CitySail is back for 2022 and is part of the celebrations for the 150th Anniversary of Albert Park Yacht Club.
Come and join the fun, the sailing, the learning of new skills and the building of friendships. Albert Park Lake is an inland lake with flat water and much milder conditions than the bay, so there is no need to wait for the weather forecast before entering.
We look forward to seeing you at CitySail! To enter and for further information - go to citysail.com.au
Sailing on the Oodnadatta Track
Marion and Stuart Gooley are on a seven week road trip up to the Gulf of Carpentaria by way of Marree, the Oodnadatta track, Uluru, Kings Canyon, Alice Springs, then to Tennant Creek Cammoweal, and Bordertown on the gulf.
Here us a little bit of what they have been up to by Stuart.....
"At Marree I called in at the Eyres Lake Yacht Club which must be one of the remotest clubs in Australia. Until 2011 they sailed on Lake Eyre when water permitted mainly small catamarans from what I could see. In 2011 the SA Government in conjunction with the local Aboriginal Corporation closed down the Lake for sailing. Since then the Club has had to sail on the Goyder Lagoon which is some 200 kms north of Marree on the Birdsville track not making it easy for a casual sail. The Goyder Lagoon is fed by the mighty Diamontina River and is located on the Clifton station for those who are familiar with the Birdsville track. The Club held its last Regatta in 2019.
Leaving Marree we set off on the Oodnadatta Track some 200 kms for our next stop William Creek. All that is at William Creek is a authentic outback pub( once a part of the Ghan railway line), a petrol station and a caravan park. It is a custom at these outback pubs to decorate their ceilings with memorabilia. Birdsville has hats , Mungerannie has human hair, Kugera has women's bras.
William Creek has flags and would you believe one of the flags is an MYC Flag Officers burgee; who would have left his there is a mystery!!
We are now in Alice Springs with no water in the Todd River (as per usual) and as members will know there is a Yacht Club here which has chartered yachts and competed in the Sydney to Hobart in the past. But it so happens the Demons are playing here this afternoon so we are off to the ground soon.
Not sure how many other Yacht Clubs we will visit on our trip except for the Port Douglas Yacht Club which we have visited before and is great fun".
Congratulations to all MYC members; James Jackson, Lachie Weber and Ada Edwards with MYC Mel Hitchen Haw as Team Manager, and coach Sorrento's Jack Lewis, on coming 2nd at the ASTSA Nationals.
The Australian Schools Teams Racing Championships were held in Botany Bay, finishing 10th July after a week of hard racing. The event had close to 400 races run and the final between Scots 1 and Peninsula Grammar was very close - well done!!!
Congratulations to MYC member Mark Nicholson
on coming second place in the ORCV race to Blairgowrie last weekend. Javelin took the gamble and went inside the Mussel Farm, following Patriot (who won). See below for ORCV Media Release.
Patriot was the clear winner in a race of snakes and ladders.
Local knowledge as the winds softened gave Jason Close, skipper of the J133 ‘Patriot’ the advantage to win overall in a fleet of 34 yachts in Saturday's ORCV Winter Series 30nm race to Blairgowrie.
The mixed fleet competing in the racing and cruising divisions started out just after 9.30am using a shortened course start line off Ricketts Point on the thirty-nautical mile race towards
Blairgowrie....click here to read on
All over, Red Rover.
A lovely holiday enjoyed, English and Scottish weather notwithstanding.
Four days with sister in law Ruth at St Andrews spent catching up for the first time since our partners' passing then a week down south in the Lakes notching up long coveted Wainwrights (Google it).
Back to Melb. winter at the weekend then up to a wintry Whitsundays the week after but who gives a damn when you're on holidays!
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