Click here to see some great photo's taken on Saturday at MYC!
Click here to see some great photo's taken on Saturday at MYC!
On what appeared to have the potential to be a wet evening, ended up being a very enjoyable night on the water.
For many boats this was the first hit out of the new season, although a smaller than usual flotilla (17 boats) had taken to the water, the competition was still fierce. It might have been the winter cob webs that led to Pete Sydes passing the line early, no bottle of wine tonight for you!
It was a slow start, the flotilla was spread out by the first mark, but with winds building the fleet begun to bunch up, making for a fun last dash to the line.
In the end the night was won by Gavin (Allure), in second Trevor/Graeme (Jessie) and Simon Lynch (April).
Our Opening Day was held on Sunday, a great day as usual with lots of people attending & lots of fun! Cr Rose Clark officially opened our 72nd sailing season and Rev John Sharpe blessed our fleets. Our National Anthem was sung beautifully by Alex Ferguson, we had the Mornington Secondary College CFA drum corp and it wouldn't have been the same without the sounds of the pipes floating in from the jetty by Lloyd Page! Click here for more photos
Our Opening Season Cocktail Party was a great success!- a HUGE thank you to those of you that purchased one of the limited edition books in our auction conducted by Nicholas Lynch. We saw 6 sell for between $500-$700...a fantastic result!
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We are looking for several volunteers after sailing on Thursdays and Saturdays to help Diana Lynch sell or take order for the book "Sailing at Mornington".
This book "A HISTORY OF THE MORNINGTON YACHT CLUB FROM 1946 TO 2016" is a very good read. Hard back $110.00 & Soft back $50.00. Please contact the office if you can assist, thank you
John & Di
Be part of Australian Sailing History....click here for more info
Attention - all Ladies!
The next Ladies Lunch is being held on Friday the 3rd of November at 12.00pm, no guest speaker this month just a LADIES CHAT MONTH!. Everyone is welcome, no need to book just turn up for lunch in the best spot in town!
A BIG THANKS to everyone that helped this weekend. Click here to see the full gallery (thank you Sonja for the great photos!)
Since snapping my Achilles tendon 9 weeks ago, I’ve been unable to work on our yacht Sundara, but with much appreciated help from Justin Squire and Bill Bennett, we were ready for crane day.
Annie and I would also like to say a big thanks to Justin and Bill, along with Tim O’Grady, Laurie & Mike White, Lazy and all the other MYC members that made the launch possible. Hopefully I will be back sailing in another month. Annie is also looking forward to testing the new champagne seats that Bill and Justin installed, so look out Thursday Nights!
Thanks again everyone!
Thanks and cheers
Jonathon & Annie Storm
Sail Country Early Bird Closes TODAY click here for info
The History of the Mornington Yacht Club will be officially launched at the clubs 72nd Opening party on Friday 20 October. This publication is a must for all past and present members, as well as for members of the public interested in yachting in the Mornington area. The book of some 300 pages covers the history of the Club from its foundation in 1946 until the 2016 sailing season. In addition there is an introductory section covering the period from the 1880's until the Second World War when the classic yachts from the City clubs visited Mornington frequently for Regatta's.
The Club over its 70 year history has seen members win world, Australian and State Championships as well as major ocean races both in Australia and overseas. The book records these events as well as our local Club Championships. There are over 800 individual names recorded in the index.
Prices for the book are as follows;
Soft cover edition $50
Hard cover edition tba
Pre-Purchase now by clicking here.
On the night we plan to auction a limited edition hardcover of the book which has been signed by all living Commodore's of the Club. If you are unable to attend the function on the 20th and would like to bid for this Limited Addition copy you can lodge your bid with the office.
The club thanks the donors for their generous support for our Pet Day which was held on the 27th of September:
MT MARTHA VETERINARY CLINIC - 100 dog leashes 7 a box of food measuring cups
BUNNINGS MORNINGTON - $20 x 3 vouchers & 100 pairs of gardening gloves
CHEMIST DISCOUNT BENTONS SQUARE - a variety of persona gifts
PET BARN MORNINGTON - a large fish tank
PET STOCK MORNINGTON - a bag of dog goodies
GAVIN WAYLIE - orchardist - x boxes of apples
LEISURE PETS MORNINGTON - pet food
ANIMAL REHABILITATION CENTRE - 2 x gift vouchers to the value of $40
THANK YOU!!! you made our day :)
The Australian Optimist Girls Squad (team of 5 sailors) competed in the Stack Winter Championships Regatta at Murrays Bay Yacht Club in New Zealand over the weekend.
A gig congratulations goes to MYC member Sophie McKenzie who in a 55 boat fleet finished in 11th place overall and 2nd girl!
The Australian girls took out 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed girls at the regatta. Queensland Opti sailor Blake Wilson took out first place overall, coming off her first place at NSW Youths Regatta last weekend.
Photo Bridget Conrad(NSW) 1st girl, Sophie McKenzie 2nd girl, Anna Cripsey(Vic) 3rd girl
Rod you were one of a kind
Quick witted with a good strong mind
A sense of humour and lots of style
You won’t be forgotten for a very long while.
We will miss that cheeky smile
A person who always went the extra mile
You were the best man to have at the helm
MYC was certainly your realm
It is very sad to see you go
the knowledge lost
is quite a blow
To those who must now fill your shoes.
Goodbye Rod and good luck for the future from
all the friends you have left behind at Mornington Yacht Club!
MYC will commence hosting a couple of small member forums as part of a Strategic Planning Review
The club would like to know what you you like/do not like about the club now and how you see the club in the future from Membership, Sailing, Facilities etc...
The groups will be limited to 25 members per session and the first is to be held:
Date Tuesday 24th October 6 pm with a 6.30 start - 7.30 pm
Ronstan has been as strong supporter to the local sailing community.
If you’d like to hear of Ronstan’s journey from commencement in 1953 in Sandringham through to today, please join Timothy Melville and Steve Brayshaw at MYC on Tuesday 24th October 6pm for 6.30 start.
Overview will include Ronstan’s heritage, an overview of sailing, industrial and architectural markets, our three manufacturing plants and snapshot of many new products, an update on the Ronstan Band … and together with Sport Phillip , there may even be a deal that’s too good to miss.
Please rsvp to Sarah
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