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Club Marine has provided an excellent article detailing safety and considerations that members should be aware of, around the marina. The article includes practical insights based on the experience of Club Marine National Claims Technical Manager Phil Johnson.
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ALL YOU CAN EAT ITALIAN DINNER!
Tonight's all you can eat Italian dinner is fully booked. It's going to be a fabulous evening and the menu sounds scrumptious.
MARINA 1st BIRTHDAY PARTY
Reminder that this Sunday 1st Feb is our RMYS 1st birthday Marina Party!
Featuring “The Titanics” from 5pm.
BYO everything including all your mates!!
Sausage sizzle and soft drinks available for purchase.
The party will go on rain hail or shine!
If the weather is inclement the party will adjourn to the Members Bar.
See you all then!
On behalf of the members of RMYS, I congratulate Murray on his being awarded an AM in the Australia Day honours. He is now a Member of the Order of Australia.
Murray has been awarded the honour for significant service to property and commercial law, particularly to national reform initiatives, and to legal professional bodies. From an RMYS point of view, Murray attended to our legal needs as honorary solicitor for nearly 30 years until mid-2014.
The full details of the award and Murray’s significant contribution to law reform can be found here.
Nineteen RMYS boats competed in the passage race to Geelong last friday, it was a fantastic sight watching the fleet of over 200 boats line up for the start line. Most finished the race by 2.30pm.
Mrs Overnewton had a great day collecting a 1st in the passage race down to Geelong and taking out 5th position overall in the Cruising Spinnaker Div 3 for the series.
RMYS finished 2nd in the Teams Racing EHS Division thanks to Ellipse, Jazz Player and Take Five
Click here for all results.
Click here for video supplied by Lawson Xie from Adamant - Passage Race to Geelong
Perfect sailing conditions encouraged 40 boats out on the water for the Twilight racing last Wednesday. Race Officers sent the fleet on Course 6 over 7.4 nautical miles. The wind was from the south at between 14 and 20 knots.
Best start for Race 2 was awarded to Revenge on 0 seconds.
Pursuit fleet results: Troubleshooters LA Nangle saw visitors Femme Fatal (Rob Marshall) from Magnetic Island take out first place. Welcome to RMYS, Rob.
The word on the marina was “Let’s do it again next year!!”
So … Happy 1st Birthday, RMYS Marina!
Join us on the marina for fun and frivolity in celebrating our marina's first birthday!
Sunday 1 February 2015 at 5pm.
Featuring our very own members' band, “The Titanics”!
Sausage sizzle available for purchase on the marina. BYO everything else!
food&desire will have drinks available for purchase from the Olympic Bar.
Members and their guests are invited to enjoy a casual and relaxed evening of Italian food and unlimited drinks from 7-9pm.
Pasta, Gnocchi and salad with house wines, tap beer and cider ~ $35 per person
Bookings are essential as this will sure to be a capacity event firstname.lastname@example.org or 9534 0227
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Ever wanted to know what goes through the mind of a Race Officer and how they are trained? Would you like to gain a better understanding of race management or become a race management volunteer?
RMYS is now accepting expressions of interest from people who would like to complete a Club Race Officer course, which is to be held at RMYS. This course will be subsidised 100% by RMYS.
Through the six years of Stonehavens that I have been a part of, King Island always stood out for me as the most unique experience. The 2015 Stonehaven cup hosted by King Island was no exception, and I can safely say that all the members of RMYS’s junior squad felt the same. We had incredible weather, and got in all the races without a hitch. Although we sadly didn’t win (placed 8th, 10th and 12th), we all had a blast and that’s what the Stonehaven is all about.
The Sailing Committee would like to hear from Parent/Child combinations who would be interested in competing in the inaugural “RMYS Parents vs. Kids Race”.
The event will be held on Sunday 1 March from 12noon. The teams will compete in S80s.
There will be 3 races. Most likely laid, windward/leeward courses.
Club Marine’s Cash to Splash campaign is well underway, with scores of Club Marine members around Australia joining the growing number of those already in the draw to win one of two $5000 cash prizes. So far, seven lucky Club Marine members are already winners, with each taking home a $500 Westfield gift card.
