Wanderer - June 2019

The Commodore's Report

Welcome to the last Wanderer of the 2018-19 season.

Over 100 people attended our Presentation dinner and a great night was had by all. A big thank you to all who were involved in planning, organizing, setting up, running and cleaning up for the night.

For those not there, I chose to award the Commodore's trophy (club person of the year) to Gary Maskiell and Neil Joiner. I have watched these two gentlemen wandering around the boat yard helping people out for years. They both seem to actively engage our up-and-coming sailors, both young and old, sharing any knowledge they can. Their plan always seems to be to help everyone improve in their sailing; this is most evident when you see them smiling when one of their many students beats them on the water.

In my short time at the club, I have watched them help their own boys, Ben and David, plus the following list (sorry if I missed someone) Mitch Mead, Nick Baglioni, Ben Brockman, Jamie Zizman, Oscar Watkinson, Jack Chapman, Darcy and Angus Stringer, Charlie Broomhall, Taj Duff, Sam McVilly, Ethen Perry, and countless others at our try-sailing days. Plus helping the more senior Mozzie sailors from all over the country.

The rest of the trophy winners are listed a little further on in the newsletter.

The first of the Winter Drifter Series was run last weekend; it was a stunning winter's day. One boat was heard to say they had a top speed of 2.6 knots! Sandra Harvie was seen on the start boat as the latest person in a long list that James and Jacqui have introduced to the mysterious world of the Race Officer.

The AGM has been set for the 6th of July which should give the incoming committee plenty of time to plan for the next season. As per our usual format, the AGM will be followed by a Sailors' forum. While we love to hear feedback and suggestions, just remember that we cannot please everyone all of the time.


Updated: 6 Jun 2019 5:00pm by David Parish

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In this issue:

Sailing Calendar

Sam McVilly is awarded the Bendigo Bank Young Club Person for the 2018/2019 Season
Sam McVilly is awarded the Bendigo Bank
Young Club Person for the 2018/2019 Season

02, Sunday, 1300 hrs:: Winter Series
04, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners*
11, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
18, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
25, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners

02, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
06, Saturday, 1400 hrs: Annual General Meeting
06, Saturday, Sailors' Meeting immediately after AGM
07, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series

09, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
16, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
23, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
30, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners

04, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series
06, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
13, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
20, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
27, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners

01, Sunday, 1300 hrs: Winter Series
03, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
10, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
17, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
24, Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners

*Should a Tuesday Ancient Mariners be abandoned due to weather, the race will hopefully be held on the Thursday.

Updated: 6 Jun 2019 6:55pm by James Frecheville

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Social/Sailing Calendar

The Last Home Trophy is awarded to all our hard working volunteers who make sure racing is on
The Last Home Trophy is awarded to all our
hard working volunteers who make sure
racing is on

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.

Soup Nights should be here beginning Friday, the 7th of June, but...
There will be a bit of a shuffle as the Council will be doing stump work in June, ergo the kitchen may not be available. We will let you know how things will proceed...
Hurray! Soup night is on this Friday the 7th of June. See you there.

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....

Ancient Mariners
Happening on Tuesdays with boats beginning to head out at 1300 hours after lunch and serious discussion. Thursdays will be make up day should Tuesday be cancelled.

Quote of the day from RO Macca:
"Desire is the key to motivation, but it is determination and commitment to sailing that will enable you to attain success and cross that finish line ahead of the fleet (or at least in front of the Etchells, Noelex 30's and we must not forget Waza - as any day you are in front of these boats you are a winner). So switch to full motivation mode and head to the club on a Tuesday for a good afternoon of sailing." Macca

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.

Annual General Meeting, Saturday, 6th July, 1400 hrs. Sailors' meeting immediately after. Give your input to our 2019/2010 sailing season before the dates and racing calendar are set. Any great positive suggestions and creative solutions...

Also, now's the time to offer your brilliance by raising your hand to join the committee. It is a committment to the club which is working very well and growing. Nomination/proxy form attached to this Wanderer.

Cruising Interest Group: Friday, 12th July, 8 pm at Club

Updated: 6 Jun 2019 6:53pm by Christie Arras

Upcoming AGM On Saturday July 6th.

The Commodore's Trophy/ Best Club Person of the season, was jointly awarded to Neil and Gary
The Commodore's Trophy/ Best Club Person
of the season, was jointly awarded to Neil
and Gary

AGMs are an important part of our Club governance and a statutory obligation each year. 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 6th 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.

