Rear Commodore’s Report for May ’19

To all the volunteers, the sailors and the committees that assisted with the running of the club this season and keeping it active and strong  – congratulations and thank you to you all.

It has been a very successful season both on and off the water with only a few days being lost to bad weather.
From an on water point of view, the resurgence in the sharpie fleet has continue this season whilst the Tasar fleet has made a terrific come back in the second half with up to five boats on the water and anyone time.
Both the laser and sabre fleets have continued to enjoy good numbers and strong attendances each weekend.
The Tackers program has continued to do great work with the juniors on Saturday mornings using the Aussie Opties and the O’pen Skiffs.
Adding to the success of the season was a number of single day events as well as several regattas.
These included:
*Mordialloc College’s wellness day at the club with one hundred Year 9 boys.
* Contact with Aspendale Gardens primary school.
* The Long Beach Regatta at Frankston (LBG)
* Family Fun Day
* The Pacer Fun day
* Discover Sailing days
* The LWS state titles
* The Mosquito Nationals
…… among the many activities
….. and all this only possible through our volunteers who were recognised and rightly so, at an informal ‘Thank You’ evening conducted in early May.
The club also successfully applied for the following events to be conducted from late August through to January 2020.
These were:
* Victorian dingy championships for 2019 and 2020 (31 Aug to 1 Sept).
* Pacer Nationals (Dec – Jan)
whilst the Super cup for O’pen skiffs in November is still T.B.A.
* …… and the big event – The O’pen skiffs (BICs) Nationals were 80 to 100 competitors are expected to attend along with family and friends.
A lot of work will be involved in putting together these four events in the coming months. So to achieve this, the club will be looking for volunteers to assist at these events at times that suit each person.
Please be prepared to help out in some small way to ensure that these events are as successful as possible.
The assistance from all members continues to say that Mordialloc Sailing Club is a strong and active group who wants a successful and continuing future.
Peter