Seeing as how our Commodore is cycling through Iceland without her laptop in her panniers, this column will wrap up the month of May and its comings and goings.
But first, an announcement concerning Sauna Sail that will sorely disappoint our cat and off the beach fleets who so look forward to this fun-packed camping/racing weekend: The Latrobe Valley Yacht Club has today (1st June) received notice from Engie, the owners of the Hazelwood Pondage, stating immediate closure of the waterway. Regrettably this means that despite advanced preparations, Sauna Sail 2018 has now been cancelled.
Though there was no officially slated GLYC racing other than the Tuesday Mariners, there was a Discover Windsurfing weekend the first weekend of May. A number of our super sailing youth, some total newbies, and even a geriatric grandma gave it a shot. This was run through Australian Sailing with the kindness of the Inverloch Windsurfing Club who shared their boards and equipment and a young instructor who came from Aubrey-Wodonga.
The intrepid Ancient Mariners were out there Tuesdays (and some Thursdays when the weather cancelled the Tuesday). Looks like the winners have been spread around the fleet. Should one be available as crew, please let Macca know.
The Celebration Night was a wonderful success and we congratulate all those who have won over the season, all those who sailed in general, and thank all those who helped make it possible. Thank you to The Fig for a great meal and to Lightfoot Wines and Chris Bibby for their donations.
Now, the Soup Nights and Winter and Sprint Series will commence, firstly to keep the home population warm and nourished and, secondly, to whet the appetites for those biting at the bit for some action on the water over the winter. Thanks to all the soup volunteers, to Jacqui and her assistants and to Macca for this effort.
And, the next big event is the Annual General Meeting being held at 2 pm on July 14, Bastille Day. Please come and direct your club. There will be a sailing meeting immediately afterwards to call up ideas for next year's sailing.
Please hand in nominations and proxy forms (which are available on the club website) to the secretary no later than July 7.
Updated: 4 Jun 2018 5:38am by David Parish
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Debbie Carruthers and Liz Hrouda delight
in winning the Evelyn French trophy
03 Sunday, 1300 hrs: First of Winter Series racing
05 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners (re-run on Thursday should Tuesday be aborted. Applies to whole season.)
09 - 11 Saturday - Monday: Sauna Sail LVYC
12 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
16 Saturday, 1000 hrs: First of Sprint Series racing
19 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
26 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
01 Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series
03 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
10 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
14 Saturday, 1400 hrs: AGM
14 Saturday, 1530 hrs: Sailing Meeting
17 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
21 Saturday, 1000 hrs: Sprint Series
24 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
31 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
Updated: 4 Jun 2018 5:42am by James Frecheville
Young men and granny seen here learning
the basics of windsurfing at GLYC
Friday Club Night and 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. Two soups will be on offer: pot luck and a vegetarian one. Reminder: Health and Safety rules require the soups to be prepared in the club's well appointed kitchen. And if you're lucky, you might be the lucky winner of the club draw.
Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Annual General Meeting, Saturday, 14 July, 2 p.m.
Don't forget to nominate a proxy should you not be able to attend the AGM. Forms in the vestibule and on club website.
Sailing Meeting immediately after AGM. Saturday, 14 July, 3:30ish
Designed to brainstorm on what sailors would like to see for this coming season's sailing program.
Updated: 4 Jun 2018 5:48am by Christie Arras
A Bit About the Upcoming AGM On Saturday July 14th.
Standing hero in Discover Windsurfing
While AGMs are pretty boring, and by no means pretty, they are an important part of our Club governance and the only chance you the members really get to have your say in the direction the Club is heading. In case you haven’t been involved before, or have forgotten all about the AGM since last year, here are a few notes about what is coming up on Saturday 14th July.
Basically the Committee reports to members on what happened last year; you get to elect the Committee for the next year; they go away and do all the work for a year, and come back same time next year to tell you how they went!
The Committee is also obliged by the Rules of Association to report to members on what happened with the Club finances during the year, and how financially healthy the Club is moving into the next year.
Then we move into items of business at the AGM, and the main item of business is the election of the Committee for the coming year. Nomination and proxy forms will be available on the website, and on the bar at the Club from mid May.
Members are encouraged to consider whether you, or someone else you think of, would be willing and qualified to participate on the Committee in 2018/19. The Commodore is definitely standing down so that role is open, and some of the current Committee would be happy to stand aside if other members were interested in stepping forward.
