Wanderer - July 2016

Commodore's Report

Hello Everyone

I am sending this message from Amsterdam, the morning after our son's wedding. Tomorrow we (Rod, me, our daughter, son in law, granddaughter and my sister and her husband will head off to Belgium for a week to look at some of the most historic places there. After that Rod and I are going to the Ukraine with Simon and his new wife to spend two weeks touring with her family. We will return to Paynesville at the end of July, in plenty of time to get organised for the start of the sailing season.

I have been excited to see the developments at the club during my absence. The loft has a new roof and the fencing project is completed. Both of these projects have greatly enhanced the appearance of the club. A huge thanks to Dave Bacon and Jim Callahan for leading these projects and to all of those volunteers who saw them through to completion. A special mention to Neil Zizman who developed the concept for the fence and landscaping and to Keith Haysmith for the groundworks.

Finally, I would like to thank all the 2015/2016 committee members for their work and dedication to the club. Without your efforts and the efforts of those behind the scenes who help you with your work, our club would not be the dynamic and successful community that is. A special thank you to Dave Bacon, Andrew Thistlethwaite and Tim Shepperd who have not renominated for the coming year. All of you have made a great contribution for a number of years which has been greatly appreciated. I know that in departing the committee you are not abandoning the club and that you will continue to assist in many ways, for which I thank you in advance

It is great that we have three new committee members, Vicki Vuat, Irene Eremia and Anne Delahay. I am looking forward to working with you and all returning committee members

So, I will see you all at the end of July and, in the meantime, I hope you enjoy favourable winds and weather...

Regards

Wendy

Updated: 13 Jul 2016 12:21am by David Parish


In this issue:

Sailing Calendar

A close start for the non-Pacer division in the Winter Sprint series
A close start for the non-Pacer division
in the Winter Sprint series

July
03 Sunday 1300 hrs Winter Series
05 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser
09 Saturday 0900 hrs? Powerboat Handling Course
Cancelled due to flooding
12 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser
16 Saturday 0900 hrs? Power Boat Handling Course
19 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser
24 Saturday 1300 hrs Sprint Series
27 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser

August
02 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser
07 Sunday 1300 hrs Winter Series
09 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser
16 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser
20 Saturday 1300 hrs Sprint Series
23 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser
30 Tuesday 1300 hrs Ancient Mariners stern chaser


James

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 10:19pm by James Frecheville


Social/Sailing Calendar

Luca and Charlie perfect their 29er balancing in the Sprint series
Luca and Charlie perfect their 29er
balancing in the Sprint series

Fridays -- Soup's On, 1900 hrs
Club night up in the bar and belly warming soup night. Come and enjoy the company and a bottomless bowl of hearty soup and garlic bread. It's a very lively night. You might even win the members' draw.

Fridays --Latin Dancing
After soup is cleared, Jacqui is going to introduce members to some Latin dancing. Cha cha cha, salsa, tango?... Jacqui taught Latino dancing in her studio some years ago, so she is well qualified for this. We are grateful to her for giving more of her time to give this idea a go. Wear some dancing shoes that will allow you to do the light fandago and we'll see how it goes. And if you're too full to dance, we'll switch the lessons to before soup! (Just kidding)

Ancient Mariners Stern Chaser
The Ancient Mariners (formerly known as the Old Farts Race - scrapped due to lack of political correctness) compete in their relaxed stern chasers which continue on through the winter and into September. The routine involves meeting for a packed lunch up in the Loft, much discussion, and then the departure of the slowest boat hales the start of the weekly event. An hour briefing and discussion as to which course to choose as well as lunch from 1200 hrs, boats beginning to leave circa 1300 hours. Good time to look for positions as crew.

Updated: 10 Jul 2016 12:04pm by Christie Arras

Powerboat Handling Course

Gary power paddling takes a break at the JudyG at the Winter Series sprint racing
Gary power paddling takes a break at the
JudyG at the Winter Series sprint racing

We have had a couple of last minute withdrawals for the Powerboat Handling Course running thisSaturday 9th & Saturday 16th July (it is a two day course). If you would like to attend, and haven't yet confirmed please let me know by this Thursday. The course will cover trip preparation, boats and equipment, launching, boat handling and safety/emergencies. It is recommended for anyone completing rescue boat duties for either race management or sailing school programs.

Confirmation via email (discoversailing@sailglyc.com) or phone (0409 207 331) would be appreciated

Cheers
Sharna

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 10:19pm by Christie Arras

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Draft Minutes of the 79th Annual General Meeting

Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Inc.
Draft Minutes of the 79th Annual General Meeting
held on 25 June 2016
at the GLYC Clubrooms, Paynesville

1. Meeting Opening, Welcome. The meeting was declared open at 2.07 pm by Commodore Jacqui Loft. The Commodore welcomed Members, Life Members and friends present.

