Registrations for 2019 ORCV Melbourne to Stanley race are now open.
Race starts Saturday 2nd November 2019.
A great Ocean Race for training, crew development or qualifying for this years Hobart races.
Enter now, lock in the early bird rate and pay by 1st October 2019
The young Endeavour Youth Scheme is pleased to invite young Australians from Mornington Yacht Club to join us on a voyage in the national sail training ship Young Endeavour.
A voyage in Young Endeavour is an exciting experience and a unique opportunity for youth to develop skills for life. Our internationally recognised development program builds self-awareness, develops teamwork and leadership skills, and fosters a strong sense of community responsibility.
Since the ship was gifted to Australia in 1988, more than 13,000 young Australians have completed our youth development program. Young Endeavour is operated by a professional Royal Australian Navy crew who ensure the highest standards of safety, and teach participants the skills to sail a square-rigged tall ship.
Each voyage takes on 24 youth from across Australia. Together, they learn to keep watch and take the helm, handle lines on deck, cook in the gallery, navigate using the ship's charts, and climb the 30-metre mast set and furl the sails.
While at sea, youth crew are encouraged to pursue personal and team goals and challenges. By the end of the voyage they will have the confidence and skills to elect a leadership team and take command of the 44-metre brigantine, sailing Young Endeavour along the Australian coast.
We invite Mornington Yacht Club members aged 19- 23 years old to submit their application at www.youngendeavour.gov.au. Potential applicants are advised to apply now to ensure the best chance of being drawn for a voyage.
ORCV Coastal Sprint Races is a new initiative from ORCV Sailing for 2019/20 season in response to skippers asking for more Category 3 races. They have been designed to provide crew development and a pathway for longer ocean races. Each ORCV Coastal Sprint race aims to have skippers and crew home Saturday evening.
Being Category 3, there is no requirement to for HF Radio, Satellite phone, storm sails or life rafts (for those under 12m).
Come try ocean racing or utilise them as a training together with the ORCV Melbourne to Stanley prior to Christmas ocean races of ORCV Melbourne to Hobart or Rolex Sydney to Hobart.
The first ORCV Coastal Sprint is November 23rd 2019. Entries are now open.
For more details https://www.orcv.org.au/sailing/races/coastal-sprint-series
Crane day is: Saturday 14/09/19
Back up day is: Sunday 15/09/19
As we learnt on the last craning in day, many hands make light work.
So we would like as many owners, crew and volunteers to turn up early and participate until the job is done.
Barbeque breakfast will be provided.
As usual safety is paramount.
Would expect that everyone is vigilant and is on the lookout for every club members safety.
Everyone is to stay clear of the operating crane.
Once the slings on each boat being lifted has tension on them, the Buchannan crane team will control the lift and carry to the water.
Whilst the boat is in slings, Buchannan's insurance covers the boat.
This is why it is important that club members do not interfere with the crane operations.
In the absence of the Commodore and Rear Commodore and the Club Captain driving the bob cat, overall supervision of the day will be carried out By Trevor Neate.
Trevor will have Jon Storm, Graeme Vertigan, Chris Jackson in key positions ( and Laurie in his machine).
This team will need volunteers and assistants, jobs will be allocated on the day.
If you can help and If you need a job on the day approach one of these ( Laurie will need an assistant to attach chains and draw bars).
All help very gratefully accepted.
We will also need Barbeque volunteers, 2 duck drivers and a tractor driver
If anyone would like to volunteer for a position beforehand please let the office know.
We intend to start preparation at 7.30am and expect as many members as possible turn up to assist for this MYC team effort.
Launch order will be posted on the downstairs office window.
We would ask that owners and crew come back into the yard after launching their boats and assist with other boats.
If all goes well and we finish early it would be a good opportunity, while lots of volunteers are on hand, to dismantle cradles and reinstate the front fence( removed for crane operations).
The road trailers for Misbehavin, Clockwise and Morning Light, and fixed cradles will need to be removed from the yard by Sunday night.
With all the great MYC team pulling together, launching should go as smoothly as retrieval.
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