Hello Sailors and Friends
Paynesville is “going off” as the young folk are want to say! And GLYC has been in the centre of it all.
The turn-out for Soultanas on the Friday Night of the Music Festival was not as high as expected, but Saturday night and Gold Street Sound made up for it. The Classic Boat Rally got off to a great start last night with an estimated 300 people attending the launch in our club, bringing with them very good bar takings…and with 150 tickets sold for the Maritime dance tonight, it has the hallmarks of continuing in the same vein. Then don’t forget the Marlay Point -- now exceeding 200 boat entries and the Tasar State Championships next weekend- phew!
On top of that, we fed 105 people for dinner last Tuesday night- not surprising given the beautiful weather conditions and the presence of the Lady Nelson.
So, a HUGE thank you goes out to all those folk who have volunteered to assist with all the extra goings on. I’ve said it often and will say it again, ours is a fantastically successful club because of the great volunteer base we have -- and because we are so friendly and welcoming. Please keep up the good work everyone.
On that note, as a thankyou to all our volunteers this season, we (the Committee) are hosting a bigger than ever Friday Night Members Bash on 23rd March. All those who have volunteered, including families who help out with Junior Sailing Programs, are encouraged/invited to attend. On arrival you will be given two vouchers for a free drink and we will also have finger food and activities for the Juniors. Do come along for a relaxing night of commeraderie -- we’ve all earned a break I think!
Yet more whilst on the subject of volunteers, we are looking for a few fill-in co-ordinators to take on roles in the coming months.
- I will be in Europe and an apology for Celebration Night as the second half of May is the only opportunity we have to visit our Son this year due to his work commitments. Julie Clark will be the Committee member organising the detail of Celebration Night (decorations, spot prizes, hall set-up, nibble platters on arrival etc). However, she is also going overseas during the week before Celebration Night, which is 19th May. She is looking for a group of 3 or four people who will assist to begin with then take on the tasks on the day. Please Call Julie if you can assist.
- Also, we are looking for someone who can keep an overseeing role for Winter Soup Nights throughout the month of June. The roster will be done so it is just touching base with cooks to make sure they know the ropes
- Finally, there are a few Hall Bookings whilst I am away. Julie has volunteered to be my assistant on this, but she too will be away…looking for a “go-to” person for this one too
Please contact me (049811652) or Julie (0408538000) if you can help.
Somewhere under all those sails is
Brittania, an 18 footer skiff. Photo Mark
Attached to the Wanderer is the full report of the review we undertook, following the major capsize incident that occurred during club racing on 11th Feb. It is a very detailed report which acknowledges the fantastic efforts of our volunteers to ensure a positive outcome and includes a number of recommendations (now actions as they have been adopted by the Committee) which will be implemented in the coming weeks and months.
Some significant matters that ALL club members need to understand are:-
- It will be a part of your membership application/renewal from next season onwards to include your date of birth. This is because, in the case of an accident requiring an ambulance, if we have your full name and date of birth, the Ambos can find your medical details (allergies/ special conditions etc) that will help them to administer appropriate care. Without a DOB your renewal will not be accepted.
- Members who do duty on rescue boats will be strongly encouraged to complete the Power Boat Handling And Rescue Boat Operation Course (one course)
- Rescue crews will be required to put their hands on all safety equipment that is stored on the rescue boat prior to heading away from the club.
- Rescue equipment, including buckets, MUST NOT, under any circumstances, be taken off any of the rescue boats.
- The Tower will be out of bounds to visitors and members during emergencies, unless called there by the Radio Operator for the day
- We will be collating a few quick guides to help duty crews understand rescue procedures and asking for these to be read before undertaking your duty
This summary, in no way covers all of our thinking... PLEASE DO read the entire report.
In other Committee news from our meeting on 28th Feb, we are pursuing a number of grants to support Club projects and activities: we will be approaching the Shire to re-mark and sign the trailer parking area adjacent to the west boundary of the club; we discussed the logistics for the Classic Boat weekend and Marlay Point/Tasar States; we approved pricing of new merchandise/clothing items and went through the Incident Report mentioned above.
See you on the water as we hurtle rapidly towards the Easter Regatta, Barnsey’s Last Chance Regatta and the end of the 2018-2019 season.
Updated: 6 Mar 2018 5:56am by Christie Arras
Welcome to the Lady Nelson who graced the
lakes the week of the Classic Boat Rally..
