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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

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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.

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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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Wattamolla or Boat Harbour Raft-up

Date; Sunday 10th March

Tides HW 11:28hrs 1.45m
LW 17:36hrs 0.36m

Radio Comms: VHF Channel 73

Subject to the sea state and weather we plan to congregate at Jibbon at 11:00hrs on the Sunday and sail to the final location.

Depending on conditions we can either raft up for lunch and drinks or meet on the beach.

I will have an inflatable to ferry people.

A call will be made on the Friday 8th as to the proposed location.

Please register your interest.

Organiser; Bill Dickson ph. 0428927071

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