Thank you to those of you who Put in an order on Friday, we are extending the offer to members until the close of business on Thursday 31 March - the wine will be delivered to MYC, and all proceeds over wholesale price go towards the Foundation - so please order generously!! thank you Click here or on the photo for order form
We Supply a new course, you pick which direction you want to sail it.
The best bit is.... there will be a $250 first prize for both Keel and Trailerable Divisions, based on PHS.
Bottles of wine for placings.
Prizes compliments of Get Away Property Management.
You have to be in it to win it!!!
Special Sailing Instructions available here https://www.morningtonyc.net.au/special-sailing...
Will you take up the challenge?!
We are very excited to announce that the Ronstan Band are coming to play for us after our fun race on Thursday 31 March!...and we also have Scotchmans Hill coming to do a wine tasting for us! Come down to the club for music + wine + fun - it will be a great evening!! - Everybody welcome - Sailors, Social Members + bring friends if you wish...the more the merrier! From 6.30pm onwards!
Request for donations.
Financial assistance toward the cost of competition for Junior and Youth MYC members who intend to compete at an International or National level to advance their skills and engagement in the sport of sailing is one of the specific projects identified by the Mornington Yacht Club Foundation. The Foundation is launching an appeal to attract funds to assist the Foundation in funding this program which has been suspended over the last two years due to COVID.
Donations to support this objective can be made to the Junior and Youth Competing Sailor project established on the Mornington Yacht Club’s site at the Australian Sports Foundation. Funds contributed in this way will be distributed to the MYC Foundation, less an administration fee and are tax deductible to the donor. In addition donations for which no tax deduction is sought can be made directly to the Foundation through the Club’s office.
Applications are now being requested deadline extended to 15 April 2022
The Foundation is now calling for Applications from members seeking support for events in the forthcoming 12 months to 31 March 2023. Applications can be made as an individual , as a team of MYC members, or as a team which includes non MYC members. The criteria that will be applied in assessing applications together with the Application Form to be submitted is located on the MYC Website.
Foundation Business Lunch
Thank you to everyone who attended the lunch or purchased raffle tickets. The event was a financial success and the money raised will help the Foundation provide support to the Club in a number of areas.
Of equal importance was the camaraderie and Club spirit so evident on the day. Thanks also to our sponsors who donated items or services for the event; your support is greatly appreciated. Please use our sponsors services whenever you can. Those who helped with the event are:
So for every dollar donated by you those who have pledged contributions will donate another dollar; effectively doubling your contribution. In addition your donation Is tax deductible. You can access the Mornington Yacht Club Foundation account at the Australian Sports Foundation by using the following QR code.
Please donate what you can to assist us achieving our objectives,
Many Thanks, Stuart Gooley
There was some confusion amongst competitors during Saturday’s Aggregate race and also, incorrect results were awarded for the race which was shortened from the Tower at the S Mark. The situation has now been looked at by members of the Race Committee.
Stephen Bolton addressed a similar shortened course issue in 2017 and what Steve wrote then is still correct today. Note that the following 'Golden Rule' speaks of the Tower, but the same applies with any Committee vessel flying the S Flag.
"The Golden Rule for course shortened by the Tower at S Mark;
Always sail between the Tower displaying code flag and Board S and the “S” mark from the direction of the last mark (from the course side)- no matter which mark you’re coming from and no matter what hand course you are sailing.”
As such, to Finish correctly in Saturday's race, boats had to sail between the Tower and S mark leaving S mark to Port.
Results for this race were incorrectly given on Saturday and will be corrected this morning.
Click here to read Steve Bolton's explanatory document discussing the behavior of Code Flag S adjacent to a rounding Mark.
We hope this clears up any confusion.
The Race Committee.
For those of you that like to sleep, you may not be aware that the Marlay Point Overnight Race (MPOR) was held on 12/13 March 2022. The race has been running on the Gippsland lakes since 1969 and regularly attracts fleets of over 100 boats. Unlike many events the MPOR has managed to safely continue uninterrupted during the past 2 years of COVID difficulties, quite a triumph.
