Quote of the Month

Quote of the Month; The Commodore of the club leads by example, usually he leads round the race track as well-Joe King.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Entries for the 2015 Multihull Nationals at Geelong close 2 January

Get your entries in the the 2015 Multihull National Titles at Geelong (17-23 January 2015). Entries close 2 January, but late entries (and an extra fee!) will be accepted up to 9 January. Enter here: http://festivalofsails.com.au/enter-online-update-your-entry

Friday, December 12, 2014

Peccadillo looking for crew - Melbourne to Devonport race, 27 December

Peccadillo is doing the ORCV Melbourne to Devonport race. We will be the only multi but the ORCV was keen to have a multi start to encourage others to participate in the future. We need a couple more crew - contact me asap if you are interested. Start is 27th December. Cheers, Charles Meredith 0419 280 322

Friday, September 12, 2014

Pre-AGM dining

Dinner is available at RBYC before the AGM (7.30 start). Booking is advised :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Lock Crowther Regatta - Broken Bay, NSW. Notice of Race

The Notice of Race and  Entry form is now available on the website. In addition to the traditional racing and cruising divisions, this year we are also inviting participation from off the beach multis. And entries received by Friday 12 September will receive their  regatta polo shirts embroidered with their boat name at no additional charge. So please keep the long weekend 3, 4, 5 October free for the most fun, friendly regatta south of the equator - or maybe anywhere for that matter!
We are again privileged to have major support from Tony Considine's APC Logistics,  from Multihull Central and many other associates and supporters, guaranteeing an exciting prize pool and other delights. Our Saturday fun theme dinner this year will be come dressed as your favourite "jukebox idol" from any era or genre you fancy to reflect that we will dancing the night away to the whole 8000 tunes on the jukebox. And I've been told not to mention this, so I'll whisper it instead. For those brave or tipsy enough, you can entertain the rest of us with your best karaoke performance! 

Pass the word on. We hope to see you there. Further details, NOR and Entry Form here http://www.royalmotor.com.au/multihulls/Crowther.html

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Don't miss Ben Kelly's talk on his experience on the record-breaking trans-Tasman trip on Sean Langman's ORMA 60 tri at the MYCV's AGM, 7.30 pm on Friday 19th September at Royal Brighton Yacht Club.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ben Kelly to speak at MYCV AGM, Friday 19th September

The MYCV's Annual General Meeting will be held at 7.30 pm on Friday 19th September (venue to be confirmed; hopefully Royal Brighton Yacht Club).

Ben Kelly from Quantum Sails Queensland will give an illustrated talk on his experience on the record-breaking trans-Tasman trip on Sean Langman's ORMA 60 tri.

Please send any items you wish to have on the agenda to me on chasm200@bigpond.com. If you wish to nominate for the Committee and/or for any of the flag officer positions, please contact the Secretary (floyd.lisa.m@edumail.vic.gov.au).

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Charles Meredith (Commodore)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

SOMR to be held at Safety Beach YC this year

The MYCV this year is running the Southern Oceans Multihull Regatta
(SOMR) at Safety Beach Yacht Club, 1st to 3rd November 2014.

We have changed venue this year to encourage Port Phillip Bay multihull sailors to
experience racing and enhance your skills.

Safety Beach Yacht club will be our Hosts with berthing at Martha’s Cove.
Social program is organised to ensure a pleasant and friendly regatta.
SOMR shirts will also be available. Also a great raffle.

Full details to follow and Notice of Race will be available soon.

Any queries please call Geoff Floyd on : 0413 984962or email;

Sunday, July 6, 2014

2015 Australian Multihull Nationals

The Australian 2015 Multihull Nationals will be hosted by MYCV and held at Royal Geelong Yacht Club in January 2015.

The regatta will be seven races starting on Saturday 17th Jan and finishing on Wed 21st Jan, with the presentation after the final race on the 21st.

There will then be a two race passage series (with its own trophies, not part of the Nationals, and including the existing Festival of Sails (FOS) line honours trophy), with a Geelong-Melbourne race on Thurs 22nd and then the FOS Melb-Geelong race on Fri 23rd. The aim is to encourage as many multihulls as possible to join in the FOS passage race.

After the Melbourne-Geelong FOS passage race there will be no further FOS multi races.

The entry fee will be $375, which will cover both the Nationals and the passage race series. There will be two divisions for trailerables/high performance multis and a third division for cruising/offshore multis.

NOR will be out soon. Keep an eye out here and on rgyc.com.au.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

New marina at RMYS St Kilda welcomes multihulls

Rod Austin, General Manager of Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (RMYS) at St Kilda, has asked me to let MYCV members and other multihullers know that their new marina has specialty MULTIHULL BERTHS  available that are sized to accommodate multis without attracting the cost of two single berths. There are already half a dozen cats in them and RMYS is keen to welcome more multihulls. They offer short terms rentals, plus longer rental options are available for anything from 6 to 36 months or even 20 year leases.