The Agenda, Minutes of the previous year's AGM, the 15/16 financial report, and Committee member reports were available as a handout. The proposed 16/17 budget was presented electronically and will be printed in the Wanderer following the AGM.

2. Attendance, Apologies and Proxies. 61 financial members were in attendance, with 24 apologies (as per list below) and 14 proxies, as per record sheets.

3. Confirmation of Minutes of the 2015 AGM. The draft 2015 AGM Minutes had been circulated in the Wanderer of July 2015 (and placed on Club notice board).

Resolution: That the Minutes of the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club be adopted.
Moved: Rob Willersdorf Seconded: Andrew Somerville Carried on show of hands.

4. Commodore's report. Commodore Jacqui Loft presented her report and highlighted volunteer contributions, the successful strategic planning session and the growth of the Discover Sailing Centre as highlights of the year.

5. Treasurer's report. Jenny Brown presented the Treasurer's Report. The report comprised the Income Statement to 30 April 2016 and notes, the Balance sheet, Cash Flow Statement and notes, both prepared by East Gippsland Financial Services in accordance with the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012 Victoria. The Budget for 2016-17 and an account of the club's cash reserves were also presented.

Resolution: That the Treasurer's Report be received, and the Statement for the Financial Year ending 30 April 2016 be submitted by the Club in accordance with Section 102 of the Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012.
Moved: Ian Reidy Seconded: Nancy Rasmussen Carried on show of hands

6. Other Officer and Committee member reports
The inclusion of Committee member reports in the AGM handout was noted, and also that these reports would be included in the forthcoming Wanderer for all members. There were no questions in relation to the reports.

7. Business of the Meeting - Setting of Membership and Boat Storage fees for 2016/17.
It was explained that the recommended fee schedule for 2016/17 is based on the 2014 AGM resolution that fees be increased annually by CPI from the base year of 2013/14 and rounded up or down to the nearest $5.

Resolution: That the membership and storage fees for 2016/17 be set as per the table below in accordance with the 2014 AGM resolution that 2013/14 fees be increased annually by CPI and rounded to the nearest $5.
Moved: Andrew Somerville Seconded: Chris Avery Carried by a show of hands

Family $365 (last year $360) Wet berth $550 ($540)
Senior $275 ($270) Hardstand $345 ($340)
Intermediate $105 ($105) OTB $95 ($95)
Junior $ 65 ($65) Undercover $95 ($95)
Sailability $ 65 ($65)
Social $140 ($140)

8. Election of Officers of the Club and the Ordinary Members of the Committee for 2016/17

A notice of nominations received for the Officer bearer and Ordinary Committee Member positions had been posted on the Club's website following the close of nominations on 17 June 2016.

POSITION Elected How elected
Commodore
Wendy Gardiner Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Vice Commodore James Callahan Ballot as per Rule 52(3)
Rear Commodore David Parish Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Treasurer Jenny Brown Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Secretary Russell Peel Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Sailing Captain James Frecheville Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Sailability Officer Alan Pick Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Ordinary Committee members
Christie Arras Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Sharna Basket Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Brian Carroll Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Vicki Vuat Unopposed as per Rule 52(2)
Anne Delahay Nominated from the floor of the meeting
Irene Eremia Nominated from the floor of the meeting


The Immediate Past Commodore, Jacqui Loft, is a member of the Committee as per Rule 44(d).

Incoming Flag Officers were presented with their Club burgees.

9. Incoming Commodore's address
Incoming Commodore, Wendy Gardiner, had pre-prepared an address should she be elected and this address was read to the meeting and will be published in the Wanderer.

10. Meeting closure
The AGM for 2016 was declared closed at 14:45 pm and the Commodore thanked members for their attendance.


Apologies for 79th Annual General Meeting of Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club:

Lindsay Crawford Suzanne Parish Carol Frecheville
Lindy Crawford David Parish James Frecheville
John Archibald Leslie Avery Debbie Carruthers
Christie Arras Chris Avery Pat Keyte
Wendy Gardiner Linda Callahan Denise Beard
Rod Gardiner James Callahan Peter Morrison
Lyn Wallace Stuart Loft Peta Morrison
Leigh Robinson Patrick McLean
David Griffiths Heather McLean

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 10:31pm by Christie Arras

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Outgoing Commodore's Report for AGM

The juniors walk on water
The juniors walk on water

Where does one start when stepping back into the chair of a Yacht Club?.. You smile and take each adventure as it comes. Adventures we have had, from sailing, to fixing roofs and new motors for rescue boats. With a new oven on its way to help with all the Tuesday meals and the soup that our club members so generously make.

It takes an army of volunteers to run a club like ours to get events, to run events and, finally, to do all the hard work behind the scene.

