Just wanted to let you guys know as it's now been announced I am on board MAPFRE for the next Volvo ocean race starting in October! We will also be stopping in Melbourne just after Xmas so hopefully the mornington Yacht club will go for the red boat haha!
We compete in the fastnet next week then do leg zero and prepare for the race !
Hope all is well
Click here to see a video of Sophie joining the MAPFRE team.
Work commences next week (Tuesday 1 August) on the Harbour View Room
Painting - Andy Whitbourne
Floor Coverings thanks to Mark Hodgson, Anthony Cincotta and Scott White from Carpet World.
New Chairs thanks to The Rocks
Members Kitchen and Electrical - Scott White
I hope all will enjoy the re-freshed Function Room when completed.
PS: Anyone interested with acquiring the old but loved function room chairs at $10 each please contact Rod or Sarah on 59757001.
We have two Laser Hulls for sale.
Selling as is. $200 ono each
Contact Rod or Michelle Pickford on 59757001
Both Goose and Femme Fatale have regularly participated in club races in the past two years by various members but it is now time to offer the boats to members as they do need some love.
GA restored and relaunched Femme Fatale in 2015 and Goose in 2016 and we thank GA for his time and effort in doing so and keeping the Flying Fifteen fleet strong at MYC.
In January 2018 MYC is hosting the Australian Flying Fifteen Championship and so what better way to join in and buy a very cheap yacht.
Ready to sail and on trailers. (But some maintenance required)
$500 ono for each.
Contact Rod or Michelle Pickford on 59757001 if interested.
Wish Two has been the Clubs training vessel for the past 3-4 years and many of our new members have learnt many a new skill on this boat. Thanks to a very generous new sponsor "Wish Too" is no longer required by the club and is for Sale.
Ready to sail and includes:
From Vanessa Collings (maiden name Dawson)
Thought the club might like these photos. I recently found the negatives and had them digitised.
The back story is that it turns out that my Dad, Geoffrey Dawson who was a member of MYC for a few years in his early 20s (1950 – 53ish) and co-owned a heavy weight sharpie with two others. I believe he bought it from Kevin Willey. Dad’s observation was that there was no life-jackets required in those days, so it was best to know how to swim!
All the Collings Family grew up to be champion sailors on the Mornington Peninsula and you will find Glenn Collings name on the World Champion Board in the Harbour View Room.
Last season, you would have heard me or Noel refer to a project where we wanted to clad our storage area in polycarbonate sheeting, in order to stop the entry of dirt and rubbish, and in doing so, better protect the array of equipment we have stored in there. Well thanks to Harvey and his team of willing helpers (Bill, Brian Fraser, and Andrew Jones), the job is now complete. Have a look at the couple of photos attached, and I am sure you will see what a great improvement we have. Internally, the area has also been re-arranged, and thoroughly cleaned.
Harvey deserves a medal for all of the hours he has put into the project....
planning, purchasing materials, doing all the site prep etc. A champion effort. Our thanks must also go to Bill, Brian and Andrew, and to Bunnings who were kind enough to donate the timber required for the job. The remainder of the materials were purchased through Sailability funds.
We can now all look forward to opening those gates whenever we start a program day, and marvelling at how clean the area is, and how good it looks to the passer by.
Australia’s premier keelboat event, the Australian Yachting Championship returns to Victoria next year and will be hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 January 2018.
Racing will be held across four keelboat divisions and one Multihull division with up to eight races for keelboats and four races for Multihulls across the three days. Held in the waters of Port Phillip adjacent to Sandringham Yacht Club, the Australian Yachting Championship will be a combination of windward / leeward and passage racing.
The Australian Yachting Championship is one of the sailing calendar’s most prestigious events and since inception in 2000, the winners list has included such yachting icons as Marcus Blackmore, Rod Jones, Stephen Ainsworth, Peter Sorensen, Bob Steel and Matt Allen.
At the 2017 hosting of the Championship, Karl Kwok’s Team Beau Geste took out the title for the fourth consecutive time, following success at Newcastle in 2014, back-to-back wins at Hamilton Island in 2015 and 2016, and again at CYCA in 2017. It is a record that will remain unbeaten for many years to come in this Championship and is an outstanding achievement.
Australian Sailing President Matt Allen, winner of the 2004 edition of the regatta (previously known as the IRC Australian Championship) and runner-up to Karl Kwok in 2015 and 2016 said, “I’ve always enjoyed the competition in the Australian Yachting Championship and to have it return to Victoria next January will provide great conditions for crews across all divisions.
“Sandringham Yacht Club always roll out the welcome mat and ensures everyone is well looked after, they’ll provide the best in racing courses, plenty of variety and off-the-water there will be lots of opportunities to catch up with friends, old and new”, Matt said.
