Month: June 2019

Winter Spinnaker Series – Race 5 – Cancelled

Today’s Winter Spinnaker Series – Race 5, run in conjunction with the Brass Monkey series, has been cancelled due to inclement weather.    Allicia RaeSailing Coordinator

RMYS Winter Cruise – 13th & 14th July to Queenscliff

G’day All

A reminder if any of you are thinking of joining us to Queenscliff on the weekend of 14th July, please let me know.

We have three boats so far, and I’d like to put a program together when I know the numbers.

best wishes

Safety Declarations Expiring 30 June

As 30 June approaches, so does the expiration of all safety category declarations.  New safety declaration forms can be downloaded here.Safety category stickers may not arrive until later in the year when Australian Sailing send them out to clubs.  All forms should be submitted to racing@rmys.com.au    Allicia RaeSailing Coordinator

International Day of the Seafarer – Tuesday 25 June

Happy International Day of the Seafarer!

“Throughout 2019 there is a strong emphasis in the maritime world on the importance and value of women within the professional ranks.

Much of this is being driven by the World Maritime Day theme (Empowering Women in the Maritime Community). It is already clear that this theme has a very strong and far-reaching resonance.

It provides an opportunity to highlight opportunities for women (as wel

The 2019 Frostbite Regatta

A must-read article by RMYS member & volunteer, David Gordon

As the days shorten and the winter chills nip, astute observers of celestial phenomena at RMYS cast their eyes to the west searching for a sign from Melbourne’s Stone Henge. One or two days from the winter solstice the dim red orb of the setting sun breaks weakly through the tallest columns of the Westgate Bridge. Viewed from the RMYS clubhouse balcony, this is the signal for RMYS’s immortal sailing gods – but committee members will do – to gird their loins for the Frostbite Regatta. Last Sunday this battle royal contested annually between RBYC and RMYS was held in the waters St Kilda harbour, right beside St Kilda pier.

Your Supportive Club

How do we create a supportive club for every week, for members who hit a rough patch and need a bit of help?

The MSC would love to hear your ideas about how to improve our support for all our members.

RMYS retains the cup and a “Wee Drap o’ Yarra”

By Clio Healy, Junior Sailing Coordinator at RMYS The annual frostbite regatta was run On Sunday 23rd June over the weekend between RBYC and RMYS.  Two divisions were run our RMYS junior squad had a landslide win over the RBYC junior team in the 3 race series run by RO Andrew Gluth. It was excellent […]

First Aid Course – December

Hero HQ are coming back again to run a first aid course for RMYS members and volunteers. It’s a long way out, but this way you can put it in your diaries and plan for the event. 

Remember that to stay current, CPR must be re-validated every year and the full first aid course must be completed every 3 years.

When: Sunday 8 December 2019
Time: CPR (9-12), Provide First Aid (9-3)

Squadron Sunday 30 June – Musician Announcement

Great news! Squadron Sunday for the month of June is just around the corner and all details have come through.

If you would like to participate in the relaxed morning pursuit race contact Allicia – racing@rmys.com.au before 29th June.

Race starts at 11:00am
A la carte lunch service from 12.30 – 3pm
Live music from 1- 4pm
Snack menu available all day

This month we have Glen Wee performing live from 1-4pm! What a great find April Wilkinson! Come down

Racing Report – Week Ending Sunday 23 June

Last Wednesday was a very pleasant day for sailing with 8-15 knot breezes. 
It was race 3 of the Morse Air Systems Midweek Mariners Series II, Doctors of Northcote Winter Spinnaker Series II – AMS & IRC and the Overnewton Trophy Winter Spinnaker Series II – PHS. 
Thanks to Andrew Gluth and Selwyn Stokes for running the race. 

Unfortunately, due to a large protest, results were not announced on Wednesday. Many boats in the fleet rounded a mark in the vicinity of C, which meant they did not sail the proper course. It has since