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.
The Sunday just gone (16th) saw the running of the 16th Jennifer Goldsmith Trophy race and this year we had one of the best turn outs both on the water and for the lunch. As part of the Port Philips Women Championship Series this event has always been well contested and this year was no […]
Bert’s ashes will be scattered from William Paterson on Wednesday afternoon 12/02/2020. WP will leave the lower landing at 1500 and will maintain position at the outer end of the start line to scatter the ashes.
Members in boats are most welcome to escort WP.
Please contact me if you require more information.
The start time of the meeting has been brought forward half hour to allow the earlier start time for the Squadron Trophy and Plate Long Distance Series race on the same day.
This is an informal meeting and an excellent opportunity to discuss the activities of the Squadron. If you have questions about a specific topic it may be useful to email Commodore Charles Meredith to ensure he is properly prepared to respond. email@example.com