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Awards Night and Dinner


Greetings Port Hacking Sailing Member, 
The sailing committee invites all to celebrate at the presentation dinner.

Please make-up boat tables and respond with your booking now. Don't forget to nominate boats and crew for the
new awards.

Awards Night of Nights Dinner
Celebrating the 2020-21 year of sailing. Saturday 22nd May 2021 from 6.30pm – 7pm for pre-dinner drinks. Awards and prizes, 3 course meal and entertainment (excluding drinks) – only $50 per head.

Early bird – special – Book and pay in one transaction (online) for whole table of 10 by 15 May 2021 - 2 bottles of wine will be provided to table (1 red/1 white).

When booking please provide name of yacht (you sail on), name of ‘associate’ yacht if you want to share a table, name of attendees (if available), and any dietary requirements with name of relevant attendee.

Book and pay now at RMYC Port Hacking reception desk or <Book now by Clicking Here>.

Our Awards Night is themed “Icons of the Seas” – any person, thing or event – get your imaginative juices working, dress up, and have some fun. Best dressed prizes female, male and table.

Remember to nominate for the following awards on the home page.
Most Improved Crew
Only when Sailing Award

We look forward to celebrating the season and recognising the winning boats, crews and members.

Yours in Sailing RMYC Port Hacking Sailing Committee

Neville Wittey on Improvement

You are invited to attend the upcoming presentation How To Improve Your Yacht's Performance

The night is intended to provide hints tips and feedback on how to improve your yacht performance.

Neville Wittey is an Olympic champion, America's Cup captain, winner of multiple national and world championships amongst many other accolades -

Neville will be observing, photographing and videoing the racing yachts during our Wednesday Twilight races in March, to get feedback on your yacht, please sail the twilight race series.

We also invite you to stay for dinner, a drink and an informal chat after. Look forward to seeing you there.

Alistair Rowe,

Sailing Captain

South Coast Cruise

Yachts are planning to cruise the south Coast of NSW.

Schedule to start from Port Hacking on March 8th.

Departing from Port Hacking and cruising to such destinations as Crookhaven Heads, Jervis Bay, Ulladulla, Bateman’s Bay, Moruya, Bermagui and arriving Eden by the 17th of March.

Similar ports on the return journey arriving back in Port Hacking around 26th March.

An invitation is extended to other interested yachts to join for the South Coast cruise or part of.

If interested please contact either Bruce Munro from “Amazing Grace” or Bill Dickson from “Rêve” for more details.

The cruise is not directly associated with the RMYCPH-sailing and therefore it is the discretion of the individuals to participate.

 

Novice Skippers and Australia Day 2021

Novice Skippers race on the Broadwater will take place on Australia day.
Each yacht to organise their own BBQ/Picnic and remain on board.
Start times will be displayed the day before.
After the race we will make our way to a calm location to be advised on the day;
We will be in close company but complying with the COVID directions.
Bring your swimming gear as it will be hot and we should be able to swim from the yachts.
The band will operate from Inception and song sheets will be distributed so we expect all to be in fine voice.
Bring your stories, poems or just be Australian. Prizes for each performance (and the race).
Entry: A bottle of wine.

Summary

  • Race for all skippers who have not won a race or cannot remember.
  • BBQ/Picnic after on board each yacht.
  • Music by the famous Chilton band.
  • Bring your favourite Australian stories, Poems, Food and good humour for all to hear or see.
  • Entry by bottle, prizes for winners and bottles circulated for best presentations.
  • Tides perfect for morning and evening runs to the Broadwater.
  • Please submit your interest on the entry form below.
  • Location for raft-up will be published prior to Australia Day.
  • Course on the Broadwater - See Racing Handbook (Section 21) Page 62 for racing instructions or click here.

More information: Contact John Barter mob: 0418 253 479 email: john.barter1@bigpond.com

Australia Day 2021 Entries

BoatNovice SkipperMobileRequestsStart timePlace
Mangrove JackJohn Duff0400 854 08812:081
MajellaChris Milross0407 367 978May leave after the race.12:052
SharonaRoslyn Rowland 0437 267 68312:023
ReveLynden Dickson0428 927 071May require mooring12:034
InceptionDave Charlton0400 235 01512:045
Possible DreamAngus Gibson0419 441 201Late cancellation12:00DNC
ExcentricTBA0439 139 672Cancelled entry12:13DNC
L'attitudeMargi Clarke0418 25 37912:15RET

Can't make it this time:
Matt Short, Yknot, Rhumb Line, Wild Goose, Endless Summer, Axiom, Chillout, Excentric (late scratching).

