Wanderer - February 2018

Commodore's Report

Hello Sailors and Friends

After what has been a fairly "steady as she goes" period since Christmas, activity will intensify around the club over the next two months. As well as our regular sailing program, we will also participate in the Metung Challenge on 17th Feb, take on a big role in the Marlay Point Overnight Race on March 10th/11th and run the Taser Championships the same weekend, and host the Minnow Traveller Series at the end of March.

Non Sailing events include hosting Metung Yacht Club for lunch on Saturday 10th Feb, being a venue on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th Feb for the Music Festival, being the base for the Classic Boat Festival on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th March, and our Volunteer’s thank you bash on 23rd March.

So it will be very busy! Please let James or Alastair know if you can offer assistance for the Classic Boat Festival, Jacqui for Marlay Point, Christie for kitchen duty for MPONR breakfast, me for the Metung visit lunch and Rod for Bar- or just collecting glasses and cleaning during the Music Festival and Classic Boat Rally. The Volunteers Thank you bash will be hosted by Committee members.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to our fundraising for Ronald McDonald House. In total, we have sent a cheque for $591, which included $230 from the raffle, $145 from my own Members’ Draw winnings and $216 in mostly small change in the jar. A great effort from our little community. The jar also offered up: 900 Indonesian Rupiah, 50 Singapore cents, 15 US cents, 5 Euro cents, 5 UK pence, 1 Japanese Yen and 2 x CR2032 batteries!

Our new method of trying to keep track of bookings for Tuesday Meals started quite well last week - and thanks to Ian Reidy for taking on a checking role for this. A few ways in which you can assist us to make this work even better would be:
  • If you book in then change your mind for whatever reason, please let us know so that we can feed others who booked in late.
  • We always aim to have dinner ready by 7.30 and be serving very soon after that. If you do want your booked meal, but you are going to get back to the club later than about 7.50pm, it would be helpful to let us know so that we can save your meal.
  • both of the above scenarios can be notified by using the glycmeals@glyc.com email address.

Finally, Congratulations to all of our sailors who have been out and about across the country competing in a wide range of regattas, as well as cruising to places like Tassie over the summer period. It is great that so many of our members are active in sailing beyond the club.

Also, enormous congratulations to Taj Duff for his award of Paynesville Youth Citizen of the Year at the Australia Day Awards. Taj was recognised for his contribution to sailing, his initiation of the Good Friday Appeal Round the Island Sail and for general good citizenship.

See you on the water


Updated: 29 Jan 2018 6:05pm by David Parish

In this issue:

Sailing Calendar

Great action shot of Taj at the Minnow Nationals
Great action shot of Taj at the Minnow

02 Thursday, 1330 hrs: Ancient Mariners summer sailing
03 Saturday, 1400 hrs: Eastern Region Regatta at Port Albert
04 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Eastern Region Regatta
06 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Shadowfax
10 Saturday, 0900 hrs: Green Fleet with Jacqui
10 Saturday, lunchish: Metung visit volunteers in Kitchen
11 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Division Cool
11 Sunday, 1400 hrs: LB&B and Div Heat 12 Vintage Red
13 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing/Female Skippers division Legless
14 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
17 Saturday, 0900 hrs: Green Fleet
17 Saturday, 1400 hrs: Metung Challenge in Lake King Silver Cloud
18 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Division Cool
18 Sunday, 1400 hrs: LB&B and Div Heat 13 White Pointer
20 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Ghost
21 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
25 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Division Cool
25 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Four Winds Trophy Race It's Alright
27 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Spindrift
28 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
28 Wednesday, 1200 hrs: School Sailing Lady Nelson

Updated: 2 Feb 2018 6:51am by James Frecheville

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Luca and Charlie also in fabulous form at the RQYS Australian Youth Championships
Luca and Charlie also in fabulous form at
the RQYS Australian Youth Championships

01 Thursday, 1200 hrs: School Sailing Lady Nelson
03 Saturday, 1000 hrs: Classic Boat Rally
04 Sunday, 1000 hrs: Classic Boat Rally
04 Sunday, 1200 hrs: proposed Discover Sailing Day
04 Sunday, 1400 hrs: no racing. Resail TBA
06 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing White Pointer
07 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
10 Saturday, 0900 hrs: MPONR and Tasar Championships volunteers needed
11 Sunday, 0900 hrs: MPONR and Tasar Championships volunteers needed
13 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing duty boat TBA
14 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
18 Sunday, 1400 hrs: LB&B and Div WTBHAY
20 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
21 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
25 Sunday, 1200 hrs: School Sailing
25 Sunday, 1400 hrs: LB&B and Div Shadowfax
27 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
28 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
30 Friday, 0800 hrs: Good Friday Raymond Island Sail
31 Saturday, GLYC Easter Regatta, Classic 30

