Wanderer - October 2019

The Commodore's Report

The new season has arrived!

You will notice that the Life Buoy and Bell series name has disappeared from our calendar. This is to more accurately reflect what is being raced for - The Club Championship. See James' notes for an explanation on how it works. The other changes are the switching of the divisional start flags to Naval pennants; so learn your new flag early. The last change is that division 6 is making a comeback. This is for boats rating 140 and over including Minnows, Bics and Optis.

The move of the Flagpole hit a few snags along the way. Turns out that we need permission from five different organisations to make the move. We will continue to work our way through the bureaucracy and hopefully have the move completed before Tegwyn finishes high-school.

People may have noticed Rescue 1 heading over to the island in preparation for the arrival of the new support boats. We are hoping to have at least one of them here for opening day. We had very little in the way of name suggestions but I think we have come up with two winning names.

The Winter Open Skiff program has come to and end. It was great to see those involved travel to three regattas over the winter months. More importantly, they always seemed happy even though they saw winds of over 15 knots at every event (and at least one day at each event of over 30 knots). Most importantly I would like to thank their parents for supporting the program so well.

The final note in this brief report: there are two interclub events this season. The first one is at Metung on the 17th of November and is also part of our divisional series. It would be great if Division 2 could come out and support this event. The GLYC is the current holder of this trophy and we would like to keep it for a while longer. The second interclub will be at South Gippsland Yacht club in February; this one may be a bit harder for Division 2 to attend but I am sure the other divisions will be there on mass.

Please try to get your Season Entry Form and Safety Declaration in before racing this weekend.

And, could members please bring a plate (either savoury or sweet) for the luncheon on Opening Day.

See you all Saturday,

Updated: 1 Oct 2019 2:47pm by David Parish

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In this issue:

Sailing Calendar

Workers enjoy hamming it up for the camera at the Working Bee
Workers enjoy hamming it up for the camera
at the Working Bee

01 Tuesday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
05 Saturday, 1100 hrs: Opening Day Ceremonies
05 Saturday, 1300 hrs: Sail Past
05 Saturday, 1330 hrs: Heat 1 Stern Chaser. Picks/Arras
06 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Heat 2 & 3
08 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. NO MEALS
13 Sunday, 1400 hrs: CG Drummond Trophy Race
15 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. NO MEALS
20 Sunday,1400 hrs: Divisional racing. Weasel on Edge/Supertoy Contends
22 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. NO MEALS
Sunday, 0900 hrs: Discover Sailing Day
27 Sunday, 1400 hrs: LB Crawford & club championship. Never Too Old
29 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. NO MEALS

03 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Chris Hawkins 3 Bays Trophy race. Gary Maskiell/ Brakefree
05 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Female Skippers. First meal @ $12.
10 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship 3. Poseidon/Shockwave
12 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
17 Sunday, 1300 hrs: Interclub with Metung/Divisional 2 . Duty: Metung Yacht Club
19 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
24 Sunday, 1000 hrs: Joy Croft Loch Sport Trophy race. WTBHAY
26 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing

Championships at GLYC
27 to 31, December: National Mirror Championships
05 to 10, January: A Class National Championships

Updated: 1 Oct 2019 3:10pm by James Frecheville

Social/Sailing Calendar

Just a taste of the divisional start flags coming up this season
Just a taste of the divisional start flags
coming up this season

Friday Club Night
Come catch up with mates Friday nights. Be sure to welcome visitors who might show up. And if you're lucky, you might be the lucky winner of the club draw.

Ancient Mariners
Happening on Tuesdays with boats beginning to head out at 1300 hours after lunch and serious discussion. The last AM Tuesday will be on October 1st. The Ancient Mariners will switch to Thursdays after Opening Day.

GLYC Opening Weekend, Saturday/Sunday, 5th and 6th October
The opening of our sailing season and summer racing begins on this festive day. Dust off the cobwebs and join in the Sail Past and salute to the Commodore.

Members are asked to please bring a plate to contribute to the luncheon that is held immediately after the Opening Speeches. Savoury or sweet: the offerings always end up balanced and scrumptious.

Then jump into the fray of this new season's racing and excitement.

Discover Sailing Day, Sunday, 27th October
Join in introducing members of the public to sailing and our club. List also on upstairs bar if you can help in any capacity like taking visitors out on your boat or a dinghy...

