Congratulations Graeme from Team MYC for the award and the amazing work you do for Sailability!
Sailability Leader Graeme Lyell Honoured
This weekend Graeme Lyell was honored as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow at the 70th Anniversary celebration of the Rotary Club of Mornington.
Congratulations Graeme from Team MYC for the award and the amazing work you do for Sailability!
The Team MYC Champions of 2016-2017
Thanks for all those that attended and presentations were fun and quick.
Click Here for list of prize winners. For those that were not there please collect trophies asap from the office.
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Meeting held 17 May 2017 at 7pm.
In attendance : 32 members
Apologies: Sarah Sharman, Ross Ferguson.
Sheryl welcomed all and presented the following speech. Click here
Finance report Hon Treasurer Jon Phillips presented the Finances as per the 2016-2017 year and budgets going forward. The figures outlined by Jon are presented on the presentation slides shown on the night and linked below.
Sailing report Rear Commodore David Eickmeyer presented the sailing report as shown on the presentation slides.
Whats On - CEO Rod Austin spoke on behalf of the Social Committee, Marketing Committee and Yard Committees.
Foundation Committee - Vice Commodore Chris Jackson updated all on the foundation Pacer Fundraising project and the thermometer sign he personally paid for to bring awareness to all in the club of how the fundraising was going.
Question Time - Vice Commodore Chris Jackson
1. In terms of the 35/65 membership category is the 50% of the membership category fee as spoken about previously not proceeding?
A. Correct it was decided that 35/65 members will need to decide as to what category they wish to join. As over 65 years they are eligible for the concession rate which is already a discount on the full paying fees..
2.. What is being done about Apache and Seduction in the Harbours Visitor berths and are they paying for the privilege.
A: The matter is being addressed with those involved:
3. Why is it the club is abolishing the 35/65 membership and could be perceived as not respecting the long term members.
A; The 35/65 membership has grown from 2 members to 36 members last year and it is simply not feasible for these members to not financially contribute. The club does respect and recognise long term membership and is addressing the matter to ensure all do feel this way.
4. What is being done about Race Crew Volunteers:
A: Agreed a good question and one that needs actioning before next season. Tanya Lawton and John Mills were thanked for their commitment and it was reiterated the importance of honouring your duty when on the roster. An excellent suggestion was including the youth members in the rostering.
Click Here to view the Presentation Slides
Chris and Sheryl thanked all for coming.
Meeting closed 8.15pm
Gill OptiAus 2018
Time to plan for the largest single class sailing event in Australia....
...the event all Oz Opti sailors wait for - the Australian National Optimist championships will be held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Manly - the Opti fleets sailing in beautiful Morton Bay.
The facilities & location of the venue will ensure that both sailors & their families will enjoy this holiday week in Queensland. OptiAUS and RQYS are planning an exciting week of racing and family friendly activities to allow the whole family to join in. This is a busy holiday period, plan the journey early to secure accommodation and flights. The OptiAUS website will host the event, registrations and information, the OptiAUS FB site will keep you up to date as the event planning progresses. 272 competitors in SA in 2017....how many will head to Queensland? We will be launching Event Registration with a Gill competition to guess the total number of sailors that will compete in 2018....More info soon....
Peninsula Boat Training will be holding a VHF Marine Radio Licence Course here on the 31st of May at 6pm. The usual cost is $175, but for MYC members it is $155.
Bookings need to be made with Michelle by Monday the 29th by telephone or email
A really credible 5th out of 7 teams. A really fun and rewarding weekend and thank you SYC for being such great hosts. Windy and testing conditions with 6 races on Sunday. Our commodore Sheryl was their to cheer the team on. The winners were Sandringham Yacht Club and our campaign for next years challenge starts now.
Well done Team MYC
Kellie Knowles - Skipper
Christine Cooper - Crew
Jackie Johnston - Crew
Nicola McMinimee - Crew
Svetlana Mojtaj - Crew
VIODA is pleased to announce our Term 2 Coaching Program. This year, after the success of the 2015/16 training program the Victorian fleet is joining forces at Albert Park Lake for Sunday afternoon sessions. This enables athletes who also particpate in school representative sports to still continue sailing during the winter months.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
BOOK VIODA COACHING HERE
***** Please note that the first two sessions are being held at RBYC. ****
Dates are as follows (9 sessions):
May 5th (Friday 4pm @ RBYC) *****
May 19th (Friday 4pm @ RBYC) *****
June 4th (Sunday 2pm @ Albert Sailing Club)
June 11th (Sunday 2pm @ Albert Sailing Club)
June 18th (Sunday 2pm @ Albert Sailing Club)
June 25th (Sunday 2 @ Albert Sailing Club)
July 16th (Sunday 2pm @ Albert Sailing Club)
July 23rd (Sunday 2pm @ Albert Sailing Club)
July 30th (Sunday 2pm @ Albert Sailing Club)
Cost: $270 for 9 sessions ($30 per session)
NOTE: Last year there was a big participation in parents walking around the Lake with their dog and having a coffee afterwards.
