Wanderer - August 2020

The Commodore's Report

Normality seemed within reach just four weeks ago: unfortunately, everything seems to have gone backwards since then. On the upside everyone has rekindled their love of sewing. The range of home made facemasks that are walking around is amazing.

By now we were hoping to have announced an AGM date. The latest lockdown has put a hold on that. While we are not actively operating, we have asked consumer affairs for an extension of the current committee. As soon as practical we will run an AGM. There have been some whispers of a few members thinking of putting their hand up to run for committee; I encourage all of you to consider joining the committee at some point.

The Covid rules this time around are a lot clearer than last time. For yacht/trailer sailer owners you may use your boat for recreation but only with one person from outside of your home onboard, you will need to wear a mask. Dinghy sailors are only allowed out one-up. You do not have to wear a mask, but you must carry one with you. Staying overnight on your boat, stopping for lunch or a walk are not allowed. We are asking everyone to follow the rules so we can all try and enjoy some sailing.

This said, for those who are not aware, there is an Algae bloom in the lakes at the moment. There are warning signs from Marlay point to Metung and Eagle point. Curiously, Paynesville is the only spot to not have signs up.

Due to the tireless efforts all of you have put in over many years, the club is in a strong financial position. This helps no end with bills still coming in each month and zero income. The Committee recognised that the Club cannot at present offer any clarity about how the 20/21 sailing year will pan out so we have decided to offer a 10% down on the membership fee and decide the rest later on; "the rest" will be a pro-rata arrangement when we eventually get back to sailing.

The main reason for asking people to pay only 10% is to encourage them to retain their memberships through this trying time. Under our rules, anyone who hasn't paid by the start of November is no longer a member; this discount being offered will enable the membership to continue at the reduced cost until sailing recommences.

Unfortunately, we can't make the same offer for storage fees as we only get cost recovery for storage and we are still paying out to council for the right to store boats on the site.

Please stay safe everyone; things will get better as long as we look after each other.


Updated: 9 Aug 2020 12:37pm by David Parish

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In this issue:

Sailing Calendar

On the race course 11 Dec 2011 Divisional
On the race course 11 Dec 2011 Divisional

Calendar, like all our lives, is in limbo.

Future Regattas:
28 December, 2020: Possible Tasar Nationals
23 January, 2021: Possible WASZP Nats

Note: I was at Newlands Arm when the algae bloom sign was put up. The fellow said that it was in regard to shellfish and cleaning fish. -Ed

Updated: 9 Aug 2020 12:35pm by James Frecheville

Sage words from the Sailing Captain

(Not that he has a job.)

Div 2 start in the Easter Vic Triangle 2018
Div 2 start in the Easter Vic Triangle

If in doubt, don't go out!
Could be words of wisdom for a sailor about to make for sea or a government advisory in the current Covid crisis.

Sailing brings with it a sometimes interesting, sometimes funny and sometimes unwarranted nor wanted sideline in the humble adages: red skies at night...mares tails and the shortening of sails...any port in a storm... reef early and reef hard...wind before rain...

The longer you spend sailing the more you will hear these sage words, wise words or just plain words said in jest. But they have all come from somewhere and been remembered for their veracity, poignancy or simple humour. And how much they are apparent in relating to stuff learnt about boats, water and the weather.

Most raconteurs will have a raft of quips ready to hand; and, perhaps 40 plus years ago, the man of the moment for me with all the right responses to the vicissitudes of life afloat was the imitable Tristan Jones, a welsh sailor of some repute. And some would say of ill repute. He was full of it but as I learnt more about matters maritime his pedestal crumbled. Bullshit is bullshit. But I learned some stuff that I am reminded of on odd occasion when things don't go to plan on the water.

Another well known sailor who could spin a yarn and leave you thinking about what was said was Tasmanian Headley Calvert, an apple grower who raced big boats but had time to help those out in any boat with simple words of wisdom and encouragement. He too has crossed the bar. In fact most of these sailing wordsmiths are of a generation we will perhaps not see at sea again. See, I am starting to do it too.

