New Website / E Breeze expected in August Changes are on the way as RMYS is moving to our own new wonderful website and away from the Foxsport/Yachting Australia web.
Swing Mooring Open Meeting Thanks to those that attended last week’s meeting 16th July 2014 and we appreciate all those that have also already been in contact prior and post meeting. Click on th...
Sailing Report - 23rd and 26th July Wednesday

Race 7 of the Morse Air Systems Midweek Mariners was challenging for the fleet with light and variable winds.
Gold Anchor Accreditation for Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron The Marina Industries Association (MIA) is pleased to announce that the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) in Victoria has been recognised under the International MIA...

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Sardinia, Croatia and Greece

Hello from Julie and Craig on board Hullabaloo in Greece. Last time we updated our Journal we were in Sardinia in July 2013. I know that makes us look slack but we have been busy sailing and hanging out in the Greek tavern's.
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Keelboat Training Over Winter

Keelboat training courses at RMYS continue over Winter, delivering hardy students for RMYS yachts

This is a quick update for RMYS boat owners and crew. If you’re waiting trained crew for your Spring and Summer campaigns, send to them to us for training now. We’re out there now alongside RMYS Winter races training learn to sail students over the Winter period.
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Elvis is in the Building - Tickets on sale NOW!!! - Friday 29 August at 7pm

Join us in the Harbour Room on Friday 29 August at 7pm for a great show, dancing and dinner.

Mark Andrew – voted Australia’s best Elvis in 2010 - will be performing at his best!

Plus the Showcase legends: Dean Martin, Buddy Holly, Tom Jones and Austin Powers.
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R & R Report Week 22 - Kimberley Arrival

WOW! After months of anticipation, our long awaited arrival in The Kimberley is finally here. We kicked off
with a bang, visiting the spectacular Berkely and King George rivers over the last few days. These first few
steps into The Kimberely have left us all awe-struck and reminded us why we wanted to bring R&R here in the
first place.
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Marine Radio course at RMYS starts Thursday 7th August @ 7 pm. Places available.

Melbourne’s cold weather can be useful for improving your off-water skills, like Marine Radio.

Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy is offering MROVCP (VHF only) and MROCP (VHF + HF) marine radio qualification courses commencing Thursday August 7 th at RMYS at 7.00 pm. The course is conducted over 2 or 3 nights depending on which course level you want to achieve.
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Club Coach Course - 21 August

Yachting Victoria will be running a Club Coach course starting on 21 August. There are generally only one or two of these courses run in a year, so this is a great opportunity for any interested members to upskill.
Please see the link below for further information and enrolment details:

http://www.foxsportspulse.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=0-10099-0-0-0&assoc=10099&sID=319777
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RMYS Team success @ Phuket Race Week

Six RMYS members came together to enjoy the warm weather and racing at the 11th Phuket Raceweek Regatta in July and achieved a 2nd place in the Bareboat charter class. 35 boats competed in the various classes with 400 crew and guests partaking in the racing and the ‘Extravagant Party Nights’
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Club Member of the Year 2014

RMYS survives based on the contributions of our many club members.

Each year we identify a member who has made a significant contribution to RMYS to be awarded the JW Crosbie Trophy for Club Member of the Year.

Nominations now open.
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Mini Jumpstarter

The Club has purchased a mini jump starter which is available for use by Members whenever they require a jump start. The unit is very small – easily transferrable to a boat on the water if the need arises, yet powerful enough to jump start any of the yachts (and most powerboats) in our marina.
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Water Supply Now Available on Marina

The water pipe on St Kilda Pier that burst during storms a few weeks ago has now been repaired. Water is now available again from taps on the floating marina.
Thanks for your patience while this damage was rectified.
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Annual General Meeting 19 July 2014 - New Committee and Minutes

The RMYS Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 19 July.

Four General Committee members retired - Commodore Linda Goldsmith, Rear Commodore Ian Law, Club Captain Matt Setton, and long-standing committee member Amanda Wakeham - with four new members elected unopposed:

Vice Commodore - Marcus Coppens
Club Captain - Thomas Ely
General Committee - James Lynch and Ian Lodewyckx
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HMB Endeavour calling for adventurous crew!

Last week, the Australian National Maritime Museum announced the HMB Endeavour 2014/2015 Voyage Program and which we believe is one of our most exciting programs yet!

The museum has fostered some very special partnerships to bring you an exciting program based on various themes including botany, astronomy, whales and convict history.
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Member Fees Due 31 July 2014

A friendly reminder that 2014-15 member fees are due by the end of this week (31 July).

Please notify Jan Hurst in writing at jan@rmys.com.au if you wish to resign from RMYS, or to change your membership category. Otherwise, as per Squadron rules, you will be liable for the full year's fees.

Thanks for your assistance.
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Safety Category Spot Checks

Safety Category 6 spot checks will be resuming during the month of July to make sure our racing fleet is safe.
Should your yacht be randomly selected from the list of racing yachts, you will be contacted by Sailing Admin, Allicia or one of the members of the Sailing Committee to arrange a suitable time.
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Members Accounts - Early Bird Reward

All members that have paid their membership fees “in full” by Thursday 31 July will go into a raffle to be drawn on Friday 1 August in the Olympic Lounge at 6.30pm. The prizes being 3 x $200 RMYS, Helly Hansen merchandise vouchers.
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A Night with the Chef - Thursday 28 August

RMYS and food&desire are pleased to invite you to A Night with the Chef - a special evening of fun, learning and great food. Please note change of date.
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Money

Members' Lucky Jackpot - $190.00

The RMYS Members' Lucky Jackpot Draw is on again this week, held at the Squadron every Friday evening at 1900 hours. 'Happy Hour' is 1800 to 1900, so come down early for a drink.
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