Wanderer - October 2020

The Commodore's Report

Its hard to believe it is October and we are not racing BUT... we are getting very close.

In the past few days we have received clarification on what is now allowed regarding competitive sailing from both Australian Sailing and the Vic Dept of Health. What we now know is - and this, of course, is only current until the next change in restrictions which will hopefully be less restrictive again:
  • competitive sailing is permitted under specific controls
  • you must wear a mask at all times, and it must be a permitted mask under Vic Govt directions, and it must cover the nose and mouth at all times
  • if all persons on board live in the same household, there are no restrictions regarding separation; masks must still be worn
  • if all persons on board are from a "bubble" as defined by the Vic Govt for social interactions, there are no restrictions regarding separation; masks must still be worn
  • if you have anyone else on board other than the above, you must maintain 1.5m separation between yourselves at least 90% of the time which means that your boat must be big enough for comfortable seating positions that provide at least 1.5m between your bodies

  • We encourage everyone thinking of sailing to read the information on social bubbles included in the Wanderer or follow this link ( https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/social-gatherings-regional-victoria-third-step-covid-19#social-bubbles-and-visitors-to-your-homenbsp ). This is a key part of getting back sailing.

    What does all this mean for GLYC?

    All being well we hope to restart racing within the next week or two, albeit with a slightly altered format. We will be only be racing for the moment with no lingering around the club grounds catching up with people before or after racing. Covid restrictions need to be followed on the Club grounds or we may find our rights withdrawn.

    The Club rooms will not be open, nor will the showers or toilets; toilet facilities are available at Pier 70 and Progress Jetty.

    To simplify things a little, Macca (with help from James) will be running the stern chaser racing and Andrew (with Jacqui's help) will take on the around the buoys racing. Once you have entered your boat for the season Macca or Andrew will send you out some additional information to explain what you need to do to make sailing work for everyone.

    Anyone attending Club premises must comply with the current rules, in summary:
  • participants should arrive ready for sailing, and leave immediately after sailing
  • there must be no more than 10 persons in a group at any time while rigging or launching boats, and 1.5m distancing must be observed
  • sign on and sign off will be done as per the NoR that you receive once entered
  • anyone who has any coronavirus symptoms should not under any circumstances plan to sail or come to the Club
  • all members are encouraged by the Club to get a flu shot if you have not already done so

    In order to sail at GLYC you must also do the normal things that are required each year:
  • complete the online season registration form with current contact details and insurance information
  • complete the online safety declaration
  • be a current financial member which means you must have paid the invoice that was recently sent out. If you have not received an invoice, or if you have lost it, please contact the Russ at sailglyc@gmail.com asap

  • There will be more specific information on exactly how to sign on and sign off for a race; and there may be Covid declaration forms to sign before you are enabled to race. We are still working on the fine details and will advise very soon. However, any members who are hoping to sail need to get their preliminaries in order now, financial/registered/safety declarations filed.

    We would like to thank all our members for their patience. Macca has been the driving force on the committee to get things going so next time you see him make sure you thank him (from more than 1.5m distance, of course)

    The GLYC committee

    Updated: 10 Oct 2020 7:21am by David Parish

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    In this issue:

    Sailing Calendar

    Juniors out sailing 19 September post lockdown.  Commodore disguised as Junior sailor in back.
    Juniors out sailing 19 September post
    lockdown. Commodore disguised as Junior
    sailor in back.

    Calendar, like all our lives, is in limbo.

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

    Updated: 9 Oct 2020 7:28pm by James Frecheville

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    Bubbles explained but not burst

