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Recreational Boating 23 January News and Updates

Thursday, 23rd January 2020

Welcome to the New Year Recreational Boaters. The club is very busy with all things Laser. I recently motored (very slowly) up the eastern side of the marina with 200 Lasers going out other way.

We have four events coming up in the next few weeks

NAV RALLY- February 2nd.  On Sunday February 2nd we have the SYC Cup (and CUB Trophy). Bookings are open and we already have some enthusiastic entrants but please get your water wheels on and enter.  We are particularly keen to win the CUB Trophy back off Royal Victorian Motor Yacht Club.

SUMMER RAFT UP – Rescheduled to Saturday February 8 – Following the cancellation of the January date due to the weather, we have rescheduled for Saturday February 8th. These have been popular events in the past and bookings are open for this event. We will also have a mini quiz where wit rather than knowledge will win!!! Come and share someone else’s lunch on the water.

GUEST SPEAKER- Rod Keller- Australian Volunteer Coastguard – Wednesday February 12- Port Philip Room 7.30 PM. Rod has been with the Coastguard in NSW and then, recently, in Victoria. He has “messed about “in small boats for 30 years and will be discussing their equipment and rescues. Come along beforehand for dinner in the bar. Wednesday is curry night!!

CRUISE IN COMPANY – Port Philip – March 7-9 (Short Version) or March 7-12 (Long version)
Bookings will open soon for our March Labour Day Week cruises, so mark the date in your diary now! Simon Hemingway will be available to answer any questions or help with preparation for briefing. This will occur on Wednesday February 19th at 8pm in the Port Phillip Room.


Kind Regards
Simon Hemingway
Club Captain – Recreational Boating

SYC Cup NavRally ~ Sunday 2 February

In February the SYC Cup NavRally is where Sandringham Yacht Club invites all Clubs to compete for the coveted SYC Cup.  Included in this event is the battle between SYC and RVMYC for the CUB Cup. RVMYC has taken the trophy home over the last few years and there is a passion swelling within the SYC participants to win it back this year. Boats must nominate …Read more.

Summer Raft Up & Picnic – Reschedule Date – Saturday 8 February

TIME TO GET YOUR NAUTICAL ON! The Recreational Boating Committee invite all members and their guests to join us for some fun on the water for the Recreational Boating Yacht and Powerboat Annual Summer Raft-Up + Picnic, Saturday 8th February 2020 so lock it in your diaries! This is our annual Picnic on the water where you BYO food, drinks and boat …Read more.

February Guest Speaker – Wednesday 12 February 2020

Rod Keller – Deputy Flotilla Commander- Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Victoria

Rod has been a volunteer with the Coastguard for 10 years, initially at Kingscliff in northern New South Wales and now at Safety Beach. He has messed about in power boats for 30 years with a background in fishing boats and water skiing. He actually paid for his university studies by working on the beach at Terrigal as one of the first bikini inspectors … Read more.

Labour Day Weekend Cruise in Company

The 2020 Labour Day cruise is planned to take place within Port Phillip – that is a Bass Strait leg is not being offered. The likely itinerary will be something like: Saturday Night (March 7) Balmoral Harbour or Hobsons Bay, Sunday night: Queenscliff, Monday return to SYC, or continue …Read more.