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End of Season Events

The sailing season 2020-21 came to an end on 24 April, with a sprint series of 3 races (placings Tintagel, Valentine, Tiercel and Sundance).

The Presentation night will be held on a date and at a place compatible with Covid restrictions – yet to be determined.  A more informal event was held at the Clubhouse on 1st May.  This was a very successful “gourmet barbeque”.

Channels Race 10th April.

Wisely cancelled owing to foul weather forecast.  The strong wind warning posted on Friday did change in Saturday morning’s update – but up to “gale warning”.  Forecast winds “up to 35 knots” and possible squalls up to 45 knots.  In reality (at S Channel Fort) 2.20 p.m. saw a gale of 38 knots.  

Time of day.

A link has been added to “Sailing / Keelboats /General Information” giving time of day to the second. This is an alternative to having a digital clock app on your phone (and set to automatic update).

Cec Anderson Series complete.

These races occurred as scheduled or on alternative dates if postponed.  See Results and Reports page.

April newsletter.

Here’s a link to the Club’s April newsletter.

For the social crowd:


Some of the diners at BBQ of 16 Feb 2019

Calendar of Events March/April

Date Event Description 
March 11 Swan Bay Paddlers 4.30 to 6.00 pm. Please register via the website or Facebook
March 12 Social sailing & paddling, sausage sizzle from 4.00 pm. Navigate the Swan Bay shallows.
March 13 Race 7 of the Ces Anderson series 12.00 pm briefing
March 14 Navigate to McDonald’s jetty from 12.30 pm
March 18 Swan Bay Paddlers 4.30 to 6.00 pm. Please register via the website or Facebook.
March 19 Social sailing & paddling, sausage sizzle from 4:00 pm. Paddle to Laker’s Cutting & return.
March 20 Lady Nelson trophy race Postponed.
March 25 Swan Bay Paddlers 4.30 to 6.00 pm. Please register via the website or Facebook.
March 26 Social sailing & paddling, sausage sizzle from 4.00 pm. Navigate the Swan Bay shallows.
March 27 Lady Nelson Trophy Noon briefing for 1.30 start
April 1 Swan Bay Paddlers 4.30 to 6.00 pm. Please register via the website or Facebook.
April 3  Cec Anderson race 7 No briefing.  Race start 13.30
April 3-5 Queenscliff Cup visit for details



We remind and reinforce to members the importance of following the Government’s COVID-19 rules and regulations, which allow QLYC to open to our members.

It is imperative that everyone continues to be vigilant and remains 1.5m distance apart at all times.

The QLYC clubhouse, boatshed and deck are open to members, subject to covid safe rules.

All members and guests, as a condition of entry, are required to check in via the Brisktable QR App when they arrive at QLYC.

During covid-restricted times, any member wishing to use the clubhouse must make a booking as it is the responsibility of the committee to ensure all aspects of our covid plan are being met.


  •  Yacht racing on Port Phillip is happening on weekends. If you would like to join us, please contact Ian at for further information. All COVID restrictions and guidelines will be followed.
  • Wednesday afternoon social sailing on Port Phillip has commenced. Please contact Tom Hinton on 0419 161 201 if you are interested in participating.  
  • Committee meetings are held on the first Friday of each month. Please contact the Secretary or approach any committee member if you have any suggestions or questions for the committee. We have several vacancies on the General Committee, we’d love some more members to join us. Please contact Alison at if you’re able to help out. 
  • Don’t be a stranger! Connect with us on Facebook, we’d love to see photos of any boating-related activities you are getting up to.

Swan Bay activities

Discover Sailing Day

The club hosted a very successful and enjoyable Discover Paddling on Sunday 10 Jan. While fewer people than usual were able to attend due to covid restrictions, those that could join us enjoyed the facilities and beautiful weather. Thanks again to Ross Nitz for the on-water supervision and coaching tips and to all the volunteers who make these events possible. It is always great to see so many people enjoying our club and beautiful Swan Bay. Photos in the “Gallery” and on our facebook page.

Members are able to bring a small number of guests to the club to paddle and sail. The club kayaks and dinghies may be used by all members. If you are unsure what equipment is owned by the club, or need information about conditions on Swan Bay, please get in touch with Alison or Geoffrey. Please use the QR code provided at the club facilities to sign yourself in; this will allow us to do contact tracing if required. If you are using club equipment, please wash it down and spray with disinfectant after use. We have provided all the necessary equipment for you in the boat shed.


The Club has a COVID Safe Plan to ensure everyone’s safety and well being. It has been updated recently. You can view it here and if you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact any of the committee members.

Working Bees:

A free beer anyone? Come to the club with your gardening/work gloves and exchange litres of sweat for a free drink! These informal working bees will be held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month, from 9am to 11am, and the 2nd and 4th Friday of the month, 2pm to 4pm. Some re-organisation of the yard and boatshed has commenced. Paddling, sailing and socialising will follow on Fridays when weather permits. We greatly appreciate any assistance you are able to provide, you’ll spend time with some great people, and did I mention a free beer? 

Your committee:

Commodore: Geoffrey Mathews 

Vice Commodore: Frank McMahon

Secretary: Alison Roberts-Wray 

Treasurer: Peter Curtis 

Captain: Ian Campbell 

General Committee: John Barry, Colin Bishop, Richard Bos, Daryl Clarke


Cec Anderson race 1 was run on Jan 23rd, followed by races 2, 3 and 4. Results, reports and replays are mostly posted.

January 2nd 2021 saw the first race of 2021 and a return to optional spinnakers for the Irwin Trophy. We were lucky with a window of good weather but other issues kept Sundance and Indulgence out of the race leaving Tiercel, Valentine and (very welcome return!) Drizabone to battle it out. Results are posted in the Race Results and Reports page. The following week the Commodore’s Cup saw Tiercel, Valentine, Drizabone and (a very welcome couta boat addition) Muriel Elizabeth – previously sailed under the name of Christabelle, of “Christabelle Cup” fame.

Ray Maki race 3 was finally picked up on the scheduled “supplementary” date of 19 December 2020 bringing the Ray Maki series to completion.  Finally (24 April) the sailing season was concluded with a series of 3 “sprint” races, the Cec Anderson series also having been completed.

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