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MHYC Keelboat Racing Update

Attention all MHYC Keelboat Owners

 

Enter Now

To assist the Sailing Department allocate entries in the various divisions for the different series in the new season, it is important that you complete your online entry at the earliest opportunity.  We cannot anticipate which series or races you wish to enter, so please lodge your entry online at least 48 hours prior to the race in order to confirm your handicap and division.  The Top Yacht entry system also enables you to update the yacht and skipper details ahead of your series entry.  Online entry for all keelboat series is available at http://www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/online-entries

 

Safety Audits & Insurance

All yachts racing in MHYC events this season are required to have successfully completed a safety audit for the category of races they are entering and the new Australian Sailing Special Regulations have come in to force as of July 1.  The MHYC Sailing Office will not accept race entries from boats that have not completed their 2017-2018 safety audit and provided evidence of current public liability insurance – these boats will not be included on start lists or eligible for results. 

 

Notices to Competitors

A Notice to Competitors has been posted to the noticeboard and online keelboat noticeboard noting a change in the colours of laid marks for the Inshore Series.  Notices to Competitors, Sailing Instructions and Notices of Race can be viewed at http://www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/keelboat-division/keelboat-noticeboard

 

Results Links

Entrants and Results links are progressively being updated on the website and the new season’s results and start lists will appear at http://www.mhyc.com.au/files/results/2017/club/index.htm

 

Sailing Handbook

The 2017-2018 Sailing Handbook is now available at the office.  One copy is provided free to full members.  The cost for sailing and social members (and additional copies for full members) is $10.  A PDF version can be downloaded from http://www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/keelboat-division/keelboat-noticeboard/sailing-handbook

 

Racing Rules of Sailing

Having a copy of the current RRS is an MHYC Requirement.  This can be the electronic version published by World Sailing or, if you prefer a printed version, copies of the Racing Rules and Australian Sailing Special Regulations for keelboats are available from the office at a cost of $35.

 

Volunteers Needed

MHYC has a busy program of keelboat and centreboard events scheduled through the season and we are seeking volunteers to help support these activities.  Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding way to enjoy being on or by the water with a great group of people.  The club aims to match people to the roles which fit their interests and abilities, and is supporting some accredited and non-accredited training for interested volunteers.  Aspects of volunteering can include on-water race management and safety support, protest committees, safety auditors, beach marshals etc.

 

Please contact Cathy or David in the Sailing Office on 8969 3103 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions.

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Centreboard Sailing Update

  

Centreboard Racing starts Sunday 17 September

The MHYC Centreboard Racing Season gets underway on Sunday 17 September with three races scheduled for the One Design Series starting at 1pm.  Briefing will be at 11.30.

Enter Now - To assist the Sailing Department allocate entries in the various divisions for the different series in the new season, it is important that you complete your online entry at the earliest opportunity.  We cannot anticipate which series or races you wish to enter, so please lodge your entry online at least 48 hours prior to the race in order to confirm your entry.  Online entry for all centreboard series is available at http://www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/centreboard-results

Safety Audits & Insurance - All yachts racing in MHYC events this season are required to have completed a declaration of compliance with the Australian Sailing Special Regulations Part 2 and current public liability insurance in order to be included on start lists and eligible for results. 

Sailing Handbook - The 2017-2018 Centreboard Handbook is now available at http://www.mhyc.com.au/sailing/centreboard-results.  Printed copies are available at the office. 

 

Volunteers Needed

MHYC has a busy program of keelboat and centreboard events scheduled through the season and we are seeking volunteers to help support these activities.  Volunteering can be a fun and rewarding way to enjoy being on or by the water with a great group of people.  The club aims to match people to the roles which fit their interests and abilities, and is supporting some accredited and non-accredited training for interested volunteers.  Aspects of volunteering can include on-water race management and safety support, protest committees, safety auditors, beach marshals etc.

 

Please contact Cathy or David in the Sailing Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 8969 3103 if you have any questions.

Read more: Centreboard Sailing Update

Draft Sailing Program Released

The draft of MHYC's 2017-2018 Sailing Program has been released pending publication of the new Sailing Handbook.

To assist members planning for the coming season, the draft version is available for download on this page in both a PDF and Excel Spreadsheet version.  The spreadsheet can be filtered to obtain a list of dates forspecific events or classes etc.

The Sailing Handbook, which includes the 2017-2018 Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the principal series, is due to be published by Opening Day on September 2.

To download the PDF version (10 pages) - click here

To download the XLSX version - click here

Read more: Draft Sailing Program Released

Optimist TT Regatta at MHYC on September 10

TT2 MHYC 10 September

A fantastic Sydney spring day welcomed around 60 Opti sailors to Middle Harbour Yacht Club on Sunday for the 2nd round of the NSWIODA Travellers Trophy (which followed the 1st TT back in June at GRSC).

10 knots of consistent breeze greeted the sailors on water and RO Jeremy Atkinson was able to complete a total of 5 great races off Balmoral Beach.

