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                                                                                                    Welcome to our Winter edition of iN SYnC. As usual
                                                                                                    this edition is packed with all the latest news and
                                                                                                    upcoming events from Southport Yacht Club.
2                                   Gold Coast Marine Family Festival
4                                   Commodore’s Report                                              As Southport Yacht Club celebrates its 70th Anniversary
                                                                                                    I encourage all members to follow the upcoming
5                                   Chairman’s Report                                               events within the weekly E-news for some exciting
5                                   General Manager’s Report                                        members only events later in the year!
6                                   Sailing Operations Manager’s Report
                                                                                                    SYC, along with members of the local Marine Industry,
7                                   SYC Communication Channels                                      will be bringing you the Gold Coast Marine Family
8                                   SYC Marina and Hardstand                                        Festival, a family fun event for all, more details on
9                                   Gymnasium                                                       page 2.
10                                  70th Anniversary Sail Past and Blessing of the Fleet            As SYC Members, if you have anything you wish to
13                                  Mathew Belcher and Will Ryan                                    include within the publication iN SYnC I would love to
14                                  Birthday Draws / SYC Employee of the Quarter                    hear from you. Please do not hesitate to contact me
15                                  Winners and Grinner                                             via
16                                  SYC Boutique                                                    I look forward to seeing you all the Club again soon.
17                                  Functions / Weddings at SYC
18                                  Up Coming Events
20                                  Vice Commodore of Power Report                                  Safe boating!
21                                  Cruising at SYC / Power Boat What’s On
22                                  Classic Wooden Boat Festival 2016                               Bronwen Hemmings
23                                  AWQ - Legal Use of VHF Radio
                                                                                                    Editor - iN SYnC
24                                  Vice Commodore of Sail Report
24                                  F18 State Titles                                                Southport Yacht Club
25                                  Sailing Academy
26                                  Queensland Optimist Titles 2016
27                                  Telemachus Ladies Race Day 2016                                 CHAIRMAN - Scott Siganto
28                                  Burleigh Bash / Big Boat Racing                                 COMMODORE - Phil Short
29                                  Sailing What’s On                                               VICE COMMODORE POWER - Graham Webb
30                                  Sailability Gold Coast                                          VICE COMMODORE SAIL - Kerry Noyes
32                                  Associates Committee Report
                                                                                                    TREASURER - Garry Edwards
34                                  Gold Coast Seaway Tide Chart
34                                  SYC Sponsors                                                    BOARD MEMBERS - Chris Oxenford,
                                                                                                    Bob Howard and Ray McMahon
                                                                                                    GENERAL MANAGER - Brett James

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Phil Short

Firstly I would like to welcome all of our members        The following week SYC held the annual Burleigh Bash
new and old, to the Club’s 70th Anniversary year!         on Sunday 17th. Sponsored by Seabreeze Industries,
Southport Yacht Club’s membership base includes a         the event attracting 43 vessels on what was a weather
variety of member categories, including a number of       perfect day. Congratulations to Max Quan on Raw
senior members who joined the Club some 50 years          Prawn overall winner of the event!
ago as cadets. This year Greg Cavill celebrates his
64th year and Paul Perrin 62nd year as a member of        To formally celebrate SYC’s sapphire anniversary, the
Southport Yacht Club. Congratulations Greg and Paul!      Southport Yacht Club 70th Anniversary Gala Ball will
                                                          be held on Saturday 9th July in the Compass Room at
The April birthday bash was a little extra special this   Main Beach. After a very successful Commodore’s Ball
year as we not only celebrated our monthly birthday       in 2015 tickets are booking out fast so I suggest you
recipients but also Southport Yacht Clubs 70th            secure your limited ticket today by contacting Main
birthday! Myself, along with Vice Commodore Power         Beach Reception.
Graham Webb and Vice Commodore Sail Kerry Noyes,
had the honour of cutting of the cake in front of 300     On a final event note, I would like to welcome all
plus members and their guests. A special toast was        new members to join us for our New Members nights
made to the Club, SYC Members, Past Commodores,           to be held on the first Tuesday of every second month
Life Members, Board Members and Staff, along              starting on Tuesday 7th June at 6pm. This is not in
with a thank you to the entire community for their        place of the annual New Members Cocktail Party, but
generous contributions including talent, materials        a welcome to members on a more regular basis to
and sponsorship over the past 70 years. These             meet and greet other members and be introduced to
combinations have contributed to making SYC what          Club activities.
it is today. Who would have thought a multimillion        Last but not least, I would like to finish my Winter iN
dollar, three facility Club would be established from     SYnC report by making a special mention and thank
its very modest beginnings in Broadwater Basin back       you to General Manager Brett James along with his
in April 5th 1946?                                        fellow management team and staff at SYC for all of
In 1946 Chairman of the Royal Queensland Yacht Club       their support and respect they have had for me whilst
Power Boat Committee Mr S.W.Gow addressed the             being Commodore of SYC. Thank you all.
first Southport Yacht Club meeting with the following
vision; “Potentialities of the South Coast as a water
tourist centre and complimented Mr Firth on the           Phil Short
meeting he had arranged and the evident interest he       Commodore
had created. It is undeniable that bounteous nature
was in her most generous mood when Southport was
fashioned. A lovely surfing beach, bright clean sand,
second to none anywhere, and right in front of a town
a large stretch of calm water eminently suitable and
safe for yachting and aquatic sports.”
What a fantastic summer of yachting for 2016!
Southport Yacht Club sailors were once again very
successful at both State and National Championships.
A special mention to Chris Noyes and Joe Sabin winners
of the 2016 Queensland F18 State Championships.
Congratulations Chris and Joe! On Sunday 10th
April, SYC held a very special annual sailing event,
the 25th Annual Telemachus Jewellery Ladies Race
Day. Another mile stone was reached in the history
of the Club with the longest running Sponsorship of
SYC. Thank you Telman for your long time support of              Congratulations Chris Noyes and Joe Sabin.
Southport Yacht Club.                                       Crowned the 2016 Queensland F18 State Title Champions

