The twilight season concluded last Wednesday.
Winter midweek racing commences at 2pm today.
Please be reminded that there is no twilight racing at RMYS tonight.
The twilight season concluded last Wednesday.
Winter midweek racing commences at 2pm today.
Eight yachts comprising a total of 35 crew departed Friday evening of the Labour day long weekend to arrive at either Portsea or Queenscliff cruising yacht club for an 8:30 am Saturday departure through Port Phillip Heads.
For some it was a first time outside the heads in their newly acquired yachts "Gracie", a Jenneau 36, completed the weekend two handed, including the Sunday afternoon race. Vagabond enjoyed drinks on the sand and the Paella Kings cooked up a feast on Saturday night.
Conditions homeward bound were a little more challenging for some with a 5 am departure from Flinders in a 15-20 knot Southerly. The early departure this year being necessary to enable a safer entry to Port Phillip heads.
A big thank you to Flinders Yacht Club for hosting RMYS for yet another successful Flinders Cruise.
It's was a huge week at RMYS!
Unfortunately, Wednesday's twilight sprint, sponsored by Claims Resolution Group was cancelled due to a gale warning. Thank you to Claims Resolution Group for sponsoring the series.
Winter Wednesdays kick off tomorrow with the UNi-Pro Midweek Mariners, the Doctors of Northcote Winter Spinnaker Series (AMS & IRC) and Overnewton Trophy Winter Spinnaker Series (PHS).
The Winter NORs are now available here.
Winter Entry is available here.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday saw the School Teams Racing State Championships take place inside the RMYS harbour.
The competing schools were: Brighton Grammar, St Leonard's College, St Michael's Grammar School, Peninsula Grammar, Mentone Grammar, Haileybury College, Toorak College, Albert Park College, Scotch College, Xavier College, St Bedes College, Geelong Grammar, Firbank Grammar School, McKinnon Secondary College, Dromana College and Star of the Sea College.
Division 2 and 3 completed 96 races during their round robin on Thursday, followed by Div 1 smashing out 66 races between 9.15am and 1pm on Friday. On Saturday the weather was not on our side. 80 races were scheduled, but the dubious weather conditions, including lightning, kept the fleet ashore for a number of hours, reducing the schedule to 40 races.
A big thank you goes out to all of the volunteers who helped make the event successful, including the following from RMYS: Alex Simopoulos, Sabina Rosser, Ian Lodewyckx, Roger Hatten, Michael Morse, Terry Hart, Andrew Gluth, Julie Cutler, Alistair Hart, Emma Wagner, Tom Ely and Paul Dunstan.
Congratulations to all the students who took part.
Div 1 Winners - Brighton Grammar
Div 2 Winners - Trinity Grammar
Div 3 Winners - St Leonard's College
Krystal Weir Trophy (leading girls team) - Toorak College
John Middleton Trophy (Div 1 weekly series) - Brighton Grammar
Helen Middleton Trophy (Div 2 weekly series) - St Michael's Grammar School
You can view more photos taken by Alex McKinnon on the School Teams Sailing Facebook page.
On Saturday we also hosted the Nautilus Marine & Sundance Marine Beneteau Regatta.
17 boats and their crew enjoyed lunch in the Harbour Room, followed by a leisurely race around fixed marks before heading to Docklands for the evening festivities. Thank you to Ross Flood, Fontessa Brusse and Russell Nathan for running the race.
The Squadron Sunday, which had a line up of 5 boats set to compete was also cancelled due to a gale warning. The next one is scheduled for Sunday 29 April.
April is almost upon us and with that comes winter trading hours for the Olympic Bar.
Please note that Wednesday 28 March will run under winter trading hours as will Easter Saturday.
Changes to the bar hours for special events will be advertised in eBreeze.
2XUTriathlon Series 2017/18 Race 6
Date: Sunday 8 April 2018
Time: 6 am to 11.30 am
Location: Catani Gardens, St Kilda
Road closures in place: Beaconsfield Parade from Kerford Rd, Beaconsfield Parade, Marine Parade, Jacka Boulevard, Point Ormond Avenue and Ormond Esplanade to St Kilda St of, Elwood. (Includes north end of Pier Road)
This two-storey building was designed by a member, J.P. Kennison, and opened by Past Commodore Louis Meyer on 24th June 1905, making the yacht club one of the first in Australia to have an on-site clubhouse.
In May 1924 His Majesty King George V conferred on the Club the prefix ‘Royal’. With membership increasing, the Club had once more outgrown its facilities and celebrated its Golden Jubilee with the opening of a new clubhouse on 23rd October 1926, the Foundation Stone having been laid by the Governor General, Lord Stonehaven. This building, refurbished and extended, is the home of RMYS today.
Soon after the opening, more than 1,200 members and visitors were at the Club when the Duke and Duchess of York (later King George VI and Queen Elizabeth), landed at St Kilda. One of the most momentous years in the Club’s history was 1956, when Melbourne hosted the Olympic Games. Royal St Kilda Yacht Club was chosen as the Executive Headquarters for the yachting section of the Games and the victory ceremony and presentation of medals took place on the lawns.
The Royal St Kilda Yacht Club amalgamated with the St Kilda 14 ft Sailing Club on 6th November 1961, an historic day for the Club as it also officially changed its name to the Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron. (Article extracted from Pg 8, Official RMYS Club Brochure 2016 - 2017)
To read more check out our official club brochure online www.rmys.com.au/club-brochure.html
The 2018 Winter Season kicks off on Wednesday with race 1 of the UNi-Pro Midweek Mariners Series I, the Doctors of Northcote Winter Spinnaker Series (AMS and IRC) and the Overnewton Trophy Winter Spinnaker Series (PHS).
