Wanderer - April 2018

Commodore's Report

Hi All

I have said this to the assembled crowd many times, but it will do no harm to say it again...a HUGE thank you to all of those who made the month of March so successful for GLYC. From the weekend of the Music Festival, through to the Good Friday Sail around Raymond Island leading into the Easter Regatta and all events in between, our volunteers have shown what is great about the club. Bar staff, cooks, cleaners, rescue and marshalling craft operators, radio operators, furniture shifters, the entire Marlay Point Committee for their tireless work culminating in a great 50th Anniversary event, those who gave the Lady Nelson Crew members a bed, the list of tasks that members have taken on is varied and endless. I am proud to be associated with such a positive bunch of people and a club which is unanimously hailed, by all visitors, as a fantastic, friendly and dynamic organisation.

The Volunteers Big Bash last Friday night went off with a bang. 73 participants enjoyed good food and a few free drinks, staying around for much longer than is the norm for Friday Nights. We also enjoyed the spectacle of our new Optis being sailed around the bay by a number of our junior members. The crowd was much bigger than our normal Friday Night members attracts, and in fact was almost as well attended as our Celebration Night in May. All in all, from the Committee point of view, the event was a success and I would welcome feedback from members.

The Current Committee is moving into wind up mode, with only three meetings remaining before our AGM. We are looking at our progress against the Strategic Plan, analysing our income and expenditure for the year, and establishing role descriptions that will ensure a smooth transition to the next committee. Nominations will open for the 2018-2019 Committee in a few weeks’ time ??" do think about what you could contribute to the club over the coming year or two.

Following the serious capsize incident back in mid February, the Committee has undertaken a major review of our safety procedures and policies. I would like to thank everyone who has had input into the process, especially those at the frontline of rescue, who did a great job in difficult circumstances. Special mention must be made of Ben Bockman, Jasmine Francis and Esther Francis, whose calm and responsible manner literally saved a life. We know our club has a bright future when young people such as these three are members. I also wish to acknowledge Mark Alderman who has volunteered to take on the role of regular Rescue 1 captain for Sunday racing next season. This will ensure continuity of knowledge on rescue boat function and assist casual crews to learn the ropes.

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 1:42am by David Parish

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The full report of our findings and recommendations can be found on the website. however, there are some significant changes to our policy and practice which are important for ALL members to know and understand. Here is a list of the 10 most important changes. Please read them carefully to ensure you understand what is being asked of you:-
  • 1. No-one may enter the Tower during racing unless invited to do so by the Tower Radio operator. No visitors to be in the tower during an emergency
  • 2. Emergency Incidents will be managed by the RO for the day, an appointed Land based co-ordinator and the Tower Radio Operator. All club members must follow instructions from these people in assisting with the emergency
  • 3. A sign on/off sheet will be established for all race management and rescue craft crew
  • 4. Rescue boat briefing for the crew of the day will be beefed up to ensure that all safety equipment and procedures are known
  • 5. A quick reference guide for handling emergency situations will be laminated and located in a visible position on each rescue boat
  • 6. The person in charge of Boats will be required to undertake Power Boat Handling and Rescue Boat Operator’s Course (club to pay). All club members will be encouraged to undertake this course, along with First Aid training. Our aim is to have at least one person on rescue duty each week who has this certification.
  • 7. Safety information and the Quick Reference Guide will be emailed to duty crews during the week prior to racing
  • 8. Rescue crews to wear non-inflatable type 1 or type 2 PFD. Race management crews to wear PFD of choice
  • 9. Juniors will be required to have pre- season parental permission to act as rescue crew. In retrieving abandoned boats, immediate parental permission will be required
  • 10. As part of your membership renewal next season, All members will be asked to provide their DOB. Having this in addition to your name will ensure that in the case of an emergency, ambulance officers can retrieve pertinent medical history and treat you accordingly
Please feel free to talk to me or another committee member if you would like clarification on any of these points. I hope all members are able to make the most of the remaining four Sundays of racing left for the current season.