Updated: 1 Oct 2019 3:10pm by Christie Arras

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Opening Weekend schedule

The club minders are making a list and checking it twice
The club minders are making a list and
checking it twice

1100 hrs: Arrive and settle
1115 hrs: Welcome and Official Opening
1145 hrs: "Hopefully" the reveal of our new duty boat followed by a light lunch
Please bring a plate to share (either savoury or sweet) for the luncheon. The offerings are always delicious and balanced
1300 hrs: Salute to the Commodore
1330 hrs: Commdores' Trophy Stern Chaser (same course as Twilights)

1400 hrs: Commodores' Trophy Series continues with back to back races
1630 hrs: Presentation of Commodores' Trophy Series and outstanding trophies from the previous season

Remember to put in your Season Entry Forms and your Safety Declaration before racing or else... you won't win or place without it.

(Ed: this reminder may be over-kill, but we want to be sure everything is copacetic over the weekend's racing.)

Updated: 1 Oct 2019 3:26pm by Christie Arras

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Sailing Captain's Stuff

Working together makes light the work
Working together makes light the work

The AM fleet would disagree that the Sailing Season commences next weekend as for them there has been no break from the relentless task of sailing every week throughout the year. For others this coming weekend marks relief from the frenetic football season for at least another six months and the start of a more leisurely time where sails are trimmed, tactics discussed and results disputed! Same old same old.
Well not quite, as plans for the Summer of Sailing 2020 @ GLYC promise to be full on.

The Commodores' Trophy will be a three race series starting on Saturday with a sternchaser race and first boats away shortly after the Sailpast Salute of Tall Man. On Sunday (don't forget to turn your clocks forward for Daylight Savings) we plan to run two short B2B races and all 3 races will be scored by Elapsed Time x YS. For the Sternchaser, Alistair in the tower will know exactly when you start and also when you were supposed to start and he is hot to record any OCS! If you are late...too bad for you.

The AM fleet are rolling their Tuesday afternoon sail over to Thursday after the Opening Weekend. It just seems a bit much to race on a Tuesday afternoon and then again two hours later in a Twilight race! Our Twilight Series will be run every Tuesday for the six months that we have Daylight Savings and that means it commences on Tuesday 8 October. No meals until the Cup Day Bash in November, but if you want to help in the kitchen on a Tuesday I am sure Julie Clark would like to know about it.

The Summer of Sailing for GLYC comprises of an eight race Series for the Club Championship (read Lifebuoy & Bell). For this series the whole fleet will sail the same course and it will be scored on PHC and also YS by Division which is new for this season. For some Divisions there may be a second or third race for a Divisional result for this series.

Our normal Divisional Series will be a stand alone event with 8 race sessions planned and will be scored on YS and then at season end back-calculated (ie press a button on SailRes) for a personal Handicap result as well.

Some fun heckling in the boat shed by our two Working Bee movers and shakers
Some fun heckling in the boat shed by our
two Working Bee movers and shakers

The coveted Trophy Races, of which there are 7, will commence on Sunday 13 October with the CGDrummond Trophy Race. This, as per tradition, will involve sailing somewhere on and around Lake King.

Discover Sailing and Sailability get underway as spring becomes summer so there will be lots of activity around the Club. If you want to dive in with helping out with any group just let Brian Carroll or Alan Pick know.

Now to the Big Event. The Summer of Sailing on the Gippsland Lakes. GLYC has been asked to host two National Championship Regattas over the Christmas- New Year period. The Club will be buzzing with, firstly, the Mirror Dinghy Regatta, not an algal bloom but a red rash on the water, starting 27 December and running through to early January. Just days later we are hosting the A-Class Championships and the rockstars will arrive with their foiling catamarans and the good old boys with their classic, in-water boats. The A-Class is the world's fastest single handed catamaran and racing will no doubt be spectacular. If you want to help out in any capacity with either or all these regattas, don't be shy about putting your hand up. Planning for these events is well underway and it is going to a fun and frenetic fortnight of sailing.

