- The whales are HERE!
- PodWatch App is working a treat.
- DRI receives Fellowship from Good Company and GiveNow.
- CrowdFunder Appeal alive -- see the inspirational video with our Ambassadors.
- Ambassadors at work
Dolphin Research Institute has their new e-Bulletin out with some awesome information.
Australian Sailing #changeourgame
Thanks to a VicHealth grant AS are able to support female entries into coaching to increase female engagement in sailing #changeourgame. AS will cover the entire entry fee for females into below mentioned courses in order to get more female coaches engaged in sailing in Victoria. To be eligible for the 100% discount you need to enroll in both a Safetyboat Course & Sailing Coach Course, or just the Sailing Coach Course. The end goal is to get more female coaches!
SAILING COACH COURSE
Friday 2nd August 16:30 - 20:00
Saturday 3rd August 08:30 - 17:00
Sunday 4th August 08:30 - 17:00
Female entries prior 30th June can ENTER FREE! Please follow the discount code instructions on the Sailing Coach Event Page.
Female entries after 30th June 2019 will NOT be able to redeem the discount or reimbursement.
SAFETYBOAT OPERATOR COURSES
Friday 31st May 6-10pm
Sunday 2nd June 9am – 6pm
Entries and enquiries should go to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday 6-9pm theory
Saturday 9am - 5pm practical
Enquiries should go to DiscoverSailing@rbyc.org.au
Come along to MYC this Friday 31st May at 7pm where the Dolphin Research team will be sharing stories of whales, dolphins & kids.
Congratulations to MYC member Grant Canning for 40 years of service with Ambulance Victoria recognized at a function in the hills. A Stella career saving lives delivering babies..attending car accidents.. heart attacks strokes broken bones..and the odd sore toe.. dealing with grief..and people at their worst moments..Grant has received many accolades over the years for his care and attention to his patients, congratulations again Grant!
The ORCV Winter Series registration is open now. Click here for the training schedule. For more information and booking visit their website https://www.orcv.org.au/training
Mornington Yacht Club has been featured in Australian Sailing's "Club in Focus" for May - click on the below link to have a read:
Big thank you to Mel Hitchen-Haw, Andrew Weber & Jacko for writing the article
Over the weekend MYC saw 66 fantastic sailors from all around the bay enjoying the MYC facilities, waters and fantastic boats & new Quantum sails. With 11 teams entered in the Open Teams Racing State Championships the efforts of our volunteers to complete 55 races in 5.5 hours on Saturday and 30 races in 4 hours on Sunday was exceptional. We also had volunteers on land cooking the BBQ for our sailors and spectators which went down a treat as did the music being played over the loud speakers to create a fun and relaxed atmosphere.
With 7-9 minutes from start to finish of each race, multiple and frequent lead changes this format of sailing is highly appealing to young adults. All teams competing this weekend required 6 sailors to fill the 3 pacers, with every single team having 2 or more 18-35 year olds in their team, sailors who are rarely seen competing anymore in Victorian sailing. Among the vast number of young adults and youth involved in this event we had 14 members of Team MYC across 3 teams. This included the oldest and youngest participants in Jacko and Henri Levenspiel, not to mention team Spuds which included 6 MYC members, who won the youth division.
We would like to thank Ranelagh for the use of their pacers for the event and SSCBC for the provision of the desired umpire RIBs and we look forward to working with these clubs in the future to grow the teams racing on offer in Victoria next season.
Mornington is looking to continue it’s involvement in teams racing next season and we encourage anyone who’d like to get involved or watch it to keep an eye out in the tattler closer to next season!
Thank you to all our volunteers across the weekend, you all did an amazing job and created the perfect relaxed but competitive atmosphere this event desires.
Hi Happy Tipsters I have just returned from a short fact finding holiday and thought it was time to update the news around your tipping skills, in some cases dismal in others i.e Lisa O'Grady very good. One highlight came from 'Stormy' who picked up the first accumulative jackpot ($100) for picking the nine winners in round 5, which was unfortunate for the nine who did the same in the next round (6) and will have to share the new $20 jackpot.
There are only two players left vying for the tontine Mel Miles and Damian Fox, Good Luck to your both!
Don't forget the Joker, already a few have used their Joker with success. If you need further information about the joker don't hesitate to contact me or Sara at the office.
All those who have still to pay you can leave your money with Sara or me on a Friday evening.
I would like to thank Chris Poulton general manager of Flinders Golf Club who with 'Jacko's' family Ro and Sarah Jackman have kindly donated the following prizes; A golf round for 4 with carts as well as 2FOR1 Golf Vouchers and 2FOR1 meal vouchers at Flinders Golf Club. Thank you Chris and family for this wonderful gesture.
Also Nicholas Lynch Real Estate for supplying the pens so you can do your tips and apparently take them home. Thank you Nic for continuing to replace the missing pens.
In the next few weeks I will endeavour to update positions from the tipping chart.
ORCV Training Events
The ORCV runs a set of training events which are open to anyone to join.
Safety at Sea Survival Course (May 25 and 26)
This course aims to assist skippers and crew in developing awareness of responsibilities, discusses practical strategies for coping in an emergency also well as having a practical in pool session. Two days for those starting out and 1 day (May 26 only) for revalidation.
Weather Courses - (various modules in June), designed for all levels of sailors, racers and cruising and how to observe and find the right advice.
Find out more and book via the ORCV website https://www.orcv.org.au/ and click on training
A big thank you to Buchannan's cranes for a fantastic effort getting 26 yachts lifted from the water and deposited into their cradles at Mornington Yacht Club on Saturday.
You have been doing this for many years now but have surpassed yourselves this year.
James, his team and the Franna crane worked relentlessly to get all of the yachts including large heavy ones out of a very restricted access point at the waters edge.
Mornington Yacht Club
Mornington's Biggest Morning Tea on May 24th from 9.30-11.30am in Empire Street Mall.
This will be the 3rd year we have held the event which donates all proceeds back to the Cancer Council.
So far we have raised $1200 each year and we'd love to make it bigger this year!
We have the very talented Oskar Proy performing his music and Pimp My Balloons for the kiddos.
The event is purely donation based so we ask if you are a food business, are you able to donate a platter of food for the morning, and if you have a retail store or another business that can donate a prize for the raffles that would be very much appreciated.
Thanks to those who have already replied.
It's a really good opportunity to show off your food and goodies to the community.
Please reply to Alex via email@example.com
Chamber office hours: Monday-Friday 9-5pm, however we are often out and about within the area, so if the office is unattended please leave a message or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A very special Mother’s Day at Scotchmans Hill!
This May, celebrate mum with a nourishing yoga class set to our stunning backdrop of the rolling vineyards and sweeping views of Port Phillip Bay, before a deliciously wholesome brunch or lunch to relax and refuel!
These yoga classes are perfect for first-timers and seasoned yogis alike. Yoga will run at 8.30am (prior to brunch sittings) and 11am (prior to lunch sittings). Bookings essential! Contact email@example.com.
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