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Club reports
Chairman’s REPORT                                             members within the Club.
Scott Siganto                                                 Southport     Yacht    Club     has
It’s been a big start to the year, with so many               recently been awarded the Clubs
events and celebrations planned for the Club’s 70th           Queensland Awards for Young
Anniversary. In April we hosted our own birthday party,       Manager Encouragement Award,
with a booked out restaurant we were very lucky and           to Marketing Manager, Bronwen
proud to see so many members, past Commodores                 Hemmings, as well as Best Club
and Board representatives attending on the night.             Innovation for Waterscape Pontoon
With the introduction of new blinds on the decks, to          Bar & SYC Gym. The Board is
shield from the cooler winter weather while dining            extremely proud of management
and without distracting from our stunning views, the          and the whole SYC team, who took these visions
waterfront restaurant continues to be extremely well          and created the drive to ensure the concepts, were
patronised.                                                   brought to fruition, and then some.
I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate         The Seabreeze Industries Burleigh Bash 2016 was an
Brett James on his 3 year anniversary with SYC. Under         enormous success, with 43 vessels on the water! A big
Brett’s leadership the Club has managed to tackle             thank you goes out to all our SYC team, volunteers,
a variety of items on our strategic plan, with many           race committee and everyone else involved with such
more to come. We have seen membership growth,                 a spectacular yacht race. Can’t wait to see even more
through the member benefits enrichment scheme,                yachts out there for 2017!
with a successful gym, world first Pontoon bar, and           The Club would like to introduce our new contractor
partnerships with a variety of like minded clubs and          at Dux, Peter Miller, who is onsite to assist with your
facilities.                                                   visit to the island. Peter has been a long term member
The Board take great pleasure in introducing Simon            of SYC for over 30yrs, he has enjoyed Dux as a Gold
Gordon, House Manager, to our members, guests and             member, and is now dedicated to making your visit a
visitors. Simon comes to us with a wealth of hospitality      comfortable and pleasurable one. To enquire about
experience, and has settled into the position well,           using Dux please contact reception, 07 5591 3500.
overseeing all aspects of food and beverage operations        Looking forward to seeing everyone enjoying
within the Club. A few milestones within the Club’s           everything the Club has to offer, both on water and
team were celebrated recently, with Receptionist,             off, throughout our Sapphire Anniversary year.
Margie Francis employed for 20yrs, Greg Mood,
Maintenance and Sophia Jin, Senior Accountant,                Scott Siganto
both reaching 10yrs at SYC. Congratulations, we are           Chairman
extremely proud to have so many long term team

general manager’s REPORT                                      including the Sapphire Gala Ball on
                                                              July 9th so please keep your eye
Brett James                                                   out in the E-news.
Well in Club land it is a very busy time of year finalizing   This brings me to our largest
all accounts for the end of Club financial year. The last     Members celebration of the year,
three months have been hard on trading, however I             and maybe even the Club’s history.
am confident we can achieve the same result as 2015.          Members please keep Saturday
Even knowing this was a good result I still see loads         1st October free in your diaries as
more potential at SYC. As I am writing this report, the       we will be celebrating a Members
team at SYC are busy working on the Southport Yacht           ONLY Club event. More information
Club stall at the Gold Coast Marine Expo at Coomera.          to be announced soon…
SYC will be offering two new initiatives at the expo
including FREE Discover Sailing for adults and children       Live SYC Entertainment Dinner and Shows are still
as well as hosting yet another floating pontoon bar.          rocking with Mental as Anything returning on Thursday
                                                              2nd June and Black Sorrows on Thursday 1st September.
Bookings within the functions departments are also
very consistent and keeping the food and beverage             Mother’s Day was the largest restaurant trade I have
team busy with high class functions including a recent        seen in the Club, thank you members who supported
Government seminar with such guests as Queensland             the event by attending. Also another big thank you
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk along with leading              to the Associates Committee for running another
Gold Coast Chief Executive Officers.                          successful Mega Raffle. Well done!
Therefore we need to be on the front foot and let all         SYC have introduced a new House Manager, Simon
of the Gold Coast know just how great SYC really is!          Gordon. Simon will be working closely with myself on
                                                              a future strategic plan for the Waterfront Restaurant
As we are now well into Southport Yacht Club’s 70th           as it increasingly becomes busier. Members I ask you
Anniversary year, celebrations commenced with the             to please make yourself known to Simon as he settles
official birthday being celebrated at the April Birthday      in to the team at SYC!
Bash on Tuesday 19th April. The evening was celebrated
with over 300 members and their guests and not to             I look forward to seeing you all in the Club again soon!
mention a delicious life size SYC burgee cake. There          Brett James
are many 70th Anniversary events throughout the year
                                                              General Manager
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club reports
As most divisions head into the start of their Winter
Series, it leads us towards the completion of the
2015/2016 Sailing Season for Southport Yacht Club.
Currently we have conducted an astounding 625 races
across all divisions, and with more races still to go
what an accomplishment we have achieved so far!
I am sure that you will all agree this is a massive          Simon Turpin
achievement by all involved, and I must sincerely            Sailing Operations Manager
thank all of our fantastic Race Officers, Volunteers and
each one of our team members for their dedication
and efforts throughout the year. Everyone continually       2. What are the most active growth areas in Sailing
puts in greater efforts beyond expectations, and it is      today?
wonderful and absolutely inspiring to see the culture       3. What trends will most influence the future of
of our fantastic Yacht Club change with the synergy         Sailing?
amongst all in making SYC a united family.
                                                            4. What represents the greatest opportunity for
Thanks to the tireless work conducted by our Sailing        Sailing and the Sailing Industry?
Committee, fleet numbers have continued to grow,
some almost doubling in competitor numbers. Well            In summary, the most common overall answer to these
done to all involved.                                       questions is as follows:
Moving forward to the 2016/2017 Sailing Season,             With modern technology and stronger new materials,
final touches are currently being made to the Sailing       the boats are stronger, lighter, faster and easier to sail.
Calendar, and by no surprise it looks like we are going     Youth Sailing and Off The Beach classes are the most
to have yet another extremely busy Season across all        active growth areas in the world, with influencing
divisions.                                                  trends for the future of sailing being based on
                                                            promoting the sport of sailing as an exciting, healthy,
At the beginning of May, I had the privilege of attending   social and glamorous sport. The greatest opportunity
the 2016 Australian Yacht Club Managers forum, along        for the sailing industry is with attracting and retaining
with over 40 other Yacht Club representatives from          youth sailors. Overall the detailed presentation was
Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.                both inspiring and reinforcing with our efforts and
Whilst it was a great networking opportunity for us         vision at Southport Yacht Club.
all, it also reinforced the achievements that we as         Planning is well underway for our 2015/2016 Sailing
a Yacht Club have achieved so far and the positive          Presentation Evenings. The Off The Beach Dinghy
direction that our fantastic sport of sailing is headed.    Presentation will be held at Hollywell Sailing Squadron
Chief Executive Officer of Ronstan, Alistair Murray         on Saturday 20th August 2016, followed by the annual
attended the forum providing us with a presentation         Sailing Presentation at Main Beach on Friday 23rd
on ‘Global Sailing Trends’. Alistair polled over one        September 2016. I look forward to celebrating with
hundred of his personal sailing contacts from around        you on your achievements throughout the 2015/2016
the World including many industry leaders, retailers,       Sailing Season.
boat builders, distributers, well known sailors, sports     See you all on the water soon!
administrators and professional coaches.
Alistair asked each person involved the following four
questions:                                                  Simon Turpin
1. What are the biggest changes you have witnessed          Sailing Operations Manager
in the world of Sailing in the past 20 years?

