|Thursday saw our first twilight race for 2017. The evening was a classic summer evening - after a mild to warm sunny day we had a moderate to fresh sea breeze from the south shifting to the south east. In these conditions we had a turnout of 11 yachts - all started and all finished.|
|Mike Montgomery presents a summary of the wrap ups held for the sailing groups at MMYC||
|| I've had a holiday that's been more than full of boating activities. A few members who follow me on Facebook have kept up with my news but I've been asked to outline them here for the MMYC members and to include the various video clips that I've created along the way.
As we come closer to Christmas and the New Year it’s always good to reflect on the year gone by and it’s been a busy year for the club!
The past 12 months have continued to see some great improvements to the island by the club with new stairs to the upper deck, a new door and electronic control from the function room to the deck, lining to the Sutton Lounge slip way wall and as well as a makeover to the Sutton lounge which included a bar, paint job and new furniture. It’s a pleasure to be part of a club that is so active and I would like to thank everyone for their hard work at working bees and in doing odd jobs around the island from lawn improvements to painting and slip way repairs.
We have had some great functions at the club from the 91st Open Day celebrations to the regular Sutton Lounge Friday night events. We were all enthralled to hear the preparations of Shane Freeman for his race around the world and we also learnt more about boat insurance and life jacket maintenance at the monthly meetings.
Throughout all this we also had members active in fishing comps, nav rallies and sailing competitions as well as just enjoying boating (when the weather has been fine?). We also had a club member (Nigel Abbott) make world news with his daring rescue of passengers from a hot air balloon that was going to ditch in Port Phillip Bay (its worth a look on YouTube).
None of activities around the club or the facility improvements would have been possible without the committee who have done a huge amount of work to make everything possible. My sincere thanks to them and our past commodore Des Fullarton for their great efforts.
I just want to take this opportunity on behalf of the Mordialloc Motor Yacht Club committee to wish you and your families a truly wonderful Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!
Stay safe on the Bay or wherever you may be boating and we look forward to all that 2017 brings.
|Eight boats headed out in great conditions on Sunday to say farewell to Shane Freeman as he left for his trip to the UK.
Peter Follett got the first fishing competition under way during November with some big catches weighing in.
Attached are some photos of the day where we had perfect weather and best of all most people caught fish!