The Commodore's Report
As the season draws to a close, I would thank everyone for being part of another successful GLYC season. I would like to thank all our volunteers for both keeping our club running and having on water activities. Most importantly, I would like to acknowledge all the sailors who have competed this season. Without people showing up to go sailing we all wouldn't have a reason to be here.
Another Easter Regatta has been run in somewhat trying conditions. The wind refused to show for two days, but we managed to get races in, and the catamarans had a blast in the long distance race with a great run from Metung back to Mick's Spit. The weather gods turned on them on Sunday as the catamaran fleet sailed into a hole and watched all the monohulls sail past them. Monday saw almost perfect conditions with flat water and a somewhat shifting breeze. It was great to see the Dragon fleet bolstered by Western Australian imports. We look forward to seeing them back in greater numbers next year.
A winter series has been planned for the first weekend (Sundays) of the month over winter. This will start in June. Stay tuned for more information about the series from Jacqui Crawford.
The juniors have been dragging their parents around the countryside again, this time to the Victorian Youth Championships at Blairgowrie. Taj won the 4.7 Laser division and Sara won the first female in the Minnow division. Congratulations to Emily, Ned and Tegwyn for competing in their first open regatta. Thanks to Sharna, Heather and the Melrose's for supporting their kids by giving them the opportunity to attend these regattas.
Don't forget the Presentation Dinner is May 18th; all are welcome.
Updated: 7 May 2019 8:58pm by David Parish
Relience marches on in Cock o Lake
05, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Barnsey's Last Chance & resail (Trophy) Volunteers Blown out
12, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Barnsey's Last Chance & resail volunteers Success. Two races back to back.
02, Sunday, 1300 hrs:: Winter Series
07, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series
04, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series
01, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series
Updated: 8 May 2019 7:58am by James Frecheville
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Tackers fun after Easter egg hunt at
Friday Club Night
Come catch up with mates Friday nights. Feel free to bring your meal, take out or use the barbie and enjoy. Be sure to welcome visitors who are interested in the club. And if you're lucky, you might be the lucky winner of the club draw.
GLYC Season Celebration Night, Saturday 18th May.
The Celebration night is a wind up of our sailing season and is a lovely night out with mates. Though the catering can't cost the usual bargain price of Tuesday's Twilight meal, Wendy tries very hard to work it out to be reasonable and tasty. The trophy awards are done painlessly with each boat carting off all their loot in one fell swoop. So please plan on joining in the festivities, maybe even offering to lend a hand setting up. More in the this Wanderer.
Soup Nights begin this coming Friday, the 7th of June... NOT!
Nice try, Christie. Guess I can't wait for scrumptious soup nights.
However, there may be a bit of a shuffle as in June the Council will be doing stump work, ergo the kitchen may not be available. We will let you know how things will proceed...
If work hasn't started first week of June, the Islanders will start off the gustatory winter club nights on the 7th. The menu remains the bargain price of $5 for soup and garlic bread. This is the best deal in town and a wonderful way to keep up with mates on our cold winter evenings. Looking forward to the cozy warm room and delicious soups....
Bill Shand's 90th party and Cruise to Nicholson, Sunday, 23 June, 11:30
As you will see further down in the Wanderer, Bill has invited whomever would like to join him at the Nicho Pub/Cafe for his birthday lunch (one pays for one's own meal and drinks). He also mentions that some people, weather permitting, might sail over for the event. Just putting it out there and need to check to see if it will be GLYC endorsed or just a casual individual sail.
Updated: 8 May 2019 8:03am by Christie Arras
GLYC contingent at Victorian Youth
What a fabulously busy month our junior and youth sailors have had in April.
A record number of Tackers 1 and Adult/Teen Sailors enjoyed an awesome week on the water during the School Holidays. A big thanks to Kate Hyde and Charlie Broomhall for running a fantastic program - we already have a number of interested families keen to sign-up for Season 2019/20.
Division Cool has finished up for the season, with the Raymond Island destination sail being the final organised sail for the kids. Sixteen sailors (aged 6 - 17) completed the sail in the club Pacers, supported by Judi G, Rescue 1, Alex P and Grey Duck. A big thank-you to Russell Broomhall, Brian Carroll, Mark Alderman, Sandra Harvey, Andrew Somerville, Zannah Laird, Julie Watkinson & Aleksia Watkinson for their on-water support; Macca for your preparation of the safety boats and Annette Broomhall, Kristen Blackmore and Lynda Paliew for their beautiful pancake and scrambled egg breakfast prepared before the sail. Over $1000 was raised for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday Appeal.