David Salter and Quirky, whom we all know from the Afloat magazine and until recently found each month in the Club foyer, are part of that group. So too is Jon Sanders, currently on his 11th circumnavigation. If you read their tales you will learn stuff. In fact, the more you read the more you can relate and the more you learn...but you will never learn to sail in a big breeze if you don't go out and do it.

If in doubt, let more out is also a wise edict for anchoring, especially when a blow is on its way. Chain is not much use in the locker.

But the one adage that keeps harping at me when I become a bit complacent upon leaving my boat either on a jetty, a mooring or at anchor, is the advice once imparted by a harried harbourmaster in the 1980's in a small port on the Isle of Wight when he had relieved us of 10 pounds for the privilege of anchoring for the afternoon in his inlet. We were about to wade ashore through the mud for a pub lunch and his departing words were "always tie your boat up as if you were not going to come back". How many times have I been caught short here. " She'll be right. Yeh, right."

Christie is always on the look out for a few words from members to help make Wanderer more meaningful and vibrant. So here is an opportunity for all members to put down just a few words of wisdom they have heard on the waterfront, or in the bar or when sailing towards the sunset. Can't be too hard. We all have a story to tell; so let's hear of your one liners next month.


Updated: 7 Aug 2020 7:27am by Christie Arras

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Vice Commodore's Article

A quiet peace.  Halloween Twilight 2017
A quiet peace. Halloween Twilight 2017

Although life as we know has changed significantly, I have been able to keep busy both at home and with work associated with the Club. It is not looking good for an October start date for the sailing season, and I think if we are on the water before Christmas we will have done well.

Judi G - has been booked into Gippsland Ports on 24th & 25th September to carry out:
  • The annual servicing of the motors;
  • Antifouling the hull;
  • Changing the anodes.
This year we are restricted to two (2) people only allowed to work on the boat. This is a COVIDSafe requirement of Gippsland Ports.

The Perpetual Trophies have been collected and delivered to Bairnsdale Trophy Centre with a request that we have them completed by early August. I have also put in the order for the Take Home Mementos but I am still not guaranteed a date of when they will arrive as anything from overseas has ground to a halt.

During the wet days throughout the month I have commenced the process to develop up a draft COVIDSafe Plan for the Club that is required and will have to be implemented before we can commence sailing activities or use our Club facilities. It follows Australian Sailing recommendation and cross referenced to the current Victorian Governments requirements. It is a live document that will have a limited life but once accepted by the Committee would provide good governance during these troubled times. The Plan covers:
  • Part One - Background Information
  • Part Two - Plan Implementation
  • GLYC Return to Sailing COVID-19 Risk Assessment
  • GLYC Recommended Facility Access & Signage During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Return to Competitive Sailing Reversal Flow Chart
  • GLYC Role Description - COVID Safety Officer
  • Listing of References Material

General Matters
  • The old trailer has been removed to the tip and we were lucky enough that tip shop accepted it including the 4 wheels so it will find a new home
  • We have again sustained vandalism in that our hot water system was drained causing continuous water heating..

If you are around the club and see anyone near the hot water units or for that matter anyone interfering with Club property please let us know and we will follow-up with a police visit. This sort of vandalism costs the club considerable money and also the owners of the boats that are being hit.

Stay safe and well.

Updated: 9 Aug 2020 11:02am by Christie Arras

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Rear Commodore note

Yard and Marina storage

Wild Le Mans style start to 3 Bays Race 26 Feb 2010
Wild Le Mans style start to 3 Bays Race 26
Feb 2010

At this time, I thought I would make sure that all members understand how the GLYC storage policy works. Our club encourages "active"* members that would like to store their boat at the club to apply for storage.

Storage at the club is full at the moment but members still need to apply on line for the storage officer to know if a member would like a position at the club. Members that have applied but are not able to have a spot at this time will be on a list. The club will do whatever it can to accommodate storage needs. There are times when positions come available and ACTIVE members on the list will be contacted.


