The Multihull Yacht Club of Victoria is Australia’s oldest and most active multihull cruising and racing club - home of the Southern Oceans Multihull Regatta - the most challenging multihull regatta in the southern hemisphere! So take the time to find out more about what we do, and who we are. Come cruise and race with us, and you might discover a whole new world just over the horizon!
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Quote of the Month; The Commodore of the club leads by example, usually he leads round the race track as well-Joe King.
Due to unexpected circumstances Peccadillo is now looking again for delivery crew from Hamilton Island to Melbourne starting 19 September. Please, please contact Charles Meredith on 0419280322 or firstname.lastname@example.org if interested. Can do pick up/drop offs en route. Cheers Charles
John and Bruce Williams from Tyee III have persuaded their club
Sandringham YC to run a multihull division for their fixed mark pursuit
racing on Thursday evenings (daylight savings period only) and Sunday
Great work guys!
They are keen to encourage any Port Phillip based multis to
participate. In our discussions, Bruce and I felt that we need to
recognise that it make take a little while to get a fleet going and that
the small numbers are likely to mean that weekly...
racing on both days will be asking too much. To this end, I'd encourage
potential participants to contact me (email@example.com; 0419 280
322) to discuss how we might make this work (fortnightly/monthly races?
aim for a few specific dates? open to suggestions).
Your Committee has decided will be no pre-Festival of Sails (FOS) multihull regatta this year as there will be quite a few boats focussing on the King of the Gulf regatta in SA. There will however still be the multihull division in the FOS itself over the Australia Day weekend and we are hoping to see a good fleet for that this year.
From the FOS website http://festivalofsails.com.au/ -
ONLY 12 DAYS LEFT TO WIN YOUR WAY TO NEW YORK CITY!
Early bird entry in to the 2016 Festival of Sails closes November 30th - which means if you haven't already entered, you only have 12 days left to get your entry in to be in the draw for some fantastic prizes.
ALL entries received by November 30th will go in the draw to win a trip for two to NEW YORK CITY.
As well as the Big Apple prize, all interstate entries will go in the draw to win a Bausele watch - the official timepiece of the Festival of Sails.
Don't miss the boat by not registering your entry by November 30th!
The South Australians have been busy organising the second APC King of the Gulf Regatta, starting 19 February. Looks like there is already a contingent of MYCV boats going! Check it out at the Multihull Yacht Association of South Australia (MYASA) website or their Facebook page.
The MYCV AGM will still be at 7.00 pm Thursday 24th September (next week), but will now be downstairs at Hastings Yacht Club. Our meeting will be brief and then those that wish to can then join the talk by Bruce Taylor on Ocean Sailing and Safety at Sea upstairs at the Club. It is a club fundraiser but MYCV members at invited at the HYC member's rate - $25/head gets you the talk, supper and the bar will be open. HYC has been a long time supporter of the MYCV and SOMR so this is a great chance to give back!
Bruce Taylor is a great speaker; his knowledge of ocean sailing and racing is unsurpassed. He has competed in 34 Sydney to Hobart races, with two second placed, and a third.
Note: The talk by Dean van Teylingen on running rigging will be rescheduled to a later date
The MYCV Annual General Meeting will be held at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, at 7.30 pm on Thursday 24th September. If you wish to nominate for the Committee or to place an item on the Agenda, please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). We expect the proceedings to be brief this year as there are no constitutional changes or other major issues to be dealt with.
The AGM will be followed by a talk and Q&A session with Dean van Teylingen of Ropeable Pty Ltd. Dean is an expert on running rigging, including all the new fibres, what cover to use for best performance and what gives the best bang for buck for different needs, from cruisers to high performance boats. More details to follow.
Dinner will be available prior to the meeting at RMYS.
The Club has been informed that Rob Haylock (past member; Blithe Spirit and Rainbow Express) has passed away recently. There will be a wake for Rob at Port Melbourne Yacht Club this Thursday 27th, 4-7 pm to remember and celebrate his life. The family would like to invite all who knew Rob to attend.
MYCV extends our condolences to Rob's family and friends.