Wanderer - September 2018

Commodore's Report

Dear Members

I would like to thank you for your contribution to your club and extend an invitation to the opening of the 2018-2019 sailing season on Saturday 6th October 2018.

The program for this year’s opening will be:

Saturday October 6
1100hrs Arrival

1115hrs Welcome and Official Opening

1145hrs Briefing for the Sail Past and Commodores’ Trophy Series followed by a light lunch

1300hrs Sail Past

1400hrs Commodore’s Trophy Stern Chaser Race

1830hrs Opening dinner
Dinner will be held at the OLD Pub, Paynesville. We will be having a “Parma for a Farmer” as a show of support for those in need

Sunday October 7
1300hrs Commodore’s Trophy Series continues

1630hrs Presentation of Commodore’s Trophy Series and outstanding trophies from the previous sailing season

You are invited to join your fellow members for as little or as much of the weekend’s activities as you can attend. We trust you will enjoy the celebrations of the 82nd Sailing Season Opening.

Could you please RSVP your Dinner attendance by emailing glycmeals@gmail.com by Tuesday the 2nd of October 2018.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Somerville
On behalf of the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Committee

Updated: 6 Sep 2018 7:27pm by David Parish

In this issue:

Sailing Calendar

New S division on start line in Winter Series race 2nd Sept
New S division on start line in Winter
Series race 2nd Sept

02 Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series
04 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
11Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
15 Saturday, all day: Race Management Training
15 Saturday, 1000 hrs: Sprint Series Cancelled due to Race Management Training
18 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
22 Saturday, 0830 hrs: Spring Working Bee
25 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners

01 to 05: Tackers School Holiday Program
02 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Spring Ancient Mariners
06 Saturday, 1100 hrs: Opening festivities
06 Saturday, 1145 hrs: Briefing for Sail Past and Commodores Trophy
06 Saturday, 1300 hrs: Sail Past
06 Saturday, 1400 hrs: Commodores' Cup Stern Chaser
07 Sunday, 1300 hrs: Commodores' Cup Heats 2 & 3
09 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing, Female skippers, No meal
11 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners Summer Series
12 Friday, 1730 hrs: DSC Green Fleet
14 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional Racing
16 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing, Meals henceforth (unless no volunteers available)
18 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
19 Friday, 1730 hrs: Green Fleet
21 Sunday: No racing/Master cycling event
23 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
25 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
26 Friday, 1730 hrs: Green Fleet
28 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Discover Sailing Day
28 Sunday, 1300 hrs: LB Crawford Round the Island Race
30 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing

Note: Duty roster coming soon

Updated: 6 Sep 2018 4:05pm by James Frecheville

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Social/Sailing Calendar

Friday Club Night and Winter Soup Nights
The Loft rocks on Friday nights. And if you're lucky, you might be the lucky winner of the club draw.

Spring Working Bee, Saturday, 22 September
This is one of the Club's best events of the year. Though most of us work our butts off, we all seem to truly enjoy working together, getting things done, and socializing during the smoke-o. Participation also goes toward "points" to show that one is an active member in relation to boat storage privileges.

Tackers School Holiday Program, 01 to 05 October
A great way to introduce your young grandkids to sailing....

Opening Weekend, Saturday/Sunday 6 and 7 October
It's that time again. Yay! Back to the full calendar. Saturday and Sunday will be chock 'o block full of Opening Festivities and racing. Could members please bring something to contribute for the light lunch we have between the Opening ceremonies and the Sail Past? It always works out to be a tasty smorgasbord.
This year on Saturday night, there will be a "parma for a farmer' night at the Old Pub. Please email glycmeals@gmail.com if you're going by the 2nd of October.

Updated: 6 Sep 2018 4:47pm by Christie Arras

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Sailing Captain Report

Pre-season 2018

Winter series on 2nd Sept in a lively wind
Winter series on 2nd Sept in a lively wind

Landing back in Australia to the depths of winter in early August was a challenge. Especially so having spent the best part of nearly six weeks sailing from Brest, France across Biscay to the Spanish NW coast, down the Atlantic coast to Portugal, and thence to Gibraltar day sailing in mostly warm trade winds and blue skies after a gentle, well mostly gentle 3 day Biscay crossing. My summer sailing holiday on a very flash Danish X-38 with an old sailing mate of thirty years was a tonic.