Updated: 2 Feb 2018 6:55am by Christie Arras

Social/Sailing Calendar

Interesting start in Bancroft Bay
Interesting start in Bancroft Bay

Friday Club Night
Come to the club bar on Friday evenings to enjoy the evening with your sailing mates. You are welcome as well to bring a meal/takeout/fish and chips to enjoy. If you're lucky you might be the lucky winner of the club draw.

Division Cool will begin sailing on Sunday, 21 January at 0900 hours. This later date will allow sailors to return home from sl However, there will be no Div Cool on 4th of Feb due to the Eastern Region Regatta being held at Port Albert.

Thursday Ancient Mariners stern chaser
The ancients have rallied to have the Thursday stern chaser every other Thursday beginning on Feb. 2. Sailors will meet at noon for discussion on world and local events and bagged lunches from home. Take off time for the first boat is 1330 hours with the expected return at 1545. That allows for the legal opening of the bar for refreshments at 1600 hrs. More discussion to ensue probably regarding the sail and course and elements presented. If you are just starting, be sure the handicapper knows so your boat can be appropriately hoddled for fairness.

Slews of volunteers needed this month and early March

Three generations of Johnsons, Matt, Johnno and Luke vying for the Prince Philip Cup day on Dragons at Metung. Photo  Danuta Sowa
Three generations of Johnsons, Matt,
Johnno and Luke vying for the Prince
Philip Cup day on Dragons at Metung. Photo
Danuta Sowa

A busy month coming up with Music Festival the last weekend, the Classic Boat Festival the first weekend in Feb, then the Marlay Point Over Night Race on the 9th to 10th with breakfast being served up at GLYC. There will be concurrently a Tasar championship being run by the club as well.
Ergo, the club hopes for as many as possible to put up their hands to volunteer.

A thank you to all club members bash, Friday, 23 March
In lieu of free worker drinks, the club is putting on a big thank you bash for everyone to celebrate our wonderful club. There will be activities to keep children happy, finger food will be provided and some beverages will also be included.

We will not be vetting attendees to make sure they have volunteered as we believe EVERY club member puts his hand up in some way. This will be a great opportunity for members to meet new people as well. Please put this date in your calendar and let’s make the Bash a big one!

Updated: 2 Feb 2018 5:41am by Christie Arras

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Division 4

Australian National Mosquito Championships

Gone Viral with Ben and Jaime at Mosquito Nats
Gone Viral with Ben and Jaime at Mosquito

Five GLYC Mosquitos travelled to Lake Cootharaba (near Noosa) QLD in January for National Titles. The Invitation race was sailed in a gusty 12 to 16 knot breeze, shifting 10 to 15 degrees. It made for a good test sail for the fleet without testing too much. The cat rigs had to work hard while the sloop rigs enjoyed stretching their legs and the spinnaker rigs enjoyed the turbo-charged action downwind. Neil Joiner and Charlie Broomhall finished a clear first in the Spinnaker Division.

Second day, 3 races were sailed back to back. The first race was started in about 8 knots and the wind gradually increased throughout the day but never settled totally in direction or strength as well as gusting up to 12 knots and shifting 15 degrees erratically. Most of the sailors found it very difficult to consistently pick the fastest way around the course, which was like a game of Snakes and Ladders for all but the leaders. The same sailors finished at the front in all 3 races in all 3 divisions (none of them from GLYC). Racing was finished by 2.30pm.

Third day, another 3 races were sailed back to back starting at 11am. Again the winds were gusty and shifty, building from 8 knots to gusts of 15 knots by the final race, which allowed the sloop rigs to really stretch their legs (even causing a capsize for one) and some real excitement for the cat rigged spinnaker Mossies. Matt Stone (occasional GLYC visitor) continued his dominance in the spinnaker rigged fleet, but Gary Maskiell and Oskar Watkinson managed to win the final race by one second ahead of Neil and Charlie (GLYC boats just can't stay away from each other). In the Cat rigged fleet, "Old Man" Peter Nikitin found the conditions to his liking and won 2 races. Another highlight was the Youth crew of Jaime Zizman and Ben Bockman placing third in one race, beating far more experienced crew.