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Communication Channel Inclusion
iN SYnC               iN SYnC is published quarterly September, December, March and June
                      including upcoming news and events, future initiative growth of SYC
                      plus much more
E-newsletter          This electronic newsletter is distributed weekly to all members, to
                      subscribe simply visit
Facebook              ‘Like’ us on facebook for all up to date news from SYC!
Instagram             Follow SYC on Instagram @syc1946, and don’t forget to use the hash
                      tag #syc1946
Website               For all information on Southport Yacht Club visit our website
Smartphone App        For immediate alerts of upcoming events, latest news, easy access to
                      Club details, results and so much more visit the App store for Apple
                      products and Google Play for Android and search for Southport Yacht
Local Media           Press releases and alerts are circulated to all local and national media
                      in regards to Club upgrades, events and initiatives.
Internal promotions   Keep an eye out in the Club for notices, flyers and internal promotion
Sailing Forum         Designed for communication on all sailing queries between sailors and
                      the sailing office as well as a great place to include crew wanted and
                      crew availability
Volunteer Roster      Would you like to roster and don’t know where to go,
                      visit our sailing roster for requested times and positions:

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syc marina & hardstand
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Facilities provided on-site: Marina security
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card access, Sewage pump out, Onshore amenities,
Laundry facilities, 15 to 125amp electricity and
Antifouling Facilities
24 hour Fuel Jetty at SYC Marina - Diesel, premium
and unleaded fuels are available at the installation
which is operated by credit card.
Southport Yacht Club’s Hardstand with a state-of-
the-art 35 tonne travel lift located within the Club’s
Providing easy access for lifting boats ranging in size
from 20ft to 55ft. The specially designed timber
cradle handles timber vessels up to 40ft.
SYC boat yard has an extensive range of vessel
services, specialising in: Water Blast, Barnacle Scrape,
Antifouling, Detailing and Prop Speed.
All other services are available through recommended                                hour
Contact the Marina Office today for an obligation
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70th anniversary sail past

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zeppelin travel
Hello from all of us at                                     experts on the day!
Zeppelin Travel,
                                                            Southport Yacht Club’s Vice-Commodore Graham
Some of us have recently                                    Webb and Faye will be escorting a small group to
travelled to update on the                                  Tahiti this September aboard the “Island Escape”
latest happenings around                                    Yacht. Please note that we are having a special
the world.                                                  afternoon get-together at our office on Tuesday 7th.
                                                            June where Graham, Faye and some of the passengers
A few of us have been
                                                            who were on our New Zealand Cruise will give you
on    River    Cruises     and
                                                            their firsthand knowledge of their travels.
we give APT a very high
recommendation! Their on                                    Please remember we can arrange all your travel from
board cuisine, special events and the comfort of their      special airfares, cruises to package holidays. For all
cruise ships (your hotel through Europe) provide the        Club Members we have a FREE GIFT with all bookings
right ingredients for total enjoyment on a European         made for the months of June and July.
Holiday. One of our team has just returned from Fiji        Just tell us that you read this in the SYC Newsletter.
and is up to date with all that is happening in Fiji with
the latest hotel and resort happenings.                     We look forward to assisting you with all your travel
We will shortly be having our Travel Sale Day at the
Gold Coast Turf Club’s Event Centre which is a new
venue for us to use. We recently visited the venue          Happy Travelling!
and found plenty of free car parking and space large
to suit our growing event with Tour operators & Cruise
lines. Please ensure you mark your diaries for Sunday       Andi Von Zeppelin
11th. September when we look forward to seeing
you so you can catch a super deal and speak to the          Zeppelin Travel

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mathew belcher & will ryan
Hi Everyone,                                              From here we will head back to Weymouth, the
                                                          London 2012 Olympic site to complete in the next
The excitement is starting to build with only 90 days     round of the World Sailing Cup and Kiel Week during
to go until the start of the Olympics. I cannot believe   the month of June.
we are now down to the last three months! Our
preparations have been going along well, although         We just wanted to thank you for your support and we
it has not gone all our way. The past months have         cannot wait to see you all upon our return.
seen us largely based in Europe, with our latest event
World Sailings Hyeres Regatta taking place in Hyeres,     We will do our best to keep you all updated through
France. We are pleased to report another medal finish     our media channels of facebook (https://www.
but unfortunately not the colour we were aiming  and instagram
for, finishing with a silver medal. The current World     (;
Champion, our Croatian competitors won this event.        and you can follow along for the Worlds through
The Croatian team of Sime and Igor sailed a great         the class website:
event and have been consistent rivals of ours over the    default/races/race
years. The pressure is building and the competition is    Your Team,
getting tough each month towards the Olympics.
                                                          Mat and Will
We are again in Rio, now our seventh trip, training and
finalising our development programs. We will spend
the next two weeks building our understanding of the
conditions and hopefully learn some valuable insights
into the race courses. It is great to see the Marina
almost complete, it has come a long way since our
last trip in January. We are not alone on the Olympic
courses with the majority of the Olympic fleet training
with us competing in a series of coaches’ regattas. We
look forward to putting in another good performance.

