Recreational Boating is committed to education and safety as part of their charter. Every second month SYC hold guest speaker evenings on a variety of interesting and informative topics – navigation, debriefs of cruises in company, fishing hints and tips, radio techniques, marine diesel maintenance, and many other topics including combined speaker nights with Sail through the winter months.
Our June Guest Speaker evening is Wednesday 12 June 2019 at 7:30pm in the Port Phillip Room.
ROD SMALLMAN – “MY CROOKED PATHWAY TO THE MELBOURNE-OSAKA DOUBLE HANDER”
An SYC club member, Rod has sailed for “about 50 years” , mostly in dinghies. He is a relative newcomer to keel boats but has been making up for lost time – both cruising and racing.
For 20 years he has been the owner and “Vigneron” at Chirping Bird Wines in the Mornington Peninsula producing both red and white wines. He started building a yacht, in the winery, for the Melbourne- Osaka. Hence an early proposed name for this talk: “Building a Boat in a Boozer”
Unfortunately the boat wasn’t finished in time, so Rod and his eldest son entered the Melbourne-Osaka in Jeanneau Sunfast 3600 and finished 3rd on handicap.
Amongst his other claims to fame are “professional athlete” (might be stretching it a bit) and poet. See his prose below for the release of the Godings Lane Shiraz.
Wines, boat building, Melbourne- Osaka : come and join Rod on Wednesday June 12 in the Port Philip Room at 7.30 PM.
Even better, come and have some dinner in the members bar beforehand!!
GODINGS LANE SHIRAZ
“There’s a place where Heaven touches the earth.
It’s called Godings Lane, where grapes give birth.
To a spicy Shiraz delicate and smooth.
This taste of Heaven you must choose.
From the clouds above to your lips below.
This cool climate wine you’ll sip with friends.
For good times ‘n’ laughter till no end”
OPEN TO ALL SYC MEMBERS & GUESTS
No RSVP required, all welcome
Before the meeting come and enjoy a meal … Meals available in the Harbour View Restaurant from 6pm, bookings can be made by calling the Clubhouse reception on 9599 0999; alternatively take advantage of our current food and beverage offers in the Members’ Bar from 6pm (servery closing at 8:30pm).