Still Bitten (sail # 1830), Karma Cat and Gone Viral tearing forward
Still Bitten (sail # 1830), Karma Cat and
Gone Viral tearing forward

Fourth day of racing, 3 races were sailed back to back starting at 11am. Again the wind was light and shifty in the first race around 8 knots threatening to fill in as a sea breeze but never managing to make it across the lake; the wind band just kept showing on the eastern shore. The same light wind culprits won each division. A noteworthy result was the 2nd place in the Sloop rigged division by the Youth team of Jaime and Ben, an outstanding result.

Charlie races to deal with spinnaker on Immunity with Neil Joiner
Charlie races to deal with spinnaker on
Immunity with Neil Joiner

Third race, wind was still gusty around 15 knots, but filled in across the lake by the end. The Spinnaker division was in full turbo mode all finishing the race in 30 minutes or less and was the only fleet to have a change of winners for the day. The sloop rigged spinnaker Mossies were finally able to pass the cat rigs upwind and hold their places downwind. Gary and Oskar had a win; just a pity that Neil and Charlie picked up a UFO (Unidentified Floating Object) on its centreboard thus losing precious time and missing second place by just 21 seconds in the end. Bee Alert also lost a place when his traveller rope snapped. All racing for the day was completed by about 1.30pm.

Final day of racing for the National titles, again racing started about 11am and 3 races were held back to back. That made a total of 12 races for the series, the most ever for the Mosquito class. Again wind built from about 8 knots in the first race to be about 15 knots in the last. In the Cat rigged division, the top 3 competitors had a win each including Peter, making a positive end to the regatta for him. The Sloop rigs finished pretty much as per script for the previous races.
The Spinnaker fleet also was close to script, except Gary and Oskar managed to scrape in for a 3 second win in the 2nd race of the day and backed it up with a win in the final race to take a clear second place for the series after being tied on points overnight.

All GLYC competitors performed well with final placings. Cat rigged division, 2nd Peter Nikitin. Spinnaker division, 2nd Gary Maskiell and Oskar Watkinson, 4th Neil Joiner and Charlie Broomhall, 5th Tim Shepperd. Sloop division, 5th Jaime Zizman and Ben Bockman. As always the Mosquito Nationals were a very family friendly and social affair, with get togethers of sorts most nights. With 5 GLYC sailors staying in one house and the Broomhall and Zizman families making a complete family holiday of the occasion, all had a memorable Mosquito National Titles.


Updated: 2 Feb 2018 6:27am by Christie Arras

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Discover Sailing and Junior Youth report

Archer and Paul have a great time in LB&B and Div 21 January
Archer and Paul have a great time in LB&B
and Div 21 January

We’ve had a fabulous contingent representing GLYC at regattas right around the country. The results round up are:

29er Nationals; 24th Luca and Charlie
125 Nationals; 14th Enola and Mark
FF Nationals; 3rd Craig and Ian, 13th Trevor and Damien, 19th Phillip Parish
Minnow Nationals; 6th Taj
Mosquito Nationals; Spinnaker div. 2nd Gary and Oskar, 4th Neil and Charlie, 5th Tim & Sloop div. 2nd Peter, 5th Jamie and Ben.
RL24 Nationals; 1st Dyer family, 4th Corben family, 6th Voller family, 8th Francis family
Dragon; 9th Johnson family (1st wooden boat), 15th Hugh, Julie and Jacqui.
Australian youth championships; 29er, 19th Luca and Charlie.
Contender Worlds; 91st Brian Carroll
F16 Nationals; 2nd Jack Felsenthal (with Shaun Connor)
Waszp Nationals; (as at 27/1) 19th Jack Felsenthal

January Tackers classes.  Thanks to Jasmine and Ester for their help with the program along with the instructors.
January Tackers classes. Thanks to
Jasmine and Ester for their help with the
program along with the instructors.


Whilst a number of our junior/youth sailors have been away competing, the next generation of GLYC sailors have been hitting the water at home. Tackers was in full flight in early January, and Division Cool has commenced on Sunday mornings with 16+ kids hitting the water. February and March will be another busy couple of months with the following events;

3-4 Feb; Eastern Region Regatta, Port Albert
10-11 Feb; Victorian Junior Carnival, Mornington YC
17-18 Feb; BIC states, Rye YC
17-18 Feb; Sabre States, Safety Beach SC
24-25 Feb; Minnow states, Parkdale YC
10-12 Mar; 29er states, Sorrento SCBC
10-12 Mar; 125 states, Bendigo YC
17-18 Mar; Get Active Windsurfing weekend at GLYC
26-28 Mar; Paynesville Primary School Sailing
30 Mar; Good Friday Appeal Raymond Island Sail

We’ve also bid safe travels to Angus Stringer who is currently sailing on the Young Endeavour, what an adventure!!!