Updated: 9 Aug 2020 3:17pm by Christie Arras

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Our GLYC Literary Monthly Magazine: the Wanderer

Ghost rounds top mark in Twilight mayhem 12 December 2014
Ghost rounds top mark in Twilight mayhem
12 December 2014

So here we go again...sit down and enjoy your fellow sailors' amazing experiences. Be inspired!

Thank you to all our contributing talent. That's all of you...anything short or long that shares your sailing experiences and gives us a window into your passion.


Updated: 9 Aug 2020 12:41pm by Christie Arras

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A surprise section

Dave Bacon has contributed a sailing crossword puzzle to wile away your time and test your nautical

A larger version is attached to the Wanderer as well as the clues.
A larger version is attached to the
Wanderer as well as the clues.

Here are the clues and the puzzle is attached to the Wanderer as well as the clues again.

2, 4-across. Will slow the drift
4. See 2-across
7. This boat points the way
8. First- come back
9. Christie can do it
12. Spend up on something...to go faster
13. I'm all right Jack
16. Part of the 4-across tackle
17, 25-down. You've got to be in it to...
18. 4 sale
20. Three to go...Peter
22. 'By the...' before 28-across
23. See 10-down
24. You need to do this before you can 17-across
26. Holiday with choc eggs and rabbits
28. Better than Grannied
31. See 19-down
33. Titles common at 26-across
34. Rise and fall, but not in Paynesville

1. Championship Warning flag
2. 135 deg
3. We're in it
4. Hope we never have to
5. Needed unless in something like a 7-across
6. Add D for most members, or just give up
10, 23-across. Six to go
11. Puts off most sailors
14. Front end
15. High fliers
19, 31-across. For the lazy 5-down
21. Traditionally it starts at 2
23. It's a 16-across, dummy
25. See 17-across
27. Up with a friend
29. If it's up to your knees...
30. Your result - or the spinnaker
32. With 1-down the name of a polished performer

Answers are available at: davebacon@dodo.com.au
He said he would be happy to send them to you...if you need them.

Updated: 9 Aug 2020 3:16pm by Tim Shepperd

Apollo 2


Morrow sees the funny side 26 Feb 2010
Morrow sees the funny side 26 Feb 2010

We were returning from an ocean race and coming through Port Phillip heads around lunchtime on a beautiful sunny day. Some bright spark suggested that lunch at the Portsea pub would be a good idea. A vote was not required so in we went.

Late in the afternoon we resumed our passage to Sandringham Y.C. aided by a couple of Portsea Princesses.

By this stage concentration levels had diminished a bit. Instead of navigating into the appropriate channel, we aimed directly to Sandringham. A short time later we have run aground. No problem for this bunch of geniuses.

Start the motor, swing out the boom with a couple of bodies on the end. That will tilt the boat. Problem? What problem? So the boat slowly starts to move whilst also swivelling on its keel. We are off. However the boom swings violently to the other side of the boat and two of the boom weights are now in the water.

Unfortunately, on the way through, I have hit my head on the leeward running backstay, resulting in a large cut to the eyebrow with lots of blood. My companion in the water has miralcously transferred his thongs to his hands and is thrashing his way in the opposite way to myself and what he perceives as an imminent shark attack.

Meanwhile tides in that area are very strong and we are heading towards the heads and away from the boat. Somehow, the remaining Einsteins manage to stay in deep water and also rescue the heroes of the day from the water.

Some hours later, a few Bundies, stitches at Sandringham Hospital and another memorable day on an ocean racer is over.


Updated: 9 Aug 2020 3:18pm by Tim Shepperd


by John Dingey

Piggybacking in Divisional start 30 Oct 2011
Piggybacking in Divisional start 30 Oct

I don't recall the year but it was somewhere in the early 80's. The place was the Latrobe Valley Yacht Club where a local fleet of Kitty Cats sailed regularly so a number of our State and National title series were held there. This particular year there were somewhere between 20 and 25 boats entered, so the grass foreshore was covered in boats, with tents, a few panel vans, station wagons and caravans in the nearby camping area. It was an eventful year as far as title series go in several ways.

