News for September 2010
This was our Commodore Des Fullarton's boat last year - all tricked up for the sail past. With only a couple of weeks to go, if you're an MMYC skipper, it's time you were putting some ideas together for your boat. Who knows - you may win "Best Boat 2010"!
1st prize - Dinner at Doyles valued at $150 with 2nd prize being 3 days on either slipway free of charge.Our Grand Day gets under way at 10:30 on October 17th. Don't miss it.
|Moondancer has been conspicuous by her absence in the winter races this season. Disinterest however is not the reason. Clashes of dates have seen Moondancer’s skipper away from our competition.|
|Saturday morning saw Peter all decked out in coveralls and mask sanding the hull back to a "competition finish" while an anxious skipper waited things out by the heater.|
|Earlier this year Peter Banham escaped for a few days of solo cruising. His long awaited account of the adventure is finally here for us all to enjoy.||
If you're a regular user of the Live Webcam you'll notice that it's access has been intermittent of late.
Whether it's due to the windy conditions of a week or so back or just the fact that it's been out in the elements for a number of years it appears as though some major work will need to be done to get it back online.
** Some further investigation has revealed that the cable extending to the camera needs replacing. This will be done ASAP.
Full Power on the Port Side
|A few around the club wondered if it would ever happen! But on Saturday the long awaited port engine, a 110 hp Volvo Penta, was dropped into place on Kaloha III. After a short trip down to the south wall to have the work done, skipper Bob can be seen arriving back on the mooring.|
David and Denise are lucky enough to be on a holiday in Vietnam.
They've sent through a few shots and a some notes about the trip.
The new MMYC Committee was formally introduced to members on Tuesday night at the 2010 AGM. Over thirty members attended the evening which presented a very short meeting and then an opportunity for all attending to catch up. For an outline of the new Committee members, check the article from the middle of August.