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We were very fortunate to have the following MYC members volunteer for our tin rattle at The Peninsula Cup - Barbara Nash, Gail Brandhoff and Kerry Larder - Thank you! from Sophie, The Bays
"We had great day on the bay introducing some excited newbies to the world of sailing and showing them the ropes... literally!" Christine Cooper click here for more photos!
On Saturday we had our first School Sailing Team Racing day @ MYC - BIG thank you to the Foundation & it's donors, it's great to see the Pacers in use!
Last March we were due to host school sailing, but unfortunately the weather didn’t allow it.
So this was our first with the new Pacers, our second is next Saturday & then we have another on 9th of February.
Competing were: Peninsula, Haileybury, Brighton, Geelong Grammar, St Michael’s & Mentone.
Scotch & Trinity didn't attend but are part of the series.
The pacers are also being used in the Adult Learn to Sail Courses starting this week which is an initiative of Sophie Jackson
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The MYC BBQ is an institution.
If you can help out once or on a regular basis we would love to hear fom you.
Please follow this link - thank you!
On Saturday Nov 17 Sea Shepherd and Dive2U are organising and promoting a Mornington Harbour Clean up Day. As a big user of the Harbour we want to show how much we care about our local environment. Please come and lend a hand before racing in the afternoon. Their plan is as follows:
Event Details: Nov 17th, Mornington
Divers Registration 9:00am
Beach Clean up Registration: from 9.30am in car park towards Mothers Beach
Clean-up: 10am to 11am
Sorting and Counting: 11am to 12.30pm
Wrap up:1pm with just enough time for club racing at 2
There was some confusion about how to Finish under shorten course from the Tower on Saturday and some crews unfortunately received DNF's after a hard days racing.
We have re-published the document Stephen Bolton wrote in April last year which clarifies how to Finish on water under shorten course. He wrote this document after the course on the day was shortened due to a massive front on the horizon and because Retriever became literally 'stuck to the bottom' whilst shortening, not all boats Finished correctly on that day either.
Click here to read that document.
In brief, the Golden Rule offered at the conclusion of that doco is 100% accurate for on water finishing anywhere in the world - and it can be easily tweaked for our MYC fixed mark racing when the course is shortened from the Tower.
Principally, though, it is the same!
In the April 2017 doc, Stephen Bolton wrote:
‘Golden Rule for Shorten Course at a Mark:
Always sail between the vessel displaying Code Flag S and the mark it is adjacent to from the direction of the last mark (‘from the course side’) - no matter where the Committee vessel sits, no matter which mark it sits at and no matter what hand course you are sailing.’
And because the Tower is always in the same spot(!) and Mark ‘S’ is always used for our fixed mark courses, we can tweak the way that Golden Rule reads a little so that it applies to the to the Tower and not on water vessels:
‘Always sail between the Tower displaying code flag and Board S and the ‘S’ mark no matter which mark you're coming from and no matter what hand course you are sailing.’
Note: Whilst it would be pretty rare for a fixed mark course to be shortened anywhere BUT at Mark 'S', it is technically it is possible - and, if done, the first version of the golden rule immediately applies!
We hope it helps!
MYC are delighted to announce a new corporate partnership with Positive Psychology. Based in Mornington Positive Psychology is equipped to address your needs.
While some clinics specialise in just one or two areas of practice, Positive Psychology works with all types of people to address all types of issues.
From mental health, addictions and trauma to family conflict, careers, assessments and reporting, they have the specialist skills and experience you’re looking for.
And once they understand your needs, they will match you with the expert clinician most suited to you.
Positive Psychology are located at:
MORNINGTON, 883 Nepean Hwy, Mornington VIC 3931
Looking for a boat, don't forget to check our "Boats for Sale" section on our website.
Click here to view (new addition "Opti")
Would you like to crew?
Click here to see which boats are looking for regular crew!
Club Race officer course at RBYC on December 1st -
FREE to all FEMALES! Click here for info & registration
below photos: Anita Josefsson, Dianne Senger & Marty Harrington "Di won the cup sweep! & the BBQ food was delicious" Anita
Our Sailability Program has purchased a new safety boat, that will see Frosty go into retirement, at least from a Sailability perspective.
The vessel is a 15’ Savage Dolphin, fitted out with a 20HP mercury engine. Modifications have been made to ensure it meets the special needs of Sailability participants.
This purchase has been made possible by several significant donations from 3 very strong supporters of our program………
Barry Shimmen (a private donor), the Rotary Club of Mornington and the Sunshine Foundation. Our sincere thanks go out to these donors. Also we need to acknowledge the financial support and expertise provided by Wes Frost marine, who supplied and fitted the outboard motor, as well as other various accessories.
And finally, our thanks go out to Mick Daddo, a Sailability Volunteer who has put in a huge amount of work over the past 5 months in bringing all of the elements of this project together. Mick has delivered a great result for Sailability.
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