Speaking of putting your hand up, our Club could not run the racing program we do without the support of the many who man the boats and tower every week. They do so because they enjoy it but they also need help...every Sunday. And that is why we have a Duty Roster. Places are filling and we won't ask of you anything that you are not capable or trained to do. Your Club Needs You. Anyone want to drive a RIB for the CGDrummond? Once duty is done you won't be asked again for the season but you will get average points awarded the day you do not sail.

Enough of this drivel. Let's go sailing.


Updated: 1 Oct 2019 12:04pm by James Frecheville

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Vice Commodore's Report

A lot of cleaning supplies for the dirty job of tackling the barbie and surrounds
A lot of cleaning supplies for the dirty
job of tackling the barbie and surrounds

Annual Working Bee
Wow...how good was that? Members turned up in numbers to the working bee and made it a successful easy day that achieved all that was planned. There were several people who could not make it on the day who carried out work leading up to the actual day. Jim and I would like to thank everyone for their effort. It was great to see so many happy faces bringing our club out of the winter doldrums and preparing us for the start of the season. It just goes to show we have a very a healthy club.

A lot has happened with GLYC boats this month including during the working bee.
  • Judi G - has had its annual work completed which this year was carried out at the Ports yard (thanks to David P, Peter F, James F, & Mark A).
  • RS Thomson - has been cleaned and checked and all race equipment returned that was used by other boats for the winter series.
  • Rescue One - this boat has been stripped and retired. It still has some items yet to be removed (the radio is still to be removed and the winch taken off the front). Once these items are removed it is ready to be sold. It is currently parked in James' yard to free up a spot in the shed to receive one of the new 5 metre ribs. (Yes, they are on their way! They are at the dealer's getting fitted out and the Committee has approved a canopy to be fitted to one of them)
  • Alex P - cleaned and checked and ready for its annual audit.
  • Sailability Rib - cleaned and checked and the new motor fitted. Due to the congestion at the ramp during the working bee, we never had a chance to test it, but it is fuelled and ready to go and will be tested on the water before Opening Day.
  • Sailability yachts - were taken out, checked and cleaned with all in good condition.

  • Ancient Mariners
    With people still away we are regularly getting our 10 plus boats on the water each week. We are also trying some new courses to keep the variety in our sailing which seems to be working as people are enjoying the courses.

    We will be moving to Thursday sailing at the start of Daylight Savings, and we will also commence the Challenge Series which will give AM racing another dynamic as it will be on CBH. This is in addition to our regular race format and will be run concurrently. So if you have not tried AM racing come along and join in - there is no better way to pass your time. (That is just my view, of course).


    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 2:55pm by Christie Arras

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    Rear Commodore's note

    Working Bee Success!

    A male was caught in the act helping the ladies in the kitchen!
    A male was caught in the act helping the
    ladies in the kitchen!

    Anyone passing by or walking through the club in the last few weeks would have seen members working on the club. The results of all the effort that the members have put in are fantastic with the club looking very tidy and ready for the upcoming season.

    Prior to the working bee a variety of jobs were completed that could not be done on the day of the working bee. There were repairs to walls in the hall, gates rehung, boat repairs, painting, mowing and much more. Despite the work completed prior to the working bee there is always more to do.

    Saturday morning threatened rain but, being Paynesville, what was predicted passed by. 8:30 am and members began streaming in looking for the opportunity to help get the club ready. Before long an army of 50 to 60 people were hard at work.

    Around the grounds the launching mats for off the beach boats were dug out, the beach reformed and the mats set back in place by a group of hard workers. The garden beds were weeded and 3 loads of bark chips were unloaded on the garden; leaves, sticks and wide variety of hard rubbish was shipped off to the tip. The front fence and bollards were repainted and look fantastic. The outside walls were cleaned; deck was washed and the windows washed, just to name a few of the jobs completed around the yard. The breezeway and the change rooms are now "sparkling clean" and the bins pressure cleaned!

    Meanwhile Ian had a team of workers go over the boats with a fine tooth comb making sure they will be ready to go on Opening Day. Brian was seen working on the training boats and Alan made sure the sailability boats were in good working order.

    Inside the club no parts were left untouched. The office was sorted out; the kitchen cleaned from top to bottom. Some interesting left overs were discovered in the ovens and the ovens required some serious elbow grease. The hall and loft were cleaned thoroughly with blinds, walls, tables, chairs and benches scrubbed down.

