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10th AGM held JUNE 24th 2015

 

Nicholson Model Sailing Club held its10th  AGM on June 24th at the Bairnsdale Sporting

 and Convention Centre at Lucknow

 Twenty  members had a very enjoyable meal interrupted only by the usual bouts of laughter and

merriment usually associated with this very social family orientated Model Yacht Club

 The dinner was followed by the 10th AGM held in the Convention room  where Acting

Commodore Ken Nichols welcomed members and gave his annual report which included the good

news that the club has purchased 3  "International One Metre "Class yacht Moulds and the Club

will now be able to produce a world class IOM yacht under licence to the designer  and world

Champion sailor Brad Gibson of  England

Ken was re-elected as Commodore for our 10th sailing year and the new committee elected includes

 Maureen Lee, David Meldrum, Richard Wareham, Bob Moore, and Peter Elsmore

After the usual reports were given several awards were presented .

"The Most Improved Sailor" award was presented to Colin Johanson of Paynesville

The perpetual opening day memorial “Starkey Cup” for 1.5 class yachts was permanently awarded

 to Ray Mackay of Lakes Entrance, who has won  the Cup 3 times in the last 10 years

Peter Elsmore of Newlands Arm was declared Open Club Champion for season 2014/15 sailing his

New Zealand built I.O.M Class yacht "El Diablo"

The annual "Snorkel Award" for events and happenings over the sailing season within the Club that

may, or may not be able to be printed here was awarded, after much laughter, to our new Club

Champion Peter Elsmore of Newlands Arm

Commodore Ken Nichols ended the meeting with an observation that after 10 years of the usual

"ups and downs" that occur in most clubs Nicholson Model Sailing Club has a very bright future

 and are already looking forward to the new sailing season which starts in October.


 

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Sixth AGM
 
Nicholson Model sailing club held its Sixth AGM on June second 2011 at the Bairnsdale Club

 

19 members had a very enjoyable meal interrupted only by the usual bouts of laughter and merriment usually associated with this family orientated model sailing club

 

The dinner was followed by the AGM held in the upstairs meeting room.where Commodore Ray Mackay welcomed  members and gave his annual report 


The perpetual opening day memorial “Starkey Cup” for 1.5 class yachts was presented to Ewan Fotheringham of Lakes Entrance sailing "Flying Nunn".  Bob Moore of Newlands arm was presented with the opening day

 

trophy for I.O.M. class yachts sailing "Red Back"

 

Ewan Fotheringham of Lakes Entrance sailing his yacht “Flying Nunn” won the Club handicap championship for 2011 and well deserving David Owen of Metung  won the “Most Improved Sailor” trophy

 

More laughter followed when Sandra Spells of Wy Yung was awarded the annual “Snorkel award” for the most memorable moment of the last sailing season, details of which cannot be printed, but did involve a well known

 

Hire boat and a drunken bucks party

 


Alan Hurst of Raymond Island was  elected as Commodore for the 2011/12 season and a new committee consisting of Ray Mackay, Jim Robinson,Anne Bedford, Bob Moore and Ewan Fotheringham were elected to

 

guide this great club of model yachting enthusiasts for the next sailing season

 

 


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On Thursday June 3rd the Mitchell River Tavern was the venue for the NMSC 5th A.G.M and a very well attended Presentation Dinner
 
Ray Mackay was re-Elected Commodore for the 2010/11 season

Vice Commodore: Bernard Spells

Secretary: Anne Bedford

Treasurer: Jim Robinson

Bob Moore: Committee

Alan Hurst: Committee

The "Starkey Cup" for 1.5 class yachts was won by Martin Hinchliffe sailing "Wahoo"
 
The I.O.M. Opening day Trophy was won by Bob Moore sailing "Red Back"

The Club Championship Handicap series for 1.5 class yachts was won by  Ray Mackay sailing "Hooligan"
 
The IOM Club Handicap series was won by Bob Moore sailing "Red back"

 The Most Improved Sailor award was presented to Ewan Fotheringham, and the Dreaded "Snorkel Award" was presented to Rozz Hurst  for her splendid work as "Official Club Starting Post"   
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On Thursday the 28th of May 2009, the Nicholson Hotel  was the venue for the 4th AGM and end of sailing season presentation dinner

