The Commodore's Report
Welcome to the busy season!
The club was once again a major sponsor of the music festival. From all reports everyone enjoyed the big range of music played all over the town. While it was well attended it was just a warmup for... the Classic Boat Rally. Organised chaos descended on club. It was great to see so many people out enjoying our facilities over a stunning weekend.
Now that we have everyone else's events out of the way, it is time for us to have a few of our own. The Marlay Point race over the long weekend will, once again, be our biggest event for the year. Currently there are over 100 boats entered. The race is shaping up as a quick upwind race based on the current forecast. It would be good to see a few more local boats come and join in; currently there are fewer than 5 GLYC boats entered.
While talking of entering races, the club is hosting the State Trailable Titles on the 21st and 22nd of March. There are over 30 boats stored at the club that are eligible to enter this event, so there must be a few that would like to join in. The boats with CBH ratings around 0.725 (Nolex 25's, Seaways, Sonatas, Castles and RL24s) will have very close racing. James and I will be hassling you to enter over the next few weeks.
Saturday - Classic 30 for bigger/faster boats and sprint racing for the JuniorsSunday - Race around Fort King Light for the JuniorsSunday - Cock of the Lake Round Raymond Island after junior raceMonday - Lake Victoria triangle
To finish up the busy season we have the Easter Regatta. It will start on Good Friday with the Good Friday Appeal sail around Raymond Island. In a break from past year, the journey has been opened to any junior sailors. They will sail their own boats (or a club boat if they don't own one). So far 3 Open Skiffs from Melbourne have committed to come down and join in. Please see our Facebook page for more details.
The rest of the Easter weekend will be as follows:
We also have an off the beach demo day coming up on the 28th and 29th of March. Come down and see/sail a range of boats from Racing Sailboats. This company is the biggest manufacture of off the beach sailboats and there will be a boat there to suit anyone from 6 years old to 95 years old. Come down and see how easy modern spinnakers are to use.
Updated: 5 Mar 2020 3:47pm by David Parish
Some close racing for the Etchells in the
01 Sunday: Classic Boat Festival. No racing.
03 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Lady Skippers. Meals. Return boats to berths.
05 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
07/08 Saturday/Sunday: Marlay Point Over Night Race. No club racing.
10 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
12 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
15 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Division Cool
15 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional racing. Duty: Wildside
17 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
19 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
21/22: Vic Trailable Titles at GLYC
22 Sunday, 0900 hrs: Division Cool
22 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship. Duty: Silver Cloud
24 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing. Meals
26 Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
28 Saturday, 0900: OTB racing dinghy demos
29 Sunday, 0900 hrs: OTB racing dinghy demos and Division Cool
29 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Four Winds Trophy Race. Duty: Its Alright
31 Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Last Twilight Race. Final meal of summer sailing season.
04 Saturday, 1000 hrs: WASPZ Slolom Racing
Ooops. Still beautiful while on the
05 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional racing Duty Helter Skelter
05 Sunday, 1400hrs: WASPZ racing
10 Friday: Easter Appeal Round Raymond Island
11 Saturday, 1000 hrs: Easter Regatta Long Distance race and Club Championship
12 Sunday, 1000 hrs: Easter Regatta and Club Championship
13 Monday, 1000 hrs: Easter Regatta Lake Vic Triangle
19 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional Duty TBA
26 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship
03 Sunday, 1400 hrs
03 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Barnseys Last Chance Race
10 Sunday, 1400 hrs: Barnseys Last Chance
11 to 13 April: GLYC Easter Regatta
28 December, 2020: Possible Tasar Nationals
23 January, 2021: Possible WASPZ Nats
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 8:37pm by James Frecheville
Always the biggest belly laugh of the
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.
Happening on Thursdays with boats beginning to head out at 1300 hours after lunch and serious discussion.
The Sailability program is held on Wednesdays and is manned by volunteers from the club and also by some who aren't members. It gives people with a disability an fun outlet and a sense of exhiliration and achievement. There are many aspects of volunteering from setting up the equipment, manning radios and rescue boat, helping participants in the boats and co-sailing with them. Please let Alan Pick know of your interest to help (0410 584 860) or stop by on a Wednesday (9:00 until 2:00) to see what it's all about.
Try Sailing Days 27 and 28 March at GLYC
See attached flier and article below for more info.
