In readiness for the 2016-2017 Sailing Season we are once again finalising our club sponsors and supporters .
The cost this 2016/17 is just $100 + gst.
MYC will list your support in the Annual Handbook and Sponsors Banner in the Members Bar.
Your support I hope will be beneficial to your business as well as sincerely appreciated by the club. If you do want to participate could you please let Rod email@example.com know before Friday 19th August 2016.
There are other more substantial sponsorship opportunities for $1500 and above which include:
New listing on our "Boats for Sale" Click here for more info
Cheryl, Phil & the kids have been up to all sorts of adventures over the last few weeks....To see what they have been up to check out their blog/diary on the link below.
Click here to find out more....
Set the alarms........here is the schedule for sailing. :-)
I am Tony Spencer from Tall Ships Victoria in Melbourne. I am writing to let you know that the Jubilee Sailing Trust Tall Ship Tenacious will be arriving in Port Phillip on Sunday 14th August 2016.
Tenacious will be coming through the Heads at approximately 0700 Hrs and making her way up to Melbourne via the South Channel and then on to Fawkner Beacon where she will be joined by other vessels welcoming her to Port Phillip and escorting her to her Melbourne home at the Seaworks Maritime Precinct in Williamstown.
Tall ships are a great spectacle so please advise your Members that Tenacious is arriving and will be highly visible as she heads towards Williamstown and that they are invited to cruise in company for all or part of the way from the Heads to Williamstown.
Designed by Tony Castro, Tenacious is the largest wooden tall ship of her kind in the world. Launched of the 4th of February 2000 Tenacious undertook her maiden voyage in September that year and since then Tenacious has sailed 238,755 nautical miles and taken 13,000 people to sea. Of these nearly 5,000 people were physically disabled and 1,400 were wheelchair users. Their disabilities included Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Paraplegia and many more…..
I have attached a fact sheet on Tenacious and an image below for you to use in your member information correspondence including some links that may be useful. Please Note that Tenacious is a ship and is confined to commercial shipping channels and limited manoeuvrability and that private vessels going out to cruise with her should maintain a safe distance at all times and observe the rules regarding commercial shipping and channels in Port Phillip.
Jubilee Sailing Trust in Australia http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/jst-australia/
Tall Ships Victoria http://tallshipsvictoria.org/
About Tenacious http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/tenacious/
Tenacious Fact Sheet download .pdf (Specs Etc) http://jst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Tenacious-Fact-Sheet.pdf
Unofficial working bee run by our youngerset today. James Jackson, Lachie Weber and Jack Eickmeyer worked all day cleaning the ramp. Sensational guys!! The Flags Officers retrieved the fixed marks.
The Notice of Race requires all forms to be
lodged by the 30th of September 2016,
Please click on the links for the relevant forms, thank you!
The Rocks will be closed for renovations from Monday the 15th of August and will reopen on Thursday the 1st of September.
The MYC club bar only will be open on:
Friday the 19th August from 4.00pm to 8.00pm and
Friday the 26th August from 4.00pm to 8.00pm
Members are still able to use the club area but will need to bring your own food/drink during the times that the Rocks are closed- sorry for any inconvenience.
The ticketing site is now live and ready to accept bookings to the
Fully n Pushing Charity Film Screening.
You can purchase tickets through the TryBooking webpage on-line (by *credit card) or
by phone 5970 5309 (by cash or *credit card)
or by completing the booking form and returning to MYC
*additional .30c booking fee applies
Click here for flyer
Monday 15 August, 6pm to 9pm
Cocktail function in The Harbour View Room, Mornington Yacht Club followed by film screening at the Mornington Cinema.
Join us for a special evening
The Bays extends an exclusive invitation to join us as an event sponsor for a special cocktail function and film viewing that offers great networking and social opportunities.
All funds raised at the event will be used to purchase much needed equipment for the new Special Care Nursery at The Bays Hospital.
The Bays is the only not for profit, community-owned private hospital in Victoria offering a full range of medical, surgical and obstetric services.
Date & timing
Monday 15 August, 6pm to 9pm.
200 guests, consisting of yachting enthusiasts, healthcare professionals and local community members.
Format & venue
Cocktail function at The Harbour View Room, Mornington Yacht Club followed by film screening at the Mornington Cinema.
$10,000 through the sale of event tickets, sponsorship, a silent auction and raffle.
Fully n Pushing
A tale of the Hobart
An experienced skipper. An inexperienced crew. What could possibly go wrong?
The up and down tale, entwining humour, drama and adventure of the most inexperienced crew mission to complete the Sydney to Hobart yacht race.
Fully n Pushing is a epic movie on Mornington local, Dr Andrew Griffiths, a gynaecologist and obstetrician, who sailed in the 2011 Sydney to Hobart yacht race. The journey to the start line is long, complex and a story in its own right.
Click here to view the film trailer.
New Special Care Nursery for unwell babies at The Bays Hospital
Each year The Bays Hospital Special Care Nursery provides the utmost specialist care for more than 140 unwell, premature or babies needing additional monitoring.