We loved sailing on the pond. It was often a drifter in the morning which provided much banter between boats as we meandered slowly around the course with even whispered voices clearly audible over great distance. But the afternoons often saw a strong valley wind blow hard across the pond. Strong wind and dead flat water along the pond wall meant we could push the boats to their (and our) limits. With the spinnaker up and skipper and crew as aft as possible and the forebeam only an inch above the water there was more spray than just about any other boat could throw up. Kitty's were a wet ride. This was always great fun until you lost the inch between the water and the forebeam causing the bow and beam to dig in, stopping the boat almost instantly and cartwheeling it and both sailors on board across the pond. Great for spectators, not so great for boats or hip pockets. The sailing was terrific but it was the off-water incidents which marred this particular regatta.

One evening many of us decided to go to a Morwell pub for dinner. I don't remember which one it was but it looked OK from the outside. Inside, we grouped some tables together, ordered drinks and meals and settled in. After a while we noticed we were attracting some attention from a group of locals from the bar area. The attention was not the kind you want. They seemed annoyed that a group of intruders were enjoying themselves in 'their' establishment. Some of them came over and sat at our table, making nuisances of themselves, taking bread rolls and making unwanted and unsavoury conversation with the girls among us.

Things were not looking good and a couple of our guys were going to escalate things when some of us noticed that more locals were gathering and knives were being put into Ugg boots and up sleeves. We managed to settle things down. The thugs eventually went back to the bar and we continued with the meal. Later, as we were leaving, we wondered if we would find ourselves in their company again once outside, but there were fewer cars in the carpark so it seemed they had left earlier as they weren't to be seen.

The drive back to LVYC was short and uneventful but on arrival it was soon noticed that some boats were missing from the grass area. Someone spotted two on the little island off the shore from the club but there were five missing. So where were the other three?

There was a fairly stiff offshore breeze so assuming they had all been set afloat, the rest had missed the island and were on their way to the other side of the pond. We drove around the lake wherever we could and peered out into the darkness. This revealed nothing, so there was little else to do but wait until first light. In the morning it didn't take long to find three boats washed up across the pond, two were ashore on muddy banks with relatively minor damage but the third was on rocks and totally destroyed. That boat was fairly new and the owner was shattered. The series now had a sour taste. We never did find out if the two incidents were related or coincidental.

On another night a similar group headed to a different pub, this time in Churchill. All went well but the short drive back was in torrential rain with lightning all around. Our convoy arrived at the T intersection just around from the club and one by one we turned that corner and then into the club. As we did so, there was an almighty BOOM! and all the LVYC and camp ground lights went out. That one was close and loud but we all had a good laugh.

After a few minutes, someone asked "Where's Kenny?". Kenny was driving the last car of the group and had been sitting at the T intersection about to turn when lightning hit the power pole just across the road from his car. That was what knocked out the lights and drained all colour from Kenny's face. He was still shaking like a leaf and as white as a sheet when he slowly drove in.

Anyway, the title series was a success despite the not so desirable events.

It's a pity the Pondage is no more as far as sailing is concerned. We enjoyed the warm water, good breezes, grassy camping near the water, social activity and all other aspects of the club in those days.


John Dingey
Helter Skelter

Updated: 9 Aug 2020 3:18pm by Christie Arras

Incident in the South Atlantic

by Kanga Birtles

A Cape Pigeon
A Cape Pigeon

Incident in the South Atlantic while competing in the BOC Solo Around the World Yacht Race 1990/9.

I was now past the South Atlantic High and into the westerly stream - still with about 700 miles to go to the first stopover in Cape Town, South Africa, and 6500 miles out of Newport, Rhode Is.

Gone were the struggles in the doldrums and pleasures of the trades - now the colder weather and better speeds with wind mainly from the SSW; plenty of spinnaker work and over 10 knots regularly on the dial - great sailing!

Mid-afternoon I stuck my head out of the hatch after hearing an unusual sound to find a Cape Pigeon stuck in the cockpit. It is quite a deep cockpit and fantastic to work in but too deep for the bird to get out of. He (or she) must have caught the runner or some other part of the rig and dropped to the cockpit floor.

