Vice Commodore's Report
Andrew and his family are on holiday at this time and so I, VC Jim, will be writing the report this month.
The month leading up to the Opening Day is always a busy month for the committee and club members. A Race Management course was run with 21 participants from clubs in our region. Most of the participants were from our club so we now have more members with improved training and understanding of the complexities of running a successful racing program. Thank you to all our members and organizers who participated in the Race Management course. We look forward to your assistance on the water.
The committee decided after an inspection of our course laying/rescue boat, the RS Thompson, that the floor needed some repair work before the season started. When a section of floor was removed it was discovered that an extensive rebuild would be required. Fortunately for the club, Frank Nott has kindly offered his boat, Bar Crusher, as a replacement rescue boat until the RS Thompson is repaired. A special thanks to Frank for his offer.
Our working bee was well attended as usual with over 50 members showing up to do a huge range of jobs to get the club ready for the season. We all value the success of our club and the effort everyone makes to ensure its success. Volunteers maintain the club, run our racing program, assist in major regattas, put together twilight dinners and soup nights, run our bar, maintain our grounds, insure that our Discover Sailing and Tacker programs are successful, publish our great newsletter, become committee members, repair boats and the list goes on and on. Thank you to all members young and old who make this club what it is today.
Opening Day is this coming weekend. The program starts at 11:00 with an Opening Day presentation followed by a light lunch (please bring a plate of sweets or savouries) and a sailors' briefing. The sail-past starts at 1300 hrs followed by a stern chaser race. Saturday evening members are invited to the pub for a Parma for a Farmer and to swap stories of sailing and winter travels. To book for dinner, book as we do for the twilight dinners through firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, 5th Oct. The Sunday program will be back-to-back races starting at 1300 hrs. Presentation will follow the race Sunday.
Look forward to seeing you on the water.
Updated: 2 Oct 2018 6:57pm by David Parish
The GLYC chain gang put to work shovelling
01 to 05: Tackers School Holiday Program
02 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Spring Ancient Mariners final
06 Saturday, 1100 hrs: Opening Day 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 Somerville, Crawford, McDonald both days
07 Sunday, 1300 hrs: Commodores' Cup Heats 2 & 3
09 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing, Female skippers, No meal Swift
11 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners Summer Series
14 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional Racing WTBHAY
16 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing, Meals henceforth (unless no volunteers signed up to cook) Tantrum
18 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
21 Sunday: No racing/Master cycling event
23 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing It's Alright
25 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
28 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Discover Sailing Day
28 Sunday, 1300 hrs: LB Crawford Round the Island Race 10 Pound Note
30 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Chibizulu
Kudos to the large crowd of converts
joining the race management knowledgeable
01 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
04 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional Ghost
06 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Cup Day Female Skippers race 2 Growler
08 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
11 Sunday, 1400 hrs: LBB heat 2 Kalimna
13 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Itchy Feet
15 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
18 Sunday, 1300 hrs: Chris Hawkins - 3 Bays Trophy Race White Pointer
20 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Silver Cloud
22 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
25 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional Immunity/Still Bitten
27 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing Helter Skelter
29 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 6:05am by James Frecheville
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Our consummate scone baker, Sue, at the
Working Bee. Yummy and thank you.
Friday Club Night
The Loft rocks on Friday nights. Feel free to bring your meal or take out and enjoy. And if you're lucky, you might be the lucky winner of the club draw.
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 beginning at 1830 hrs, there will be a "parma for a farmer' night at the Old Pub. Please email email@example.com if you're going by the 5th of October.
Tackers and Adult/Teen learn to sail, Mon thru Fri, Oct 1 - 5
Mentoring Day with Sailability boats, Wednesday, 10th October
The East Gippsland Mentoring Program will be having a kayaking/sailing adventure day on the 10th. We need volunteers to co-sail the Sailability boats with these students. Anyone who knows anything about sailing can easily manage these amazing little boats. Please let Alan Pick know if you can help out. 0410584860
Discover Sailing Day. Sunday 28 October
Come help out introducing the public to sailing at the GLYC. Many hands are needed to make this a successful day. People get a chance to sail on the dinghies usually with Juniors as co-sailors as well as getting rides on our bigger boats. If you can take people out on your boat, please let Sharna know. There's even a sausage sizzle as a reward at the end of the morning.
Meals will commence on the 16th of October after the Twilight racing. Just a reminder, as required last year, should you wish to have a meal/meals, please email firstname.lastname@example.org stating how many in your party and if there are any dietary requirements such as gluten-free, or vegetarian, etc. (Sorry, no diets requiring crayfish will be accommodated.)