Updated: 9 Apr 2018 5:51pm by Christie Arras

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In this issue:

Sailing Calendar

A windy LB&B and Divisional on 25 March
A windy LB&B and Divisional on 25 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,0800 hrs: Tackers and Adult/Teen Sailing Program
03 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
08 Sunday, 1400 hrs: CG Drummond Trophy Race True Blue VII
10 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
15 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Barnsey's Last Chance and resail Volunteers needed
17 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
19 Saturday, 1800 hrs: Club Celebration Night
24 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
28 Saturday, 0900 hrs: Vic Minnow Assoc Traveler Series
29 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Vic Minnow Assoc Traveler Series

01 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
08 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
15 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
22 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
29 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners

09 - 11 Saturday - Monday: Sauna Sail

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:31pm by James Frecheville

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Social/Sailing Calendar

The last Twilight sail of the season
The last Twilight sail of the season

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.

Winter Soup Nights
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)

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: 10 Apr 2018 4:33pm by Christie Arras




3 course meal plus wine on the table ADULT: $28 CHILD $15

Book through glycmeals@gmail.com

Or phone: Wendy 0498116752 (if booking before 7th May)
Jim 0488500795 (if booking after 6th May)

Pay by BSB transfer (BSB 633 000, Account # 12663053) or cheque dropped into Secretary's box.

Don't forget to Indicate dietary requirements...

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:42pm by Tim Shepperd

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Sailing Stuff from the Sailing Captain

Charlie and Luca with the Cock 'o' Lake fastest mono trophy
Charlie and Luca with the Cock 'o' Lake
fastest mono trophy

As the sun sets on our sailing season and after a successful Easter Regatta, I now find time to have a look over the LB&B Results and how the PHC of all competitors has moved up and down over the season.

A couple of things come to light and these raise the issue of fairness to all. The GLYC PHC was developed and trialled to give an opportunity for sailors of varying abilities in a variety of craft to compete on an equitable basis. A base YS/CBH/GLYC was used as a starting point and as races were completed values adjusted according to the Back Calculating Handicapping Rules used by our Club and adopted by YV for keelboat racing on Port Philip Bay.

This was the start and now after two sailing seasons where the PHC of each boat has been rolled over at the beginning of the each season we have numbers that don't really reflect original class handicaps. And nor should they. Good sailors are sailing at a higher rating and others below that. A glance over the PHC Rules 2013/4 on our website present an issue as not everyone gets to sail 5 races with a fair result in a season in order to develop or maintain a PHC. This season alone 30 of 60 competitors have sailed three or less LB&B races so it is just not possible for a fair PHC to be created.

The problem is compounded if there is a new competitor who sails his/her first race mid or late season. Even more so if that race happens to be a Trophy Race.

Vintage Red and Bubblegum in Vic Triangle over Easter
Vintage Red and Bubblegum in Vic Triangle
over Easter

It would be a simple matter if all races were conducted by YS/CBH alone but that is not the case.

I believe it is not fair to disadvantage a sailor who competes regularly and has a higher rating when compared with YS/CBH. But how to fairly handicap a new starter is something that needs to be discussed. A possible option would be to re-write our PHC Rules with a Condition directing that any new boat be handicapped with a say 5% penalty and that number becomes the PHC for that competitor from that date and is adjusted accordingly when further racing is completed. It would save someone a lot of angst, but at the same time create same for someone else who may perceive it unfair.

Reality is that there is no satisfactory way to fairly handicap such a diverse fleet as we have at GLYC. There is always room for improvement, but at least now we sail a 14 race series with both division and fleet scoring along with our 7 Trophy Races.

Perhaps the LB&B component should be a three lap and longer race.

Perhaps the best thing would be to discuss this and other matters at the Sailors Meeting post AGM. I won't be there...............again, but I will have some feedback and proposals before next season commences. That is if I still have a job.


Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:44pm by James Frecheville

Discover Sailing and Junior Youth report

The last bit of Tackers I bonding on Saturday
The last bit of Tackers I bonding on

The last couple of weeks has seen an abundance of young new sailors at the club. Paynesville Primary enjoyed a couple of great days on the water for their School Sailing program in late March, and this past week has seen 19 young sailors out on the water each day for our Tackers School Holiday Program. Thank-you to Esther Francis, Averil Watkinson and Oskar Watkinson for helping instructors Kate and Charlie throughout the week.

Our new Opti fleet will continue to be out on the water in April, with 80 students from Bairnsdale 754 Primary participating in a School Sailing Intro program in the first week back of Term 2. We are very grateful for the financial support provided by Whitworths plus the Federal Government Stronger Sporting Communities grant, in acquiring our new fleet. A big thanks also to Andrew Somerville, Zannah Laird, Brian Carroll, Lyn Wallace, Steve Duff, Taj Duff and Colin Johansen in preparing the boats for launch - they look amazing out on the water!

The Good Friday Raymond Island Sail was once again a fabulous success. Seven pacers, with 23 juniors / youth on board, conquered the island in just over 3 hours. Over $2,600 was also raised for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, bringing the five year total to over $17,500. Congratulations kids! Thanks also to our volunteer rescue crew who followed the kids around the island: Russell Broomhall, Neil Stringer, Brian Carroll, Darryn Dyer, Mark Alderman, Alan Jenkinson, Andrew Somerville, Anthony Despard and Aleksia Watkinson, and to our kitchen/BBQ crew for a fb>abulous feast on the day: Deb Curtis-Webster, Annette Broomhall, Jamie Watkinson, Ali Smith and Macca.
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What a tour de force.  The Optis have arrived!
What a tour de force. The Optis have

Upcoming DSC Dates:
  • 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
  • Get Active Windsurfing Weekend, rescheduled to 5-6 May


Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:30pm by Christie Arras

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Soup Nights are coming

1 June through 31 August (14 nights)

The juniors and youth head off for their round the island sail
The juniors and youth head off for their
round the island sail

The famous GLYC Soup Nights begin in June! Thank you to all those lovely members who have offered to cook two delicious soups for the Friday Night Club Nights. The Roster is below.
  • 01 Jun......Bouvet Family
  • 08 Jun......Nancy & Islanders
  • 15 Jun.....Annie Delahay
  • 22 Jun......Linda Youngs
  • 29 Jun......Zoe & Youth Group
  • 06 Jul......Rhondda Fisher
  • 13 Jul......Ian & Christine Cooke
  • 20 Jul......Mark & Jenny Holter
  • 27 Jul......Julie Clark
  • 03 Aug......Claire & John Dingey
  • 10 Aug......Denise Lamble
  • 17 Aug......Wendy & Rod Gardiner
  • 24 Aug......Christie Arras
  • 31 Aug......David & Sue Parish

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:45pm by Christie Arras

Club Merchandise 2017 - 2018

New items have arrived!

Tarkona approaches Poing King in Classic 30
Tarkona approaches Poing King in Classic

Winter is coming! People are traveling! People are cold! Why not buy that perfect girft or perfect clothing item from GLYC?

We have all of the following for sale:
  • 1. Club Burgee $25
  • 2. Glass $6
  • 3. Stubby Holder $10
  • 4. GLYC Cap
  • 5. GLYC Fleece Beanie $15
  • 6. GLYC SS Polo Shirt $35
  • 7. GLYC LS Polo Shirt $35
  • 8. GLYC Sleeveless Vest $50
  • 9. GLYC Jackets $80 (samples to view, and then order)

Any questions? Please ring Julie Clark on 0408 538 000

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 5:07pm by Christie Arras

Rules Corner

This Easter Regatta demonstrated that not all competitors clearly understand their responsibilities at the start, especially near the starboard committe boat (JudyG) end of the line. For instance, there were 3 boats that ended up nearly colliding with the committee vessel, one of which did indeed hit the separation mark protecting the committee vessel and clearly identified in the sailing instructions. None of these 3 boats took a penalty and that in itself is a breach of Rule 3 - acceptance of the Rules.