Reality is that there is an upcoming sailing season to be organised. The NoR, SI and Calendar have to be finalised, and all before the pre-season working bee so that all members will know how the season is to be conducted. Much has been done in my absence with Jacqui chairing the post AGM Sailors Meeting and also running the Winter Series. She and the big fella have also done a great deal of work sorting Calendar dates to suit us, Metung and Loch Sport. Thanks to you both and for passing the baton on at the recent CoM meeting.

CoM have taken on all comments and suggestions from the Sailors meeting and we believe that this coming season will reflect those wishes in relation to our Divisional, LB&B and Trophy racing program.

In my report for the AGM, I floated an idea of how to overcome the issue of fairness to all competitors in relation to new entrants who don't have an established PHC for purpose of LB&B and Trophy racing. Especially for the coveted Trophy Races.

My suggestion for the handicapping of a new boat in the fleet is to have a provisional +3% penalty applied to CBH/YS/GLYC. This would effectively rate a new entrant as if it were the fasted rated boat in the fleet on PHC and subject to performance in the first race would be eased out for the next. That is how all PHC's work. Good for you if you put a new sail on your boat. Or if you decide one day to use your spinnaker. But if you have a new skipper, you are effectively a new entry and as such will incur that same 3% penalty.

Rolling over PHC's from the previous season makes sense, especially given that 30 entrants of the 60 boat fleet last season only raced three or less times in the LB&B and under the old format for developing a PHC did not compete enough to do so.

It may be necessary to rewrite the PHC Rules document as posted on our website to reflect this change.

It has been suggested we run longer LB&B races of three laps to enable the handicaps to settle with added time on the water. To facilitate this a target time for a mid fleet boat is to be trialled at 90 minutes.

For the Divisional Series we can still do the B2B stuff for Divisions 1,3 & 4 (perhaps not Div 3) and the longer race for Division 2 with a finish at the club.

This season we will be busy with the Pacer and Javelin Championships over the Dec/Jan holiday period and then the 40th Minnow Championships late January 2019.

As always, if you want to be involved in any capacity please don't hesitate to put your hand up. The pay is crap but the rewards are worthwhile.

At this point I want to remind all sailors to lodge their Entry, Insurance and Safety Declaration Documents before the start of the season. This can be done online or at any time at the Club when the Secretary's Office is open.

It is also timely to remind all members that they must be financial to enjoy the benefits of membership. If you are not financial you will not be considered a competitor, and that would be a real bummer if you happened to win the LBCrawford race at end of October and were in arrears. Get it sorted or see Treasurer Tim Shepperd to make other arrangements.

GLYC is hosting a Club Race Officer course on Saturday 15 September. This fully accredited course will be run by AS with Peter Merritt NRO as facilitator. Rob Ware (MeYC) NJ/SRO and I will be assisting. We have participants from all Gippland Lakes Yacht/Boat clubs and room for more aspiring people interested in Race Management. Anyone interested in participating should contact Wendy asap.

The Opening Weekend is only a month away. Tarna won't make it. Again. But at least she is in the shed and stuff is happening.

See you at the working bee, if not before.


Updated: 6 Sep 2018 4:58pm by James Frecheville

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Rear Commodore's Report

Boat Safe Buoy
Boat Safe Buoy

It has been a busy month for the Boats group with 3 working bees completed which has achieved closing out a number of outstanding maintenance items in readiness for the sailing season.

I have changed the way the Boats portfolio operates by appointing boat Captains for each of our rescue craft and for each category of club training yachts. These appointments were primarily made with the people who are the main users and have knowledge of the boats and what is required to maintain the them in a serviceable condition.

I am pleased to announce that the Boats working group is now complete with the following people accepting the appointment as captain of each boat:

GLYC Training - Sail boats:
  • Minnows and Sabre Yachts - Daniel Paganella
  • Pacer Yachts - Russell Broomhall
  • Opti Yachts - Charlie Broomhall & Taj Duff
  • Sailability - Alan Pick

  • Club Power Boats:
  • Judi G ll - Start/Race Control Boat - James Frecheville
  • SR Thomson - Course Boat - Dave Bacon
  • Rescue One (RIB) - Mark Alderman
  • Alex P (RIB) - David Parish
  • Sailability (RIB) - David Bacon
  • Working across all boats maintenance - Sandy McLeod & Steve Lark

  • Buoys
    I would like to thank Bill Shand for the work he has put into developing a new club pin buoy for the start line. Now we have one complete unit which will make it easier to lay and retrieve. It is also a very robust unit which will take the rough and tumble of preparing a start line.