The first item of business of the meeting is to set the membership fees for 2019/20 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. Then we set the number of ordinary (general) members on the Committee for the incoming year.

Then follows Special Resolutions to be put to the meeting. Information about the Special Resolutions will be sent to members with the formal Notice of Meeting which will be sent out later this week.

The junior start in the winter series.  Andrew coached them throughout the windless race.
The junior start in the winter series.
Andrew coached them throughout the
windless race.

The last item of business is the election of the Committee for the coming year. Nomination and proxy forms are included in this edition of the Wanderer, will be available on the website, and on the bar at the Club. Actually, the nominationa/proxy form is attached to this Wanderer.

Formal roles on the Committee include Commodore, Treasurer, Secretary, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Sailing Captain and the important roles of Sailability Coordinator and Discover Sailing Coordinator plus general members of the Committee. From those members we then look for volunteers to take on the roles of House, Boats, MPONR and Publicity/Wanderer. Non-committee members are also needed to put their hands up during the year to help those roles in looking after the Club's facilities and equipment.

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. Nomination forms should be returned to the Secretary no later than Friday 28th June.

If you are not able to attend the meeting you are welcome to forward apologies to the Secretary at glyc@sailglyc.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.

Russ Peel
Secretary GLYC

Updated: 6 Jun 2019 5:12pm by Russ Peel

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Division 4 report

The first winter series glide on 2nd June
The first winter series glide on 2nd June

What a season it was for Div 4; we had good numbers in races all season. A few crew and skippers changed boats and some new boats came into the fleet with Div 4 now boasting a bigger fleet than ever.

There were also some great results by GLYC Div 4 boats in Championships with 5 Mosquito's competing in the National Championships. Jaime Zizman and Ben Bockman won the Youth Title; Neil Joiner placed second in the Cat Rigged Title; and Gary Maskiell and Oskar Watkinson placed third in the Spinnaker Title. At the Victorian Championships 6 GLYC Mosquito's competed, with Neil Joiner and Sam McVilly winning the Sloop Rigged Title; Gary Maskiell placed second and Tim Shepperd placed third in the Spinnaker Title.

The end of season Presentation/Celebration night was well attended by Div 4 sailors, particularly the Youth Sailors who seemed to have a fun night and the Div 4 sailors took home more than their fair share of trophies.

The first of the Winter Series races has been held and, despite the conditions being far from ideal for Catamarans, Div 4 was still well represented. Oskar and Sam were on a Mossie, Neil and Jack on a Tornado and Ethen on his latest acquisition, a Nacra 14square, all enjoyed drifting around in the sunshine.

Immunity with Neil and Sam take home an amazing array of trophies
Immunity with Neil and Sam take home an
amazing array of trophies

The coming 2019/20 season is looking like another busy one for Div 4,. In addition to Ethen's purchase of the Nacra 14square, John Foley has purchased a Hobie 17 and there are some others sniffing around Mosquitos. So Div 4 numbers are likely to continue to increase.

Along with the Australian A Class championships coming to GLYC in the coming Christmas New Year period, it's quite likely that we will have more regular visits by A class sailors led by our own Mitch Meade. So Catamaran sailing at GLYC is looking more exciting than ever.

Remember this Winter "Life's Better, Dreaming of a Hull in the Air"
Still Bitten.

Updated: 6 Jun 2019 6:12am by Tim Shepperd

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Rear Commodore's Report

The juniors and youth members get their kudos at Celebration Night
The juniors and youth members get their
kudos at Celebration Night

Boats General:
It has been a slow month for Boats with the run-up to the finish of the sailing season; however, the Boats group have completed this month:
  • The motor lost over board from the sailability rib has now been assessed and the quote to repair was $4150. However, Bairnsdale Marine has recommended replacing as the repairs cannot be guaranteed due to the electrics within the motor being fully submerged. We have not as yet proceeded with the replacement although the insurance company has made the payout available. This will be progressed as part of the GLYC fleet review.
  • A check has been carried out to ensure our battery charges are working to maintain charge during the winter period when the boats are only being used once a month and it was found the pins connection leads are failing. New connectors have been purchased and David B is working though changing them on all boats.
  • There is a safety issue that is being addressed on RS Thomson with the installation of a windscreen wiper fitted. On days of extreme weather with water coming over the front of the boat visibility is considerably reduced. A review of costs has been completed and it shows this can be installed for approximately $400.
  • During the winter break we are going to replace the zippered windows in Judi G as these are restricting the view of the skipper. It does not need a full replacement, only the removable zippered sections.