The on water sailing team have run several titles this year that have generated many happy and content sailors. These titles allow for us to continue growing our club into what we require to keep it moving forward. I would like to thank all the on water and off water members who put in an amazing amount of effort to run races and the tower. Without you we just can't do these types of events.

We have also had an increase in off water events at the club: numerous hall bookings for weddings, engagements and birthdays. The facilities are really being noticed by the general public, so let us hope the 'walls are being broken down' over the thoughts of the club being exclusive. I know that we are very inclusive.

This season we have thanked Ian Spottiswood for his tireless efforts in managing the Bar. Ian has taken the Bar from its basic operations upstairs to this year running one of the biggest months of Bar takings and Rostering. Ian, I would like to say thank you, from all of the club. The work you have done has contributed to the ability to upgrade parts of our club such as the new oven, and the motors for JudyG 2. David Parish, our new licensee and Rod Gardner as Bar operations manager have already taken over their roles and look forward to the next chapter in the club.

Our grounds have had a makeover thanks to Jim and his amazing group of volunteers. This change to the fence and exit area of the driveway, has lifted an area of the club that I think in the past only the dogs seemed to enjoy. It has now created a space for three extra yachts on our hardstand, and made the Paynesville beautification project extend through to the club. Thank you to all of those involved, especially for all the donations of time, shovels, and plants (thank you to the Vuats and Wildseed's nursery).

Tegwyn and Georgie on the Pacers in the Sprint racing series
Tegwyn and Georgie on the Pacers in the
Sprint racing series


The Discover sailing Centre has again grown with a Friday afternoon class run this year. Sharna's report will highlight the facts and figures of this great centre that is run within our club. Not only are these kids engaging in sailing they are also taking it to the next level and they and their families are representing us at events such as schools teams racing and Sauna sail. It is fantastic to see this area of the club developing and taking GLYC into the future.

The Sailability team is also taking out numerous people on the water allowing for a brilliant season. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Andrew Thistlethwaite for his commitment to this program; he and Lyn have volunteered an enormous amount of time and energy in making sure every person with in the program has a good experience. As Andrew is now stepping down from his role as Sailability officer, he is handing the reigns over to Alan Pick. Welcome Alan and I hope you will enjoy the ride that Sailability will deliver.

The Club ran a strategic planning day at the end of the season. The attendance allowed for numerous ideas to be given over. These ideas have already been looked at for implementation in the coming season. One strategy is the sprint series that is running over winter which has taken on numerous of the ideas generated out of the day to see what works and what is enjoyed. These ideas and thoughts will allow for the GLYC to keep being unique and individual but moving forward with what its members are looking for, both current and future.

The opportunity for a cruising division on the lakes was also an outcome of the meeting, which has slowly been developing over this season. I look forward to where this heads next season. If you are interested in this area of the club, the cruises to areas on the lakes for laughter and enjoyment of sailing outside racing, please feel free to let me know and I will pass this on. Or would you like to be the Cruising captain allowing for this area of the club to develop.

To the incoming flag officers and committee, I wish you a fantastic season of adventures.
"Life isn't about waiting for the winds to change...it's learning to adjust your sails."

Jacqui Loft

Updated: 10 Jul 2016 12:04pm by Jacqui Loft

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Rear Commodore address to AGM

Tegwin and Freya enjoy their sprint sailing experience with papa, Andrew
Tegwin and Freya enjoy their sprint
sailing experience with papa, Andrew

To all the members who with their enthusiasm and commitment helped make this past sailing season the success it was, I thank you.

My fourth term as Rear Commodore and Sailing Captain has been again both exciting and rewarding, and somewhat satisfying in that the Club managed to get a full season's race program completed as well as host a number of events/regattas. The weather did play a major part in this as we only lost one Sunday race day.

Membership contribution is what makes our Club the vibrant, active and healthy entity that it is. Thank you all for your support. It is only with this kind of enthusiasm are we able to do what we do and more importantly, to do it well. That YV and Class Associations want to come back again for future regattas speaks volumes about our Club and its Membership.

This past year we hosted the ASBA Sportboat Victorian Championships in November before the Impulse National Championships over the Christmas break. The 125 and Javelin State Championships, and the F16 Nationals were also conducted on our waters. Four of these classes had previously raced from GLYC.

Race Management is very much a team effort and I have just been fortunate to be the man in front when things have gone right. Our Club isn't just about racing, although with a season that rolls into winter and then on into summer some may beg to differ.

Sailability, Discover Sailing, cruising, working bees and functions are all part of the rich tapestry that makes our Club a great entity.

A definite highlight this year was the Etchells bash with the 'Wet a Pollie' day where the Club hosted the Victorian National Party for a day on the water.

This coming season we are hosting the RL24 and Javelin National Championships and also the YA State Trailable and Flying Fifteen Victorian Championships.

