Please note that no items are to be left in the yard or clubhouse without seeking approval first from RMYS staff.
The exception is sails being left for collection in the changeroom lobby.
We are going through a process of cleaning out all unidentified items, and anything not identified may be disposed of by 1 September.
Temporary storage of items is may be possible if approval is sought first, and the items in question are clearly identified.
An example: Does anyone recognise these boat cushions, which have been stored on top of the lockers in the men's changerooms? If they are not claimed by 1 September, they will be disposed of. If they are not claimed, and anyone wants them, please see Damien.
The team is:
General Manager – Matt Solly
Operations and Marina Manager – Damien Ryan. Damien will assume all operational and administration activities relating to the marina and swing moorings, some of which were carried out by Jan Hurst.
Yard and Slipping Coordinator – Joel Carnes. Joel’s focus is the yard activity and its service to members. He will be the contact for all yard and slipping requirements. Joel is also responsible for all club boat maintenance.
Sailing Coordinator – Liz Haines. Little change, organises all sailing activities. Operates TopYacht racing software. Works Tuesday to Saturday.
Member Services – Jan Hurst. Will sit at our new reception, and will be the first to answer the phone and greet members and other visitors. Maintains membership database and provides extensive office and admin support.
Accounting Coordinator – Phillippa Frazer. Commenced mid-July in a new role combining bookkeeper and contract accountant. Takes the accounting process from data entry to trial balance plus carries out various finance-related tasks.
We have commenced recruiting a casual person to sit at reception every Saturday and Sunday. This new role will properly respond to membership and marina enquiries, assist members in many ways including processing payments and selling merchandise, direct visitors as required and generally provide a friendly and welcoming presence on our busiest day(s). I am happy to receive applications from anyone you know who may be suitable.
The transition to this structure will take some time and we are working towards being settled in our new office with our new structure by the end of September.
Please contact me if you have any questions.
For a limited time these and a large selection of other lifestyle pieces are on sale at 40% off the RRP, so pop down to the Hampton Street store and see the friendly team to get fitted out before they sell out!
Heather, the store manager, will also be competing in Hamilton Island Race Week so if you see her on the island, pop over and say hello!
Commodore: Marcus Coppens
Vice Commodore: Charles Meredith
Rear Commodore: Ian Lodewyckx
Club Captain: Alistair Hart
Hon. Treasurer: Greg Marino
General Committee: James Lynch
We wish the new Committee well in their endeavours.
Go to the AGM 2016 page to view photos and biographies of all of the new office holders.
HBYC waited till 1130, Still no wind. So with 3 whistles we all went home.
So, two firsts for the Classics: a mid-race abandonment for a restart and a boat throwing out an anchor to hold position.
On the bright side is a Windward II story:
Some time ago Jim Woods received a Windward II plaque from an old crewman from her racing days on Sydney Harbour. At the time Jim described his thoughts on receiving this plaque. "Up there with best birthday present and it will go back on Windward II where it belongs" was Jim's comment. So take a look at the plaque after being restored by Scotia Engraving.
We also have a story on the Uira Trophy and the yacht Uira, currently under restoration by a CYAA member in Melbourne, Peter Denniston. One year, 1988-89, when the Uira Trophy for Tumlarens was active it was won by Aclorean, then raced by Phil Atkins. Being a perpetual trophy, the winner always received a take-home trophy. This was in the form of an inscribed crystal bowl. Phil recently passed this take-home trophy over to Peter Denniston to help the story of Uira and her time at RMYS to be more than a memory. One day Uira will return to racing at RMYS as she did in the 1880s and 1890s.
Designed by Tony Castro, Tenacious is the largest wooden tall ship of her kind in the world. Launched on 4 February 2000, Tenacious undertook her maiden voyage in September that year and since then has sailed 238,755 nautical miles and taken 13,000 people to sea. Of these nearly 5,000 people were physically disabled and 1,400 were wheelchair users. Their disabilities included Cerebral Palsy, Multiple Sclerosis, Spina Bifida, Paraplegia and many more.
Please note that Tenacious is a ship and is confined to commercial shipping channels and has limited manoeuvrability. Private vessels going out to cruise with her should maintain a safe distance at all times and observe the rules regarding commercial shipping and channels in Port Phillip.
Check out the links below for more information:
Jubilee Sailing Trust in Australia http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/jst-australia/
Tall Ships Victoria http://tallshipsvictoria.org/
About Tenacious http://jst.org.uk/our-tall-ships/tenacious/
Tenacious Fact Sheet http://jst.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Tenacious-Fact-Sheet.pdf
If you have any trouble installing this app, please contact the office.
General Committee: James Lynch
Go to the AGM 2016 page to view photos and biographies of all of the nominees.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM on Saturday 6 August at 1100 in the Harbour Room.
A marine radio is the most useful safety item aboard a vessel and all marine radio users in Australia must be qualified by law. Come and join in this informative and practical evening course held at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron.
Bookings still available. Call Leigh on 0412 196 301 now to reserve your place.
President Matt Allen said that changing the name was not just a branding exercise but makes a clear statement of intent that the organisational reforms well under way are about Sailing gearing itself to compete as a successful sport in Australia.
“Over the past 18 months, Yachting Australia and our Member State Associations have made a huge undertaking in changing to a national governance and streamlined management structure, so we can work with our network of clubs and classes to build a strong and sustainable sport," he said.
“While our Clubs have members who own all types of water craft, sailing represents the major sporting activity that is undertaken and the change to Australian Sailing fully expresses this activity for those in the sport and provides a clearer definition of what we do, to encourage new people to come into our Clubs and discover sailing.”
Looking to the future, Chief Executive Matt Carroll said: “The change of name allows us to fully embrace all types of sailing, from the traditional keelboat and dinghy, to windsurfing and kiteboarding. We need to compete in the market for sport participants, so the change to Sailing is important in presenting our sport as dynamic and appealing to the younger generation and the sporting public.
The change was proposed after consultation by Yachting Australia with the Member Yachting Associations and clubs. A new contemporary script has been used with a repositioning of the sail/wave logo. The name is effective immediately and will be rolled out progressively. There is no change to the Australian Sailing Team name or logo, representing the performance pathway.
A reminder that General Committee members must also be Full Members of RMYS; other members can upgrade to Full Membership in order to be nominated.
You will also receive shortly an email or a postal envelope containing the Squadron's Annual Report and the nomination and proxy voting forms.
We look forward to seeing you at the AGM.
Below are wind roses for Melbourne: winter versus summer. With the prevailing northerlies of winter, your boat will ride the usual gusts better with the bow to the north. If you usually berth with your bow facing south, you may want to consider turning it around.
Full wind roses can be found at: http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/averages/wind/selection_map.shtml
The guest will need to buy a standard $20 Day Pass if they would like to sail with you on another day.