Members are encouraged to bring one and all to the Members and Friends Night in the Olympic Bar on Friday 6 May.
Come down for a post work catch-up session, and enjoy Melbourne's best sunset and an extended Happy Hour (6-8pm).
All non-member guests must be signed in at the front door in order to join us.
See you there!
Following breakfast on the lawn at RGYC we cruise in company back to RMYS for a well-deserved celebration of a weekend well-done!
Please contact Liz in the office or Pat Milwright (0410 554 422) to let us know of your attendance. Look forward to seeing you there!
Dinner will be available to purchase in the Olympic Bar from 6pm. Bookings are required for both dinner and the wine and cheese tasting.
Please book with Lou as soon as possible - email@example.com or 9534 0227.
Following each lecture, our speakers are invited to stay on and the issues raised are often discussed into the night.
Lecture #1 (4 May): Danielle Watkins - Rules on the Start Line
Lecture #2 (11 May): Gavin Dagley - Understanding the Dynamics of Windshifts
Lecture #3 (18 May): Blake Anderson - Sail Trim and Care
Lecture #4 (25 May): Matt Setton - Downwind Sailing
We look forward to seeing you there.
Normal trading hours will resume from Tuesday 29 March, until Monday 4 April when winter trading hours commence.
Winter Hours (April to September)
Monday - Closed
Tuesday - 1700 to 2000
Wednesday - 1100 to 2100
Thursday - 1700 to 2000
Friday - 1700 to 2400
Saturday - 1100 to 2100
Sunday and Public Holidays - 1100 to 2100
A few things to note about the competition:
- You will get 2 points for picking a winner or a draw.
- If you have a perfect round, you will get a bonus 2 points.
- Tips will close 5 minutes before each game – so for example if you forget to tip on Friday night, you can still tip for the Saturday and Sunday games on Saturday morning. You can also choose to receive a reminder email for tipping each week.
- If you miss a round or start late, you will be awarded points for the "away" team wins.
- You will also need to pick a points margin for the first game of each round. This allows us to split ties.
- You can choose one round to be your "joker", where you will receive double points for that round.
- There is also a "knockout" competition, where each week you will pick one team out of the 18 that you think is most likely to win. If that team wins, you will stay in the knockout. If that team loses, you'll be out of the knockout (but you will remain in the main tipping competition). Let's see if we can all make it past Round 4 this year!
Phuket Raceweek is the first event in the annual Asian Yachting Grand Prix, comprises four days of professionally run, international-standard yacht racing off Phuket's south coast during the windy southwest monsoon season.
Phuket Raceweek sees 35-40 boats from all over Asia, and approximately 400 participants from around the world, compete over four days of intense and action-packed racing among the stunning islets surrounding Phuket.
A combination of round-the-cans and round-the-islands courses gives the varied fleet a mixture of challenging and scenic racing, while the legendary regatta parties, with unlimited free buffets, drinks and entertainment, ensure nobody leaves Phuket without having an all-round fantastic regatta experience. And then there's the "Regatta Bar", open each day offering ice-cold post-race beers and post-race bragging rights as you come off the water.
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And in the Spinnakers, the Horizon Sails beer and cooler bag went to David Connolly and the crew of Vagrant, with Seaya second and White Swan third.
Best Start on 3 seconds was Blue Horizons, and the Banks Group award for the 12th fastest elapsed time went to Justine and Revenge won the Tonners.
Mountain Goat of the Day was awarded to Matador for wiping out in record time after their kite hoist.
There is now quite a collection of prizes and glasses at the Sailing Coordinator’s desk – please do drop by and collect your goodies if you missed out on the night.
Saturday 6 February
Saturday’s race was the Squadron Trophy and Plate, originally donated by Club Captain Tom Raft in 1994 with the PHS winner being the ‘Trophy’ and the AMS winner being the ‘Plate’ for the winners of a long-distance, combined clubs race.
Thanks to RYCV for hosting the race.
AMS - Portofino 1st, Take Five 2nd and Gienah 3rd
PHS - Sea Eagle 1st, Portofino 2nd, and Sunshine 3rd
IRC - Salamander III 1st, Gienah 2nd and Ellipse 3rd
Sunday 7 February
The first race of Port Phillip Women's Championship Series was held at SYC last Sunday. Click here for the full story and results. Click here for photos by Alex McKinnon.
