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Month: November 2019

Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series – 2019/2020

The eighth edition of the Port Phillip Women’s Championship Series (PPWCS) is back this season with an exciting new format offering two new divisions and ten races scheduled over the traditional five race days from Sunday 1 December 2019 through to Sunday 3 May 2020. Race days below. For more information, NOR’s and online entry go to https://www.shesails.org.au/ppwcs/ Race Day 2 details

RMYS 2019 Christmas BBQ – Sunday 15 December

Save the date Sunday 15 December12:00 – 3:00pmRoyal Melbourne Yacht Squadron  Yard BBQ (gold coin donation) Gingerbread House Raffle (view details) Popcorn Machine ($1 popcorn) Music – Laura and Tim performing live with the baby Grand Piano in the Olympic Bar throughout the afternoon and there will be a Christmas Carol singalong too! All proceeds going […]

Race Office Report – Week ended 24th November

S80 Regatta: VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED.  I still need volunteers for this event. This is a great way to see racing from the other side. So I’m calling on all the racing teams in the hope they can help out over this event.  Contact Colin for more information and how to sign up. racing@rmys.com.au First aid […]

First Aid Training Course – 8th December

RMYS are running a training course for those that would like to get their Provide First Aid certificate or need to renew their current qualification. Whether you race, volunteer or just cruise this is an essential skill to have. The Provide First Aid course will be held at RMYS on Sunday 8th December and will […]

Bert Ferris Cactus Cup

Bert Ferris Cactus Cup

At the commencement of the memorial service for Bert Ferris last Thursday, Commodore Charles Meredith announced the historic Cactus Cup will now be named the Bert Ferris Cactus Cup. 

This honours Bert’s membership since 1944, his extraordinary service to RMYS and his deep knowledge the Squadron’s history and protocols.  Bert competed in many Cactus Cups and he totally understood its origins and significance.

Matt Solly
General Manager

John Herbert (Bert) Ferris Memorial – Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron

John Herbert (Bert) Ferris Memorial – Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron – 21 November 2019   Family and friends gathered at the Squadron to remember the contribution of Bert Ferris who passed away on 12 November after sustaining a debilitating stroke in February 2018.   In welcoming family and friends, Commodore Charles Meredith announced that in […]

Honouring the life of J.H.(Bert) Ferris,

Black ribbon pinned to the bow of Tumlare Yvonne #97 with a brass tack to honour the life of J.H.(Bert) Ferris, a great participant and friend of the Tumlaren Class.   The restoration of Yvonne #97 continues apace and we look forward to having her racing in 2020.   Roger Dundas  

ORCV NEWS – Short and Sweet to Test and Try

“A great initiative” was the astounding feedback from both the seasoned ocean racer Peter Davison of Arcadia and the newcomer Aaron Marlow and crew onboard Ca Bouge as they reflect after completing the first ORCV Coastal Sprint to Western Port and return. “Short and sweet is what our skippers had been asking for allowing them […]

Join the Sail – ORCV Cock of the Bay 

This year’s ORCV Cock of the Bay is expected to draw boats from around the bay who enjoy that festive Sail from Port Melbourne to Blairgowrie. Bring your friends and family and come be part of it as we aim for 100 boats enjoying fun in the sun. Entries are open https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-race-cob 

Petersville Regatta (27-30 December 2019)

2019 Petersville Regatta (27-30 December 2019) at Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron Once again entry includes free rafting or berthing. To find out more visit https://www.petersvilleregatta.com.au/