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RMYC Timber Boat
Festival 15th Anniversary
The Timber Boat Division at the Royal
Motor Yacht Club Broken Bay are sprucing
up their wooden boats in readiness for their
very popular annual Timber Boat Festival.
The event will be held on Saturday
30th October and Sunday 1st November.
A wonderful collection of wooden
boats, power and sail, large and small.
Classics from Halvorsen, Williams,
Herreschoff, Chris Craft, Milcraft and
Riva and more will be on display. Many of
these boats are old favourites returning
but there will be a number of first timers
as well. Some resourceful boat lovers have
converted commercial trawlers into homes
away from home. Others have built their
You will be cordially invited on board
any boat which takes your interest, with all
boat owners showing off their pride and joy.
Entry $5.00. Open 10am-4pm on both
days. A shuttle bus will be running from
Porter Reserve, Burke Street, Newport
over the weekend. MV Reliance shuttle boat
service from Rowland Reserve, Bayview,
Newport Wharf to the RMYC.
Contact Rob Brown at the RMYC on
9997 5511 or firstname.lastname@example.org .au
An open letter to all
yacht owners on Sydney
Parramatta River Sailing Club (PRSC)
would like to invite sailors to join our race
fleet for the 2015-2016 season.
PRSC is a small, some might even
say boutique, club that holds races on
Saturdays and Wednesdays. The fleet is
divided into two divisions to keep the
racing competitive. There are a number of
different series raced over the season and
boats can enter them each individually or
enter them all. The races are mainly held
on Parramatta River with a number of long
races down the harbour during the season.
The Twilight series is held on Wednesday
during daylight saving months.
The club house is located at the end
of Wharf Road, Gladesville. It offers an
up close water view of the racing with all
starts and finishes right off the club house.
To find out more about PRSC, the
racing calendar or membership please visit
http://w w w.prsc.org.au / or email info@
Hope to see you on the water soon.
The PRSC Board of Directors.
Lakemac Heritage Festival Inc will
run the very successful festival at Toronto
foreshore over the Easter weekend 26-27
The festival will encompass classic
boats, vintage and veteran cars, children’s
activities (including the Easter egg hunt),
the Lake Macquarie Historical Society
display, the Vintage Farm Machinery
display, market stalls, live entertainment,
the Quick ’n Dirty competition, Wangi
Artists Group Exhibition, Sail Past and
Blessing of the Fleet. There will be free
forums for participants and the public on
Saturday at Toronto Diggers, and the formal
dinner for participants and sponsors at
Toronto Diggers on Saturday night.
We will be expanding the existing event
(which is the largest community run event
in the Lake Macquarie local government
area) to include other areas of historical and
heritage importance in Lake Macquarie.
We are starting to contact vintage car
clubs, market stalls, marine & heritage
displays so if you are interested contact
phone 0409 902 043.
Lakes Classic Boat Rally
The Paynesville Classic Boat Rally on
5-6 March 2016 is a unique celebration
of our rich boating history and lifestyle on
the Gippsland Lakes (see p16).
The festivities will open with the Rally
Launch on Friday 4th 7pm at the Gippsland
Lakes Yacht Club.
The main event begins on Saturday
morning with an on water ‘sail past’ at
11am along the McMillan Straits past the
Fisherman’s wharf and yacht club.
Local community groups,
the Paynesville Maritime Museum and the
Paynesville Motor Cruiser Club will feature
displays and activities on the foreshore and
in the yacht club. On completion of the sail
past at 2pm, classic boats will be moored
along the wharves for the public to view.
Saturday night’s entertainment begins
at 7.30pm with an awards ceremony
followed by local band The Soultanas
performing at the yacht club. Sunday will
For more info or how to enter the
Rally visit www.thepaynesvilleclassic.
com.au; https: //w w w.facebook.com/
groups/424446431070177/ or Peter Medling
on 0407 233 020.
REUNIONS & UPCOMING EVENTS
SPLASH down at Woollahra
Sailing Club during the
New Year Period
Club is the proud
home of the ‘Sail Play
Live Across Sydney
showcasing the best
of high performance
dinghy racing and youth sailing in Australia.
Sydney can expect up to 800 dinghies
to grace Rose Bay shores over the January
period during the 2016 SPLASH Festival.
The I14 National Championships,
Australian 9er Championships and
International 420 Championships will kick
off the festival from 1-8 January, with the
Australian Youth Championships following
on from 9-14 January.
The events are expected to attract
national and international sailors. Classes
will be rotated over four course areas,
from Kirribilli to Middle Head allowing
multiple vantage points around the Harbour
NORs and Entry for all events at www.
To keep up to date with all the news and
activities planned, be sure to follow online
- https://w ww.facebook.com /SPLASH2016
Small Yacht Cruising Club
The Small Yacht Cruising Club of
Pittwater Inc (SYCC) is the club for both
experienced and new sailors. SYCC offers its
members and their families the opportunity
to enjoy sailing and cruising as well as other
With seven club moorings around
Pittwater in Towlers Bay, The Basin and
Refuge/Americas Bays, if you love being on
the water and making new friends SYCC is
the club for you. Look for the orange burgee.
Our web page is www.sycc.net.au.
Please contact new member secretary Neil
Steinhardt 02 9679 1431 or email neilps@
exemail.com .au for further information.
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