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This week's issue includes:
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.
Classics - Winter Series
Sunday 23 April

The Classics are kicking off their winter series on Sunday 23 April. Read the NOR here.
Fill in the entry form here.

Tuesday 25 April

HBYC is happy to be able to host the traditional post Dawn Service Breakfast for the Williamstown RSL on ANZAC DAY, Tuesday 25th April. As the Williamstown RSL has recently closed down, we are very happy to be able to provide a venue for the Williamstown RSL community from 6am. Volunteers from the RSL will be cooking breakfast. We will also be keeping the bar open to 5pm for members, family and friends.
29-30 April

The final race in the Port Phillip Women's Championship Series is part of the BLiSS regatta hosted by Royal Brighton Yacht Club.
Find out more here.
Shirley Freeman Memorial Trophy and Bellissima Cup - Wrap Up

The Lady Skippers' races last weekend were a huge success. Read about it here.
Shirley Freeman Results
Bellissima Cup Results
Thanks to Alex McKinnon for the photography of the day. You can check out the photos here.
Wood Boat Festival Geelong
10-12 March 2018

The Wooden Boat Festival Geelong has launched a new website for their 2018 event. Check it out here.
Happy Birthday Gary!

A big happy 70th birthday to Gary McPherson from all of us at HBYC!
Gary is one of our most quiet and unassuming volunteers. He can usually be found on Saturdays and Wednesday nights on the Privateer. Thank you for keeping us racing!
The Ikon crew
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.
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 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.
MOB Training
Sunday 7 May

Stay tuned for more details on this very important training session, coming soon to HBYC.
Women's Race Officials Course

Australian Sailing are seeking expressions of interest from women who would like to complete a race officer course. To register your interest,  please contact Sue Phillips or Paul Tweddell.
This Week's Racing

Saturday - Club Marine Series - Day 8

Book Reviews
Friday 7 April

Come and join the Cruising Group for a scrumptious dinner of roast chicken and decadent desserts, accompanied by complimentary port and smashed Easter eggs from the "Easter Egg Roll" competition.

Bring along your favourite book (it doesn't have to be boat related) and review it for the group.

$15pp - RSVP here.
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

Friday 7 April - Cruising Group - HBYC Hall - 7pm-10pm
Saturday 15 April - Private Member Function - Training Room - 2pm-4pm
Tuesday 25 April - Williamstown RSL Dawn Service Breakfast - 6am-12pm
Saturday 29 April - Private Member Function - Training Room - 2pm-5pm
Saturday 29 April - Private Member Function - Bar/Balcony - 7.30pm-12am
Tuesday 2 May - Private Member Function - Hall - 6pm-8pm
Friday 5 May - Cruising Group - Hall - 7pm-10pm
Saturday 6 May - 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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