Our 2016-17 Sailing Season will probably be a copy of this past season with changes only to dates so we fit in with other club programs. If there is need a Sailing Committee could be formed with a representative from each division enabling views to be tabled of what and how members would like our Sailing Calendar to unfold. I have again accepted nomination for Sailing Captain for next season so please talk to me if you want to help out in any way.

Club racing this past season has been successful in that all bar one race day we got on the water and around the buoys, and with the Lifebuoy & Bell Club Champion not being decided until late in the series. Twilights continue to be a major part of our Club calendar with large fleets and numbers back for dinner each Tuesday night.

Our racing program just can not happen without the support and enthusiasm of those who man the boats or tower and next season we will again have a duty roster scheduled so that everyone gets a chance to see what and how it is done.

As a member now for over 25 years I have seen many changes around the Club, especially in the demographics of our membership and the boats we sail. It has been great to see a boisterous group of juniors and their families getting involved around the Club. Without this injection of youth there is little chance of growth and grow we must if we are to not just stay afloat but remain relevant. A Club with a strong and healthy membership will weather the occasional storms that pass and we can look forward to decades more of sailing these waters.

Once again, I am excited about the up coming 2016-17 sailing season and acknowledge the development and evolvement of our operations at the Club. I look forward to working with the new and returning Committee Members who will all help run what I consider one of the best regional Yacht Clubs in the country.

I have decided not to do winter in Paynesville so I will see you on the Start Line.

James

Updated: 10 Jul 2016 12:06pm by James Frecheville

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TREASURER'S REPORT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2015/16

An about face on Oskar Wild
An about face on Oskar Wild

This year has been another busy year, not only with the GLYC sailing programs but also the various regattas and hall hires of which we have hosted a number of weddings, birthdays, meetings and festivals, including the Paynesville Music Festival and the Classic Boat Festival. All these events require many hours of organisation and volunteer time and GLYC is fortunate to have such a large member base who are happy to pitch in and help.

It would be impossible to put a monetary value on all your volunteer hours. I would like to thank all our member and non-member volunteers, especially our Quiet Achiever volunteers who work quietly in the background, for your time and effort in ensuring GLYC stays the viable and successful club that it is.

I would now like to present the Financial Report for 2015/16 and thank Janet and Ken from East Gippsland Financial Services for not only preparing this year's report but also for their assistance over the past 12 months.

FINANCIAL REPORT
On pages 3 & 4 of the Financial Report, you'll see the Statement of Comprehensive Income which shows, on Page 4, a small profit this year of $769. This figure includes an expenditure amount of $52,974 for depreciation items.

The Depreciation amount is the decrease in the value of the club's assets over the past year.
Also on page 4, the Accumulated Surplus at The End of The Financial Year also reflects the profit increase of $769. This amount comprises net assets together with the members' funds.
Overall the club's fixed assets have fallen in value while the current assets, which are principally the money in the bank, has increased.
Therefore, at the end of the 2015/16 financial year, the club had an amount of $256,946 in current assets.

For the next financial year 2016/17, the Cash Reserves Summary (see next section), shows amounts required for our Future Building Fund, Contingency Fund and Capital Works

Futures Building Fund
In less than 10 years the club will be re-negotiating its current lease with East Gippsland Shire Council. In anticipation of this, a few years ago a Future Building Fund was set up, to ensure the club would be in a strong financial position to negotiate the new lease. These funds have been isolated and held in a Term Deposit and each year a pre-determined amount is added.

The Future Building Fund at the end of financial year 14/15 was $40,462, and with the addition of the $20,000 from year 15/16 along with accrued interest, the Term Deposit is now sitting at $61,555. In financial year 16/17 we are planning on adding another $12,000.

Contingency Fund
This year we've set aside an amount of $25,000 to cover any expenses resulting from unforeseen circumstances. As an example, if for some reason we had a sudden drop in membership or hall hires resulting in reduced income, that $25,000 would compensate for any shortfalls and be used for the day-to-day running of the club.

Capital Expenditure
Each year an amount is set aside for the replacement of Capital Expenditure Items. For year 2016/17 we have set aside monies for the replacement of the Loft Bar Roof; Stage 2 Marina Works including our contribution towards the Esplanade Retaining Wall and beautification project, and the Finger Jetty to the South side of the club; also the replacement of the two Judy G motors; and the replacement of the cooktop and oven in the kitchen.
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With the exception of the Finger Jetty, all these capital works have now been completed and paid for within the first two months of this financial year.

The Equipment approaching End-of-life table shows a summary of GLYC'S major items known to be approaching replacement.
Although the Committee does not plan on replacing these items in this financial year unless it becomes necessary, we need to keep the allocated funds available in reserve to cover replacement costs. This means that although our bank balance may look healthy, the majority of funds have already been allocated.