The Cape Pigeon is a striking looking bird - sort of half an albatross with a snappy black and white colour scheme. They have a wingspan of nearly a metre and when you approach them you notice quite a beak.

I picked up a piece of towelling and gingerly got to pick him up and launch him over the leeward lifelines. He immediately joined with the other birds in the aerial ballet around the boat that is so marvellous to watch in southern waters.

Kanga on
Kanga on "Jarkan Yacht Builders" in the
BOC 1990 1991 around the world race (Image
taken from Anne de la Voile T Rannou)

As I picked him up I was amazed at how light and fragile he was; he seemed weightless and so very delicate. Here we were in our tough Around the World racing 60 foot yachts with all the equipment and technology to handle the conditions that this fragile bird calls home.

Kanga Birtles.

Updated: 9 Aug 2020 3:19pm by Christie Arras

An ocean trip with a big fright


After many years of ocean racing, most races had nothing extraordinary to define them, but occasionally there was an event that stood out. I clearly remember a race 30 + years ago, when for a brief time, I thought I was part of an evolving tragedy.

After the sale of Koomooloo, I joined the crew of Apollo 2. Different owners, different skipper.
To set the scene, I must explain that all of the boats I sailed on were alcohol free whilst racing. However, at race end and return to home was a different story. VERY.

Sailing on the ocean can vary from blissful, delightful, to various grades of crap.

We had done a race to STANLEY, Tassie north west coast, and had set out on our return trip around dusk. It gradually moved into an absolute magical night. We weren't in any hurry. No tilt on the boat, no spilt beer. It was sublime to the extent that the off-watch crew were all still up; the whole crew was just enjoying a BS session and telling a few lies as sailors sometimes do.

Somewhere into the PORT, someone says "where's Griffo"? Good question. He's not here.
How many places can he be in a 45' boat? Around seven pm, by now frantic searchers, and we can't find him.

Logic says, we would have heard the splash if he went overboard whilst pointing Percy. Who will tell his family? Everybody now feeling like crap.

Yes, we did eventually find him. After giving him a good belting around the ears and abuse for scaring the life out of us, some said a silent thank you and returned to the PORT.

Where was he?

I will need to explain something of Apollo 2's layout. A2 was built by Alan Bond to test out aluminium construction and other ideas.

Immediately aft of the mast, was a sunken pit for 2 gorilla's. Two coffee grinders and other winches for running backstays and headsail and spinnaker halyards. The whole of the area forward of the mast was devoted to sail storage when cruising.

The sunken pit, however, caused access problems down stairs. To reach the bow section of the boat, it was necessary to crawl on hands and knees thru a tunnel alongside the pit. Griffo, apparently in need of some solitude, was found alongside the pit asleep on some sail bags with another sail bag pulled in behind him. What a dill!



Updated: 7 Aug 2020 7:03am by Christie Arras

Yacht Racing and Memories - by Leigh Robinson

Taken from the GLYC history section. Part 2

Start of the Raymond Island Race  1962.  The Club packed the town in those days..
Start of the Raymond Island Race 1962.
The Club packed the town in those days..

This article by Leigh Robinson first appeared in the 50th Anniversary edition of the Wanderer.

My sailing started at the age of seven when Dad would take me out in Jack langtree's "Quest" as his bailer boy, armed with my jam tin. Quest was housed in a boatshed on Newlands Arm on the shore beneath "Ufracombe" then owned by Jack's father-in-law Thomas McKnight Hamilton who in 1909 had the American designed "Boomerang" built by Mr. Peter Turney at his yard now known as the Paynesville Shipyard. His grandson Tom langtree, a former club member and longtime friend, is living at Ensay. The Mast and Yard of Boomerang are our Flagstaff and the Boom is the flag staff at'St Peters by the lake' on Newlands Drive. Boomerang herself is Dave Staghtons motor Cruiser, one of the most used boats on the lakes, moored in the Mitchell River opposite "The Shack". Quest was a fine little American designed day sailer with a sliding gunter rig and sailed many races at GLYC. One of the skippers was the late Sam Turner. The last I saw of Quest was laying alongside Peter Firends house at Lakes Entrance twenty years ago.

