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Meet the Member & Member’s Draw: Friday 5th June

Meet the Member will take place again  this Friday, 5th June at 5.45. This week I will be interviewing Monica Jones, our club captain and a lady of many talents and years of sailing. Came and find our more about her and what she has achieved  Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/87340747358 Remember we will email the link […]

Important Messages from the Sailing Coordinator

News This week
Race Marks Expression of Interest,Safety & IRC certificates, Sail Number requirements ,Crew details,, Boat electrics,

Everything must go!

Everything must go! The Changerooms (Mens and Ladies) have been repainted, and they are also about to get new carpet. To get ready, all items not in Lockers have been removed to the Wet Bar. Importantly, all this gear can not be put back into the Changerooms or Changeroom Lobby, even when the renovations have […]

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 […]

AWKR goes ONLINE

This year’s planned 30th anniversary of the Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta (AWKR) may have been postponed  until 2021 but that won’t stop us catching up for a Zoom chat starting at 4pm AEST on Sunday June 7th to celebrate the 29.5th AWKR. Kristen (AWKR Chair) and special guest will be hosting the event. Details of […]

RMYS Virtual Sailing

Only a few races left in these series. Not to late to join in as a casual entrant

Photo Competition

Last few weeks to enter. Overall winner will be announced 24th June.

Colin’s Conundrums-10

A few quick questions for you to answer to help keep you mind on sailing, its all a bit of fun so please have a go

Welcome New Members – May 2020

Please welcome the following new members to RMYS    Jessi Singh Senior Member and boat owner of Searay, powerboat in Pen D18 Stuart Higgins Senior Member and boat owner of Sassy in Pen C19 St John Cranna, Sailing Member Thank you for choosing RMYS and we look forward to seeing you around the club.

GM Update – Clubhouse and hospitality facilities

Clubhouse and hospitality facilities. During Winter the Mid Week Mariners would normally be enjoying lunch in the Members Bar prior to sailing and then a fun time in bar afterwards.  Friday night dinner would also be available.  The easing of some restrictions on 1 June has enable cafes and restaurants to operate however with strict […]

Training Course update from RMSTA

Alongside the Squadron, the Royal Melbourne Sail Training Academy has been affected by Covid – 19. Critically Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron has suspended regular sailing and clubhouse operations. The Sailing Academy has also been closed with sail courses suspended. With no training income flowing, several our sailing instructors (including myself) have been supported by the Job Keeper program. The Squadron has also been generous and provided business support to the Academy through this time.

Interest in sailing remains. Whilst the phone and internet enquiries for learning to sail were few in late March, the last four weeks has seen sharp increase in the number of enquiries to the Sailing Academy about getting into sailing. The overwhelming desire from prospective sailors is to get outside and on the water. Personally, I think we may all be pleasantly surprised at the renewed interest people will show towards SAILING AS A LOCAL ADVENTURE SPORT, which may have been overlooked in recent years in favour of more extreme sports and focus on overseas travel. The opportunity of te….

St Kilda Pier, 100 Years On

Last week, Tuesday 26th of May, 2020 marked the 100th year anniversary of the opening of the St Kilda Baths & Pier by the Prince of Wales’, during his visit to Australia in 1920, later to become King Edward VIII in 1936 from January to December. Extract below from guides.naa.gov.au Royal Visit 1920 The Prince […]

Happy Birthday this week – June 1st to June 7th

As valued members of the Squadron, we would like to wish all those celebrating their birthdays from Monday 1st June through to Sunday 7th June a very Happy Birthday this week. 

Dockside with Deb (Online) – Brought to you by My Sail – Wed 3rd June

Public · Hosted by  mysail.team   7-8pm   Getting a bit of cabin fever? You’re not alone! Dockside with Deb brings you closer to your fellow sailors through a weekly conversation with the people you might expect or want to meet while hanging out at your local sailing club or marina. Jump online every Wednesday evening at […]