I hope you enjoyed Celebration night and I apologise to the Club winners and grinners that your personal take home trophies were not available on the night. This was due to a mix-up with the engraving information. I have returned them to the BTC and Mark is currently working on them and it is expected they will be ready by the end of this week. Once I have them I will track you down with a delivery. Two truckloads of GLYC Perpetual Trophies have also been delivered for engraving, so the Loft looks a bit bare at present.

The  Long Nose retinue come up en masse to collect another award with their trophy bucket prepared by an impish crew member for the night
The Long Nose retinue come up en masse to
collect another award with their trophy
bucket prepared by an impish crew member
for the night

Ancient Mariners
The Autumn race series is now complete and the group will have a presentation on Tuesday (4th June) to celebrate the completion of both the current series and another year of AM sailing. This has been our most successful series since conception with good numbers competing each week.

For the 2019/20 AM Race season I am proposing that we run two series instead of 4 as it will reduce the work in setting up each series. The new series will be:
The "Nippy'' (Winter) Series - 29 races run between 4 June and 31st December 2019;
The "Sizzler'' (Summer) Series - 25 races run between 1 January and 30th June 2020.

This will also allow a greater chance for people who may miss some weeks sailing to still have an opportunity to stand on the winner's podium.

Running AM racing is one of the more pleasurable roles I have undertaken this year. With the completion of the series and the year, I would sincerely like to thank the volunteers who supported me covering the tower, bar and catering as it is these people who make it work so well.


Updated: 6 Jun 2019 5:17pm by Christie Arras

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Notice to members with dinghies under the building


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: 6 Jun 2019 7:16am by Christie Arras

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Yard and Marina Report Information Update

If you have a boat in the marina located on the south side of the launching ramp, the centre mooring bolts and rings have been replaced. 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.

Please study photo of the correct way to attach your mooring lines to the mooring bolts.


Updated: 6 Jun 2019 5:57am by Christie Arras

Cruising Interest Group

Friday, 12th July

A bit of competetive horsing around with Anne and Jenny
A bit of competetive horsing around with
Anne and Jenny

The Cruising Interest Group will meet again on Friday the 12th of July at the Club. Hopefully the hall and Soup Night will be available barring stump work having been stumped.

Anyone interested in learning more about blue water cruising or who just enjoy hearing about what our mates have done are encouraged to come.

Nick Rutter has been instrumental in organizing the get togethers and, if you have an epic tale to be told, be sure to let him know.

Updated: 6 Jun 2019 6:41am by Tim Shepperd

Celebration Night and glorious trophies

A happy win for the Francis ladies on Vintage Red
A happy win for the Francis ladies on
Vintage Red

This year's Celebration/Presentation Night was a terrific event. Guests came into the festively set up room in happy spirits looking forward to a lovely social time. There were members young and old and quite a few new faces from the Ancient Mariners who joined in.

Julie, Hugh, Sue and Wendy and their helpers created a red, blue and white theme with fancily folded colour-coordinated napkins to boot. Balloons and garlands of flags also added gaiety to the setting. Large platters of hors d'oeuvres kept the guests from fidgeting while waiting for the program to start and the two bottles of Lightfoot wines on each table were a real treat.

Andrew began the trophy take away with the large group of Last Home volunteers receiving their engraved stainless mugs for their tireless donation of time out on the water and around the club. Thank you to all of them who make it all happen.

The Commodores trophy for the Club Person of the Year was jointly awarded to Neil Joiner and Gary Maskiell for all their help with sailors wanting to learn more and how to sail multihulls as well as lending a hand to whomever needed assistance getting their boats ready to sail. This is always the surprise award that is bestowed by the Commodore on an individual, or in this case, individuals, for stand out service in the club.

Stuart is stoked with his trophies sharing he had wished to win them for the last 30 years!
Stuart is stoked with his trophies sharing
he had wished to win them for the last 30

Now, the Bendigo Bank Trophy for the Young Club Person of the season is also awarded for outstanding contributions and this year the honour went to Sam McVilly. His engraved name was the first to be put on this handsome trophy.

Dinner catered by the Fig Caf was well received and enjoyed; certainly a superlative meal.

More trophies were awarded after the meal as well. Though I don't have available the full list of trophies given out, here is a list of those not already mentioned.

