Month: July 2019

Welcome New Members – June – July 2019

Please welcome the following new members to RMYS

Maxwell Herriott, Junior Member
Antony Herriott, Sailing 
Lou Hollis, Distance
Connie Cirkony, Sailing
Peter Rogers, Social
Andrew Wootton, Sailing

Thank you for choosing RMYS and we look forward to seeing you around the club.

Racing Report – Week ending 28th July

Finally, after three weeks, we got some racing in this week.

Wednesday was the MidWeek Mariners Pursuit race with the competitors setting off on a Full Red course, in sunshine and 8-10 knots of breeze. The finish was very close in the spinnaker pursuit division.

Boat Weighing Day – Sunday 15th September @SYC

Sandringham Yacht Club have been weighing boats since 1998 and through the fantastic support of Hydralift Cranes and Sandringham Yacht Club,they have been able to provide to Victorian Owners, the best and most cost effective weighing service in Australia. With the support of Volunteers, Owners and the Keelboat Clubs, SYC are able to organize the […]

Sailing Passepartout

Hello Everyone,

Here is the July BLOG post:


Feel free to pass this site onto anyone who might be interested.  


Liz and Phil

Commodore’s Report – July 2019

It was great to see such good numbers at our AGM. The election for places on General Committee ran smoothly on the day and resulted in the re-election of all the existing committee members who were re-standing, with the exception of Peter Abrahamson, and the election of two new members, Rob Ellis and David Hodge, […]

Overseas Teaching Stint – Part 2

Members News by Glynne Williams

Just recently I paid a visit to Royal Selangor Yacht Club which was one of my major events on my ‘to do’ list. I was welcomed very hospitably and enjoyed a chat with them as I did a delicious meal. ….

Time for another of our famous Progressive Dinners!

Another Squadron fun party at Docklands on Saturday 10th August.

Those of us racing should manage to be alongside by 17:30, those of us cruising can have a leisurely ride up the river.

Dinner will start at 18:00 from boat to boat.

Let Pat know if you’re a starter, and how many you’re planning to have on board.”

2020 Gill OptiAUS Australian & Open Optimist Championship from 2-9 January 2020.

Royal Yacht Club of Victoria will be hosting the 2020 Gill OptiAUS Australian and Open Optimist Championship from 2-9 January 2020.

It’s going to be a huge event with 250+ competitors expected across 3 course areas (Open, Intermediate and Green Fleet).

RMYS welcomed over 240 visitors for Open House Melbourne

Guided history & club tours were run throughout the course of weekend for Open House Melbourne.

Special thanks to Julie Cutler for initial liaison with Open House and Pauline Callanan, Marg Ludowyk, Lea Ram, Dierdre Wilson; George Wilson, Nick Stone, Ralph May, David Hodge, Roger Hatten, Leo Hogan, Mark Davies, & Anthony Callanan for organisation of displays and conducting guided tours.


Every year Open House Melbourne co-ordinates public access to usually closed spaces and buildings.

This year our submission to become part of 200 sites involved in this scheme was successful.

So 10:00 to 16:00 on Saturday and Sunday next we will be open to the public.

Members  will be conducting guided tours through the building including the front entrance, main stair way, Harbour Room, Rooftop, rear stairs, Members Olympic lounge, Committee Room, and Library.

Guests will be invited to stay after their tour including listening to race announcements and Squadron Sunday music.

Members are invited to participate in this event by joining a group at the front door or just checking out material displayed.

While there is no indication of numbers, your assistance in making everyone welcome is appreciated.

Should there be any questions, please contact  Anthony Callahan or Peter Chapman.