AM Sailors,

As a card playing sailor I would describe this year’s sailing calendar as an Open Misere (Possible 520 points).  We have lost all tricks to Covid lockdowns, inclement weather, strong winds, and now blue green algae and just to top the season off we have had rumblings in the background of an earthquake that gave us all a shake-up….oh hang on – maybe it is just a Misere hand as we have not had a bushfire/smoke stopping us sailing…….yet!!!

An extraordinary Committee meeting was called Tuesday evening to determine if there was a magic wand out there that we could wave or some bright idea that would allow sailing to continue, but after much discussion a vote was taken where the majority voted for the Club to follow the existing Blue Green Algae Policy and cancel all GLYC organised sailing until the algae bloom disappears.  The vote included that this was effective across all Divisions and that due to the restrictive nature of the existing policy that it would be reviewed following the end of our sailing season.

What does this mean for AM Sailing (Division 2 boats sailed by the non-working members of our Club)?  As a GLYC organised event we cannot proceed as the cancellation notice applies across all divisions (not good news but it is, what it is, and we will just have to live with the decision).  Therefore until further notice all AM sailing is cancelled but I can guarantee you I will be watching the water condition daily and the DELWP website to resume sailing as soon as possible (all ready checked today and it is still green but surface scum is reducing).

For those keen sailors that sail in all conditions I apologise and feel your pain.  If you can think up an activity to keep us all out trouble while we wait out the algae bloom please let me know, I will do my best to make it happen.

Your very frustrated Ancient Mariner RO/Handicapper.

Macca

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7.4.22

Cancelled – high winds

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1.4.22

Cancelled

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24.3.22 Results

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31.12.21 New Year’s Eve race

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