    Nancy really got into her work!
    Nancy really got into her work!

    Before we knew it 11:00 had rolled around and it was time for morning tea. As usual the morning tea was fantastic and thanks to all the people who brought a sumptuous morning tea for the day. The morning tea is always a great opportunity for people to catch up and as I looked around the hall filled with over 50 members enjoying the fellowship of the club, I felt that the working bee was more than just about getting the club physically ready but about renewing acquaintance after the winter period.

    James gave a talk about the program for the upcoming sailing season. He also reminded members to be sure that they have filled out their entry forms. Russ also mentioned that time is running out to pay your membership fees and if you have a boat in storage to complete the storage application forms. Because we had such a good turnout, the last hour was mostly finishing off a few jobs and packing up, so by 1:00pm it was all over.

    The committee would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who came to help the club. The membership can be rightfully proud of their club. GLYC is a fully volunteer club and I believe that is one of our main strengths.

    There are members who were unable to be at the working bee. As with any old building there will always be work to be done. If you were unable to attend the working bee, I am sure if you contact any of the committee members we can arrange a project for keen volunteer.


    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 3:28pm by Christie Arras

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    Discover Sailing Centre - October

    GLYC contingent at Spring Sail at blustery Royal Geelong
    GLYC contingent at Spring Sail at blustery
    Royal Geelong

    The season is drawing nearer with all the back-end administration all in order. The only outstanding
    matter is the previously booked centre review by Australian Sailing (AS) which has been rescheduled
    due to resource issues at AS.

    The first of the school holiday programs, 'Spring Tackers and Adult/Teen Learn to Sail' program, set for this school holidays has been cancelled; the club was not prepared to run the programs at a loss. With registrations already rolling in for the Summer and with most of the numerous Spring enquiries deciding to hang back and register for Summer, that will prove to be a bumper program, so we will well and truly make up for no spring program.

    The annual Discover Sailing Day set for Sunday 27 October 2019, 9.00am-12.00noon, has planning well under way. If you are available, we would love your assistance on all levels; a list is on the bar in the loft. The same morning is also registration for any one looking to enrol in the club's pre-Christmas 7-week 'Learn to Sail' program. If you are interested in this program or know anyone who may be keen, come on down to the club and we can assist with the enrolment.

    We have been working with Australian Sailing and Metung Yacht Club, and will be hosting an Instructor Course on the weekend of 12-13 October 2019; one of Australian Sailing Senior Instructors will be in town to deliver Instructor, Assistant Instructor and Instructor revalidations for both GLYC and MeYC members. GLYC is very fortunate to have a number of very keen juniors and youth who wish to do these courses to instruct and mentor, with a number being girls who will take up the VicHealth This Girl Can' funding to put them through the training.

    Spring Sail has been and gone; the weather gods were not kind for the kids at Royal Geelong on the first weekend of the school holidays. However, we had a strong representation from GLYC who all did us proud. Congratulations to all the podium finishers and, in fact, all competitors!

    Bring on opening weekend and the upcoming sailing season.

    Lyn Wallace
    DSC Principal

    Updated: 2 Oct 2019 12:08am by Christie Arras

    Possible new shirts for GLYC

    With our Junior sailors attending several regattas over the winter months, they started to notice that other sailors and the adults had club shirts that proudly displayed were they came from. From this Andrew approached Lyn Wallace to come up with the accompanying concept of our very own Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club team shirt.

    We are now looking to see how many people would be interested in one of these shirts. They would not be limited to the juniors or just to the sailors; the more people that are proud of our club the better. The shirts would be long sleeved polo shirts made of a quick dry material in a similar style to the ones from the Minnow titles. (See photo on right.)

    Sizing would run from a junior 8 up to a 2XL and the cost will be approximately $45 each.

    If you could let Julie Clark know of your interest in a shirt in the next two weeks that will get the ball rolling.

    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 11:42pm by Christie Arras

    Tuesday Twilight Meals

    Volunteers still being sought!

    Mark is not really painting the trim.  Just looks like it, Jenny.
    Mark is not really painting the trim.
    Just looks like it, Jenny.

    The Twilight Sailing Season, from October to March, is HERE and I am looking to complete the roster of volunteers to prepare a meal for those attending after racing.

