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Notice of race and supplementary sailing instructions are now available on the Curlewis Bank page link below

Curlewis Bank Race



The annual Curlewis Bank Race is scheduled to take place on Saturday the 6th of February 2021.

Notice of race and sailing instructions shall be posted soon.

Pelican Race Geelong

Geelong Trailable Yacht Club
Saturday 28th
November 2020

For Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race click on the link below for the Pelican Race Home Page:

Pelican Race Geelong

Hi everyone. We in Geelong have, since early October, been permitted to resume competitive sailing but our Melbourne members have not been permitted the same privilege. In fairness to the Melbourne members, we have delayed resumption of racing. Changes announced last Sunday permit Melbourne members to participate, so Committee is quickly moving to initiate a program of events, with not much time before Christmas activities descend on us.


Firstly, we will be running a Short Series race, followed by a Summer Series race, on Sunday, 22nd November, with normal start times of 10:00 and 13:30.


Secondly, the Pelican Race Geelong will be conducted on Saturday 28th. November. Notice of Race and Supplementary Sailing Instructions are attached.


Thirdly, our Christmas Party will be held on Saturday evening 12th. December at the Clubhouse.


The 2021 program to 30 September, as is normal, will be issued soon.


Welcome back,



Restless and Playmate taking advantage of some social sailing on Corio Bay.

Photo’s were taken by Paul on is Farr 7500 Gilt Edge.

· Doug has been negotiating with Council, who now have found the money to connect the water and drainage, including a 25 litre hot water system. When our hot water heater (donated by Gavin and Jenny about 20 years ago) was removed from the wall at the Rotunda, it was found to have some corrosion and was deemed to not have enough life left to warrant installing it in the new Clubhouse. A replacement costs about $900 so we decided to delete it. Hot water will be available from the 25 L hot water system and from our urn.

· Phil Jones, a veteran of many kitchen installations during his career, has designed a new “kitchenette” based on Bunnings “Kaboodle” kitchen systems. We now have sink, cupboards and benchtops sitting in place and are waiting for delivery of the dishwasher, which is due any day now. The plumbers hired by Council will then finish their bit and installation can be completed.

That’s it for now.

Looking forward to seeing you out on the water soon.

Hi everyone.

Australian Sailing have issued information with respect to Sailing.

At this stage, organised Club racing is not permitted.

Non-competitive sailing is permitted, subject to listed conditions (distancing, numbers, equipment cleaning and sharing etc).


Official Statement from Australian Sailing:

GTYC Corona Virus update:

As Government restrictions have not eased, sailing events will continue to be suspended until mid May 2020.

Due to recent Government restrictions,

GTYC committee has decided to postpone Sailing Events from now until the 28th of April 2020.

This decision will be reviewed around the 28th of April in respect of future sailing events.

Hopefully we can get back on the water at that time.