Wanderer - September 2020

The Commodore's Report

Hopefully, the start of the season is in sight.

There has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes by the committee to make sure we are ready to go as soon as Australian sailing give us the green light.

We have a sailing calendar prepared ready to be published once we get the good news. All the other season documents will be updated over the next month and published on the Club's website.

Australian sailing has released some big news in the last month. After many years they have decided to update the Class Based Handicap system (CBH). This only applies to trailable yachts and is aimed at encouraging new designs to be launched. It will also adjust all existing handicaps by adopting a measurement rather than performance-based rule.

The rule is only just starting out and is reliant on boats being measured. The more boats that participate the fairer the system will be. I would encourage all trailable yacht owners to get in touch with Brian Carroll or myself about getting your boat measured.

I have included the media release from Australian sailing for you to have a read of.


Updated: 4 Sep 2020 8:41am by David Parish

5156 6352

National Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat review

Australian Sailing has undertaken a review of the role of the National Trailable Yacht & Sports Boat Committee.

As part of this process, a survey of stakeholders was conducted which attracted over 470 responses. The feedback from this survey resulted in some small changes to the handicapping model, as well as the procedures for managing ratings applications.

The Class Based Handicap (CBH) formula has now been updated to align it with World Sailing's Equipment Rules definitions and remedy some other previously identified issues. This change will ensure the rating is more inclusive, allowing a wider range of trailable and sport boat classes access to a CBH rating.

A transition period is now in place which will give boat owners time to have a new rating issued under the updated formula. Boats planning to use the new CBH ratings will need a new rating issued before 1 July 2021.

As a result of the changes to the model and definitions there has been an accompanying update to the Trailable Yacht & Sports Boat Rule. This has also been amended to reflect these changes and has now become the CBH Rating System.

In addition, the national committee will be disbanded and the CBH ratings function will be administered internally by Australian Sailing staff. Australian Sailing will also coordinate the hosting of the National Championships, in line with the way other Australian Sailing events are managed.

The new Rating System is intended to:
  • Provide a national system for even and fair racing on handicap in a mixed fleet of Trailable Yachts and / or Sports Boats
  • Ensure transparency across the rating system
  • Allow Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat owners to gain a new CBH at any time of the year
  • Support Australian Sailing in its work to promote Trailable Yacht and Sports Boat racing activities within the states and territories and at national level.

  • Key Points:
  • The new Rating System only requires boat measurements, not performance data
  • Application is via an online form. Applications are free until 1st July 2021, after which time a $50 fee will apply
  • The CBH rating list will be published online and updated on a day-to-day basis
  • The CBH formula will be reviewed annually and any amendments will be posted by the 1st of July
  • Until July 2021, both the old and new rating list will be published to allow Clubs, Classes and boat owners to transition to the new Rating System. During this transition period Clubs will need to decide before their event, whether they will use the old or the new rating system, as the two cannot be combined.
  • From the 31st of July 2021 only the new CBH Rating System list will be published.

  • Updated: 4 Sep 2020 7:55am by Christie Arras

    In this issue:

    Sailing Calendar

    Chibizulu in action in the JK Lloyd 2013
    Chibizulu in action in the JK Lloyd 2013

    Calendar, like all our lives, is in limbo.

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

    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 7:56am by James Frecheville

    0427 411 660

    Yard and Marina

    Notice to Members

    Unfortunately, there have been two boats on the hardstand that have had motors stolen.

    It has been reported to me that GLYC is not the only place to have motors stolen in the area recently.

    Boats in the yard with motors have all been checked recently and most have chains on them and some are bolted through the stern. A combination of through bolting and chain will help, but a determined thief may still be able to remove a motor.

    If you are not using your boat regularly at this time and you are able to take your motor home, it would be a safe alternative.

    Please check your boats in the marina; the windy season has begun. One boat in the marina has a shackle pin on the bow line come off during the last blow. Please check your boats regularly.