Print Race Instructions and Berthing Plan

Your Comments:
John, thanks very much for organising a fantastic day, my crew and myself had a fun day with just the right mix of drama and fun! Cheers Richard for Sharona

End of 2020 sailing celebration

Cruising Talk

Please book your table here
Gordon and Louise Coates picked up the Elba 45 catamaran vessel and sailed it from Saint-Tropez in the south of France, to Gibraltar, where they picked up a friend, and then on to the Canary Islands, across the Atlantic Ocean to Martinique, through the Panama Canal and on to Tahiti, are relieved to be back with family and friends after the coronavirus pandemic hit while they were sailing a catamaran home from France.
The last leg of their 13,500 kilometre "bucket list" voyage was extremely harrowing for Gordon and Louise Coates. After going through the Panama Canal, they sailed to Tahiti but were forbidden to land on any of the outer islands. "We put our faith in technology, including our satellite communication system, and the seaworthiness of the boat”.
Twenty-eight days later, and after sailing through the tail end of Cyclone Harold, they arrived at Southport in Queensland, where they were ordered into hotel isolation.

Cruising Talk


You are invited to a talk by Chris Morgan (Wild Goose crew) at RMYC- Port Hacking on Tuesday 3rd March,  6.30pm – 7.30pm (Dinner from 7.30pm), on; Buying a boat in Europe and sailing the Med

  • How to save money buying a boat in Europe- then enjoy sailing the Med
  • 70 Greek Islands , 13,000 miles and 9 seasons later
  • One couples journey – with crew from the Shire

Also; Barbara (Sweet Chariot crew) will talk on her experiences crewing for Chris in the Med.
Attending: (59) Rowe-2, Barter-2, David Blake-1, Jeanne/Noel Sorrenti-2, Graham Crowther-1, Martin Tabone-2, Barbara Anderson-1, Tim Dodds-1, Barry Saunders-2, Jim and Ginny Lupton-2, Rex Levi-3, Graeme Amey-1, Kevin Oldfield-2, David Harper-2, Nic Hoiles-2, Bill Dickson-2, Jordan Scott-1, Phil Jobe-6, David Newton-1, John Hume-5, Chris Morgan-4, Luke Streater-1, Brett Parr-1, Steven Ide-2, Harold Mattner-2, Adam Lewis-1, Lynne Ward-1, Marion Howell-3, Gordon Knight-2.
Can't make it this time: David Cartmer, Gary Fielder, Ken Teiffel, Russel Barnes, Peter Rochaix, Ian Lee, Dave Mackay, Allan Shardlow, Jim Crowhurst, James Parsons, Jason Smit, Ralph Skelton, Craig Boddington, Don Parker, Ray Lewis, Glenn Smith, Jared Macquart, Bill Gawne, Keith Chidsey, Chris Milross, Andy Crawford, Dave Johnston, Kenneth Lee, David Charlton, Christopher Wilkins, Tony Galwey, Edith Cartmer, Leo Delisson, Neil Rendell, Mark Pescud, Steven Saunders, Steve Dykes.


Australia Day - Novice Skippers 2020

BoatChairsTable PlacesNovice SkipperParty #StartPlace
L'attitude1834Jen Barter1012:111
Axiom80Malcolm Craig812:092
Sweet Chariot44Steve Saunders412:013
Whispering00Tim Vandalaan212:064
Mangrove Jack20Rene412:085
Majella44Peter412:056
Possible Dream88Alan Shardlow812:007
Inception80Steve Chilton812:028
Defiance99Kylie Short912:049
Totals6159Novice Skipper57StartPlace

 

Christmas Celebrations 18th December 2019 (Completed)

After last Wednesday Twilight race of 2019.

Prizes will be awarded for the following;

  • Best decorated boat - Yknot (determined by raffle).
  • Best decorated table - L'attitude/Possible Dream (by bar staff).
  • Winner of the "Selling Season series" - Mangrove Jack.
  • Winner of the "Investment series" - L'attitude (on count-back with 2 others on 39 points).
  • Winner of the last race - L'attitude (Determined by draw).

Join in the Christmas celebrations.

Cruising North Talk

Presentation Night Tuesday 26th November 6pm.
RMYC Port Hacking, Restaurant.

Cruising North 2019.
A short presentation and discussion on 5 Port Hacking yachts which cruised along the New South Wales and Queensland Coast from May till November 2019.
Topics covered are;

  • The Preparation and planning
  • Cruising the coast and islands
  • Highlights and Challenges

Attendees are encourage to arrive at 6 pm and pre-order meals to be ready for a 7:30pm finish.

For catering purposes please register your interest and numbers to Bill Dickson by SMS to  0428 927 071

Discover Sailing Day

Port Hacking Sailing is proud to join Australian Sailing and fellow yacht & sailing clubs nationwide to offer a day for everyone to "Discover Sailing"

Our Discover Sailing Day is designed to show members of the community just how much fun, how safe and how affordable sailing can be. It is a great way to find out if you would like to learn more about sailing, develop your skills and take up sailing as a sport or pastime.

We welcome you to our Club to enjoy a new activity, see our Shire from a different angle, join us for a bite to eat and to socialise with other fun-loving Shire residents!

As you will be sailing on a keelboat/yacht from 20ft (6m) to 50ft (15m) with an experienced crew we cannot cater for children under 18 years of age due to life jacket and parental/guardian requirements.

