Wanderer - December 2020

The Commodore's Report

It is amazing how much happens around the club each month. The Covid situation is slowly easing back to life as we knew it, but the compliance gets more complicated every day. Macca and I continue to read through the latest updates on the COVID situation. The club's COVID plan is revised weekly, currently at revision 15! We are trying our hardest to get everything back to the pre-Covid way ASAP.

The club rooms and toilets can be opened now with reduced capacity. Hopefully, you have read the eFlash notices recently; these have outlined that the change rooms are open during club events to members. You will need to scan your key fob as you enter the change rooms as this acts as our contact tracing register.

Some of the committee and bar crew are meeting this week to discuss the opening of the bar. There are many parts to this process and we need to make sure that we have all the rules covered before opening. The only thing that is certain with the bar at the moment is that if it opens it will be at a greatly reduce capacity.

Now that we can sail again there is a season calendar up on the web site. This season we will be racing as follows:
  • Divisional racing on the first and third Sunday of the month. Windward return courses back to back for all divisions.
  • Club Championship racing on the second and fifth Sunday of the month. Triangle course with everyone racing each other.
  • Long distance/trophy races on the fourth Sunday of the month. We will endeavor to give everyone a week's notice as to which long distance race will be run.

  • These Sunday races are always more fun with more boats on the water, so please get out and support these events. As a bonus if you sail well you win big shiny trophies!

    Andrew

    Updated: 4 Dec 2020 6:54am by David Parish

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    In this issue:

    Sailing Calendar

    A crowded windward mark in Twilight 24 Nov
    A crowded windward mark in Twilight 24 Nov

    December
    01, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing/Female Skippers race (abandoned)
    03, Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
    06, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional Race
    08, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
    10, Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
    13, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship Race
    15, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
    17, Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
    20, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional race
    22, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
    27, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Long distance Trophy Race
    29, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing

    January, 2021
    03, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional race
    04-07, Monday-Thursday, 0900 hrs: GLYC Summer Tackers Program
    05, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing/Female Skippers race
    07, Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
    10, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship race
    12, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
    14, Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
    17, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Divisional racing
    19, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
    21, Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
    24, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Long Distance Trophy race
    26, Tuesday, 1700 hrs: Twilight Sailing
    28, Thursday, 1300 hrs: Ancient Mariners
    31, Sunday, 1400 hrs: Club Championship race

    Regatta:
    23-26, Saturday thru Tuesday, 1000 hrs, January, 2021: WASZP Nationals

    Updated: 5 Dec 2020 5:36pm by James Frecheville

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    Vice Commodore's Report

    Junior with Nick Rutter has done well in the Twilignts
    Junior with Nick Rutter has done well in
    the Twilignts

    The months of October and November are traditionally the periods of strong winds and they have sure lived up to their reputation this year. We have had wind damage to the tower and some boats damaged. Race management has had it issues deciding to race or cancel and on several occasions have been forced to cancel all sailing for the day or transfer it to the alternate sailing days; however, we have also had some excellent sailing days which makes up for all the frustration.

    Support Boats
    With the sailing season finally now fully commenced, the boat group have been busy making sure everything is working and all the boat equipment is up to the job. (Thanks to Dave B, and Mark A)
    We have had non-regular crews on the some of the support boats (due to COVIDSafe requirements), and I would like to thank those members for stepping up and carrying the load. I am happy to say that our regular volunteers are now able to return to the boats and we welcome them back.

    Ancient Mariners
    Ancient Mariners have had good numbers attending and some new members joining this happy bunch of sailors. We were able to get all our sails in for the month including a Ladies Skippers race which is a first for AM sailing.

    The long period off the water resulted in several incidents occurring on the water that shows you can get out of practice very easily. With Australian Sailing now allowing full crews and removing the requirement to social distance it should help get us back to normal sailing.