The projected cash flow budget for 2016/17 indicates that provided our membership, storage and fund-raising activities continue to perform the same as last year, the club will again be in a good financial position, which will allow GLYC to continue functioning as normal, whilst still being able to carry out the planned capital works and adding the $12,000 to the Future Building Fund.

With regards to membership, the 2016/17 membership and storage fees have been adjusted by CPI as detailed in the agenda. At present our membership comprises 103 Senior members, 85 family, 22 Social, 1 Intermediate and 14 Junior memberships.

Next financial year, with the help of new Committee Member, Vicky Vuat we will continue to hone the accounting policies and procedures, ensuring Accountability, Transparency and Compliance across all GLYC areas.

Jenny Brown
Treasurer


2016/17 FINANCIAL YEAR - CASH RESERVES

Bank balance as at 30 April 2016 was $227,774

Cash reserved for Financial Year 2016/17
Future building Fund $73,555
Contingency Fund $25,000
Capital Works for 2016/17 $43,000
TOTAL $141,555
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Future Building Fund - Currently have $61,555 invested.
2016/17 financial year, $12,000 to be added to the fund with accrued interest.

Contingency Fund - $25,000 set aside as contingency monies for expenses resulting from unforeseen circumstances. For example, if we had a sudden drop in membership or decrease of income from hall hire, this money would compensate and be used for the day-to-day running of the club.

Capital Expenditure for 2016/17
Portfolio Item Approx Cost
House Replacement - Loft Bar Roof $9,600
Yard & Marina Stage 2 Marina Works: Building of Esplanade Retaining Wall & Finger Jetty to the South side of the Club $12,000
Boats Replacement of two Outboard Motors for Judy G $16,000
House Replacement of Kitchen Cooktop and Oven $5,000

Equipment approaching End-of-life ? including items carried over from previous years
Portfolio Item Replacement Financial year
House 4-door refrigerator (Kitchen) 2014/15
House New tables for the Hall 2015/16
Boats RS Thomson Outboard Motor 2015/16
Boats Sailability Ouboard Motor 2015/16
House Replace Kitchen Floor 2016/17

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 10:00pm by Christie Arras


2016/17 FINANCIAL YEAR - CASH RESERVES

Treasurer's Report continued

Peter Nikitin and in the background, Tim Shepperd, get ready to launch their Mosquitos on Monday morning at Sauna Sail
Peter Nikitin and in the background, Tim
Shepperd, get ready to launch their
Mosquitos on Monday morning at Sauna Sail

Bank balance as at 30 April 2016 was $227,774

Cash reserved for Financial Year 2016/17
Future building Fund $73,555
Contingency Fund $25,000
Capital Works for 2016/17 $43,000
TOTAL $141,555


Future Building Fund - Currently have $61,555 invested.
2016/17 financial year, $12,000 to be added to the fund with accrued interest.

Contingency Fund - $25,000 set aside as contingency monies for expenses resulting from unforeseen circumstances. For example, if we had a sudden drop in membership or decrease of income from hall hire, this money would compensate and be used for the day-to-day running of the club.

Capital Expenditure for 2016/17 Portfolio Item Approx Cost
House Replacement - Loft Bar Roof $9,600
Yard & Marina Stage 2 Marina Works: Building of Esplanade Retaining Wall & Finger Jetty to the South side of the Club $12,000
Boats Replacement of two Outboard Motors for Judy G $16,000
House Replacement of Kitchen Cooktop and Oven $5,000

Equipment approaching End-of-life - including items carried over from previous years
Portfolio.........Item..........Replacement Financial year
House 4-door refrigerator (Kitchen) 2014/15
House New tables for the Hall 2015/16
Boats RS Thomson Outboard Motor 2015/16
Boats Sailability Ouboard Motor 2015/16
House Replace Kitchen Floor 2016/17

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 7:59am by Christie Arras

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Yard and Marina Report

Early Monday morning at Sauna Sail.  Could there be a lake out there somewhere?
Early Monday morning at Sauna Sail. Could
there be a lake out there somewhere?

There have been improvements in the hardstand area along the Paynesville Esplanade. The old treated pine posts with a rusted cable have been replaced by cypress pine bollards with an anchor chain. The surface has been extended with a stabilised crushed rock surface and the area landscaped. A new fence has been erected at the front of the club with a Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club sign prominently displayed. Native plants have been planted.

Excavation of sand was carried out on the foreshore area to allow easier access of the off-the- beach boats.

Another finger jetty on the south side of the marina is due to be built before the start of next season.

Plans to improve the access to the foreshore for the off the beach boats are being developed.

The installation of a hoist located on our jetty is in process. The hoist will assist people with mobility difficulties to have better opportunities to participate fully in sailing and water activities.

Works were carried out on a shallow berth to allow access to the berth.

