Commodore’s Message 7 December

We are coming to the end of our pre Christmas Sailing. Next Wednesday will see the final mid week races, and we will have presentations in the evening. Don’t forget to book a table.

We are just a week away from the Commodores Lunch. Past commodore Bruce Taylor will be guest speaker. Bruce won the recent Sydney to Southport Race and has Chutzpah in Sydney preparing for this year’s Sydney Hobart. Bruce flew to Sydney today to participate in one of the lead up regattas.

The Hobsons Bay Stakeholders Group recently wrote to the State Minister for Ports to bring attention to the damage being caused in Hobsons Bay by surge caused by shipping in the main channel. Commodore of HBYC (Tony Dawson) and myself together with Steve Walker (BIAV) will meet with the minister in the near future. I also note that we now have a Minister of Fishing and Boating (Jaala Pulford), who we will also bring up to speed on our problems.

The Flag Officers, Liz Meyer and Roger Eastham have interviewed some applicants for our Operations Director position. Applications close at the end of this week (7th December), and we hope to have finished interviews and made an offer during the following week . Roger will be finishing up at the end of the year, and so we are hoping to have his replacement starting in January.