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


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