Updated: 2 Feb 2018 5:24am by Christie Arras

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Homestay Accommodation wanted for Lady Nelson Crew

A lively wind rushes the fleet in Twilight Sailing on 16 January
A lively wind rushes the fleet in Twilight
Sailing on 16 January

The 6 permanent crew members of Lady Nelson tall ship would appreciate a few nights sleeping in a real bed whilst they are in Paynesville. If you would be willing to offer a free bed for a few nights between 26th Feb and 8th March for a crew member, please contact Wendy on 0498116752. Meals are not necessary but brekkie and tea/ coffee would no doubt be appreciated.

Updated: 2 Feb 2018 5:30am by Christie Arras

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MNONR breakky volunteers needed

Congratulations to Brian Carroll for winning the Inverloch Classic wooden dinghy regatta on the sailfish that dad, Jack, built
Congratulations to Brian Carroll for
winning the Inverloch Classic wooden
dinghy regatta on the sailfish that dad,
Jack, built

Once again, GLYC will host the breakfast for the finishing boats participating in this fiftieth anniversary Marlay Point Over Night Race. These days our chef volunteers begin the first shift at 6:00 a.m. In the old days, the volunteers would be pulled out of bed when the first boats started arriving. One never knows with the wind: we’ve been serving up to 4 pm on a windless race and last year, most of the serving was done and dusted by 11 a.m. Who knows.

Menu remains the same with eggs, baked bacon, baked tomatoes, baked beans, toast and…. garnish. We’ve sold orange juice and carry a few serves of muesli, yoghurt, or Wheat Bix. Price remains a generous $10 for a full monte meal.

So, we have three shifts that run from 6 to 9 a.m., 9 to 12, and 12 to finish (3 to 4ish). Chores involved are cooking the eggs, baking the bacon in the oven, making toast, watching the tomatoes in the oven, serving, collecting money and washing up. Generally a natural leader appears out of the volunteers in each shift and keeps things moving smoothly. Sue Parish has already offered to coordinate the early shift.

There is a sign-on sheet along side the downstairs bar which people are beginning to fill in. Christie has names of past volunteers who will be called to see if they’re available if they haven’t signed on. The 6 a.m. shift is already filling in.
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Nitro takes a dip in slow motion in the Australia Day Trophy race
Nitro takes a dip in slow motion in the
Australia Day Trophy race

We need a few new volunteers as some of last year’s people are sailing in the MPONR. We need to watch out for and cheer Kalimna and her all girl crew: Lesley, Anne, Robyn and Barbara!!!

Last year the only hard part was making sure volunteers left their posts when the new shifts arrived; many just kept wanting to go on. It’s important to let those coming for their shift to step in having made the effort to come. Thanks in anticipation for it’s all going smoothly.

Look for the sign-up sheet near the bar and please be sure to include your phone number. It’s fast paced work but lots of fun unless, of course, there’s no wind.

0490 178 259

Updated: 2 Feb 2018 7:23am by Christie Arras

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Sailing rules

Recent conversations around the club and incidents on the water have shown that more widespread knowledge of the rules should be promoted. Henceforth the Wanderer now has a “Rules Corner” to remind us all what we should (or shouldn’t) be doing.

Q What do we mean by Rule?
A. The Racing Rules of Sailing 2017-2020 (RRS) as augmented by local Sailing instructions, Requirements of National Authorities and Class Rules etc. The RRS are administered by World Sailing and are generally reissued every 4 years.

The Rules apply between yachts that are racing (even if in totally different events or courses), between yachts that are between races and yachts still racing.

Note that for racing yachts that meet other vessels not racing, all boats are bound by the International Rules for Prevention of Collision at Sea (IRPCS). ( For many long races the RRS are suspended between sunset and sunrise and the IRPCS apply during the night hours ).

An important point that is often missed is that Sailing is essentially a self-policing sport with only some very high end events having umpires etc. This means simply that if you know you broke a rule, take the appropriate penalty (which may be retirement) even if you haven’t been protested. e.g. if you went the wrong side of a buoy and didn’t sail the proper course but nobody noticed you should still retire.