    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 7:36am by Christie Arras

    9707 3033

    Vale Hugh Walpole

    Hugh on right and George McCloud on the old rescue boat 2009
    Hugh on right and George McCloud on the
    old rescue boat 2009

    It is with sadness that I inform our club members that Hugh Walpole passed away on Saturday 22nd August. Hugh was a long time member of GLYC who actively supported club operations in a number of ways, from cooking snags on Tuesday Nights before we formalised dinners, to assisting with rescue operations and generally, being around and "doing stuff" for the benefit of all members. In his truly humble style, Hugh declined nomination for Life Membership and was subsequently awarded the title of Honorary Member. He will be missed by many of us.

    Wendy Gardiner

    Updated: 2 Sep 2020 9:53am by Christie Arras

    5156 6700
    5156 0582

    Position of Cleaner for GLYC open

    Nigel Emerson retires after four years of service

    After four years of great service to GLYC, Nigel Emerson has resigned from the position of Cleaner of the Club. Nigel has worked above and beyond to ensure that the club was always well presented. I would like to thank him profusely, on behalf of everyone, for the professional way in which he approached the role. Look after yourself, Nigel and make the most of your new freedom.

    Nigel's resignation means that we are now looking for a new cleaner to take on the role. This would ideally suit a retired or semi-retired member of the club, who is keen to augment their income. Anyone who is interested should call me on 0498116752 to discuss the role and selection process.

    Wendy Gardiner

    Updated: 2 Sep 2020 7:23am by Christie Arras

    5156 6448


    A volunteer secretary/note taker needed

    Start of the LB Crawford April 2013
    Start of the LB Crawford April 2013

    With all that's going on in the world at the moment, it is hard to grasp the idea of preparing for the Marlay Point Overnight Race. But prepare we must. There is that possibility that we may get the all clear for the running of the 53rd MPONR.

    With this in mind we again appeal to the membership for some help. If anyone would like to join our committee we would love to hear from you. In particular, we are needing a new note taker/secretary. This role is being split and what we are looking for is someone to take the minutes and distribute after our meetings and perhaps a few letters, generally letters of invitation and thanks.

    If you are that person, or would like to help out on the committee, we would love to hear from you. Please contact Jacqui Crawford on 0468 987 684.

    Let's hope that our planning won't be in vain. It may have to be a bit different because of Covid 19, but if it can happen, we will make it happen.

    MPONR Committee

    Updated: 2 Sep 2020 10:23am by Christie Arras

    Our GLYC Literary Monthly Magazine: the Wanderer

    March 1 2013
    March 1 2013

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

    Thank you to all our contributing talent. What an amazing support of the Wanderer with all the stories that have come in.

    I look forward to the October issue and more inspiration from all of you. Anything short or long that shares your sailing experiences and gives us a window into your passion is welcomed.


    Updated: 2 Sep 2020 10:24am by Christie Arras

    Sailing Captain

    Just another cruising story...

    James' stump stump.  Where is it?  Hint: The stump is still there after 35 years.
    James' stump stump. Where is it? Hint:
    The stump is still there after 35 years.

    Many, many years ago when I was a lad I had the grandiose idea that one day I would cruise the coral coast aboard my own boat. I was working in central Queensland during a college break and had taken the opportunity to drive 600km for a weekend at the Whitsundays where I boarded an old Roylen ferry for the trip to South Molle Island from Shute Harbour. I can still remember the passage. It was just like in the brochures and the girls... Smitten I was, with the scenery of course, so I did the same again some weeks later. There was a calypso band playing...

    Some time later I am working in the Goldfields of WA at the time that Alan Lucas' Third Edition of Cruising the Coral Coast was published. On the flycover was that classic vegetation framed shot of a couple of boats at anchor, turquoise waters, beach, reef and islands in the background. I purchased a copy. I still have that copy.

    Fast track some more and I have bought an old H28 ketch in Perth and sailed her to Darwin keeping the big island on the right arriving early in the wet. Cruising the Coral Coast is my companion off watch and I devour all the detail. There in Darwin is Alan and Patricia Lucas building a boat that they will eventually sail around the world. I didn't get to meet them. I was broke and had to seek employment, which in those heady days was readily available if you were prepared to work.

