An afternoon of Jazz at MYC!
This Friday the 2nd of June, MYC is hosting a "Chatty Table" in conjunction with our Members & Friends lunch.
The Chatty Table Scheme is a Health promotion charity to help connect communities and increase social interaction by getting people chatting!
All MYC members and members of the community are invited to come along on Friday the 2nd of June. Just head to the members bar at 12pm and find Jackie & who is a Volunteer from the scheme and she will be sitting at a table displaying the yellow "Have a Chat" table signs!
Click here to read all about "Chatty"
BRASS MONKEY WINTER SERIES 2023
With the first race 20/05/2023 abandoned due to inclement weather to be sailed on a date to be advised, here is the entry list for the series.
There will be 5 races comprising the series.
The races will be on short courses up to 12 nm around Dromana Bay fixed marks with PURSUIT starts, first boat off at 1100 hrs.
Please encourage all yachts to come and race.
Entry fee is FREE and open to all yachts registered with any affiliated AS club.
This series is a fun event, with spinnakers to keep the cobwebs off your boats and to keep crew skills alive during winter.
The dates are:
ORCV Newsletter Item
It is the 70th anniversary Apollo Bay race this coming weekend which will close out the Offshore season. It’s great to see 43 boats heading to Apollo Bay with many being graduates of the ORCV Beyond the Bay series.
We now turn our attention to upskilling crews both in the classroom and through the Winter Series passage races. Entries for the Discount Yachting Winter Series and race 1 are open.
Throughout winter, we have training on Navionics, Fundamentals of Navigation, Weather for Sailors with Robin Hewitt, Safety & Sea Survival, Practical Hands-on Radio and the Bowman Essentials.
With the Bowman’s Essential, Peter is keen to use this course to encourage the younger members of the club to get inspired and use the bow position as a pathway to step up to keelboat racing. The ORCV is sponsoring 5 places in this course towards supporting youth members (25 years or younger) to join the upcoming Bowman’s course.
Get in contact with us if you’d like to take up one of these 5 places on offer.
Discount Yachting Winter Series – 4 longer passage races incorporating the 2 popular destination races to Blairgowrie & Geelong. Starting with an on-water distress drill before race 1 on June 24th. Only those who enter the series or race 1 can participate in the drill. Entries are open for the series and race 1 here https://www.orcv.org.au/winter-series
Safety & Sea Survival Course – Next Course Sunday June 4th.
For all those anticipating being an active member on the water, this course is a must. Complete the eLearning and then attend the in-person day on June 4th to complete your theory and practical. Full course and refresher options possible with bookings essential https://www.orcv.org.au/training/safety-sea-survival-course-sssc
ORCV Training – Winter is a great time to build your skills and increase your knowledge. There’s a range of courses on: Navionics, Fundamentals of Navigation, Weather for Sailors, Bowman Essentials, Practical hands-on radio Workshop through to the Safety and Sea Survival course. Click out the options here https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar/orcv-training-calendar
Dress Up - OPTIONAL....but what a great excuse to venture out in your Uggs! :)
Half game show. Half party. That's how we describe it. One Bingo caller calls out the numbers and his budding DJ play songs from the 80’s and 90’s that rhyme with those numbers.
Throw in some jokes, tributes and spontaneous air guitar competition and you’ll soon see why this night of Bogan Bingo at our favourite local Mornington Yacht Club will be a hoot.
Drinks & nibbles available at the bar.
Tickets exclude food & beverage. No BYO.
MYC member ID required for all discounted member ticket purchases and will be requested upon entry.
Please present ticket purchase upon entry.
Seating requests will be allocated on a first booked basis, and otherwise cannot be promised.
Prize for best dressed Bogan of the night.
Tickets are limited so book yours today.
Doors will open from 7pm. Bingo starts 8pm.
Members and Friends Lunch
Friday 2nd June 2023. Get your friends together and come and enjoy the best view in town!
If you know you are coming, please RSVP or just turn up!
Congratulations to MYC member Peter (Will) Spokes
Who has received another literary nomination for his book "Death on the Ferry Hygeia".
Peter (Will) will be at this weeks Mornington Race Club marketing the book and would be delighted if any club members came along to say hello and make a purchase. He will sign and personalise all sold copies on the day.
The Joker is back!
Introducing...."Friday Night Footy" @ MYC
Stay after the members draw or come down around 7.30pm and have some Footy Fun at MYC! The game will be played on the big TV screen, wear your team colours, everyone welcome! Bring your friends and family and enjoy the Friday SPECIAL "Parma, Chips & Salad" in the Member Bar (normal menu still available).
