The well- known local identity Ian McCann, owner of the theatre, has most generously offered MYC Sailability, a 30second time slot prior to all public screenings in his theatre for the period of one month, on a nil cost basis, as his contribution to our community programs.
This is an extraordinarily generous offer and we are indebted to Ian for his support of MYC Sailability.
The film was shot by Charlie Hurd, a Year 11 student at Balcombe Grammar School, using his prized drone and a digital camera, on the final day of Wednesday sailing last season. He is the son of Andrew Hurd, a long- time supporter of our programs including donating “Nupol” one of our 303 fleet and selling us our new Dolphin support boat the “Joe Karam” as a bare hull, straight out of the mould, complete with trailer on a strictly cost basis to him. Charlie is keen to develop his commercial photography when he completes Year12 in 2020.
The connection to MYC Sailability for the Hurd family has come through Charlie’s grandfather Mike Hurd, being a long- time friend of Mick Daddo, where the two met in business as wool buyers following Mike migrating to Australia in the late 1950s So you see how the wheels go round!
For all club members, this is an outstanding opportunity to promote the Mornington Yacht Club as a social face to the community through its sailability programs, to encourage anyone but particularly people with a disability, to come and experience the joy of sailing.
We, being the volunteers at MYC Sailability, hope all members take the opportunity to see the promo sometime during the coming month and in so doing, support our local cinema and Ian McCann and his team in particular. As many of you will know, it has been a really tough year for Ian including an extended hospital stay and a long period of recuperation. The theatre has been ably run by Allen Van Padge in Ian’s absence and I’m very grateful for his support and help, along with Riley Sugars, while Ian has been recouperating.
All theatre goers are delighted to see him return to work during the last week with a brand new look--- A blossoming beard! Thank you again Ian, we are extremely grateful for your wonderful contribution.