Formal roles include Commodore, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Sailing Captain and Sailability Officer, and then general members of the Committee. Roles general members volunteer take on include Discover Sailing Officer, House Officer, Boats Officer, and Publicity/Wanderer Officer. And now for the first time in the Club’s history we also have an MPONR Officer.
Nominations need to be signed by the person proposing that nomination, seconded by another member, and then signed by the person being nominated to confirm that they accept the nomination. Forms should be returned to the Secretary no later than Friday 7th July.
The next item of business of the meeting is to set the membership fees for 2017/18 and the Committee will make a recommendation to be put to members. A CPI increase is automatically applied to both membership fees and boat storage, and the Committee needs to consider whether, given maintenance and replacement costs being faced by the Club, any increase over CPI should be recommended.
If you are not able to attend the meeting you are welcome to forward apologies to the Secretary at email@example.com, and if you wish to register a vote at the meeting you can complete a proxy form and appoint the Chair or any full member you know who is attending the meeting to vote on your behalf.
Updated: 3 Jun 2018 11:11am by Russ Peel
Gary and Oskar with just some of their
trophies sailing on Still Bitten
This year's Celebration Night was another lovely occasion with a very efficient and enjoyable system of awarding the season’s trophies. It was a night of good food, laughter, and plenty of kudos.Division 1 - Where the ...are you - Craig & Ian Rainey;Division 2 - Chibizulu Zulu - Peter Farrell & Anne Delahay;Division 3 - True North - N Zizman;Division 4 - Still Bitten - G Maskiell & Oskar Watkinson.
Eighty members and guests were on hand to acknowledge those who excelled over the season and those who supported and gave their time to enable the racing and management of the club affairs.
A relaxed affair, members enjoyed a wonderful three course meal catered by Paynesville’s Fig Café between the giving out of trophies and special awards. Also adding to the levity was Lightfoot Wines contribution of reds and whites for each table as well as Chris Bibby's donation of two $50 vouchers for use at the Old Grain Store restaurant which were used as door prizes. Thank you to their generosity.
Of special note was a new award, Young Club Person of the Year, sponsored by the Bendigo Bank which was jointly awarded to Ben Bockmann, Jasmine Francis and Esther Francis for their extraordinary handling of a life threatening incident to a sailor on the water. While manning one of the club’s rescue boats during a race, they freed a sailor whose dinghy capsized from an entrapment with his spinnaker harness thus resolving the situation with calm and expediency to save the day.
Trophies were presented to the winners and placers of the season’s trophy races, series, regattas and aggregate score as well as thankyous to those enabling the club activities through volunteering on water for rescue, course laying and starts as well as the support systems back at the club on radio and handicapping and organization.
Those many behind the scenes and on water volunteers were awarded the Last Home Trophy as they are usually first at the club and last in off the water. Without them there would be no racing and yachting activities.
Members eagerly awaited the presentation of Club Champions trophy for results in divisions in VYC yardstick and personal handicap over the 2017/2018 sailing season and it is with pleasure announce them to those that were unable to attend the results:
The Bill Gamble Perpetual Trophy (Overall points on VYC Yardstick):
Christie wins Club Person of the Year
Commodore's Perpetual Trophy.
Where the … are you - Craig & Ian Rainey;
King and Heath Perpetual Trophy (Champion Division 1 on VYC Yardstick)
W.G.& M. Perpetual Trophy (Champion Division 2 on VYC Yardstick)Chibizulu Zulu - Peter Farrell & Anne Delahay;
Sam Turner Perpetual Trophy (Champion Division 3 on VYC Yardstick)True North - N Zizman;
Multihull Perpetual Trophy (Champion Division 4 on VYC Yardstick)Still Bitten - G Maskiell & Oskar Watkinson;
John Trevorrow Perpetual Trophy (Champion Divi.1 on Personal Handicap)Where the … are you - Craig & Ian Rainey
Lessel's Perpetual Trophy (Champion Div.2 on Personal Handicap)Chibizulu Zulu - Peter Farrell & Anne Delahay;
P.A.C. Dingy Perpetual Trophy (Champion Div.3 on Personal Handicap)True North - N Zizman;
Lachlan Crowther Perpetual Trophy (Champion Div.3 on Personal Handicap)Immunity - Neil Joiner.