Junior Good Friday Appeal Sail Around Raymond Island, Friday, 10th April.
Easter Regatta: Saturday, Sunday Monday 11 thru 13 April
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 10:07am by Christie Arras
Vice Commodore's Report
The Parade of Sail heads out to the mark
in Lake Victoria
The highlight of the month has to be the Classic Boat Rally as the organising committee really kicked a goal with this event, even arranging two days of summer which has not been seen much this year. From a spectators point of view I thought it was spectacular and the audience thoroughly enjoyed the total program with the highlights being the Grand Parade and Parade of Sail. These two events gave the boat owners an excellent opportunity to show off their boats with the crowd appreciating their efforts.The wiring has to be modified so the master switch turns all electrical items off, not just the motor;We are discussing with the supplier the need for a better fuse set up. The existing one is too hard to locate and to replace fuses without stripping the instruments and switches to gain access;Throttle control tension rods have yet to be fitted.Rear portable all round lights have been purchased so the boats can be used on MPONR.Temporary blue lights are to be fitted to indicate the Ribs as support boats for the MPONR and will be removed after the event and held over for next year.SG 7 - the radio will not remain on a given station. We have read the manual and set it accordingly but it keeps dropping out (operators need to keep a close watch on the channel).
The organisation was very well executed and I also take my hat off to the many volunteers that worked the weekend to make it the success it was, showing our visitors that Paynesville can do it. Well done to the organisers and participants, a most memorable event.
New Ribs - We are working though teething problems with the new ribs so anyone using them needs to be aware of the issues until they can be corrected:
The Bowie Medling Bang and Return race
start...a race of strategy. David Parish
crosses the line first.
Sailability Rib - The motor has been checked as it was reported as hard to start but nothing was found wrong with it. Might I just suggest that it was flooded as they do that very easily?Alex P - had a water cooling problem that was cleared very easily as it was only blocked at the outlet.SG 1 - loss of power but it was just dirty battery terminals.
Minor support Boat Problems
We are now moving towards the half way point of the Sizzler Series that will conclude in June. The numbers have remained strong even with the busy weekends over the past 3 weeks.
We have moved to longer courses and introduced a greater variety (51 different courses to choose from) which seems to be popular with our sailors. As some boats are not able to sail each week due to crew shortage we are looking for extras so if anyone knows somebody that wants to sail...please let me know.
At the time of writing this article we have only 5 more Twilight Tuesday night sails remaining and, therefore, on 7th April we will be moving Ancient Mariners to Tuesday's with a 1pm start. This is so we have a better opportunity for a backup day due to inclement weather (Thursday's become the backup day).
Start boat side of the line was
overcrowded and bit crazy. Jax thought
she might need to escape overboard at one
MPONR - As well as all the work going on around the Club for the Music Festival and the Classic Boat Rally, Jacqui and her Marlay Point Overnight Race committee have been working hard to ensure everything runs smoothly. As the GLYC race management boats are to be used this year as support boats for the race there has been considerable work gone into preparing them for night duties. This includes the preparation of an Operational Plan and modification to the MPONR Risk Assessment. (Well done to the MPONR Committee).
Car Cruise - Our first car cruise was held this past month with 15 cars and 30 people attending. It was a trip through some of the fire affected areas with lunch at the Marlo Hotel and afternoon tea at Bruthen. Everyone seemed to enjoy the outing with not only GLYC members attending but also others from local car clubs, friends etc. as well. The next one is planned for Friday 24th April.
Club Grounds - With Jim away this month, I cannot let it pass without comment that on Sunday, 16th February 2020, I saw Chris and Lesley Avery come to the club and tidy up the gardens and cut the lawns. For a couple that has stopped club sail racing to continue to carry out this role is amazing and we all thank them very much. Their work is much appreciated as we all know how hard it is lately to keep our own lawns under control. (Well done to them both).
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 5:48pm by Christie Arras
Discover Sailing Centre
Congratulations to Sara Melrose for her
second place overall, first for junior as
well as first female in the recent Minnow
With the commencement of Division Cool, numbers have been a little low. However, there have been a number of weeks lost due to various events in town. Great to see so many visitors to our town, so we are certainly not disappointed.
