News for January 2012

Wayne's Woes

January 19, 2012
On reaching the spot where they were bobbing about in the choppy water, Wayne could be seen down in the engine bay and the news wasn't good.    
Waynes Woes 1

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Practice Time

January 17, 2012
Practice Time a
   
 Over 20 skppers and crew turned up for an informative Practice Day last Sunday and apart from learning a lot, got to enjoy a great day of sailing.
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"HOT" Birthday Cake

January 16, 2012
Hot Stuff Birthday 1
  

Seems like its the season for Birthday stories. John hit the big 50 last week and was presented on Saturday night with a special "Hot Stuff" cake. A short time later only the bow portion remained but the boat still seemed to be on an even keel !

Many happy returns John.

  
Hot Stuff Birthday 2

Wild Weather

January 12, 2012

Melbourne is serving up some unwelcome weather at the moment causing concern for those that have their boats around the Island. Apart from a few minor incidents, everyone seems to have come through it OK so far.

Jenny decided to brave a walk out to the pier on Wednesday and has sent in this shot of the wild water.

    
Wild Waves

New Spot for Norm

January 11, 2012
As boats gradually arrive back to the Island a few skippers have new spots - some permanent & others temporary. Long time member Norm and The Ark have been relocated a little further up the creek to the mooring alongside Binda and since his return Norm has quickly dropped back his regular routine. We understand that next weekend he will celebrate his 91st birthday! Congratulations Norm.   
Norm

Check that PFD

January 10, 2012
   in Victoria, PFD 1’s manufactured before 1996 are no longer compliant and MUST be REPLACED.
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Boxing Day Dash & M2H 2011

January 03, 2012
It was to be a very early start on Boxing Day.  Sharyn and Eric sailed Delta Lady to RBYC Christmas night and we were to meet there by 8.30am Boxing Day.  We left Brighton by 9am and headed to the start line alongside boats like Gusto .....
  
Dash 1
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Proud of the Boys

January 01, 2012
 
Halcyon_4

   

David and Leeton have just run their first Melbourne to Hobart aboard Halcyon.

Proud Mum Jenny has sent in a few lines and photos.

Now with Update !

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