In common terminology, such incidents are known as "barging". However, this is not a rules definition and the rules in play are rule 11, (Windward boat keeps clear) and Rule 31 - (Touching a mark.)

Of particular relevance is ISAF Case 7.
When, after having been clear astern, a boat becomes overlapped to leeward within two of her hull lengths of the other boat, the windward boat must keep clear, but the leeward boat must initially give the windward boat room to keep clear and must not sail above her proper course. The proper course of the windward boat is not relevant.

What the three boats referred to above did not clearly understand is that there is no proper course before the start. This means a leeward boat can luff the windward boat head to wind until the gun goes and then must bear off until close hauled. If that means the windward boat has to go the wrong side of the committee vessel then so be it. (This is often not too disastrous in a big fleet as a quick spin round and coming back a few seconds late is not too costly, especially if th right side is favoured on the beat.)

Russ weaves his magic with the kids with his prep talk for the Easter Friday sail
Russ weaves his magic with the kids with
his prep talk for the Easter Friday sail

What does this all mean in practice? It means there is in effect a danger zone near the committee vessel, where if you are in it, you can expect to either have to take a penalty or go the wrong side of the committee vessel. If you are luffed by a leeward boat on starboard tack you must respond by keeping clear or by taking a penalty (the right of way boat must avoid the collision) as per Rule 14.

Consider the diagram above where a situation has been building for over 30 seconds and it is now a few seconds before the start. The boat marked L we shall call Windslice is travelling at near hull speed on or near a close-hauled course to pass directly by the distance marker laid by the committee vessel C. All sailing vessels are on starboard tack. Windslice L has been calling "windward boat keep clear". Allthe other boats in green have to keep clear and are in the "danger zone". They have failed to respond.

The green boat Alpha has been too early and now has no option but to start early and reround the committee vessel. She has breached Rule 11 (by not keeping clear of Windslice L and green boat Beta) and also Rule 31 (by hitting the distance marker). She must take a penalty notwithstanding any protest.

Likewise, green boat Beta must also keep clear of green boat Gamma and Windlice L and will have breached Rule 11 if she fails to do so. She can go behind the committee vessel and is advised to do so as it is generally far quicker than trying to do a penalty turn with other boats in close proximity.

Green boat Gamma has also breached Rule 11 by not keeping clear of Windslice L so she must either take a penalty after the start (if Windslice L takes pity on her and gives her room) or bail out and spin around behind the committee vessel. Note that Windslice L can take all three green boats slowly head to wind until the gun goes at which point she must resume a close hauled course. See Case 7 above.

The message to all the boats in green is "do not go into the danger zone unless you are very sure a gap exists between you and Windslice L." In the incident that the Race Officer alluded to on Easter Sunday, no such gap existed.

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:50pm by Christie Arras

Easter Regatta 2018

Waza Rager paints a pretty picture leaving Metung in Classic 30
Waza Rager paints a pretty picture leaving
Metung in Classic 30

Easter visitors to Paynesville were treated to a moving panorama over the weekend with racing sailboats from the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club’s Easter Regatta gliding through the straits, wrestling with the Raymond Island Ferry and sailing almost everywhere.

The club was a hub of activity starting with Friday’s Easter Appeal fundraising sail around the island by the junior and youth sailors. An early breakfast at the club saw the sailors off in seven Pacers. Rescue boats and spectator yachts accompanied them and kept a close eye as the wind revved up near Point King. Only one Pacer needed a tow as their rudder and mast had problems. The fleet made an exciting picture as the blue-sailed Pacers made their way up the straits back to the club.

Saturday saw a fleet of twenty-six boats head out for the Classic 30 long distance race with nary a breath of wind and a postponement of an hour. They ambled anti-clockwise around Raymond Island to the compass points off Eagle Point. However, when they got back to Point King the wind roared in and the boats were treated to an exciting sail to Shaving Point in Metung then back to the yacht club (via the south side of the island) with spinnakers flying.

