During the month of July during the school holidays three of MMYC junior sailors Zac Heyes and Holly Shepherd competed in the open fleet and Mackenzie Heyes completed in the intermediate fleet at the Queensland Youth Week Championships, This was high quality fleet with the best kids competing from all over Australia and some internationals as well!
We rented a motor home from Bendigo with a friend from Mornington yacht club(Cam and William McKenzie) and towed the rib behind it with opties strapped on top of the rib. The kids loved traveling in the motor! We stopped at the Dish in Parkes then stoped overnight in a truck stop just south of Moore.
MMYC Junior sailing
During the month of May two of MMYC junior sailors Zac Heyes and Holly Shepherd competed in the open fleet at the Icicles regatta held at Royal Brighton Yacht club, Holly was only able to sail on one weekend of the regatta as the Shepherds had a family holiday doing a cruise on the south pacific!
Of the five weekends of May two were blown out with 30 – 40 knots and the other three were sailed in perfect autumn weather with 5 to 10 knot winds.
After 10 races in a very competitive fleet of sailors from around the bay, Zac Heyes came out on top and won the open fleet by one point with 22 points. Holly finished down the order as she missed 7 out of the 10 races with her trip away and then missing due to weather!
Zac Heyes also has had some great news on the back of some impressive sailing and great results over the sailing season, he has been invited into the Victorian Opti State Squad (VOSS) he is one of twelve sailors selected each year and now will be attending sailing camps throughout the year with specialty coaching and be part of the team at regattas throughout the year! WELL DONE ZAC
We are putting together the sailing program for the upcoming season for our junior sailing team, green fleet and open fleet, we are thinking of running the racing separate to the main fleet on Sunday mornings with a 10.30am start time. We will be looking for Parents to help with running the racing and helping out! We need to step the junior sailing up a level this year and get the kids motivated to sail each week! I think we have started a great junior sailing team and I am looking forward to the upcoming season.
Working Bee to be held on Sunday 31st May, from 8:00am to 12:00
We are splitting our membership into two halves and invite Members with surnames beginning with A through to I to attend.
Please note craft should be removed from Yard prior to this Working Bee as winter storage will be charged on all Craft in the Yard on the day of the Working Bee.
Three jobs we will be doing are
1. Fitting Shade Cloth to the new fence being organised by NOEL CASS
2. Replacing Carpet on the Recovery Trolley for McCaw.
We have the carpet and adhesive . We just need a few skilled artisans to cut and glue.
3. Cleaning Recovery Trailers galvanising and painting with Cold Gal.More artisans with tools are required.
Other jobs as previously mentioned are:
• Trimming boardwalk
• Whipper snipping and mowing
• Moving club boats to top racks
• Cleaning kitchen and toilets
• Sweeping Paths
• Cleaning Patrol Boat sheds and Sail Room
• Morning Tea 10.AM