We hosted Nunawading Pathfinders on Sunday of the music festival weekend with 27 kids / teens aged between 10-15, along with 6-8 leaders and parents coming to experience a taste' of sailing. (Pathfinders are a worldwide Christian group not dissimilar to the scouting movement.) They arranged a camp in our region participating in all sorts of activities over the weekend, and sailing was exceptionally well received. The morning was followed by a barbecue with a difference. Special thanks to all the GLYC Instructors and Assistant Instructors who were on hand to allow the pathfinders to have such a great time. It is worth mentioning, I have never met a group of such polite and respectful kids / youths of this era. Congratulations to their leaders and parents.
We hosted Paynesville Primary School again for a 2-day School Program. Australian Sailing Instructors Kate and Matt ran the program, and despite troublesome weather, it was well received by the grade 5 and 6 students who thoroughly enjoying themselves.
Emily Melrose took home the gold in the
Novice div with first and first female in
the Minnow Nats. Enzo Blackmore excelled
Autumn Tackers programs are open, and registrations are going well.
Don't forget the annual Good Friday Royal Children's Hospital Appeal Round the Island fundraiser; the Op'n Skiff mob will be doing a camp in Paynesville to join the Pacers in this initiative. Mark this day on your calendars to support the juniors / youths and this excellent cause. Watch this space for more information regarding off-the-beach for the GLYC Easter Regatta.
Another holiday weekend for Labour Day and more juniors and youths travelled to other regattas; congratulations to them all who sailed their respective class championships for Team GLYC.
Discover Sailing Principal
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 5:02pm by Christie Arras
|0427 411 660
Come Try Sailing Days at GLYC
Saturday 27 (10 to 4) and Sunday (9 to 1) 28 March
Open to all ages, experienced or beginners, for some fun on and off the water.the RS Quest - an all round training and racing boat versatile enough to handle up to five youngsters or three adults.The RS Feva - the most popular two-handed youth sailing boat in the world.The RS Aer - a dynamic, light and responsive single hander with three different rig sizes to suit weights from 35 kg to 80 kg plus.The RS Zest - affordable and fun training boat for juniors and adults alike
For more information contact: Buster Hooper 0419 193 260 or Andrew Somerville 0407 156 133
Boats to try are:
See attachment to Wanderer with flier with more description of the boats and photos.
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 9:40am by Tim Shepperd
Thank you to the Classic Boat Festival organizers
A colourful GLYC marina
To the Secretary Paynesville Classic Boat Rally
On behalf of Port of Sale Boat Club, I would like to congratulate the organisers of the rally on a magnificent 2 days of boating bliss at Paynesville.
One can only try to imagine the amount of work and organisational skills that were required to stage an event of this size and quality.
The weather was absolutely perfect, maybe a little more wind on Sunday would have helped in the sail past.
The number and quality of boats entered just gets better at each rally thus proving how passionate the owners are of their boats.
To the Rally Crew, a job very well done, both extremely courteous and helpful at all times; nothing was too much trouble.
The people of Paynesville should be so proud to have a group such as yourselves to help to promote the town in such a positive manner.
I am sure that everybody that attended would have had a great time (if not, they must be very hard to please).
A job well done by all involved
Pert of Sale Boat Club
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 10:03am by Christie Arras
Marlay Point Over Night Race 2020
Triple Expresso with Andrew and Clancy
McColl took line honours arriving at the
finish at 2:18 a.m.
Sailors participating in this year's Marlay Point Over Night Race were stoked with the good wind conditions which kept them moving through the night as they sailed from Marlay Point to Paynesville and around Raymond Island to finish at the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club.
Lake Wellington YC was filled with food vans, a jumping castle for the kids, sales of MPONR shirts and had all accompanied by a lively band. Keeley Marine, our major sponsor, was there with parts and help for those sailors finding their boats with problems.
(Keeley Marine will be holding a problem solving Fix-It Day for boat owners 18 April at their workshop in Campbellfield Phone: 0490 060 939 for more information. Or Email: email@example.com)
A good strong breeze on the start line at Lake Wellington Yacht Club at 7:45 pm on Saturday created an exciting but crowded start for the 106 boats signed on with a few shouts and bumps from the start boat end of the line.
One Corsair 28 trimaran, Triple Expresso, shot through the start line going 8 knots whizzing ahead of the rest of the fleet. He maintained the lead the rest of the night crossing the finish line after circling Raymond Island and winning line honours after six hours and 42 minutes of sailing.
