EUXINE – Its a Wrap……


Shooting for the movie EUXINE finished up last weekend, with a huge effort from all the club volunteers to make this possible.   Thanks all!

For more, take a look at this letter of thanks from the producers…


The production team has returned some very salty gear, defrosted and had some rest and we’re back to say a huge thank you to all of our supporters.

Firstly, to the team of 40+ people – a huge thank you. We couldn’t have completed the shoot without you.

Our team braved the elements and worked tirelessly, often with smiles on their faces.

We had friends from the VCA (Ruby and Liz) catering for us and have heard the words ‘best catering ever’ from multiple mouths. We’ve had the support from the incredible communities at the Alma Doepel Restoration Project, theRoyal Yacht Club of Victoria and Altona Yacht Club helping us with all boat related activities. There was mast construction (and destruction), boat support, a lot of waiting around, and a lot of laughs. There was interstate travel from multiple crew (thank you!), and generosity from all departments (MU test days, costume design and fittings, costume construction, hours of paperwork, location recces etc). The list of what this film involved actually goes on and on.

What we’re getting at here is that the cast and crew of Euxine are emblems of bravery, creativity, dedication and generosity.

We’d also like to thank our online supporters for keeping an eye on our progress and for your encouragement.

And finally, a big shout out to the staff back at the VCA who work around the clock to ensure that our shoots are a success. Your support is everything and we greatly appreciate it.Here’s a first look at our rushes.

The film was shot by the incredible DP Miranda Porter”


For more details, visit their facebook page –

Sign-On Process & Boat Identification



As we all know,  skippers have a large number of responsibilities when it comes to preparing for a day on the water.  This includes making sure both ourselves, our crew and our boats are in a condition suitable for sailing…and in particular, the conditions on the day.

As a pre-requisite to sailing, all members are required to comply with their respective class rules and club specific sailing instructions and safety requirements (as per the safety declaration at the commencement of sailing each year).

While all members are encouraged to read their respective class rules to ensure compliance, the committee note a couple of key areas that are currently causing problems to race organisers.

Race Sign On & Off:  As a key safety measure, the AYC race management require all competitors to Sign on prior to leaving the beach, and sign off again.  This sign off process is to be completed a maximum of 30min after the last boat comes ashore.   (Refer Section 17 of the Sailing Instructions).  Any boats who fail to sign on, or sign off will continue to be scored as a DSQ in the results.

Accurate Boat Registration Information:  For the Sign on/Off process to be effective, all skippers must ensure the information on the sheet is accurate.  This includes boat type, boat name, Skipper, Crew and Sail Numbers.  This is not only essential to the Race Committee to effectively administer racing on the day, but also critical to the Post Race Handicapping.   Skippers are reminded that sail numbers are required to match their hull numbers and overall boat registrations.  Replacement sail numbers can be sourced from any good sailmaker (ie, Irwin Sails – +61(3) 9555 7328) or your class association.

If skippers wish to temporarily race with a alternate number, special mention to the Handicapper and on the sign on sheet is required.  This will only be accepted for a limited number of races, while skippers source replacement numbers.

Hull Identification:  As a requirement of racing, all boats are required to have all appropriate boat identification details affixed to their boats.  This includes,
1. Club
2. Boat Name
3. Class
4. Sail Number

Full details can be found on the Yachting Australia Website at:

Hull ID Extract

Signage can easily be procured from local signwriters or online at sites similar to this…(

As per usual, if you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to grab a committee member or myself to provide a little guidance and/or assistance.


The Commodore



Competitive Racing and a Community Atmosphere