I've got my cat Peccadillo there - the marina is great and so much cheaper than the commercial marina I was in!

They are currently offering a winter special - take a pen for 3 months and receive the fourth month free. You get a security fob for unlimited access to the marina and the clubhouse facilities and a parking permit for unlimited parking, and you don't need to be a RMYS member.

If you’d like to know more, contact Rod Austin at the Squadron on 03 9534 0227, email him at manager@rmys.com.au, or go to the website www.rmys.com.au.

Charles Meredith

Monday, May 19, 2014

Safety seminar update

Just confirming the agenda for the Safety and Seamanship seminar at RMYS (Pier Rd, St Kilda). Start time is 2 pm this Sunday 25th, afternoon tea provided, will finish by 5. The main speaker is Gavin LeSeuer, and there will be short talks by Robert Bradley (ORCV) on safety training and myself on the Special Regulations for multihulls. The RMYS bar will be open afterwards :)

We will be presenting Ian Anderson with his Life Membership at the start of the meeting, so please be there on time.

There is parking along the Esplanade, Pier Road and at the St Kilda Sea Baths, but bring plenty of coins!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Ian Anderson awarded Life Membership of MYCV

The MYCV Committee is pleased to announce that Ian Anderson has been awarded Life Membership of the Club in recognition of his long commitment to the Club and multihull sailing and for his active role over more than 20 years, including as a past Commodore, committee member and, for the last nine years, Principal Race Officer.

There will be a presentation to Ian at the Club's next meeting - the Multihull Safety Seminar on 25 May at RMYS.

Congratulations Ian!

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

What about this... Short sail to get there Charles, I'm in for it....

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gavin Le Sueur to talk at May MYCV meeting!

We are pleased to announce that Gavin Le Sueur, the renowned multihull sailor and author of Multihull Seamanship, will be talking at our next meeting, to be held at 2.00 pm on Sunday 25th May at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron in St Kilda.

Gavin is known throughout Australia and internationally for his knowledge and experience in multihull seamanship and safety for both cruising and racing. To maximise the value to our members and other multihull sailors of Gavin's presence in Melbourne, we are running the meeting as a seminar format, with plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion. The program will run from 2-5 pm, with afternoon tea provided. There will also be one or two other short presentations by other speakers (to be advised) on sea safety and rescue.

The seminar is open to everyone, so please make an effort to invite any and all interested non-members that you know, especially cruising multihullers and those thinking of moving to a multi. The session is free.

Further details will be put up on this site and on the MYCV Facebook page (join us on Facebook if you haven't already!) closer to the time. And feel free to contact Charles Meredith chasm200@bigpond.com with any queries.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Win two grands worth of electonics - and have fun at the same time!

Another race for multihulls - and this one with some really good prizes from B&G electronics!

Hi Everyone,

The B&G Big Bay Challenge is on again from the 21st – 22nd March 2014.
The Big Bay Challenge is a 20hr overnight race that starts from the RMYS tower at 2000hrs on Friday 21st and boats sail laps of the course until 1600hrs on Saturday 22nd. The boat that sails the furthest according to their handicap wins.

This year we have added a Multihull Division to the mix and boats will be scored on OMR, as they were at the Festival of Sails this year.

B&G always give fabulous prizes away including wind, depth and speed packages valued at $1,999ea for first place.

Entry this year is $65pp and includes a crew present as well as a “Pot and Parma” presentation dinner on the Saturday night.

Please follow the below link to read the NOR, fill in your category 4 safety declaration and enter online.

Entry closes on Friday 14th March.

We hope to see you on the entry list.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Allicia Rae
Sailing Administrator
Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron
Office: 9534 0227
M: 0415 111 261

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sailing Instructions out for Geelong ... dinner invitation ... and late entry fee dropped!

The SIs for the Festival of Sails (Geelong Week) are out: http://festivalofsails.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/FoS-SI-2014_FINAL.pdf

The multis have our first race on Tues 21st (Geelong-Melbourne passage race), then 2 races at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on Wed, layday Thursday, the big Melb-Geelong passage race on Fri, one longer race at Geelong on Saturday and two races on Sunday.

We are putting on a dinner for all multihullers at Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on Tuesday night - $35 for a two course buffet. All skippers who have entered should have received an email invitation to this already - please make your bookings soon as this really assists the caterers. And if you are not sailing in the regatta, come along anyway - all MYCV members are welcome (contact me for more info on 0419 280 322)!

As an added bonus, if you are still considering entering, the late fees have been dropped ...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Festival of Sails - late fees apply for entries after this Friday

Just a reminder - if you're planning to do the Festival of Sails regatta at Geelong and haven't entered yet, get your entry in before midnight this Friday to avoid late fees.