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MHYC Centreboard Trophies Presented

The MHYC Centreboard Division Presentations were held on Sunday afternoon following the first of the Winter Series races.

Rear Commodore Alister Copley welcomed sailors, families and friends to the ceremony and presented the trophies.

The John Merricks Trophy and Presidents Trophy was accepted by John-Mark Paul on behalf of Lachie Brewer & Max Paul.  The John Merricks Trophy is awarded for the best performance in a World or International Championships and the Presidents Trophy is awarded for the best performance in a National Championship.

Lachie & Max had a highly successful season in the 2017-2018 with outstanding results in the highly competitive 29er class in Australia and overseas.

  • 6th at the 2017 World Championships in Long Beach, California (129 boats)
  • 1st at the 2018 Nationals in Brisbane (43 Boats)
  • 2nd at the 2018 Australian Youth Champs in Brisbane (34 boats)
  • 2nd at the 2018 Worlds in Hong Kong ( 58 boats)

The Marion Packer Trophy is awarded for the most improvement since completing a MHYC Junior Sailing Course.  This year, the recipient was Optimist sailor Sienna Kaill.

Ella Delaney was presented with the Doris Burke (Alcyone) Junior Trophy which is awarded to the crew that rates the highest in consistency, improvement, enthusiasm and sportsmanship.

The Seamanship Award , awarded for showing outstanding sailing savvy, was presented to Zac Braden.

2017-2018 MHYC Club Championship Winners were…

 Division 1 (29er)

  • 1st - Lachlan Brewer & Max Paul
  • 2nd - Madeline Sloane & Madeleine McLeay
  • 3rd - Dylan Janus & Conor Hay

Division 2 (International Cadet)

  • 1st - Natasha Nisbet & Zac Nisbet
  • 2nd - Ella Gray & Ben Harrington
  • 3rd - Gianni Watson & Hamish Longstaff

Division 3 (Optimist)

  • 1st - Mischa Barrat
  • 2nd - Oscar Larkins
  • 3rd - Edward Hooper

To finish the 2018 Awards Ceremony, Chair of Frank Likely Trust and Past Commodore of MHYC, Julie Hodder awarded the 2018 Frank Likely Trust Award to Kai Lin Tan.  The award was a $3000 cheque to support her campaign with 2017 Award recipient Leo McAllister to compete in the 2018 Nacra 15 World Championships, Barcelona, Spain.

Centreboard Presentations on May 20, 2018

Centreboard Racing on May 20, 2018


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Get Checked Days - Saturday June 16 & Sunday 26 August 2018

Get Checked Days - Saturday June 16 & Sunday 26 August 2018

MHYC holds annual Get Checked Days for Equipment Audits, which allows Club Members the perfect opportunity to have their boats audited prior to the new sailing season commencing, free of charge. For PFD checks contact Matt Pyne at the Marina Office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Bookings for an equipment audit are to be arranged directly through the MHYC Sailing Office by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 896931903.

Please note there has been an amendment to the MHYC Special Regulations Equipment Requirements to include a handheld or installed VHF radio: Audit Form 2018/19

More information including links to all the special requirement audit forms can be found here.

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MHYC Annual Presentation Night

Middle Harbour Yacht Club's Annual Presentation Night was held on Saturday May 5 with 160 members and friends attending.

Trophies were awarded and achievements recognised across the Offshore and Inshore Divisions, Cruising and Twilights.  The hard work of volunteers, committee members and staff was recognised along with the wonderful support of the club's sponsors. 

A number special awards were announced, including:

  • Tig Thomas Memorial Trophy (to recognize MHYC members who have competed in interclub events and major championships) - Martin Hill
  • Crew Member of the Year - Robert Eggleton
  • MHYC Flag Officers Participants Award (the MHYC Yacht having participated in the greatest number of MHYC Events in the Winter and Summer Seasons) - Toy Box 2
  • Norman G. Booth Trophy (nominated for consistent racing with the MHYC and with emphasis on enthusiasm, improvement, sportsmanship and Clubmanship throughout the season) - Jim Curtis
  • The R.B. Cooper Perpetual Award for Voluntary Service (presented to a Club Member whose outstanding voluntary service is deemed to have contributed most to the affairs and wellbeing of MHYC in a membership year) - Phil Clinton

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Light winds and sunshine for the MHYC Womens Regatta

The Inaugural MHYC Womens Regatta was held on an almost perfect autumn day - magnificent sunshine and mild temperatures, but very light and variable breezes.

