Newsletter 2/5


Jodie Hopton, Thursday, 2 May 2013


Open for Business
 Wednesday to Sunday
From  11.30am 
Will commence full trading hours in the near future. 
Delicious Dinner is now available Wednesday to Sunday
Lovely Lunch Friday Saturday and Sunday
*Our menu is constantly changing so come along and enjoy a great meal with a view*
Please show your support for your local club.
Social membership now open $10 for life.
(Please note social membership applies to the upstairs club only – sailing membership fees will still apply for sailing members)
** Please note all patrons regardless of age must wear footwear at all times upstairs at the club**

Each Friday – weather permitting

A social sailing initiative.


Twilight Sailing Friday May 3

Starting times will be available on the web Thursday night.

Please contact Ross Chisholm  0429 584 787 for more information


Course details and starting times will be available on Thursday afternoons from the MYC Website

Boats intending to sail should contact Rear Commodore Ross Chisholm 0429 584 787 by Thursday afternoon

Please advise if you have space for additional crew.

Interested crew should contact Ross 0429 584 787 by Thursday afternoon.

Skippers!  We have interest already for extra crew,

let Ross know ASAP if you have space for any extra people...




South Passage is coming to Mackay!



Saturday 1st June 2013

$80 Adult $35 Child (under 12)

10am – 4pm.  BYO Food & Drinks

You can sit back & relax OR help sail the boat

( I know which one I will be doing!)


http://www/ CJQgkmR8


To book phone Jacqui (07) 3893 3777 or 0407 737 748

e-mail:  website:


I have a great promotional flyer I can email you if you are interested – just email me and I will forward it to you.




Yeppoon to Mackay Race 2013


This weekend! Arriving to Mackay Sunday 5th May 2013.


Why not head down the club for a meal and

to welcome the boats into Mackay.

Sorceress is the only MYC boat in the race.
Best of luck to Eric & Crew!!


Each boat will be fitted with a tracker – you will be able to watch them on the internet! 

Ross Chisholm should have details of this  on the MYC website from Thursday…..
  Dinghy Division   



No Learn To Sail This Week (Next LTS Sunday 12th May)

No Dinghy racing this week (Next Race Sunday 12thMay)

This is a makeup session for previous sessions missed due to bad weather

Keppel Bay

All Boats Regatta 4th & 5th May

More  info available: Events/25083/0/




To Keep up to date check out our facebook page


If you would like more information regarding Learn to Sail or if you interested in dinghy sailing

please contact: or Phone 0408 768 166  Yachting Division

No racing this week as the Yeppoon to Mackay Race is on.


Saturday 11th May: 

 Race 1 of the Offshore Series

Bailey Islet and return 10am start.

Duty Boat: Sorceress.


(Looking for a starter/finisher for this race – Can you help??)



Thanks to Race Sponsor for this event  

G & S Engineering Services



Thanks to Tommy and Donnah Jordan for their help cleaning

up gardens last weekend.

Sorry I missed them in last week’s newsletter


MYC Membership Information

If you have paid your sailing fees and have not received your MYC membership card –

you can now pick it up at the bar at the club.

Please see James or Sally – they should be able to help you out.

If you have not received your Silver YQ Card – please let Joanne (our membership secretary)

know so she can follow it up for you

Please let Joanne know your current mailing address in the email.


Members may remember the arrival last year of the World ARC Rally Entrants into Mackay.

The 2012-2013 Rally has just ended – the group have now issued their plans for 2014-2015, 2015-2016 & 2016-2017 Rally

Each rally will arrive in Mackay in June/July.

Anyone with a suitable boat is able to join in – for more information have a look at


Or  you can look at the itinerary for each year..follow the links below


2014-2015 Rally

2015-2016 Rally

2016-2017 Rally

Yachting Australia are interested in hearing feedback from members regarding the YA Special Regulations.

Please send your feedback to Yachting Australia by the 10th of May. Follow the link for more information:


I have a copy of the new regulations in pdf format if you prefer – just email me and I will forward to you.

To continue the loved look the clean up crew has achieved

we would love to mulch the front garden. 

If anyone has a supply of weed mat and/or mulch to donate to

the club it would be appreciated.

 We can find the muscle if you can find the mulch!!

Thank you!





Comment Guidelines: The SportsTG Network is made up of players, families and passionate sports followers like you who have a strong opinion about sport. That's great - we want you to have your say and share your thoughts with the world. However, we have a few rules that you must follow to keep it fun for all. Please don't be rude, abusive, swear or vilify others. Apart from some pretty serious sport sanctions, we also can ban you and report you if things get out of hand. So play fair and have fun, and thanks for your contribution.


Dinghy Division

2018 progam now online 

Race 1 25th Feb

Racing News

To see details of upcoming events, check out "Calendar" on the main menu.

2018 Yachting program is out



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

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 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



Notice Board

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.