To enable MHYC to resume sailing in June, a COVIDSafe Sailing Risk Management Strategy has been developed and a number of changes will be adopted for racing over the next three months:
- The Wednesday Non-Spinnaker Series 4 will progress as scheduled commencing June 10 but there will be changes to the Saturday sailing program. A pursuit race on June 13 will be followed by two sprint races on June 20, then Pursuits and Sprints will alternate each Saturday through June and July until the commencement of the four race Leading Edge Series on August 8. A notice to competitors has been posted to the Keelboat Noticeboard - click here
- COVIDSafe Sailing Information for Competitors will be circulated and displayed at the club. To download the information – click here
- Every boat will now be required to register their crew list through Top Yacht and ensure it is updated for each race. To register or update your crew list, select the race date on the COVIDSafe Crew Registration page – click here
- A COVIDSafe Sailing Skippers Briefing will be held next Thursday 4 June at 6pm. A maximum of 25 skippers can attend the briefing in the Harbourview Room, while anyone can attend via Zoom video / teleconference. An invitation will be forwarded to owners soon.
We have had lots of restrictions put in place since the COVID-19 hit us more than a year ago and we are very lucky in Australia to have mostly contained it even before vaccinations. We thank you all for complying with the special restrictions that been put in for sailing and allowed us to continue enjoying our sport.
For some of these practices, it makes sense to continue in the future. This is especially true for the health and safety issues such as not sharing drinking bottles and food etc. as well as being more aware about hygiene.
One of the practices that we are going to continue is the crew registration for each race. This was not just important for COVID, but also for confirming who is on board in case of an emergency. For that purpose, we have added emergency contact numbers. It also enables us to track Australian Sailing numbers of all crew to ensure those that are sailing are conforming to the rules and regulations of our sport and are insured.To ensure the club has a record of participating competitors, register your crew list here for each MHYC race entered.
Registration opens on the Monday prior to each event. The crew registrations refresh every Monday so it is not possible to register for races for following weeks.
Failure to register your crew list before the protest time limit will result in a DSQ score.
From 1st May 2021, crew registrations must be lodged BEFORE the yachts start time.
Click on the race day below to register for the current week:
- Wednesday & Thursday Non-Spinnaker Race
- Saturday Season Races
- Feature Events
- Winter Series
- Women's Keelboat Regatta
To download the COVIDSafe Skippers Briefing - click here
To download the COVIDSafe Information for Competitors - click here
To check your Australian Sailing Number click here
Middle Harbour Yacht Club is gearing up for another busy season of keelboat sailing and there are a number of opportunities for women to participate.
The highly popular Thursday Twilight Series includes twenty four races this year, six of which make up the Women’s Twilight Pointscore. Four divisions of yachts, from family cruisers to purebred racing machines, share the joy of racing on our spectacular harbour. Perhaps the best part of the day is returning to the lively social atmosphere of MHYC as the sun goes down to enjoy a meal, wine and good friends.Starting at 6pm, the 2019-2020 Women’s Twilight Race dates are:
- Thursday, 15 October 2020
- Thursday, 12 November 2020
- Thursday, 10 December 2020
- Thursday, 28 January 2021
- Thursday, 25 February 2021
- Thursday, 25 March 2021
We also encourage MHYC sailors to participate in the Sydney Harbour Womens Keelboat Series:
- Sunday, 25 October 2020 (MYC Helly Hansen Womens Challenge)
- Sunday, 15 November 2020 (MHYC)
- Sunday, 28 February 2021 (CYCA)
- Sunday, 28 March 2021 (MYC Helly Hansen Womens Challenge)
For more information and online entry click here.
The club’s final keelboat regatta of the year is the MHYC Women’s Regatta, being held on Saturday May 8. The 2019 event was a great success, with 23 entries from 8 clubs and a combination of sprint and harbour passage races on offer, however the 2020 regatta was abandoned due to Covid-19. The MHYC Womens Keelboat Regatta is a great lead-in for teams planning to compete in the annual Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta, hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron, St Kilda, Victoria on the Queens Birthday weekend.
- 8 May 2021 - MHYC Womens Keelboat Regatta - For online entry click here NOR Click here
- 11-14 June 2021 - Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta (RMYS-VIC)
There are a range of other club programs that can appeal to women and girls. Junior & Youth learn to sail programs include Tackers, Discover Sailing courses and Out There Sailing. In keelboats for adults, Saturday Social Sailors is a new series of short pursuit races providing a relaxed and social style of weekend race. There are also sprint race days during summer and winter.
For further information, contact MHYC Sailing Administrator Catherine Rofe
SailPass at MHYC
The SailPass system has been introduced at MHYC from the commencement of the 2019-2020 Sailing Season
What is SailPass
- SailPass is a means by which a person who is not a Sailing Member of an affiliated club can go sailing at MHYC by offering temporary membership (for one or a few days)
- Unaffiliated sailors can register for a SailPass online (via the Australian Sailing RevSport portal) and pay online or key in a complimentary SailPass code
- SailPasses will be $15 per day for passes purchased from September 2021 - 31 August 2022.
- Provided they are entered into at least one MHYC Series, owners of boats on the MHYC Yacht Register will receive ten Complimentary SailPass Codes that can be distributed at the owner’s discretion
- From September 2019, all participants in MHYC races are required to either be MHYC Sailing Members, be a financial Sailing Member of another Australian affiliated club, or have a valid SailPass for the day
- Each person can use SailPass at MHYC for no more than 15 days in each membership year
- MHYC Sailing or Full Members and Sailing Members of other Australian affiliated clubs are not required to use SailPass
The benefits for MHYC
- Addresses the use of the club facilities and programs by non-members
- Ensures that all crew are at least temporarily affiliated with MHYC, are compliant with RRS 75.2, World Sailing Regulation 19 and the Australian Sailing Prescriptions to RRS 46
- Ensures that all crew have some level of personal accident insurance
The benefits for MHYC boat owners
- Ensures that all crew are at least temporarily affiliated with the club, are compliant with RRS 75.2 and World Sailing Regulation 19 and the Australian Sailing Prescriptions to RRS 46
- Ensures that all crew have some level of personal accident insurance
- Helps to attract potential crew members to MHYC
The benefits for non-members
- A flexible, accessible, easy & affordable introduction to sailing at clubs for people new to the sport
- Any amounts paid for SailPass at MHYC within a membership year can be credited to a sailing membership in the same year
- Mobile friendly
- Provides personal accident insurance
How SailPass is being implemented at MHYC
- September 2021 – All crew are required to be members of MHYC or another affiliated club but SailPass temporary membership is available for $15 for all passes in the 2021-2022 membership year
- Individuals can use SailPass at MHYC for no more than 15 days in each membership year
To purchase a SailPass - click here
To register your vessel with MHYC or request a MH Sail Number please complete the Vessel Register form here.
Before choosing an MH Sail Number please check the availability on the MH Sail Number Register.
If you are registering a vessel with Roads and Maritine Servies more information can be found here.