This coming Saturday, 13 February, is the Club Marine Series Day 4. Racing starts at 1330 hrs and is being run by RBYC.
RMYS will be sending Albatross to assist with running the day’s racing. Please contact Liz in office if you can help on the day by either driving or crewing on Albatross.
Save the Date
In February 2017 the RMYS Cruising group are planning a month’s cruise south to beautiful Tassie.
Three boats have already booked in for this great cruise as it’s a great opportunity to cruise safely in company across Bass Strait to Hobart with experienced fellow sailors to assist with passage and navigation planning.
The group expect to take one week to cruise to Hobart, then spend two weeks exploring the d’Entrecasteaux channel and surrounds, and then take a week to cruise back to Melbourne. If you would like to register your interest or have any queries, please contact Pat Milwright on firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Events – Feb/Mar 16
Wed 3 Feb KISS Printing Terry Hill AMS Trophy R4
Horizon Sails Twilight Spinnaker Series R4
Troubleshooters LA Nangle Twilight Series R4
Sat 6 Feb Squadron Trophy and Plate RYCV
Wed 10 Feb KISS Printing Terry Hill AMS Trophy R5
Horizon Sails Twilight Spinnaker Series R5
Troubleshooters LA Nangle Twilight Series R5
Sat 13 Feb Club Marine Series Day 4 RBYC
Wed 17 Feb KISS Printing Terry Hill AMS Trophy R6
Horizon Sails Twilight Spinnaker Series R6
Troubleshooters LA Nangle Twilight Series R6
Sat 20 Feb Port Phillip Sea Pilots HBYC
Weds 24 Feb KISS Printing Terry Hill AMS Trophy R7
Horizon Sails Twilight Spinnaker Series R7
Troubleshooters LA Nangle Twilight Series R7
Sat 27 Feb YV National Trailable Championships RMYS
Club Marine Series Day 5
Sun 28 Feb YV National Trailable Championships RMYS
RMYS Classics Summer Race 8
Wed 2 Mar Krystal Weir Trophy (Girls Team Racing)
KISS Printing Terry Hill AMS Trophy R8
Horizon Sails Twilight Spinnaker Series R8
Troubleshooters LA Nangle Twilight Series R8
Fri 4 Mar Big Bay Challenge
Sat 4 Mar Big Bay Challenge
Wed 9 Mar IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 1
Sat 12 Mar Moomba Cup
Wed 16 Mar Krystal Weir Trophy
IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 2
Thu 17 Mar School Teams Racing Vic State Championships
Sat 19 Mar Club Marine Series Day 6
Wed 23 Mar IBG Twilight Sprint Series Race 3
Fri 25 March Good Friday
Wed 30 Mar Midweek Mariners Series 1 Race 1
Sat 2 April Measurement Trophy Series
Wed 6 April Uni-Pro Midweek Mariners Series Race 2
A couple of these vehicles have been spotted on the walkways lately.
You are welcome to leave motorbikes and scooters on the timber jetty, near the Parks Victoria bike racks, before entering the marina area.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Records in the archives of The Royal Thames show that reciprocal arrangements were made with RMYS (then Royal St Kilda Yacht Club) not long after the 1956 Olympics, for which Royal St Kilda had been the Executive Headquarters for yachting. The Royal Thames records show continuity of reciprocity up to 1972 when the records caught up with the 1961 change of name to Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, but no further until now.
We are very lucky to have been able to restore reciprocity with The Royal Thames, and our sincere thanks go to Peter for his dedication and hard work on this relationship. We hope that members are able to benefit from his efforts, so if you are heading to London, please ask the RMYS office for a letter of introduction.
For more information on The Royal Thames Yacht Club, visit their website.
On Sunday morning, after a breakfast on the BBQ deck of the marina lounge, we cruise back to RMYS.
Please text Pat Milwright (0410 554 422) or email Liz Haines (email@example.com) of your intention to join us and how many expected on board. See you there!!
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This “hot off the press” article tells you how to purchase copies, all proceeds going towards facilities for the junior sailors at the Sandringham Yacht Club. Even though you received our weekly blog during the voyage, this gift book is not just the blogs strung together, it has been totally re-written from scratch, many new and interesting tales and unbelievable photos, presented on top quality art paper. Do not miss out, there is only a limited number available!! We thank you for your support and interest. (S.Y.C. phone number 03 9598 7444)