Belligerent - Max and Bryn Lynch
Apache - Tony Donnellan and Scott White
WELCOME to 2 really impressive yachts to our club.
Belligerent - Max and Bryn Lynch
Apache - Tony Donnellan and Scott White
A great day on the water and a great day to practice your light weather skills.
Two hours of coaching and 3 races made it a really productive day. Each race produced a different winner. Winner by 1 point iwas Cameron Taylor Never Say Die
Click here for FFI-V Ossie McCutcheon results
No racing on Day 2 but thanks to coach Bunny he took plenty of video and gave plenty of great tips to discuss with all.
Marshall and Dents Lawyers, Williamstown to Mornington Race 29 October 2016. Also RYCV Palliser Trophy
A long day for our 19 MYC boats and 32 yachts overall.
The race got better all the way as the wind continued throughout the afternoon to swing around to the east.
MYC was by far the most successful club. GO TEAM MYC
1, 2 and 3 on PHS Heaven Can Wait, Sanjuro and Beau Brummel
1 ,2 and 3 on AMS Sanjuro, YT2 and Phoenix
Envyus pictured below won easily on LH
Obsession won the Ian Lane Trophy for MYC LH.
Fast finisher Phoenix won on MYC AMS and PHS results
Heaven Can wait won on CBC and beat across th eline many keelboats.
Click here for MYC Results
Click here for RYCV Palliser Trophy Results
Thank you RYCV and MYC Race Tower team for a great day!
A frisky South Easterly saw 25 boats compete in beautiful twilight conditions
The Couta's Jessie 1st and Camilla Rose 2nd were ahead convincingly with Flying Fifteen Lean and Mean 3rd after fending off Javelin and Sundara at the finish.
Leading the series after 3 races is Phoenix, Sundara and Cocktail
Click here for results
Thank you for very new Members Kevin and Valerie Woolerton for many of the pics.
Nick and James have been nominated for Australian Youth Sailors of the year and will be attending the ceremony in Sydney this Saturday the 29th Oct they are among some great competition but it will be an existing night. Nick has decided to stay at home as he has VCE exam on Monday.
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What a fabulous start to our season!!
A huge Thankyou to everyone who gave their time to make the whole weekend another success.
Our social committee and some members started at 8am Friday morning for the set up for our cocktail party and finished early Sunday evening after a fun opening day. Volunteers again made it such a success on and off the water.
The Rocks did a great job on the weekend again and Friday nights band were a winner, everyone was up dancing. Sunday was wonderful and below is my opening speech on Sunday.
My name is Sheryl Schumacher and I am honoured to be the Commodore of this amazing Club.
On behalf of the general committee of the Mornington Yacht Club, I extend a warm welcome to our many distinguished guests from state and local government:
David Morris MP, Member for Mornington and his wife Linda.
Alison Leighton, Chief Operating Officer for Infrastructure & Planning, Mornington Peninsula Shire
Yasmin Woods, Manager for property& Strategy, Mornington Peninsula Shire
Phil Fowler, Moorings and Berths, Parks Victoria
Graeme Davies, Port Phillip Westernport District Manager, Parks Victoria
Paul Tweddell, Club Services Manager, Australian Sailing and his wife Alison
To our neighbouring yacht clubs:
Max Chester & his wife from Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club
Tony Dawson & his wife Lyn from Hobson’s Bay Yacht Club
Don Blankesby & his wife Susan from Royal Brighton Yacht Club
Ray Shaw from Ocean Racing Club of Victoria &
Peter Bulka & his partner Lisa from Safety Beach Yacht Club
Our Major Sponsors:
Lauren & Malcolm, Harcourts Mornington
Nadia Hughes & Shannon Smitt, Smart Business Solutions
Ian Ross, Audi
Some of our other sponsors here today are Dave Eickmeyer, Zhik
Sandy Lansfield, Gazman &
Richard McDonald, Mornington Marine
Welcome to our past commodores starting with Graeme Alexander who has been fantastic at the other end of the phone whenever I need his advice or as a sounding board.
Greg Martin, Tony Donnellan, Sandy Mc Pherson and the lovable John Heart are the five Commodores I have served under – (Maybe time to move on!) The support from past commodores such as Andy Whitbourne, Bob Armstrong, Lewis Robbins, John Lynch, Ken Bilham, Trevor Neate and many others has been sensational, just being there for me in what has been a rather daunting time, all Team MYC members, my partner Bill McDonald who never complains about the lack of prepared food or the time spent away from home. Thank you all for being here today as we celebrate the opening of the 71st season of Mornington Yacht Club.