GLYC also had excellent representation and results at the recent Victorian Youth Championships; Sara Melrose, Emily Melrose, Ned Sheridan and Tegwyn Somerville all competed in the Minnow fleet.
Almost home in Junior Easter Appeal sail
around the island
Emily, Ned and Tegwyn were the youngest sailors in the fleet, and completed all races in what seemed like the middle of Port Phillip (certainly a lot closer to the South Channel shipping lane than the parents on shore expected!!!).
Sara had an excellent regatta finishing sixth overall and was first female in the minnow fleet. Taj Duff sailed in the Laser 4.7 fleet, and with consistently high placings across Saturday and Sunday finished 1st overall.
Finally last week saw 20 grade 6 students from Paynesville Primary complete the School Sailing Tackers Program. Kate Hyde was again down for the week, and with support from Australian Sailing Instructors Kate Hannah and Lena Kluth were seen out on the water with our Opti fleet. Both Paynesville Primary and Bairnsdale Primary have signed up again for school sailing next season, and now have sailing firmly in their senior school curriculum.
With presentation night fast approaching, we are confirming numbers for a junior / youth table - please ensure you book your tickets early. Young sailors and families are all welcome!
Updated: 8 May 2019 8:02am by Christie Arras
Celebration/Presentation Night Dinner
Saturday, 18 May
Mitch Bayliss receives second overall on
Pipalini in the Easter Regatta. Hmmmm
6:30pm for 7 pm for start of formal proceedings3 course meal with vegetarian and gluten-free options2 bottles of wine and a large soft drink provided on each tableVarious spot prizes
Guaranteed to be more sociable and more fun than the TV offering that night!
Register to attend through our dedicated email: email@example.com stating any dietary requirements and numbers of kids/adults or call/sms Wendy Gardiner on 0498116752. Please book by 9th May to ensure catering.
Payment via electronic funds transfer is preferred. Please provide your name on the description.
Account Name: Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
Acc # 126663053
Updated: 8 May 2019 9:07am by Christie Arras
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Division 4 report
Cat fight in Lake Victoria Triangle over
Well, Easter has been and gone and what a great regatta it was for Div 4 cats. With 14 cats competing across the weekend in generally light winds, no new record times were set, but the racing was tight, with the spinnaker Mosquitos again performing best on Yardstick and dominating the results.
It was none the less exciting to see Mitch on the Flying A class doing some flying at amazing speeds when the opportunity arose, along with the new addition to the GLYC fleet of Jack Maskiell's big Tornado; the future looks fast in Div 4. Jack Felsenthall's Viper also lead the way at times and it was great to see the Nacra 5.5 and Hobie 18 out also.
Yet again a number of visitors helped the Mosquitos to have the largest class representation across all divisions at Easter, with 9 Mosquitos making for a strong presence on and off the water. Thanks to Matt Stone and Justin and Gina from Somers YC and Clancy McColl from Latrobe Valley YC for bringing their Mossies along. And special Thanks to Tim Shepperd for loaning Gary his Mosquito, helping to keep the local numbers up.
A few Div 4 cats have continued to get out after Easter when conditions allowed and four sailed the Barnsey's Last Chance Trophy races. On Personal Handicap, Darrin on "Karma Cat" had his first win across all divisions and Oskar on "Wild Side" came second; a great result for Division 4. Shows how much these guys are improving and really starting to get their Mosquitos going. Watch out next season! On Yardstick, Neil & Sam on "Immunity" showed that you can't beat experience to take out the win in Div 4.
A bit of a slo-mo bun fight around the pin
end flag in Cock o Lake
There is a bit going on with boat changes and likely additions to Div 4 for the 2019/20 season. We have already seen the late season change by Jack Maskiell from the Hobie 18 to the Tornado and now Adam is skippering the Hobie 18. As most know, Gary has been without a Mosquito for a few months, but it looks like he is going to be buying Peter's damaged "Bee Alert" and getting it back on the water. He couldn't stay away from Mossie ownership for too long; will the boat name change to "Still Alert" or "Bee Bitten"?; who knows.