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Sailors from RPAYC, GRSC, WSC, HHSC, NSC, SLMASC, MHYC, DAC, GSC, Ascham and Scots were represented across all fleets and it was great to see the excitement on many of their faces ahead of the new sailing season about to commence.

A fleet of 23 Intermediates and 30 Open fleet sailors competed over the 5 races. During presentations at the end of the day, Jeremy Atkinson made special mention of the good behaviours and sportsmanship being demonstrated by many sailors which was really pleasing to see.

We congratulate all sailors and recognise the below trophy winners for TT2:

Optimist Intermediate Fleet
1st place – Ben Costandi (GRSC)
2nd place – Cameron Scade (GRSC)
3rd place – Thomas Whitehead (Scots)

1st Female – Hannah Kernohan (GRSC)

Optimist Open Fleet
1st place – Finley Scade (WSC)
2nd place – Fletcher Walters (RPAYC)
3rd place – Daniel Links (RPAYC)

1st Female – Bridget Conrad (SLMASC)

We want to also acknowledge our small and great Green fleet sailors at this regatta who were under the supervision of Connor Campbell. The Green Fleet got 4 races in with big smiles on faces all day. Well done Green Fleet.

MHYC wishes to thank all volunteers who helped out on the day and in making the event a very enjoyable one indeed.

Congratulations to all the sailors.  Here are the winners.....

Results will soon be available here.

2017 09 10 Optimist TT2 at MHYC 9146 2017 09 10 Optimist TT2 at MHYC 6290 2017 09 10 Optimist TT2 at MHYC 6287 2017 09 10 Optimist TT2 at MHYC 6281 2017 09 10 Optimist TT2 at MHYC 6275
2017 09 10 Optimist TT2 at MHYC 6270        

Read more: Optimist TT Regatta at MHYC on September 10

Dinghy Storage Update

In order to help boost dinghy sailing activity at MHYC, hard stand and rack storage arrangements have recently been reviewed. 

A new license agreement has been developed and the storage rates updated.  Preferred storage locations will be allocated in favour of those boats which are most active.

All boats which have not lodged an application and arranged payment will need to be removed by the end of June. 

To download the 2017-2018 storage application form - click here

For additional information about dinghy storage, contact the Sailing Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Commodore's Front Up! Cup

The Commodore's Front Up! Cup gets the 2017-2018 sailing season underway this Saturday starting at 1230.

To download the Sailing Instructions - click here

To enter online - click here

To view entries & results - click here

 

Read more: Commodore's Front Up! Cup

Get Checked before the Season Starts

The 2017-2018 Sailing Season is approaching fast.

All yachts racing in MHYC events in the coming season are required to have successfully completed a safety audit for the category of races they are entering and the new Australian Sailing Special Regulations have come in to force as of July 1.  

MHYC has a capable team of accredited auditors who have worked hard through our Get Checked weekend in June and are now making themselves available to conduct further audits. Please note that safety audits conducted outside of the Get Checked weekend attract service fees ($50 for Categories 1-2, $30 for Categories 3-4 and $20 for Categories 5-7).

To book an audit for your yacht, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 9969 1244 to advise the boat name, safety category and preferred day and time.

 


 

Read more: Get Checked before the Season Starts

New Women's Keelboat Training Program

MHYC is launching a new keelboat program for women.

The program will incorporate a start crewing / start skippering course in September and October, followed by six coach-led training and racing sessions from November through March.  These sessions will all be held on Sundays and use the Melges 20's at MHYC.

If you are interested or want to know more, please email Deborah Dalziel (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Cathy Rofe (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Women's Discover Sailing Keelboat Course - October course fully booked. For future course enquiries email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To register for the Women's Melges 20 Keelboat Program - click here

 

Read more: New Women's Keelboat Training Program

Farr 40 NSW Championships 2018

3-4 February 2018

Notice of Race Notice of Race Amendment Sailing Instructions | Entries and Results

 

The Farr 40 Owners’ Group of Australia invites entries to the Farr 40 Australia NSW Championships being sailed on 3rd & 4th of February 2018.

The regatta will be held at the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC) which is located at Lower Parriwi Road, The Spit, Mosman NSW 2008.

Farr 40 website - click here

Farr 40 facebook - click here

 

Farr 40 Sailing at MHYC

Read more: Farr 40 NSW Championships 2018

Young MHYC sailors top ten at the 29er Worlds

MHYC Youth Members Lachie Brewer and Max Paul have finished in 6th place in the Gold Fleet at the 29er World Championships being held at Alamitos Bay Yacht Club in Long Beach, California.  They were the only Australian team to finish in the Top 10.

Making the Top 20 were Archie Cropley (past member) & Simon Murnaghan (current MHYC Youth Member) finsihed 11th with Flynn Twomey (current MHYC Youth Member) & John Cooley (past member) in 16th.  129 boats were split into Gold, Silver and Bronze fleets for the championships that were sailed in variable conditions.

For the final results – click here

Read more: Young MHYC sailors top ten at the 29er Worlds