    We still have an obligation to record crews, therefore the register is still operational; so if you have not yet registered your crew please let Russ or myself know and we will arrange it for you.

    Reopening of the Clubhouse/Bar
    The season to date had been frustrating without having access to the club facilities and we all miss the social side of our club. Well, the good news is that a sub-committee has submitted it recommendations to reopen and the bar is starting to be restocked.

    Busy bee working bee
    Busy bee working bee

    It will not be business as usual as we still have to meet the Governments COVIDSafe requirements which requires some major challenges in the way we operate. I am confident that we, as club members can work though them but some of requirements will not be easy. This is a quick look at some of the requirements:
  • Only members will be allowed in on sailing days;
  • There will be limited seating available (to the numbers allowed under the Regulations), and tables and chairs will not be allowed to be moved;
  • Once you enter you must be seated unless at the bar getting drinks. If all chairs are taken then we are unable to accommodate any more until someone leaves;
  • Only 4 members at any one time at the bar. (2 being served and 2 waiting). Normal social distancing to be maintained
  • Masks must be carried in the clubrooms and must be worn while queuing at the bar;
  • Entrance & exit to the hall and veranda is though the main front door by fob or QR code
  • All other doors are for emergency exits with exception of the south east siding door to the veranda as that is the only access to the veranda. Both sets of steps will be roped off
  • Traffic flows must be observed for entry and exits for the building and to the bar;
  • The building will to be sanitised after each event

  • These are the main points but a detailed email will be sent out showing the requirements and reasons. I can assure you we have only made it so we cover our legal and alcohol licence responsibilities.
    We are aiming at having everything in place to re-open on Tuesday 15th December - just in time for Christmas.

    MPONR
    Planning is well ahead for this event and I have the responsibility to arrange volunteers to operate the support boats for it, so if anyone can assist us on the lead up and during the race please give me a call...I would love to hear from you! If it is your first time doing this type of role I will make sure you are with an experienced skipper.

    Macca

    Updated: 5 Dec 2020 4:25pm by Christie Arras


    Working Bee Success

    Ta dum!
    Ta dum!

    Saturday the 28th a talented crew of sailors gathered to lower the flagpole for maintenance. The crew consisted of Ian MacDonald, Ron Peel, Norbert Hrouda, Gerry Van Maanen, Rob Van Dijk and I. After much discussion a method for lowering the flagpole was agreed upon and with the help of some mechanical assistance the flagpole was lowered. Once lowered the flagpole was stripped of lines and fittings and sanded back. Three coats of paint were applied and the flagpole was looking great. Sunday was going to be a race day so no working bee was planned.

    Monday was a combined working bee for the garden and to raise the flagpole. It took some time to reassemble the flagpole and thanks to Dave Parish's splicing skills, new lines were installed for the flags. Without much difficulty the flagpole was back in place only to discover one of the lines was not placed correctly so down it came and then back up again.

    Meanwhile Neil Smith and David Cree worked on the slew hoist. The hoist required sanding, scraping and painting. Joan and John Eaton worked tirelessly on the garden bed along the Esplanade pulling weeds and edging along the walkway. Warick Hall mowed the lawns and raked leaves. By the end of the working bee we had a full trailer of green waste.

    Hamish Sutherland came on Tuesday to finish the edging, so the club looks well loved now. When we get closer to a full covid safe opening of the club we will need to have another working bee that will focus on the clubhouse.

    Jim Callahan

    Updated: 4 Dec 2020 6:31am by Tim Shepperd

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    OTB Cup results

    (Alias the Covid Cup)

    Ned and Tegwyn on Open Skiff and Louise on Never Too Old enjoying her Shark sail on the Sabre
    Ned and Tegwyn on Open Skiff and Louise on
    Never Too Old enjoying her Shark sail on
    the Sabre

    Over the past few Sundays the Covid Cup has been run.

    Week one saw eight boats make the start line.