Please have this email meal reservation in by 4 pm before sailing.
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 6:22am by Christie Arras
Opening of the 2018/2019 sailing season weekend schedule
The fun police missed this group of jokers
who were busy having a good time working.
The program for this year’s Opening will be:
Saturday October 6
1100 hrs Arrival
1115 hrs Welcome and Official Opening
1145 hrs Briefing for the Sail Past and Commodores’ Trophy Series followed by a light lunch
1300 hrs Sail Past
1400 hrs Commodore’s Trophy Stern Chaser Race
1830 hrs 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
1300 hrs Commodore’s Trophy Series continues
1630 hrs Presentation of Commodore’s Trophy Series and outstanding trophies from the previous sailing season
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 5:28am by Christie Arras
Sailing Captain Report
Vincent worked on garden spring clean up.
The long awaited Sailing Season 2018-9 starts next Saturday with a sternchaser pursuit race with the first boats away at 1330 after the Sailpast. The clock will be on the loft balcony as per usual so don't forget to check it! Brian Collins will have Start Times on the Sign-On bench before official proceedings.
The plan for the Commodores Cup is to hold a three race series scoring all boats on YS/CBH. The sternchaser will be scored on handicap as well as an elapsed time recorded for each boat so there will be both a line honours winner and also one on YS/CBH. Two B2B races are planned for Sunday and Daylight Saving commences on Saturday midnight so don't forget to change your clocks. (Spring forward.)
The new NoR and SI are posted on the website and on the noticeboard in the Breezeway. No real changes to what we do but worth a look at anyway. Perhaps the main change is to the running of the LB&B racing where there will be 7 stand alone races for this Trophy where the combined fleet sail the same but longer course than for last season.
Divisional racing will follow that same format as for last season with Div 2 sailing a single long race and Div 1,3 and 4 sailing 2 B2B races.
A duty Roster for both the Sunday Summer Series racing and the Twilight Series are also posted. Without this kind of support the RM team would struggle to provide our extensive sailing program...So Do Your Duty. If the dates allocated don't suit please let me know asap and I will reallocate. For Sunday Duty two people are required from each boat listed to help man the rescue boats. Please come prepared for a day on the water. On Tuesday only one person is allocated for on water duty on Rescue 1, BUT the whole crew will be required to help out in the kitchen post dinner for the clean up. Each boat will only have to do this once a season...and if by some chance you miss out this season, we will get you for next.
Sandy really gets involved in his work.
A reminder to all that to enjoy the benefits of membership: read scoring points for racing, one must be a financial member. And one must have Entered and completed their Safety Declaration. Do it on line or see a member of Committee and they can fire up the club computer.
Over the Christmas - New Year period the Club is hosting the National Championship regattas for both Pacers and Javelins. It will be a busy period and anyone who wants to help out, whether ashore or on water, please let me know and I will allocate a job. Regattas are great fun and showcase our Club. They are also an important means of raising funds to help the Club maintain it's operational activities.
See you on the Startline.
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 5:56am by James Frecheville
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Rear Commodore's Report
Workers reach for the stars at the Working
It has been another busy month with getting the club ready for the start of the sailing season.
The Judi G 11 has been taken out of the water with the help Peter Medling’s trailer (Thanks Peter, the loan was much appreciated) for its annual service at FHBoats (and thank you James and Tim). We have also had Bairnsdale Marine in to service all the motors across the club fleet.
The boats group took the opportunity at the working bee to pull everything out of the boat shed and give it and the boats a check over, good clean, and tidy up. It is still tight to move around and work on the boats in the shed as our fleet seems to be continually growing.
The Thomson will not be finished for the start of the season as it was decided once the floor was taken up to do a full replacement. So in the meantime, we will be using the loan of Frank Nott’s boat for course laying. Thank you, Frank for coming to our rescue.
There are still quite a number of Trophies from last year yet to be presented, so our Commodore has decided include a presentation of those trophies when those for the weekend's Commodores' Trophies are presented at the end of racing on Sunday, opening weekend. So, if you were unable to be at Celebration night, make sure you are there on Sunday around 4:30 and collect your hard earned trophies for last season.
We have now completed the Winter Series with fleets of around 8 to 10 boats competing on a regularly bases. There were 20 days sailed with Silver Cloud (Jenny & Mark) taking out the flag for the series where they proudly fly it on Tuesday sails.
The Spring series has commenced with 4 sail days completed at the time of writing. The Tuesday afternoon time slot will change with the start of daylight saving where we will move to 1pm on Thursdays. (Hope to see you on the water and, for a sailor, what better way to spend retirement.)
This concludes the Macca ramblings for this month, and, with luck, will get Christie off my back for an article...