    Having spent the wet season in the top end I wanted out so I set sail for Gove before the relentless trade wind started to blow. The plan was to sail further east and open my now well worn copy of CTCC and follow the trail down to Cairns from TI. That didn't happen. Somehow the lure of the Spice Islands were a siren call and I headed back to Darwin to race/cruise (sail with an engine) in the Darwin Ambon Race. In those days if you managed to sail into Darwin your boat and crew were proven and therefore eligible for entry.

    I had a compass, a sextant and a clock. I had a big anchor and some old pirated charts. I did not have a liferaft nor radio. But I did have an old plywood dinghy. This was going to be an adventure, and it was, and on my return to Darwin some three months later I decided to single hand back to Gove. That way I would not have any crew dramas. That trip too was an adventure as the first of the "knock'em'down" storms heralded the forthcoming wet season. There in Gove I did meet Alan and Patricia aboard the big yellow "Tientos". I also met my wife. But that is another story. She is still my wife. And that too is another story again. But I digress.

    Over cups of tea but rarely a beer did I listen to sage advice on matters maritime and of cruising tales of the area I was longing to visit. I was going to Queensland, and Lucas was heading for points further west. We would not meet again. I forgot to ask Alan to sign my copy although I did make some penciled amendments from stuff I picked up from those conversations.

    Fast forward some more and I have encouraged my to-be wife that a trip across the Gulf and then down to Cairns before a trade wind crossing of the Coral Sea to PNG was just the thing to do. It was, but that story is for another time. After nearly six months in the islands of PNG and The Solomons we returned to Cairns where we sold our well travelled H28 and then beat down the coast against the trades in the only sensible way. In our newly purchased very old split screen kombi van!

    We wanted a bigger boat. One in which we could go further afield. We stopped at all ports on the journey south using Lucas to help us find those out of the way places that may hide a good old boat looking for a new owner. We went to some interesting places but we didn't find a boat. We went to Airlie and caught up with friends and sailed with them to South Molle. It was still just like in the brochures. And the calypso band was still playing.

    Boat search before the internet was a challenge. But that is a story that will have to wait for next Wanderer, for this now newly retired wanderer is suffering like all sailors in Victoria and needs to collect his thoughts and reflect on just how good it has been and how lucky we all are to live in Australia, let alone on the Gippsland Lakes.

    (Next installment coming in October Wanderer)

    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 10:57am by Tim Shepperd

    Brain refresher

    Dave Bacon has contributed a sailing word search

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



    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 8:08am by Tim Shepperd

    One of my memories by Bill Shand (or a few of my memories)

    Approaching the finishing line in the last race Hobart
    Approaching the finishing line in the last
    race Hobart

    About 1967 the FF Championships were in Hobart and Hal and I were going.

    In those days at GLYC we launched on the wharf using the crane which was a slewing two-handled Houdini of a machine by todays standards.

    Mal, who may have been quite young, helped with standing up the masts; he put the shackles in the chainplate, and as you will see later, it was my fault for not checking if tight enough. The boat was in winning form. (You can read about Reliance 2 record elsewhere.)

    Anyway, during the race that day on one of our going abouts, we had not noticed that the sub shroud had become unattached from the hull. Too late I saw it but fate had its way. Bang went my beautiful fine grained hand-made hollowed mast at deck level. (We had about 4 weeks before shipping date.)

    I found an aluminium mast which I rigged and had the boat ready for the club race the following Sunday. However, I quickly realised that no matter what we tried the mast and sail were not a good combination.

    Next thing I rang Otto Tuck who managed Tasker sails in Melbourne; he had one mainsail only in stock and which, after his putting my sail number on, he sent it to me. Gamble... but it looked good.

    Hobart: first race on a northerly wind and in the shadow of the mount, we did not shine; it was won by Stan Brown who I had built a new ff for only 4 weeks before. He used his local knowledge and easily won. Race 2, same story. There were only 5 races programmed. I said to him after in the bar, "you are looking pretty good", but his reply was something like waiting for the fat lady to sing a bit louder.