Coming up to Point King
Coming up to Point King

An A Class (Flying) cat and a Viper Sloop participated but were seldom seen as they sped like greased lightning through the course closely followed by the Mosquito cats. Mitch Meade on Bob, A Class cat, finished the 30 mile course in 2 hours and 51 minutes with Jack Felsenthal, a Viper world champion, eight minutes later. Not to be out done, Still Bitten, a Mosquito sloop with spinnaker, sailed by Gary Maskiell and Oskar Watkinson, finished five minutes later to win the race on yardstick.

Also being raced on Saturday were Olympic triangle races for off the beach boats. Tenth Prime, superbly sailed by GLYC sailors Charlie Broomhall and Luca Vuat, stole the series winning all six races. In races three and six the fleet of ten boats dwindled down to four boats as the wind increased and boats limped in to shore.

Start of the Vic Triangle Easter Monday
Start of the Vic Triangle Easter Monday

Sunday saw the ever popular Cock ‘o Lake Round Raymond Island race drawing fifty-two boats. An easy breeze propelled the myriad of boats down the straits in front of the Easter crowds. Inevitably a number of boats had to negotiate the Raymond Island ferry as it headed to and fro and right in front of all the coffee sippers at the cafe. Sailing captain, James Frecheville, reminded the sailors at the briefing that the ferry is “always on starboard” meaning it has unquestionable right of way.

Alas the wind was such that spinnakers weren’t used as the fleet paraded down the straits. A wonderful photo op lost.

The wind thankfully picked up as the fleet headed out into Lake King and allowed the fleet to race around the back of the island with spinnakers up. With such a varied assortment of boats, the first boat to finish, Bob, an A Class cat with Mitch Meade, clocked in at 1:09:52 hours and the smallest boat, a Sabre, clocked in at 3:12:21 hours.

With yardstick calculated in, the winner was still Still Bitten, a Mosquito with Gary Maskiell and Oskar Watkinson, followed by Charlie Broomhall and Luca Vuat on Tenth Prime, a 29er, with John and Noelene Foley on Molly ‘O taking third.

On Monday the club ran the Vic Triangle out in Lake Victoria drawing thirty-one boats with twenty-seven finishers. The wind cooperated to give the fleet a run for its money and some good competition. The two Dragons, Tarakona and Amazing Grace, were often arriving at marks neck to neck and the two Timpenny 670s, Juniper with Ben Frecheville and Alex Stroud and Bubblegum with Bill Shand and David Parish were in hot pursuit for their win against the other.

Leaving the straits in Cock 'o' Lake
Leaving the straits in Cock 'o' Lake

But once again, Still Bitten was on steroids and lapped most of the fleet several times to win on both yardstick and personal handicap. Tenth Prime, once again, had a superlative race to take second place, with Whatever, an RL24SK, sailed by Darryn Dyer, taking third on yardstick.

Visiting boats were then packed up for their homeward journeys and presentations were awarded. For the overall series of the main regatta (Classic 30, Round the Island and Vic Triangle), Still Bitten sailed by Gary Maskiell and Oskar Watkinson took the first place honours.

Whatever, the RL24 sailed by Darryn Dyer, took second, with Noelene and John Foley on Molly ‘O, a Flying Fifteen, taking third.

Luca Vuat and Charlie Broomhall received first in the OTB series as well as the Best Performing OTB boat for the Regatta.

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:52pm by Christie Arras

Vic Tasar Championships and...

the Marlay Point Over Night race. A busy weekend for us.

Tasar start in lively wind on Labour Day
Tasar start in lively wind on Labour Day

Over the Labour Day weekend the GLYC hosted the Victorian Tasar State Championships. Twenty-four boats competed, most from Victoria and two from NSW. The sailors comprised of many couples, dads and sons/daughters, and mates sailing. Sea Gals was sailed by the only all woman team with Megan Ridgway and Caroline Summers from Sandringham Yacht Club.

Not to be outdone, on Sunday the enormous and picturesque fleet of boats sailing in the 50th Anniversary Marlay Point Over Night Race, slipped through the Tasar race course as they rounded the bend into the final stretch in the straits in front of the yacht club.