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 5:21am by Ian Spottiswood
Discover Sailing Calendar
Ooops. A bit of bumper boat fun. October
Tackers in full swing.
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
Kids bringing dinghies back from sailing.
They look good this Tackers group.
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
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 6:18am by Christie Arras
SAVE THE DATE:
GLYC's Discover Sailing Day, Sunday 28 November, 9am - 12noon
Kevin Svenson paints the town blue.
We'd love to see a large contingent of members again involved with Discover Sailing Day. It's a great opportunity to engage with the non-sailing public and show them how fabulous our sport and club is.
If you are interested in being involved in the morning, either in an on-water or on-land capacity, please email Sharna via email@example.com or phone 0409 207331.
Working with Children checks are a must for all involved. (Can be registered on line. Just have your documents (ie license, etc.) handy while you do it for dates and proper names.)
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 5:39am by Christie Arras
2018 Yacht Club Working Bee
the best working bee ever!...?
Sandra shows her true colours...
It was a perfect Spring day for our 2018 Club working bee on Saturday 22nd September. A most impressive number of members came along with tools, brushes, buckets and cleaning cloths at the ready to help undertake a few little repair jobs and put a shine back on the clubhouse, yard and boats.
Maybe because of the fantastic weather, gardening was a particularly popular activity... But with many hands and everyone selflessly chipping in, by mid-morning almost all the jobs on our ‘to do’ list were completed - as well as a few more that weren’t even on the list!
And while there may have been a bit of fake news spread earlier about a BBQ lunch, there was absolutely nothing fake about the fantastic morning tea that was prepared and brought along by a number of our members. A great big THANK YOU goes to all those people who helped provide the morning tea, who came along on the day to work or took on jobs beforehand or afterwards to bring the Club back to looking and working up to scratch in time for the opening of the new sailing season.
Well done everyone involved!
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 5:34am by Tim Shepperd
Tuesday Twilight Meals are back for Season 2018-19!
A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE VOLUNTEERED FOR THE COMING SEASON!
Some took the high road...
First of all, many thanks to those wonderful people who have volunteered to prepare a Tuesday Twilight meal in the coming season.Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org BY 4PMIn the email subject box, write your name and how many people will be coming.You will receive an immediate automated reply so that you know your request has been received.Special Dietary requirements? Please tell us as well!
SIGN-UP PROCEDURE FOR MEALS
There are two ways to let us know if you are going to have a meal on Tuesday.
Smith - 4 people total
Jones - 3 people total, 1 x Vegetarian
Brown - 2 people total, 1 x GF
(One does not need to write 'total' in the email. Just helping to clarify it.)
Impromptu cruise to Nicho and a meal at
the cafe drew 7 boats and a crowd for
dinner Sept 6. Thank you, Alex,
If you don’t have an email address, you can also sign up via the meal sign-on sheet located in the breezeway next to the sailing sign-on sheet. This must also be done by 4pm!
Unfortunately if you don’t sign up on time, we will not have enough food purchased to make you a meal.
Not Sailing? No problem! Just sign up as above and join us for a lovely evening of fine food, wine and good company!
And please, even is the sail has had to be cancelled, please come for your reserved tea anyhow for some camaraderie and to not waste food that was pre-ordered and prepared. Thanks.
Meals begin on the SECOND TWILIGHT TUESDAY, the 16th of October.
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 5:36am by Christie Arras
Mentoring day on Oct 10
The kitchen islanders do their magic.
The East Gippsland Mentoring program is having a kayaking and sailing program on Wednesday, the 10th of October. The program brings the students who are being mentored for a day on the water. Sailability has offered their boats and co-sailors to assist. So if you could spare some time on Wednesday, the 10th, to take kids out on Sailability boats that would be awesome. If you've sailed anything, you can hop in a Sailability boat and lend a hand. Please let Alan Pick know if you can help.
Sailability is also looking for volunteers to help out on and off water with the regular program this term.
Please call Alan Pick, 0410 584 860, to let him know if you would give it a try. The first day of this term will be Wednesday, 17th of October at 9:00 a.m. at the GLYC.
Some women co-sailors are needed as well as men. So if you could donate a day of your time per week, or even part of the day, you would make a big difference in the lives of the people who need something special like this sailing experience. The programs do not run all year; just during their school terms and not winter.
The optimum number of volunteers to run each session is thirteen: seven co-sailors, two or three to help the participants on and off the boats, and two on shore with the timers, radios, and logistics and someone or two on the rescue boat.
It is important for the club to continue to run Sailability as a community service, but this will become difficult if there are not enough regular volunteers.
