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McCrae Yacht Club is delighted to be hosting the 2018 International Contender Australian and World Championships
Daily program, NoR, Entries and more info Here including accommodation links.
VRsport TV daily updates
Live sail racer GPS tracking - starts 20th Jan
2018 Contender Worlds Promotional video.
4 Jan 2018 Article on sailworld.com
20 Jan 2018 Australian Championships report on sailworld.com
The club relies on everybody to do their bit so we can all enjoy ourselves on and off the water.
Club Volunteer Duty roster is now available, download it here and put the dates in your diary.
It's your responsibility to find a replacement if you can't do your allocated duty
The full 2016/17 Discover Sailing Centre schedule is now available.
Please note that the schedule of programs may change without notice and that some courses which have minimum numbers may not run if these minimum numbers are not met. To register for most of these courses you must be a member of McCrae Yacht Club. Click here for information about our online booking system. Bookings for private coaching and individual/group lessons can be made at any time.
Course Name *
|Oct 14||10:00||RIB Induction||Bookings Open|
|Oct 15||09:00||Responsible Serving of Alcohol Course||Bookings Open|
|Oct 28||09:00||RIB Induction||Bookings Open|
|Oct 28||10:00||Training Centre Induction for Instructors|
|Nov 4, 11, 18, 25||09:00 - 12:00||Sailing School||
|Dec 2, 16||- Start Sailing (Kids)|
|Jan 27||- Better Sailing (Junior, youth & adults)|
|Feb 3, 10, 24||- Start Racing (Junior, youth & adults|
|Dec 2, 16||Sailing School continues|
Discover Sailing Day
Mon-Fri 8-12 Jan
Mon-Fri 15-19 Jan
8:30am - 12:30pm
8:30am - 12:30pm
|Tackers Holiday Program
|Jan 27|| 09:00 - 12:30
Sailing School continues. Option to book for 4 weeks
| February 2018
|Feb 3, 10 and 24||09:00 - 12:30||Sailing School continues|
|Feb 4, 11, 18, 25||09:00 - 12:30||Adult Start Sailing||Bookings Open|
* Yachting Victoria also run a wide range of courses including: Assistant Instructor, Instructor, Club Race Officer, State/National Race Officer, State/National Judging as well as Powerboat and Safety boat courses. For further information go to the Yachting Victoria Training website - Click here
Alll registrations for our courses must be submitted and paid for online. Acceptance into a course is subject to approval by the Principal of the Training Centre based on requisite criteria. Most of our sail training courses require that those attending are full members of McCrae Yacht Club. Please confirm that your membership entitles you to access to our courses with the Yacht Club Administrator. Membership information and forms are available from the Membership Secretary or the Club Administrator at the Club Reception Desk on a Saturday morning.
Note: The Tackers Program is open to members of the public.
|Worlds Notice of Race 08 August 2017||Historical Weather||Location||Yacht Club Webcam|
|World Championships Sailing Instructions||Current Weather||Club Facilities||Accomodation|
|Course Location||Parking & Trailer|
|Competitor Booklet||Photos||Things to do at McCrae|
|Mon||15th Jan||Registration||Welcome drinks & BBQ (BYO food)|
|Tue||16th Jan||Registration / Aus Champs Racing PM||Snags & Jetty Road Beers after racing||Alatonero Rastaurant|
|Wed||17th Jan||Australian Championships PM||Main Ridge Cider & Nibbles after racing||Main Ridge Cider|
|Thu||18th Jan||Australian Championships PM||Party Night||O'Brien Advisors and Accountants|
|Presentation on the lawn||
|Fri||19th Jan||Measuremant||Welcome Dinner @ Alatonero|
|Sat||20th Jan||Measurement / Practice Race|
|Sun||21th Jan||Worrld Championships PM||Snags & Jetty Road beers after racing||CPM Australia|
|Mon||22nd Jan||World Championships PM||Skewers & Jetty Road beers after racing||CST Composites|
|Tue||23rd Jan||World Championships PM||Aussie night; Main Ridge Cider, Jetty Road Brewery||Jetty Road Brewery|
|Wed||24th Jan||Wolrd Championships PM||Finger food & liquids after racing||Ronstan|
|Thu||25th Jan||Wolrd Championships AM||Bar Open after racing||Selleys|
|Presentation on the Lawn||Presentation Dinner @ Alatonero Restaurant and party back at club|
|*Contender Specials||Insurance needs
If you need insurance for these events, please contact our exclusive boating insurer, Club Marine.
"Boating's just better with Club Marine"
Call Club Marine on 1300 00 CLUB (2582) to speak with one of their team regarding your insurance needs - noting that like any insurer we have guidelines regarding what they will insure.
|video and photography|
|Australian Contender Association||International Contender Association|
January 8 - 12 8:30am - 12:30pm - Fully Booked
January 15 - 19 8:30am - 12:30pm - Bookings Closed
Tackers Programs are a great way of introducing your child to sailing. The emphasis is on fun :) and skill development.
Each level of Tackers Program involves 20 hours of participation structured as a 5 day holiday program.
Kids receive a Tackers kit at the start of each Level and a certificate of achievement at the end.
Five sessions of 4 hours.
$345 - Non members
$285 - Club member discounted price
Cost includes: Provision of OziOpti boat, use of a PFD1 and course tuition as well as the Tackers kit.
This course is designed especially for children and aims to provide a fun focused safe and enjoyable introduction to small boats. The course includes an introduction to fundamental boat handling skills and essential safety knowledge along with a lot of fun and games.
Using the McCrae OziOpti training boats, this course provides an introduction to fun sailing, confidence on water and encourages an interest in sailing.
Must be an adequate swimmer and comfortable in deep water.
If kids are confident, they can sail a boat on their own with lots of support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
Must have completed Tackers 1 or equivalent.
The chance for kids to sail a boat on their own, learning how to make the boat go faster and playing more games all with the support, supervision and encouragement from the Instructor and Assistant Instructors.
Must have completed Tackers 2 or equivalent.