EARLIER start time for Saturday 27th March

TO ALL MEMBERS – This is to advise that this Saturday’s racing (27th March) will commence ONE HOUR EARLIER at 1:00 pm (was 2:00 pm) due to the 75th dinner that starts at 7:00 pm.

Update: LBG Regatta – Sunday 21st March


Update: The LBG Regatta cup is mainly based on the number of entrants on the day and so far MSC is doing well with 10 entrants. only headed by BYC on 11 entries..

This is a great effort by club members BUT we need more registrations to keep ahead of BYC. So Sharpie crews, Lasers, and even Open skiffs, please see if you can attend. It will be like any other sailing day, except it will be at BYC on Sunday.

LBG is only a relative new concept that it is hoped will provide benefits to all clubs.

We have a great opportunity to sail against other sailors from other classes all the way from Frankston to Beaurmaris (Long Beach Group of clubs (LBG).

It would be terrific to have bragging rights for the next 12 months by winning the LBG Regatta. All we have to do is be there in numbers and sail, to win the coveted trophy which currently is head by Frankston.

So how do we do that?

Instead of sailing on Saturday, we sail on Sunday at Beaurmaris which is only a few minutes down the road. It’s only a small adjustment in your weekend routine to bring

We are asking all club members to put in the effort and turn up at Beaurmaris, This Sunday coming 21st March.

We want to be a strong club, well, here is the chance to show it.

Entry can be found on their web site. It’s easy to enter and its free.


Vale Don Butler Funeral Details

Don’s funeral attendance maybe greatly impacted by COVID-19 restrictions. See the link below for details.


A Funeral Service to Celebrate the Life of Roydon Stewart Butler will be held at Le Pine Mordialloc Chapel, 21 McDonald Street, Mordialloc on Friday 19th Feb. 2021 at 2pm. Due to Covid restrictions numbers are limited and may prevent family and friends from attending, therefore the service will be live streamed through this link:  https://bit.ly/2MWVN2E

No Organised MSC Sailing this weekend

To all Club members, please be advised that there will be NO organised sailing at Mordialloc on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th February due to the new 5 day lock down commencing from midnight tonight. All COVID rules and restrictions apply.

Christmas Party and Presentation Evening on 19th December

Please be advised that the MSC Christmas Party and Presentation Evening will be conducted with Santa arriving from 5:15 pm on Saturday 19th December at the club.

Schedule is: 5:15 pm.    –   Father Christmas arrives with (COVID-19 compliant) presents for the kids.

Then at 6:00 pm.    –   BYO BBQ – no charge

6:30 pm.    –  Junior presentation medals & series awards

7:00 pm.    -.  Snr presentation of awards

7:30 pm.    -.  Desert from the canteen

All Open skiff sailors who participated in the seed fleet program (5th Oct) and National titles (Jan 2020) will be presented with a commemorative medal.

Parents can leave their children’s presents under the Christmas tree located in the corner of the upper deck.

Cold storage for individual meats is available at the canteen for those who come down early and stay for the full day.

As in past years, the club will have a raffle for a hamper (or two?) during the evening with lots of goodies donated by club members, so let’s all start participating from this weekend. Donations can be left in the committee roomat anytime.

Online bookings at $0.00 will assist the committee for catering purposes.

Please book HERE so we know how many to plan for.

To show that we are a strong club, we need your support for such events. Your attendance is therefore most important to the success of this event.

Look forward to seeing everyone on 19th Dec.


NOTICE – Winter Racing & Sail Mordi at Mordialloc has been cancelled due to you know what.

To all sailors and volunteers.

With the extended lock downs in Melbourne we have made the decision to cancel the Winter Series and Sail Mordi for this year.

There is the possibility that the Vic Dinghy Champs may be rescheduled to another weekend.


3rd Week of JUNE 2020 – Some Inspirational Material 👌😊🚩

Now that the COVID-19 restrictions are ‘slowly’ being lifted and we take our first tentative steps back to normality, it is time for some inspiration. The latest link is a horse race that was run over 45 years ago but stands as one of the greatest races and if you do not know who Secretariat was, you soon will.

You will need to copy & paste to your browser to know what the article or song is about – worth the few minutes…

Copy and paste to your browser.

I will add a new song / article each couple of days to add variety.

Saturday 13th June – Is that Lady Gar Gar singing ‘Shallow’ or a 10 year old girl singing? Find out on the link below, then click on the first entry – WOW.


Thursday 4th June – A link to the greatest horse race of all time with none other than Secretariat – your jaw will drop!!!!!