So, please, consider coming to help at Sailability. It really makes a difference in the lives of our participants.
0410 584 860
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 6:26am by Christie Arras
Rule 18 Mark Room
This is one of the longer rules in the Rules Book and is where many a gain or loss occurs when racing. It may also be the most complex, considering that it’s the subject of more than two dozen World Sailing (WS) cases.
It has many interesting facets so, Rules Corner will break this up into bite size chunks over the next few months.
All sailors including casual racers need a good working knowledge of the rules. Before you even think about tactical moves near a mark, it’s key to understand your rights and obligations under rule 18. Otherwise the zone at a mark may seem more like the “death” zone.
‘Room for a boat to leave a mark on the required side.
a) room to sail to the mark when her proper course is to sail close to it, and
b) room to round the mark as necessary to sail the course.’
This describes how much room a boat gets when she is on the inside or clear ahead at a mark. A boat entitled to mark-room gets enough space to do all of the following things in a seamanlike way:
• Sail to the mark (when her proper course is to sail close to it);
• Leave the mark on its required side (on her port side in this example);
• Round the mark in a way that allows her to begin sailing the next leg.
W is entitled to mark room even though she is not the “Right of Way” boat.
Updated: 2 Oct 2018 7:36pm by Christie Arras
Most sailors understand that this rule applies when in the process of rounding or passing marks. But when exactly does this rule turn on? And how long does it remain in effect?
Rule 18.1 states that Rule 18 applies between boats when they are required to leave a mark on the same side and at least one of them is in the ZONE.
ZONE: The area around a mark within a distance of three hull lengths of the boat nearer to it. A boat is in the zone when any part of her hull is in the zone.
More next month!!!
Updated: 2 Oct 2018 7:37pm by Christie Arras
New waterproof Rules books
The club is taking orders for the new Sailing Rules Book which is waterproofed and easy to reference. Intended to be used on the water.
Our club, Metung and Lake Wellington YC are hoping to combine our orders in order to get a bulk price. Depending on how many want to buy one, the cost might be brought down to $30 or $40 from the going cost of $60.
If you're interested, put your name on the list on the upstairs bar.
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 4:15am by Christie Arras
Club Merchandise 2018 - 2019
Do you need a new item of club merchandise for the 2017-2018 season?
Come along and check out what we have to make sure you are looking good both on and off the water this season!
All our merchandise is very reasonably priced, and wearing it is a great way to advertise our club in the community!
Make sure you check out our stock next time you’re at the club.
Payment can be made either via the envelopes located in the merchandise cupboard or by direct deposit into the club bank account.
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
Can’t find your size? Or in the colour you want? Ring me, and I can place a special order for you!
0408 538 00
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 5:20am by Christie Arras
Gippsland Lakes Poker Run
Saturday, 3rd November
Kirstin (and Denise McClarty) take on the
ladies' changing room. Nothing sturdy
gloves can't tackle.
The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally committee is presenting and supporting the Gippsland Lakes Poker Run on Saturday November 3rd. Please get behind this event to help our local farmers.
Our sponsors include Dahlsens, Coastal Insurance, Nautilus Insurance, Peter Medling's Complete Boating Services and our major sponsor:R Marine Jackson.
Regards, Tony Dodson.
Don’t wait... register your interest now in this great and worthwhile event!
Entries close Friday October 26th
The more entries, the more we can help Gippsland Farmer Relief Inc.
Entry forms are available on the facebook page - www.facebook.com/glpokerrun or call Peter on 0407 233 020.
Food vans, music and raffles to be held inside and on the grounds surrounding the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club from 4pm.
Entry Fee $60 per vessel.
If in excess of 6 people on board, $10 per head extra.
Cards at pick-up points around the Lakes with the last card to be picked up on your return to the GLYC.
Registrations begin at 7.30 am. More details of the event coming soon.
Event is open to all types of power and sailing vessels.
Hope to see you there,
Updated: 3 Oct 2018 6:47am by Christie Arras
Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page
Nothing was missed in the Working Bee.
Busy gardening bees seen in background as
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 Oct 2018 5:25am by Tim Shepperd
|Windrush 14 Catamaran
Free to a good home
Current owner is moving on to bigger things.
Cat is located in the GLYC yard under the gum tree
Call Chris Cope on 0439324006 for more details.
Contact: Chris Cope
|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 of Mosquito national and state titles since it was first launched. It has won Sloop, Cat and Spinnaker titles starting with the Sloop National Title in 2000.
This Mosquito is ready to race.
Available with all cat (Irwin main), sloop (Goodall jib) and spinnaker gear for $9000.
Contact: Tim Shepperd
Phone: 0400 666 486
|Sabre for Sale
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