    David P has completed his review of possible replacements for the existing red marker boat safe buoys with 10 larger yellow ones being purchased that will make it easier to see. They have been distributed across the rescue boat fleet. (2 x RS Thompson, 2 x Rescue 1, 2 x Alex P) The new marker buoys attach to the boat in the same manner. For anyone who does not understand their use: it is to show that the crew are safe and no longer with the boat), see photo below.

    Working Bee
    At the annual working bee on Saturday 22nd, September 2018, we will finalize our pre-season preparations for our club boats. I hope to see you there with cleaning cloths and paint bushes in hand.


    Updated: 7 Sep 2018 7:26am by Ian Spottiswood

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    Discover Sailing Calendar

    Season 2018/2019

    Andrew Somerville and Sam McVilly on Bear All, Ns14 2nd Sept Winter Series
    Andrew Somerville and Sam McVilly on Bear
    All, Ns14 2nd Sept Winter Series

    We have a jam packed season of courses and events for junior, youth and new sailors. Check out the Discover Sailing pages on our website for more details and registration links:

    Tackers September School Holiday Program 1 - 5 October

    Paynesville Primary School Sailing 8 - 10 October

    Bairnsdale Scouts Get Active Sailing Evening 9 October

    Green Fleet Starting Friday 12 October

    Discover Sailing Day 28 October

    Sailing School Starting Sunday 11 November

    Tackers January School Holiday Program 7 - 11 January

    40th Australian Minnow Championships 20 - 26 January

    Eastern Region Regatta (@ Metung) 2 - 3 February

    Division Cool Starting Sunday mornings in February

    Australian Sailing Junior Carnival (@ Mornington)17 - 18 February

    Bairnsdale Primary School Sailing 9 - 12 March

    Paynesville Primary School Sailing 1 - 5 April

    Tackers Easter School Holiday Program 8 - 12 April

    Raymond Island Good Friday Sail 19 April

    Easter Regatta (@ GLYC) 20 - 22 April

    Sharna Duff

    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 7:12pm by Christie Arras

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    Race Management Training

    There are still a few places left in our Race Management training Program (for club level racing). This is a full day program which will be held on Saturday, 15th September at GLYC. Cost is $65.

    However, the Committee has decided to partially fund the program for the first 15 people who put their hands up, on the understanding that you will be called upon from time to time to assist with or conduct race management.

    If interested please email Wendy Gardiner wendygglyc@gmail.com or send sms to 0498116752. This will ensure that I take names in the order in which I receive them.


    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 8:39am by Christie Arras

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    Working Bee 2018

    Saturday, 22nd September, 8:30 a.m.

    Itchy Feet heels in Winter Series race 7
    Itchy Feet heels in Winter Series race 7

    Spring has sprung, the dust has ris’ and settled on the window sill.
    A Working Bee to add some tizz, is just the thing to fit the bill!

    ...And that’s exactly what we’re planning for at the Yacht Club right now. Our regular pre-season working bee will be held this year on Saturday 22nd September, commencing at 8:30 AM. Please note that this is one week earlier than previously advised in last month’s Wanderer as it became apparent that the previous date, 29th September, is also the date for the AFL Grand Final this year. Unfortunately, the AFL failed to liaise with us about their event, so we’ve decided that rather than have two fun-filled events crammed onto the same day, we’d spread the joy out over two separate weekends.

    Please e-mail me at glyc@sailglyc.com and let me know of any jobs you feel need doing or if there are any jobs that you’d particularly like to do or help with. A complete jobs list will be put together and published closer to the day so you’ll still be able to elect to do other particular jobs ... or just roll up and help out where needed.

    Just make sure you put Saturday 22nd September in your diary for a fun morning’s work, get all your favourite gardening, cleaning and fixing tools and supplies ready and join us on the day. To be followed by a BBQ lunch for all the hard-working busy-bees. And don’t forget that it all counts towards your ‘Active Use Scorecard’ for boat storage eligibility.

    Looking forward to seeing as many of you as possible on the 22nd September.

    Norbert Hrouda

    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 7:01pm by Tim Shepperd

    Ancient Mariners

    Winter Series 2018 results

    The Series started on the 3/04/2018 with 20 races and was completed on Tuesday the 28/08/2018
    with nibbles and presentation of the winner's Pennant.

