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MBSC Newsletter – Tuesday 6 February 2024


Burgers or Chicken Parma night
9 February  – Members Night Dinner 

Bring down friends and family and enjoy our well priced hamburgers or popular Chicken Parma! Members draw $50!

Email to book your table.

From Damien Smith


On 18 February MBSC will be attending the HMAS Perth memorial regatta at Nedlands Yacht Club, to learn more about HMAS Perth and World War II in the Mediterranean. Your MBSC chicken spoke with long dead Greek historian Thucydides:
Your most well-known quote is “The strong extort that they can and the weak suffer what they must”.  Can you provide some context and how this relates to the events of 1941
“Thanks for the question ἀλεκτοριδεύς, The Athenians told the inhabitants of the island of Milos during the Peloponnesian war to surrender or be annihilated” sounds like the Athenians were being C… “ἀλεκτοριδεύες.” Thucydides finishing the sentence. “It was gruesome, all the men were killed and everyone else sold into slavery. Ultimately however the Athenians lost the Peloponnesian war”.
This gangster behaviour is now also called the Realist school foreign relations. “That’s right chicken. It’s a favourite of tyrants and despots, for example Italian Benito Mussolini wanted a new roman empire and invaded Greece in 1940..”Um.. What did this have to do with HMAS Perth? “It’s a complicated story but the British Commonwealth came to the aid of the Greeks and then the Germans invaded Greece. HMAS Perth was part of the evacuations of both Greece & Crete, Perth was heavily involved in the Mediterranean campaign then returned to Australia to see off the Imperial Japan”
HMAS Perth and the others who fought in World War 2 were protecting us from international gangsters coming to take our freedom like the Athenians did to the inhabitants of Milos? “You’re quite perceptive for a plastic chicken”.

We have a winner!
Well done Vice Commodore Tom Batt who won our $750 members draw!


Trident Ins – Three of A Kind and Cock of the Swan on Sunday 17 March 2024 ( this day also marks Saint Patrick’s Day, or the Feast of Saint Patrick (Irish: Lá Fhéile Pádraig, lit. ‘the Day of the Festival of Patrick’) we might need to give the day an Irish celebration! 

Well done sailors who braved the breeze of the season today! Pictured is Sharpie legend Graham Keys showing us how it’s done before an extended swim made the bar a lot more attractive than the rest of the race : ).

Thank you Derrick! Close to 9 students started the Learn to Sail course last weekend and it was HEAPS of fun! To be continued! 

Meet Isobel Hedges! Our new bar staff member, fresh from the UK, has hit the ground running. Please make her feel welcome! We love having you on board Izzy! 

Thanks Tom for making the garden looks magical! 

Sunday canteen volunteers needed

Please let James know if you are free to help Chef Manny and Jack serve up yummy food for hungry sailors – bacon and egg rolls, burgers, chips, hot and cold drinks. 




If your watercraft remains unidentified by 20 September 2024 the Club may take action to dispose of it.

Thank you, MBSC Management

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