Special Sailing Instructions for Queenscliff Destination race now available - click here
As per the current government guidelines face masks must be worn whilst inside the club, unless eating or drinking and outside where you cannot social distance.
We ask that you please remember to do this, especially on Thursday nights when the place is busier - thank you for your co-operation, & hopefully it won't be too long until these restrictions are lifted.
Sail Sandy was held at the weekend, and we had some great club results from out youth;
James Jackson 1st 420,
Sophie Jackson 3rd 420,
Will McKenzie 4th 420,
Lachie and Jack 2nd & 3rd, Radials
Daniel Laverty 8th Radials,
Ben Hodder 4th Laser 4.7 &
Henri Levenspiel 4th Opti's
Congratulations to you all!!
Safety Beach Sailing Club hosted their annual Sail Peninsula Regatta last weekend a number of MYC yachts competed although our representation was a bit disappointing. The weekend started with the twilight pursuit to Safety Beach from Mornington. The bigger boats from SBSC cleaned up. I hope the handicapper gets them next year. Scott Robertson was the first MYC boat home. Friday night’s pursuit at Safety Beach was sailed near perfect conditions as well with 51 boats on the track. Saturday’s race to Blairgorie and back saw a 50plus fleet in two divisions sail in absolutely fantastic conditions. Mortica took the MYC crown in Div1 and Himalayan Women came second in Div 2. On Sunday “Huey” had a rest and after a long “AP” sailing eventually got under way, Apache took the MYC honours.
Overall best results,
Himalayan Women 1st CBH and 3rd AMS
Tub Thumper 2nd CBH
Apache 8th and Mortica 9th
Apache 2nd and Mortica 3rd
It’s a great weekend of sailing so close to home, I’m not sure what we need to do to get more MYC representation, we had plenty of members sailing but only a few boats.
Good news, as per the announcement made by VIC premier Dan Andrews today, the 5 day "snap" lockdown finishes at midnight tonight, which means we go back to where we were last week:
CLUB & YARD
Will be open from tomorrow with the usual mandatory sign in via the QR codes displayed on all entry points.
MEMBERS BAR & FUNCTION ROOM
Open from tomorrow with the previous restriction on numbers: Bar - 30, Function room - 50 and outside deck - 40.
Back to normal commencing with tomorrow night's Twilight sail to Safety Beach - yey!
VICTORIAN JUNIOR CARNIVAL & SCHNAPPER POINT REGATTA
Scheduled for13 & 14 March
Open from tomorrow 10am onwards for coffee, lunch and dinner
THE MYC OFFICE
Open from 12 noon - 5.30pm tomorrow, and 9.30am - 3pm Friday.
See you at the club!
Bye for now,
Sarah Grant, Club Manager
We were all disappointed to have to postpone the Schnapper Point Regatta and Victorian Junior Carnival. After so many cancelled regattas this season we still plan to hold these events, especially Junior Carnival which is important for our youngest sailors.
We have come to the conclusion that the best possible weekend is that of the 13th and 14th of March.
Hopefully that will suit as many as possible, both volunteers and participants. We have to, in times such as these; remain flexible, make the most of the situation, stay safe, have fun, and get back on the water.
Yours in sailing
COVID Stage 4 Restrictions Resuming from Midnight Tonight (Friday 12th February) until 11.59pm Wednesday 17th February 2021
The Victorian Premier has announced changes to Melbourne’s restrictions returning to Stage 4 Restrictions effective from midnight tonight (Friday 12th February) until 11.59pm Wednesday 17th February 2021.
While AS does not have the definitive outcome for sailing in the Melbourne area, the following points outline that Boating is not permitted and therefore all sailing should cease until further notice:
Please see attached table of restrictions for more details.
We understand the disappointment that this news brings; but please be assured that we will update you and your club as further information becomes available.
If you have any questions or concerns in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Regional Manager – Victoria
0425 720 372
As per the announcement made by VIC premier Dan Andrews today of a 5 day hard lockdown, we would like to let you know what this means to our club:
CLUB & YARD
Will be closed to members (including boat owners) from from 11.59pm tonight and re-opening on Thursday 18th February. If you have any concerns regarding your boat, please call our Club Captain, Laurie on 0418 584 338.
HOBSON'S BAY DISTANCE RACE
Scheduled for tomorrow has been CANCELLED
VICTORIAN JUNIOR CARNIVAL & SCHNAPPER POINT REGATTA
Scheduled for this weekend has been POSTPONED.
We are so disappointed, so much hard work has been put into the organisation for this weekend. A HUGE thank you goes to everyone involved and thank you to our volunteers for your offer of help. Watch this space for the new date.....
Bookings for tonight will go ahead as normal, and the Restaurant will be closed from 11.59pm tonight for 5 days. From tomorrow they will be offering a takeaway service for Saturday and Sunday only. CLOSED Monday to Wednesday at this stage.
THE MYC OFFICE
Is now closed until Thursday, myself and Tayla will be working from home so contactable by email or phone, and will keep you updated as things progress.