A breezy start to the not so long night
The southeasterly breeze required a lot of tacking and very little spinnaker
work for the fleet. But sailors were very happy to have wind even if it was a bit on the nose in this year's 52nd MPONR race unlike last year's drifter that saw a number of boats pull out midway in frustration.
Boats are off and a sigh of relief on the
A parade of sport boats with Thompson 7s, a Thompson 8 and Elliot 7s slipped by the GLYC around 1:30 am on their way to begin their trip around Raymond Island before finishing at the Club about an hour and a half later. That sort of close competition among same class boats is a racing sailor's true test of skill.
A couple of unfortunate boats lost a lot of precious time stuck in the mud or entangled in a tree with the very last boat in the race finishing just before noon.
A breakfast at the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club welcomed the sailors, some of the earlier finishers having already had a bit of a sleep in Paynesville before resurfacing at the club.
Sailors gathered around five that afternoon at the yacht club for the presentation of awards, hors d'ouevres and a wonderful jazz duo with Gerry Ciavarella and Jeff Parkes livening up the exhausted sailors.
Unfortunately, as competitors had come from as far as Queensland and South Australia, a number of the winners had packed up and started for home before the awards started.
Mitch Bayliss, sailing Pipalini, a Castle 650, was thrilled to win his Division C on handicap again as he had the previous year. Division A, which finished in Paynesville without having to sail around Raymond Island, was won by Morticia, an Adams 21, skippered by Shane Kershaw. The sport boat division D was won by Steve Brajkovish skippering Amici, an Elliot 7. And the multihull Division M was won by Andrew and Clancy McColl on Triple Expresso, a Corsair Tri 28.
Mitch Bayliss in Division C won again on
Pipalini, Castle 650
The Noelex Association also presented a trophy to the first Noelex to cross the finish line which went to Running Free sailed by David Phillips.
The Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club organizers with the help of Lake Wellington YC at Marlay Point were thrilled and satisfied that the nine months of hard work produced the success that it did and look forward to next year's running of the 53rd Marlay Point Over Night Race.
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 5:50pm by Christie Arras
Sailability feastured in Spire Newslink
GLYC Sailability jetty
"GLYC featured in an article on Sailability across Victoria, in the SPIRE Newslink, that goes out to Spinal Injury Network members. Last season, some of the SPIRE members had a meeting and sail in our Hansa Dinghies and loved it.
Thanks to the Sailability volunteers who helped make the trial possible.
Sailability's main aim everywhere else is to enable disabled, aged, and anyone to learn to sail in these very safe boats - it's not just to take the disabled sailing, but to build active sailors of all ages and abilities, with competitions for those who wish to race."
article from the Spire Newslink
Last year, some of our Regional Community Networks experienced the Sailability program. For anyone thinking about sailing in the near future but is unsure, have a read of these sailors' experiences. They were interviewed by John Theo, Spire Information Officer.
Sailability is a worldwide program aimed at providing people of all ages and abilities the opportunity to experience sailing in a fun and safe manner. It is a not-for-profit program staffed by dedicated volunteers. They have safety vests, and hoists and slings available. The boats have weight at the bottom, so there is little chance that it will tip over.
Sailability is an international program that was first introduced to Australia in the 1990's, which has grown to being available in every state. Costs vary between programs, but can range from $7-$15 per sailing session.
To find the closest Sailability to you, go on this website and select "yachting" under Sports: www.aaavic.org.au/find-an-activity.
From Gippsland, Kim Miller is from Sale and along with the Gippsland Community Network, experienced the Sailability program in Paynesville. He is a T10 paraplegic who has now sailed twice on the lake.
Kim was initially fascinated and eager in giving something new a try, but it was mixed with anxiety as he had many questions on how it would all work out: "How am I going to transfer into the boat? How safe will I be in the waters? Will I receive a pressure sore? What other catastrophes are waiting?"
Kim was suited up with a life jacket and the sling to transfer into the boat. "It was a little daunting getting swung around and being lowered into the boat, but after that it was all smooth sailing".
An instructor also enters the small boat and instructs him on how to sail, manoeuvre and fine tune the sail so as to catch the winds. There was no issue with pressure sores as the hammock-like seating was quite comfortable.
As a youngster, he had sailed with his father so the experience of sailing again after many years of no connection to the waters was fantastic. The experience was different compared to the past, but nevertheless, memories of his early years flooded back which gave him great pleasure.