    As a volunteer, you would be part of a team of 3 or so people to purchase necessary goods, prepare and serve a set menu for club members who come to eat at the club after sailing on a Tuesday during the summer months.

    New to the club? If so, it's a great way to meet people, and you would be rostered on with old hands' so as to learn the ropes' in using our GLYC Kitchen.

    Are you able to help prepare one of these delicious twilight meals?

    If so, please contact me, Julie Clark, on
    0408 538 000 or by email on jaclarkhoward@gmail.com to let me know of your availability.

    *Note: Julie is looking to see if meals can start earlier than November. All depends on members' raising their hands to help out. Give it a try. Ed-

    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 3:03pm by Christie Arras

    Sailability is looking for more volunteers

    Sailability boats get a bath
    Sailability boats get a bath

    More able bodies are needed to keep Sailability running smoothly this coming year. Men and women welcome. What's involved: 9:00 a.m., volunteers bring out and set up boats, set up control centre and gazebo, put up rails, either co-sail with participants or manage clocking in and radio work, rescue boat. At the end of the sessions, all is tucked away.

    The program is starting either the 23rd or 30th of October; does not run during the Special School holidays; and this first term will end in December.
    This volunteering is especially rewarding as the joy and empowerment experienced by those in the program is well worth our time.

    Please give Alan Pick a call soon so the program can go forward. 0410 584 860. Thank you.

    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 12:02pm by Christie Arras


    Here you go...
    Here you go...

    We have two regattas coming up over the Christmas/ new year period. I know that this time of year can be challenging for us as many of our members are either away or have visiting family. So if you can offer even a small amount of assistance, it would be greatly appreciated. Iam looking for helpers to prepare lunches for volunteers and for regatta dinners as follows:-

    27th Dec to 31st December - National Mirror Championships
  • 1. Need help each day to prepare a packed lunch for our volunteer race management team (10am - 11.30am -ish)</lio>
  • 2. Need help to set up for and prepare and serve the Presentation Dinner on 31st December. This will be in the form of our Tuesday Twilight meal, with a desert added. Yes, it IS New year's Eve, but it will be done and dusted by about 9pm - plenty of time to enjoy new year festivities. Prep will commence at around 3.30pm.

  • 5th Jan to 10th Jan A Class National Championships
  • 1. Need help each day to prepare a packed lunch for our volunteer race management team (10am - 11.30am-ish)
  • 2.Will need assistance to set up for Welcome Dinner on 5th Jan ( afternoon for a couple of hours).
  • 3. May also need assistance with preparation and service of a twilight style meal as well. ( yet to be clarified by A Class Association)
  • 4. Will need assistance with set up for Presentation dinner during the afternoon of 10th Jan for a couple of hours.
  • 5. May also need assistance with preparation and or service of Presentation Dinner on 10th - yet to be clarified.

  • Many thanks, in anticipation

    Wendy Gardiner

    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 9:14am by Christie Arras

    Malay Point Over Night Race

    Looking for Commander in Chief of the MPONR race finish room and race finish volunteers

    <b>Found:  two aqua blue battens during the Working Bee.</b> Call Russ Peel, 0408 589805, if they are yours.
    Found: two aqua blue battens during
    the Working Bee.
    Call Russ Peel, 0408
    589805, if they are yours.

    We need someone to step up and help in a large capacity to run the finish line end of the race.

    It is a large task that involves coordinating teams of people to record the finishing times and placings. (The finishing procedures are slightly different to standard ones.)

    Job description:
  • We are looking for a capable leader who is willing to coordinate volunteers and competitors in a timely fashion.
  • Be able to liaise with each team that is rostered on to sort out capabilities and personalities.
  • Work under pressure when 50 boats hit the finish line almost simultaneously.
  • Have a sense of humour.
  • Computer skills are a major advantage.

  • The process is set, written down and training is available. With guidance from is all on the day/night.

    So if you think this may be you and are up for highly rewarding challenge, have a chat with Jacqui (0468987684 )or Jenny Holter and see if you are the next person to help run the iconic MPONR.

    Jacqui Crawford l Race Manager
    Marlay Point Overnight Race
    Mobile 0468 987 684
    Email jacqui.crawford@zoho.com

    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 9:31am by Christie Arras

    Rules Corner

    Bernie cements in another supporting stump
    Bernie cements in another supporting stump

    As the days get longer and we start getting out more on the water it maybe useful to comment on a recent conversation in the Loft. It is evident that some sailors are confused about what is and what is not in the "Rules".