Stay safe and please contact us if you have any concerns,
Bye for now,
Sarah Grant, Club Manager
The NOR is available at https://sbsc.net.au/index.php/the-club/introduction/forms-and-documents/sail-peninsula/160-sp2021-notice-of-race/file
To enter please go to https://www.topyacht.com.au/db/kb/1364
Please note that the entry fee increases after the 5th February so get that entry fee in now.
For more information please go to the Sail Peninsula website at www.sailpeninsula.com.au
ORCV Safety & Sea Survival Courses
If you’re considering joining a boat for King Island, travelling offshore or starting your sailing adventures, we encourage you to check your SSS certification. Due to Covid social distancing and a backlog from last year, there are limited places for the full 2-day course on 20 & 21st February. A refresher course will run on June 6th and booking to both are open now. More information and booking below
20 & 21st February - Full 2 Day SSS Course https://www.orcv.org.au/training/safety-sea-survival-course-sssc
June 6th - Refresher SSS Course https://www.orcv.org.au/training/sss-refresher-course
ORCV King Island Race or Rally
For the past 48 years, the ORCV has been enjoying the hospitality and food of the King Island Boat Club. This year, we invite you to join either the race or rally. The traditional 114nm race will start on March 6 and entries are open here https://www.orcv.org.au/index.php/king-island-about-the-race
This year, we invite boats who would like to build their confidence through experience of sailing in Bass Strait to come and join the inaugural King Island Rally starting March 5. More details and entry can be found here https://www.orcv.org.au/sailing/king-island-rally
MORDIALLOC SAILING CLUB
IS TURNING 75
WE WOULD LIKE ALL PAST MEMBERS TO BE CONTACTED SO SPREAD THE WORD!
SATURDAY MARCH 27TH 7.00PM
ROSSDALE GOLF CLUB, ASPENDALE
FAMILY REUNION DAY
SUNDAY 28TH MARCH, 11AM – 4PM
REFER TO OUR WEBSITE FOR THE LINK TO THE BOOKING FORM
email@example.com 0411 888 418
Entries Open / Notice of Race Published for SCL:AP - Qualifier 1 (Mornington YC)
It has been a difficult year for all and now clubs are all looking inward toward building of local club sailing. This is a core attribute of the League Sailing concept to build a club vs club model that starts at selecting your sailors to represent your club, through to (hopefully) them representing your club at local, State, National and then World levels with the SAILING Champions League.
The first event for the 2021 Season is Qualifier 1, open to all clubs and teams from WA/SA/TAS and Victoria and from this event the top 8 U22 and top 8 Open teams qualify for the Asia Pacific Final o from Cockatoo Island at the end of April.
Formal entries are now open HERE and the Notice of Race is HERE. If you are a club now is the time to get your club team together (2 girls / 2 boys) and if you are a sailor you can also pull together your own team to race under your clubs burgee.
ORCV Cock of the Bay final wrap up
ORCV Cock of the Bay results
Melbourne to Devonport Final Wrap up
Melbourne to Devonport Results
If you have a newsletter going out this coming week, greatly appreciate if you could share the opportunity to participate in the next West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints on January 23rd. This race will have you home Saturday night ready for the Geelong passage race on Sunday. Entries close 15th January here https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-series
Everyone who spends time in the ocean will have seen how huge the plastic pollution problem is - it's washing up on beaches, entangling wildlife, and travelling to every part of our global seas. But there's another problem which is a little harder to see. When these plastics break down, they never go away. They simply fragment into smaller and smaller pieces, becoming plankton sized (and eaten by filter-feeding whales, fish & corals) or even "nano" sized (so tiny they can move between cells and into the bloodstream). We're just starting to understand the huge impacts these microplastics can have on the health of the ocean, and ourselves.
My research as a marine biologist has focused on plastic in the ocean, and what this means for us humans. I was part of the team who documented the most plastic polluted beach in the world, the remote Henderson Island (in the Pitcairn island group, South Pacific), where several thousand pieces of plastic wash up every day from all around the world. While there I started to look inside commonly eaten fish species, eventually documenting the first records of plastic inside fish that people are eating in French Polynesia and across the Pacific Ocean. The more research I did, the more it seemed like the scientists had known about this problem for years, but businesses were still producing huge amounts of plastic waste. So for the past decade I've been working to share information & knowledge about the plastic pollution problem, and solutions that everyone can be part of to make a positive difference. Ultimately this is a design issue - making things we use once and throw away, out of a material which can last forever. It's up to all of us to stop supporting this bad design, to reduce the amount of plastic we use, and to support changes from businesses and legislation that can reduce plastic waste.
"Micro Plastic, Massive Problem" is a book I wrote this year to communicate the huge scope of this problem, alongside easy ways that all of us can be involved in being part of the solution. With the help of graphic designer Harriet Spark, we created a free book that is beautiful & fun to read, with the hope that people will read it and share it around. We have all the solutions we need to start addressing plastic pollution, one of the biggest threats facing our oceans, so this book can be a tool to help everyone learn more and get involved.
The book is now available in hard copy at the Mornington Yacht Club, or you can download it for free here: https://www.aliceforrest.com/micro-plastic-massive-problem
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