Proceedings commenced with Vice Commodore Greg Marino introducing a smoking ceremony in Catani Gardens conducted by William Pepper from the Boon Wurrung Foundation. This was a first for RMYS and for most of those who attended and participated, everyone agreed it was an interesting and enriching experience.
75 people then went upstairs to the Harbour Room to enjoy a magnificent two course lunch and important formalities. Commodore Charles Meredith presented Kristen Buckland with Club Member of the Year. This recognised Kristen’s outstanding effort in leading the AWKR committee to produce and manage the biggest and best AWKR in its 29 years. Junior Vice Captain Aurora Davey read “Sea Fever” before City of Port Phillip Mayor Dick Gross, assisted by Councillor Andrew Bond, pulled the cord to unfurl the burgee and the new season was declared open with much applause.
35 boats headed out in a light south westerly and gathered around Killara to commence the traditional Sail Past. The official vessel was the beautiful timber motorboat Kinross and the line of boats passing astern was fantastic and included the juniors in Quests, motorboats, classics and yachts of all shapes and sizes. Commodore Charles received three cheers from all boats with Mayor Dick’s enthusiast support.
The pace picked up at 1630 with live music in the bar and a complimentary drink for all those participating in the Sail Past. The members bar was full of wonderful atmosphere, fun and friendship, as Red Book footage indicated some dancers were soon on the floor.
As with all events we will review each element to ensure as many members as possible enjoy this important occasion.
Fellow members We have been invited by the City of Port Phillip to participate in their Parking Management Policy process. I have posted below the note from the council, however I wanted to share the Squadron specific points with regards to Foreshore parking first, in particular: RMYS members benefit from access to Foreshore Club Parking […]
Event Date: November 10th 2019
Time: From 10am – 3pm
Location: Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda
Discover Sailing Day at RMYS
Taking members of the public for a sail is still a big part of the day. This year there will be lots more to involve families, potential junior sailors and social members. It’s a great day for our club to welcome locals and members of the public and take them for a sail and explore our building and appreciate its history and charm.
More information for members and staff will be shortly. In the meantime feel free to share with work collegues, community groups, family and friends.
Saturday receptionist Katrina Dyer has commenced as Saturday receptionist. Katrina has significant experience in golf clubs over many years, she will also work on Fridays. If you haven’t already please say hello to Katrina next time you are at the club and make her welcome. Amy now works Monday to Friday to allow he to […]