Monday 25th – A link to the top 10 best close calls



Friday 22nd May – A great version of ‘I did it my way’ from Sal Valentinetti


PLUS – ‘Whose’s on First’ (in full)



Thurs 21st May – Two versions to the one great song – Richard Harris


… and versions and Donna Summer


Tues 12th May – One of the greatest of all instrumentals


Thurs 7th May – (S & G – Bridge …)


Weds 6th May (Marina Kaye – Set Fire…)


Sat 2nd May – (Let it …)


Fri 1st May – (Lauren Daigle) 




A Thank You Note to all from the Club Executive

To all Club Members,

With an early close to season 2019/2020 due to unprecedented circumstances, the executive committee would like to thank each and every member involved during the season.

It’s a thank you to all the members who turned up to sail each week or even just to come down to the club when there was a likelihood of no sailing at all. Sailing, even on tough days, makes a club strong and functional.
It’s a thank you to all those members who have volunteered in some aspect to the running of the club during the year. If it were not for your continued support, the club would not be in the great shape it is today.
It’s a thank you to all those members who do more than their fair share to ensure we have a smooth running of the club. You people are vital to this club.
It’s a thank you to the junior training participants. Both in the form of the Tackers and Open Skiff junior development programs which have been so successful. You are the future of this club and it is every members duty to see that the junior division grows and develops in the coming years
It’s a thank you to the Adult trainees and coaches for contributing to the influx and diversity of new members. The club welcomes these members in the hope that they see MSC as a second home.
MSC has always had a focus on junior programs, however this season, the emphasis has expanded many fold with the introduction of the seed fleet program and an instant fleet of 14 to 16 open skiffs, culminating in a most successful Open Skiff National titles at MSC.
It is also a thank you to all the parents of the junior sailors who have supported the children and the club by attending week in week out with great enthusiasm. The club really appreciates the time and effort put into these kids by their parents and I can rest assure you all that it is time extremely well spent. Persistence in getting these young sailors up to a level where they can sail by themselves in 10 to 15 knots will be priceless.
… and finally a ‘very special’ thank you to Dorothy who has once again kept us hungry sailors satisfied from morning, through lunch to after sailing. Very much appreciated Dot.
All in all we have probably only lost 4 sailing Saturdays due to the virus and we should be thankful that we haven’t lost a full season.
The Executive committee will remain on the ball as to any further updates or issues that may affect the club and advise accordingly.
Presentation Night or perhaps an afternoon will be advised at a later date.
Hopefully we can look forward to some sailing during the winter series or if not, at least a terrific Opening Day 2020 and the first half of the new season.
In 2021, MSC will be celebrating their 75th anniversary and this will be something very much to look forward to in the next 12 months or so.
Peter White
MSC – Rear Commodore

Details on the Remainder of Season 2019/20 – UPDATED Revision 19th March

This article is to advise club members and volunteers of the latest status of events and club racing for the remainder of the season 2019/20. THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE MAY CHANGE AT ANYTIME.

The information from this article will also appear, in more detail, in Drew’s Around Mordi this week. PLEASE READ DREW’S Around Mordi.

Please note that the following regattas /events that were to be conducted at MSC, have now been cancelled or postponed until further notice.
Open skiff Victorian titles (at BRYC)       21 & 22 Mar
LBG Regatta (at BYC)                                  22 Mar
Year 9 Girls.                                                  24 Mar
St Ayles skiff launch.                                    28 Mar
Sabre teams race.                                       28 Mar
Sharpie State titles.                         28 Mar
Open Skiff Fun Day                         28 Mar
 With the cancellation of the Open Skiff Vic Titles, the association is putting together a weekend at Torquay on 21st & 22nd March this weekend for those who wish to attend.
Please contact Greg Heins or Graeme Fisher for an update and further details.
With the cancellation of the LBG Regatta, a fun free sailing day will still be on at Mordialloc this Saturday 21st Mar. However no races for championship points will be conducted., nor will their be a bar or canteen facilities.
Come for a leisurely sail, coffee cruise or whatever you’d like to do.
Please note that some junior and adult training activities will still be conducted during the morning.
Additionally, all sanctioned events from today Thursday 19th March at MSC have been cancelled, except for some training activities.
This does not mean that members, in their own private time, can visit MSC for a sail.

Sailing will continue on Saturday 28th March with normal training activities in the morning and championship / aggregate racing in the afternoon.    CANCELLED

Saturday 4th April will be normal training in the a.m. and the MJP & M trophies in the afternoon.     CANCELLED

Saturday 18th April will be the clubs last sailing day for the seasons with normal training activities in the morning and championship / aggregate racing in the afternoon.    CANCELLED