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Attn: Boat Owners
Just a reminder that Summer Yard Storage ends on Sunday 28th April @ 6pm, please can all boats not having paid for Winter Yard Storage be removed by 6pm - thank you
We will be holding a "Members and Friends" Lunch on Friday 3rd of May. There is a delicious new menu click here to see provided by the Rocks - click here to see. Soctchman's Hill will also be coming along for FREE Wine Tasting! It will be a lovely afternoon, but PLEASE can you RSVP by Monday 29th April to Tayla in the office firstname.lastname@example.org.
MORNINGTON YACHT CLUB FOUNDATION MEMBER SAILING INFRASTRUCTURE APPEAL
The Foundation is launching a new appeal for funds to assist the Club in replacing and repairing much needed sailing infrastructure. One of the Club's rescue boats "Wally" is in need of repair or replacement having served the Club well over the last 10 years. If "Wally" is to replaced we will need to raise some $20,000 to purchase a new boat suitable for our needs.
"Wally" provides services to all areas of the Club including supporting our Sailability program and our junior sailors. In addition "Retriever" needs new instruments and other important repairs.
In addition the Foundation wishes to continue its program of assisting our elite sailors compete in important regattas to further develop their sailing careers. As an example Lily and Matilda Richardson are members of the Australian Youth Sailing Team and are to compete in the Youth World Championships in Gdynia
in Poland in July. In the lead up to the Worlds they will compete in the New Zealand Nationals, they will train in Japan, then compete in Keil Week in Germany and the World 420 Championships in Portugal. Although they will obtain some financial assistance from Australian Sailing, which covers the training camp in Japan, the costs of this campaign are substantial.
We are requesting donations to assist the Foundation in raising the necessary funds to replace and repair our sailing infrastructure. A suggested donation is $100 per member but please give whatever you can. Donations made through the Mornington Yacht Club Foundation site at the Australian Sports Foundation are tax deductable.
You can access this site directly on the internet to make your donation https://asf.org.au/donate/mornington-yacht-club-foundation/
Or alternatively complete the attached donation form and post to the ASF (see bottom of form for the address) or send to the Club office who will forward on to the ASF.
The Foundation will match contributions made to a total of $5,000. This will mean, for a member on a 30% tax rate a donation of $100 (net cost to the member of $70) will contribute $200 to this project until the Foundation's cap of $5,000 is reached.
Please give what you can to this worthwhile project.
Stuart F Gooley
Mooring Available – Mornington Yacht Club
C7, is located close to the slipway and is well protected from the elements. It can take a yacht of up to 25’ or 7.6m
The mooring is managed on behalf of Parks Victoria by Mornington YC. Subject to the requirements of Parks Victoria, the mooring lease can be renewed on an annual basis. Annual fees apply.
The tackle is required to be surveyed annually. A major refit was done in late 2018.
Anyone taking up the transfer of this mooring would be required to become a member of the Mornington Yacht Club. Membership fees are outlined at https://www.morningtonyc.net.au/membership-fees.html
And additional information can be obtained by ringing the office on (03) 5975 7001
Contact the current lessee, Graham Thomas 0422 865 685 to discuss transfer arrangements.
Defibrillator Training at MYC - Expressions of interest wanted!
We will be holding a Defibrillator training session in the next month or so, if you are interested in attending please let Tayla know on: email@example.com
ORCV Double Handed Bay Race - Sunday May 5th,
This year the ORCV have included teams, as well as individual boats into the ORCV double-handed race. Gather together 4 boats and let’s see which club dominates double-handed racing. For more about the race and to enter: https://www.orcv.org.au/double-handed-about-the-race
Apollo Bay Race. - May 18 & 19 -
Category 3 (owner certification) 52 nautical miles and starts from Queenscliff at 7am on 18th May 2019 and please note: 4 crew + autohelm allowed, HF/Satellite Phone not required. The Great Ocean Road “Sail” A great opportunity for boats venturing into Bass Strait
ORCV Winter Series, starts Sunday June 22nd.
6th May commencing - Beyond the Bay
Sat 25th & Sun 26th May - Safety at Sea Survival Courses (full course) - 25th-26th May
Sun 26th May - Safety at Sea Survivial revalidation
Sunday 2nd June - Weather Course (modules 1&2)
Sunday 16th June - Weather Course (module 3)
Sunday 16th June - Weather Course (module 4)
Sightings of humpback whales off Eastern Tasmania and NSW means their northerly migration is underway. So it won't be long before they visit the central Victorian Coast. Click here for more information.
