Month: May 2020

Meet our Volunteers – Varan Freestone

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020 here at RMYS   Introducing the beautiful Varan Freestone     Meet a Volunteer – Varan Freestone 1. Tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background?Nurturer, proud Mumma and wife. I love utilising my authentic creativeability through dance, writing, painting, cooking, sewing, sailing, volunteering. Owner of Dharam Events […]

Meet our Volunteers – Ian Guyett

Celebrating National Volunteer Week 2020 here at RMYS   Introducing the friendly and dependable Ian Guyett   1. Tell us a bit about yourself. What is your background? In my mid 40’s with a midlife crisis looming, I had become a work-a-holic with no particular outside interests.   2. What drew you to sailing and […]

Happy Birthday this week to…

As valued members of the Squadron, we would like to wish all those celebrating their birthdays from Monday 18th May through to Sunday 24th May a very Happy Birthday this week. 

RMYS Cooking Competition Winner is Ryan Marshall

Congratulations to Ryan Marshall on winning yourself a bottle of Veuve!  For the first 5 weeks during Covid restrictions we ran a recipe competition and Ryan submitted photos along with a recipe for Caribbean Chicken & Charred Corn Salad.  Thanks RyanClick here to view his recipe

News from the Yard

This week we have a video update from our Ops Manager, Damien Ryan. Check out what’s happening around the Yard and Marina. Yard update posted May 19th 2020 If you would like to contact Damien you can email opsmanager@rmys.com.au or call his mobile 0412 137 183

Thanking our RMYS Volunteers

Celebrating National Volunteer Week A club is not a club without volunteers. Lately, more than ever we have been reminded of the importance of volunteers and their valuable contributions to a club. RMYS has strong volunteer numbers, and the hard work and dedication of each member significantly contributes to the overall success of RMYS. This […]

Parma, Pot and a Chat Night Online – 5.45pm Friday 22nd May on Zoom

Friday 22 May  Log on 5.45pm for your chance to win the MEMBER’S DRAW!Note: The draw will commence at 5.45pm sharp prior to the chatChat officially starts at 6pm Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86093822576 Club Members,In these crazy times when sailing opportunities are limited, now is the perfect opportunity to develop and test your skills for […]

History and protocol – Addressing a Flag Officer

For many years it was considered courteous to address flag officers by their Flag rank. This could still occur at RMYS although not normal practice. 

When using the Flag Officer position in writing, it should commence with a capital letter if referring to the person eg “Commodore will present the trophy”.  This is the preferred use and is not preceded by “the”.   The alternative is “the commodore will present the trophy”, referring to the position which means it is preceded by “the” and a lowercase “c” is used.

Source – Bert told me!

Matt Solly

COVID-19 on water restrictions

Wednesday 13th May, 2020 After discussions with Marine Safety Victoria, Australian Sailing has revised it’s interpretation of keelboat sailing. The relevant point is now:   “You can go sailing recreationally (not organised club racing) in a keel boat with up to 10 people as long as you keep the 1.5mtr distancing if they do not […]

ABC Coronavirus data charts COVID-19

To date, state and territory health authorities have reported 6,959 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Australia, including 97 deaths. Updated 12 May 2020, 8:08am This link allows you to see confirmed cases nationally and state by state, as well as the confirmed cases day by day, state by state and cumulative count. To view state chart on a daily […]