Another month has slipped past so quickly, faster than shaking a reef out of a sail.
Our club night on 19 November was attended by a dedicated few (dedicated to tying knots ... or tangles).
Hosted by Paul Rubera who provided all equipment in sufficient quantity to confuse most of us on the night, although there were some successes in completing the task of forming a "carrick knot " namely, Graham Signorini, David Gibson ( who practised all night !) and Paul Howe . Supper was provided by Jan Gibson and Sue Kelly which was enjoyed after the exhausting "knotty" efforts.
The sailing day at Werribee South was well attended and our OOD's report is further in "Shavings". Thanks go to Penny for organising and officiating on the day. Geoff Carroll and Rufus were also in attendance after sailing from St.Kilda marina on Saturday to overnight at Werribee and sail home on Sunday.
As a group we have had some very interesting events this year with two launchings, Khaos Theory and Rufus, as well as our on water events at APYC as well as Nagambie and the Glenelg river trip in association with WBASA and the Glenelg Classic Cruising Boat Club, currently two of our members are participating in GAIC (Great Australian Inland Cruise) on the Murray River which commenced on the 23 November.
In addition to Roderick Smith’s current report, Russell and Margaret Hurran and Andrew and Hahn Campbell will be sending reports of the trip for publication in Shavings in the new year. I wish them well and hope the weather stays fine (not too hot) for their adventure.
In January, on Sunday 18th, for those of us in town at this time, a sailing day at APYC has been arranged, so bring your boat or use a club boat for a circuit of the lake.
For our club night on February 18th 2015 we will be doing a 2 hour cruise of the river and docklands on board the Blackbird. We will board at the ferry terminal, bottom of Saltriver Place Melways ref: 42 E5, at 7.15pm for a 7.30 departure (please be on time).
Blackbird will only carry 30, so booking is essential and this can be done on the website. BYO drinks and nibbles. Cost will be $15.00 per head, payable on boarding. Places are limited so book early.
Enough from me except to say that I wish you all a very happy and enjoyable Christmas and a safe New Year.
Safe sailing all,
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