Potholes in the bitumen were sealed.

The crane has been painted, serviced and continues to provide excellent service to the club.

Reorganisation of positions on the hardstand has allowed easier access for the boats on the south side of the club.

Discussions have begun with the port authority regarding the silting of our marina. Resolutions are being considered.

Sites under the club house have been numbered for identification of each space. Marina and Storage policy has been reviewed.

Risk management policy or the marina and storage areas has been completed.

Jim Callahan

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 7:56am by Christie Arras

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Discover Sailing Centre Report

Sarah skippers dad, Darryn about the course
Sarah skippers dad, Darryn about the
course

As the season comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone who has supported our DiscoverSailing Centre (DSC) throughout the past 12 months: instructors, volunteers and, of course, all our participants!

Across the season we have seen 14 individual DSC programs run with the welcomed introduction of new programs such as Primary School Sailing, Water Safety and CPR Awareness, Get Active Sailing Days and the Victorian Youth Catamaran Program.

The GLYC DSC incorporating our sailing school covered Start Sailing (Sunday mornings) and Better Sailing (Friday nights) curriculums which were at capacity. There were also excellent attendances at each of the three Yachting Victoria (YV) Mobile Boatshed - Tackers and Adult Learn to Sail school holiday programs.

Division Cool has continued our focus on having fun on the water, and the Raymond Island Good Friday Sail was once again another successful penultimate season event.

This year our DSC has welcomed over 150 participants who re 'new' to sailing (first or returning second year sailors), seeing a core group of 18 progressing to Better Sailing and some further on to club racing. To top that off, our junior and youth fleet has continued to represent GLYC with pride, attending over 17 regional, state nd ? national regattas.

From an operational erspective, we have continued our strategic progression, enhancing our capability and capacity to deliver DSC programs for years to come.

Across this season we have:
- Added three newly qualified Dinghy Instructors
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Oskar calculates his course on his Sabre, Oskar Wild, in the first of the Sprint series
Oskar calculates his course on his Sabre,
Oskar Wild, in the first of the Sprint
series

- Added three newly qualified Powerboat Handling Instructors
- Renewed our Discover Sailing Centre accreditation (January 2016)
- Committed to the Inclusive Club Standard and continued to incorporate these within DSC activities
- Submitted our application to gain a Certificate of Operations for our GLYC Discover Sailing Centre to comply with the new Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) regulations
- Been nominated as a finalist for 2015 /2016 Yachting Victoria's Discover Sailing Centre of the Year
- Been recipients of the VicHealth Active Clubs Grant, which will see the purchase of a new Pacer and sailing equipment
- Been recipients of the Stronger Communities
Sporting Clubs Grant, which will contribute to the purchasing of club uniforms (sailing rashies and caps)

We have attached (on the club website) our YV DSC of the Year submission which fully details all of our achievements across the season, and will be an insightful read for members.

In addition to all of our DSC instructors and volunteers who have assisted this year, I would like to make a special thank you to Lyn Wallace (Discover Sailing Principal) and James Frecheville (Lead DSC instructor), who, without their continued support, planning and persistence, our vision of seeing more kids out sailing on our water would not have been realised to the extent we are experiencing.

Sharna Baskett
Discover Sailing coordinator

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 9:52pm by Christie Arras

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House Report

Essential Safety Measures
As a requirement of the occupancy permit for the downstairs bar, we are required to set up a manual documenting scheduled checks of the essential safety measures such as exit lights, fire extinguishers, and exit routes. The CFA already carry out scheduled inspection of extinguishers and their documentation is incorporated in the manual.

To comply with the requirement for exit doors, panic bars have been fitted to the hall door onto the outside stairs and to the breezeway door, and double doors from the hall to the loft have been modified so they open in the required direction and cannot be bolted shut.

Bars
A glasswasher has been installed in the loft bar, and an icemaker in the hall bar. A wall-mounted fan was installed in the downstairs bar, but proved inadequate on hot days so an air conditioner has now been ?fitted.

Change Rooms
Several ladies reported that the toilet roll dispensers in the downstairs toilets were completely useless. The rolls had no separating system and everything just jammed up. So these have?been?replaced with four roll dispenser units, and the same installed in all other toilets in the club.

The central seating assembly in the men's change room was rusting away and has been replaced, and the floor repainted.

Kitchen
The Gas oven developed a fault and as declared "unsafe". A replacement cooker has been sourced by David Parish and is scheduled for installation in the near future.

Lower Balcony
The two inner?control valves on the barbecue have been replaced as the originals had been severely bashed. Also knobs had been forced beyond their normal travel and had to be replaced.

Exterior
The damaged wall at the top of the entry ramp has been repaired. Rotted out sections in the wall near the above and by the Loft Air conditioner unit have been cut out and replaced.