    A simplistic but rather brutal response might be "read the RRS" (Racing rules of sailing).

    For this month Rules Corner will note a few common misapprehensions about RRS.

    RRS do not override the collision Rules IRPCAS or local bylaws . Generally after sunset until sunrise will be under IRPCAS. (See introduction to Part 2 of RRS)

    You do not have to have a protest under the RRS to lodge a claim for damage. See Prescription 67 of the Australian Sailing Prescriptions.

    The RRS are not the platform to complain about the handicap you have been given unless they contradict the Sailing Instructions or Notice of Race or Class Rules.

    The rules make no allowances for different skill levels between boats crews. While intentions might be taken into account (e.g. Rule 14 avoiding contact) Part 2 of the rules deals with what boats do (or fail to do) and not intentions of individuals. It can still be good idea to avoid a situation with a novice boat both as a courtesy (we are all here to enjoy our sailing) and because the Rules on redress are limited (see Rule 62).

    This is not an exhaustive list. Enjoy the coming season.


    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 9:25am 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: 2 Sep 2019 6:29am by Christie Arras

    New swing moorings for the Lakes

    In case you missed Friday’s Addie article on swing moorings:

    Kevin quietly goes about the business of cleaning the guano off the jetty
    Kevin quietly goes about the business of
    cleaning the guano off the jetty

    With the provision of funding from Gippsland Lakes Coordinating Committee, Gippsland Ports recently completed installation of 10 additional swing moorings for recreational boaters at popular destinations within the Gippsland Lakes.

    In addition to providing temporary mooring opportunities for the recreation boating public, these new swing moorings are environmentally friendly being designed to minimize disturbance of the seafloor and particularly damage to any existing seagrass.

    The moorings have been placed at locations which provide attractive destinations for waterway users, offer shelter in a variety of weather conditions, and allow an opportunity for ongoing monitoring of seagrass during scheduled mooring inspections.

    With the installation of these new moorings, there are now a total of 30 public swing moorings located on the Gippsland Lakes. To endure fair and equitable use, all public swing moorings have a 48-hour time limit.

    Swing mooring locations on Gippsland Lakes: Duck Arm and Picnic Arm (12); Montague Point (2); Bunga Arm (2); Harpers Bight (3); North Arm (20); Pelican Point (2); Cunnigham Arm (1); Waddy Point (2); Steamer Landing (1); Rotomah Island (1); Blonde Bay (1).

    For further information on navigating the Gippsland Lakes, details of locations and use of public swing moorings, berths and mooring, boating conditions and other boating information, please visit the Gippsland Ports website.

    Updated: 1 Oct 2019 2:58pm by Christie Arras

    Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page

    Slide Show of 2018/2019 available to download

    Editor's bragging rights: grandson Miles, 8, helms Sh'boom while motoring back from Steamer.  See, she does get let out of her pen...
    Editor's bragging rights: grandson Miles,
    8, helms Sh'boom while motoring back from
    Steamer. See, she does get let out of her

    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: 1 Oct 2019 2:50pm 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 CommodoreIan McDonald0419 698 900
    Rear CommodoreJim Callahan0488 500 795
    Immediate Past CommodoreWendy Gardiner0498 116 752?
    SecretaryRuss Peel0408 589 805
    TreasurerTim Shepperd0400 666 486
    Sailing CaptainJames Frecheville5156 7103 / 0412 979 824
    Discover Sailing CoordinatorBrian Carroll0411 743 602
    Sailability OfficerAlan Pick0410 584 860
    General CommitteeJulie Clark0408 538 000
    General CommitteeColin Johanson03 5156 6656
    General CommitteeNorbert Hrouda0427 654 039
    General CommitteeJacqui Crawford0468 987 684
    General Committee (New)Neil Smith0438 449 122
    General Committee (New)Mark Alderman0419 889 871
    Wanderer (not on Committee)Christie Arras [WANDERER and EFLASH]03 5156 7861
    Hall HireWendy Gardiner
    BoatsIan McDonald
    YardJim Callahan
    HouseNorbert Hrouda

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