    On the hard in the Royal Hobart YC all packed up at the finish showing a couple of young chaps
    On the hard in the Royal Hobart YC all
    packed up at the finish showing a couple
    of young chaps

    Well, the wind changed to blowing up the river which allowed Hal and me to tuck our toes under the straps and get up to our best. Can I say... of course we won. Same story for the next 2 races. Last race about 1/3 leg in front approaching finishing line and knowing that we had won 1st for Cowslip trophy, the nowadays "toyota oh what a feeling" must have come from us.

    One of the remarkable things that came out of all this. I kept that mainsail probably partly for sentimental reasons and in changing sail numbers I was able th trace out the stitches of another sail number, on reading it, it was Stan's new ff. He must have ordered it and then cancelled the order. This means that we beat him with what should have been his sail! I always hoped to catch up with him to tell him, but too late now.

    At that time Stan had three other ffs with 3 of 4 sons sailing in that championship: 2 on one ff and 1 each skippering with other crews. That was the last time the nats were held in Tasmania.

    I also remember Athol Liddett there with his flash Jagguar and superbly varnished mahogany ff. About mid series he had placed his sail on the boot to dry and later without thinking, jumped in the car, selected reverse. The sail got under the wheel, of course, and the car lost traction somewhat. The spinning wheel pulled more sail under to be spat out with the sail ending up with 20 odd small holes. It was otherwise OK and Athol arranged for a sailmaker to sew small patches on. We were busy cutting patches while the sailmaker was busy sewing at full speed. I will never forget that sailmaker as I found his habit of every time the needle went up and down, he opened and closed his mouth in unison.


    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 10:54am by Christie Arras

    Incident in the South Atlantic, South of the Kerguelen Islands

    Leg 2 of the BOC Solo Around the World Race 1990-91.

    Kanga's Jarkan Yacht Builders sailed in the BOC Solo 1990 1991
    Kanga's Jarkan Yacht Builders sailed in
    the BOC Solo 1990 1991

    It was eleven days after the Cape Town restart.

    We started with a week of headwinds and light weather, the fleet tacking down the coast past the Cape of Good Hope and out into that area off Cape Agulhas with contrary currents, until at last a northerly let us get down south into the Forties.

    Once there we had variables, then we settled into the Southern Ocean pattern of depressions, fronts and assorted blows as we all dashed south-east on the Great Circle course that we each had chosen.

    This race was run before any extra waypoints were added to around the world races, so, how far south you went was solely dictated by the shortest course modified by bravado or caution.

    I had settled for the southern alternate course for summer as described in the Ocean Passages For The World sailing routes. Although it does not seem too keen on this and recommends staying at 40 degrees south, not the - err - 52 degrees south that all of us in the 60 foot division chose. This took us south of the Kerguelen Islands and then north of Heard Island (a couple of boats went south of Heard as well).

    By nightfall on the 7th of December I had a good, if cold, broad reach, in WNW wind at 20 kts. The wind then veered to an even colder SSW at about 30 kts. Great sailing, reaching, speed up over 12 knots, with one reef in the main and the full blade #3 headsail and lots of water creaming over the fore-deck.

    This #3 headsail was actually designed as the full working jib, known as the Solent in French; the #1 light masthead genoa was only used in up to 12 kts apparent to windward, but great when reaching and polled out.

    Away to the North I could see light reflecting from under the intermittent clouds, was it ice blink from the glaciers on Kerguelen or maybe a rogue iceberg...?

    Everything was under control, the big autopilot humming away (the smaller one gave up in Table Bay before the restart) and a quick nap in my warm bunk was called for.

    Sometime later I woke up to the sound of a waterfall from forward.

    Hell! The forward hatch must have gone. I could see water streaming down the forward face of the watertight bulkhead hatch and the water level forward was already visible across its clear panel.

    Quick, get oilskins on and get out there; I partly furled the jib then eased the main, and the speed was now down to 8 kts or so.

    I scrambled up forward to the hatch and, oh joy! It was intact!! It was fully open with as much water coming out as in and not that much freeboard left at the bow. I slammed the hatch shut, dogged it down properly this time and retreated below.