Photo by Danuta Sowa
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
17 Saturday, 0900 hrs: Green Fleet with Jacqui
18 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Division Cool
18 Sunday, 1000 hrs: Loch Sport and Return - Joy Croft Trophy race WTBHAY
20 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Kalimna
21 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
24 Saturday, 0900 hrs: Green Fleet
25 Sunday, 1200 hrs: School Sailing
25 Sunday, 1400 hrs: LB&B and Div Shadowfax
27 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Last Twilight Sailing for the season (It's getting dark!) Chibizulu
28 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
30 Friday, 0800 hrs: Good Friday Raymond Island Sail
31 Saturday, GLYC Easter Regatta, Classic 30 Volunteers needed
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 5:48pm by James Frecheville
Saracen was hell bent for leather for a
win in Tuesday's Twilight on 6th of March
01 Sunday, 1300 hrs: GLYC Easter Regatta, Cock o'Lake Round Raymond Island Duty volunteers required
02 Monday, 1000 hrs: GLYC Easter Regatta, Lake Vic Triangle Duty volunteers required
03 Tuesday through Saturday,0900 hrs: Tackers and Adult/Teen Sailing Program
03 Tuesday, 1330 hrs: Ancient Mariners
04 Wednesday, 0900 hrs: Sailability
08 Sunday, 1400 hrs: CG Drummond Trophy Race True Blue VII
10 Tuesday, 1330 hrs: Ancient Mariners
15 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Barnsey's Last Chance and resail Volunteers needed
17 Tuesday, 1330 hrs: Ancient Mariners
19 Saturday, 1800 hrs: Club Celebration Night
24 Tuesday, 1330 hrs: Ancient Mariners
28 Saturday, 0900 hrs: Vic Minnow Assoc Traveler Series
29 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Vic Minnow Assoc Traveler Series
09 - 11 Saturday - Monday: Sauna Sail
14, Saturday, 1400 hrs: AGM
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 5:17pm by Christie Arras
There was a rare sighting of visiting
penguins during the 4 Winds Trophy race
off Aurora channel.
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.
Volunteer chefs are already raising their hands to concoct soups for our infamous Winter Soup Nights. The Loft rocks on Friday nights beginning in June as members and guests warm their gullets with delicious soups and garlic bread at the rock bottom price of $5 till its all gone. Think of helping out with some mates and cook up two soups (one vegetarian) in our well appointed club kitchen. (Food Health and Safety rules)
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.
Marlay Point Over Night Race
Urgent appeal for a few more kitchen volunteers to work the noon to finish (4 p.m.) shift. The first two shifts are resplendently filled. Being that Saturday night is due to have light winds, we will be expecting boats to be spread out throughout the day. Anyone good at toast, or eggs, or serving or dishwashing...whatever are needed. Please call Christie (5156 7861) or put your name on the list on the wall next to the servery. Thank you in anticipation.
A thank you to all club members bash, Friday, 23 March
In lieu of free worker drinks after each race, the committee is putting on a big thank you bash for everyone who has volunteered in so many ways to keep our wonderful club thriving and vibrant. 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/her 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! Only two weeks away!
Celebration Night, Saturday, 19 May 6 pm
This night is designed to celebrate our great season of sailing as well as to painlessly throw in a few trophies and awards. Do plan on coming to share in the fun.
Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Annual General Meeting, Saturday, 14 July, 2 p.m.
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 5:21pm by Christie Arras
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New kid on the block...Neil Maskiell on
Rebound, an A Class (Classic) cat
Not a lot of Div 4 cats sailing regularly at the club lately, but that doesn't mean there hasn't been anything going on.
The major happening was the Eastern Region Regatta, where 4 Mossies attended. The GLYC Mossies didn't get to dominate the placings like they would like, but "Gone Viral", "Immunity", "Karma Cat" and "Still Bitten" put in a good showing and with numbers, if nothing else, showed GLYC's strength and came home with a Second and a Fourth. On this occasion the course suited the much lower rated Windrush Cats from South Gippsland, which were very close to the same speed as the Mossies on the beam reach dominated course. That comment isn't meant to diminish the quality of the sailors; the South Gippy Windrushes have been improving for years and getting in the mix of the results in previous years. Just on this occasion the course gave them the upper hand.