We provide the boats & safety equipment, along with a light lunch – all you have to do is wear comfortable clothes & enclosed non-marking shoes, bring a hat, some sunscreen and bucket loads of enthusiasm!

A dedicated host will welcome you to the Club, answer any questions about sailing and ensure you have an enjoyable and safe day out.

We highly recommend that you register online in advance to secure your spot!

Many thanks, James Morgan (0468 495 848)

Wattamolla 21-July-2019

Met at Jibbon cardinal mark at 11am for the final go ahead on VHF73. We had many last minute cancellations, however, Excentric joined us after along absence and a new boat Cordila a seawind 850 skippered by Glenn Fogarty. New boats were helped in by the laying of port and starboard marks and all anchored without difficulty in at least 3 metres of water. We had 7 boats in all and enjoyed lunch in perfect winter conditions.

Click photo for more

At 1330 the ex Master (retired) managed to get all ashore for some camaraderie and pictures (seen above). At 1430 the crew were ferried back to their respective boats for the return cruise. Most motored but at least 2 sailed in light northerly conditions. Most boats were safely back in port by 1600. I believe a great day was had by all.
Please send your photos and remarks to john.bater1@bigpond to have them included here.
Feedback;
Hi John, Thanks for organising a great day yesterday. We all enjoyed the day, perfect weather, lovely spot and thanks for ferrying us back and forth to the beach. It was great to catch up with old and new friends,. We even saw a seal and whales on the way. Cheers Alison, Sweet Chariot.

Hi John, Thanks so much for organising Sunday's cruise to Watamolla. It was a beautiful day and we thoroughly enjoyed exploring the area as well as spotting a whale or two and a seal sunning himself too. Please find here a couple of photos we took on the day. Warm regards, Di and Steve (from Sweet Chariot).

Attended (7): L'attitude, Sweet Chariot, Excentric, Mangrove Jack, Inception, Chinook, Cordila seawind 850.
Interested (14): L'attitude with dingy, Sweet Chariot, Mica, Free Spirit (not July), Big Foot (Aug), Inception, Mangrove Jack, l'amour de la vie (maybe), Axiom, Rhumb Line, Chinook (July), Windsong (Aug4), Pied Piper (Maybe), Aeolus (maybe), Excentric with dingy.
Can't make it this time: Possible Dream, Reve, Yknot, Whispering, Sailmates, SteadFast, Kite Runner, Juggernaut, Wild Goose, Airstream.

Whale Watch - 9-June-2019

Whale Watching and Raft up for Hot Pies and Beer at Jibbon on Sunday 9th June
Suggest we venture south initially and move north as far as Cape Solander. Please listen and call on VHF 16/73 for updates or sightings. Or Contact Alistair Rowe on 0432424629
Whales require 'personal space', and harassment may severely stress them – possibly causing accidents both for humans and whales if the whales feel threatened.
This is especially important in the case of the adults with calves, which may be either resting or suckling.
Research has shown that whales are highly sensitive to engine noises.
You should also be aware that during the mating season, males competing for females may engage in rough physical contact.
All whale watching yachts are to keep within the guidelines set down by National Parks.
This means that we must not go within 100m of the whale (or 300 if with calf) and do not disturb their migration.

Lisa Blair Presentation

Tuesday 19th March 2019 RMYC 6pm drinks.
Talk by Lisa from 6:30 for approximately 60 minutes with question time. Biography-Lisa Blair
More: Solo around Antarctica / Solo around Australia
Tuesday 19th March 2019 RMYC 6pm drinks.
Talk by Lisa from 6:30 for approximately 60 minutes with question time. Biography-Lisa Blair
More: Solo around Antarctica / Solo around Australia
All are welcome and what a great opportunity to bring sons, daughters, wives and husbands along to listen to this inspiring young woman. There will be a $20 collection which goes directly to Lisa to fund her work.
Lisa first discovered boats when she was 22, working as a hostess on a sailing boat in the Whitsundays, yet had sailed around the world by the time she was 27 clocking up over 50,000 nautical miles. By then, she'd already decided her natural step forward would be to go solo and this has seen her add another 20,000 nautical miles to her experience.
Lisa comments "I now love the solo aspect of sailing and that there's no one else to rely on. If I don't get up and check the instruments or fix what's broken, there's no one else to pick up the slack. For me it's the challenge of keeping both myself, and Climate Action Now together."
All are welcome and what a great opportunity to bring sons, daughters,  wives and husbands along to listen to this inspiring young woman. There will be a $20 collection which goes directly to Lisa to fund her work.

Lisa first discovered boats when she was 22, working as a hostess on a sailing boat in the Whitsundays, yet had sailed around the world by the time she was 27 clocking up over 50,000 nautical miles. By then, she'd already decided her natural step forward would be to go solo and this has seen her add another 20,000 nautical miles to her experience.
Lisa comments "I now love the solo aspect of sailing and that there's no one else to rely on. If I don't get up and check the instruments or fix what's broken, there's no one else to pick up the slack. For me it's the challenge of keeping both myself, and Climate Action Now together."

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