Next Kick off: Friday 12th May
Richmond vs. Geelong
Message from Col Mason, MYC Member
Please be advised that Murray Preston’s ashes will be scattered in the harbour this Saturday at approximately 1pm. Family and friends will then celebrate his life over a few drinks in the club bar. Murray was a long time MYC member. He went on to live in Alice Springs and found the ASYC. He loved The Alice, but his wish was always to come home.
To assist our TAG team this Thursday to retrieve our Fixed Marks: 2 boat's (4 people) to drive Sara and Hysport & Yard; 4 people.
The work can be a bit tedious and messy, but there will be a reward at the end of it! All that is required is that you are fit (ish) and like cake!!
Please contact Laurie 0418 584 338 if you can help out!
Slipping Day Success
Slipping Day Success
Thankfully Saturday dawned with little breeze and promised great conditions for slipping and craning the yachts..
The BBQ went from 7am to 2pm - egg and bacon rolls for breakfast followed by BBQ snags and onion in bread and a selection of slices and muffins brought along by the BBQ volies to have with tea and coffee.
Many, many thanks to Jo McKenzie, Gail Brandoff, Jo Vermeer, Mary Young and Majbritt Kring for their willingness to volunteer and for their witty and encouraging company! I certainly enjoyed myself and the crews and yard volunteers expressed their appreciation of our effort.
Thanks to Sophie McKenzie too for the delicious little blueberry muffins.
Well done to all, especially Laurie.
From the Commodore...
Well Jane Bunn got it wrong as far as Mornington was concerned last Saturday - the weather held off to enable us to crane and slip everyone's yacht who wanted to come in. The lead up to slipping this year was overshadowed by the Council's dredging programme which managed to be completed just in time for us to step in and finish the job. With so many people engaged in activities supporting slipping day the camaraderie amongst all of us helping one another undertake tasks is a joy to behold. Next Saturday our Appreciation and Presentation Evening provides an opportunity to thank all those people that make things happen around the Club.
Over winter we will be ripping into the upstairs areas. Acoustic panels will be mounted in the bar to help quieten down Andy Whitbourne, the amenities and hallway will be smartened up and the back deck will be enclosed with the Fireball Lounge created.
Brownies Friday night raffle ís going from strength to strength with the money raised supporting Club initiatives. There could be a few more surprises coming forward next season.
Cheers Andrew Young
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Mothers Day isn’t far away and this exclusive offer is only available until Mon 15 May for the Lounge Top as a gift.
Dolphins in Mornington Harbour!
Dolphins in Mornington Harbour!
A heartwarming video sent in by member Andrew Klose.
Nigel Jones and Cam McKenzies J111, Ginan has taken Line Honours and won AMS, ORC and PHS divisions of the 3rd and final West Offshore Product Coastal Sprint race of the season in fickle light winds.
With a shortened course the fleet started outside Port Phillip Heads in light winds of 5 – 8 knots.
McKenzie commented after the race “The race was a little shorter than we’d planned. Nigel did a great start and during that first leg with the code zero flying we managed 8 – 9 knot boad speed, and stretched our lead.”
McKenzie went onto to say “The upwind section was hard as the winds shifted and became fickle and this where our experienced crew really helped spotting the wind shifts.”
“We like the format of the Coastal Sprints and are looking forward to the 70th anniversary race to Apollo Bay which will close off the ORCV Coastal Championship.” finished McKenzie.
“Decisions made can sometimes be good management or a gamble but today they paid off.” Nigel Rose skipper of Algy Rose a Swarbrick S111 went onto to explain “as we rounded the gate off Rye back beach, Ginan had headed more south and most of the fleet took a SW path towards the next mark. We could see that this direction wasn’t going to work for us especially if the winds swung more westerly as predicated.” Nigel went on “So we went alone on a different tack and our gamble today paid off. As the winds did change and provided that extra lift to allow us to make up ground and pass two more boats by the finish.” said Rose.
“Whilst there was some effort to get to the start line, we did enjoy the race and now have two more crew members with ocean racing experience.”
Rose commented, “It’s been quite a journey getting back into the category 3 racing after some time off, but I’m there now and we are looking forward to competing in the 70th Apollo Bay race.”
Entries for the 70th anniversary Melbourne Apollo Bay race are open here https://www.orcv.org.au/apollo-bay-about-the-race
Top 3 race results
Line Honours: Ginan
For full race results here https://www.orcv.org.au/results/2022-23/2022CS/series.htm?ty=08242
Ronstan Job Opportunity
Club sponsor Melbourne Travel Project invite you to a night of inspiration at MYC, being held on Wednesday April 26th 6pm. Let your friends and family know and book your FREE tickets & support this great sponsor of ours!
An amendment to the Special Sailing Instructions for the 'Pyramid Challenge' has now been published.
The amendment affects a mark of the course. Please find the amendment on our website under: Sailing >> Club Race Documents >> Amendments and Notices to Competitors - or follow this link
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