Berthing for interstate competing boats can be made available by Sandringham Yacht Club from Thursday 18 January to Monday 22 January at no charge, with prior arrangement.
Rob Davis, Commodore of Sandringham Yacht Club said planning is well underway, “We are always keen to host national titles and we are very excited to have the Australian Yachting Championship at the Club next year.
“January is always a great time for racing in Victoria and we encourage owners and crews to make plans to join us. With the Festival of Sails returning to the Australia Day weekend, the timing of the Australian Yachting Championship allows crews plenty of time on the water at these two prestigious events”, Rob added.
North Sails has been confirmed as the Official Sailmaker of the 2018 Australian Yachting Championship.
The Australian Yachting Championship will also be held in conjunction with the 2018 Sandringham Yacht Club Regatta, which will include various other handicap series.
Entries are now open for the Australian Yachting Championship and may be submitted here
View the Notice of Race here
For visiting competitors, download the Marina and Hardstand Application Form here
Sandringham Yacht Club Regatta Website here
Australian Yachting Championship Website here
Book now! by this Friday for our Christmas in July Sunday Lunch, 30th July at 12.30pm with entertainment from Sarah Gardiner!
We have the fantastic Sarah Gardiner coming to our Christmas in July lunch to sing to us... for those of you that came along to hear her on our Sunday music afternoon in April you'll remember how great she was!
Applications close on July 31 - MYC Foundation -ASSISTANCE PROGRAM FOR MEMBERS PARTICIPATION IN CHAMPIONSHIPS AND REGATTAS
The Board of the Foundation is pleased to be able to offer limited financial assistance for members of the Club wishing to participate in Championships and Regattas in the next twelve months. Applications should be addressed to the Board of the Foundation and lodged with the Club office by 31 July 2017. A Selection Committee, comprising the Board of the Foundation, the Rear Commodore and the Commodore will then meet to consider the applications with the intention of advising applicants on the outcome of the Committee's deliberations by 31 August 2017.
Should you wish to seek financial assistance, please provide a detailed description of the event or series of events in which you propose to compete. Applicants should be aware of, and address the selection criteria, when they are submitting their applications. In your application please consider:-
1. Applicants should be active members of the Club. The length of membership and participation in Club activities generally will be taken into account.
2. Past or committed participation in Club training programs.
3. Demonstrated sailing ability in past events as shown by results in your sailing career to date.
4. Provision of a budget including the proposed use of any funds received and the importance of the same in achieving your objectives. Details of any fund-raising activities to be undertaken and other sources of financial assistance available should be included.
5. The benefits that will flow from your participation in the event(s), for both your sailing career and more broadly the Club.
6. Undertake to compete as a representative of the Mornington Yacht Club, and on your return, to provide a detailed report of your activities to the Club, and agree to participate in the use of your experiences to assist other sailors at the Club.
7. Preference will be given to applicants who sail in a class of boat sailed at the Club or under active consideration for support by the Club.
The Selection Committee is under no obligation to make a grant to an applicant, and may make a grant in full, in part, and impose such conditions as it sees fit. The allocation of any funds will be at the absolute discretion of the Selection Committee.
Mornington Yacht Club Foundation
P.S. less than 2 weeks to go to the end of the Tax Year. Donate today and click here to receive your tax deductible receipt.
MYC member, David Ryan from David Ryan Sails is selling his business, if interested please call him on: 0412 938 869
To celebrate the opening of our newly renovated function room at MYC we’re having a
BIG ITALIAN NIGHT!
Inspired by the food and music from the hollywood film "Big Night" The Rocks and MYC are putting on a show with plenty of food and entertainment. A feast to remember with a banquet of Italian food prepared and showcased by our talented chefs at The Rocks, Italian music by Sergio Ercole and The Bella Ciao Trio and a few laughs with your host, Frank Lotito.
Join us in a night of Italian food, music and laughter.
Special $75pp for MYC members (Normal price $88pp)
Saturday 12th August @7pm
Tickets from The Rocks 5973 5599
The season 2017-18 NoR has been published.
It can be found under the Sailing menu item 'Race Documents', or you may also click here
Are you aware that :
There is a new AWQ VHF Marine Radio Certificate: Introduced by the Australain Media and Communications Authority (AMCA) as a simplified qualification for coastal operators of VHF Marine Radio.
VHF AWQ Marine Radio Licence Course
MYC Members: $155 (non-members: $175)
At VHF AWQ Marine Radio Licence you will:
Thursday 20th July, 6pm – 9pm @ MYC
Bookings essential by Sunday 16th July
Rsvp to Michelle 0449 508 963 or firstname.lastname@example.org
One of our members (who is a paramedic) has very kindly agreed to do a presentation on how to use the defibrillator which is in our MYC bar.
If you are interested in attending (it's looking like it will be a Thursday evening during August) please let Sarah in the office know - thank you!