Second winter cruise
Again Sundance and Tiercel sailed on June 28th – see “QLYC blogs / Sailing to start up again on 6th June”.
Vale “ Alan Holmes” 7 Feb 1929 – 9 Jun 2020.
Keel boat sailing resumes
Although we can’t race at the moment, recreational sailing is permitted, with certain restrictions:
The 1.5 m rule applies as do limits to groups of 20 gathering outdoors.
With this in mind the Sailing Committee has decided to offer winter cruises for those who feel they can meet these requirements and want to get out on the water.
This season of cruising started on Sunday 7 June,with two vessels, Sundance and Tiercel participating. Here is a report.
The Winter cruising series is planned to follow the originally proposed winter racing schedule: No racing, Just shakedown training! Next outing scheduled Sunday 28 June.
10am starts. Skippers meet at Queenscliff Harbour office to determine sailing course.
Safety boat not required but may attend for training and development.
Cruising to be scheduled for every 3 weeks – Sundays. Where a cruise is abandoned due to weather it will be rescheduled for the following week but schedule dates for the remainder of the season remain unchanged.
Tentative Dates are: 7 June, 28th June, 19 July, 9 Aug, 30 Aug, 20 Sept, 11 Oct.
Important information related to COVID 19 at 5 June 2020
Australian Sailing sets out a guideline for return to sailing
The situation for Victorian sailing is laid out at
While the Clubhouse remains closed (including unavailability of toilets), the boat shed remains open for members to access their craft. It appears that the requirement for 1.5 m “social distancing” would limit small-boat useage to one person per boat and competitive activities are still forbidden by the Government.
Updated information concerning boating restrictions is given by Australian Sailing here. And for paddlers, Paddle Vic provided this advice on April 16th.
Web site is being updated
Note there may be temporary anomalies (like empty pages) and changes in this QLYC website as we make improvements (from May 18th). This includes a trial of a “blog“.
Invoices for 2020 – 2021
Invoices for next year (July 2020 to June 2021) have been sent out (30 May). Members should have received an email from the Secretary with further information, on 3rd May. Please contact her if your emailed invoice has not arrived (see your inbox for 30th May).
Summer 2019 – 2020 race results
The Club Captain has announced the overall results, for this sadly curtailed year, in a newsletter. The results are copied below.
Tightening of Aus Sailing’s rules on non-members
Please see this announcement and explanation by Australian Sailing.
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