    With a steady 10knots of breeze, Jack and Neil powered around the course on the Tornado comfortably winning both races. Oskar showed some great boat handling after a long break and really started to get his Mozzie going in the second race.

    In Division two Taj showed that he had been getting in some practice, winning the first race by almost a minute and a half over Brian. Race two showed that Brian had warmed up and he took a narrow win over Taj. These two managed to squeeze in a short third race and Brian cruised home with a 20 second win.

    Tegwyn and Ned had two races that were almost identical. Tegwyn led up the first work in both races; neither of them gained on the down wind. Around the bottom mark Ned had more height and speed and was leading after the first cross heading up to the finish. This is where the races differed: race one Ned capsized on the final tack before the finish leaving an opening for Tegwyn to slip past and take the win. Race two saw the lead change several times and heading up to the finish, Tegwyn was in the lead coming into the final tack but got stuck in irons and Ned raced past to get the win.

    Eleven boats made the start line for a very warm race day two.

    The breeze seemed to fluctuate from 3 knots up to 8 or 9 knots out of the north east. When the sun was out it was very very warm: those who wore wetsuits regretted their decision all day. Taj and Oskar were seen passing out drink bottles between races to make sure people stayed hydrated.

    Each division got three races in. Division One started the day with five boats: a Tornado, two Mozzie's, an A Class, and a Waszp. The foiling boats struggled in the light breeze and went home early. Race one saw Jack and Neil on the Tornado win. Race two was won by another Maskiell; this time Gary did everything right to get top spot on the podium with a 19 second win over Tim Shepperd. Tim got revenge in race three taking the win by 12 seconds over Gary.

    Division two had three starters. The Rainey's proved that down wind speed trumps all. They got out to an early lead in race one and left it to Brian and Andrew to fight it out for the minor placings. Race two saw Brian get off to a flying start only to be reeled in on the down wind drift. Andrew led the fleet around the windward mark in race three after lucking out with more pressure on the left side of the course. It wasn't until the second down wind that the Flying Fifteen rolled past. So, the Raineys took top spot on the podium in all three races.

    Fleet in Sunday's OTB Covid Cup
    Fleet in Sunday's OTB Covid Cup


    Division three had the three boats with red tops on their sails (a Saber and two Open skiffs). Louise took a little while to get her Saber going after a long break but slowly pulled past Ned and Tegwyn to take line honors in race one. Corrected time saw Tegwyn take the win followed by Ned. Race two saw Louise lead from start to finish; Ned got off to a slow start but continued his recent form and had a great last work. He gained 25 seconds on Tegwyn up the work to trail her by a boat length over the line. Race three saw Tegwyn lead the fleet around every mark, showing that the lighter conditions really do suit the feather weights. Louise finally managed to catch her right at the line; two seconds was the official gap over the line. Louise ended the day with line honors in each race, Tegwyn took three wins on corrected time.

    The final race day saw 9 boats out enjoying the sun.

    The breeze started at around 8 knots and slowly faded over the day. The cat division saw Mick and Di back out on the race track for the first time this season; it wasn't really their type of weather and they retired after the first race. Gary, Darren (on his new boat) and Tim had a great battle in race one with 14 seconds separating the three of them on corrected time. Race two saw saw Garry make the most of every little puff going down wind and he comfortable won with Darren second and Tim third.

    Division two saw the first appearance of a trailer sailer in the Covid cup. Andrew and Dale on QLD tried to keep pace with the Raineys to no avail. In both races Craig and Ian showed superior speed around the course to win both races. Brian was seen at the start line of both races but decided swimming was a better option than racing and he retired from both races.

    Division three saw the first appearance of a Shark (a Sabre with a modernised sail plan) and an RS Feva in the series. Louise looked much more comfortable with the Shark sail plan and this showed with a huge improvement in boat speed over the previous week. It is great to see her enjoying racing and improving every week. Ned and Tegwyn sailed the Feva for a change and did well in the new boat. This was their first race together on a spinnaker boat. They showed good upwind speed and comfortably won the first race. Race two saw Louise fly on the down wind over taking the kids and holding the lead to the finish.

