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Strategic Planning Workshop - Thursday 30 March

All HBYC members are invited to attend the HBYC Vision 2020 Strategic Planning Workshop on Thursday 30 March from 6pm-9.30pm. You can find out more here.
For catering and seating purposes, please register your attendance here.
ORCV Beyond the Bay Roadshow
TONIGHT - 7pm!

Want to learn how to cruise or race beyond the Bay? HBYC are hosting one of ORCV's Beyond the Bay Roadshow evenings. For further information about the Beyond the Bay program, click here.
Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy and Bellissima Cup
Sunday 2 April

Race 4 in the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series will be hosted by HBYC!
Join us for a fantastic morning of racing and come back to the clubhouse for a sensational Italian feast.
To view the NOR, SIs and to enter, please click here.
Everyone welcome for lunch, even if you're not racing!
Bookings for lunch essential - $20pp. Please include dietary requirements. Book with Allicia.
ORCV Westernport Race
Friday 14 April

The ORCV has re-instated the Melbourne to Westernport race, more specifically, the Queenscliff to Cowes race.  Ideal for those wishing to try something different, especially those who have done the ORCV Beyond the Bay program. For more information please click here.
QCYC Closed to Road Traffic

Due to safety concerns, QCYC's Cygnet Bridge has been closed. There will be no road access to the club house or grounds until further notice. For more information please click here.
New Parking Restrictions - Stevedore St

In late February the Council erected new parking signs in Stevedore Street between Dover Road and The Strand. The parking here now has a 2 hour time limit from 9am until 5pm seven days a week. If this adversely affects you, please write to the Hobsons Bay City Council.
TSV Marine Licence Course
Sunday 9 April

Do you want to get your recreational powerboat licence? The TSV Marine Licence course is theory based and culminates with a test. Upon successful completion, participants can take their test results to VicRoads and have their licence issued.
Book by sending a completed registration form to
Start Helming
8 - 9 April

Want to step up from crew to helm or simply gain more experience on keelboats? Sign up to the Start Helming course here. Or contact Allicia for more information.
Start Sailing 1 & 2 (Adults)
Commences 21 April

Ever wanted to learn how to sail? Are you a keelboat sailor who wants to give dinghy sailing a go? Start Sailing 1 & 2 (for adults) is a beginners course, which will not only get you confident in a dinghy, but also teach you the basic skills of handling a boat, along with theory and lessons about on water safety.
The course will be run over two Friday nights and 5 Sunday mornings.

Keen to know more? Contact Allicia or if you're ready to register, click here.
This Week's Racing

Saturday - MYC racing to HBYC. Destination and dinner race.
Sunday - Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy (PPWCS) and Bellissima Cup
Book Reviews
Friday 7 April

All inclusive succulent Chicken Roast Dinner, Dessert is highly likely indulgent with some NY style baked cheesecake & Tiramisu, then with Complimentary Port to wash down some ‘smashed’ easter eggs from the easter egg roll competition … And did I forget to mention the main theme, which is BOOKS … bring a Book & a Review!  But we’re the Cruising Group, not a Book Club, therefore it’s going to be a BOOK PARTY!  With Port, with Smashed Eggs!

Winter Bar Hours

From Saturday 1 April we will be running on our winter timetable.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 5pm - 8pm
Friday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 12noon - 7pm
Sunday: 12noon - 7pm
Upcoming Functions

Tuesday 28 March - ORCV - Hall - 7pm-9pm
Saturday 1 April - Mornington Yacht Club - Bar/Balcony - 7.30pm-11pm
Sunday 2 April - Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy/Bellissima Cup - Bar/Balcony - 12noon-7pm
Friday 7 April - Cruising Group - HBYC Hall - 7pm-10pm
Saturday 15 April - Private Member Function - Training Room - 2pm-4pm
Saturday 29 April - Private Member Function - Training Room - 2pm-5pm
Saturday 29 April - Private Member Function - Bar/Balcony - 7.30pm-12am
We are always looking for input for future editions of our newsletters. If you have a story, joke, quote, photo or anything that might interest members at the club, please send it through to by COB on Friday.
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