    A helpful breakdown of social bubbles and visitors to your home

    Any household in regional Victoria can form a household bubble with another household.
  • Up to five people from that household can visit you at your home as part of the bubble.
  • You can visit the household you form a bubble with at their home. Up to five people from your household can visit.
  • You cannot have visitors to your home who aren't in your bubble.
  • If you live with more than five people, or want to form a bubble with a household that is more than five people, then you can. But only five people can visit at one time, in addition to the people who normally live in the household.
  • You don't need to wear a face covering when your bubble visits you at home. If you have formed a bubble with someone who is at higher risk of becoming very sick with coronavirus (COVID-19) you should consider wearing a face covering to reduce the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) to them.
  • Babies under 12 months of age are not included in the five-person visitor cap.
  • If you have formed a single social bubble' then you can continue to see the person in your household bubble.
  • If the person that you have formed a single bubble with lives with other people, then you can choose to expand your bubble to the members of their household. This means that you can have up to five visitors from the household that you have formed a bubble with.
  • You can only form a bubble with a household who lives in regional Victoria.
  • The household you form a bubble with needs to be the same household throughout the Third Step.
  • Your household bubble must be exclusive. The household you form a bubble with can't form a bubble with another household.
  • You cannot have a single bubble and a different household bubble.

  • Updated: 9 Oct 2020 5:26pm by Christie Arras

    Vice Commodore's Report

    Twilight sail on March 4 2014
    Twilight sail on March 4 2014

    I found this month very slow and tedious with the remaining restrictions keeping us off the water and the Club closed. You can only polish the letterbox so many times although I have implemented a new policy that if it moves, oil it and if not...paint it.

    The club Support boats are in good condition as we have been working to maintain their serviceability and all have been reregistered for the 2020/21 season. The only thing required should you need to use one of these boats would be the air in the bladders of the rib may need topping up.

    RacerX Ribs, Thomson & Sailability (RIB)
    These support boats have all had their out board motors serviced and some minor maintenance items corrected, although we are still waiting for the throttle tensioners to arrive for the RacerX ribs.

    Alex P (RIB)
    The Alex P motor service was carried out as a separate exercise as we had to wait for parts from Honda Marine. The battery had to be replaced due to cell failure and I am in the process of purchasing trickle chargers for Ribs as keeping all boats with charged batteries is become a problem.

    Judi G
    Judi G was taken into Gippsland Ports on 24th & 25th September for its annual service covering:
  • The standard service of the motors plus a tune up of the port motor as it had a hesitation while in the range of 3000 to 4000 RPM ;
  • Cleaning & antifouling the hull;
  • Replacement of the anodes.

  • This year we were restricted in how many people were allowed to carry out the work (two people) in the Port yard at one time. This was a COVIDSafe requirement of Gippsland Ports. (Thank you Rod V for your assistance... actually that is incorrect; I think I assisted Rob)

    Ancient Mariners
    AM Sailing has been in recess since the 19th March 2020 (30 weeks of sitting on the beach), and the great response received from the Expression of Interest (23 boat crews) showed everyone is ready to return to the water.

    Laser sailor on big blow Sunday 16 Feb 2014 at Masters using his boom to gaff rig his sail to get his boat back to the clubhouse
    Laser sailor on big blow Sunday 16 Feb
    2014 at Masters using his boom to gaff rig
    his sail to get his boat back to the

    However, with all AM Sailors there are provisos with their participation: it cannot be too hot, too cold, too much wind, not enough wind or for some that are still working on the home renovations, can only come when they run out of wood. From my way of looking at it, most of Div. 2 fleet are ready to get out of our their armchairs and hit the race track again under our standard constraints. Therefore, the start line will be available every Thursday at 1pm until further notice weather permitting. It will be conducted under the additional constraints we must abide by to be COVIDSafe.

    At this stage we cannot indicate when the clubhouse and bars will re-open as this is dependent on the State Government's requirements for allowable numbers that can gather inside and the appointment of a cleaner, both a big issue to address and the Committee is working on them. We all realise this is an inconvenience but talking to David P he is preparing the bars, so once the constraints are lifted he will be open for business.

    The Perpetual Trophies have now been engraved and returned to the loft and the personal take home trophies have arrived, been engraved, therefore everything are ready for a presentation, whenever that can occur.

    The GLYC COVIDSafe plan for the Club has been modified to reflect the current restrictions and GLYC COVIDSafe Officer's Role Description has been developed to support the plan. The development of this material had to be complete and updated to align with current restrictions before any return to sailing could occur.

    Club Security
    Following the latest thefts and vandalism sustained by GLYC, Russ P and I met with Sharon Blegg from Shire Council at the Club and discussed the security of the GLYC facilities and members equipment. Sharon asked us to complete a Business Security Self-Assessment which has been done with the 6 items not meeting expected standards.

