Yachting Division Skipper's Meeting - Sunday 24 July


Ross Chisholm, Thursday, 14 July 2011

All boat owners and skippers are invited to a meeting to discuss various aspects of racing at Mackay Yacht Club

All boat owners and skippers are invited to a meeting to discuss various aspects of racing at Mackay Yacht Club on Sunday 24th July at 1300 Hrs

Items for discussion inlcude:

Racing under rating systems
The concept of racing, in addition to the normal performance based system, under relevant rating systems. In particular, we could race as a combined fleet, however also, within that fleet, race the Trailable yachts under relevant Class Based Handicaps (CBH), the keel boats could race under IRC or AMS, and multihulls race under OMR.  To achieve this, it would be necessary for boat owners to have their boats measured and weighed, which can be co-ordinated throughout the fleet.  Ross Chisholm is a Yachting Australia IRC / AMS / IMS measurer, and can probably handle CBH as necessary.

Advantages are that the fleet would then have a competition that would encourage improvement, of boats, crew and sailing skills. In addition, should this principle be agreed to further along the coast, it would alleviate the issues raised with races such as Yeppoon – Mackay and WOYRC series, where results depend on the local handicapper.

Disadvantages are that boats need to be measured and weighed, which takes time and there are costs associated.

Racing under performance handicapping would continue as usual, and performance handicaps would continue to be reviewed after each race in accordance with the current system. This ensures that any boat without a rating certificate is catered for.

Crew Membership Fees   Several suggestions for discussion include abolishment of race entry fees in lieu of daily fee payment by non-member crew; introducing sailing member category at MYC, at a lower membership level than full members, but with limited benefits (limited to 2 years); 

Other items for discussion  If you have anything else that you wish to raise in the interest of improvements to the racing at Mackay, please advise Rear Commodore Ross Chisholm (0429 584 787).

Other Links
 Offshore Multihull Rule


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Come sailing Mackay Yacht Club boats are always in need of new crew. This is a good safe non expensive way to get into the sport. There is a large range of boats to suit everyones abilities. Please contact the rear commodore  Rcommodore.mky@gmail.com

Social Sailing at MYC 2018


 Social sailing is an activity that the club runs on some Saturdays throughout the year. This is something the anyone can participate in. 

Further details are available under Sailing in the main menu above.

We meet at the marina at 12 noon and are usually back in by 4. So if you want to join us contact Bob on 4956 2618 or mazandbob01@bigpond.com and reserve a spot.

You don’t even have to have been out on the water on any sort of boat. You will now have the chance to go for a quiet sail on a yacht to get an idea of what sailing is all about. You will be taken out with an experienced skipper and crew and you will get a chance to try steering the vessel and trimming the sails. Or you can just sit back and relax.


The following dates are possible social sailing days.


2018 Possible Social Sailing Dates.


Feb 3 10
Mar 3 10 17
Apr 7 21 28
May 5 12 19
Jun 2 9 16 23
Jul 7 21 28
Aug 4 11 18 25
Sep 8 15 29
Oct 6 13 27
Nov 3 10 17 24
Dec 1 8 15



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For Sale / Wanted

Crew Wanted: 

Matangi is looking for crew for Club racing and Airlie Beach Race Week. Enthusiastic and committed learners are welcome.  Contact David on 0429 896 002.

Bill Hopton is looking for crew to sail on Mistery (Swarbrick 99).  Crew experience preferred but not essential.  Contact Bill on 0418663563

2 crew positions available on Elliott 7 , Omen for Airlie Beach Race Week and  possibly some lead up races .  Some sailing experience would be prefered but a great sense of humour is mandatory ! 

Ring Pete on 0407 761 434 and please leave mesg.