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E-news – 26/8/15

Racing for All
September Newsletter out next week

HBYC Annual Working Bee
Racing and Events Calendar

September Newsletter - OUT NOW!

As I (Georgie Mitchell - Rear Commodore) will be sailing in the Magnetic Island Race Week next week on De Ja Blue, the September Newsletter is out early.                                                            

Racing for All - Friday 28th August @ 7pm...

The Last Friday of the month session is all about Racing, but this time we are gearing towards not only those of you with less experience but our experienced racers too.  
The session will be interactive, practical and aimed to answer all your queries, so get your questions ready for our Commodore Tony Dawson and his assistants.

HBYC Annual Working Bee - Sat. 5th Sept...

Start 8.30am.......... work until you drop.
Come one..... come with ALL the family.
  • Big list of big and small jobs, 
  • Bring your own heavy hand tools, 
  • Marina planking/hardstand barge walls plank replacements,
  • Juniors Boats & Shed,
  • Slipway and yard clean up and maintenance
  • No painting of club house this year.
  • Points score for hardstand and marina pen allocations
Guaranteed satisfaction at the end of the day
Please mark it off in your diary

Day includes;
  • Morning tea/coffee and bickies
  • BBQ lunch of snags/bread/beer for the lads
  • Fine food sandwiches and champers for the ladies
  • Soft drinks/face painting & lollies for the kids
  • Sign-in raffle & door prizes (more club ties)
  • Raffles
  • Locker clean out & dump opportunity
  • Training session on “something” (yet to be established)
  • Meet, talk & tell lies to your fellow members & have a good day
Kevin LeNepveu
Club Captain / House Committee

Womens Skippers & Navigators Race - Sun. 13th Sept.

With the final race of the ORCV Winter Series, the Melbourne to Geelong (M2G) passage race on Saturday 12 September delivering boats and crews to Royal Geelong Yacht Club for the end of the Winter Series presentation and party, the WSNR return race from Geelong to Melbourne (G2M) on Sunday will see the girls bringing the boats home, creating a ‘mini’ festival of sails.
For more information Click Here  

Tracking the S80's....

S80 & Diamonds are being tracked!
Over the last races of the Brass Monkeys races, the S80s and Diamonds have and will have GPS trackers on board. This allows a full replay of the race – how did the tactics play out, where were the wind shifts, who is faster and/or higher – all is revealed.
If you want to see how this works, there is a link on the Brass Monkey results page.

HBYC Junior Fleet - Starting in October...

Calling all kids 7yo and up....
Junior Fleet is starting in October, this year we will be conducting Junior Fleet from October to Easter (not inc. January).  Our Fleet consists of 6 Pacers and 2 International Cadets, with 2 more on the way, this year there is no waiting list, so...
We are asking all members to speak to their kids, grand kids, nieces, nephews etc about participating this summer.  We will be hiring an Instructor to run the sessions following the Yachting Australia curriculum for Dinghy Sailing.  

Don't worry there will, of course, be plenty of 'mucking about in boats'!  

Please let me know if you have kids who are interested or if you can help out in anyway. We will still need many volunteers to help out with safety boats, feeding the kids, launching and rigging the boats (with the kids) etc.  Please contact:

Start Sailing 1 - Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn the fundamental skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment.
Start Sailing 2 - Your Discover Sailing journey continues as you master all of the fundamental dinghy sailing skills. You are now equipped to sail your dinghy on your own voyages of discovery
Better Sailing - Discover Sailing in stronger winds as you develop the skills required to get maximum speed from your dinghy. Your journey speeds up as you experience the thrill of trapezing and using a spinnaker. 
Racing & Events...

Last Friday of the Months Session - Fri. 28th @ 7pm
Brass Monkeys - Heat 9 - Sat. 29th @ 1.15
HBYC Working Bee - Sat. 5th Sept @ 9am
Cruising Group - Sandy Mckinnon - Fri. 11th Sept. @ 7pm
Sept. Cruise Weekend - Sat. 12th Sept @ 10am

ORCV Winter Series - To Geelong - Sat. 12th Sept @ 10am
ORCV Womens Skippers & Navigators Race - From Geelong - Sun. 13th Sept @ 10am

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