Cruising Section Newsletter October 2016

We were presented with some great cruising and social events ideas at the recent Cruise Section meeting and would like to thank all those who attended. Attached is the 2016/17 event calendar however we as cruising members are not limited to these proposed planed events and encouraged others to sail to less frequent visited destination and tell others who may wish to join in your plan on either the e-mail list or post on our Facebook page.

The clubs open day will be on Saturday October 22nd and we encourage those cruisers to participate in the sail pass and festivities on the day. We also wish to ask those who are interested in competing in the race series, either the Saturday around the buoys or the Ocean races to register their interest. Cruise events should dovetail into the racing program.

The club gains a great deal from the Friday night Money Wheel. With some of the proceeds kindly donated to last year’s Cruising Section Christmas celebrations. I would like to thank a few members who have volunteered to help and remind other that if you can give just one night to this fund raising event it would be greatly appreciated.

I have accepted a position on the management committee and look forward to contributing to the success of the club.

Christmas is a very busy time for everyone we have been told that SANTA will now be passing by our club on FRIDAY night the 9th of DECEMBER and that all who would like to join in for our very popular annual dinner please place this date in your diaries

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Spring is finally with us however the long and cold winter is still lingering on. Big congratulations to the Sailing committee with the success of The Prince of the Peel event which was attended by boats from our club and Bouvarde yacht club.

The club is currently coordinating dates for sailing courses to be run under the Discover Sailing Program in Mandurah. These may include, Introduction to sailing, Competent crew and Skippers ocean sailing. A few members have expressed an interest in participating, so please let me know if you or a member of your family would be interested as these programs will be available depending on the number of participants.

The Cruising Section as always will monitor members activity’s throughout the season  to recognize participant’s involvement for awards and trophy’s, and prizes for consistency, nautical miles and other achievements to be acknowledge  at the  sailing presentations evening. We also have a Facebook page. MANDURAH COASTAL CRUISING . So Cruise Section members can use this to post photos and communicate between each other ect.

Future events.

October  16th  2.30pm  Sailing events briefing session

October 22nd   Open day at the club with a sail past and drinks at the club after.

November       Destination and dates will be advised depending on weather

Charles Tysoe   Cruising Captain    MOFSC

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