Sailability program finishes on a beautiful autumn morning.

We could’t have asked for a better finish to the sailability program on a beautiful autumn morning. The sailing, BBQ and presentation all went really well . We had ​6 parents come along and 4 of these plus one staff member went out on the rescue ducks to see the sailing up-close with one parent opting to sail in with her daughter. Big smiles all round. The feedback from the parents was wonderful and full of praise for the program and reflected what we have tried to achieve – lots of fun with an increase in self-confidence and independence for the students.
Thank you all again. I have found working with you and the fantastic kids, staff and parents from Yarrabah a truly rewarding experience.

Malcolm Parsons.

Yarrabah Kids finish on a most perfect day

Family Pacer Challenge 2018, a Huge success!

The MSC Family Pacer Challenge was held on Sunday 4th March in ‘difficult’ conditions.

Families who had not sailed together as families for many many years, Parents and Children, Partners young & old bonding together as a team to become the MSC Ultimate Sailing Family… no, not really… it was an MSC initiative to encourage families who perhaps don’t have the chance, to get out on the water and have FUN. (A little bit of friendly competition never hurts though)
And what a great group of Women & Girls in Sailing (WGIS) – all out sailing together.

Big thanks to Bart & Jill for this great family initiative, and thanks to all the volunteers, race crew, helpers and family partners who made it all happen.
Here are a few photos from the day, more to come I’m sure, and perhaps some video too.



thanks to Australian Sailing to the loan of the boats.

Here is a link to a great video by Australian Sailing

MARCH 4th It’s Back on – Pacer Family Challenge!

The word is that Sunday March 4 is forecast for   Beautiful weather.
So to all Family Pacer Challenge teams.   Regroup!!! WE ARE ON!!! Mark it down.

Sunday 4th of March. 
Also to those who have not yet booked a Pacer. Put your team together and join the 19 teams already booked in.
We are securing some more pacers just for the event.
Contact Bart Scheen On 0488 998 843 to secure a spot.

The Great Winter Series Raffle has been won by…

Bett Nichols!
Congratulations Bett and well played Grant.
Second Prize, Chris Thorpe & third prize to Steve Griffith.
Thanks to all members for supporting this fundraising initiative, thanks for buying so many tickets…
Big thanks to Rob Deegan for his generosity in donating the beautiful holiday get-away.
Thanks to POTS R US for the $500 voucher, and to Boatrocker for the $200 voucher – all very much appreciated.

Money raised will go toward updating the ageing Pacer training fleet, final count TBA but in the vicinity of $3000 !!!


Well done all.

the lucky three

the lucky three


Season celebration presentation night – May 6th

MSC Gatsby copy








Drinks, Dinner and a show!

Contact Bart Scheen for bookings as numbers will be limited 0488998843

MSC Gatsby copy

Mystery Sailing Day Event – 22nd April ’17

Adventure sail 2017

Want a slight change from racing for points? Then this event will be right up your alley. An early 12:00 noon start with only one short race followed by a sail to an ‘Exotic’ location with a picnic at a secret destination. Come down anyway you can – Sail down, in a patrol boat or rubber duck or drive down in the comfort of your car.

This is followed by a sail back to the club with a build your own Tacos or the like and a Presentation.

More details will be provided shortly with a poster and information, so stay tuned.

Please contact Bart Scheen on 0488-998-843 or as numbers will be limited.


Peter White

Sabre Teams Race wrap up 2017

Prior to the racing, Russell Rooney, our Vic Sabre President, gave an interesting and informative interactive talk on areas for Sabre sailing techniques and areas for improvement.

In the afternoon, two races took place in a light and variable SW breeze and overall placings were decided on places of the top three of each four member team. Teams were selected to include skippers of a wide range of experience and abilities with the goal of having racing across the spectrum.

The successful team was the Ladies with Phil Balcome as the “defacto lady”. The team members were Megan Delange, Susannah Gillam, Fiona McCulloch and Phil Balcome. In fact this weekend’s event win for Susannah makes it three in a row, a feat that may never be equalled considering the the nature of this mixed event.

We may or not be able to say that with Phil’s long hair and good looks, he was able to provide additional strength and direction to the team. It was the ladies who were prepared to grant Phil the title of “defacto lady” for the day.

The ladies team won comfortably on points, or as Fiona said, “we smashed em’.