Back at home the Nacra 5.5 has been sailing a fair bit and getting faster at every outing. Als,o we've had visits from Melbourne member Mitch Meade with his "Flying" A class and now local Niel Maskiell has got the bug and purchased a "Foil assisted" A class. Also I hear a Hobie 17 has made an appearance as well. We look forward to seeing more different cats sailing at the club in the coming months in Div 4. It's not just for Mossies, everybody's welcome.
Neil Joiner and Darcy Stringer glide by in
the Four Winds Trophy race
Next big thing for the Mossie contingent is the non- spinnaker State Titles which will be held at Rye YC this year. The usual culprits, "Karma Cat", "Immunity" and "Still Bitten" will attend and be joined by "Gone Viral" which has caused somewhat of a sensation in Mossie ranks at the Nationals. There the young sailors were made to feel very welcome amongst the "old crew" and many compliments made of the success of the Junior program at GLYC. The "Old Man" of the fleet, Peter Nikitin, won't be sailing as he has had a total knee reconstruction and is still recuperating, but he will still be around for the "social activities", a major part of any Mossie Regatta.
At the end of the month we have Gippsland Lakes YC own Easter Regatta to look forward to and with these new cats around the Div 4 fleet could be bigger than ever. Who knows, a new record could be set for fastest time in the "Cock 'o' the Lake' around Raymond Island race as well!
Life's better with a hull in the air,
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 5:43pm by Tim Shepperd
Discover Sailing and Junior Youth report
Competition got quite heated at the
rounding mark with the dragon snapping at
the Men's Shed team. Splinters safely
took the mark wide.
We had a wonderful weekend at the Classic Boat Rally, with our young sailors participating in Bernie’s Bung Challenge, Saturday’s parade of sail, Sunday’s sail past and the Boat Cote ‘Quick and Dirty Challenge’. A special shout out to Sam, Paul, Felix, Colin, Henry and Taj for your superb efforts in building and sailing “Splinters”, which ended up the fastest boat and the people’s (& dog’s) choice in the Boat Cote Challenge.
Our other juniors/youth continue to represent the club well at regattas with most recently Charlie and Luca (2nd, 29er fleet at the George Mac), Angus and Daniel (at the Sabre States), Taj (8th at the BIC states and 4th at the Minnow States), and Oskar Watkinson (making his debut at the Minnow States in the Open Fleet). Good luck to others heading off to their respective State Championships this weekend, (including 29ers, 125s & Mozzies) and of course everyone sailing in the Marlay Point.
SS Minnow takes lead before dissoving in
- Division Cool: continues most Sunday mornings 9am ??" 12noon
- Various State Championships, 10-12 March: Mozzies, 125s, 29ers
- Get Active Windsurfing Weekend, 17-18 March
- Paynesville Primary School Sailing Program: 26 - 28 March
- Bairnsdale Scouts Get Active Sailing Night: 27 March (6pm - 7.30pm)
- Raymond Island Good Friday Appeal Sail: 30 March
- Easter Regatta: 31 March - 2 April
- Tackers School Holiday Program & Adult / Teen Learn to Sail: 3 - 7 April
- Sabres Teams Race, Mordialloc Sailing Club; 7 April
- Australian Sailing’s Victorian Youth Championship, SSCBC: 10-12 April (coaching), 14-15 April (regatta)
- Bairnsdale 754 Primary School Sailing Program: 17 - 20 April
- Victorian Minnow Association Travellers Series, GLYC round; 28 - 29 April
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 6:20pm by Christie Arras
2018 Easter Regatta and Good Friday Easter Appeal Around the Island Sail approaching quickly
After this spate of non-stop busy weeks, we have a couple of weeks to recouperate before Easter and our Regatta.
The junior Round the Island Good Friday Appeal sail will start the festivities on March 30. Be sure to come support their breakfast and fundraiser and cheer them off, or follow them around on your own boat.
Saturday the 31st, at 1000 hrs will be the start of the Classic 30 Mile Race. Sunday, April Fools' Day, the ever popular 'Cock o' the Lake' will be sailed at 1300 hours.
Monday will see the Lake Victoria Triangle being contended at 1000 hours.
Also, think about keeping your grandkids around the following week for the Tackers and Teen/Adult learn to sail program.
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 6:19pm by Christie Arras
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Hoist operation change in procedure
Members were delighted to be on hand for
life member, George Siegmann's, 90th
birthday get together at the club. Photo
by Bruce Jennings.
