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General Committee Report

The sailing season is well underway with some great sailing and excellent participation levels and everyone is having fun, so thank you all volunteers.
The WASZP fleet held a two day travelling regatta in October with some interstate sailors joining the growing RBYC fleet, it was quite the spectacle and they had a great time and assured us they will be back which is tremendous.
As always the variables of weather has proved you never know with Ray and John travelling to Tampa Florida USA for the 2.4 words and only getting two days of racing due to Hurricane Nichole turning to join in the racing but a big tick to both for making the huge effort. Their conditions are a direct opposite of the ACT titles here in Canberra with LV conditions and waking up to some serious thunderstorms, lightning, hail. The beauty of events is the joy of being around like minded people, awesome stuff.
A big congratulations to long time RBYC members who have recent great success overseas with Noel Drennan winning the Etchells Worlds in Cowes UK and Andrew Palfrey and Sam Haines winning the 5.5 metre class World titles, fantastic effort teams.
The yearly must see action in the marina is the preparations and training of the intrepid ocean racing sailors who are feverishly working on the upcoming Sydney Hobart race and the big 50th Melbourne to Hobart races over the Christmas New Year period. All power to all the teams heading south and enjoy the experience and be safe.
To those off cruising over the Christmas period have a great time and again be safe.
The New Year brings with it several Victorian Championships being held at our club and the sailing committee is always hoping people will get involved in all aspects of the events so sign up.
Finally the Glenn Norton Snooker / 8 ball and billiards comp is going great guns with lots of participants and great fun so fill in the entry at the pool table so well done Glenn for your ongoing initiative.
All the best and see you at the club
Pete Coleman