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A Windy Day at Hobsons Bay

Sunday was extremely windy on Port Phillip. Kevin has put together an article about how HBYC was affected. Click here to read all about it. Some damage was sustained. If you haven't checked on your boat yet, we strongly recommend you come down and have a once over. This is also a timely reminder to ensure the club has a copy of your current insurance policy. Please submit them to or drop them into the office.
Worksafe Compliance Update

Click here to read Kevin's latest Worksafe compliance update.
MOB Theory
Friday 21 October

We hope it never happens to you, but falling overboard is a semi-regular occurance on the race course. Come down and brush up on your theory in the HBYC hall from 7.30-8.30pm.
HBYC Spring Networking Lunch
Friday 21 October

A great opportunity to get together with old work colleagues, in the beautiful HBYC function room. All members are welcome to invite friends and former work colleagues.

RSVP: Monday 17 October to
Start Helming Course
22 - 23 October

Want to step up from crewing to helming or simply gain more experience on keelboats? Our next "Start Helming" course is coming up. Check out our Learn to Sail page for more information or book now!
The Cruising Group would like to extend a warm welcome to the social members. Come along and join the cruising activities and events whenever you can!
Free Marina Berths

Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron are offering 10 lucky Hobsons Bay members up to 7 free nights in their new marina between now and Melbourne Cup Day. Includes full access to the club, restaurant and mini bus to visit the local sights. Interested in knowing more? Contact Elizabeth to book or get more information.
Guess Who's Coming to Dinner!
Friday 28 October

Save the date!
The cruising group have done it again! Another amazing speaker is coming to HBYC. Can you guess who it is?
Did You Know?
HBYC has a crew wanted / crew available noticeboard on the website. Are you a member without a regular berth on a boat? A boat owner who doesn't have enough crew? Send us your ad to and we will advertise for you on the noticeboard.
This Week's Racing

Thursday twilight racing starts this week. If you haven't entered yet, now is the time. Click here.
This week's Saturday race is the first in the Long Distance Series and will be going to Portarlington. Click here for more information.
ORCV Melbourne to Stanley Race
29 October

The Ocean Racing season is officially open! The 152 nautical mile race is held on the Melbourne Cup holiday weekend and is the qualifier for the Hobart races at Christmas. Berthing is available in the Stanley Boat Harbour and there are excellent facilities in the town for meals and post race refreshments. This race is part of the ORCV Offshore Championship. Find out more here.
The Cup Regatta
28 - 31 October

Melbourne Cup weekend is fast approaching, which means so is The Cup Regatta for classic yachts and couta boats. It's so much fun, even the Kiwis come across for it. For full details visit The Cup Regatta website.
New Bar Hours

The Summer Season has kicked off and so have the new bar hours.
Wednesday: 4pm - 9.30pm
Thursday: 4pm - 9.30pm
Friday: 5pm - 8pm
Saturday: 11am - 7pm
Sunday: 11am - 7pm
New Beer on Tap

Exciting news in the bar! We now have award winning local brewery Two Birds Golden Ale and Sunset Ale on tap. Two Birds Brewery generously donated a keg to the club for members on Opening Day which was a great success. Light beer drinkers can still get refreshments in stubbies and cans.
Volunteer Opportunities

With the 2016/17 season is here and we are always looking for members wanting to get involved. We are looking for enthusiastic people to help with twilight dinners, so if you can cook a snag on a barbie send Elizabeth an email.
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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Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
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Phone: 03 9397 6111
Address: 270 Nelson Place, Williamstown, VIC 3016

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