GLYC Perpetual Trophy - Life Buoy and Bell (The best performing yacht across all divisions on Personal Handicap);First, Chibizulu Zulu - Peter Farrell & Anne Delahay;Second, Growler - Kevin Brown & Colin Lamble;Third, It's Alright - Brian Collins
Evelyn French Perpetual Trophy (The best performing Female Skipper)Equal First, Itchy Feet - Liz Hrouda & Shadowfax - Debbie CarruthersThird, Full Circle - Wendy Gardiner
This year the award was calculated on the results from all Female Skippers’ races run throughout the season.
Junior Apex Perpetual Trophy (Highest ranked junior/youth skippers on personal handicap over the season).Tenth Prime - Charlie Broomhall and Luca Vuat;
R.S. Thompson Perpetual Trophy. (Most Improved Novice Skipper)Daniel Paganella;
Commodore's Perpetual Trophy (Chosen by the Commodore for the Club Person of the Year).
Updated: 3 Jun 2018 11:52am by Christie Arras
Discover Sailing and Junior Youth report
from Sharna's Presentation of Junior Awards at Celebration Night
Tegwyn shares the spotlight with Andrew
for her fearless sailing on Bear All, an
This season has been another exceptional year for our junior and youth sailors. GLYC itself has been a hive of activity with over 150 kids and new sailors out on the water through Discover Sailing Day, Sailing School, Green Fleet, our school holiday Tackers program, School Sailing, the Raymond Island Good Friday Sail, the recent Discover Windsurfing weekend, as well as Divisional, Trophy & Twilight Racing.
We are exceptionally proud of how our young sailors are representing the club both locally, at State and National regattas. No matter where we go, be it just down the street or at Australian Sailing events people are amazed at our young sailors independence, their friendliness, their skill on the water and their inclusiveness of sailors of all ages.
There is a new addition to the GLYC trophy cabinet this year. Over many decades Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club has had a long history of junior and youth achievement on the water. In parallel we also have an equally strong contingent of young members, who make a significant contribution to the fabric of our club. It is a positive culture that is recognised by many members, visitors and the wider Australian Sailing and East Gippsland communities.
So this year we are pleased to be presenting a new award, recognising the junior / youth member(s) who have best demonstrated our GLYC values. The Paynesville & District Community Bank has kindly agreed to sponsor this award, which will be known as the GLYC Young Club Person of the Season.
Taj receives trophy for first in division
3 in the Commodore's Trophy
At this time I think it is appropriate that we call up to the front; Esther Francis, Jasmine Francis and Ben Bockmann.
In February this season, these three fine young members went out on rescue duty for a LBB / Divisional race. What ensued was a day of intense activity for even our seasoned rescue crew. Many boats capsized and deteriorating weather conditions meant that there were constant rescue demands right throughout the afternoon. Of particular note however was Esther, Jasmine and Ben’s response to an entrapment on one of the capsized racing skiffs. It was only due to their calm demeanour, their willingness to listen and respond to guidance, and their preparedness to assist (communicating over the radio, cutting ropes and even jumping into the water), that a very bad situation turned out ok. Their decision making and actions clearly contributed to the safety & wellbeing of our members that day.
So Esther, Jasmine and Ben, thank-you. You are all exceptional young ambassadors for GLYC and without question demonstrate our club values. For this we would like to recognise you as our Young Club Persons of the Season.
Updated: 3 Jun 2018 11:45am by Christie Arras
Trophies to be picked up
Charlie and Luca win the Junior Apex
Trophy for the highest ranked junior/youth
skipper (On personal handicap)
With The GLYC Celebration night now come and gone, some of our Champions were unable to attend with their wheelbarrows to cart away all their hard won trophies. We have put together a list of these heroes and if you would see Macca or a committee member they will do you a special presentation (with all the bells, whistles & embarrassment that only they can provide), and pass on your winnings. All winners names are now up in lights with all Perpetual Trophies returned to the loft for the competition to admire.
