Victoria Yachting

Club  e-newsletter December 2014

Club e-newsletter December 2014

17/12/2014, Victoria, Yachting, Yachting Victoria, Article # 6502707
Club Members e-newsletter December 2014    


Club Members e-newsletter December 2014


Give your Friends and Family a Discover Sailing Course for Christmas: Stuck for a Christmas present this holiday season, then why not give your loved ones the opportunity to Discover Sailing at one of Victoria's many accredited Discover Sailing centres. Find out more

$5000 Cash to Splash with Club Marine: For boat owners, what better way to start the coming boating season than with an extra $5000 cash to splash this summer. The possibilities are endless, from lashing out on new fishing gear, to overhauling the sails, upgrading the outboard or maybe a boatload of new water toys the whole family can enjoy.more

Matt Carroll appointed Chief Executive Officer of Yachting Australia: Yachting Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of experienced and respected sports administrator Matt Carroll to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Matt commences with Yachting Australia on Monday 24 November 2014, replacing Phil Jones who is leaving the organisation after 17 years at the helm.more

Inclusive Club Standard: The launch of the Inclusive Club Standard during October has received a very positive response from our member clubs; this week we are pleased to congratulate the following clubs for adopting the Inclusive Club Standard: Carrum Sailing and Motor Boat Club, Docklands Yacht Club, Mordialloc Motor Yacht Club and Westernport Yacht Club.The Inclusive Club Standard has been designed to facilitate assessment and planning efforts with respect to inclusion. The document contains multiple checklists that enable clubs to evaluate their inclusiveness. Space is provided for clubs to note what actions they need to undertake to become more inclusive. For more information on the Inclusive Club Standard click here.

'Vic Central' at Aus Youth Champs: With the thanks from a number of key Coaching Committee members Yachting Victoria will be providing a central location to all Victorian members during the Youthâ??s and Opti Nationals in January.more

Interested in supporting a Victorian Sailor in their Olympic dream? Jeremy O'Connell is a world-class international sailor with the goal of representing Australia at the 2016 and 2020 Olympic Games. Find out more

Making your Club more Inclusive: Find out how you can make your club more inclusive by clicking here to watch the presentation from the Yachting Victoria Club conference, and or downloading the Inclusive Club Standard document from the Yachting Victoria website.

Albert Park Yacht Club to host the inaugural Victorian Team Sailing Championships Albert Park Yacht Club is pleased to announce the dates for the inaugural Victorian Team Sailing Championships. More

School Sailing Expands Division 2 Competition In response to the number of schools and teams interested in competing in the John Middleton School Team Sailing competition. More

Junior School Sailing Carnival Succes: Monday the 17th of November saw the running of the first of two Junior School Sailing Carnivals? on Albert Park Lake for the 2014 â?? 15 season. The carnival looks to engage with junior schools with the goal of creating pathways for their sailors into Senior School Sailing teams. Run in the Boatshed owned OziOptis, schools each enter a team of four to compete in a Team Sailing format of 4 v4 across. more

Study Resort Management at William Angliss Institute: Do you love the thrill and freedom of being on the water? There are many rewarding careers available in water recreation with options such as guiding, kayaking and snorkeling activities, boat handling and small boat sailing instruction.more

Upcoming changes to marine services: The Bureau of Meteorology would like to keep you informed about a number of changes to our MetEye, Marine and Tide services over the next few weeks.more

Laafin from Phillip Island to Port Phillip for maiden Festival of Sails: After November 30, entrants for next Januaryâ??s Festival of Sails will be no longer be able to take advantage of the $50 early entry discount, and will sadly miss the chance to win a holiday for two to tropical Fiji after this Sundayâ??s early bird cut-off.more

YV Merchandise and Co-branding Opportunity: Yachting Victoria, in conjunction with Gill, have selected a fantastic Range of Gill Merchandise to carry the YV logo. This is for individual sailors, or for Clubs, Classes and Teams to co brand and bulk order. Individual Sailors, Clubs and Classes can select and buy from this great range of merchandise including the crew jacket, polo shirt, t-shirt, cap, shorts, visor, race bib, rash vest and the famous YV hoodie. more

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Sail Melbourne

ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne 

The ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne finished up on Sunday 14th December. The World Cup this year saw over 800 competitors from 33 nations and over 230 volunteers, in what was a fantastic week on and off the water.

