9th April 2021 Mudlark
MINI-REGATTA & SHORT COURSE
To end our training season and subject to weather conditions, we will be holding a short course mini-regatta (short course format races) for combined LTS and Bronze sailors this Sunday morning. This will be followed by afternoon short course races at 2pm, again subject to weather conditions.
Morning Regatta Details:
- Four or five short windward and return races.
- Regatta points score system - one point for first, two for second etc with lowest points total overall winner with all races to count.
- Racing till 11.45 approx. followed by de-rig and free bar b q sausage sizzle.
LAST CHANCE - NEW TRAINING EVENT
The school holiday intro to sailing course for kids will be held next week....... Date: 12th – 16th April. .....To register click: here
If you know people who are interested, please send them the link - also at the Learn to Sail tab at our website.
LAST CHANCE - RST TRAINING
Service Provider: Perth Boat School
Date: Wed 14th April 2021
Venue: MYC (back up location is Maylands boat ramp)
Members who contribute to manning the Club support boat are eligible for a rebate for part of the course fee.
- Select Booking, Recreational Skipper’s Ticket and enter the fields.
- Basic 1 hr combo.
- Trainer’s Boat.
- Time and Place: Maylands, Wed 14th April, 8am. We have requested for MYC to be the actual venue. Backup venue will be at the Maylands boat ramp.
Complete all the fields and Pay.
Complete the self study as prompted by the website.
AGM NEXT SUNDAY 18TH APRIL
I look forward to seeing you AT THE CLUB'S AGM NEXT SUNDAY 18TH AT 12 NOON.
Please put the date in your diary.
Next week, the AGM will be followed by our last Club Championship Heat at 2pm and a free Pizza Social Dinner afterwards. Names in before racing please.
We are lucky at Maylands to have ample parking and boat-rigging on good lawns, as well as easy boat launching and retrieval. Many visitors comment on this when sailing with us. I visited Hillary's Yacht Club last weekend for the State Laser Titles and this is how competitors had to get out through the marina to the start line......
LATEST WEEKLY RESULTS - NOTE:
Results are published each Monday afternoon on the MYC web site
FOR LATEST RESULTS AND THOSE FOR THE 2019-20 SEASON: Click here
The Maylands Cup
New members may be surprised to know that organised sailing and regattas were held on our sailing courses from around the time of WWI by a club, then known as The Maylands Sailing Club. Above photo is from 1914 taken near our current Aerodrome mark.
The following is from The West Australian, page 7 of 13 January 1923. It was the Maylands Sailing Club’s first annual regatta. It must have been some regatta, featuring duck hunting!!:
“The Maylands Sailing Club will hold its first annual regatta this afternoon at the Maylands Jetty. The program is a good one, including swimming, canoeing, duck hunting, and yachting and all events can be seen from the jetty. Gold and silver medals and other trophies will be awarded to the winners of the minor events, whilst the winner of the yacht race will receive a silver cup, donated by Mr. R. T. Robinson, K.C.”
Cedric was the winner of that 1923 Cup. It was listed as owned by a T.DAVIS in 1921. ‘Cedric’ may well have been a 16 foot skiff. T. Davis and H. Sims were, at a very early date, connected with the Maylands Sailing Club. In The West Australian of 5 October 1916, the full committee was listed and we find:
Vice-Commodore, Mr.T. Davis; Rear-Commodore, Mr. H. Sims.
The Maylands Cup is our oldest memorabilia and it has been carefully preserved and can be viewed in the club rooms in its own cabinet.
Maylands had 8 skiffs in 1924. In a 24 February 1923 “Yachting Yelps” column in the Perth Mirror it was stated:
“The Maylands Sailing Club, having disposed of their fleet, have decided to adopt the 16ft. Skiff for their waters; and have taken the molds of several of the Mosman's Bay skiffs. They are also making use of the set of drawings of Intrepid (interstate champion for three years), which was presented to the club by Mr. George Press, of Sydney. Any yachting enthusiasts may also have these molds free of charge. A gala day will be held at Mosman's Bay on Saturday, March 10. An open yacht race will also be held — prizes 10 pounds. Entries close with J. T Norris on March 3, giving length of boat, sail area, skipper and distinguishing marks”.
Mr. H.Sims is mentioned in 1930 as being from the Mosman Bay Skiff Club. It is likely that is where the Maylands skiffs relocated, apparently in the late 1920s.
A history of the Maylands Yacht Club is being researched at the moment and it is hoped to produce a book, working title: Top of the River - Maylands Yacht Club - A history of sailing at Maylands. Stay tuned for more updates over winter.