Club Champions:
  • Where the Bloody Hell Are You, Craig and Ian Rainey, first div 1
  • Supertoy contends, Brian Carroll, second div 1

  • Silver Cloud, Mark and Jenny Holter, first div 2
  • Quiet Little Drink, Andrew Somerville, second div2
  • It's Alright, Brian Collins, third div 2

  • Weasel on Edge, Taj Duff, first div 3

  • Immunity, Neil Joiner, first div 4
  • Bee Alert, Peter Nikitin, second div4
  • Wild Side, Oskar Watkinson, third div 4

  • GLYC Perpetual Trophy (LB&B handicap):
  • White Pointer, Flemming Rasmussen, first
  • Silver Cloud, Jenny Holter, second
  • Supertoy, Brian Carroll, third

  • Updated: 6 Jun 2019 7:20am by Christie Arras

    Invitation to join Bill Shand as he celebrates becoming a nonagerian

    Save the date: Sunday 23 June

    Ninety years young
    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.

    Regards Bill

    Updated: 8 May 2019 8:37am by Christie Arras


    Flemming and Robyn on White Pointer win first in the Life Buoy and Bell handicap series earning a slot on the GLYC Perpetual Trophy
    Flemming and Robyn on White Pointer win
    first in the Life Buoy and Bell handicap
    series earning a slot on the GLYC
    Perpetual Trophy

    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.

    We need to find chef volunteers for 12 July, as the volunteers for this night are no longer available.
    If you can help, please email Julie Clark on jaclarkhoward@gmail.com or ring on 0408 538 000.Julie

    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.

    Soup Roster
  • 07 June: The Islanders. Yes, the 7th will be the first soup night of the season.
  • 14 June: Anne Delahay and Peter Farrell
  • 21 June: Christie Arras
  • 28 June: Liz and Norbert Hrouda
  • 05 July: Ian and Christine Cooke
  • 12 July: Maryke Van Duyl and Brian Clague
  • 19 July: Di and Bernie McGoldrick
  • 26 July: Alan and Kay Pick
  • 02 Aug.: Peter and Leanne Boyle
  • 09 Aug.: Wendy and Rod Gardiner and Russ Peel and Debbie Carruthers
  • 16 Aug.: Helen Jennings and Vince and Monica Camp
  • 23 Aug.: Julie Clark and Jennifer Wilinson
  • 30 Aug.: David and Sue Parish and Gisela and Chris Decker

  • Updated: 6 Jun 2019 5:49pm by Christie Arras

    Rules Corner

    A recent racing incident at GLYC shows that some boats do not understand their obligations when a boat is obliged to tack to avoid an obstruction. It is worth reading Rule 20 in detail but we shall summarise the incident.

    Three boats are approaching an obstruction close-hauled on port tack. The inshore boat A was slightly ahead but not able to pass to windward of the obstruction. A conversation ensued whereby it became clear that A needed to tack. A tacked but all three boats collided in the light conditions prevailing. There was no damage.

    When A hails for room to tack, the call is absolute. Even if A could have cleared the obstruction without tacking, the give way boats B and C can't argue that and have only two choices:
    • 1. Tack immediately
    • 2. Immediately reply "you tack" and then give A the room to tack (e.g. this could be by bearing away under her stern).

    Updated: 30 May 2019 7:13am 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

    Slide Show of 2018.2019 available to download

    Matilda & Helter Skelter Rorschach
    Matilda & Helter Skelter Rorschach

    Should one wish to have a copy of the slide show that was presented during the Celebration Night festivities, please let Christie know and I will put the 2.83 gigabyte slideshow on the Club computer for you to download. 5156 7861 I am sure there are shots of every single boat that raced (barring an Ancient Mariner boat or two that may never have raced any other races).

    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 which will soon be closed. Danuta Sowa also takes great shots and can often give you a disk with the file of your boat.

    Tim is working on a new website for our club photos in addition to the Facebook entries.

    Updated: 6 Jun 2019 3:55pm 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 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

    Brand new Mariner 4 stroke 4 horsepower outboard

    This brand new Mariner 4 stroke long shaft has never been used due to unforseen health circumstances. The stand and fuel tank/line are included.
    Periodically it has been flushed for maintenance.

    Price: $595 ono

    Please call Christie and she will arrange with the seller for an appointment to see it.


    Contact: Christie Arras
    Phone: 51567861
    Email: arraschristie@gmail.com

    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)
    6:1 Vang
    Fibreglass rudder with aluminium rudder box and tiller
    Custom carbon fibre tiller extension
    Unique Sails Hull and Deck Cover
    $4,200 ono
    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