    Some water was leaking through the bulkhead hatch into the main cabin, but firstly to the pump. It was now 0400 and I pumped for four hours straight. I allowed the leak into the main cabin to go on to help level out the boat until it threatened to splash onto my bedding. This made me change the pump intake valves over to keep a bit of bow-down trim. Back to pumping the forward compartment and by 0800 all bilges were empty and we were back up to full speed.

    By 1100 we were at 50deg 58'S, 76deg 19'E and the wind was back to NNW at 20 kts. Kerguelen was now well aft of the beam.

    Normality was resumed, but what a hell of a way to spend a night!

    Kanga Birtles.
    Sapphire Dancer.

    Updated: 2 Sep 2020 7:00am by Christie Arras

    A short yachting story without any yachting

    8 March 2013 FF Masters championship
    8 March 2013 FF Masters championship

    This is a short yachting story without any actual yachting. The year was 1983 during America's Cup time.

    I was living in Newport West and my older brother Peter was living in Newport. Peter had a friend who was in the local Apex club and they were having their monthly meeting in the function room of the Strand Hotel on the corner of The Strand and North Rd on the border of Newport and Williamstown. Apex members would be attending from branches far and wide.

    Knowing Peter was a yachtie and with the America's Cup in full swing and always in the papers, his friend asked him if he would be the guest speaker at the meeting giving a talk on yachting. Peter agreed and asked me if I would be his sidekick which I was happy to do.

    We came up with some ideas and put together a few notes in the days preceding and on the night we arrived at the designated time and entered the pub. For authenticity we decided to dress in our sailing attire which, being Kitty Cat sailors at the time, was a wetsuit, old jeans, old runners, a couple of old jumpers, buoyancy vest and trapeze harness and in my case a lifesavers cap like Strop used to wear on the Paul Hogan show. Zinc cream on our noses topped it all off nicely.

    Under our arms we bundled in a centreboard, a spinnaker in its bag and the 11 foot spinnaker pole from Peters boat as props. We got many very strange looks as we made our way through the pub patrons to the function room where more strange looks ensued. Peter introduced us both and said that we had just arrived from Newport and were pleased to come and give this talk. The locals didn't think much of that but those from further afield, not realising Newport was the suburb next door were astonished, thinking we had taken time out of our America's Cup campaign to fly back from the United States and give a talk to them. We saw no need to clarify this and let them go on thinking it until they worked it out.

    The talk went well as we explained some basic sailing theory, cats versus monos, capsize recovery and a host of other things and, of course, what we knew of the America's cup at that stage. As it happened, I had recently done a presentation on the America's Cup for a TAFE course and could talk on the history of the Cup, the boats and even the 12 metre rule. We must have seemed very convincing.

    After our talk we answered a few questions and left the members to the rest of their meeting, leaving to more strange looks from the other patrons. Peter saw his mate soon after and he said that some of the Apex members at the talk had still not worked out that we hadn't come from the USA to speak to them. Why let the truth get in the way of a good story.

    John Dingey

    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 8:06am by Christie Arras

    Yacht Racing and Memories - by Leigh Robinson

    Taken from the GLYC history section. Part 3

    Nicholas Baglioni on Bite Me in Divisional 14 Oct 2012
    Nicholas Baglioni on Bite Me in Divisional
    14 Oct 2012

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

    In 1948 I joined Mordialloc 12 Metre Sailing Club and crewed for one season before buying "Joyette" from Eric Montgomery. Ron Taylor, Bob Gardner, Eric and myself built three sharpies. Those boats were "Vagabond", Stormy Weather" and "Joyette". Eric wanted money for the engagement ring and I supplied it for him in partnership with Bon Guildford of Beaumaris who was my forward hand. I eventually bought Don out for another engagement ring. We raced Joyette at Mordialloc then went to Black Rock to compete with the champs. We sailed her for two seasons making the State team on both occasions but had no spare cash to go. In those days I rode the push bike from Chute Street Mordialloc to Black Rock Yacht Club and back every Saturday and Sunday with the sails as well and still found time to get to Mentone City Hall every Saturday night to dance to the best band in Melbourne - Kath Barnad's with her son's Len and Bob, top jazz musicians - great times.