The Rules are broken down into various Parts. Most of the time we will be dealing with Part 2- when boats meet. However attention is drawn to these elements of Part 1. The Fundamental Rules.
Rule 1. Safety - duty to help those in Danger and in carrying all the right safety equipment. (Would a spot check of all flares and fire extinguishers catch you out???)
Rule 2. Fair Sailing - Breaking a rule that gives you an unfair advantage breaches this rule for which the penalties can be extremely severe. Yelling “starboard” at a novice helmsperson while they are indeed the right of way boat breaches this as does illegal modifications to the equipment rules etc.
Rule 3. Acceptance of the Rules. Basically it says if you enter the race you accept all the Rules- not only those you agree with.

Does every boat/competitor have a copy of the 2017-2020 Rules? Download them from the World Sailing Website.

Updated: 28 Jan 2018 9:13am by Tim Shepperd

Club Merchandise 2017 - 2018

Hi everyone! Don’t forget that we have several items of club merchandise for purchase.

Baseball caps, Burgees, L/S and S/S polo shirts in red, white or navy as well as blue vests. All clothing is available in Mens sizes SM to 3XL and Ladies sizes 8 to 18. If we don’t have your size it can be easily ordered in (takes about 2 weeks)

Also, we’re getting in stubby holders, winter fleeces, beanies and rainproof jackets soon, so watch this space for more information!

Updated: 29 Jan 2018 6:42pm by Christie Arras

Tuesday Twilight Meals

Anyone can put their hand up to help prepare our delicious twilight meals after sailing on a Tuesday! Here’s a photo of some of the crew from Tuesday 23rd January!

Updated: 2 Feb 2018 6:31am by Christie Arras

Pics of GLYC sailing on Photobucket

Prince Philip Cup Dragons in full force in Metung with GLYC's Ghost and Tarcona racing
Prince Philip Cup Dragons in full force in
Metung with GLYC's Ghost and Tarcona

Racing photos from our sailing can be seen on the GLYC Photobucket site. There's a link from the GLYC home page under photo albums. There was a glitch for a while, but photos can be seen and maybe even copied. Should you want a better resolution, you can contact Christie with the photo number and date and I'd be happy to send it to you. arraschristie@gmail.com. Danuta Sowa also takes great shots and is happy to give you a disk with the file of your boat.

Updated: 2 Feb 2018 5:51am by Tim Shepperd

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

Club phone03 5156 6864

Flag Officers

CommodoreWendy Gardiner0498 116 752
Vice CommodoreJim Callahan0488 500 795
Rear CommodoreAndrew Somerville0407 156 133
SecretaryRuss Peel0408 589 805
TreasurerTricia Hilder0418 329 619
Sailing CaptainJames Frecheville5156 7103 / 0412 979 824


Immediate Past CommodoreJacqui Crawford0468 987 684
Discover Sailing CoordinatorSharna Duff0409 207 331
Sailability OfficerAlan Pick0410 584 860
Wanderer (not on Committee this year)Christie Arras [WANDERER and EFLASH]03 5156 7861
General CommitteeAnne Delahay
General CommitteeIan McDonald0419 698 900
General CommitteeJulie Clark0408 538 000
General CommitteeColin Johanson03 5156 6656
General CommitteeNorbert Hrouda0427 654 039
General CommitteeDavid Parish0437 516 666

For Sale Seaway 25 'Wayward Wind'

* An excellent club racer and a great boat for cruising the Gippsland Lakes.
* 8hp Mercury 2 stroke, 12 litre fuel tank
* Sails: 3 Mains, Number 1,2,3 head sails, storm sail & Spinnaker
* 4 berths
* Safety equipment included
* VHF radio, CD/radio, nav. Lights
* Launching trailer-boat kept and GLYC and much more
Contact Jim Callahan: 0488 500 795 or 0407 556 6650

Contact: Jim Callahan
Phone: 0488 500 795

Sabre for Sale

Black Magic
1 Main Sail, 2 centre boards
Good plus condition, No leaks, Re-decked...Ready to race. $800.00

Sabre for Sale. Black Magic 1 Main Sail 2 centre boards Good plus condition No leaks Re decked....Ready to race. $800.00 . 5156 7384. 0497424302.

Contact: Michael and Betty Chapman
Phone: 5156 7384/ 04974

Flying Fifteen

Hull # KA 3052
Comes with: 2 sets of sails, one set as new (imported from England)
Galvanised trailer, no rust

Contact: Ivan
Phone: 5156 3135
Email: 0429 982177