BOOK VIODA COACHING HERE
OFFER TO ALL MYC MEMBERS!!!!
All MYC members will receive a 2nd complimentary glass of Scotchman's Hill wine!
As part of the Mornington Peninsula Winter Jazz Festival, The Rocks & Mornington Yacht Club will be hosting Olivia Chindamo "Swingin by the sea" Dinner & Show.
Australian vocalist, Olivia Chindamo is a Melbourne based musician who is best known for her natural and effortless ability to improvise or “scat”. As the 2016 Bell Award winner for “Young Australian Jazz Artist of the Year”, Olivia has firmly cemented her place in Australia’s flourishing jazz scene and is now being recognised internationally as the result of her acceptance to and attendance of the prestigious Banff International Workshop in Jazz & Creative Music 2016.
Often affectionately labelled as a “musician’s singer”, at 24 she has already earned the respect of many of her peers receiving high commendations from jazz greats such as the late John Taylor (UK) and Sheila Jordan (USA).
Olivia’s understanding of harmony is second nature and makes each of her performances uniquely rich and spontaneous.
Performing for the 2017 Mornington Winter Jazz and Blues Festival with guitarist Sam Lemann who himself is one of Melbourne’s finest jazz musicians (listen here).
Don’t miss this exceptional dinner and show experience at The Rocks Mornington on Friday 9th June to kick off your 2017 festival weekend.
Olivia Chindamo ‘Swingin by the sea'.
$95pp includes Show, Dinner & a glass of Scotchmans Hill Wine (2 glasses for MYC members!)
To book - click here
Attn: all Footy Tippers!
Hello Footy Tippers,
I'm back from R&R in the West (Thank you Trevor for doing the paperwork in my absence) and ready to start another tontine from round 13 ($10 entry fee).
If you are interested in participating please contact me on 0400 597 138. There are still a few punters still outstanding in entry fee's - I would appreciate it if you could fulfill your obligations.
Good luck for the rest of the season! Andy Whitbourne
Slipping Crane Day 13 May 2017
Note from Vice Commodore Jacko.
What a great 24 hours and last week by Team MYC volunteers and a special thank you to Al Clark, Bill Bennett, Cam McKenzie, Stephen Bolton, Greg Martin, Pam Lane, Pam Heyes, Bret Levenspiel, Sheryl Schumacher, Warren Neate, Richard McDonald, John Hart, Laurie White.... I hope I have not missed anyone, sorry if I have and thank you. Also on same day as slipping, buoy retrieval, BBQ, Website Migration and end of year accounts was going on.
Short course Racing at annual Albert Park Lake Regatta
Total prize pool of $300 for 1st, 2nd & 3rd overall, with great prizes for class and junior divisions
Saturday 24 June 1:00pm Briefing, 1:45 Start
Sunday 25 June 9:30am Briefing, 10:15 Start
Sunday 25 June PM Racing, off water by 4pm
Invite to members of all Sailing clubs and class associations.
Racing in junior, youth, adult and family dinghy classes.
Preferred online entry by Wednesday 21 June. Late entries on the day. Further details and on-line entry www.albertsc.org.au
AWKR - Victorian teams...It’s time to get organised
Victorian teams...It’s time to get organised
The Interstaters are coming and training hard. With entries from Darwin, Townsville, Hobart, Perth and New Zealand this year’s regatta is going to be huge.
If you are wanting to crew, or organise a team, there are a number of boats now available, so make sure that you get organised.
If you have any queries or would like further details contact Danielle Cooper, RMYS Sailing Administrator on 03 9534 0227 or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture 3: 17th May, The Role of the Tactician
AWKR Lecture Series - Lecture #3 Wednesday 17 May - 7pm
Join the AWKR Committee for lecture 3 in the 2017 Lecture Series. Hear Mark Tonner-Joyce talk about "Teamwork to boost the tactician's effectiveness and team success". Open to women and men of all ages. Free to attend. Meals available.
Mark Tonner-Joyce is a skilled educator and state coach. For more than 20 years he has been recruited by individuals, teams, clubs and associations to assist in developing skills for “around the buoys racing”.
Lecture starts at 1900.
Sailors with Disabilities fundraiser raffle with great prizes
Dinner bookings appreciated here.
and don’t forget to book the following two Wednesdays in your diaries for the lecture series, DETAILS HERE
The Rocks are putting on a special Mothers Day breakfast and lunch/dinner menu for MYC members.
Seating will be in the members bar only - if you would like to book please contact Kirstine on: 5973 5599 Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Irwin Vale smashed his personal goal of 500 metres by reaching 750 metres before being caught by the catcher car . Lest hope we have many from MYC participating next year. Looks great fun and thank you Irwin for speaking to the members last friday.
