Dear OTB sailors and friends,
We are already a third of the way through Winter and thankfully we have already past the shortest day of the year, so the outlook is brighter!
Although everything OTB slows down this time of year, SYC certainly hasn’t and there have been a number of major events happening around our great club in recent weeks.
Our 30+ year and 20+ year member lunches were very well attended by our longstanding members and it was great to catch up with so many people that have been a big part of SYC for many years.
The Australian Sailing Victorian Awards presentation evening was held in our Port Phillip room last Friday night and it was great to hear that so many of our members had been recognised for their achievements over the past year. Special mention must go to SYC members Heather Macfarlane for collecting Female Sailor of the Year and also Matty Goss for winning Junior Sailor of the Year, very worthy winners!
There is still plenty of sailing happening close to home, with many of our cadet sailors heading to RGYC this weekend to train under Australian Coach Tony Bull.
Our friends at Hampton Sailing Club are also holding their Winter Series, which kicks of this Sunday and all SYC OTB sailors are welcome.
Briefing will be at 12pm and racing starts at 1pm and they do ask that you register your intention to race on their website.
OTB Club Captain
Support the future sailors of SYC – Adopt a Pacer
Support the future sailors of the club and help replace SYC’s fleet of training Pacers! The SYC Pacer fleet is an important asset that helps us train members and sailors of the future. Our Pacers are used for adult and youth learn to sail courses, private lessons, community groups and schools sailing. Our fleet is one of the busiest in … Read more.
Congratulations to 2019 Victorian Sailing Award Recipients
The 2019 Victorian Sailing Awards we held at Sandringham Yacht Club, last Friday Night and we would like to congratulate all of the SYC member who were nominated as a finalist. We would like to make special mention of to the following members who won an award. Heather Macfarlane 2019 Female Sailor of the Year. Rowan Simpson for all being honoured …Read more.
Sail Sandy Regatta – Volunteer Assistance Required!
Sail Sandy is SYC’s premier annual OTB regatta which will be held on the 12-13 October. This regatta typically attracts up to 200 boats each year and is shaping up to be much bigger this year with an expected 200+ boats! The regatta is open to all Monohull and Catamaran Off The Beach boats with a listed YV yardstick …Read more.
2020 Australian Laser Championships – Entries now open!
The Notice of Race has been released for the 2020 Australian Laser Championships, to be run at Sandringham Yacht Club, Melbourne, from January 1-8, 2019. The Australian Championships, which include Laser 4.7, Laser Radial (men’s and women’s) and Laser Standard rigs, are expected to attract large fleets as Australian and international sailors prepare for the World and Masters World Championships …Read more.
Summer of 2020 – Volunteers needed for Laser States, Nationals and Worlds
The summer of 2019/2020 is set to be a festive and very busy one for SYC as we host a series of prestigious Laser regattas including a Nationals and 3 World Championships. We are calling for volunteer expressions of interest to help us deliver these events …Read more.
Marine Radio Courses Now Open
IF YOU HEARD AN EMERGENCY CALL… WOULD YOU KNOW HOW TO RESPOND? Equally as important, if you had to make one … would your message be understood? Radios are an important means of attracting attention in an emergency or helping someone else who is in trouble. The potential to save lives is the most important reason for fitting marine radios …Read more.
Introduction to Bareboat Cruising Courses Now Open
In our Introduction to Bareboat Cruising Course no previous experience is required, we assume nothing and hit the ground running. You will be drawing lines on charts well within an hour starting the course. The course covers: Cruising preparation Tides Anchorage Navigation marks Introduction to chart work including plotting a course At the end of the course we supply a … Read more.
Learn to Sail Courses September School Holidays
If you have any young children or siblings or anyone else you know of wanting to learn to sail, let them know that bookings for our September School holiday courses are open … Read more.
Annual Seafood Cookoff – Bookings now open!
Executive Chef, Kol Gemmell and his team are currently constructing an exciting degustation menu incorporating each Chef’s signature seafood dish, but bookings are open! This event books out fast, so be quick and you be the judge as to which Chef is crowned the “2019 KING PRAWN” … Read more.