Fan cranks up for final Melbourne day: A second and final set of medal winning performances brought the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup -Melbourne to a close on Sunday December 14.Some of the day’s highlights on the Stadium course included Tom Burton’s trifecta of gold medal Laser wins at this World Cup event, the Australian identical twins out-sailing the Portuguese brothers in the 470s and the final epic Finn grudge match between Great Britain’s Ed Wright and Oli Tweddell that went the Brit’s way.

Check out all the highlights from the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup - Melbourne including results, stories, images and videos from the event, on the event website and Facebook page

If you would like to purchase high res images from the official event photographer Jeff Crow - Sport the library-  please click here 

Discover Sailing 

Bring a friend along for free to the many Discover Sailing Day’s throughout Victoria; our national day is October 26th but if this day doesn’t suit your needs you can search your clubs day by utilising our ‘Program Finder’ (below link) to see what date they are hosting Discover Sailing Day(s). Yachting Victoria have strongly supported clubs to host multiple days, this information can be found via the Program Finder also. Read More

Program Finder


Powerboat Handling Courses: Completing your powerboat handling course is an excellent way to be involved in the on-water activity at your club.
You learn how to operate a powerboat using a variety of high and low speed manoeuvring and safe operations of the vessel. There are several Powerboat Handling Courses coming up over the Summer  period. Find out more

For all Tackers Courses click here
For all Dinghy Courses click here
For all Keelboat/Trailable Courses click here
For all Instructor Courses click here

One of the best ways to help your club grow and prosper is to bring a non-sailing friend to your clubs Discover Sailing Day. Show them the great opportunities and fun that can be had at your club.  

Race Officials

Register in one of our Race Officer Seminars Today: A number of Race Officer seminars have been well attended in the past months, as well many clubs have been running race management volunteer training sessions during the off season. Find out more

31st January, 2015 – Race Officer Course – Hampton Sailing Club

ISAF IRO Seminar: This year the 2014 International Race Officers Seminar was held in Melbourne from Friday the 5th –Sunday the 7th of December at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.19 participants attended the seminar which was led by presenters Rob Lamb (UK) and John Parrish (NZ) with the assistance of Kevin and Ross Wilson (AUS).Whilst the majority of participants came from Victoria and interstate to attend the seminar participants also traveled to Melbourne from China, France, Singapore and the United Kingdom to attend. The seminar was a success concluding with 11 of the 19 participants extending their stay in Melbourne to participate in the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup – Melbourne.

Women and Girls in Sailing

Pearls from the Wild Side Pearls of wisdom was the order of the day for the Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) Ocean Girls pre Christmas primer on Thursday 4 December 2014. More

Women Take the Lead ‘Beyond the Bay’ The Ocean Racing Club of Victoria (ORCV) completed their 2014 ‘Beyond the Bay’(BTB) program over the weekend of 22-23 November 2014 with the Latitude Series of races, giving many the opportunity for their first experience of transitting Port Phillip Heads. More

Beyond the Bay' gives Nicole Latitude Meet a newbie keelboat sailor who has become hooked on sailing and is now hurdling over every sailing challenge thrown at her and having a ball. More

Sarah Blanck Regatta - A Great Step for Women & Girls in Sailing ‘A great step for Women and Girls in Sailing’ was the summing up of the inaugural Sarah Blanck Regatta by YV Board Marg Douglas, a long standing club member, current Sailing School Principal and Tackers Co-ordinator at Westernport Yacht Club (WYC). More

WGIS Committee seeking new member The Women & Girls in Sailing Committee of Yachting Victoria are seeking an enthusiastic person with skills in areas of website and communications to join our committee. More