Also, there is likely to be a Nacra 14 joining the fleet and, you never know, the Hobie 17 in the yard owned by Lofty is For Sale. Somebody local will hopefully buy it and join in Div 4 racing. If anybody is interested in joining the strong Mossie Fleet, there are a number of well priced Mosquitos on the market, with prices as low as $2,000 for a fibreglass foam sandwich Mosquito. We could see even more Mosquitos at GLYC as well. Just contact Gary 0458 067 628 if you want more information.
Hope to see lots of Div 4 sailors at the Presentation Night on the 18th May. After all, Div 4 is becoming the most competitive racing Division at GLYC, so lets celebrate it!
Remember "Life's Better with a Hull in the Air".
Updated: 8 May 2019 8:11am by Christie Arras
Notice to members with dinghies under the building
Juniors out on the big course in Barnseys
During the month of June Council will be doing work on the stumps under the building and will need access to most areas. This will involve moving some dinghies out for a period. The Club will arrange for the dinghies to be moved as required and will, of course, take due care.
But, if you are concerned about yours being moved, stored outside and then returned under, you may wish to consider taking your dinghy home for the month of June.
Updated: 8 May 2019 8:12am by Christie Arras
Rear Commodore's Report
Choreography in Barnseys Last Chance
This month I am reporting an irregular event and the possibility of changes in the Club's powered fleet.
GLYC was conducting sail training as part of the School holidays Discover Sailing program between 8th to 12th April.
On Monday morning two (2) rescue boats were launched of which the Sailability Rescue Rib with a Yamaha 15 was one. Part of the procedure before launching is to conduct a full check of the boats due to the importance of reliability when working on the water with children. At the time of launching the boat was in full operational condition and this included confirming the motor and its safety equipment.
As the boat was being used the next day it was left in the water overnight in the GLYC pen and all loose equipment removed (i.e. Fire Extinguisher and life jackets etc.). The next morning (Tuesday 9th April) the boat was fuelled and the trainer proceeded to the training area off the point at the Yacht Club and while turning the boat sharply the motor dislodged from the boat and sank to the bottom of the lake.
After recovery it was found that the motor holding devises had been loosened and the safety strap removed. This had been done during Monday evening and it is our opinion that someone had tried during the night to remove the motor but found it too heavy to lift off the boat whilst in the water. Our theory has been supported as we have since been told several other boats in Paynesville have been entered and equipment removed over the week.
Dragon start in Lake Victoria Triangle.
Three Dragon crews from WA joined regatta
in boats borrowed from Terry Grundy in
The age and condition of the current fleet;What each boat is being used for currently;How suitable they are in their role;Can we rationalize the current fleet;In a perfect world what would the fleet consist of?
On discussions with the trainer after the event he said that he did not notice the motor was loose when he headed out to the training area however the weight of the motor would have held it in place until he made the sharp turn.
The trainer took a GPS location (MOB) immediately he lost the motor and the club Commodore dived for it as soon as possible, however the motor was on the bottom of the lake for approximately 2 hours. Once it was brought ashore it was drained and taken into Bairnsdale Marine for repairs and an assessment.
Rescue Boat Review
A review has been conducted by the Committee on what the optimum race management and rescue boat fleet should consist of and establish a prioritised list for action. The areas covered were:
Stay tuned for more news as this process continues over the coming months. This review hopefully gives a good starting point and direction for Committees over five years to aim at upgrading our aging fleet as without reliable rescue craft our on the water activities would be greatly constrained.
With Celebration Night coming up fast the Committee is working hard to finalise the listing of winners and grinners', and this is being made harder this year due to finishing late with LBB and Barnsey's Last Chance Regatta but I have no doubt all will be right on the night.
Updated: 8 May 2019 8:52am by Christie Arras
Yard and Marina Report Information Update
Quiet Little Drink team in Lake Victoria
Triangle shows their winning form for
If you have a boat in the marina located on the south side of the launching ramp, the centre mooring bolts and rings are expected to be replaced before the 10th of May. Boat owners will need to check their mooring lines to make sure they are set in the correct manner after the new mooring bolts have been installed.
In June there will be some work done under the club. Some stumps will most likely be replaced. Boats under the club that are affected will need to be relocated while the work is being carried out.
Boats on the hardstand need to check to make sure that trailer tyres are well inflated. I did notice recently that there were some tyres that were looking a bit low.
Thanks for your assistance,
Updated: 8 May 2019 9:10am by Christie Arras
The Easter Regatta and Junior Round the Island Easter Appeal
Tight pack near Pt King in 30 Mile race
Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club's Easter Regatta, though besieged by light to almost nil wind, proceeded over the weekend with all three races being raced. With fleets of up to fifty-four boats, sailors came from all over including Western Australia to participate.