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Congratulations Erik Ceslis who         Congratulations Rob Hill who won     Congratulations Colin Hortz who
won the February Birthday Draw on       the March Birthday Draw on Tuesday   won the April Birthday Draw on
Tuesday 16th February, with a prize     15th March, with a prize of $250     Tuesday 19 April, with a prize of
of $250 members credit.                 members credit.                      $250 members credit.
Photo: Past Commodore Tony Photo: Commodore Phil Short, Photo: Life Member & Past Patron
Goldner, Winner Erik Ceslis and Winner Rob Hill and Past Commodore Brian Job, Commodore Phil Short,
Commodore Phil Short.           Tony Goldner.                      McLaren Noyes, Winner Colin Hortz
                                                                   and Past Commodore Tony Goldner

                                                          employee of the quarter
                                                          Congratulations to Southport
                                                          Yacht Club employee, richard
                                                          pearson who was voted by the
                                                          SYC staff; Staff Member for
                                                          the Quarter, autumn 2016.
                                                          Richard has been a dedicated member of the
                                                          Southport Yacht Club team for over 2 years, working
                                                          as a Food and Beverage Supervisor at Main Beach,
                                                          recently moving to Hollywell’s Sailing Squadron as Bar

                                                          With a wealth of food and
                                                          beverage     knowledge,
                                                          Richard is a great asset
                                                          to the team at Southport
                                                          Yacht Club.

                                                          Thank you Richard for all
                                                          of your hard work and
                                                          dedication at Southport
                                                          Yacht Club.

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Congratulations to Southport
Yacht Club’s recent Member
Draw Winners!
 1                            2


           1. Gary Underwood 2. Kay Alexander
                     3. Janice Young

buy, swap, sell!
Attention Members!
If you have any Marine related items which you would like to buy, swap or sell, contact Southport Yacht Club
and we will advertise it on the SYC website for FREE!

           Caring for Gold Coast families for
                     over 80 years

                Somerville                                           Nerang            5596 2233
                                                                     Southport         5591 4777


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boutique at Southport yacht club

Come on in to grab yourself a bargain.
From the outdoor clothing range including fleeces
and water proof jackets to the more casual everyday
items such as t-shirts and shorts and accessories,
you will be sure to find something in Southport Yacht
Club’s boutique at a price you can afford!
The lifestyle range also features a number of
accessories, including hats and towels.
“2016 Winter Range now in store”

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what’s on @ southport yacht Club

                                         3rd Tuesday of every month - SYC Main Beach
                                         Join Southport Yacht Club for your birthday draw,
                                         June 21st, July 19th, August 16th, 2016.
                                         Birthday Draw, drawn at 7pm. You could win $250
MONTHLY                                  on your SYC Membership Card to be spent within the
                                         Hollywell Sailing Squadron and Main Beach Club House.
BIRTHDAY                                 Present your Birthday Voucher at Reception upon arrival
                                         for validation.

                                         Waterfront Restaurant serving meals from 5.30pm
                                         Bookings essential - ask about joining the
                                         Commodore’s Table: 07 5591 3500

& SUNDAY                                 Every Wednesday & Sunday Evening -
                                         Main Beach Clubhouse

                                         Enjoy fantastic Roast Carvery Nights from 5.30pm
                                         Roast Buffet from only $13.95 Members and $15.95 Non
                                         Members. Bistro menu not available on Sunday Evenings.

monday                                   Monday & Tuesday -
                                         Kids Eat FREE with any main meal purchased
& tuesday                                Tuesday - $9.90 Chicken Parmigiana Special
                                         Available Lunch and Dinner in the Southport Yacht Club
specials                                 Waterfront Restaurant, for bookings call: 07 5591 3500

thursday                                 Thursday $15 Battered Flathead
                                         Battered flathead served with chips, salad, tartare and lemon -
b at t e r e d                           only $15 per person.
                                         Available Lunch and Dinner
f l at h e a d                           In the Southport Yacht Club Waterfront Restaurant
                                         For bookings call: 07 5591 3500

SUNDAY &                                 Every Saturday and Sunday
                                         SYC Main Beach

saturday                                 Enjoy a delicious hot Buffet Breakfast in the Waterfront
                                         Restaurant for only $15 per person. Coffee also available.
                                         Available from 7.30am to 10am.
breakfast                                Try a kids Funsail session from 9am - 10.30am - $20 per child

                                         Main Beach Clubhouse, Hollywell Clubhouse
members                                  and Dux Anchorage

                                         Be at any of SYC’s three venues on Wednesday, Friday and
                                         Sunday evenings and you could be in the draw to WIN!
                                         Wed and Sun draws @ 7pm / Fri draws @ 7pm and 8pm

                                         Join SYC in the Waterfront Restaurant for LIVE
                                         Friday Evening from 6pm - 9pm
                                         Sunday Afternoon Session from 2pm - 6pm
                                         For full Entertainment guide visit the SYC website:

state of                                 Wednesday 1st June, 22nd June, 13th July
                                         Enjoy watching the game at Southport Yacht Club on the big

                                         screen, complimentary Hot Dogs at Half Time.
                                         Book your table today for viewing of these great games
                                         on 07 5591 3500

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what’s on @ southport yacht Club

vice                     Friday 17th June 2016
                         6.30pm - 7.30pm
                         SYC Compass Room - Main Beach
commodores’              Vice Commodore Sail Kerry Noyes and Vice Commodore
                         Power Graham Webb invite all Members to join Southport

c o c k ta i l           Yacht Club for the 2016 70th Anniversary Celebratory Vice
                         Commodores’ Cocktail Party.

