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Dear Members & Friends,
The planning and development of our new Junior and Youth Sailing Program is almost complete and we plan to implement it as soon as the Covid 19 restrictions allow us to do so. This program which will replace Tackers, has the objective of building junior membership and introducing new sailors and their families to the Club.
The appeal for funds which we launched in June has raised $11,700 which will enable us to purchase 5 new plastic Opti's. To run the program efficiently we require one additional boat so if anyone hasn't as yet donated and wishes to do so they can make a tax deductible donation through our Opti Appeal at the Mornington Yacht Club site at the Australian Sports Foundation or directly through Sarah in the office.
We know that we are living through very difficult times but every little donation will help us launch this program successfully,
Thank you for your support, it is much appreciated and we look forward to starting this new program soon,
We are pleased to pass on a little bit of good news....METRO MELBOURNE (under step 2)
Australian Sailing has announced that as from the 28th of September, single handed sailing or with someone (maximum 5 household members) from your household bubble is now permissible as part of your 2 hours of exercise within an unpowered vessel, if you live within 5kms of the club.
If you reside further than 5km from MYC, unfortunately you currently cannot go boating. We are hopeful this will be fully re-instated shortly.
If you reside within 5km, single handed sailing or sailing with someone from your household bubble (up to 5 persons from your household) is now permissible as part of your 2 hours of daily exercise, but it must be in an unpowered vessel. This means it is okay in an Off the Beach dinghy or a yacht – but the yacht cannot have a motor (if your yacht has a motor, even if you don’t use that motor you cannot use that vessel).
The 2-hour limit includes your travel time. You must do all the other normal things including staying within 5km, signing in as you enter the club yard, wearing a face mask while on land, social distancing etc.
Club House & Facilities
The clubhouse, toilets and changing rooms remain closed. ALL members and contractors entering yard must sign in as per the instructions on the gates. This is a government requirement.
If you live within a 5km radius you can visit MYC and check on your vessel whilst you are getting in your daily exercise (i.e. walking or riding). Please sign in and out of the yard as per the sign on the gates.
For those boat owning members who live outside of the 5km radius, you too can now travel outside of your 5km radius to check on your vessel at MYC. Strict conditions and paperwork apply, including it is for emergency maintenance or essential safety purposes only, you have vessel proof of ownership with you and you have verification on MYC letterhead you are a current Member and the vessel is stored at MYC. If you would like a letter verifying your Membership and boat status at MYC please email Tayla email@example.com
There is a strict limit of 10 people in the yard at one time, please check this before entering. This includes members and contractors.
Gates, especially the waterfront gate MUST be locked before going out on the water.
The yard is now open for contractors under restricted conditions to clear existing contracts. No new work can commence, however Australian Sailing are working with the Government now, clarifying the full scope of new works and it is looking promising (more in the next few days as soon as we hear).
BIG Congratulations to MYC member Graeme Taylor (GT) for winning the Victorian Male Sailor of the Year!
This is very exciting news!!!
2020 Victorian Male Sailor of the Year Announcement
Congratulations to our Male Sailor of the Year Finalists:
Mornington Yacht Club
Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Will & Sam Phillips
Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
Our judging panel would also like to make honourable mentions to the following nominee:
Mornington Yacht Club
And the winner is.......Graeme Taylor!!!
What don’t you know about your fellow club members? - a relaxed chat about past sailing experiences
Thursday Sep 24, 2020 07:30 PM
The Training and Development Committee have been co-ordinating regular Zoom sessions for the kids, and would now like to extend that to the big boat fleet as a way of staying in touch.
We can’t meet together in person, but can still talk about the sport we love.
Please pour a drink, find a comfy chair and log onto Zoom. You don’t necessarily need to download the app, but it's a bit more functional if you do.
You don’t necessarily need to download the app, but it's a bit more functional if you do. You can join by phone or computer whatever suits you.
You can use the zoom link to connect or just dial in on a mobile to the number listed - refer to the tattler / email sent or contact the office.
Now, in order that this doesn’t get too crazy and we sound like a pack of sea gulls fighting over the chips, we do need to follow a few processes to make it work.
We look forward to seeing you then!
And then next week....
watch this space!
Then we’re open to suggestions to get us thru lockdown. Do you want more like the above? - Virtual (on-line) racing, cruising (local and OS), safety, or more on rules, sails and tactics???
. Please let us know
Announcing a brand new MYC App feature for Boat owners and Crew!
We are please to announce you can now have your very own 'Boat Crew' area in the app- just for you and your crew. It's fully featured too! Message your crew about sailing, post some pics, give them a quick call etc.. click here for more information!
From the Rocks...
We are now delivering to Mt. Martha, Mt. Eliza & Mornington! Our Chefs are prepping and ready to serve all of your takeaway favourites. Open from 5pm - 8pm Wednesday to Saturday and Lunch 12pm - 3pm Saturday & Sunday. Order online -Free delivery when you spend over $30.
Click here for the takeaway menu
Thank you to everyone that attended our zoom AGM - we had about 35 members attend which was great!
