendously generous man who volunteered his time and passed on his knowledge freely and provided enormous opportunities for so many sailors over the years. He was one of kind and will be greatly missed by the MYC and greater sailing community.
Fair winds and following seas.
The Celebration of Life will be held here at the Club on Wednesday 29th of November commencing 2pm.
A condition of entry in our club races is that all entrants comply with the safety requirements for Category 6 under the AS rules. We will be conducting random checks throughout the season. Please ensure your boat complies. Breaches will exclude you boat from the results.
SR Audit From CLICK HERE>>>
The Rocks are able to provide a Christmas Theme Menu on this day. However we need to have final numbers by Thursday 23rd November (this Thursday) as the Turkey needs to be ordered!!
Main: individually plated
Roast turkey, stuffing, roasted veg, cranberry, gravy
Pavlova, Chantilly cream, berries, passionfruit coulis
*Cost $50 per person, paid by Thursday 23rd Nov.
Please can you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5.30pm this Thursday.
*We need to have a minimum of 20 confirmed for this menu to go ahead.
**If this menu goes ahead this will be the only offering on the day and if it doesn't go ahead the normal bistro menu will be available.
The Special Sailing Instructions for the Capel Sound Long Distance Race scheduled for 18 November 2023 have been amended.
The table of 'Approximate Positions' for the marks of the course has been amended.
Notice to Competitors #2 has been published on the KB & TR Aggregate, Champs & Long Distance Series 2023/24 Official Notice Board - available from the Club Racing Season HQ page.
Hart’s Farm, now has its craft ciders (Medium Dry, Pear and Spiced Apple) available at the club bar.
Also, members can now receive a 10% DISCOUNT at Harts Farm Farmgate shop in Shoreham, for cider, olive oil, vinegars & cordial when you show your club fob. https://bit.ly/402lCPY . You can also purchase online https://bit.ly/3S0nIh9 using the code MYCLUB and receive the `10% discount. Online orders can be shipped to your home or can be delivered to the yacht club for collection, just click on store pick up & they will contact you with details.
Hart’s Farm are sponsors of the new members night.
Enquiries to Graeme Hart on 0414238156
Come down to the club to support Sarah and listen to her 15 minute introduction before the Members Draw!
This season is the first year that submitting an electronic crew list for racing has been mandatory. We understand it may be a little confronting to start with, but, it's truly not that complicated - and we hope this explanation helps you on your way. This email will be sent to all boat admins and directed to the Thursday Twilight racing fleet as well as the Saturday racing fleet fleet. If you are competing in both events, expect a second identical email for this reason.
Understanding the SailSys 'Crew Register':
Understanding the SailSys 'Crew List':
Understanding the boat's QR Code:
Assuming you have a list of names in your crew register, a boat admin must:
...It's all about Safety.
Parks Victoria have released their draft concepts for the replacement of Fishermans Jetty and further development of the harbour for commercial and recreational users. Please refer to the attached link. https://engage.vic.gov.au/mornington-harbour-local-port-area-plan-projectengage.vic.gov.au/mornington-harbour-local-port-area-plan-project
Our Future Directions Sub Committee comprising Greg Martin, Trevor Neate, John Underwood and myself have been consulted with the development of this document.
This committee will be meeting with Parks on Monday the 20th of November to receive further briefings on the development of this plan to this stage.
On Wednesday the 22nd of November at 7:00pm we will hold a meeting with interested Club members to provide feedback and begin gathering your views before we prepare a Club response to Parks by the 8th of December.
There is a long and at times painful history with proposals to make Mornington Harbour safer and to accommodate the wide spectrum of users and visitors of this precinct.
From the yacht club's perspective there are deficiencies in the concepts presented at this point which we will endeavour to address. Both Parks and the marine engineers engaged for this project have been constrained not only from accommodating the wishes of many different parties but also by their ministerial office given the state of Victoria's finances.
It is very important at this juncture that MYC present a united well thought out response which is cognisant of the wide harbour demands and needs and ensures the best outcome from funds provided by the State government at this point of time.
I look forward to briefing you further on Wednesday the 22nd of November, listening and gathering your views for our Future Directions Sub Committee to progress.
For all boats planning to head to Geelong for the FOS 2024 the Passage Race from MYC will get your Crew and Boat to Geelong whilst having a bit of fun!
This is part of the Festival of Sails Entry - To enter CLICK Here and select the ‘Mornington Peninsula Series’
The Schedule of Races for Thursday Twilight Racing has been changed. The scheduled Start time has been amended.
Notice to Competitors #1 has been published on the Thursday Twilight Series Official Notice Board - available from the Club Racing Season HQ page.
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