pa r ty
                         RSVP: Reception 07 5591 3500

                         Saturday 2nd July 2016 - Main Beach Clubhouse
powerboat                The evening will be held in “The Fergie Melrose Room”
presentation             upstairs at SYC Main Beach from 1830hrs
                         A two course alternative drop menu will be provided at a cost of

dinner                   $49 per person to include a drink on arrival. Dress: Cocktail
                         Payment required at time of booking, contact SYC 07 5591 3500

                         Saturday 30th July 2016
                         Saturday 30th July 2016, sees the start of the 31st Annual
                         Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, an event that is
gold coast               only second to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Classic. Yachts are
                         expected at the Seaway finish line from Sunday 31st. Be sure
                         to come down to the Club Marina and see these spectacular
yacht race               racing vessels up close!

d  u  x
                         Sunday 21st August 2016 -
                         SYC DUX Anchorage on South Stradbroke Island
                         Celebrate Dux 34th Birthday with ‘Fleetwood Mac’.
                         Fun family activities including the famous Tug ‘O’ War

picnic &                 Kicks off at 11am SYC Dux on South Stradbroke Island.
                         All Members, Guests and Visitors Welcome!

Birthday                 Live Entertainment, Bar & BBQ facilities available, Birthday Cake,
                         Champagne plus more. Bookings Essentail: 07 5591 3500

                         Monday 25th July 2016
syc agm                  6.00pm, Compass Room, Main Beach Clubhouse
                         For more information contact reception: 07 5591 3500

                         Saturday 3rd September 2016- Main Beach Clubhouse
                         Live Entertainment
                         Blessing of the Waters
                         Sailpast Fleet arrives for salute
                         Commodore’s Address of Welcome
& blessing               Sunset Ceremony
                         Don’t forget to dress your boat, great prizes to be won!
of the fleet             Bookings Essentail: 07 5591 3500

                         Sunday 4th September 2016 -
breaking of              SYC Sailing Squadron, Hollywell

the flag                 Opening of the new Sailing Season commences at 11am with
                         the Breaking of the Flag Ceremony, follwed by the Annual

ceremony                 Da$h 4 Ca$h. Visit to enter.
                         Waterfront Cafe open from 7.30am

d at e
                         Thursday 2nd June – Mental as Anything

                         Saturday 9th July – SYC 70th Anniversary Gala Ball\

s av e r s               Thursday 1st September - Black Sorrows

                         Friday 23rd September - Sailing Presentation Dinner

                         Saturday 1st October - SYC 70th Anniversary Members
                         Celebrations (More details coming soon)
power boats @- vice
               southport yacht Club
                    commodore power

It’s great to wake up to some cooler mornings after a        Graham Webb
long hot dry summer.                                         Vice Commodore Power
Our first event for 2016 was The Chairman’s Trophy
on the 13th February sponsored by O’Keefe Financial
Planning. We had 14 Boats entered with Peter Brown        down to 11 boats for this event with several pulling
and Crew on “Bipty Bipty” taking honours with a very      out for one reason or another. The championship is
credible score of 5, followed by Justin Sinnamon and      now coming to the pointy end with only 2 events to
7 year old son Matthew on “Mystic Lady” with a best       run being the SYC Open on the 21st May and The
ever score of 13, and hot on their tail was yours truly   Commodore’s Trophy on the 11th June. “Bipty Bipty”
with navigator wife Fay aboard ”Van Man” with a score     Peter Brown is leading the charge with a score of 72
of 14. The handicap division was won by Captain Paul      and hot on his heals is “Van Man” yours truly on 70.
Matthews on his new boat” Martini”, a 36 Fairways.
From William and Allison Ewens aboard “Speranza”          At our next event, The SYC Open, on the 21st May
followed by Bob Howard and Benny Benson on “Anna          we will celebrate 70 years of Southport Yacht Club
Capri”. The hat trick prize was also won on the day       and invite all the past Power Boat competitors and
by Justin & Matthew Sinnamon on “Mystic Lady” with        navigators to attend for a luncheon and refreshments
zero points on checkpoints 2,3&4.                         on the Western Deck at SYC Main Beach. We are
                                                          looking forward to a fun day with a lot of catching up
On 12th March we held the Round Crab Island Open          to do and a few yarns to spin about days gone by.
sponsored by XXXX, the weather was good and the
scores were the best we have seen for so many boats,      Day 2 of The Commodore’s on the 12th June is now
some of our new competitors are showing really good       called The Past Commodore’s Open and will be run as
form. We had 14 starters with Van Man taking the          a traditional event being the last in the “Cutty Sark”
win with a score of 6. There were 3 boats to follow       series competing for a special trophy donated by Life
on a score of 8, Rob Deshon and crew on “Rare             Member and Past Commodore Tony Goldner and his
Pleasure” were to take 2nd place from “Bipty Bipty”       navigator Bob Bailey.
on a count back. Captain Paul Matthews aboard             The raft up for Anzac Day had to be cancelled due bad
“Martini” with a best ever score of 8 also was to win     weather, however Ken and his team were still able to
the handicap division followed by William and Allison     run the Smoke Machines on shore for the Dawn service
Ewens on “Speranza” with Bob Howard and Benny             and combined with the cannons going off it was quite
Benson finishing 3rd aboard “Anna Capri”. The hat         a spectacle. Well done Ken Tregeagle and your team
trick prize was won by Van Man with zero points on        of helpers.
checkpoints 2,3,4&5. The event was to finish at Main
Beach for the presentations with a very enjoyable         Wanting to get involved in Navigation Rallies, please
BBQ and refreshments provided by our very hard            give me a call 0409394122 and I will be only too happy
working Power Boat Committee and other helpers            to get you started. You will learn about your boat and
on the Western Deck. This event was the first in the      how to use your instruments.
“Broadwater Series” that runs for 3 events including      Remember keep the camaraderie and fellowship going
The Buck Jones memorial and The SYC Open.                 and most of all have fun on the water.
The Buck Jones Memorial trophy was held on the            Thanks for your continuing support and remember the
16th April starting from Jumpinpin heading north          Club is only as strong as its members.
and finishing in Tipplers passage. We then headed
to “Dux” for a BBQ and refreshments followed by
presentations. Kim Jones, son of Buck Jones, who the      Graham Webb
event is named after was present to help with the
formalities he and Chris Oxenford were to enlighten       Vice Commodore Power
us on some of the antics of the past Navigators over
the years. Rob Deshon and crew on “Rare Pleasure”
took a win for the day with a loss of 8 points followed
by Peter Brown and Crew on “Bipty Bipty” with yours
                                                          SYC POWER BOAT NAVIGATION
truly on “Van Man” coming in 3rd place. Handicap          RALLY NOTIFICATION
winner was Captain Paul Matthews with wife Bobby          Please Note: The Power Boat Navigation Division
navigating followed by Steve and Margo Manchester         will now be using Channel 72 as their Boat to Boat
on “Belle Tempo”, PC Mal Wood and crew on “Finky          Communication Channel.
Dink Too” took out 3rd place. Unfortunately we were