Starting off the Easter sailing were the juniors from the Club who sailed around Raymond on Friday on club Pacers to get donations for the Good Friday Easter Appeal. This is the fifth year of this event which the youth so look forward to. Though the wind died down at times to nothing, the six Pacers were towed until the boats could sail again. They were able to sail victoriously into the finish of the non-race on their own sail power.
Saturday's Classic 30 mile race had to be shortened even before the start which eliminated the leg past Point Turner and back. Though looking grim with lack of wind, gradually it built up to allow some good racing as the fleet sailed around Point King to the compass points in Eagle Point, on to Metung and then back on the south side of the island to the finish at Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club. Matt Stone on the Joker, a Mosquito cat with spinnaker, took first in the fleet on yardstick with a time of two hours and fifty-one minutes and forty seconds followed by Brakefree sailed by Gary Maskiell on a Mosquito cat seven seconds later. Fake News, a Thompson 7, sailed by Graham Alexander led the division two monohulls to victory.
Juniors near Pt King getting a bit of a
lift in the stillness in Easter Appeal
Round the Island
Within the Regatta were two classes that raced in their own class, the International Dragons and the Mangnum Association boats. Joining the two GLYC Dragons were three crews who flew in from Western Australia to race with boats loaned to them by Terry Grundy from Metung Yacht Club. The Magnums join in each year for their own trophy racing as well as GLYC overall positions.
A painfully slow start to Cock of Lake for
Sunday saw the ever popular Raymond Island Cock o Lake start in slow-motion mayhem with the fleet jockeying for position over the line yet having no wind power to get where they wanted to be. Fifty-four boats glided out of the line and meandered around the island counter-clockwise. Usually the race is aced by the catamarans, but this year Fake News, the Thompson 7 sailed by Graham Alexander, stole their thunder taking first and winning both the fastest boat around the island and also the fastest monohull trophies. Unfortunately, this year the course was changed to go counter-clockwise around the island, depriving onlookers along the straits of the beautiful spectacle of fifty boats with spinnakers gliding through the straits.
The Regatta wrapped up on Monday with the Lake Victoria Triangle with 29 boats on the race track. Sailing an Olympic triangle with a triangle, sausage, triangle, the fleet was aided by a somewhat fickle wind direction but more wind than on Sunday. Some close races within the cats and Dragons gave some exciting viewing for the race management and spectator boats.
Quiet Little Drink from GLYC sailed by Commodore Andrew Somerville took first in division 2. Gary Maskiell on Brake Free, a Mosquito Cat with Spinnaker, shot ahead to take first among the cats in division 4. Triple Espresso a large Corsair F28 Trimaran sailed solo in his class in all three Regatta races.
In the Dragon division, Sandy Anderson and her crew, all from WA, sailing on Imagination, beat Adios III, also a WA crew, by 42 seconds to take the win among the Dragon.
Despite the vagaries of the wind, the sailors expressed great appreciation for the race management of the regatta and the welcoming by the club of all who participated. They look forward to returning for next year's Easter Regatta.
Updated: 8 May 2019 8:20am by Tim Shepperd
Invitation to join Bill Shand as he celebrates becoming a nonagerian
Save the date: Sunday 23 June
Ninety years young
I, Bill Shand, will turn 90 years old on 23 June which happens to be on Sunday, so why not come to the Nicholson Hotel for lunch - 11:30 am for 12:00.
Please, no presents.
If you decide to come, please pay for your own meal and drink costs. You will need to ring the Hotel and book-in and mention "Bill's party" on number 5156 8250.
There are a few people going to cruise over if the weather is good.
Updated: 8 May 2019 8:37am by Christie Arras
Marlay Point Over Night Race
The late light bathes the spinnaker run at
Pt King in Cock o Lake
Nothing to report for MPONR now until it all starts getting busy again. The finances are being finalised as we speak, medallions and trophies have been mailed and/or collected. A final order of MPONR polo shirts has been made and we now take a well earned breather until it all starts again at the planning stages in June.