    The Committee is considering the best way to proceed to with these items as there is considerable work and expense involved to close them all out. Additional locks required for the boat shed have been installed (Thanks to Dave B).


    Updated: 10 Oct 2020 7:23am by Christie Arras

    0427 411 660

    News Flash

    Club Training Boats For Sale

    1st mate on Notorious looks the part
    1st mate on Notorious looks the part "to a
    T" 30 Sept 2012

    The club has upgraded our training fleet and, therefore, we can now offer to the membership the opportunity to purchase a Minnow or a Sabre, or a fleet if you wish!

    There are four minnows and a couple of sabres, all timber hulls. The Minnow is an excellent boat for a child to learn to sail in and the Sabre is suitable for either an older child or an adult. The Minnows are being offer for $400 and are in good shape and ready to go. The Sabres will range in price. This is a great chance to get into sailing for very little outlay.

    Contact Brian Carroll (0411 743 602) or Jim Callahan (0488 500 795)

    Updated: 10 Oct 2020 7:25am by Christie Arras

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    Australian Sailing Covid rules

    1st Feb 2014 Saturday
    1st Feb 2014 Saturday

    In case members are not seeing latest information about what is and what isn't permitted re regional area sailing after latest changes.

    Today's advice from Australian Sailing is as follows:

    Dear Club Officials,
    To help with your planning for step three, please find attached the framework that regional Victorian clubs are currently operating under. Please also note that the following points have been clarified since the framework was published:

    REGIONAL VICTORIA (under step 3)
    Overnight sailing and accommodation on your yacht is allowed both recreationally and competitively, only if the crew are from the same household or from their nominated household bubble. If you live in regional Victoria then sailing is only permissible within Regional Victoria, you cannot sail into Metro Melbourne waters.

    And advice from a couple of days ago was:
    Organised club racing and training for Adults 19 years and older can resume if 1.5m social distancing can be adhered to while sailing for 90% of the time (Hiking/sitting shoulder to shoulder on the rail/ in the cockpit is NOT acceptable). Outside of key manoeuvres all crew must be able to social distance while sailing. It is recommended that crew numbers are reduced to allow adherence to this requirement.
    Double handed dinghy sailing with people outside of your place of residence is NOT allowed.
    There is no limit on the number of boats on the water for racing or training
    Masks must be worn at all times (both on and off the water), unless sailing single-handed or
    with someone from your place of residence.
    Rigging space and marina / dock separation should be maintained while ashore. Groups of
    10 people maximum keeping 1.5 meters social distance.

    Where adults over 18 years of age are sailing with children 18 and under, then the social
    distancing rule of 1.5 meters applies
    You can go sailing recreationally in a keel boat as long as you keep the 1.5m distancing as per the
    racing requirements, if your crew does not live with you

    What does this mean for sailing at GLYC? Still a lot to do; we have to have a CovidSafe Plan in place, we have to have assigned roles within that Plan, we can't practicably use the building before we engage a cleaner. The Committee is working on all of these, but we are still a fair way from life being anything like normal. Stay tuned!

    Russ Peel
    Secretary GLYC

    Updated: 7 Oct 2020 8:58pm by Christie Arras

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    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 6352


    A volunteer secretary/note taker needed

    Members enjoyed the chance to use flares on Oct 25 2013.  The police boat appeared out of the cloud of orange smoke wondering...
    Members enjoyed the chance to use flares
    on Oct 25 2013. The police boat appeared
    out of the cloud of orange smoke

    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: 7 Oct 2020 9:11pm by Christie Arras

    Our GLYC Literary Monthly Magazine: the Wanderer

    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: 1 Oct 2020 6:24am by Christie Arras

    Sailing Captain

    Just another cruising story... Part II

    Slinky Malinky
    Slinky Malinky

    Where were we? Ah yes...our faithful 1963 split screen Kombi was doing it's job. We filled up with oil and topped up the fuel tank on a daily basis as we motored south searching for the right boat.

    Not in the whole length of Queensland was there what we sought. Nor in NSW for that matter, so after months of beating south in our faithful kombi we decided to just build what we wanted. So that is what we did. As you do, when you are young, enthusiastic and without ties to hold you down.