Once again, several MYC trailable boats made the trip to the lakes. Conditions during the race were light and cold and tested the patience and stamina of competitors.
MYC boats continue to punch above their weight with Zip skippered by Tim Donnellan picking up first place in the highly competitive Division D. Fake News skippered by Graeme Alexander finished 5th.
In Division C Moonshadow skippered by Scott Robinson finished a highly creditable 17th. Special mention to ex. MYC boat Pipalini and skipper Mitch Bayliss finishing 2nd.
Congratulations to all MYC boats and crews, enjoy a well-earned rest. As usual the memories of fatigue, cold and frustration will pass over the next 12 months and be replaced by happy reminiscences, leading ultimately to entering the 2023 MPON.
Trailable Class Captain
In conjunction with the Foundation Business Lunch being held on Friday 25th of March we will be holding a Live Auction conducted by Nicholas Lynch Real Estate. As seating at the lunch is limited we are giving those who are unable to attend the opportunity of bidding on the items.
Below is the list of those items which will be on display at the Club on the afternoon of Thursday 24th of March. You can place your advance bids then or earlier via Sarah in the MYC Office firstname.lastname@example.org
A visit for two people to the Auriga Pilots base in Queenscliff. There you will receive a briefing on the operations of the pilots service, a visit to a pilot boat and, if Covid restrictions permit, you will be able to travel to and outside the Port Phillip Heads in a pilot boat to the boarding ground to observe pilots in action.
It should be noted that timing of the visit to the base will be by mutual agreement between the holder of this voucher and Auriga Pilots. Further, the date for the trip in the pilot boat is uncertain under present circumstances and is likely to exceed 12 months from the current date.
Raffle Tickets are available now - $5 each or 5 for $20. On sale from the office, Thursday and Friday evenings and Saturday's at the club, just look out for a Flag Officer or Foundation committee member! or email the office - email@example.com
Please support our Foundation to help raise funds for our current projects (click here to read more) ... ps - you don't need to be attending the lunch to win!
In conjunction with the Foundation Business Lunch being held on Friday 25th of March we will be conducting a Silent Auction. As seating at the lunch is limited we are giving those who are unable to attend the opportunity of bidding on the items.
Below is the list of those items which will be on display at the Club on the afternoon of Thursday 24th of March. You can place your bids then or earlier via Sarah in the MYC Office firstname.lastname@example.org
Each of the pieces of memorabilia have been professionally framed and presented and will be a talking point when displayed in your home or office. The sizes may vary but as a guide they are 500mm by 1000mm.
*net proceeds go to the promotion of the sport of sailing
School State Championships
Friday 1st April, Saturday 2nd April & Sunday 3rd April 2022
To make this successful we need your help!
We are currently looking for volunteers for the BBQ and would love to get the blank spots filled.
Please see below a link to a live document, if you are able to help at all please fill your name in the spaces available along with your contact details to the right.
The Special Sailing Instructions for the newest event on our Club calendar - the 'Pyramid Challenge' have now been released and can be downloaded here.
There's prize-money at stake too - will you take up the challenge?!
If you want to participate in this event but can't get a team together, contact Paul from BYS who is busy putting together teams! email@example.com
Please be advised that the small crane (crane 2) is currently Out of Order.
We will update you once it is in use again.
We are excited to announce that MYC will be hosting this years School Sailing State Championships - To start off we are looking for volunteers to help run the most important BBQ over the whole event which will be from Friday 1st April, Saturday 2nd April and Sunday 3rd April.....we will be putting a roster together, and in the meantime if you are interested in joining in the fun, please let Tayla know firstname.lastname@example.org Watch this space for updates!
With only just over 2 weeks to go until our lunch please book your ticket/s if you haven't done so yet! Our Foundation Committee are working very hard to make this a great afternoon for you all!
Tickets available individually to make up a table or tables of 8 available
Contact the office - 03 5975 7001 or email@example.com
RSVP by Friday 18 March for catering purposes
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