The podium listing of trophies to collect:
- Craig Rainey - Where The Bloody Hell Are You;
- Andrew Sayle - Zipperdidoodah;
- Frank Nott - Longnose;
- Hugh Howard - Salamander T
- Tim Shepperd - Karma Cat
- Daniel Paganella - Most Improved Novice Skipper;
- Mark Jefferis - Nitro;
- Trevor Williams - Ten Pound Note;
- Rod & Wendy Gardiner - Full Circle;
- Kevin Brown - Growler;
- Ian Spottiswood - Legless;
- Roger Burnett - Time Bandit;
Vintage Red enjoys the first of the Winter
Series races 3rd June
- James Frecheville - Race Officer & Starter;
- Jacqui Crawford - Race Officer & Starter
- Colin & Jan Hunt - Start Boat Crew;
- Peter Taylor - Start Boat Crew;
- Jasmine & Esther Francis - GLYC Representative;
- Angus Stringer - GLYC Representative.
Congratulations to you all, well sailed.
(The one who did not hide quick enough when they were appointing the Trophy Officer.)
Updated: 4 Jun 2018 6:07am by Christie Arras
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David and Jill sail Golden Dream Opening
David and his lovely wife Jill have been very active members of the GLYC. They both were to be seen lending a helping hand on workdays, behind the bar or in the kitchen. Together they often gave us a run for our money during the twilight series in their Norwalk Island Sharpie, “Golden Dream.”
David passed away on the 21st of May, 2018, at the Epworth Hospital having been vacationing with Jill in Tassie.
David will be sadly missed by all who knew him.
Our hearts go out to Jill and his family in this very difficult time.
“One of nature’s true gentlemen.”
Updated: 4 Jun 2018 5:52am by Christie Arras
Crew wanted for Ancient Mariners on Tuesdays
Debbie and Hugh, Honorary Member, deep in
conversation at Celebration Night
Crew wanted to sail on trailable and keel yachts Tuesdays at 1pm. If you are interested please send contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org or just turn up at the GLYC loft bar at 12noon.
The Ancient Mariners are the hardy bunch of sailors of GLYC that brave winter elements to enjoy the sport of sailing. We normally have 10 to 15 boats compete for the wine, and this number could be increased if we could get crews, so this article is to see if we could entice anyone to join us as we are normally short 3 to 4 crew members.
So if you have not, as yet, headed to the northern sun, and are at a loss with what to do with yourself then come sailing with a great bunch of people (well...maybe we are a bit prejudiced on this point), as we would love to see you and put a genoa sheet in your hand.
Updated: 3 Jun 2018 9:19pm by Christie Arras
Ancient Mariners' Winter Journal
Fleming receives his trophy mug for third
place in Lessels Perpetual Trophy
What a great sail today with 3 races coming together at the finish, all within 4 minutes and, from an apprentice Handicapper’s perspective, it was great to see. The early starters, Legato, Highly Strung, Raptor, & Wirrijana fought it out from the start to the finish, with the second group Kalimna, Tantrum and Scorpio battling it out in the middle of the fleet. Down the other end of the race track was Itchy Feet, Waza Rager and Silver Cloud, and in the turn to the finish line it all came together with Raptor too good on the day taking out the wine. Well done, Ron.
There are several honourable mentions that have to be shared across Division 2. Sandy and Crew in Magic Morning tried to take the sailability jetty with them, and then found themselves scraping the bottom near the front launching ramp. Not a bad effort guys. The second honourable mention goes to Legato who, for a lot of reasons, crossed the start line with their motor still running. But credit to you for calling the tower and telling Alastair. Your honesty is commendable, not normally seen in yacht racing!
A great day's fun on the water.
The Ancient Mariners again crossed the start line with 12 boats in 15 to 19 knts and even some sunshine, with Roger and his crew on Wirrinjama now sitting down drinking red wine (Well done, guys).
We had some solo sailors but if you cannot get a crew it is better than sitting in front of the fire or mowing lawns at home. Some people say any day on the water is better than a day at work but, I have another theory, “that it is better than sitting in a doctor’s office and him/her telling me to keep fit, and what better way than trying to win a bottle of Red”, and I don’t even drink!
Itchy Feet struts her stuff in first of
the Winter Series race
There are always some tales to tell after being on the race track and today is no exception, You have heard of filing things in the cloud, well today Silver Cloud got filed away down the back of the fleet but did we feel sorry for them...NOT !!!!!.
We also had three boats do a starboard turn at the Point Turner mark...well, sorry guys we saw you, and it has been noted.