    A year or so later we set sail in our newly launched gaff cutter and sailed back north from Melbourne to our much loved Coral Coast, armed with a now very deteriorated 3rd edition of CTCC. It did not matter; the islands and anchorages hadn't changed. Lunch with Andy at Middle Percy Island was a multicultural treat before that word became fashionable. We left our old tiller engraved with our boat name in the A Frame. As you do.

    The calypso band was still playing at South Molle and the walking tracks were now better defined. Our little gaffer took us to Port Douglas that season and we moored up the creek for the wet and went to work. Across the top to Darwin the following year and we were this time following the track of Lucas in "Tientos". We never caught up with the yellow boat, but we had a great time sailing to England. And that is where we left our little boat as now the "we" was three.

    Fast forward many, many years and we are back in Australia living in Gippsland, have a couple of kids and a newly built 28' catamaran. The boat for cruising the coral coast. So that is what we did in 2003.

    We met Stuart Buchanan at the Bustard Head Lighthouse where he was caretaking and writing. I didn't have any money on me so I couldn't buy a copy of "The Lighthouse Keepers". I did say that I would one day and have since done so. Andy was no longer on MPI but the A Frame was there still resplendent with a staggering number of ship momentos. We didn't find our old tiller from nearly twenty years past so the kids made a plaque for "Slinky Malinky".

    James in his element on Slinky heading north
    James in his element on Slinky heading

    The Whitsundays were still as beautiful and the calypso band was still playing at SMI. And I still used our worn copy of Lucas'. After a grand trip north we parked the boat for a few months and headed home to work and school before sailing south in the early summer. We would have to do this trip again we decided, and maybe it was time to upgrade to the now 8th edition of Cruising the Coral Coast that we found on offer in an early issue of a newspaper left in a laundramat in Mooloolaba.

    Some years later at a small second hand bookshop in Swifts Creek in the alpine region of Victoria I found a 2nd edition of CTCC. I just could not help myself. What a treat to find what was touted as "Completely revised, updated and enlarged. Fully illustrated". I was doing things in reverse but how good it was to read of the evolving story that was highlighted in the Introduction: "This is not a cruising story. It is a collection of information about the Great Barrier Reef, passed on in the hope that it will firstly encourage, then assist you in your trip to this beautiful area".

    Well, Alan it has done so. And still does. I still haven't got an 8th edition, but while awaiting a blow to pass when moored in Cairns on our little cat during our most recent trip north, we took time out for a road trip to the Atherton Tablelands. There in a little bookshop in Yungaburra I found a 1st edition printed in 1968. RRP $1.25. What a find. In nearly 45 years the islands and anchorages haven't changed, but lots of other stuff has.

    And that is probably a good thing. The real good thing is that Lucas did what no-one else had done and with his guide books encouraged so many people to follow in his wake. Now not a boat goes up the coast without a copy of Lucas on board. This IS a cruising story. It's mine, and thank you Alan for being a big part of it.


    Updated: 7 Oct 2020 8:40pm by Tim Shepperd

    One Fine day at the Prom...

    Look at a map , or chart, of the Prom and the lighthouse always stands out down the bottom. But it is not quite at the bottom. It is on South East Point and just to the west of it is the southern most point, named "South Point". Then look closely and between the two, the coastline dips north. If you have the nautical chart the sharp dip before South Point has a name, "Fenwick Bight". A mate had told me it was an amazing place with sheer rock walls, a narrow gap , a tiny beach. It even had a waterfall. If you had the perfect day a visit would be unforgettable. In January 2020 we got that day.

    Not that I had planned to be anywhere near the Prom on January 2020. The west coast of Tassie was the plan for Mr Percival. What better place to enjoy the 360 degree views from a deck saloon yacht than tucked up in Port Davey, surrounded by South west Tassie's grandeur while the while the roaring 40's did their thing outside? It had been my dream for several years but every year something has delayed it. In 2020 it was the approaching birth of my first grandchild. Wasn't going to miss that. With so much to see round the Prom the decision to stay closer wasn't difficult. Long time crew Frank had not had the opportunity to enjoy Refuge Cove on a good day, and my son Liam had not visited Refuge cove nor enjoyed my "secret"spot",Tin Mine Cove in Corner Inlet. So on a calm January night Liam, Frank, Dale and I headed out of Lakes Entrance at 1 am and turned to starboard.