Wings for Life is an international not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation. Their mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. They fund world-class scientific research and clinical trials around the globe aimed at healing the injured spinal cord. The driving forces behind Wings for Life are the two-time motocross world champion Heinz Kinigadner and the founder of Red Bull, Dietrich Mateschitz. In 2003, Kinigadner's son Hannes had a tragic accident which left him tetraplegic. The Wings for Life World Run is the centrepiece of its fundraising efforts, and 100% of the entry fee (now $71.50) goes to life-changing research projects aimed at healing the injured spinal cord. All administrative costs of the event and foundation are kindly covered by the Red Bull company.
The Wings for Life World Run is a global race with a difference. Instead of a finish line, runners and wheelchair competitors – from beginners to elite athletes – race side by side to keep ahead of the Catcher Car. On May 7, 2017, over 100,000 participants in 25 locations worldwide will start the Wings for Life World Run at precisely the same time - whether that’s dawn in North America, the middle of the day in Europe, or at night here in Australia. The Melbourne start time is 21:00 making for an exciting night running experience! The Catcher Cars take off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increase their speed, precisely synced across the globe, until the last participants have been caught.
As someone who sustained a spinal cord injury in 2008 when a car hit me while I was working in Fiji, Wings for Life greatly inspires me. It is an organisation with no other agenda; the ultimate aim is to find a genuine cure for spinal cord injury and Wings for Life through the World Run have tapped into the amazing power of social engagement, in order to make this discovery possible. To see thousands of strangers across the globe compete in a race that is some-what symbolic of the sort of journey ones goes on with spinal cord injury, is amazingly inspiring and heart-warming. It obviously gives me renewed hope of a genuine cure being discovered, but it also re-energises my own efforts in pushing myself beyond "boundaries". I can't wait to take part!
No Sailing but Sailing Last Saturday
Mornington Yacht Club celebrated the end of the sailing season with a fabulous ‘Luck of the Irish’ party at their club rooms in Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington on Saturday 6th May 2017. The night was a great success with about 70 people in attendance. Everyone enjoyed the superb food and great music. The food was delicious and based on an Irish theme. It included old favourites such as Guinness Irish Stew, and Johnny Ripe Shepherd’s pie. We look forward to the Clubs Opening party in October 2017.
Pics and article by Sonja Dowdle
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PS: Lucky Draw Prize was drawn in the office on Monday. All names were placed in a hat and the winner of a 2017-2018 Social membership was Monica Lee. CONGRATULATIONS
VIODA is very excited to announce that we have been invited as guests of the Chinese Yachting Association to the 2017 Qingdao International Optimist Training Camp and Regatta. We are seeking interested VIODA members who would like to enjoy their first international sailing experience.
This Sailor exchange program is now in its 5th year and forms a unique offering to all our VIODA members. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to travel to Qingdao as a team of 6 sailors with one coach and a manager. A guests of the Chinese Yachting Association you will be offered complementary training camp, regatta, accommodation, and meals.
You will be responsible for your flights to and from China, visas, travel insurance and spending money. This experience would best suit Intermediate and Open Fleet sailors with an accompanying parent. Ask any past VIODA exchange families and they will all agree this is one of the highlights of your time in the junior fleet.
Qingdao Exchange Tour Details:
Dates: 9th - 17th August 2017 (approx.)
Sailors: Six (6) current financial member of VIODA
Coach: One (1) Australian Sailing Qualified Coach with current VIODA endorsement.
Manager: One (1) Parent Team Manager
The VIODA You Tube Channel links to a number of past videos to give you an insight into the experience.
* 2015 VIODA Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76xcfiZjmEA
* 2014 VIODA Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pyxo2QZ7-4w
* 2013 VIODA Tour - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGy9VxxDp0U
NOTE: By accepting your position you will be also offering a Chinese sailor to billet at your home as part of Sail Melbourne reciprocal arrangement. This has been a fabulous way to share our cultures with other sailors.
If you would like to express an interest in participating please email us ASAP at email@example.com as the 6 places typically fill quickly.
VIODA President on behalf of the VIODA Committee
INVITATION TO COMMEMORATE
THE 125TH ANNIVERSARY OF MORNINGTON
FOOTBALL CLUB TRAGEDY
SUNDAY 21ST MAY, 2017 2.00 pm
At the Footballers’ Memorial in the Park (opposite the old Court House)
Cnr. Esplanade and Schnapper Point Drive, Mornington
MORNINGTON AND DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY Inc.
AFTERWARDS JOIN US FOR AFTERNOON TEA AT THE BAY HOTEL
(formerly Commercial Bank)
62 Main Street
r.s.v.p. 12th May 2017
A members meeting is scheduled for Wed 17 may at 7pm. All welcome to attend to hear about how the 2016-2017 year went in terms of Sailing, Finances, Operations etc... and the budget for 2017-2018 season. The Annual Report will be following soon after as the AGM is to be held Sunday 18 June at 11am.
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