What would you do with an extra $5000 cash to splash this summer? The possibilities are endless, from lashing out on new fishing gear, to overhauling the sails, upgrading the outboard or maybe a boatload of new water toys the whole family can enjoy
An update for those of you who have seen the news about the boat fire in our marina:
The fire occurred in pen F1 (at the end of F row nearest the main walkway). All owners of boats that were potentially at risk have been contacted. The fire is under control, everyone is safe and the Police and Fire Brigade have the situation in hand. The pier is currently not accessible to pedestrians while they continue their work.
Please contact Rod Austin on 0477 522 750 or Lou Hutton on 0438 304 130 if you are a boat owner and you have any concerns.
Please note the Marina will be closed to Public access today (Wednesday 21st January)
The Troubleshooters LA Nangle, Adventureware Terry Hill AMS and the Horizon Sails Spinnaker Series II kicked off with a blustery race with winds between 24-30 knots from the West-Southwest.
Myaura and Sea Eagle were scored OCS in the pursuit race and Xit Strategy managed a return.
First place for the LA Nangle and best start were claimed by Bushido, with 13 seconds for the best start.
As 2014 Club of the Year, the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron is delighted to announce a new sponsorship with Australia's leading online sailing and adventure business.
AdventureWare is now RMYS' Preferred Supplier of marine hardware and safety equipment.
Under the agreement, AdventureWare will provide an online store located at RMYS for the convenience of members who will be able to browse and purchase more than 15,000 items from leading suppliers including Harken, Spinlock, Wichard, Burke, Henri Lloyd, Zhik, Musto, Uniden, Gill, Ocean Signals and many more.
"AdventureWare is the combined trading name for Adventure Safety and Adventure Hardware, businesses that have provided invaluable support to key RMYS programs, including the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta, the Youth Sailing program, and our members' very active participation in off-shore races," RMYS general manager Rod Austin said.
"AdventureWare's support of RMYS reflects our admiration for the club and their progressive and inclusive spirit," AdventureWare's Jeff Dusting said. "RMYS has led the way in actively welcoming and involving members and guests from all walks of life and introducing that to sailing. Their approach to improvement and innovation mirrors out".
About AdventureWare: Following the loss of his yacht Inception during the 2011 ORCV Melbourne to Port Fairy race, skipper Jeff Dusting developed two online businesses to support safety in sailing and adventure sports. In 2014 the businesses merged to become AdventureWare, Australia's leading online supplier of adventure sports products and services.
The Progressive dinners we’ve held previously have all been good fun. Last Saturday was one of the best! Culinary efforts were up to the usual standards. The party degenerated with people rocking and bopping from boat to boat. And everyone was very well the following morning. Those of you who missed out, make sure don’t next time! If you wish to see more incrementing evidence… check out the photos.
Many RMYS members proudly represented the Squadron in Australian and Victorian Championships in early January.
Racing for 2015 kicked off in exciting style on 7 January. The Club Captain's Invitational was held in 12-18 knots of north-northeasterly breeze, with gusts of up to 32 knots around 7pm. Luckily the thunderstorms and heavy rain of earlier in the day stayed away for racing.
A few of the 29-boat fleet were recalled, but all returned to start correctly. Red Dog (pictured) was the victor on the day, with Vagrant in second place and Eureka third.
Summer Progressive Dinner is ON!!
After racing on Saturday 17 January, we’ll cruise to Docklands for an evening of summer fun.
Dinner from boat to boat, sampling the culinary wonders from Squadron members.
We are also proposing a breakfast cruise up the river to Herring Island on Sunday morning in the William Pat, followed by a cruise back to the Squadron on Sunday afternoon.
Please let us know of your interest so we can start planning numbers.
Boat owners, please let us know if you can take extra crew for those who don’t want to walk!!
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Twelve yachts from RMYS competed in the annual Cock of the Bay from Port Melbourne to Blairgowrie this year.
The 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart yacht race was an interesting one with competitors experiencing many different conditions. Particularly frustrating for some was the storm that hit the finish line about lunchtime on 29 December, pushing yachts back down the river.
There were 119 starters on the line on Boxing Day in Sydney, though unfortunately, 14 yachts, Tina of Melbourne among them, did not finish the race.