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Club members are reminded to visit David Lucke's Fresh Food Market in Bairnsdale and show your Luckes Rewards Tag.  The $20 loyalty Rewards Cheques we receive are certainly helping the coffers of the N.M.S.C


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NMSC Race under the 10 standard International Model Yacht Racing rules and have since 2004

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But we must race in a Friendly way, showing respect and good manners to all fellow sailors and to give advice and assistance re- rules etc when required especially to novice sailors



2020-21 SEASON


Message from our Commodore

NMSC will enforce all Covid-19 Vic Rural requirements at all of our events till restrictions are removed. ALL  PERSONS attending our events are required to wear fitted masks unless they have a valid doctor's certificate of exemption.

Social distancing must be maintained with a maximum of 10 persons in any one group. Hand sanitiser is to be used.

No one will be allowed to remain at the event or to sail in the event if they do not conform to these safety rules.

N.M.S.C  2020/21 Season has started

Racing on Saturdays from 11:00AM at Nicholson River Carpark

Also sailing at Newlands Arm on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month.
2nd Wednesday is a catered BBQ, 4th Wednesday, BYO Lunch, in 2019/20.

Click to download the old CALENDAR.PDF 


Victorian IOM State Championship - Yarrawonga

David Meldrum sailing his Alternative #55 at Yarrawonga

Report about the regatta at Yarrawonga over the weekend of 27-28 July, 2019 for the Victorian IOM State Championship.  This was attended by our members - David and Peter, with our Commodore, David competing for the first time. Here are David's comments:

"At very short notice, Mary, Pete and Jilly and I went to Melbourne Thursday arvo and Pat kindly signed off on measuring mine and Pete’s boats. Friday we went to Yarrawonga and set up early Saturday in drizzle. There was less than no wind both days, most races were shortened and it rarely exceeded 3-4 knots.

Very challenging sailing conditions, but as you can imagine the same people were where it counted at the finish. No 55 showed some fantastic bursts of speed (relative), but the operator let the side down consistently. One race I was comfortably holding second place until I picked up weed and was lucky to finish. I scored weed every race, I did at least two turns every race, marks, Port/starboard, you name it, and doing turns in light conditions was near-fatal. What I learnt was preparation and tuning is paramount (I didn’t fail either ), but confidence and big fleet judgement is vital. Lots of good little ideas, Britpops and K2s were consistently slippery when well sailed.

It’ll take some time to digest it all, and am happy to share the experience. Quite a few people commented on both the ALTERNATIVE build and my sails, which did look good and worked well. Cheers David Meldrum"

ARYA Report on their website:   Tough Gig at Yarrawonga


Nicholson VIDEO    16/2/2019

Here is a video, shot at Nicholson River, of part of our handicap race series - most started from scratch, one at 10 seconds later and last two boats at 20 seconds. First part is boats just sailing around, then race starts when three boats cross between start buoys at almost the same time. We have an audio countdown but no sound in this video. Wind was about 5knots.
Video provided by Mark Callaghan Photography Ph 0413 480 460 from a Mavic Drone.

Two views of our new platform for more comfortable racing in 2018 onwards. Thanks to EGSC.


   Club Sailing Days are generally on the 1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month at
Nicholson River car park, starting at 
11:00am, Racing 1:00pm

NEW: We are trialing the 3rd Thursday each month as a designated day for all those who want to “play with Boats” at Nicholson River in 2018

On the Second Wednesday of the month For the NAGS Wednesday "Just Playing Boats Group" & BBQ.  Meet at the boat ramp park, Dawsons Cove Newlands Arm at 11:00am

NMSC / NAGS Wednesday Sailing has its own Website  (Click Here)

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Thank You for storing our Club Trailer - Nicholson Boat Storage

Adjacent to the Nicholson River Boat Ramp. 


Contact:  Laurie & Blanch Miles

(03) 5156 8323