    The weather was unkind this series with only 13 races on Tuesdays and 7 on Thursdays. However, only 2 weeks were missed by bad weather, 29/31 May and 17/19 July.

    14 different courses were sailed with number 9 being the most favoured with 3 races being sailed.
    We had a total of 174 boats participate with the largest fleet of 14 sailing twice and the smallest
    of 4 boats sailing twice also.

    The number of winners was 12 with Silver Cloud way out in first place with 5 wins. Tantrum,
    Class Act, Itchy Feet and Waza Rager came equal second with 2 wins each.

    5 Silver Cloud 2,9,11,14 and 18.
    2 Tantrum 10 and 19.
    2 Itchy Feet 12 and 13.
    2 Waza Rager 15 and 16.
    2 Class Act 1 and 17.
    1 Just For Fun 3.
    1 Chibi Zulu 4.
    1 Helter Skelter 5.
    1 iSA 6.
    1 Wirrinjama 7.
    1 Raptor 8.
    1 Wineglass 20.

    No boat sailed all 20 races with Silver Cloud and Itchy Feet having sailed 17 races, Tantrum and Scorpio 13, Class Act and Waza Rager 11, Highly Strung 9, Just For Fun 7, Helter Skelter and It's Alright and Wineglass 6, Raptor, Gotta Tella, Full Circle and Whitepointer 5, Kalimna and Growler 4, Rainbow Connection, Wirrinjama, First Light III and Morning Magic 3, Troppo, Legato, Shadowfax, Time Flies, Longnose and Chibi Zulu 2, Southerly, Les Max, True Blue VII, Swift, Wayward Wind, iSA, Spindrift, Legless, By Invitation and Sirene 1.

    Finally we would like to acknowledge all those who assisted with the bar, handicaps and
    all those boat crews who made the series a great success.

    Lastly I want to thank Mark Alderman for his support.

    Spring Series starts Tuesday the 4th of September.

    Cheers Alastair 29/08/2018

    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 4:22pm by Christie Arras

    Winter soup nights a resounding success

    Helter Skelter takes second in race 7 Winter Series
    Helter Skelter takes second in race 7
    Winter Series

    Last week's final soup night was wrapped up by the Parishes' infamous bouillabaise along with a yummy creamy carrot soup. The chatter and happiness decibals were almost off the scales in the club room while the hungry members awaited the repast. A giant pot of mussels accompanied the truly delicious seafood soup...the piece de resistance.

    All the chefs who prepared soups are to be heartily commended and thanked for their welcomed contributions. Not only did members get a lively and convivial time with friends, but the bar takings were warming the winter budget as well.

    Thank you to everyone who outdid themselves cooking, to bar staff, and especially to all the members and guests who joined in to make these winter evenings so special.

    Thanks as well to Julie for spearheading the schedules and double checking the kitchen and rosters.

    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 8:56pm by Christie Arras

    Tuesday Twilight Meals

    Volunteers needed!

    Shaka, Laser Radial, with Andrew McColl takes 3rd in race 7.  Looks like the Pondage doesn't float the boats any more.  Really sorry.
    Shaka, Laser Radial, with Andrew McColl
    takes 3rd in race 7. Looks like the
    Pondage doesn't float the boats any more.
    Really sorry.

    Have you volunteered yet to help prepare one of our delicious twilight meals after Tuesday social sailing? Many hands make light work! Please contact Julie Clark on 0408 538 000 or by email on jaclarkhoward@gmail.com to let her know of your availability. Fewer volunteers may mean fewer meals!

    There is a sign up sheet on the bar upstairs if you would like to choose a night or two to volunteer preparing the meal for the Twilight sailors.

    More importantly, men are welcome to do a shift or two preparing the Twilight meal as well. Remember, the most celebrated chefs around the world are males! Last year the fellows in their aprons were a welcome sight and their meal was terrific.

    Thank you in anticipation...


    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 8:54pm by Christie Arras

    Rules Corner

    Rule 18 Mark Room

    I, the editor, sincerely apologize for not being able to formulate the article that Hugh sent me weeks ago. Without the photos from the Rules article that I couldn't manipulate, the meaning of the information would be sorely lacking. And my guru, Tim, is away without his ever patient advice and solutions for times like this.

    Hopefully it will go into the October Wanderer.