Whilst sailing, Kim stated that there was a sense of no barriers - he was able to steer where he felt like going without any limitations. He felt a tremendous feeling of independence. The volunteers were very reassuring, assistive, pleasant, cordial, and knew what they were doing as they all had sailing experience. There was a rescue boat nearby so there was no real danger to any of the participants.
He stated he would do it again in a heartbeat - to which he already has. Kim says, "I highly recommend this experience and implore to all who have the opportunity to take up sailing to do so. It is something they will appreciate and never forget. Well worth doing!"
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 8:41pm by Christie Arras
Tuesday Twilight Meals
A refresher course
Commodore and Freya in the 4 Feb Twilight
Want to be a Volunteer? Fantastic! Please contact me (Julie Clark) on 0408 538 000 and let me know of your availability !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.
eg:Smith - 4 peopleJones - 3 people total, 1 x VegetarianBrown - 2 people total, 1 x GF
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 may 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!
A BIG THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN VOLUNTEERS THIS SEASON!
First of all, many thanks to those wonderful people who have been a volunteer in the preparation of a Tuesday Twilight meal this season. All those who come along and enjoy a meal after sailing on Tuesday really appreciate your efforts!
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 10:12am by Christie Arras
A big thank you to the early risers and
hard workers who work in the kitchen to
feed the hungry sailors.
This month we will look at the situation where two boats are on the same tack, going to windward and are on converging courses. If the windward boat is sailing faster and lower than the slower but higher pointing yacht to leeward then Rule 11 applies. The windward boat must keep clear even if this means going above close hauled (even if that considerably slows the boat).
World Sailing Case Book Case 14 reinforces this
When, owing to a difference of opinion about a leeward boat's proper course, two boats on the same tack converge, the windward boat must keep clear. Two boats on the same leg sailing near one another may have different proper courses.
In a slightly different situation Case 46 is worth understanding.
A leeward boat is entitled to luff to her proper course, even when she has established a leeward overlap from clear astern and within two of her hull lengths of the windward boat.
So if a Couta boat meets an Etchells they may have very different windward proper courses!
Updated: 14 Mar 2020 5:38pm 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
Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page
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: 11 Mar 2020 6:41am by Tim Shepperd
|Sunmaid for sale
SUNMAID FOR SALE -$5700
After 25 years of enjoyable sailing and 13 Marlay Point Races, I must reluctantly sell BREEZIN, my Sunmaid 20.
The Reason - retirement of my regular crew and I am no longer able to sail singlehanded.
BREEZIN has furler, reefing genoa, and usual Sunmaid fittings - VHF radio, anchor, stove, porta potty, lifejackets, flares, cushions, shadecloth etc
Mercury 5hp Outboard Motor
View at BLUEWATER MARINE, PAYNESVILLE
Asking $5700 ono for quick sale
Contact: Ted Rudge
Phone: 5629 8521
|Mosquito for sale
We are looking to sell one of our 2 Mozzies from the campsite (Cormorant by the Lakes, Banksia Peninsula, Victoria) to contribute towards the building of a new toilet facilities block. With this year's fires, we've had to cancel more than 2 camps, so we must find other means to supplement our income (Think of this as buying a boat AND building a loo!). Other boats also on sale as well.
"The Dogs" - was donated in 2016 (the year the Western Bulldogs won the AFL & it is also Red, White & Blue). Fibreglass hulls, wooden tops. Hulls repainted & re-fibre glassed 2019. Twin harness, trailer, beach trolly with tool storage box. Rigged as a Mach 2 with jib including downhaul. Wooden dagger boards or fibreglass. Good trampoline with all sheets and gear, including a grab bag for onboard storage and spare parts.
Currently located on the Banksia Peninsula, near Paynesville, but arrangements can be made to bring it up to Melbourne.
Volunteer Camp Committee Member
Cormorant by the Lakes
A St Hilary's Site
Contact: Simon Mackey
|Zodiak for sale
ZODIAC dingy for sale. In excellent condition; hardly used. Purchased new in 2006. Comes with pump, padded seat, spare rowlock and carry bag.
I would like $900 but will definetly consider any offers.
Contact: Geoff Robinson
Phone: 0427 446 405
|Sabre - 1007
Very Good Condition
Aluminium Beach Trolley
Comes With Cover
Contact: Janet Burton
Phone: 0419 099 968
|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