Updated: 8 May 2019 9:03am by Christie Arras
FRIDAY WINTER SOUP NIGHTS ARE COMING! (JUNE, JULY AND AUGUST)
The Thunderbird ever a presence in our
racing getting an eyeful of the Easter
Regatta while passing White Noise down
First of all, many thanks to each of the people below for volunteering to prepare two soups for a Friday Night Club Night during the months of June, July and August. The roster is below. Julie 07 June: The Islanders14 June: Anne Delahay and Peter Farrell21 June: Christie Arras28 June: Liz and Norbert Hrouda05 July: Ian and Christine Cooke12 July: Maryke Van Duyl and Brian Clague19 July: Di and Bernie McGoldrick26 July: Alan and Kay Pick02 Aug.: Peter and Leanne Boyle09 Aug.: Wendy and Rod Gardiner and Russ Peel and Debbie Carruthers16 Aug.: Helen Jennings and Vince and Monica Camp23 Aug.: Julie Clark and Jennifer Wilinson30 Aug.: David and Sue Parish and Gisela and Chris Decker
Please note: Due to the restumping of the clubhouse, it is likely that the Soup Night will not be able to go ahead on SOME or ALL of the nights in JUNE. This will depend on many factors, such as at which end of the building the works begin, how long it takes, etc. At this stage the council have allocated the first 3 weeks of June to complete the works.
If you are a volunteer for a night in JUNE, then I will be in touch with you either by phone or email to confirm the situation as soon as I know myself.
Updated: 8 May 2019 9:47am by Christie Arras
Twilight Race Results for 2018 - 2019
Variety is the spice of life in Barnseys
The Twilight series started on the 9th of October, 2018, and finished on the 2nd of April, 2019, with a total of 337 boats participating.
Twenty-four races were completed with seven races having to be abandoned due to adverse weather, this being the most for many years.
We had one "on water finish" the first in my time, with Highly Strung being declared the winner with no other finishing positions recorded.
The largest fleet was 32 boats with all finishing and the smallest was 8 with 8 finishers.
Notes re Lady Skippers series:
(L) indicates Lady Skipper.
L 9/9 number of boats starting/finishing with Lady Skippers.
The winner was Absinthe on a count back from Highly Strung. Both boats had two Firsts and one Second place, with Absinthe next best a Third and Highly strung
a sixth. Thanks to all who took part and those that helped make it happen.
Cheers, Alastair. 6/04/2019
See table of races/winners below
Power for Ten Bears Tornado in Barnseys
|Race||Date||Boats out/in||Winner||Lady skippers S/F|
|2||16/10/18||...19/-||Highly Strung (on water finish)|
|5||6/11/18||...18/13||Absinthe (L)||L 7/6|
|7||20/11/18||...13/13||First Light lll|
|9||4/12/18||...20/20||Quantum Leap (L)||L 7/7|
|12||8/ 01/19||...19/19||Sequential||L 9/9|
|24||2/04/19||...25/15||White Pointer (L)||L 13/8|
Updated: 8 May 2019 9:58am by Christie Arras
Club Merchandise 2018 - 2019
Do you need a new item of club merchandise for the 2018-2019 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) - $55
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!
Julie Clark - Merchandise Contact 0408 538 000
Updated: 5 Apr 2019 2:01pm by Christie Arras
Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page
The Dragons had an awesome regatta over
Easter. Lake Victoria Triangle
competition seen here.
Newer racing photos from our sailing can be seen on the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Facebook Members and Friends site.
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: 8 May 2019 9:13am by Tim Shepperd
|GLYC Conference table for sale
Grey melamine boat shaped conference table, 2400 x 1200 mm ex office at GLYC. Typically $350+ when new, this is in good condition but too large for the purpos,e so ready to go to a good home. It is already disassembled back to a flat-pack ready to be picked up and reassembled in a new location. Same shape as photo attached but all grey. $50.
Contact: Russ Peel
|Abseiling rope for sale
Ex Rock-climbing and Abseiling rope. 12 mm diameter ropes. Suitable for sheets or mooring lines. $1 per meter.
Contact: Geoff Robinson
Phone: 0427 446 405
|Wicked Weasel Minnow 1218 for sale
Fibreglass Ply sandwich Hull
Full Fibreglass thwart and centrecase
Great proffessional 2 pack finish
3 sails (radial, cross and plus cuts)
2 fibreglass centreboards (white, green)
Fibreglass rudder with aluminium rudder box and tiller
Custom carbon fibre tiller extension
Unique Sails Hull and Deck Cover
Located in Paynesville. Delivery can be arranged
Steve (0411 037 418) or Taj (0473 260 123)
Contact: Taj and Steve Duff
Phone: 0411 037 418