Authorized hoist operators please note the change in the way the rope is stored. The following steps must be followed when the hoist is to be shut down.
- 1. Retract the hook into the cover.
- 2. Use the line in the power box to lift the rope up to the arm of the hoist and secure the rope inside the power box.
- 3. Turn off the power and lock the power box.
If these steps are followed we can avoid damage to the hoist and prevent anyone from swinging on the hoist and causing an injury to themslves or damaging the hoist.
Jim Callahan - yard and marina
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 10:04am by Christie Arras
Soup Nights are coming
1 June through 31 August (14 nights)
A white out with a splash of colour in the
Four Winds Trophy race.
Soup nights will be continuing this year at the same bargain basement price of $5 for your hearty bowl of soup to keep you warm on those cold winter Friday nights in June, July and August.
Therefore, volunteers are being sought to cook up their favourite soups to share.
Please contact Julie Clark on 0408 538 000 or email email@example.com to let her know what night(s) you are available to help!
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 5:24pm by Christie Arras
Club Merchandise 2017 - 2018
New items have arrived!
We now have for sale each of the following:
- NEW GLYC Stubby Holders @ $10
- NEW Rain Jackets @ $80 (to be ordered as required, samples available for viewing)
- NEW Microfleece Beanies @ $15
Of course, all of the usual items are still also available for sale: LS Polo Shirts, SS Polo Shirts, GLYC caps, vests and burgees.
*NOTE: As the price for both the LS & SS Polo Shirts has recently increased with our supplier, these items will incur an increased cost of $5 per item next season - so make sure you purchase what you need this season at the current prices!!
Updated: 7 Mar 2018 8:58pm by Christie Arras
First race out for Andrew Somerville's
Quiet Little Drink, an Elliot 5.9 in the
Last month it was indicated that Rules Corner will be primarily dealing with Part 2 of the Racing Rules (RRS). Part 2 deals with --WHEN BOATS MEET.
However all rules contain sailing jargon which may mean different things to different people. To minimise ambiguity and confusion over the years the RRS have expanded the DEFINITIONS section at the front of the rules book. It is recommended that everyone reminds themselves of this section.
Q. Do you understand the full definition of obstruction or what Room and Keep Clear mean?
This month Rules Corner will look at Rule 15.
When a boat acquires right of way, she shall initially give the other boat room to keep clear, unless she acquires right of way because of the other boats actions.
Note that while “right of way” and “keep clear” are defined, “initially” is not and might be considered very differently in a Force 8 gale rather than a Force 1 drifter.
The intent of this rule is to prevent a quick, and sometimes thoughtless, action of one boat preventing a boat that was initially keeping clear, from being “hunted” down into a rules breach with little or no chance of keeping clear. (Some older competitors will remember the wild luffing that was allowed in earlier versions of the RRS with some horrendous results!)
A simple example of this Rule in action is when two boats are sailing on port tack with the leeward boat slightly ahead. If the leeward boat tacks onto starboard and the windward port tack boat has to immediately take avoiding action despite now being the give way vessel then the leeward boat has broken Rule 15.
A more esoteric example of this rule is at the start of a race at the pin end of the line. Up until the gun goes there is no proper course. If as so often happens, starboard tackers are approaching the pin mark and bearing away so as not to be over the start line, there is often room for a brave port tack boat to start at or near the pin buoy. As soon as the gun goes all the starboard tack boats typically harden up onto starboard tack.
If you happen to have the “brave port tacker” just ahead of you - you will often hear the scream of “STARBOARD”. As Rule 15 now applies and if the port tacker was keeping clear of you as the gun went, you cannot in fact harden up until after the port tacker has passed you on port tack without breaching this rule.
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 5:52pm by Christie Arras
Paynesville Classic Boat Rally
Oh, what a weekend!
The evening glow on classic boats in the
Not enough praises can be sung for the extraordinarily uplifting Paynesville Classic Boat Rally that we all were privileged to experience last weekend. The weather-god blessed the event with absolutely perfect weather, light winds part of the time then a little more for the Parade of Sail to push the boats along and sunshine all the while.
So many kudos go to Peter Medling, president and brain child of the event, his partner, the committee preparing for two years for the event, and all the volunteers involved.
Paynesville was chock o’ block filled with visitors; every blade of grass was parked on; and every man/woman/child and their dogs were out in full force.