Twenty Six members and partners had a very enjoyable meal followed by lots of laughter at our meeting

  Bob Moore presented his report and reflected on the 2008/9 season and stood down from his position after 2 years as commodore

The new Committee as elected are

Commodore. Ray Mackay

Vice Commodore. Tony Muston

Secretary. Anne bedford

Treasurer. Jim Robinson

Committee. Bernard Spells

Committee. Bob Moore


Presentation of Prizes for 2008/9

Opening Day "Starkey Cup" 2008-9

Winner

Ray Mackay Cl 1.5 # 33 "Flying Nunn"

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NMSC LONG DISTANCE RACE 

First place

Ian Staniforth I.O.M. "Ole Blue Eyes"

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HANDICAP CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES

Equal First Place

Lyn Kanther "Daring" 1.5

&

Ray Mackay "Flying Nunn" 1.5

 

4th Place 

Tony Muston  "Eagle Queen" 1.5

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Most Improved 1.5 Sailor for  2008/9

Mal McLeod  "Whirligig" 1.5

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"Snorkle Award"
(For Sailors who got very very wet)

Ash Mackay 
was presented with a plastic Duck Floatie for his great swimming effort in rescuing our rescue tinny & John Rigg was presented with a boat launching  "floating stop sign"

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Model Sailing Club holds fourth AGM

 

Nicholson Model sailing club held its fourth AGM on June fourth at the Bairnsdale Club


Twenty-four members had a very enjoyable meal interrupted only by the usual bouts of laughter and merriment usually associated with this family orientated model sailing club


The dinner was followed by the AGM held in the upstairs meeting room.where Commodore Bob Moore welcomed new members Ian and Jenni Staniforth of Eastwood to the club

 

 More laughter followed when Mal McLeod of Metung was awarded the annual “Snorkel award” for being The only club member to have his yacht sink. Malcolm was presented with a bottle with a string on it to tie to his boat, so if it sinks again it will be easy to locate


The annual memorial “Starkey Cup” was presented to Lyn Kanther of Metung.  Ray Mackay of Lakes Entrance sailing his yacht “Flying Nunn” won the Club handicap championship for 07/08


A well deserving Tony Muston of Eagle point won the “Most Improved Sailor” trophy

 

Bob Moore of Newlands Arm was re elected as Commodore for the 2008/9 season and a new committee consisting of Graham Veal, Jim Robinson,Anne Bedford, Ray Mackay and Tony Muston were elected to guide this great club of model yachting enthusiasts for the next sailing season 

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"STARKEY CUP"2007-8

WINNER Lyn Kanther (R) skipper of "Daring

 

New Committee

Bob Moore.  Commodore

Jim Robinson.  Vice Commodore

Martin Hinchliffe.  Treasurer

Anne Bedford.  Secretary

Graham Veal.  Committee

Ray McKay. Committee

 

"Starky Cup" Winner

Martin Hinchliffe 1.5 cl "Manaroo"

 

"Club Championship Series"

1st Lyn Kanther "Daring"

2nd Ray McKay  "Flying Nunn"

3rdBob Moore  "Whirligig"

 

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2006

On Thursday the eighth of June 2006, the Bairnsdale Club was the venue for the first AGM and end of sailing

season presentation dinner for the Nicholson Model Sailing Club. Twenty six members and partners had

a very enjoyable evening which included quite a bit of laughter

Since the new club was incorporated in 2005 the club has grown to over twenty members  with eighteen yachts on the club register.

 Five new one point five class yachts are under construction for next season  and with the amount of interest being shown the club expects quite a few new members for next season which will start at the end of September

A new committee was elected with Jim Robinson of Paynesville being elected as Commodore for the 2006 / 7 season

 

A presentation was held with two beautiful leadlight Yacht trophies being donated by Prouds Jewellers of Bairnsdale

 

The opening day "Starkey Cup" was won by Bob Moore of Newlands Arm sailing a one point five class yacht named "Bullant" and the very closely fought ten race club championship series was won by

Martin Hinchliffe of Bairnsdale sailing his  one point five class yacht yacht "Manaroo".

 

 

Commodore Jim Robinson  (L)

Presenting Trophy to

Club Championship Winner. 

 Martin Hinchliffe (R)

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