March 06th, 2018
Friday Fun last Friday
Great to see you on the water last Friday! I have attached some photos of the day - click here
This is largely intended for all those who have completed Tackers 3 and would like a bit more practice or guidance in a fun environment before starting green fleet racing. As you have probably figured out by now, having Ella and Alex on the water during Friday Fun is of great benefit to the new juniors.
History - It was originally setup that those being looked after by the instructors prepaid for six sessions ($120). Payment was made directly with the club office and an online registration form was completed. It essentially covered the cost of the boats and instructors, and, addressed safety matters. Not all were aware of this and confusion reigned.
Moving Forward - To remove the confusion of what Friday Fun is for the more experienced youth (which is possibly described as unsupervised sailing) as opposed to this group who would prefer having an instructor, for the reasons mentioned, we are introducing Ella's Fun Coaching during Friday Fun @ $20 a session. If you have already paid for a six session block don't panic, the unused amount will go towards Ella's Fun Coaching. Our plan is to make sure an Instructor (Ella and/or other Instructors) are always present and providing activities that are fun and build confidence. Sessions will continue on bad weather days with theory based coaching.
The MYC website will soon be updated and you will see Ella's Fun Coaching as a dedicated area where you can get more information, register and pay.
Most important is we have fun, this is a great chance for our kids to build new relationships that we hope last a lifetime because of their respect for each other and the love of sailing. To that, we will be encouraging the parents to get involved. Some have suggested having a BBQ at the end of each session. If you have any thoughts or feedback please feel free to speak up.
A Final Word - As you may appreciate much of the effort that goes into these initiatives are by volunteers. We don't always get it right but at the core is a best intention. I hope to be getting another email out this week with some more detail but please feel free to call me for more information.
If there are others that you know and who you think would like to be included please advise me...we will add them to the list.
Photos from Sat 16th Dec - we have colour!
This week we have colour in our photos - thanks Sonja! click here for more
MYC Office & The Rocks Christmas Hours
Official Announcement: New CEO appointed
The General Committee of the Mornington Yacht Club is very pleased to announce that after a rigorous recruiting process Mr Wayne Holdsworth has been appointed as our new Chief Executive Officer.
Wayne has an extensive background in Sports Administration at a number of State Sporting Associations as CEO over the past decade and brings to the MYC a comprehensive understanding of Management and Governance. Wayne has had significant exposure to Clubs and the volunteers that are the back bone of their survival.
Commodore Chris Jackson said ‘’On behalf of the General Committee we very much look forward to working with Wayne to deliver on the Club’s strategic plan and to have a person with Wayne’s experience join us will be very beneficial ”
Wayne, who will commence later in January said “I am delighted to be embarking on this journey with the MYC Committee, office team and the many volunteers that obviously are critical to the success of the MYC…”
Thank you to our Volunteers
Social Committee Christmas Hamper Raffle
Come and buy some raffle tickets for our 2 fantastic Christmas Hampers on Thursday night!
$10 for 5 or $3 for 1
As of the 29th of December the yard will be CLOSED for the Flying Fifteen Regatta. Therefore there will be no boat launching available until the 11th of January 2018.
If you wish to remove your yacht out of the yard, please do so before the 29th of December 2017.
Thank you in advance for your co-operation & we apologise for any inconvenience.
Skippers duty of care re: Stroke
SKIPPERS YOU HAVE A DUTY OF CARE TO YOUR CREW.
Can you recognise the symptoms of Stroke? Last week one of our boats while racing incurred a stroke situation with one of its crew. One in six persons will have a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke impacts all Australians; yachties are not exempt; the average age of our Club members exceeds 65 so they are at a higher risk level.
Look out for the symptoms of STROKE and act FAST.
Two groups went out for a sail on Arabelle last Thursday and participants included Megan Sinclair and Maria Napolitano. (photos attached).
Along with the sailing a lot of life stories were shared and enjoyed. It is always great to have Paul Dynes help out. Paul, as always, made the day fun for all.
The GOSS group was an idea formed while talking to some kindergarten mums. Many had varying levels of sailing experience and spoke of how much they enjoyed sailing, being on-water and certainly the social aspect. All mentioned how they missed being able to get out on the water as becoming mums had certainly restricted their time with the day to day running of families and workplaces taking priority.
GOSS was developed to provide an opportunity for women to get back out on the water, and many women just wanted to give it a try. The opportunity to enable women to come and have their little ones watched over while they take a little time out, to create new friendships, get back onto the water or start a new journey, or just come to a wonderful venue with a great group of like-minded women and enjoy great coffee and of course goss.