A great afternoon on the water even if the gybes were a bit on the hairy side, well mine were anyway.
Helter Skelter, Waza Rager, Its Alright
Today was a surprise as Willy was threatening us with 3.5kts of wind and we actually had in the order of 6 to 8 which made for a great afternoon of no stress sailing. The winning circle was occupied by John after crossing the line in Helter Skelter just ahead of the Rager.
One of the Noelex 30’s ran out of volts in their radio which must have slowed them down as they were back in the centre of the fleet this week (of course any excuse works) .
Great day on the water
Updated: 4 Jun 2018 6:11am by Christie Arras
Soup Nights are here
1 June through 31 August (14 nights)
Sam McVilly, crew on Its Alright, pics up
the C G Drummond Trophy for Brian's first
The famous GLYC Soup Nights have begun! 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 June......Bouvet Family
- 08 June......Nancy & Islanders
- 15 June.....Annie Delahay
- 22 June......Linda Youngs
- 29 Jun......Zoe & Youth Group
- 06 July......Rhondda Fisher
- 13 July......Ian & Christine Cooke
- 20 July......Mark & Jenny Holter
- 27 Juyl......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: 4 Jun 2018 5:57am by Christie Arras
When you get it wrong continued from May issue
A good day for the start of the Winter
Series. Thank yous to Jacqui and crew.
Rule 44. This is titled PENALTIES AT THE TIME OF AN INCIDENT.
If you have broken a Rule of Part 2, you can either take a one or two turn penalty as discussed last month. If you break multiple rules in the same incident you do not need to do more than one penalty.
BUT Note you have no rights while completing a penalty turn so if you infringe a boat while doing a penalty turn you must take a further penalty.
The rule says that you must get clear of other competitors and complete your penalty as soon as possible after the incident. E.g. Doing the penalty later on a down tide run because it is less disadvantageous would break the terms of Rule 44. However in a tight fleet rounding of a mark it may take several minutes to get clear of other competitors. If it means going off away from the best course to the next mark then one must do so. (n.b. Match racing has some variances to this Rule but not so for Fleet racing.)
If after an incident you come to the delayed conclusion that you have broken a rule but significant time (e.g.10 minutes) has elapsed it is too late to do one’s turns and the only option is to retire. As stated last month, if there is some doubt, it is worth taking a precautionary penalty even if you feel that you were in the right.
Updated: 4 Jun 2018 6:14am by Christie Arras
Club Merchandise 2017 - 2018
New items have arrived!
Around the Island boats get held up by
ferry and make a colourful Easter pictured
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: 3 Jun 2018 9:11pm by Christie Arras
Celebration slide show available on GLYC computer
Presentation slide show from Celebration Night is available on the club computer.
Christie has put the extensive slide show of the 2017/2018 sailing season on the club computer in the committee room should you like to download a copy.
The file is about 1.1 GB, so be sure to make space on your USB or memory stick.
She tried to include pictures of every boat, so you might find yourself a star among shots.
Ask a committee member to give you a hand.
Updated: 3 Jun 2018 9:29pm by Christie Arras
Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page
Discover Windsurfing Saturday's lively
Newer racing photos from our sailing can be seen on the GLYC Facebook site. I believe that GLYC photos will hence forward be put on the Facebook site as Photobucket has become too cumbersome and limited.
However, there is still a link from the GLYC home page under photo albums, as well, to photobucket for the 2016/1017 sailing season. Danuta Sowa also takes great shots and can often give you a disk with the file of your boat.
Updated: 3 Jun 2018 12:29pm by Tim Shepperd
|Club tandem trailer and rampsfor sale
Contact: Russ Peel or Andrew Somerville
|Mosquito - Karma Cat
For anyone wanting to jump into a Mozzie at the top of the fleet this is the boat for you!
The last Mosquito built by Larry Fay, and a legendary boat. It has been at the top end of Mosquito racing since it was first launched.
Available cat rigged for $8000.
Spinnaker and Jib options available.
No trailer - $1900 extra for registered trailer.
Contact: Tim Shepperd
Phone: 0400 666 486
|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
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Contact: Jim Callahan
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|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
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Hull # KA 3052
Comes with: 2 sets of sails, one set as new (imported from England)
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Phone: 5156 3135
Email: 0429 982177