We had 6 MYC sailors. Jack Eickmeyer was 2nd Radial and first Youth (U19). Lachie Weber 4th Radial and 2nd youth. And Dan Laverty 9th Radial, 3rd youth and first junior (U17). To give some perspective Simon Merritt from McCrae won for the 4th time, and 3rd place was an Olympian, the rest of the top 10, all adults. In the 4.7 fleet Heath Jones and Jack Vermeer competed in the first Laser regatta, learnt lots, did well, and with a smile at the end.
Again a huge thank you to our volunteers. MYC has a great reputation. This regatta though wasn’t about parents of kids sailing, most volunteers were there for their club. We have such an amazing team with strengths in so many different areas. That’s what makes such a strong team. Led by the flag officers, as an example. The Commodore on pin boat yet again all weekend. Bill, sailed back from Geelong late Saturday and fronted up to help on Retriever Sunday and Mr Everywhere, Legend Laurie, there at dawn both days and leading TAG during the week. It was for sad reasons we couldn’t have Bolts on the Sunday. But with the work he has put in teaching over the years, and in the last month with the new buoy zone app for mark laying, the team pivoted to bridge that gap. The mark layers, rescue boats, the guys bobbing up and down on a finish boat while all these boats finish at once. The TAG, the BBQ crew, the welcome committee at the back gate. The tower, office and beach helpers. There are too many to mention, but we were wrapped to have so much new help from all areas of the club, including keelboats, TYs and social members. Even if it’s just a day, last minute, an hour or two on the BBQ, in the yard setting up, or packing up, it is all contributing to the team effort. And the attention is gets, is all positive for the club, for example new members approached to join during the weekend. Must have been all the happy faces.
The Victorian Laser Association were part of the success and did make it easier to run than many regattas. Even easier with no protests and no scoring enquiries all weekend.
Now for Schnapper Point and Victorian Junior Carnival in February! We are expecting many of these Lasers to come back, as they had a good experience this weekend..
Andrew Weber, Training & Development Sub Committee