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cruising @ syc
The cruise flotilla gathered at Dux where we were
host to the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron cruising
group for a BBQ and an evening of trivia, a great night
enjoyed by all.
Sunday morning under grey skies the flotilla left Dux
and travelled to Peel Island anchoring in Horseshoe
Bay with wind out of the south west the anchorage was
a little animated but as predicted on dusk the breeze
swung into the north giving us a very comfortable
Monday morning with light winds and calm seas
it was off to Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron at
Manly mooring in the marina, after a lazy afternoon
Commodore Phil and Vice Commodore Power Graham
Webb accompanied by wife Fay joined us for dinner
where Commodore Phil presented RQYS Commodore              Vice Commodore Graham Webb, Commodore Phil Short, RQYS
Ian Threlfall with a 70th anniversary burgee, a             Commodore Ian Threlfall and Rear Commodore Barry Cuneo
fantastic night and we thank RQYS for their hospitality.
Departing Manly again in perfect weather the flotilla
proceeded to Scarborough mooring at Moreton
Bay Boat Club after dinner at their clubhouse
cruising committee Chairman Neal presented a 70th
anniversary burgee to their Vice Commodore Nigel.
Wednesday was a free day at Scarborough with
everyone relaxing and enjoying the day and for some
the excellent seafood of the area we compliment
MBBC on their wonderful hospitality. An early start
again in perfect conditions and it is across the bay to
One Mile and the Little Ship Club with some of the
flotilla mooring in the One Mile and some anchoring
in Deanbilla Bay most went ashore for dinner where                Little Ship Club Commodore Roger Mcdowall
Neal presented the Little Ship Club with a burgee.                             and Neal Weidenhofer
Due to Mothers Day we shortened the cruise and
instead of going to Days Gutter the fleet travelled
south anchoring at Koureyabba after BYO sundowners
ashore another calm night.                                  power boats what’s on
Saturday we returned to Dux for evening drinks and
a BBQ and some light entertainment courtesy of the
crew of Martini.                                           Cruises
In all a great cruise with some new faces, the regular
(I can’t say old) faces, perfect weather, and good
company and we made some new friends in the clubs          4th to 6th June - “Not The Queens Birthday” Cruise
we visited.                                                TBA - Season Dinner Review
If you consider cruising in company join us some time      6th to 7th August - Weekend Cruise
you will be very welcome.
                                                           26th August - Gold Coast Show Cruise

Ray Gilbert
Cruising Committee
                                                           navigation eVENTS

                                                           11th June - Club Marine Commodore’s Open
                                                           12th June - Club Marine Past Commodore’s Open
                                                           2nd July - Power Boat Presentation Dinner

                                                           For further information on all Power Boat Navigation
                                                           and Cruising events visit the Southport Yacht Club
                                                           Website: or contact
                                                           Reception on 07 5591 3500.
          Southport Yacht Club Vessels berthed at
            Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron

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a man and his boat
Classic and Wooden Boat
Festival 2016
Gary Doornbos along with Geoff and Rhonda Hughes
sailed Gary’s boat Mahogany to the C&WB Festival
held at the Australian National Maritime Museum on
Darling Harbour in Sydney on April 17-18. They sailed
out of the GC Seaway on April 10 with overnight stays at
Yamba, Coffs Harbour, Camden Haven, Port Stephens
and Pittwater. They encountered mainly smooth to
moderate seas, but on the way back they bypassed
Yamba and left Coffs Harbour at 3am reaching the GC
Seaway 20 hours later, this was to reach home ahead
of heavy southerly winds sweeping up the coast over
the ANZAC weekend.
                                                              Gary, Rhonda and Geoff about to leave Darling Harbour

              Mahogany in Sydney Harbour

While heading out from Yamba, Rhonda phoned
“Macca”, Ian McNamara’s ABC radio program “Australia                Mahogany with Sydney’s iconic landmarks
Allover” to tell the story of their adventures. Rhonda
and Geoff have been part of the crew on Mahogany in
the SYC Powerboat Navigation Championship for over
15 years.
Gary has taken Mahogany to the C&WB Festival
before, in 2004. The Festival is normally held every
two years, but there has been a gap of 4 or 5 years,
but it is going to be a regular event once again. This
year there was a great array of classic boats including
timber dinghys like the one Gary built especially for
the show. Also on display were everything including
work boats, steamboats, speedboats, cruisers,
sail boats, America’s Cup challenger Gretel 2, the
Endeavour replica and much more.
                                                                     Mahogany with aft steadying sail raised,
Article by                                                               passing Sydney’s South Head
Dennis Watt

 Mahogany on display with magnificent dinghy and proudly                  “This is why we go to sea”
      flying the SYC burgee from the forward mast          Mahogany was featured in iN SYnC issue 37 Summer 2014/15