The GLYC was the fulcrum for the events with the rally launch and music Friday night, the Maritime Dance on Saturday night, and then Presentation on Sunday. The marina was kindly cleared of GLYC boats and filled with beautiful classic boats and the foreshore and large parking lot held the myriad of beautifully crafted wooden boats of sail and motor. Even Lilliputian models of water craft were displayed.
Saturday began with the Sail Past up McMillan Strait with the Waratah dragon boat leading the parade followed by the amazing Tall Ship the Lady Nelson and then all the cruising, sailing, rowing, and even tooting steam engines. Bernie’s Tin Shed carried the emcees who gave the commentary for the show.
Dragon boat leads the fleet in the Classic
boat parade with Denise Lamble waving
There was plenty on around to entertain, inform and offer sustenance for the crowds. And the beauty of these restored and loved classic boats was inspiring and created the joyous and friendly atmosphere among all who were lucky to witness this amazing Classic Boat Rally.
On Saturday there was Bernie’s Bung Boat Challenge run by the Bairsndale Lions Club on the foreshore which unfortunately I’ve had no reports to report on.
Classic boats racing. Hmmm...more than 5
knots in the strait?
In the afternoon, Bote Cote sponsored the Quick and Dirty Challenge in the car park with teams of sea scouts, GLYC juniors and the Men’s Shed who each had to turn 3 sheets of thin ply and Bote Cote epoxy glue into floating craft with a time limit of two hours to be raced on Sunday arvo. Several of the craft were carefully planned ahead of time with one team arriving with a snapping jawed dragon head and its tail. And yet, one very crude giant box of a vessel proved without a doubt the miraculous properties of Bote Cote by staying water tight and afloat the following day.
The GLYC bar staff were raced off their feet Saturday night at the Maritime Dance making all our club’s hard work very lucrative for our operating purse.
The wind got up just enough on Sunday morning to allow the boats in the Parade of Sail to strut their stuff out in Lake Victoria and then down and up the straits (to the ferry). Both the Lady Nelson and the 18 foot skiff Brittania were jaw dropping highlights. Where the hull of the skiff was one would never know hidden by the huge volume of sail displayed!
The Bote Cote Quick and Dirty Challenge was a crowd drawer as the five teams, plus a surprise cardboard vessel, the SS Minnow, tested their craft in the race around a mark off the beach. The half a catamaran (not enough time to build both hulls) had a real challenge to stay upright, the Men’s Shed managed to row with three large men and a baby (well, not quite a baby but Angelo a visiting boy with long beautiful locks who was transfixed by the construction), and the juniors’ entry, Splinters, complete with Opti Sail and a rudder had secret propulsion of flippered underwater escorts. The SS Minnow had a melt down before the mark, gracefully dissolving. Even the giant box almost made it to the mark and was duly returned to the finish by its safety rope which was manned on shore. Prizes were awarded to all with the Yacht Club’s vessel winning first place as well as best decorated.
A very busy week for James seen here
emceeing the Parade of Sail from the tower
With a final wrap up of Event Awards Presentations in the club, the Classic Boat Rally gradually unwound and slowly the area is returning to normal as boats leave and boats return to their pens.
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 6:14pm by Christie Arras
Holy cow, Rocket Cow! Melody and Enola
got their exercise for the week in the
The editor of the Wanderer apologizes for getting the facts wrong with the photo of Brian and Jack Carroll at the Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta. Brian would like people to know that he did not win the Inverloch Classic Wooden Dinghy Regatta; he only won his division of the Sailfish class. Also, the Wanderer needs to correct the misinformation about who built the boat he sailed: it was Brian and not his father, Jack, who built it.
Thank you, Brian, for the correction. Christie
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 6:36pm by Christie Arras
Pics of GLYC sailing on Photobucket
Some delicious wind for Longnose in
Twilight 6 March
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. firstname.lastname@example.org. Danuta Sowa also takes great shots and is happy to give you a disk with the file of your boat.
Updated: 8 Mar 2018 5:57pm by Tim Shepperd
|Laser/Laser parts needed
Needed: Laser parts, a mast and boom combination, OR a Laser without sails, OR even a whole Laser ready to sail. If you have any of these for sale please contact Ethen Perry at email@example.com
Contact: Ethan Perry
|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
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
Hull # KA 3052
Comes with: 2 sets of sails, one set as new (imported from England)
Galvanised trailer, no rust
Phone: 5156 3135
Email: 0429 982177