If you missed it and would like to watch it click on this link
We are excited to announce the introduction of our new Junior and Youth Sailing Program. If you have a child or grandchild aged 8-10 who would like to try sailing for 4 sessions (for free) before joining please register them now as we have 10 spots per month and would like to give our members first access before public release. Please read on...
INTRODUCTION OF A NEW JUNIOR AND YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM -
A LIFELONG JOURNEY OF FAMILY FRIENDSHIP SAILING AT MORNINGTON YACHT CLUB
In November 2020, Mornington Yacht Club will be introducing a new Junior and Youth Sailing Program that has been running successfully in other parts of Australia for many years. The program takes an active approach to learning, allowing young sailors to become confident and competent on the water as they develop into resilient and independent youth.
At Mornington Yacht Club our key values are family, friendship and sailing, and our new program is centred around these values. We aim to provide access to an exciting sport in a family friendly environment, enabling participants to make new friends and develop into independent and resilient youth. Our objective is to provide sailors with the skills needed to enjoy their sport and to participate in the Club's activities at the level they feel comfortable with, allowing them to pursue a lifelong journey in sailing.
Our program encourages active learning, as sailors utilize an educational framework amongst the constantly changing natural environment. As young sailors grow their confidence and competence in the sheltered waters of the Mornington harbour, their independence and resilience will be strengthened as they venture further into the Bay and along their sailing journey. Families are also encouraged to be involved in club life and assist in their child's sailing journey, as none of this is possible without the effort and commitment of sailors, coaches, volunteers and families.
Each month, between November and March, the Club is offering the opportunity for 10 children to ‘Try Sailing’ for free for 4 Sundays. Participants will be provided with the use of an Optimist dinghy and life jacket for this period. At the conclusion of this free try-sailing month, families who choose to continue may apply to join the program and become a member, furthering their participation in the Club's activities and continuing their sailing journey.
Expressions of interest for this Program are now open – please visit the website, or follow this link https://www.morningtonyc.net.au/junior--youth-sailing-program---slm.html. There are only 10 places each month, so if you have a child or grandchild interested please register now! We would like to give our members first access before public release.
Although Brian's nomination didn't make it to the finalists, we would like to share with you our nomination so that for those of you that don't know Brian, you will be able to see why he truly is one (of our many!) most valued volunteers....
We call Brian our "Mr Everywhere" Volunteer and would love for him to be recognised as volunteer of the year. He first started volunteering with Sailability over 3 years ago, but it didn't just stop there, he is now involved in most areas of the club!
During the sailing season it is not uncommon for Brian to be here 7 days a week - he arrives early on the Sailability days (Wednesday and Friday) and is usually one of the last to leave, making sure everything is packed up and in order and always pops by the office to say goodbye. He has recently taken over running the Wednesday program, is one of our top volunteers on Fridays and has now joined the Sailability Committee.
Then on Thursday mornings during sailing season he runs another Sailability style of day for a group from Marnebek Special School who travel from Cranbourne East each week, again always last to leave checking everything, sometimes it can be a long day for him.....and then he comes back to the club every Thursday evening for some sailing, crewing on Friday Harbour!
Brian is one of our emergency volunteers for the Sunday Sailability program and is the first person to be called when help is needed and he always makes sure that he can be there to do just that.
He always put his hand up to help during regattas, offering to do any job on water, off water and has helped out cooking the sausages at our BBQ too.
Despite not being a boat owner Brian volunteers to help with the retrieval and slipping of our keel boats for their winter storage. He is there at the crack of dawn and one of the least to leave.
Then when sailing stops, Brian is involved in our TAG Group (Thursday Action Group) - a small group of volunteers come down to the club to help us with all sorts of jobs every Thursday - from keeping the yard tidy, fixing rescue boats, fixing things around the club, all sorts of odd jobs that really save the club alot of time and funds. And if any job is not finished on a Thursday, he turns up on Friday morning to finish!
When people are in need of assistance either with their boat or other things, Brian is the first to offer his help with no hesitation at all.
And if that isn't enough he often comes to the MYC office asking if there is anything we need doing around the club! With a friendly face and big smile, it is always a pleasure to chat with Brian as he has plenty of time for everyone and is well deserved of this award.
Congratulations to all our finalists and honourable mentions for the Australian Sailing 2020 Victorian Sailing Awards!
The finalist’s are:
Finalist MYC Sailability Team for Inclusion Program of the year!
Honourable mention to Mornington Yacht Club for Sport Promotion Award
Honourable mention to Brian Fraser for Volunteer of the year!
Finalist Graeme Taylor for Male Sailor of the Year
Honourable mention to Rhett Gowan’s for Male Dailor of the Year.
Finalist Sophie Jackson for Female Sailor of the Year!
Congratulations again to all, very well deserved 🤩🤩
The MYC Season 2020-2021 Notice of Race has been released.
You can find it under 'Sailing >> Club Race Documents' from our website top menu, or you can view and download it here.
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