The best club performance (by a long way) came from Drew Henry with results in the top five for both races.

It was a very enjoyable event and thanks to the Mordialloc Sailing Club for their organisation and hospitality.


Peter White

74th Sharpie Championships – Huge Success!









(Sadly this team photo does not include all the volunteers involved)

A real team effort and a fantastic series now complete.

With 43 entries plus friends and families – this one really kept us on our toes. Keeping the bar stocked, coffees,Lunches & drinks, the ‘wet bar’ & BBQ, and the course laying and race management were daily tasks that the team undertook to get it done with-out a hitch – well done.

Here are a few comments from Bruce on ‘Deep Sea Racing Prawns’ –

  • – ‘A great facility: the Mordialloc Sailing Club is the best ever beach shack.  It has privacy, space, very close access to a broad beach (and those outside sailing facilities), water visibility from the shack, and, attributes that follow.  Why would you go elsewhere?  I hope these observations may assist in further exploits by your club.’
  • -‘ Invisible: The functionality of the carnival (or it was it a regatta!?)  just happened, and the participants just had to sign up or ask!  Everything was on offer.  This includes all aspects of the event; races; galley; bar; valuables security; events;  There was no bother or need for anything extra.’ 
  • – ‘Welcome: The Sailing Club was our second home.  Nothing was a problem. Access to what we needed was either anticipated or just already there.  Your people knew us before we arrived and accommodated our specific and general needs.’
Big thank you to all of the team for your efforts over the past week or so. There was nothing but great praise for the club and the race management at their presentation night last night. They raved about our efforts and welcoming manner. They made our club their home for a week and were very happy and comfortable with our facilities.

We should all be very proud of our efforts in what has been a truly great series.



41 Light Weight Sharpies entered 74th Sharpie Championships!








This is a great result, we wish our entrants a Happy Christmas and safe travels to MSC,

See all entries below… – is there a few still to enter, it may not be to late…

 Yacht Name Sail Number Club
Rage Factor V878 Ballaarat
Meat & Two Vegies WA 800 Mounts Bay Sailing Club
Beer Nuts… SA 929 Adelaide Sailing Club
Maximum Penetration 755 Mordialloc Sailing Club
Space Monkeys N869 PKSC
Bowling for Burgers V829 Chelsea yacht Club
Mainiac N902 Port Kembla sailing club
dump truck T846 port cygnet sailing club
Psycho Therapy V835 Bryc
Nightmare SA 817 Largs Bay
Under The Radar SA925 B&SYC
Off on a Tangent V842 Safety Beach Sailing Club
Ostentatious V745 North East Windsport Club
Dont Poke The Bear SA915 Brighton Secliff Yacht Club
The Black Boat 870 MBSC
Screaming Eagle 738 Chelsea YC
chemical imbalance V 823 Parkdale/Sandringham
BULLIT WA880 Mounts Bay sailing Club
Riff Raff 592 Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
vita brevis 910 mbsc
Origamiunderwear WA907 Mounts Bay Sailing Club
Release the Hound SA914 Port Lincoln Yacht Club
Spank SA 919 Adelaide Sailing Club
Ferociuos White Hunting Rabbits SA931 Brighton and Seacliff
The Old The Lonley and The Forgotten V847 Black Rock
Ricky SA 884? Adelaide
Rocket Fuels N812 Canberra Yacht Club
SBD Drilling WA 916 Mounts Bay Sailing Club
Trump making America Great Again 905 Adelaide
Jurassic Arc V705 Chelsea
Silent Butt Deadly Q903 Darling Point Sailing Squadron
Too Easy Virtue N671 ANU Sailing Club
Fig Jam V777 Daveys Bay Yacht Club
Maelstrom 932 Adelaide Sailing Club
Brewer’s Droop V744 Davey’s Bay Yacht Club
Furnace of Affliction V840 Colac YC
Deep Sea Racing Prawn N831 YMCA Sailing Club Canberra
Proud Aussie N751 Port Kembla Sailing Club


You’re invited to dinner, Christmas Dinner.

Click the link Christmas 2016

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It’s that time of the year again!







A special visit from Santa around 5.30pm

Dinner served around 6pm

Book with Dot at the canteen or Cassy 0411 888 418

Please book early as it makes it much easier to organize catering

(Santa’s gifts to office with clearly marked first and surnames please)