    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 9:03pm by Christie Arras

    Remember, we are all volunteers

    GLYC is a volunteer club so we need to always bear in mind that it will generally be another club member performing a task around the club to make it a better facility for each of us to enjoy!

    On that note, it has recently come to the attention of the committee that the breezeway toilets (in particular) are not always being left in a clean state by some users. Therefore the committee asks that as there is a brush provided in each cubicle, please use it and also mop up any spills as required. This will then leave the toilet in a pleasant state for the next user! Thanking all club members in advance for their cooperation.

    The Committee.

    Updated: 7 Sep 2018 7:29am by Christie Arras

    Club Merchandise 2017 - 2018

    New items have arrived!

    The Raineys excell with another first in Winter Series race 7
    The Raineys excell with another first in
    Winter Series race 7

    Don’t forget to come and choose some new gear for the new season! All clothing available in Ladies, Mens & some Youth sizes.

    Prices as follows:

    LS Polo Shirts (White, Red & Blue) - $40
    SS Polo Shirts (White, Red & Blue) - $35
    GLYC Caps & Winter Beanies - $15
    GLYC Sleeveless Vests (Blue) - $40
    GLYC Waterproof Jackets - $80
    GLYC Mens Ties - $10
    GLYC Stubby Holders - $10
    GLYC Burgees - $25


    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 7:18pm by Christie Arras

    A Tribute to our Fishing Heritage

    A Brendon Sims public artwork overlooking the magnificent Gippsland Lakes

    Paynesville Fishermen on wharf -  Ross Gilsenan
    Paynesville Fishermen on wharf - Ross

    Paynesville's vibrant fishing history began in 1879 with the settlement of the Toonalook camp overseen by its namesake, Captain Payne. This colourful public artwork is a tribute to the many men and women who have served this important industry, and shaped the fishing village of Paynesville into a leading tourism destination on the Gippsland Lakes. Designed and constructed by local iconic artist, Brendon Sims, the construction will feature a range of kinetic 2D and 3D elements with the high mast as its foundation, the moon atop to represent tidal movements, and below the cormorants overlooking a boat with circling fish.

    Situated on a prominent promenade overlooking the Gippsland Lakes with a vantage point seen far beyond the shoreline by visiting boats, this public artwork will become a key feature of the township for locals, domestic and International visitors. East Gippsland attracts 1.3 million visitors each year, with the Gippsland Lakes and neighbouring Raymond Island key attractions. This eye-catching design will provide opportunity to educate the visiting public about the maritime history of the region. The project will also provide part-time employment during the construction phase for up to four people with a disability, helping build their experiences for future employment.

    Updated: 6 Sep 2018 7:15pm by Christie Arras

    Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page

    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: 6 Sep 2018 8:53am by Tim Shepperd

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

    Club phone03 5156 6864

    Flag Officers

    CommodoreAndrew Somerville0407 156 133
    Vice CommodoreJim Callahan0488 500 795
    Rear CommodoreIan McDonald0419 698 900
    SecretaryRuss Peel0408 589 805
    TreasurerTim Shepperd0400 666 486
    Sailing CaptainJames Frecheville5156 7103 / 0412 979 824


    Immediate Past CommodoreWendy Gardiner0498 116 752?
    Discover Sailing CoordinatorSharna Duff0409 207 331
    Sailability OfficerAlan Pick0410 584 860
    General CommitteeScott Voller0421 718 332
    General CommitteeJulie Clark0408 538 000
    General CommitteeColin Johanson03 5156 6656
    General CommitteeNorbert Hrouda0427 654 039
    General CommitteeNoelene Foley5156 0048
    General CommitteeJacqui Crawford0468 987 684
    Wanderer (not on Committee)Christie Arras [WANDERER and EFLASH]03 5156 7861
    Hall HireWendy Gardiner
    BoatsIan McDonald
    YardJim Callahan
    HouseNorbert Hrouda

    Sabot carcass and parts for free

    My housesitter sanded up the old Sabot sitting in my yard only to be advised it would be hopeless to preserve. However, the hull would make a cool bookshelf unit for some young sailing fanatic.
    The mast and boom and sails are also going begging.

    Otherwise, the hull could become well-sanded kindling for some cold Paynesville pensioner.


    Contact: Christie Arras
    Phone: 5156 7861
    Email: arraschristie@gmail.com

    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
    Email: tshepperd@gmail.com

    Sabre for Sale

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

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