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MBSC Newsletter – Tuesday 7 May 2024









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To book your tickets click on https://www.trybooking.com/CROIS

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets!  

Apologies, this was previously advertised for Sunday 26 May 2024 but we think it is better to combine it with Presentation Night on Friday 24 May. We will have a photographer available who will take your portrait, so please bring a special photo of the person who inspired you to start sailing. Greg Jennings and Mica Pereira will work together with you and the photographer to capture this special memory. 

Come and join Derek! Do you need to refresh your skills or do you have some friends that are keen to join? Spread the love! 

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The Chook Report – Fleet Strategy is build strategy.
 
An in-depth report by Hei Hei the chicken
 
It’s been quite a season for team chicken, a new boat, Tasar National and World Championships, a visit to the 16 ft/13ft skiff nationals and now the baby chick is learning to helm in a 420.
 
I asked team chicken’s skipper about the new boat how team chicken got it “Well Chook, the big reason to get a new boat was economic, Lorelei and I sail a lot and for the amount we were spending on repairs and maintenance we could just have a new boat.” And how did it affect the team? “Well, the new boat is stiffer, so some of rig tension tuning stuff works. Overall, the boat is ever so slightly faster and much more reliable. It has been a great investment”.
 
New boats sound like a good idea so I asked, where do new boats come from? Do mummy boats and daddy boats… “No chook, new boats are built by people and cost money.” …This chicken was shocked!
 
I asked MBSC legend Greg Jennings about where new boats came from back in the day “people used to build their own boats from plywood. Some sold their old boat and built a new boat every year. People could get into sailing or upgrade to a better boat”.
 
That has stopped, what happened? “Foam sandwich fibreglass boats are more expensive, but they last a long time Chook, So once you have a new boat there’s not a lot of reason to sell it on.”
 
Your club chicken joined the dots and had had a thought! I checked in with dead economist J M Keynes who wrote, How to Pay for The War in 1940, “Your right Hei Hei, Both Greg and team chook upgraded which made boats available for people to join and grow the fleet.”  This makes the fleet more fun and encourages more people to join? then we need more boats?
 
I explained how the 16 ft skiffs use prize money. “I think you have missed the point, it’s not about poker machines it’s about linking the incentives to sail and participate with assistance to purchase boats. This the skiff association build and sell new boats creating a whole fleet of boats and community sailors.”
 
Could we do something like this at MBSC? “Definitely chicken, your club could overcome what sounds to me like market failure, encourage sailing and allocate resources to rejuvenate your fleets”.

Adult Sailing Morning.
If you want some adventure on a Saturday morning join us on the clubs Pacer dinghies for a cruise. With full support and a little coaching anyone with sailing experience is welcome and you will get to meet new people and see the river from the water side!

St George’s College
We have year 12’s braving some winter weather towards getting their RST, Year 11’s learning to sail, and the after school “Out There” sailors going on trips over to Heathcote for  fast reach home. 

We were so excited that one of our members booked our venue to celebrate a special day! If you are a member and keen to book our venue, please contact events@mbsc.com.au and enjoy 50% discount on the venue hire, discounted members drinks and all the support from our team to make your event a success. You are also welcome to bring your own catering, entertainment and decorations. Below some snapshots of last weekends’ events. 

                Kilburn Hall was booked to raise funds for a charity
by the Indian Female Medical Society! 

You might have seen the socials announcing the Kingsman arrival!

Mounts Bay Sailing Club has partnered up with Event Republic to host a semi-permanent deluxe marquee over a 4 weeks-period. 

NEW SITE ACTIVATION ANNOUNCEMENT!
29th December 2024 – 29th January 2025
Proudly brought to you by @eventrepublicau and the Riverside Lawn at the picturesque @mountsbaysailingclub
The Kingsman 15m x 30m on lawn.
Short Time Period so get in quick!
Email us at events@thekingsman.au for full information and pricing or via events@mbsc.com.au
 

** IMPORTANT **

PLEASE COLLECT YOUR LAWN AND TENDER RACK STICKERS FROM THE OFFICE.

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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