Saturday’s race saw lively wind drive the fleet around the 60 degree triangle/windward and return/ triangle course for races 1, 2 and 3. Doppio sailed by Chris Dance and Jeremy Elmslie from Mordiallac Yacht Club took the win in the first race warning the rest of the fleet of their intentions. Ridgididge from Sandringham finished second with Indecisive decisively taking third. At the end of the regatta, these three boats finished the series in that order on the final podium.

Competitors had time to socialize with their welcome dinner at the yacht club Saturday night prepared by GLYC members. One comment by a number of people was how welcomed they felt by the yacht club and the Paynesville community at large.

Sunday the second series of races was slated for two p.m. In the mean time, the bulk of the MPONR boats was being driven with their colourful spinnakers billowing to their finish in front of the yacht club. There their empty bellies were replenished by the breakfast that traditionally welcomes them which was prepared and served by the yacht club team from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

After an almost windless night and morning (which frustrated the MPONR boats no end) the wind decided to make up for its laziness and came up to a ferocious blow. Fortunately for the MPONR, most of the smaller boats had finished with a number of the higher division boats being treated to the blow as they raced around Raymond Island to their finish.

Noelene and John take third overall in the Easter Regatta on Molly 'O'
Noelene and John take third overall in the
Easter Regatta on Molly 'O'

The Tasars edged out to their race course in Lake Victoria for their 2 p.m. start when the wind really began to blow in at over 20 knots. As boats capsized, one was dismasted, others blown to shore, the race was abandoned after only one triangle was completed. The wind kept up its torment eliminating any chance of additional sailing that day.

Another busy evening saw the great Marlay Point celebration taking over ever inch of the GLYC clubhouse with finger food and the Swing Band playing its wonderful music. The Tasars were squeezed out over to the Community Centre for their AGM and champagne.

The third and final day of the Tasar Championship was raced on Monday out in Lake Victoria. A Tasar Facebook post described it as “awesome three races in a tricky 10-18 westerly”. Several capsizes occurred on the race track with two on the start line as well. But the wind kept up its steam giving the fleet a run for its money.

One sailor complimented the club for its fantastic race management, especially for the quick and efficient turnaround between races and the next start. As a result, the championship was able to complete seven races allowing competitors to have a drop of a race in their scores.

A wrap up of the regatta was the comment “Great racing right through the fleet, plus lots of fun on shore as well.” At the presentation Monday afternoon, Ronstan sponsor Alistair Murray said they would definitely choose to return to the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club and to Paynesville for their championship in the future.

A quote from the Tasar Facebook site:
Awesomesome 3 races in a tricky 10-18 westerly. Chris Dance and Jeremy Elmslie successfully defended their state title from a very competitive @paul Ridgway and Charlotte Birbeck. Fantastic race management from Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club. Great racing right through fleet, plus lots of fun on shore as well.

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 5:03pm by Christie Arras

Ronstan offer

The spoils after acing the East Regatta.  Gary and Oscar had a superlative weekend.
The spoils after acing the East Regatta.
Gary and Oscar had a superlative weekend.

Ronstan sponsored the Tasar Regatta held over the MPONR and their rep was sailing as well as emceeing the presentation for the Tasars. They have sent this letter offering a discount on winches. Guess they like us....

Dear Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club,
Ronstan would like to offer Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club members an extra incentive to upgrade their winches this April.

Members will receive 15% off RRP on any Self-Tailing Winch Purchase. Should they purchase two or more winches they will also receive two free Quick-Lock Winch Handles (RF4430 or RF4435) as well as RF3841 Winch Handle pockets to suit.

If you could please send this offer out to other members of the club in your newsletter etc it would be greatly appreciated!

Kind regards,

The Team at Ronstan

Updated: 10 Apr 2018 4:55pm by Christie Arras

Pics of GLYC sailing on Photobucket

The Marlay Point spectacle over the Labour Day weekend
The Marlay Point spectacle over the Labour
Day weekend

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: 10 Apr 2018 5:04pm 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

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 glyc@sailglyc.com

Contact: Ethan Perry
Email: glyc@sailglyc.com

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