Come and enjoy – Next GOSS 15 February 2018
Contact Donna MYC Office
Come & join in our Christmas Celebrations after sailing on Thursday the 21st of December @ 7pm
With live music by the RONSTAN Band & if you are good Santa will make an appearance!
Pursuit Trophy Fun Race - 23rd December 17
SATURDAY 23rd DECEMBER 2017
PURSUIT TROPHY FUN RACE
All divisions and classes
Spinnakers also an option in this race.
BE THERE! YOU MUST BE IN IT TO WIN IT!
After the race come ashore and celebrate the festive season with your crew and the skippers & crew
of the other boats in our fleet.
HO! HO! HO!
Guess who else may show up!
Big Italian Night is Back!| A night of Italian Food, Music and Laughter | THE ROCKS / MYC | Saturday 20th January 2018
BIG ITALIAN NIGHT
After the first SOLD OUT & successful event BIG ITALIAN NIGHT
is back by popular demand.
Inspired by the food & music from the hollywood film “Big Night” The Rocks & MYC are doing it again with plenty of food, music, dancing & laughs. A feast to remember with a banquet of Italian food prepared & showcased by our talented chefs at The Rocks, Italian music by Sergio Ercole & The Bella Ciao band & lots of laughs with Frank Lotito.
Join us in a night of Italian food, music & laughter you wont forget.
$125pp (Includes food, entertainment & a spritz on arrival)
Saturday 20th January 2018 @ 7pm
This event will sell out fast so book now - The Rocks 5973 5599
Join us for Cock of the Bay race - Port Melbourne to Blairgowrie, boat leaving RMYS at 9.30am 26th December, then for the Petersville Regatta 27th-30th December, out of Blairgowrie, plus Friday Twilights at SBSC, distance races at MYC!
Boat contact name
Boat contact email address
Twilight Sailing photos
For more photos click here
Div. 3 Christmas Break-up
Div. 3 Christmas Break-up – Division 3 (and friends) gathered at John Underwood and Rebecca’s home on Sunday for the annual Christmas breakup and to celebrate the season so far. Thanks to everyone for pitching in and helping with catering. A special thank you to John and Rebecca for welcoming all of us and the Div. 3 Social Secretary for organising such a fun event. Tim O'Grady
Thank you to our Christmas helpers!
Big thanks to Denise & Richard George, Jan Alexander, Di & John Lynch and Sonja Dowdle who came and decorated our tree....it's beginning to look at lot like Christmas!
Good Sports Program
MORNINGTON YACHT CLUB
APPLIES FOR LEVEL THREE MONITORING
IN GOOD SPORTS PROGRAM
The Mornington Yacht Club is displaying commitment to responsible alcohol management with an application for Level Three Monitoring under the Australian Drug Foundation’s Good Sports program.
Good Sports is the first nationwide alcohol management program of its kind and is supported by VicHealth, the Traffic Accident Commission (TAC), the Department of Health and Department of Health & Ageing. The program was developed following research conducted by the Australian Drug Foundation which indicated that by introducing responsible alcohol management policies, clubs were able to improve membership and enhance viability.
The club is determined to meet the criteria required for the Level Three monitoring.
We have a written alcohol management policy which includes the sale of low alcohol drinks and soft drinks and a safe transport strategy to ensure our members get home safely. We will provide food when serving alcohol and we will not have an emphasis on alcohol for player awards or fundraising, functions and prizes.
We are confident our efforts will continue to improve the environment at the Club. We are working to ensure the Mornington Yacht Club is a great place to play and socialise for all members of our community.
The club will be regularly monitored to ensure we comply with the program. This is the responsibility of all members to make sure we do the right thing while we’re enjoying ourselves and having fun.
For more information about the accreditation program contact the committee.
Christmas Specials 2017
We are pleased to release the Karcher Professional Christmas Specials 2017.
Please see below document.
Please note, the Specials are valid 11/12/2017 - 31/12/2017 only.
As long as stock lasts. Not in conjunction with any other offer.
Keith Ross Memorial Trophy
At presentation, after the race raise a glass in memory of one of MYC’s greats.
‘Mr Grumpy’ a man of few words but many talents which he used to benefit the Club over 30 years; 18 on the General Committee, 10 as Club Captain.
A great friend to many members, particularly those who worked with him when he led the TAG Team.
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