Come & Enjoy Happy Hours in the MYC Bar!
Monday to Thursday 4.30pm- 5.30pm
Friday Night Footy Tipping with complimentary nibble from the Rocks 5.30pm- 6.30pm
Includes pots of cartlon / cascade light & glass of house wine
All you need to do is show your current blue MYC members keytag!
2019 ORCV Beyond the Bay training program starts on May 6th - a course designed for all budding sailors to “Live the Dream”
Have you often thought about what it would be like to cruise to the tropical waters of North Queensland or the Pacific? Have you contemplated joining your fellow club members compete in ORCV Ocean Races? The ORCV "Beyond the Bay" program is designed to give you the necessary information and practical skills for you to Ocean Sail. More than 200 people have completed the ORCV Beyond the Bay program and are now “Living the Dream”.
“After buying my boat, I immediately enrolled on the ORCV Beyond the Bay program. Thereafter we started venturing out of the heads - Wilsons Prom, Kent Group, Sydney Pittwater, King Island and Apollo Bay. As a newbie all I can say is that it is a different and very special world once you leave the confines of Port Philip” Neil Sargeant RBYC
For 2019, ORCV Training is offering a money saving block entry course option including Safety and Sea Survival and Practical Navigator courses, saving $90.00 for ORCV members and $245.00 for non-members. Beyond the Bay Course ORCV Member $675 non-member $795 Safety Sea Survival Course ORCV member $475 non-member $355
In addition, ORCV supports a payment plan for Beyond the Bay program. ORCV member $175 plus 2 x payments of $250; non-member $195 plus 3 x payments of $200.
To register visit our BTB page. For further information please call ORCV on 03 9088 7210 or Simon Dryden ORCV Training Co-ordinator 0418 145 909.
Do you know that the Club has received a total amount of $980 through members nominating the Mornington Yacht Club as their Community Benefit organisation when shopping at any IGA store. By obtaining a free Community Benefit card and nominating the Club you can help us raise more money from this source. Lets increase the number of members helping the Club in this way.
Welcome Mornington Yacht Club members to Salt n Soul Yoga …by Lisa!
Yoga, Breathe, Release, Renew
Breathe in life, inhale peace and exhale disharmony
***Special health and well being yoga classes running for members and wider community commencing Thursday 21 February, 2019***
Come and join us - Beginner and Intermediate Vinyasa flow classes offered
(Classes $18.00 casual or 10 class pass $150.00)
***SPECIAL MYC MEMBERS PRICE $15.00 CASUAL PER CLASS***
Thursdays during School Terms commencing 7.30 am at Mornington Yacht Club
Mats are limited so if you have a mat, maybe bring it too!
Contact Lisa on 0408 771 434 for any more information or via
Real People, Real Bodies:
Yoga does not mean flexibility or fancy yoga positions it means, connection, union. Unlayering of the self, finding the calm amongst the chaos in this sometimes crazy busy world…so just come and do you with beautiful music and beautiful flows
Yoga * fall in love with taking care of yourself
*Mind. *Body. *Spirit.
Photos of the yacht race on Sunday by Lori Wilson taken on board the Adams 10 2Xtreme (owned/skippered by Andrew Clark). Click here to see more
Farewell to Sue Mason, DRI’s Research Director. This week we say farewell to Dr Sue Mason, DRI’s Research Director, after 12 years of being a very important part of the DRI team. click here to read on
31st March is our end of financial year & we are selling all our quartermaster gear at COST PRICE! (offer excludes MYC hoody's, Caps & select jackets). Hurry as this will end 5pm on the 31st March! We have lots of Zhik gear - gloves, boots, helmets & pfd's. Offer includes harvest polo's & select jackets
Yard notice: Training Staff, Trainees and Pacer users are having difficulty accessing the pacer dinghy's in the eastern corner of the yard which are used at various times of the day.Tractors parked on the grass in front of the boats are inhibiting the access and also degrading and staining the carpet. Could we please ask all tractor drivers to not park them on the grass section of the yard.
We are also getting random other boats left in this area, once again getting in the way.
Could we please try to leave the grassed area as clear as possible.
Thank you for your co operation,
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