    Mr Percival laying serenely at anchor framed by towering rock walls
    Mr Percival laying serenely at anchor
    framed by towering rock walls

    After a relaxing few days at Refuge Cove and while Melbourne woke to a hot, smoky morning we were smoking along on a reach south of the famous light house. Northerly gusts had us up to 8.5 knots and Fenwick Bight was just there, dipping off to starboard.

    "What do you reckon guys? Will we go and have a look?"

    "Yes" was the answer. Of course...

    We hauled in the sheets and headed more north . As we got further in the rock walls grew and the wind dropped until we were motoring in a calm. Picking a sandy patch to drop the anchor in was easy in 10 meters of crystal clear water. A quick reconnaissance in the dinghy to check there were no boulders lurking just under the water and it was time to go looking for a waterfall. The bight is funnel shaped with granite rock faces and boulders making up the broad part of the funnel and a narrow gap with granite walls, leading to the beach.

    "I reckon I might swim in" suggested Dale who has been known to do a half iron man. Liam agreed and so what could I do but join them. Frank volunteered to bring the dinghy. The water wasn't too cold but the view! Look up and the sky was blue with not a cloud to be seen, look down and there were rocks, seaweed and fish of all colours and sizes, look ahead and through a gap there was a tiny beach with, yes, a waterfall cascading down. Look back and there was Mr Percival laying serenely at anchor framed by towering rock walls.
    It was the perfect day.

    Michael Baker

    Updated: 7 Oct 2020 3:55pm by Christie Arras

    All hands on deck!

    Christie's cabin duties checking acid levels of the bank of batteries with skipper Doug
    Christie's cabin duties checking acid
    levels of the bank of batteries with
    skipper Doug

    We were waiting at Eden for a weather window to dash west to Wilsons Prom and were settled on a jetty not far from all the trawlers. This was basically the last leg on Warrin Bunjil, a 36 foot Roberts, skippered by Doug Bews, having just had a leisurely and adventurous sail down the east coast from Airley Beach heading back to Melbourne.

    On board were three 69 year old barbudos (bearded ones): Doug, skipper; Doug, first mate; Bob, deck hand and partner to me; and myself...a young gorgeous un-bearded deck hand. Well, I exaggerate. This was my first blue water cruising and I loved it.

    Anyway, this evening we were having dinner in the cabin after a beautiful calm day. That afternoon, Doug, skipper, was in the cockpit refuelling the tank from a jerry can of diesel. He had plugged the cockpit drain to be sure not to allow any diesel into the bay should any spill. He was using a hand siphon and was working hard with his arm up and down to get the flow going. (I was in the background sniggering to myself with the suggestive arm motions he was going through.)

    Back to dinner... which was a bit exciting with the roiling up and down/ up and down motion of the boat as the sea had come up with swells hitting us broadside lifting us and plopping us down while tethered to the jetty. Doug, 1st mate, got up to get second helpings from the galley and gave a shout as he was treading in at least an inch of water and rising.

    Slipping Warrin Bunjil at Airley Beach
    Slipping Warrin Bunjil at Airley Beach

    Every one jumped up and grabbed bailers and hand pumps and the skipper madly started checking sea cocks. The salt water was up to four inches deep when the water stopped rising, probably from the shutting of the sea cocks. But what happened?

    There was no definitive explanation...probably the sea cocks and the up and down motion of the boat, maybe the stoppering as well of the cockpit drain, but basically the motion of the sea must have created a siphon effect which began to draw in the water.

    Oh man, we worked to remove the last of the water with our adrenaline still pumping. We marvelled at how lucky we were that we were not up at the Fishing Co-op having a leisurely meal as we had the night before, or we would have returned to find Warrin Bunjil at the bottom of the bay.

    It was such an unusual occurrence and something I guess everyone must consider when tied at a jetty. Who would ever think that could happen and so suddenly at that.