    One of the founders of the German designed sharpie class on Port Phillip was Mick Brooke, father to friend to many of us, Noel Brooke. Mick passed on to the big Regatta only a few months ago. "Joyette" was sold to Noel Laird of Royal Yacht Club of Victoria then went to Wagga Sailing Club where she was joined by GLYC. heavyweight "Rocket" formerly owned by the late Lindsay Crawford, husband of Mary and father of Lindsay Jr., our Vice Commodore, Lorna wife of Graeme now living at Longford and Hellen wife of former Commodore John Nash.

    Lesley and Denise on Akuna Matata on pink day 9 Feb 2013
    Lesley and Denise on Akuna Matata on pink
    day 9 Feb 2013

    Another friendship renewed at the Sabre titles was with John Dick who sailed Millie Magic winning his division.(The one for the oldies.) John and I sailed and trained in the Victorian Yachting Council (VYC). 1956 Olympic Games Squad when my contract that I'd been waiting months on came through for me to go to Papua maintaining small craft for Australasian Petroleum Company. I tossed the coin and Papua won so I left the squad and went to Port Moresby working in and out of the Gulf of Papua down to the West Irian Border for the next fifteen months. I managed to sail all the time I was away at Port Moresby Aquatic Club and still keep contact with some of those chaps particularly my forward hand Brian Morgan a Master Mariner and former Shipwright of Brisbane.

    At GLYC. we had many Easter Regattas that were attended by the tops of all classes from Melbourne. The best known today would be fellow Gwen 12 competitor and friend Mike Fletcher who with his crew Bruce "Stumpy" Keir were always hard to beat. Mike would have to be Australia's top coach. Just after I started sailing in Melbourne we all went to Frankston for Easter then in the early fifties GLYC. came alive and I'm sure we had over 300 boats some regattas enjoyed by all. Some organising for those days and a credit to all involved. I remember Jack Porter stopped sailing to be part of it. To give you all an example of friendship created from yachting let me tell you this little story.

    To be continued...

    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 8:17am by Christie Arras

    Rules Corner

    23 March 2013  Oooops
    23 March 2013 Oooops

    An often forgotten quirk of the rules that not everyone knows is Rule 28.1

    A boat shall start, sail the course prescribed in the sailing instructions and finish. While doing so, she may leave on either side a mark that does not begin, bound or end the leg she is sailing. After finishing she need not cross the finishing line completely.

    This is worth remembering in the event of a strong tide/light wind situation where you can dip your bow over the line and then drop away again as you have finished. Remember that you must keep clear of other boats still racing as you do so.


    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 7:41am by Christie Arras

    From the Kitchen Queen - Julie Clark

    Spicy Lentil Soup

    Great party Pimps and Prostitutes April 2013
    Great party Pimps and Prostitutes April

    100g dried red lentils
    1 litre vegetable stock
    400g tin diced tomatos
    2 dried bay leaves
    3 cloves garlic, crushed
    100g mild indian curry paste
    2 small carrots, chopped coarsely
    1 stalk celery, sliced thinly
    2 medium potatos, choppd coarsely

    To serve
    1/2 cup Greek style yoghurt
    1/2 cup finely chopped coriander leaves
    Crusty bread

  • 1.Rinse lentils until cold water runs clear
  • 2.Combine all ingredients in a slow cooker and cook on low setting for about 6 hours. Alternatively, cook in a largish, well sealed cooking pot on low on the stove-top for a couple of hours.

  • To serve
    Add the yoghurt and coriander leaves to taste and enjoy with some nice crusty bread!


    Updated: 4 Sep 2020 8:10am 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

    George always find the glamorous girl Pimps and Prostitutes dance 20 April 2013
    George always find the glamorous girl
    Pimps and Prostitutes dance 20 April 2013

    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: 4 Sep 2020 8:28am 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