    A big thank you to Jacqui and Zoe for running the starts for the series, and to Oskar, Taj, Jack and Neil for setting the courses and in between race coaching.

    Andrew

    Updated: 5 Dec 2020 2:04pm by Christie Arras


    Tackers in January 2021

    Monday 4 – Friday 8 January 2021

    Jack Felsenthal wins NSW Waszp States 2020 at the Woollahra Sailing Club
    Jack Felsenthal wins NSW Waszp States 2020
    at the Woollahra Sailing Club

    We are gearing up to run Summer Tacker and Adult / Teen Learn to sail. The scheduled dates are Monday 4 - Friday 8 January 2021...so get in quick as we have very limited numbers due to social distancing and COVID requirements. Registrations are open from 6.00pm Sunday 14 November 2020 and can be done online through the link on the GLYC website.

    https://sailglyc.com/tackers-school-holiday-program/

    Select the course you wish to register and follow the prompts. If you or your child has done a course previously do a 'look up my existing number' to source your AS number if not, then you can register as a new member.

    Lyn

    Updated: 5 Dec 2020 5:23pm by Christie Arras


    Rules Corner

    It's a stern chaser, not a bum chaser on 24 November
    It's a stern chaser, not a bum chaser on
    24 November

    Now we have been let out of a lot of COVID restrictions loads of recreational boating can be expected. A couple of years ago I saw a boat that was racing yelling and swearing at a cruising yacht that was in the way of the racing yacht wishing to round a buoy. The racing yacht was in the wrong for many reasons and Case 67 describes all the issues quite succinctly. Many Sailing Instructions contain when and where the IRPCAS apply. Quite often you will see SI saying that the RRS do not apply between the hours of sunset and sunrise (as defined by the almanac).


    CASE 67
    Preamble to Part 2.
    Rule 69.2, Misconduct: Action by a Protest Committee

    When a boat is racing and meets a vessel that is not, both are bound by the government right-of-way rules. When, under those rules, the boat racing is required to keep clear but intentionally hits the other boat, she commits an act of misconduct.

    Facts
    Under the government right-of-way rules applicable, W, a boat that was racing, was required to keep clear of a sailing vessel to leeward, L, that was not racing. W wished to sail a lower course to a mark and hailed L, which refused to respond. W then intentionally hit L by bumping her boom against L several times, thereby causing damage.
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    L informed the race committee of W's behaviour. The race committee protested W, and a hearing was called. W was disqualified for breaking
    Rules 11 and 14. W appealed on the grounds that the racing rules did not apply, and consequently the protest committee was not entitled to disqualify her.

    Decision
    W's appeal is dismissed. The preamble to Part 2 of the racing rules makes it clear that, when W met L, W was required to comply with the government right-of-way rules. Moreover, W was also subject to the racing rules other than those of Part 2. W did not comply with the government rules and, by intentionally hitting and damaging L, committed an act of misconduct (see rules 69.1(b)(1) and 69.1(b)(2)).

    The decision of the protest committee is upheld, but W is disqualified under the government rule(s) applicable and not under racing rule 11 or rule 14. Both those rules are rules of Part 2, which would have applied only if both boats had been intending to race, were racing, or had been racing. W also committed an act of misconduct, so it would have been appropriate for the protest committee to call a hearing under rule 69.2.
    NED 2/1982

    Merry Christmas everyone

    Regards
    Hugh

    Updated: 5 Dec 2020 4:14pm by Christie Arras


    News Flash

    Club Training Boats For Sale

    Students from Bairnsdale Primary 754 prepare to go out on the water in the Tackers Learn to Sail Program
    Students from Bairnsdale Primary 754
    prepare to go out on the water in the
    Tackers Learn to Sail Program

    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: 5 Dec 2020 2:20pm by Christie Arras


    Warning for 90 Mile Beach

    Attention cruisers: Ross River Fever found in mosquitos

    A health warning has been issued after Ross River virus was detected in mosquitoes in the Gippsland area of Victoria.

