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2nd April 2021 Mudlark



 

NO SAILING THIS SUNDAY

EASTER MONDAY SAIL

 

Sailors (including trainees) are welcome to a practice sail on Monday 5th April.
Support boat assistance will be limited so check the weather conditions and number of sailors on the day. This will be a casual sail from 10.30am with the chance for impromptu coaching. Trainees can take this opportunity to firm up your skills before the mini regatta to be held on Sunday morning, 11th April - more details next week.


NEW TRAINING EVENT

The school holiday intro to sailing course for kids will be held this coming holidays....... 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.


SUPPORT BOAT AND OUR VOLUNTEERS

The Club is very fortunate to be able to count upon a number of regular volunteers who help out with a wide range of essential support activity, enabling our club to operate smoothly from week to week. Many of you will know Reza, who regularly runs our start box and records our finishing times. We also have many members helping out with training and our popular sausage sizzle.
An important function is that of our Support Boats. We rely on a roster system to spread the work across our members. Life member Terry Gaunt Snr, along with Brano Kresoje have generously volunteered to man the support boat for our Championship Heats this season.
For other races, we roster two other members, of which at least one must hold a Recreational Skipper’s Ticket (RST).  If you are interested in obtaining your RST, the club partially sponsors the cost of undertaking this course in return for participating in the support boat roster.  Please see the link below to join a group RST training session at Maylands (you can naturally choose your own RST provider).

I would like to sincerely thank all our members for volunteering their time with the Club.  Your contributions to any activity, be it a “Busy Bee” or taking on a Club Official role, is greatly appreciated.   Let’s continue to show our appreciation for our members and respect the voluntary nature of our sailing Club.


RST TRAINING - SUPPORT  BOAT

Service Provider: Perth Boat School

Date: Wed 14th April 2021

Time: 8am

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.

 
https://perthboatschool.com.au/

  • 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.


I look forward to seeing you on the water.
 

Mimi Secco

Commodore

 

 

 

FLEET NEWS

We conducted an interesting afternoon of short course racing last Sunday in ideal weather. The short course series is a great way to practice starting and has resulted in some close racing this season. We also had visiting GP14s and Sabres join us.
All photos courtesy Bob Jackson - thanks Bob.
Thanks also to Tom Arambasic for a fantastic and very tasty Peka meal after the racing - we all would like to have it again some time soon Tom!!
 


VISITING SABRES

Maylands Yacht Club hosted three visitors from Yanchep Sun City Yacht Club on Sunday 28th March, and Ray Martin from PDSC, allowing us to have 9 Sabres at the start line. Ray Martin showed he has not forgotten how to sail in the shifty breezes encountered over the Maylands courses. And the light sea breeze threw in plenty of shifts! The Yanchep visitors enjoyed their sailing, however, they forgot to follow the locals upwind, quickly sailing to the unfavoured Belmont shore after the boat start, only to see Ray Martin and the leading Maylands boats tack off to the west and get the lift of the strengthening breeze.
Nevertheless, Vince Rogers of Yanchep, sailing his new Sly Sabre #2144, did better in race #2 and was close to Anne Gaunt and Mimi Secco - both of whom had very good races too. Anne Gaunt was just in behind the leading Maylands boats, but Ray Martin stayed out in front of all comers in both races.
Thanks to Vince, Wayne Hartas and his son Braden Hartas - and Ray Martin, for paying us a welcome visit.



Yanchep Sun City sailor Braden Hartas #1800 with Vince Rogers in #2144 with Bruce Lee in front.


Chris gets a lift just after the start


Vince Rogers chases Mimi Secco


In the lead again - Ray Martin edges away from Chris Holyday downwind.


Ray Martin #1982 (PDSC visitor) and Chris Holyday #2023 split tacks with Bruce Lee not far behind - Ray won both races, with Chris and Bruce Lee sharing a second place each. Bruce was only ten seconds behind Chris in Race 2. 



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   
A LITTLE BIT OF HISTORY.

On Sunday while waving a ladder around at MYC I managed to knock two of the framed pennants off the North wall. In making repairs I noticed some script on paper which read:
PARMELIA RACE 1979 PLYMOUTH — FREMANTLE PRESENTED BY THE ROYAL CAPE YACHT CLUB TO PAST COMMODORE DOUG SAUNDERS WHO SAILED ABOARD “BLUEBELL” AN S.S. 34 SKIPPERED BY MAX SHEAN EX SUBMARINE COMMANDER, WINNING BOTH SECTIONS OF THE RACE ON HANDICAP.
I made contact with ex MYC sailor Lloyd Blake who is also a retired submariner. Lloyd knew Max well and informed me that he had sadly passed away in 2009, aged 90 years. Max Shean was highly decorated by the Govt of Aust, UK & USA - A very successful WWII Submarine Commander. A resident of Claremont, UWA Graduate (1945) Max was Patron of the Aust Submarine Association for many years. Our past commodore Doug Saunders (1976-78) sailed with Max in this race which was part of the WA 150 year anniversary in 1979. Blue Bell was built in the back yard and remains at FSC where Max’s family still sail her. The Parmelia race, organised by the RPYC traced the route of the merchant barque Parmelia that brought the first English migrants to the Swan River Colony. Plymouth to Fremantle via Cape Town is a distance of 10,548 nautical miles and competitors experienced the full range of oceanic conditions over the two legs. A true inter-ocean adventure. Those with a knowledge of WA sailing royalty will recognise some of the other entrants:

Perie Banou (Western Australia), S&S 34 sloop, 10.24 metres, Jon Sanders - fitted with a taller than standard rig. Panasonic (Western Australia), one-off ketch, 10.87 metres, Bill Lowe.
WAY 79 (Western Australia), one-off sloop, 10.67 metres, Richard Herring & Colin Reardon jointly. Tahara'a (Western Australia), RORC 39 sloop, 11.89 metres, Ray Parker.
Leschenault (Western Australia), one-off ketch, 12.19 metres, Bill Wales.
Catalpa (Western Australia), Bowman 47 ketch, 14.27 metres, Tony Chandler
Bounty (Western Australia), Hallberg Rassey 41 ketch, 12.50 metres, Max Winkless.
Success II (Western Australia), one-off ketch, 15.24 metres, Brian Kempthorne. Challenger (Western Australia), Curran 46 cutter, 13.87 metres, Dr. Jim Chute. Independent Endeavour (Western Australia), Swan 65 ketch, 19.66 metres, Skip Novak. Anaconda II (Australian Armed Services), one-off ketch, 25.45 metres, Josko Grubic. Siska (Western Australia), one-off sloop, 23.47 metres, Rolly Tasker

Max Shean proved to be the best planner. Bluebell virtually raced all the way and had the best Corrected Time to win the Overall trophy.
All of this got me to thinking that those fading pennants on our club wall all have a story to tell and point to the enormous part that MYC and its sailors have played in sailing and WA history. We should all be proud of this fine heritage. For me this is a reminder that sometimes accidents present us with fine opportunities.

Dave Ponton
 
 
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