    Maybe it was just my dirty mind that was responsible... Anyway, we motored over to the west side of the bay until the weather and swells settled and returned to the jetty once again to provision for the next leg of the journey home.


    Updated: 7 Oct 2020 4:00pm by Christie Arras

    Rules Corner

    New Rules 2021-2024

    Start for Round the Island race in 2014 Easter Regatta
    Start for Round the Island race in 2014
    Easter Regatta

    Every four years, World Sailing revises the Racing Rules of Sailing and these run for the next four years. Cases and Calls are similarly adjusted to acknowledge the rule changes.

    This time there are some ordering changes and some clarifications.

    What are the important changes to Part 2 When Boats meet? The short answer is not much except to Rule 14.

    Rule 14 is about avoiding contact. World Sailing is trying to emphasise that Sailing is a non-contact sport. Under the new rules ANY contact is a breach of the RRS. Any exoneration has been moved to Rule 43.

    Some rules in Part 2 have been renumbered but otherwise the other changes are minor.


    Updated: 9 Oct 2020 7:29pm by Christie Arras

    Ritchies GLYC reward tags

    James retired just in time....actually it was Pink Day Feb 2014
    James retired just in time....actually it
    was Pink Day Feb 2014

    In some very confusing communications (refer files attached) Ritchies are ceasing their current Community program next Tuesday and the current tags in circulation will no longer work.

    They are replacing it with apps for iPhone and Android, and a physical card that you can get from the store if you need to. So, if you have been a contributor up to now to the donations that GLYC receives from Ritchies, you will need to start over on this new system and register GLYC as your preferred local organisation.

    The Club doesn't get thousands of $$s from Ritchies every year, but it does get enough $$s to make your participation worthwhile, so if you are willing to join the new program please do. All necessary details in the attachments to this eFlash.

    Russ Peel

    From IGA's newletter:
    Exciting News!
    Our Fundraising Partner Ritchies IGA, are launching their new Ritchies Card, incorporating the Community Benefit Program and this will not only benefit our organisation, but also all our members.

    The program now has an App for both IOS and Android smart devices. For those members who don't
    have a smart phone, or would like a physical card, this option is also available and can be linked to the App.

    Every month, our organisation will receive 0.5%* of our members' spend in Ritchies Stores PLUS our
    members will receive special offers and member only specials via the App.

    (*T&C's apply see https://www.ritchies.com.au/ritchiescardterms)

    Featuring monthly promotions, cheaper prices for
    you, Collect and Win, as well as games and lots more fun things to do, this is a great opportunity to support our club.

    You can download the Apps by scanning the QR codes
    below - or search for Ritchies in the Apple App Store or Google Play

    Updated: 10 Oct 2020 7:36am 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: 7 Aug 2020 7:08am by Christie Arras

    Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page

    William and George Jan 26 2014
    William and George Jan 26 2014

    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: 7 Oct 2020 9:15pm by Tim Shepperd

    Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club
    P.O. Box 194, Paynesville VIC 3880

    Club phone03 5156 6864

    Flag Officers


    CommodoreAndrew Somerville0407 156 133
    Vice CommodoreIan McDonald0419 698 900
    Rear CommodoreJim Callahan0488 500 795
    Immediate Past CommodoreWendy Gardiner0498 116 752?
    SecretaryRuss Peel0408 589 805
    TreasurerTim Shepperd0400 666 486
    Sailing CaptainJames Frecheville5156 7103 / 0412 979 824
    Discover Sailing CoordinatorBrian Carroll0411 743 602
    Sailability OfficerAlan Pick0410 584 860
    General CommitteeJulie Clark0408 538 000
    General CommitteeColin Johanson03 5156 6656
    General CommitteeNorbert Hrouda0427 654 039
    General CommitteeJacqui Crawford0468 987 684
    General Committee (New)Neil Smith0438 449 122
    General Committee (New)Mark Alderman0419 889 871
    Wanderer (not on Committee)Christie Arras [WANDERER and EFLASH]03 5156 7861
    Hall HireWendy Gardiner
    BoatsIan McDonald
    YardJim Callahan
    HouseNorbert Hrouda

    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