I would also like to thank the wonderful committee our club has got for their hard work and the time they volunteer away from their families to make sure you can go out and enjoy your sailing or just enjoying your club, our CEO Rod Austin, Sarah Grant our Office Manager, Michelle Levenspiel in accounts, the ever smiling Michelle Pickford our Sail Training Manager and her team. The boys who run us out to our boats on a Thursday night. We have many sub committees and your time you give to our club is so appreciated. A huge thank you to our Social Committee, Race Office and the massive number of volunteers it takes to keep our club running.
It is on occasions such as this that we realize our common passion for sailing and the good friendships we make and remember the paths that our predecessors forged … for which we now reap the benefits.
The goal of the Mornington Yacht Club has always been to bring the pleasure of sailing and the wonderful friendship this club offers to as many people as possible.
The coming year will be no different with our club leaders planning exciting things for both our sailing and social activities. We don’t always get it right, however what we try to do is always with the best interest of our club at heart. We are all volunteers and our job is to make sure you have an inclusive family friendly club - your job is to go sailing and have fun! The world is changing and as a successful club we need to change with it. I personally look forward to working closely with our management committee, our staff and of course our tireless volunteers to achieve our goals.
I wish our skippers and crew a happy and successful sailing season and thank all our members for their contribution to our wonderful club.……………….
We now have some presentations and awards …….if you could all come up as your name is called please - starting with Our Club Person of the year. This year is a little different as we are recognising a group of people which was our 70th Historical Committee consisting of Jan Alexander, Barbara Nash, Stuart Gooley, Ray Harvey, Di Lynch, John Lynch and David Campbell. They did an amazing job as many of you would have seen and we can’t thank them enough for the amount of hours they gave to be able to capture the last 70 years of Mornington Yacht Club. The plan for the future is to have it all put into a book for the next generation to see - Stuart Gooley has been working towards getting this to happen in the not too distant future.
Our Next presentation is recognition of our 25 year members - If you could all come up as your name is called please: Jenny Mason, Pete DeLange, Scott White, Jeremy Rae, Roger McGraw, Jan Morris, Maurie Eddington & Tim Humphries. Our next presentation is to recognise our 50 year members if you could all come up please: Rowley Morris, Trevor Di Lynch and John Lynch.
Our final presentation today is to a member of our club who has given tirelessly, he was on our sailing and general committee for the last twenty years and is still on the Yard Committee---if you could all welcome up Keith Ross or to some of you also known as "Grumpy". Thank you Keith from us all for everything you have given to Mornington Yacht Club.
Let’s enjoy the day celebrating our 2016 - 2017 sailing season and I look forward to being out on the water a little later toasting your success and with that I will hand over to our Rear Commodore Dave Eickmeyer.....Thank you to everyone!
Click here for video of speech
The MYC office will be closed on Monday the 31st October & on Tuesday the 1st November - we hope you all have a great cup day!
The Rocks are open from noon for lunch only.
The next Long Distance Race Cup Weekend - enter now for the Williamstown to Mornington Race
R.Y.C.V Palliser Trophy
0930 hrs Saturday 29th October 2016 - entries close Wednesday 27th October 2016
To enter Williams to Mornington Race (RYCV Palliser Trophy) go to:
www.rycv.yachting.au > Sailing > Racing > On Line Entry > Casual Entry – you will not get a series score >
STEP 1: Select Series - Livingston Long Distance - Race No 2 - Palliser Trophy
STEP 2: Select an Option
STEP 3: Press Submit
Then fill out the form and PAY.
A really great opening thanks to the Social Committee, The Commodore , Boat Owners , Mornington Secondary College Band, members and Special Guests that attended.
The Hon David Morris MP officially opened the Season and our popular Rev Jim Catford blessed the fleet for his 5th year in a row. Those recognised at the ceremony were:
25 years Membership - Jeremy Rae, Jan Morris, Jenny Mason, Scott White, Peter De Lange, Roger McGaw, Maurice Edgington, Tim Humphris
50 Years Membership - John Lynch, Trevor Neate, Rowley Morris
Peter De Lange - His service to the members in the Yard as the Shipwright
Keith Ross - His long Service in the Yard and on the Committee. Wayne, Keith's son accepted the award for Keith.