Drainage
The sump ump is still a work in progress. Recent rains produced a lake under the building and the pump float switch jammed, requiring manual stimulation before operating. Hopefully this has now been sorted but needs to be monitored.

Roof
The section of roof above the loft and kitchen was rotting away in places and has been replaced. At the same time roof leaks above the barbecue were sealed.

Acknowledgements
My job has been made much easier by a few members who just do stuff without being asked. In particular I would like to thank: Alastair (Alexander) Robertson, Larry Hilder, Nigel Emerson, and Terry Juckert.

Dave Bacon

Updated: 8 Jul 2016 11:18pm by Christie Arras


Secretary's Report

The hidden fleet mills about hoping for some breeze to blow them and the fog away at Sauna Sail
The hidden fleet mills about hoping for
some breeze to blow them and the fog away
at Sauna Sail

Same old, same old... an enjoyable and constructive Committee to work with during the year. Continuous stream of new members, continuous support from Tim Shepperd to keep all the IT stuff working and wonderfully functional. Sooner or later I will either turn my toes up or spit the dummy and the Club will have to find another Secretary. If someone shows some interest in taking over the role before either of those happen, that would be good for the Club's future. Some new blood rather than press-ganging someone who has already done their stint in the past would be great.

Russ

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 8:04am by Russ Peel


Winter Series Sprint Racing

The girls receive their welcome to racing club glasses at presentation for the Sprint racing
The girls receive their welcome to racing
club glasses at presentation for the
Sprint racing

Saturday's family Sprint Series at the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club drew eight off- the-beach dinghies most of them sailed by very young juniors with their parents as crew. With four short races, the sailors were learning the ins and outs of race starts, the flags and hooters, and the three minute sequences. The best part were the families that sailed together supporting their junior sailors five of whom were girls/women.

The course was placed in the bay close to shore in Paynesville where passers by got to watch the action.

A perfect light breeze kept every boat upright, though Luca Vuat and Charlie Broomhall came close to getting wet a couple of times while jibing in Luca's new 29er, a dinghy for very experienced sailors.

Among the newbies on club Pacers were Tegwin and Freya Somerville skippered by Andrew; Sarah Melrose skippering her dad, Darryn; Sharna Duff skippering with crew Taj; and Georgie Broomhall skippering Russell. Sharna was stoked to see the girls getting involved in the weekend racing.

Taj Duff was crewing for his mother, Sharna, on one of the Pacers using his broad knowledge and experience racing to introduce her to sailing. At the same time, father Steve, was racing his own Sabre making it the whole family's participating!

And then the hotshots were out on their own dinghies: Luca and Charlie were perfecting gybes on the new 29er, Tenth Prime; Jaime was honing skills on Zepher, a Laser 4.7; Oskar was taming Oskar Wild, a Minnow; and Steve Duff competed on plain old Sabre, a Sabre.

Four races were raced with the starts in each race becoming more and more competitive as sailors got the hang of the start sequence.

One snapshot was taken of Sarah helming as her father relaxed lying down. Now that's confidence. All boats remained comfortably upright with no collisions or hairy moments.

In the final results, Andrew and his girls took first for the series followed by Georgie then Jaime third.

This series encouraged family participation and families there were in spades. The Duffs took the cake with the entire family participating.

Though sailing is rather quiet during the winter months, this new series is livening up the lake and proving to be a lot of fun. There is also a triangular course raced on the first Sunday of the month, though this month's race had to be cancelled due to the impetuous huff of mother nature.

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 7:36am by Christie Arras


A thank you note from Life Member George Siegmann

I would like to thank GLYC for the fantastic send off party on 17th of June. I was overwhelmed; it was one of the best nights I have ever had and I will treasure the memory. I would like to thank Jacqui and Christie for organising the night as well as all the people who gave me farewell cards and the people who gave me two scratch tickets: I am now $3.00 richer. The gold key I was presented with is now one of my treasured possessions; I will wear it with pride. Thank you G.L.Y.C. for a fabulous 28 years membership and the honour of becoming a Life Member.

Farewell, I love you all.
George Siegmann

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 7:09am by Christie Arras


Hardstand Notice

Mary Sowa and Ian Spottiswood manage the bar for George's farewell party
Mary Sowa and Ian Spottiswood manage the
bar for George's farewell party

At this time there are three hardstand positions available at the club. Any members interested in taking up a position on the hardstand needs to submit a Boat Storage Form along with an Active Use Checklist and submit the forms. To find the forms on the GLYC home page click on the Cub Information heading then go to the Boat Storage Form and Active Use Checklist. The forms can be downloaded off the GLYC web page and either put in the office as a hard copy or emailed to Russ Peel or Jim Callahan.