Despite the challenges, visiting Race Officer Elaine Fowler and the MHYC team managed to completed one windward leeward and one passage race, both with shortened courses.  The morning westerly progressively backed all the way to east, never exceeding and 7 knots and sometimes disapperaing altogether.

"We were delighted to have 22 boats participating in our Inaugural Womens Regatta", said MHYC Sailing Committee member Deborah Dalziel.

The Open Keelboat division had 15 entries, with 4 all-female crews and 11 with female helms. In the female helm One Design divisions, there were 4 Adams 10s and 3 Melges 20s.

"There were 6 clubs represented today and some great support from the Adams 10 owners to provide boats for two teams preparing for the Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta in Melbourne next month", said Catherine Rofe, MHYC's Sailing Administrator.

Elyse Guevara (RSYS/GSC) claimed the Adams 10 division win on a countback from Roslyn Humphries (MHYC).  In the Melges 20, Catherine Rofe finished 2 points ahead of Simone Hill.

In the mixed keelboat divisions, Ruth Lawrence (DSC) sailed Alcamy to the All Female Crew division win on tie-break to Sara McAllister (MHYC) and Zeusus.  Amanda Hicks (RSYS) was third in Solacious.  The Female Helm division was won by Nelly Poyuzan (AUS18SL) on Calypso Magic from Holly McGrath (MHYC) on Innamincka and Kate Rowe (MYC) on Bullet third.  It was tie-breaks all the way with the first three boats gathering equal points across the two-race series.

Many thanks to Regatta Sponsors were Helly Hansen, Rodan & Fields, MySail and Spot-A-Yacht

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Notice of EGM



ACN 000 248 877


NOTICE is hereby given of a General Meeting of MIDDLE HARBOUR YACHT CLUB to be held on Tuesday 22 May 2018 commencing at 7:00 pm at the premises of the Club, Lower Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman, NSW.


The business of the meeting will be to consider and if thought fit pass, the Special Resolution set out below.


That the Constitution of the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (the Club) in the form presented to the meeting (and having previously been made available to members) be adopted as the Constitution of the Club in substitution for and to the exclusion of the existing Constitution of the Club.


  1. The Special Resolution is to adopt a new Constitution to replace the Club’s existing Constitution.
  2. Please refer to the Explanatory Memorandum which accompanies this notice as it sets out a summary of the proposed new Constitution.
  3. If members would like a copy of the proposed new Constitution or the existing Constitution, they can be obtained from the Club’s reception on request.
  4. A copy of the proposed new Constitution and the existing Constitution are also on display on the Club’s Notice Board and on the Club’s website.

Procedural Matters

  1. To be passed, the Special Resolution must receive votes in its favour from not less than three quarters (75%) of those members, who being eligible to do so, vote in person on the Special Resolution at the meeting.
  2. Only Life members, financial Full members, financial Senior members, financial Sailing members and financial Sailing Under 30 members are eligible to vote on the Special Resolution.
  3. Under the Registered Clubs Act, members who are employees of the Club are not entitled to vote and proxy voting is prohibited.
  4. The Board of the Club recommends the Special Resolution and the proposed new Constitution to members.

Dated: 24 April 2018                                        By direction of the Board



                                                                       Karen Baldwin

                                                                       Chief Executive Officer


Explanatory Memorandum for proposed new Constitution can be found here 

Proposed new constitution can be found here


Please note only members who have voting rights are able to vote on club matters. While all other members are welcome to attend the meeting they will NOT be able to vote on the constitutional change.

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