From The Boardroom May 2023 Monthly Update

In early May it was my pleasure to host the annual Past Commodores’ Dinner. It was a great evening with terrific food and attention from the staff.

The Combined Clubs’ Presentation night was hosted by BYC and well attended by RYCT sailors who were prominent in many events during the 2022/23 sailing season. Chairing the Combined Clubs’ Committee rotates annually, and the baton has now been passed to RYCT for the 2023/24 season.

Our own keel boat presentation evening was a success with the new format of a cocktail style function rather than a sit-down dinner well received.

And to round it out, the OTB presentations were held last Sunday, following a sailing morning with over 40 boats on the water. Great to see!

Congratulations to all winners, participants, race officials and volunteers for your efforts throughout the season.

And lastly for season 2022/23 the 51st Pear Tree Cruise was a great day attended by around 45 people, despite a threatening forecast that didn’t eventuate. Thanks as always to Suzanne and Martin Betts for their support and hospitality.

RYCT was well represented at the recent annual Australian Sailing “Sailing Summit”.  It was a good opportunity to get an update from Australian Sailing’s Chairman Alistair Murray and CEO Ben Houston , as well as hear from other clubs, both large and small, about the issues facing sailing clubs around the state and country.

Following on from last year’s very successful fundraiser for the floating pontoons, we have launched our 2023 OTB Container Canteen Project. More information is provided elsewhere in this newsletter on how you can make a fully tax-deductible donation to help support our burgeoning OTB activities.

See you at the Club!

Richard Bevan