Updated: 6 Jul 2016 5:34am by Christie Arras


George's farewell bash

Honouring George's 28 years at the GLYC

George taking a moment to enjoy Sound Waves who generously donated their time
George taking a moment to enjoy Sound
Waves who generously donated their time

George's farewell party was a resounding success. A load of people (70 or so) came to celebrate George's well deserved long service leave on Friday, 17 June. People brought a broad array of delectable food which was devoured with gusto.

A surprise to George was the inclusion of Sound Waves band who played wonderful music for the evening. Thank you to all the members of the band including GLYC member Peter Avery and ex-member Rob van Elden. They kindly donated their time as a gift for George's farewell. Their female vocalist starred with her fabulous voice.

Jacqui and Lindsay Crawford and Chris Avery paid tribute with anecdotes and appreciation. A highlight for George was the presentation of a gold key engraved with GLYC and Forever in our hearts. It was a fitting exchange for the keys to GLYC that George has worn around his neck for the last 28 years. The song, King of the Rose, created by Linda Collins and dedicated to George on his 80th birthday, was again sung by the lead singer with members joining in.

George waltzed around to the music with fair ladies cutting in for the honour.

Not to be outdone, George set up a station at the front door with a sign and four dozen roses for the ladies to wear.

George gets the honour of drawing the members' draw
George gets the honour of drawing the
members' draw


The evening proved to be lots of fun and memorable. Thanks are in order for Christie, Alan and Kay Pick, Jacqui and Robyn who helped decorate and prepare for this lovely farewell for dear George.

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 7:15am by Christie Arras


A sailing adventure

A poem written by Kim Dutton inspired by her sail up the coast on Aqualibrium

Gary and Oskar prepare to go out for the final race on Monday at Sauna Sail.  However, the race was abandoned due to lack of wind.
Gary and Oskar prepare to go out for the
final race on Monday at Sauna Sail.
However, the race was abandoned due to
lack of wind.

Gerry, you are wary
Windows they vary
Sunday's good, with yourself
And young Dave we'll make merry

Aqualibrium's the boat
We like being afloat
In Bass Strait, Pacific Ocean
Now and then make a note

Stern of the boat goes
Through the wind
We do a jibe
When we are sailing

Two whales abeam
Entertain us, we've seen
Turning north from Bass Strait
Rolling, spouting, no dream

Grey funnel line means naval ships
White horses means 10 knots of lips
Swell oft different to the wind
We are heading 81o in

Bermagui means fish
Fresh from the sea
Next day we feast
Dave, Gerry and me

Goodbye Crookhaven, little Crookhaven
Because the oysters there are little.

Dolphins visit to say g'day
Leaping and swishing enjoying their play
Beautiful creatures gentle and true
Gliding and peaceful, they make our day

Skipper and crew are helpful
To this sailor who is new
To an exciting world of sea,
Wind, sails and dew . .

The GLYC encampment at Sauna Sail this year at Hazelwood Pondage
The GLYC encampment at Sauna Sail this
year at Hazelwood Pondage


which forms on the inside.

1 minute latitude
Is 1 nautical mile
Is 1.85kms
Am learning in style

In the dark of night reach Jervis Bay
Cold rain sprinkles down, better in the day
By torchlight we patiently search for our buoy
After 20 long minutes, "There it is. Ahoy!"

Two nights we do stay
When comes the day
The crew rows to shore
In circles, you say?

Gerry kept boat and everyone safe
By making the call to motor post haste
Beating storm we arrive Kurranulla
To us dinky di Aussies it's Cronulla

It rains and it rains
Water down drains
The fierce deluge continues
It takes no brains

To batten the hatches, hunker down
Warm, dry and cozy while the rain sounds
Read a good book
"Educating Alice", take a look
Ride out the storm, we won't run aground

What a wonderful feeling
It is when you're sailing
Aquilibrium, you beauty
Happiness is appealing.

Updated: 9 Jul 2016 7:53am by Christie Arras


Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
P.O. Box 194, Paynesville VIC 3880

Club phone03 5156 6864
Emailglyc@sailglyc.com
Websitewww.sailglyc.com

Flag Officers

CommodoreWendy Gardiner0498 116 752
Vice CommodoreJim Callahan0488 500 795
Rear CommodoreDavid Parish0437 516 666
SecretaryRuss Peel5156 6691 / 0408 589 805
TreasurerJenny Brown0403 819 635
Sailing CaptainJames Frecheville5156 7103 / 0412 979 824
Sailability OfficerAlan Pick0410 584 860

Committee

Immediate Past CommodoreJacqui Loft0468 987 684
Publicity and WandererChristie Arras5156 7861
General CommitteeAnne Delahay
Discover Sailing CoordinatorSharna Duff0409 207 331
General CommitteeVicki Vuat
General CommitteeBrian Carroll0411 743 602
General CommitteeIrene Eremia0400 046 819