Club Members of the Year - Jan Alexander, John and DI Lynch, Ray Harvey, David Campbell, Stuart Gooley and Barbara Nash.
Thank you to our Piper, Holly Heron singing one of the best renditions I have ever heard of the National Anthem.
Click Here for the full Gallery of pics.
Click here for National Anthem video
Click here for Sail Past Video
The Flying Fifteen 2016 Ossie McCutcheon Trophy regatta is on the 29th & 30th of October. MYC is seeking members to sail the club flying fifteens and volunteer with race management on and off the water. It will be a fun event to be involved with.
A great Flying Fifteen Coaching regatta with MYC Honorary Member and Olympic Coach Ian “Bunny” Warren as the regatta coach.
So Flying Fifteen Sailors you have one week for the weather to warm up and clear those cobwebs off your boat and join us.
It doesn’t matter if you are new to the Flying Fifteen or an experienced stalwart there is always something new to learn.
If you have any issues contact Dale Collings on 0415 595 754
Hoping to see heaps of Flying Fifteens at Mornington.
Did you know Designed by the legendary Uffa Fox, the 6m (20ft) Flying Fifteen has maintained its reputation as an exciting and competitive two-man racing craft. It provides access to sailing at reasonable prices for men and women from 15 to 75 and beyond.
The most famous Flying Fifteen is Coweslip presented to the Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Elizabeth as a wedding present. Uffa Fox and Prince Philip frequently sailed together at Cowes.
The recent dumping of seaweed on Maas Landing is real evidence as to where your rubbish ends up when littering. The seaweed is entangled in hundreds of pieces of scrap rubbish materials and mostly plastics. PLEASE do not litter as it endangers the life in the bay and makes ugly and unhealthy the beautiful playing ground we sail in..
The Italian Fashion was sensational! Plenty of Leather, Fur, Shoes and with our Commodore leading the way in Milan Yellow. Our Italian caterers the DeSantis's provided superb Italian food with a wonderful selection of Italian Beers, Prosecco and Cocktails. The band was that good that there were more on the dance floor than at the bar. Congratulations Social Committee and in particular Kerry Larder, Di Lynch, Sheryl Schumacher and Sarah Grant. Happy 60th Mark :)
Click here for the full Gallery of the night
Wednesday 9th & 16th (6pm to 10pm)
TO REGISTER YOU NEED TO:
Held at the Albury Wodonga Yacht Club on the Melbourne Cup Weekend of October 29th & 30th this regatta incorporates the Victoria Dinghy Championships. It offers more than just sailing!. There is unpowered camping available at the Club with full catering (if you choose). Saturday evening there will be live music and wine tasting from a local winery.
Some class associations are offering coaching opportunities on the Monday and Tuesday (check with your assoc). For those staying on for a long weekend and not sailing there is a Winery Bus Tour available on the Monday.
More details on the Sail Country Website - http://www.sailcountry.com
Entries Now Open - https://www.trybooking.com/Booking/BookingEventSummary.aspx?eid=204880
Are you able to have a day on the bay with our GOSS group on Thursday from 10.00am to 2.00pm? - please let Michelle know by email or call the office tomorrow - thank you, it is going to be a beautiful day!!!
An increase in bank merchant fees across MYC’s bank accounts has prompted the club to introduce a surcharge on all credit card transactions.
The fee will be 1.5% on all Mastercard and VISA card purchases (a reminder that AMEX is not accepted). Though bank fees are increasing for debit card transactions (cheque and savings accounts purchases) we will not be passing those fees onto members.
We understand an increase in fees is never palatable. With this in mind we will ensure you are aware where this fee applies, for example on our invoices. With this information at hand you will have the choice of whether to pay via credit card (which attracts the 1.5% fee) or debit card or online, which does not attract a surcharge.
We appreciate your support.
Our next guest speaker is Lisa Elliott from the Mornington Community Information and Support Centre which is being held on Friday the 4th of November, with the subject being......
"SHARE THE DIGNITY"
Team MYC had some great results in Sail Sandy at Sandringham Yacht Club over the week end.
2nd in the Laser Radials - Tyrone
2nd 420 Sophie & Hugo (SSCBC -Ella was out with back injury)
5th 420 Lilly and Matilda
1st over all out of around 200 boats across all classes handicap - James
Also great to see Mel & Rhett out coaching
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