Sunday 22nd March – Big day and marathon (working bee and ladies movie night coming up)

Some fun conditions last week and we got the juniors out in the water and three races completed in the afternoon. Well done to all.


Ironman event
This week we have the Ironman marathon in Melbourne. This means we will have an assortment of athletes running along the beach path in front of our club all afternoon and into the evening. The set up will be identical to last year which went off without a hitch.

Our club will be used for a number of things:
–  a drink station so there will be a large water container at the south end of the club as well as drink tables set up
– a toilet and first aid area, at the north end of the club

There will be a light station and toilet in place at the north end by Saturday. I have advised on the best location of these. Volunteers will commence setting up late Sunday morning. The first runner is expected between 1300-1400, and they go all the way through to midnight

So this is what we need to do:
– heartily support these athletes – good luck to member Aaron DeFina who is competing!
– cooperate with the organisers
– no boats to be sitting on the apron before or after the race
– de-rig all boats on the beach, and then when the path is clear, move into the shed or up the ramp promptly.

thanks for your patience, cooperation and courtesy.


Our Schedule for this week

0930 – 1130
Junior Sailing

Junior Race Training

Race Brief

Commodores #4, Grand Prix #5, Resail


Officer of the Day is Peter Monkouse, and in the Canteen is Danielle Bishop.

TWO more volunteers needed…!
We still require two more volunteers for Canteen duty on the 12th and 19h of April. Helping Lara prepare and serve lunches, having some fun and helping out the club, all you need to do is turn up at 0900 and stay through till after lunch. Please let Lara or me (Phil) know if you are available to help – this is not gender specific role!



and coming up….

Working Bee
On Saturday 28th March we will be holding a working bee at the Club from 0830 to 1200 (at the latest). Just some simple clean ups and wash downs to do, no special skills required. If you can make it for an hour, or two or three, greatly appreciated. More reminders to come!


Lady Commodores Movie Night for Ladies
A special Ladies Movie night for all ‘lady’ members and friends on Friday 27th March. Come and have some fun with a bubbles and the screening of “Cinderella” at Dendy Brighton. For all details click here



Port Phillip Women’s Championship series
PYCs Womens and Girls in Sailing representative Jane Grimshaw is keen to encourage all to consider participating in the Port Phillip Women’s Championship series which recently commenced.. More details here or contact Jane.

Presentation Lunch
Keep the date free, our Presentation Lunch will be on Sunday 24th May at the Club. More details to come.

Wanted: Flying Ant!
We have been contacted by a  fellow sailor from out Gippsland way who is looking for a wooden Flying Ant. If anybody is interested in following up, please email Andrew at


 and thanks to Bruce who has placed the live weather chart on to the front page of our website…looks great!


see you Sunday.