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Club Officials e-newsletter – July/August 2012
Thank you to everyone for their contributions toward a very successful YV Club Conference, which was held at Royal Brighton Yacht Club on Saturday 4 August. Many thanks to the club for its excellent hospitality. Thanks also to all of the presenters. Each of the presentations is available at this link on the YV website. The Club Conference further re-affirmed YV and the clubs’ focus around participation, making sailing opportunities as attractive as possible and growing memberships. We were given a very strong sense that the majority of clubs will be adopting the Discover Sailing brand in some way, shape or form, which is fantastic. It is also great to see Sail Melbourne ‘regulars’ doing so well and winning gold in London. Congratulations to Tom Slingsby and the Australian Sailing Team. We are looking forward also, to the 470, 49er and Match Racing outcomes over the next few nights with more gold either secured already or a strong possibility.
YV AGM: The Yachting Victoria AGM is scheduled to take place on Monday 17 September at Port Melbourne Yacht Club at 7pm. We look forward to seeing all club delegates in attendance. As well as all annual reporting and the election of Board members, there will be one Honorary Life Membership nomination being recommended to the membership. All AGM related documents including the agenda will be circulated early next week.
Discover Sailing: The Discover Sailing initiative continues to gather momentum in Victoria. Sean Bly is busy signing up additional clubs as Discover Sailing Centres. This enables them to deliver accredited and recognised courses, as delivered by qualified and insured instructors. The Discover Sailing website continues to develop. Click Here to view the Discover Sailing website. Gavin Wall (Discover Sailing Manager) meanwhile, has this week sent out an important document in relation to Discover Sailing Days and Discover Sailing Week. We are looking forward to a great number of clubs engaging in one or two of these activities, and, all going to plan, reaping the benefits.
YV Staffing Structure: During the past two weeks YV has been delighted to add Tom Cotter and Sarah Ogilvie to the staff team. Tom has commenced as Boatshed Business Coordinator and Sarah as Sailability Coordinator. Tom learnt his craft growing up in Ireland and has extensive sailing, coaching and instructing experience in several countries. Sarah is a dual Olympian and Laser Radial champion with an array of skills and experiences. We are delighted to have them join us here at YV. Earlier today we were also pleased to announce Chelsey Taylor as the new Club Services Coordinator. Chelsey is as a Sports Management ‘near’ graduate from Deakin University where she will soon complete her commerce degree. As well as this, Chelsey has held roles with North Melbourne Football Club, Cricket Australia and Melbourne Victory, in a variety of administration, customer service and development roles/placements. Chelsea will commence on August 22.
Safety Category Stickers: Yachting Victoria currently have the new 2012-2013 Safety Category Stickers. They cost $2 each. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your order and Yachting Victoria will send the stickers and an invoice to your club. The current Safety Declaration Forms can be found here. Club members are to complete these forms and hand them to your club’s safety officer, who if satisfied, gives the member a safety sticker. If you have any queries please contact email@example.com.
Events Calendar: Clubs and Classes - Please update your events/regattas etc on the central YV online Calendar. Please utilise your YA/YV website or MyClub Access to do so, or contact Sam Watson on 9597 0066. Or Jordy Webb at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sport and Recreation: The Victorian Government has recently agreed to continue its support of sailing in Victoria for a further three years. As well as support through Sail Melbourne and the VIS Sailing Program, the office of Sport and Recreation has renewed its arrangement with Yachting Victoria through the Victorians More Active initiative. Victorians More Active emphasizes the joint focus that YV and the Government have around Participation, Officials, Coaches and Membership.
2012 Australian Schools Team Racing Championship - Congratulations: Albert Sailing Club did a great job hosting the 2012 Australian Schools Team Sailing Championship from Thurs 12th - Sun 15th July at Albert Park Lake. Congratulations to Rod Thomas, Luke Tupper, Don McKenzie and all of the other volunteers and officials that made an enormous contribution and delivered a very successful national event.
Instructor/Coach Courses: Yachting Victoria, as part of its role in supporting clubs and officials, offers training opportunities for its members through our Discover Sailing ‘Training’ Department. In our role to support the YA/YV Officiating Pathway, YV offers courses for prospective Instructors, who wish to gain qualifications to teach the Yachting Australia ‘Discover Sailing’ Dinghy, Keelboat and Powerboat Programs. YV also delivers Club Coach courses for people who are interested in being involved in club and class coaching programs. For more information on course opportunities and dates, please visit our calendar by clicking here
Ourcommunity.com.au: To view details in relation to this valuable resource for your club, ‘The Road to Success and Sustainability”
Nominations for 2012 Australian Yachting Awards now open: To view more information on these awards please: Click Here
Funding and Grants: Please click herefor all the up to date information in regards funding and grants. This includes the current Volunteer Grants & Easy Grants newsletter.
Upcoming Events in August
12th Aug: ORCV Winter Series Day 4 (ORCV)
12th Aug: Mordialloc Winter Series – Race 2 (Mordialloc Sailing Club)
18th Aug: Melbourne Midwinters 2012
19th Aug: Mordialloc Winter Series – Race 3 (Mordialloc Sailing Club)
25th Aug: Sail Mordi Regatta 2012 (Mordialloc Sailing Clu)
26th Aug: ORCV Winter Series Day 5 (ORCV)