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AWQ- legal use of VHF radio
To legally operate a Marine
VHF Radio you need to be
qualified or you face heavy
Recently a new qualification, the Australian Waters
Qualification (AWQ), was introduced specifically for
private boat owners. Successfully completing the
AWQ satisfies the legal obligation for private boat
owners and also increases their knowledge around the
correct use of radio communication, particularly in
emergency situations.                                        Ken Stanley (centre) and Commodore Phil Short(right)
Southport Yacht Club Powerboat Committee                       presenting the AWQ licences to SYC members
introduced “Save Your Crew Training Modules” last        The first group of SYC members have successfully
year that cover many topics in areas such as First       completed the AWQ course and were presented with
Aid, Navigation, Fire. The aim of the training is to     their lifetime AWQ radio licence from Ken Stanley,
assist SYC members improve their knowledge and           Commander of the Southport flotilla of the Coast Guard.
enjoyment of boating. One of the modules added this      Due to the overwhelming popularity SYC Powerboat
year was the AWQ for VHF radio use. Arrangements         Committee is continuing all the training modules on
were made with Australian Volunteer Coast Guard          a rolling basis, bookings are essential, to book please
(Southport Flotilla) to conduct the AWQ training and     contact Bronwen Hemmings on 07 5591 3500 or
assessment as part of the training modules at SYC.

Etiquette for wearing of                                 Early Yachtsman’s Clothing
Name Badge
                                                         Yacht Clubs usually followed the British tradition of
                                                         a naval uniform, however the French acquired the
Club Etiquette                                           blue and white striped breton shirt as we know them
Where do you wear a name badge? On the right or on       today.
the left?                                                Shortly following on 27th March, 1858 Act of France
A small item of protocol re name badge, the correct      introduced the navy and white striped knitted shirt
protocol for the wearing of a name badge is on the       as the uniform for all French navy seaman in Brittany.
right hand side of the body. This is based on when the   The shirt was originally known as marinere or matlot.
meeting of people and the right hand is presented for    The original design features 21 stripes, one for each
a greeting, your eyes are on an eye contact and vision   of Napoleon’s victories.
of the person’s name tag is in that vision rather than   Since 1889, the garment was manufactured by
a movement of the head or eyes from the contact to       Bretagne, Tricots Saint James in wool and cotton for
the left side of the body.                               sailors.
Check this small procedure of etiquette next time you    The official striped navy and white shirt became
are in a greeting with someone with a hand shake.        more general and was picked up by men of the sea:
Name tags with magnetic backings pose a harmful          seafairers and sailors across the region of Northern
threat to people who have pacemakers, as the magnet      France. The distinctive block pattern of stripes on the
will interfere with the implant’s normal function.       French striped shirt made them easier to spot in the
                                                         waves if a sailor was washed overboard.
“Here is a tip for men”: wear your name badge on
your lapel!.
Name tags that are pinned on a jacket pockets always     Phil Short
fold down. This way, a taller conversation partner is    Commodore
no longer able to see the name.

Phil Short

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sailing @- southport yacht Club
           Vice commodore sail

                                                             Kerry Noyes
                                                             Vice Commodore Sailing

As the summer sailing draws to a close I would            As the focus turns to winter, a number of divisions have
like to acknowledge the excellent efforts put in by       taken the opportunity to schedule racing right up to
our Volunteers, Race Officers, Sailing Committee          the start of next summer for their winter events. This
Representatives and the Sailing Office. This season has   is a brilliant example of why the Gold Coast is such a
been very busy with regattas such as the Bartercard       great place to sail.
Sail Paradise Series, Queensland Optimist State
Titles, upcoming Sabot Solstice Regatta and Open Bic
Queensland State Titles. The overall feedback from        I look forward to seeing you all out on the water soon!
both local and visiting competitors and coaches for
our recent regattas has been overwhelmingly positive.
This is a great result and puts us in a position as one
of the premier yacht clubs in Queensland to host your     Kerry Noyes
regatta.                                                  Vice Commodore Sail
I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all
of our Sponsors over this season, without you all we
would not be able to achieve the standard of racing
and event management that we now enjoy, special
mention at this point to Telemachus Jewellery, Ladies
Day Race sponsors for an amazing 25 years.
With most of our Club championships now decided,
we have seen excellent close racing across all of our
divisions over the year. Consistent effort by not only
our sailing committee members but also competitors
has seen steady growth in all of our divisions as well.

syc success at the 2016
queensland f18 state titles
Held at Lake Cootharaba over the Easter long
weekend, Southport Yacht Club sailors Chris Noyes
and Joe Sabin competed against Queensland’s finest
catamaran sailors to be crowned the 2016 Queensland
F18 State Title Champions.
Racing began on Friday 25th and concluded on Saturday
26th. Although three days of racing where scheduled,
day three scheduled for Sunday 26th March was called
off due to a band of storms moving over the course.
“It was an awesome weekend with light conditions
which tested the tactical side of our racing. And even
though there was not big fleets with the level of
sailing present both me and Chris are very happy to
have done as well as we did. It was good close racing
and had us all pushing hard. After this weekend I am
very keen to head back up to the lake after Christmas
for the nationals where we are expecting some good
competition” said Joe.
Well done Chris and Joe!
                                                                      Chris Noyes and Joe Sabin
                                                               2016 Queensland F18 State Title Champions

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sailing academy
The New term has started
for our junior sailors in
the Sailing Academy and our
sailors are getting stuck
straight back into it!
We have had a considerable increase in the number of
sailors in our Bronze fleet and this is great to see this
young sailors so gung ho. With training now back in
full swing our sailors are once again building on their
skills as well as working on developing new ones. Term
three this year has also seen a change in structure,
Bronze fleet will still be sailing right the way through
as per normal, as for Silver and Gold fleet however
we will be sailing on Blazers every Friday afternoon.
This will be a great way of getting our young sailors
to work together, as well as develop their skills in a
different type of boat.
Southport Yacht Club recently hosted the 2016
International Optimist Queensland State Titles. With
over 50 boats, it was a great sight to see so many
young sailors out on the Gold Coast Broadwater. With
very light winds over the two days it really challenged
our sailors, however despite this, all our sailors did
a great job and lots of fun was had. We now look
forward to hosting our O’Pen Bic and Sabot Titles in
the coming weeks.
The Gold Coast Marine Expo is just around the corner
and the Sailing Academy will once again be making
an appearance with a range of sailing boats for young
and old to jump in and give it a go. So come down and
see us over the weekend for a fun day out with the
whole family.
Article by Joe Sabin
Club Coach