Other Meteors on the lakes were Jack Sutherlands "Aeolus", built by his father Fred, sold to Ken Russell then to Dave Bull, who added a plank to her sheer and made a camp boat out of her and I think Dave then gave her away to a friend. Bob Foards "Chloe" was also built by Fred and is now owned by Bruce "Plugger" Carstairs of Lakes Entrance who last sailed her some twenty years ago when we reformed lakes Entrance Yacht Club. Bob Gelders' "Licola" built by Norm Shepherd of Sale, named after Bob's home town and presently is laying on the verandah of their holiday home at the "New Works", Lakes Entrance adjacent to the site of the old Harbour Master's residence and workshop.

Club Founders.
Club Founders.

The last of them is in my backyard with her mast the flagstaff at the Central Hotel lakes Entrance and it's still fitted with the spike on top with it's engraving "Alberts Anti Bird Shitter" manufactured and fitted by Alby Howlett former GLYC. member and owner skippers of "Four Winds" before our late longtime Secretary Gordon Potter. "Four Winds" was built of Spruce with a lovely Blackwood laid deck for Glenn Heath by another late member Paynesville Shipwright Charlie Neill.

In those pre-war days Dad also sailed a skiff called "Southerly" for Dr. Rutter of Alberton and the first "Idlealong" class boat built on the lakes. It was named "Idlealong" and was built at the Government Shipyard by Shipwright Osmond Day for Robert Geoffrey Russell the father of Ken Russell of Nicholson. If anyone ever writes a book on Yachts and Yachting of the Gippsland lakes, Ken has many fine photos of those early days taken by his father who was a keen photographer.

As children and non-swimmers were not allowed to sail competitively then, my membership never commenced until 1945 when the Club was reformed. Many are under the impression that the Club went into recession for the war but I believe it was disbanded because of the Infantile Paralysis epidemic of that time when the Government requested that people did not congregate in groups. Since those early days my sailing has improved but I'm still a twenty metre swimmer with a two metre sprint and it's been enough to survive.

To be continued...

Updated: 7 Aug 2020 8:01am by Christie Arras

Rules Corner

Rule 16 - the "anti-hunting" rule

Just a little barging in race in photo taken off Facebook
Just a little barging in race in photo
taken off Facebook

One of the most important Rules is Rule 16 - the so called "anti-hunting" rule.

Rule 16.1
When a right of way boat changes course, she shall give the other boat room to keep clear

Rule 16.2
In addition, when after the starting signal a port-tack boat is keeping clear by sailing to pass astern of a starboard tack boat, the starboard tack boat shall not change course if as a result the port-tack boat would immediately need to change course to continue keeping clear

Points to note are.
This rule applies to the Right of Way boat. A boat without the right of way can change course however it likes as long as it obeys the obligations to keep clear.

Changing Course means changing direction whether or not the rudder/tiller/wheel is moved. If a right of way boat follows the arc of a circle in a windy gust- (not uncommon) or takes a lucky lift then it has changed course and must allow any give way boat room to keep clear. If the port tacker was keeping clear before the lift arrived then it's tough but you can't take the lift and must allow the port tacker room.

If you are the right of way boat (say on starboard tack just before the start) and you have a lot of boats overlapped to windward you are constrained by how fast you can luff as you must allow each boat to windward to comply with their obligation under Rule 16.1 in the cascade of overlapped boats to windward. If you luff too fast and somebody makes contact you will have breached rule 16.1 and Rule 14 (avoiding contact).


Updated: 9 Aug 2020 11:08am by Christie Arras

From the Kitchen Queen - Julie Clark

Cuban Black Bean Soup

Suggested attire for cooking Cuban black bean soup
Suggested attire for cooking Cuban black
bean soup

You need to soak the beans overnight, so start the recipe the day before!

I highly recommend the smoked Ham Hock available from David Luckes.

I also cook this in a large covered casserole dish in the oven, as I do not have a slow cooker. I cook it for about 4 hours on 150C.