WGIS seeking Volunteer Copywriters The Women & Girls in Sailing (WGIS) Committee is seeking enthusiastic writers with an interest in sailing to assist with promoting events for women and girls across Victoria. More


Sailability Victoria

International Day of Persons with Disability – Wednesday 3rd December:International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) is held on 3 December each year. IDPwD is a United Nations sanctioned day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate the achievements and contributions of people with disability.more

Newhaven Sailability program is on the water: We had ideal weather that allowed us to take students out sailing in marina based boats. It was a privilege to interact with such remarkable and brave students. more

Other News

Australian Sailing Youth Team Policy 2015 - Update: The selection process for the Australian Sailing Youth Team (ASYT) to attend the above event varies from that adopted in previous years. These notes provide background to the changes and examples of how the point score for nomination will be calculated.more

B14 World Championship: The B14 Skiff Sailing World Championship are coming to McCrae Yacht Club in just over a months time December 27 - 6 Jan 2015! It's set to be an exciting event, to find out more information or to enter head to the McCrae Yacht Club website. More

America’s Cup and Olympic stars heading to Sorrento for McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Moth Worlds:America’s Cup stars, Olympic medallists and world champions are among the record 150 plus sailors who will converge on Port Phillip in the New Year when the Sorrento Sailing Couta Boat Club (SSCBC) in Victoria hosts the McDougall + McConaghy 2015 Moth World Championship from 9-16 January, 2015, on Port Phillip. See more

Young Victorians take on the Tasar Worlds: One of the many benefits with the Tasar class is that it has regular World Championships scheduled in interesting and exotic locations around the world. This year the World Championship is being sailed in Busselton, Western Australia, with a fleet of over 120 Tasars.more

2016 Australian Youth Championships date change: Following extensive consultation with States and Classes, Yachting Australia will move the Australian Youth Championships from its current 6-10 January timeslot to 10-14 January from 2016 onwards, when the event visits New South Wales and for at least two editions.more

Sail Sydney Results Victorian Laser sailor Jeremy O’Connell launched his summer campaign with a gold medal result in the Laser Standard class, his first series win at Sail Sydney. More

Dual Olympian Krystal Weir announces her retirement from Olympic Sailing: Former Australian Sailing Team member and dual Olympian Krystal Weir (VIC) has announced her retirement from Olympic Sailing.more

First Abu Dhabi, ISAF Sailing World Cup Medals Decided The first medals have been decided at the 2014 ISAF Sailing World Cup Final in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. More

Club Marine Series – You just have to love him Results from race day three of the Club Marine Series are now available. More

Go For Gold Black Rock Yacht Club's annual Go for Gold Regatta took place over the weekend Saturday 29 & Sunday 30 November 2014. Black Rock Yacht Club’s Go for Gold Regatta has been going strong for more than 20 years. More
Clubs come together for Family Fun and Sailing Sunday the 30th of November saw the first inter-club adventure sailing day between SSCBC, BYS and RYC in more than 10 years. More

2014 Chapple's Cairn Curran Estate Fireball Victorian Championships It has been almost 30 years, but the International Fireball Association of Victoria headed back to Cairn Curran to run the 2014 state championships. More

2015 Australian O'pen Bic Cup: The 2015 O'pen Bic Cup is only 8 weeks away and will take place at Sandringham Yacht Club in the new year 18-22nd January 2015.more

Skipper sets sail in Worlds toughest race to raise skin cancer awareness:A BOAT broker is hoping it will be plain sailing as he takes on the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race to raise awareness about the deadly skin cancer that killed a lifelong friend.more

The RS Aero arrives in Australia: The RS Aero, a revolutionary new single handed boat from RS Sailing, will arrive in Australia at the end of November 2014. Four demonstration boats are being shipped in to Sailing Raceboats Pty Ltd which is based in Sandringham, Victoria.more

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Yachting Victoria e-newsletter September/October 2014

Yachting Victoria e-newsletter September/October 2014

07/10/2014, Victoria, Yachting, Yachting Victoria, Article # 4767988