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queensland optimist titles 2016
Fifty of the keenest young sailors headed to SYC’s
Hollywell Sailing Squadron at the end of April to
compete for the Queensland State Optimist Titles.
The regatta, hampered by a lack of wind, still
managed to get four races off on the first day for
the Open and Intermediate fleets, but only one race
on Sunday for the Open Fleet. The drizzling rain on
Sunday did not stop the junior sailors having fun
during the postponement but we heard big cheers as
they were called to the water for racing.
There were competitors from all over Australia vying
for the State Championship Title with Cole Tapper on
Cool Change from Woollahra Sailing Club in New South
Wales taking out the top Trophy, with Lucy Alderson
on Tick-Tack from Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club in
WA taking out the first (1st) Girl.
Three special trophies were awarded: The Jessica
Watson Perpetual Trophy – awarded to the first
Queensland Girl - went to our own Ashleigh Swadling
on Stay Calm and Keep Flat; Most Improved went to
Isabella Bruce on Destination Unknown from North
Queensland Cruising Yacht Club and the prestigious
Sportsmanship award to Green Fleeter Ronan Carter-
Murphy from SYC.
Congratulations to the Green Fleet Winners – all
from our Academy Bronze Training Squad – First (1st)
Place Austin Cross on 218, Second (2nd) Place Ben
McNamara on AUS522 and Third (3rd) Place Alex Albu
on Club Boat SYC06.
Thank you so much to all our staff and volunteers who
helped make the regatta a huge success.

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telemachus ladies race day 2016
On Sunday 10th April SYC held the 25th Anniversary                                             If you want any jewellery made for someone special,
of the Telemachus Ladies Day race at Hollywell.                                                please give Telemachus Jewellery a call on 5525 3711
Traditionally a much anticipated race amongst our                                              and mention this article.
female members with special pieces of jewellery                                                Make sure you mark Sunday 30th April 2017 in your
created for the event. This year was no exception                                              calendar so you can join in all the fun next year.
with twenty one boats competing for the perpetual
trophy and some beautiful pearl handmade jewellery
donated by Telman.
One of the most exciting parts of this event is the
fancy dress and boat dressing competition. There
was no doubt this year that the crew of Beer Ballast
would win this coveted prize; they were so bright in
their flouro pink tutus and wigs you could not miss
them! The team from Hope were like a flower garden
with sunflowers and lady birds and took out the best
dressed boat.
Line Honours went to Sophie Lahey on Still Crazy
beating three time Champion Mel Turner on
Quarterflash by 8 minutes. Some of our junior sailors
competed for the first time on one of the Club blazers
and came a credible 13th. All the competitors helped
celebrate this long term and special anniversary race
well into the night with plenty of food, drinks and a
special anniversary cake.
A big thank you to Telman for such a long standing
sponsorship of this race. Your contribution to the
Club and its female members is much appreciated.

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burleigh bash
Congratulations to Max Quan and crew from Raw
Prawn who competed against some 40 contending                 1.                           1. Junior Commodore Danah
offshore vessels to take out the winning podium in the                                        Clements, 2016 Burleigh
2016 Seabreeze Industries Burleigh Bash. Also a big                                        Bash Winner Max Quan and
thank you to Seabreeze Industries for your generosity                                          Commodore Phil Short.
in supporting not only this event, but for your ongoing
sponsorship of Southport Yacht Club’s Sailing Division.
The annual Burleigh Bash is one of Southport Yacht            2.                           3.
Club’s longest standing sailing events, although 2016
saw beautiful sunny weather and perfect winds, this
was not always the case. In May of 1992 the Club’s
newsletter, (back then called the Broadsheet) wrote
about the weather effects of that year’s race. “The
annual Burleigh Bash held on 5th May attracted 42
entries, producing a colour of sails at the Broadwater’s
start line. The Sailing Committee, under Commodore
Raife Billington, at short notice had to restructure
the race due to the terrible weather from the after
effects from Cyclone Fran, and a revised course
was held to Jumpinpin and back. Returning to the                  2. Phil Short at the helm of “Backlash” in the 1992
Clubhouse for presentation and a late lunch Pig on                             Burleigh Bash Yacht Race.
the Spit with 300-400 yachtie’s, with camaraderie            3. Commodore Phil Short at the helm of “Toucanoes” in 2016
and great stories, it was a spectacular day”.                                  Burleigh Bash Yacht Race.

  big boat racing
Hello to all of our members and readers. As we approach     This year, a SYC member will be attempting an
the end of the 2015/2016 Sailing Season our keel boat       amazing feat and a World Record. Andy Lamont,
fleets continue to grow. Our Thursday Twilights are still   owner of the little yacht Impulse, will be sailing
maintaining good numbers and our Off Shore events           solo, non-stop around the world!!! I say little yacht
are going through an unprecedented increase. We are         because it is only 34ft long. This will make Andy the
averaging a 120% increase on last year’s entrants for       FIRST person to sail a 34ft yacht Solo, non stop around
each event. This is primarily due to the hard work          the world, in a Westerly direction. Andy heads off
of the division representatives listening to what their     in October and we are planning a massive farewell
fleets want, and most importantly delivering it. I am       to Andy on the water as he sails out the seaway.
sure these increased numbers will continue into the
2016/2017 season that commences in September.
                                                            Until our next issue, I will see you all around the Club.
Speaking of September, our 70th Anniversary
Sailing Presentation Night is going to be a fabulous
night. With a new format this year it will be               Ray McMahon
entertaining and acknowledging all of the boats,
in all divisions, that did well over the season.            Thursday Twilight
Tickets will be available at reception shortly.             Representative
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