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The combined four boating clubs of Williamstown will again be running a Progressive Dinner this winter. The theme is ‘Around the World’ in Williamstown, with food from a different ‘culture or country’ at each location.
Tickets will be $75 for 4 course meal and one drink at each club. Tickets can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org. Each club is allocated 40 tickets, so get in early as it was a great night last year.
- 6pm – canapes – Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
- 7pm – entree – Royal VIctorian Motor Yacht Club
- 8pm – main meal – Hobsons Bay Yacht Club
- 9:30pm – dessert – Williamstown Sailing Club
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General meeting of the Club will be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm Sunday 30 July, 2017.
- To confirm minutes of the previous Annual General meeting and of any general meetings since then.
- To receive from the Committee reports upon transactions of the Club during the preceding financial year.
- To elect Committee members
- Any special business of which notice has been given in accordance with the Rules.
Nominations for positions
Nominations are sought for all positions on the Committee of management, i.e. Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Secretary, Treasurer, Captain and five Ordinary Members.
Closing date for nominations is noon Sunday 9 July 2017.
Download the nomination form here: AGM Notice and Committee Nomination Form – June 2017 (PDF)
Presentation night is closing in pretty quickly so make sure you circle the date in your diaries – Saturday 27 May.
Awards, food, celebrations, and reflections on the season’s races. Lots to talk about. Don’t miss out.
Doors open at 6pm; dinner at 7pm.
Tickets: Members & guests – adults $20.00, families $50.00
Buy tickets at the canteen on Saturdays or from the bar. If you’re not available to collect and pay in person you may wish to email the sailing committee via email@example.com with the number of tickets required. Ticket sales will close on Tuesday 22 May.
Our Transition to Racing program is set to run on Saturday mornings on 4, 11 and 18 of February. This program is free to club members wishing to further practise their sailing skills. First priority for access to club pacers are given to graduates of the 2016 Learn to Sail program.
The program will operate between 8:30 am – 11:30 am with sessions covering gybing, tacking, race starts, flag recognition and capsizing. Skills to be practised will be announced on the day depending on wind and weather conditions and participants skill level.
This is not a formal program but more about giving you the opportunity to practise your skills in a supervised and safe environment.
To book a place contact Gayle at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last year was our first family day and it was a roaring success, so we are doing it again on Sunday 12 February from 10am – 2pm.
The idea of the day is to bring down your own family and then any extended family you might like – grandparents, grand kids, brother, sister etc. and share our great club with them. You are also welcome to invite some friends to join us.
We will have some water based activities available like kayaks, Ozi Opti and Pacers to sail, fishing casting competition, swimming off the jetty, and just enjoying the location. Of course there are also the indoor activities upstairs like table tennis and foozball. A BBQ lunch will be available to purchase and the bar will be open from midday. Great live music will be provided by one of our favourite and popular performing groups ‘The Angelicats’ from 11am till 1pm.
Make sure you put the date in your diary and come along. Gold coin donation to help cover musician costs.
To get all the details and keep yourself up to date with our social activities, check out the social events page.
Sunday 19 February will be our next social fishing event. We are having a members meet and greet for fishing members with family and friends welcome.
The purpose of the get together is to promote fishing within the club and to work out upcoming fishing activities.
Come along to the upstairs deck on Sunday 19 February 2017.
Start time for fishing before the event is early, and the the catch up will start at 12:30pm for the BBQ lunch ($5 per person).
Please let us know if you are planning to attend the lunch by emailing email@example.com or leave a message on the club phone 93974135 by 17 February.
The club will be offering TACKERS Levels 1, 2 & 3 training programs during the January school holidays.
- TACKERS 1: 9-13 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30am – 12.30 pm) BOOKED OUT
- TACKERS 1: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (8.30 am – 12.30pm)
- TACKERS 2: 16-20 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm – 5pm)
- TACKERS 3: 9–13 January 2017, 4 hour session daily (1pm to 5pm)
So if you have kids, grand kids or friends you think might like to get involved in the games and fun based introductory sailing for kids programs, more information and the booking forms are available here.
The Lipton Cup Regatta is a fun weekend of sailing for racing, cruising and classic yachts, sportsboats and trailable yachts, and off-the-beach boats. The sailing program caters for all sailing enthusiasts. Find out more about the regatta on the Lipton Cup Regatta website.
Schedule – Saturday 19 & Sunday 20 November
Off-the-beach racing will be conducted by Williamstown Sailing Club and Port Melbourne Yacht Club on Saturday 19 November. The first warning will be at 12:00 with 3 laid course races.
The course areas
Off-the-beach races will be held in Hobsons Bay.
Keelboat windward-leeward races will be conducted on three separate course areas:
- The course area for Divisions A and B will be in the open waters of Port Phillip, west of the main shipping channel.
- The course area for Division C and Sportsboats will be in the open waters of Port Phillip, east of the main shipping channel.
- The course area for Division D and Trailable Yachts will be in Hobsons Bay.
2016 regatta documents
- Notice of Race (NOR) and Sailing Instructions (SI)
- Regatta entry forms
- Online entry form – registering your boat in topyacht instructions
If you are wanting to use club facilities for a picnic or small get together, check beforehand to ensure that the upper deck has not already booked for a private or club function.