Due for completion in August, the new purpose-built, state-of-the-art Level II Special Care Nursery will feature five special care cots for sick, premature and low birth weight babies with clinical conditions requiring specialist monitoring and care.
The nursery will have a dedicated resuscitation room, allowing for greater privacy for families.
These enhanced capabilities and state-of-the-art equipment will minimise the need to transfer critically ill babies to a tertiary hospital, ensuring that the majority of premature and low birth weight babies born at The Bays are able to receive the care they need without delay.
We invite you to make a difference....
For an investment of $1,200 plus GST, your organisation will receive the following:
The Mornington Yacht Club
We also appreciate that you may have some further thoughts and queries in regards to a partnership with The Bays and would be delighted to meet with you to discuss further.
For more information please contact:
Fundraising & Public Relations Manager, The Bays Hospital
P: 5970 5339 M: 0414 608 179 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
P: 5975 3697 M: 0409 480 481 E: email@example.com
CEO, Mornington Yacht Club
P: 5975 7001 M: 0477 522 750 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bays Healthcare Group Inc.
Vale Street Mornington Vic 3931
Phone 03 5975 2009
Next season we wil be able enjoy the afternoon sun!!
Work on the back deck is taking shape. The new Deck and Quartermaster Room should be complete by the end of September in time for Opening Day.
Statements were sent yesterday and it would be appreciated if you attend to at your earliest convenience. Thanking you Sarah at the MYC Office
Mark Richards has steered The Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI to its second line honours victory in three years in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race today, finishing at 13.01.16 hours, at Main Beach, Southport. MYC was well represented with Graeme Taylor "GT" on board.
In mostly light and variable conditions throughout the 384 nautical mile race, one of the slowest on record, Wild Oats XI took two days 1 minute 16 seconds to complete the course; well outside the open race record she set in 2012 of 22 hours 3mins 43secs.
The super maxi last contested the race in 2014, when she took line honours in the time of one day 2hrs 27mins and 47secs, in nearly half the time it took her to finish this year.
“We had a lot of slow through the race, not just the end,” Wild Oats XI’s skipper Mark Richards said, referring to the 5½-6 knot fluky breeze that brought them to the finish line. It seemed to take forever.
“It was really good coming out of a six month break from sailing. It was a constructive exercise; the weather allowed us to do a lot of testing,” he said referring to the major modifications undertaken prior to last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart, and the tweaking and adjustments made after retiring from that race.
Richards and crew have decided to take advantage of the light breeze to continue sailing the boat and testing systems on the Gold Coast this afternoon.
Of their main rival, Scallywag’s departure from the race after the keel ram exploded, Richards commented: “It’s such a shame. They were going really well and it was shaping up to be a great race. When they’re back on the water I’m sure we’ll have some excellent racing against them.”
It was a woefully slow final 25 miles to the finish line when the breeze dropped out, allowing the Queensland V70, Black Jack (Peter Harburg), to close the gap on her rival from close to 46 miles in the early hours of this morning to 25 nautical miles at the time of Wild Oats XI’s finish.
All information on the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race is on the official race website:http://goldcoast.cyca.com.au
Di Pearson, CYCA media
We were the last van to leave Yamba the rain had eased but still no sign of it abating so on our way to Townsville our next stop another free camp site near Bowen and what a great stop it turned out to be. We parked the van overlooking a small dam among eucalypt trees many varieties of birds nesting in them, some beautifully coloured parrots all chattering to each other I guess they too were pleased that the rain was finally easing. This stopover is on the Glen Erin farm station and not far off the Bruce highway.
We were on our way by 9am hoping to stay at the Oasis caravan park where Sandy and Rosemary staying when contacting the park they said they were fully booked. We tried other caravan parks and they too were fully booked. On arrival to Townsville we decided to try calling in to the Oasis Caravan park asking for an unpowered site, the owners could not have been more helpful they found a site for us between two cabins, loaned us a long power lead and hose as the services were quite a distance away. It was a great site large and quiet. We caught up with The MacPhersons had a few drinkies then dinner and a good night’s sleep.
At last the rain had stopped and we woke to blue skies and a lovely warm day, after some shopping replenishing supplies we met up with the MacPhersons and visited the Townsville Yacht Club where we had lunch. Later Sandy and I went to the maritime museum and although we had been there before still found it interesting, they have some marvellous replica models of sailing ships and navy vessels some very detailed workmanship requiring great patience. Back to the park much chatting over sundowners. Tomorrow the MacPhersons head to Paranella Park and we head to Kurimine Beach catching up with Gary and Tanya Wood.
Interested MYC members are invited to a meeting to finalise the 2016-2017 Social Calendar and possibly join our social committee. The meeting will be at 5pm next Thursday 4 August and please bring your ideas with you. Please RSVP Rod Austin email@example.com
Fantastic collaboration with Mornington Peninsula Brewery for our sold out beer degustation. Reservations have started for our battle of the 3 peninsula breweries ( inc. hix & red hill brewery) for October fest.
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