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The Weather – A Symposium

Robin Hewitt (father of Chris, loved chief training officer at Parkdale) will be delivering a presentation on The Weather

when asked about what the topic would involve, Robin remarked :

  • “The increasing accuracy and sophistication of weather information from the Bureau of Meteorology and other agencies provides wonderful and useful forecasts for our sailing.
  • So how do we move to a higher level of interpreting the information? 
  • Why don’t we get our sailing right all the time? 
  • What don’t the forecasts give us and how do we read the signs that are available all around us?

We are going to examine some concepts and understanding which will remove some guesswork and free-up the grey matter to work on some sailing applications such as the examples which will be given.”

Clearly, this will be a session not to be missed.  It will commence mid afternoon … after racing.

A gold coin donation will get you in and cold drinks across the bar will help you relax after the stresses of racing.

We look forward to seeing you down there.




A few interesting facts about this part man/part oracle include :

Robin started sailing in a mirror dinghy circa 1962 and built a 36-foot cruising yacht sailing offshore in 68-73 followed by construction of 50 ft ‘Yoko’ launched 1982. Sailed over 300 offshore races including 2 Melbourne-Osaka 2 handed and several south pacific events, 35 consecutive Melbourne-Hobart Westcoasters.

 A Yachtmaster instructor and Victorian yachtmaster examiner for many years. 

Learned most sailing the hard way as little advice was available and therefore a consequent interest in helping others. A keen interest in weather as limited funds meant sailing the ‘right way’ as distinct from spend to make it faster.

Current wind speed and direction updated every 10 mins

Learn to Sail Programmes

After  very successful learn to Sail Programmes last year we are already busy planning this season’s program. It was great to see so many juniors on the water having fun and learning to sail.

It was great to see the adults getting in on the action as well with a very successful Adult learn to sail programme introduction several new competitors into the racing fleet.

2017/18 Learn to Sail Program


Great Facilities and Company

The club room has the best view of of the Bay in Melbourne. After great sailing afternoon relax in the clubs with a drink,a snack and good company. The club has two rescue boats, small tenders, boat storage space and change rooms.

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Venue Hire 

With arguably the best views on the bay, Parkdale Yacht Club is the perfect venue for your special occasion, corporate events or photo shoots! With a full equipped commercial kitchen it will certainly meet your needs.

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Join PYC

Membership is open to all. This is a community club. If you are not that in to sailing, join up as a social member and enjoy the beautiful views offered by the best located sailing club in the bay, have a cool drink and watch the races whilst sitting on the deck.


Great sailing at a great location 

Every Sunday afternoon from the beginning of October to end of April racing begins at 1 pm. We are a small family friendly club with am emphasis on fun. We take our racing seriously too with lots of help for those just beginning. Come down and try sailing.

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