    The mosquito-borne disease has been found in the Gippsland Lakes area around Ninety Mile Beach.

    Symptoms of Ross River virus include joint pain and stiffness, headache, fever, rash and fatigue.

    Residents and visitors to the area are being advised on how to protect themselves from these type of viruses.

    "The best protection from these diseases is to avoid mosquito bites," Victoria Health said.

    "Protective measures include regularly using mosquito repellent containing picaridin or DEET on all exposed skin, wearing long, loose-fitting clothing when outside, and ensuring accommodation, including tents, are properly fitted with mosquito nettings or screens.

    "A blood test early in the illness can indicate potential acute infection and should be repeated two weeks later for confirmation."

    A health warning has been issued after Ross River virus was detected in mosquitoes in the Gippsland area of Victoria.

    The mosquito-borne disease has been found in the Gippsland Lakes area around Ninety Mile Beach.

    Symptoms of Ross River virus include joint pain and stiffness, headache, fever, rash and fatigue.

    Residents and visitors to the area are being advised on how to protect themselves from these type of viruses.

    "The best protection from these diseases is to avoid mosquito bites," Victoria Health said.

    "Protective measures include regularly using mosquito repellent containing picaridin or DEET on all exposed skin, wearing long, loose-fitting clothing when outside, and ensuring accommodation, including tents, are properly fitted with mosquito nettings or screens.

    "A blood test early in the illness can indicate potential acute infection and should be repeated two weeks later for confirmation."

    From 7NEWS.com.au

    Updated: 5 Dec 2020 5:03pm by Christie Arras


    Club Merchandise 2019 - 2020

    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 (Male and female) - $35
    SS Polo Shirts (Male and female) - $30
    GLYC Waterproof Jackets - $80
    GLYC Mens Ties - $10
    GLYC Stubby Holders - $10
    GLYC Caps & Winter Beanies - $15
    GLYC Sleeveless Vests (Blue) - $50
    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: 6 Dec 2020 7:15am by Christie Arras


    Pics of GLYC sailing on GLYC Facebook page

    Coming out of Covid lockdown - bearded and out of shape!
    Coming out of Covid lockdown - bearded and
    out of shape!

    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: 5 Dec 2020 12:21pm by Tim Shepperd


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

    Club phone03 5156 6864
    Emailglyc@sailglyc.com
    Websitewww.sailglyc.com

    Flag Officers

    Committee

    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 CommitteeNeil Smith0438 449 122
    Wanderer (not on Committee)Christie Arras [WANDERER and EFLASH]03 5156 7861
    Hall HireWendy Gardiner
    BoatsIan McDonald
    YardJim Callahan
    HouseNorbert Hrouda

    Classifieds:
    FlyingFifteen for sale

    Sail #3247
    Bill Shand hull
    Several sets of sails with one new set hardly used

    Contact: Fred Steinkeller
    Phone: 0413 867646

    Wild Weasel - Minnow

    Wild Weasel, sail #453
    Recently sanded and painted,
    all ready to go timber boat,
    great for beginners.
    Every thing included including trolley and cover.

    Contact: Andy Booth
    Phone: 0457914606

    Beaut-ute RL24 for sale

    "RL24 mk1
    'Beaut-ute'
    Reg. JV421
    Hull, Rigging,Trailer {unregistered}
    & Most Safety Gear.
    Any offer.
    Thanks George

    Contact: George McCloud
    Phone: 0438 326 570

    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.
    $11,500


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

    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
    0423798195
    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
    Includes:
    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

    Contact:
    Steve (0411 037 418) or Taj (0473 260 123)

    Contact: Taj and Steve Duff
    Phone: 0411 037 418