Hi everyone. This is a brief report about what your Committee has been doing on your behalf.

 

Seniors Sailing: GTYC conducted a very successful Seniors Sailing day on October 20, as part of the Victorian Seniors Festival. The event is funded by the City of Greater Geelong. Thirty three seniors attended, each spending about three quarters of an hour on one or other of the six yachts volunteered by members, two sessions: 1:30 to 2:30 and 2:30 to 3:30. We were extremely lucky that Dolphins decided to travel with the boats for the 1:30 – 2:30 session, to the delight of those on the water at the time. Everyone enjoyed the sailing immensely and four have applied for Social Membership with the Club. Thanks to all those who assisted.

 

Clubhouse progress:  Work continues on the modifications to the transportable building. Thus far, power has been connected and lighting and air conditioning are now operational. Current activity is on the deck and steps at the northern end. The attached photo shows progress as of yesterday. Remaining are the deck railing, replacement of the door (east side) and the roller door  (southern end) by windows and doors respectively and the ramp at the southern end. No firm date for occupation but getting close.

 

Pelican Race Geelong: Yesterday, we conducted the Pelican Race Geelong, our “signature” race for the year. It is one of the six Traveller Series events, where each of six trailable yacht clubs run a race at their home waters. Our event was quite successful, attracting 16 entries, down from 26 last year. Unfortunately, we had to postpone from Saturday due to foul wind and weather and we lost a few entries as a result. However, wind and weather were good for Sunday.

 

Regattas: We are growing in popularity for trailable yacht regattas which will be greatly enhanced once we are in the new Clubhouse. Between now and the end of February, we will be hosting regattas for Hartley 18/21, Sunmaid/Sunbird, Ultimate, Sonata and Jubilee classes. Apart from being lots of fun (and a bit of work), these are quite lucrative for the Club. We will be asking for volunteers to assist closer to the dates.

 

The next Social event will be the Christmas Party, Saturday December 7.

 

All the best,

 

Secretary, GTYC

 

Well done to all competitors who competed in the Pelican Race.
CONGRATULATIONS to those trophie winners

Division 1
1st 959 Broken Blade Elliott 5.9 Jake Newman 0.775 3:35:00 2:46:37 1
2nd 59 Bartley Elliott 5.9 Bart Newman 0.775 3:40:42 2:51:02 2
3rd C750 Fat Bottom Girl Colson750 Brian Murphy 0.834 3:35:14 2:59:30 3

Division 2
1st 880 Running Free Noelex 25 David Philipps 0.725 3:42:53 2:41:35 1
2nd 40 Five O’Clock Somewhere Sonata 6.7 MkII (5oclk Swhere) Shaun Buckner 0.755 3:37:48 2:44:26 2
3rd 147 Pipalini Castle 650 Mitchell Bayliss 0.725 3:53:41 2:49:25 3

Division 3
1st 187 Jaffa Boomerang 20 DK Brendan Brown Allan Brown 0.640 3:52:49 2:29:00 1
2nd 3031 Juniper Timpenny 670 Alex Stroud 0.685 3:50:41 2:38:01 2
3rd 452 Restless Ultimate 18 DK Ray Slee 0.600 4:25:20 2:39:12 3

Latest Pelican Race update:

Hi everyone due to adverse wind conditions the Pelican Race has been postponed to Sunday the 10 of November 2019

GTYC wish to apologise for any inconvenience. 

08Oct

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Geelong Trailable Yacht Club is proud to host the Pelican race again for 2019.

For more information please refer to the links below:

Pelican Race Home Page

Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions

           2019 Cluster Cup

       7th of September 2019

Link to the:

http://www.gtyc.com.au/cluster-cup/

2019 – 2020 Geelong Trailable Yacht Club Fees are now due so get in quick or you may miss out on award come presentation night.

Link to the Fees Summary: Fees for the Season 2019-20

 

Saturday March the 23rd is the annual running of the Steamboat Cup all members and visitors are welcome to take part bring your own Trailable Yacht or crew on someone else’s.  

Notice of Race and sailing instructions are available on the Steamboat Cup Page.

Te link below will send you to the steamboat cup page where you can find the sailing instructions and web page:

Link to the Steamboat Cup page

 

 

 

Curlewis Bank Race

Notice of RACE and Sailing Instructions

Saturday 2nd. February, 2019

Notice of race and Sailing Instructions are on our Curlewis Bank page click on the link below to access

Curlewis Bank Race