The 2018 Winter NOR is available here.
It includes the Wednesday races, JH McDonald and Winter Mixed Series.
Entry is here.
The Winter Spinnaker Series NOR is here.
It is the Saturday spinnaker series run in conjunction with the HBYC Brass Monkey Series.
Entry is coming soon.
The RMYS Two Handed Winter Series NOR is here.
Entry is here.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email to email@example.com or call me in the office on 9534 0227.
A cream bimini cover was left in the change room foyer on Saturday afternoon and was not there on Monday. It is folded and has Trevor Burridge’s name on it.
If you have seen it or know where it is please contact the office or Trevor.
ORCV hosted the King Island Yacht Race last weekend.
Addiction, Arcadia, Voodoo and Weekend Option all headed south for the steak sandwiches, cheese and fun.
Below is a wrap up of the RMYS results. For full results, please click here.
Wednesday's penultimate twilight race, sponsored by Claims Resolution Group, was a lovely night on the water with 40 boats turning out.
Saturday was day 7 of the Nautilus Marine Series. One race was held and the RMYS boats claimed some great scores. Check out the results here.
The Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong was hosted by Royal Geelong Yacht Club over the long weekend.
Dingo, Ettrick and Snow Goose all went down as part of the Tumlaren fleet. In the Classic Yacht fleet RMYS was represented by Boambillee and Windward II and Swan took part in the Couta Boat series. You can view all the results here.
Una J didn't race, but did win top honours in the concours d’elegance.
We would like to invite you to participate in BLiSS 2018 which incorporates race 5 of the PPWCS.
The BLiSS is in its 10th year and to celebrate our regatta sponsor AMS yacht racing are providing a FREE GIFT to you, your crew and your friends. Everyone is welcome.
On Sunday 25 March take the opportunity to come along to our free full day of training with Gavin Dagley (experienced coach and Grand Master World Champion in 2016).
The classroom theory starts at RBYC at 9:00h, with a sausage sizzle for lunch before heading out on the water for the practical training, race and mentoring in the afternoon. Following the race there will be a debrief in the member's bar around 17:00h where the video footage from the practical training sessions will be reviewed and discussed.
To view the full training schedule click here.
To book your place at the training click here.
For full details of the BLiSS regatta being held on the 28 & 29 April go to the website.
Bring your boat. Your crew and your friends. All levels of experience will be catered for.
If you are looking to participate in the training as crew, but haven’t already got a boat to go on, come along to the training and you will be placed on a boat for the day.
If you have any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope you can make it!
Ms Tracey Baldwin
(on behalf of the BLiSS committee)
Enjoy Sailing, Sustenance and Song here at RMYS in the Olympic Bar this Sunday.
Lunch booking cut off is 2pm - Thursday 22nd March, 2018.
Let us know if you can make it by calling the office, or sending an email to email@example.com
The Sailing is relaxed pursuit racing, more sailing in company really, and not everyone needs to sail to come in and enjoy a beautiful lunch and live music throughout the afternoon. What a great way to spend our last Sunday of Summer.
Bring family, friends, hangers on, all welcome, no day passes needed.
The race starts from the tower at 10:30am
Lunch commencing at 12:30pm and music starting about music starts 1:30pm.
Click to VIEW MENU . $25 per head
If any members have allergies or special requests please advise Jan in the office 10 working days prior to the event.
Cancellation & no-show policy
Any cancellations or no-shows will incur a late booking fee of $16.50. This fee will be charged to your account.
Bookings now open for our next Squadron Sunday Lunch in Sunday 25th March. A great way to spend time with your friends and family. Check out the menu below. More details to follow...
To book email Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Would you like to try a beginner course or brush up on your helming skills in dinghies and keelboats?
Don’t be shy, give us a call, now is the best time of year to do it!
Upcoming course dates
Tues evenings 10th, 17th, 24th & Wed 18th (HF only session)
Tues evenings 12th, 19th, 26th & Thurs 21st (HF session only)
Marine radio -We offer the internationally approved VHF (Short Range) or VHF + HF (Long Range) courses with a focus on the practical exercises using our ICOM marine radio equipment.
Power boat handling & Safety Boat courses
April Thursday evenings 12, 29 & Sunday 22
May Saturday 19 & Sunday 20
June Thursdays evenings 7, 14 & Sunday 17
Powerboat handling- Learn how to handle a power boat or improve on your skills of boat handling. This includes obtaining a Victorian Boat licence without further testing. You will also learn more about engines, types of craft, chart and on water navigation
May Friday evening 4th & Saturday 5th
Safety Boat -Develop your powerboat skills so that you can support all water-based activities at sailing clubs, national sailing events, schools and recreation centres. If you want to become a qualified sailing instructor, Australian Sailing Coach (now mandatory) or official, this course is ideal.
The Coastal Navigation course is essential for any crew person participating in coastal of offshore yachting. It is considered mandatory for anyone who wishes to become a skipper and extend their boating adventures beyond protected waters.
This course runs for 6 consecutive weeks.
Spinnaker missing from changeroom lobby
Did anyone accidently pick up a spinnaker from the changeroom lobby?
“Remedy” are missing a spinnaker which was left there after the race on Saturday 13th January.
It would have been in a blue bag with white velcro tape on the top (Royal blue/dark blue) with the name Remedy on it and the sail number S621. The spinnaker itself is all red and has S62 on it.
Any help if anyone has seen it, accidentally moved it etc would be great.
Please contact the Office on 03 9534 0227 if you have seen it.