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!
Quote of the Month
Quote of the Month; The Commodore of the club leads by example, usually he leads round the race track as well-Joe King.
Australia and the State Associations have agreed that Yachting Australia will
not issue physical cards as a matter of course to Silver and Gold card holders.
For this coming season, the Silver and Gold Cards will only be available on an
opt in basis for Clubs.MYCV has decided that for the 2013-14
season we would like our members to continue to receive a card. You will
therefore receive a card and letter from Yachting Australia in the month after we
update the Yachting Australia database, myClub.
All club members,
irrespective of whether their club has indicated that they would like them to
receive a card for this coming year or not, can access a printable PDF online
via mySailor. This includes your Sailor Identification Number, your club name (and
other clubs of which you are a member) and any Yachting Australia qualifications
you hold (in which case you will receive a Gold Card).
The online card also
evidences that a sailor is entitled to race in compliance with the Racing Rules
of Sailing (Rule 46 Person in Charge and Rule 56 Crew).
The benefits cardholders
receive remain unchanged, including Personal Accident Insurance and access to
offers from Yachting Australia Loyalty Partners. You do not need a physical
card to access these benefits, but you do need to have up to date information
ensure a smooth transition to the online card system, all club members are
asked to update their details on mySailor, in particular a current email
address. A current email address will allow you to retrieve your password if
forgotten. If you don’t have a current email address in the system and need to
retrieve your password you will need to contact the club directly to enter it
for you. Your letter from Yachting Australia will tell you what is currently on
your mySailor account and how you can update it.
important to note that by having a Sailor Identification Number an individual
is not a member of Yachting Australia. Your club is a member of, and pays an
affiliation fee to, the State Association which in turn is a member of and pays
a fee to Yachting Australia, allowing both organisations to continue to support
clubs across the country in numerous ways.
cost savings made by not mailing a physical card will be invested in developing
and promoting sailing. In particular it will enable a significant investment to
move the Sailing Information and Management Systems (myCentre, myClass, myClub,
myWebsite and mySailor) to a new provider and platform, Sporting Pulse Ltd, a
major provider of information technology solutions to many Australian sports.
will also enable continued development and funding of the Discover Sailing
which aims to increase participation in sailing and club membership.
Had a chat with several of the Offshore Racing Club of Vic (ORCV) committee members recently, and they are very open to exploring having a multihull division in their races. They have invited MYCV boats to join their Melbourne-Geelong race on September 7 (election day!). Its a Category 5 race (same as FOS passage race), but has a more interesting course, with an initial leg down the Bay (various options depending on weather) before turning to Geelong. Have a look at www.orcv.org.au for more details. Peccadillo and Patronus are up for it, but we really need 3-4 boats to make a division. I know a lot of members are up at Airlie at the moment (Fifty-fifty is doing well I hear), but if anyone is interested to enter, please contact me on 0419 280 322. Cheers, Charles Meredith