  • 1.5 cups (300g) dried black turtle beans
  • 1 ham hock (1 kg)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large brown onion (200g), chopped finely
  • 1 medium red capsicum (200g) chopped finely
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried chilli flakes
  • 400g canned crushed tomatoes
  • 2 litres water
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 large tomato, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped coriander

  • The zen of doing:
  • 1. Place beans in a medium bowl, cover with cold water, stand overnight.
  • 2. Drain and rinse beans then place in a medium saucepan, cover with cold water and bring to the boil. Boil uncovered for approximately 15 minutes. Drain.
  • 3. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 220C
  • 4. Roast Ham Hock on an oven tray for about 30 minutes
  • 5. Heat oil in a large frying pan, cook onion capsicum and garlic, stirring until the onion is soft. Add cumin and chilli, cook stirring until fragrant.
  • 6. Combine beans, ham hock, onion mixture, tomatoes, water, oregano and pepper in a 4.5L slow cooler. Cook, covered on low, for about 8 hoursin a slow cooker (4 1/2 hrs in oven).
  • 7. Remove Ham Hock from cooker. When cool enough to handle, remove meant from bone and shred coarsely. Discard skin, fat and bone. Blend or process 2 cups soup mixture until smooth, stir in juice and tomato. Season to taste.
  • 8. Serve soup sprinkled with coriander. (and some of that amazing sourdough bread that has been perfected during the lockdown!)

  • Julie

    Updated: 9 Aug 2020 12:39pm by Tim Shepperd

    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: 7 Aug 2020 7:08am by Christie Arras

    Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page

    The girls break out at Nicholson cruise 2012
    The girls break out at Nicholson cruise

    Newer racing photos from our sailing can be seen on the Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club Facebook Members and Friends site.

    There is also a page on the club website ("Photos" under "Club Information") with older photo albums. Danuta Sowa also takes great shots and can often give you a disk with the file of your boat.

    Updated: 9 Aug 2020 11:48am by Tim Shepperd

    Notice to Etchells

    Metung Yacht Club

    GLYC Etchells practicing in Twilight on Jan 28 2020
    GLYC Etchells practicing in Twilight on
    Jan 28 2020

    Please see upcoming Etchells Regattas in Metung 2021.

    If anyone wishes to do both Regattas, free storage (where masts may be left in) is a available for that period.

    Kindest regards,
    Jeff Rose
    Metung Yacht Club

    Eastern Region Etchells Regatta
    Australia Day Weekend
    22nd - 25th January, 2021
    Metung Yacht Club

    Victorian Etchells Championship
    Labour Day Weekend
    4 - 5th March, 2021
    Metung Yacht Club

    Updated: 6 Aug 2020 10:37am by Christie Arras

    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

    FlyingFifteen for sale

    Flying Fifteen 3672 "Impulse". Ovington mark 10 mould with 6 kg weight correctors.
    One set of Goacher sails; main, jib and spinnaker and one set of Pinnal and Bax sails; main, 2 jibs and spinnaker.
    Full travel covers top and bottom on a registered road trailer. In good racing condition.
    Located at the Gippsland Lake Yacht Club.

    Contact: Jim Callahan
    Phone: 0488 500 795
    Email: ljcallahan06@bigpond.com

    FlyingFifteen sails wanted

    I am seeking to purchase a set of second hand sails in good order for my flying fifteen - In the Pink

    Contact: Pat Keyte
    Phone: 0414 632 017
    Email: Broadlands@vic.australis.com.au

    Jetty berth for sale on Raymond Island

    Jetty berth on R.I. overlooking the GLYC toward Montague Point in sheltered cove
    Good for up to 20 ft boat with a shallow draft (no keels)
    Caveat: can only be sold to someone living on Raymond Island who does not already own a jetty berth on the island.

    Contact: Roger Gamble
    Phone: 0408 100 463

    Mosquito for sale

    We are looking to sell one of our 1 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.

    Also available for sale a Windrush and a Hoby cat.

    Simon Mackey
    Volunteer Camp Committee Member
    Cormorant by the Lakes
    A St Hilary's Site

    Contact: Simon Mackey
    Phone: 0423798195

    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