Meeting Opened: 19.50

Apologies:John Hamaty Leon Degenaars, Bruce Reeler, and Tim Plane

Visitors: Clements Dietl is originally from Germany and is on a working contract in Brisbane. He has also spent 2 years in Norway where he sailed with colleague & MYCQ member, Siegfried Eisinger, on his catamaran. Eric McCure was a member of MYCQ in the late 1970s. He is building a light and fast  tri to sail on Wivenhoe Dam.

Previous Minutes: Sue Perry read the minutes of the previous general meeting  & proposed they be accepted.  2ndby Dudley Young.

Correspondence Out:  Invitations for 50thBirthday function have been sent to Special Guests: Neil Synes – Local State Member; Gladstone Mayor; Commodores of QCYC & RQ

Correspondence In:   Public Liability Insurance.

Treasurer’s Report: Treasurer sent an Apology for absence.

Big Boats Report by Mike Hodges

· No championship races but at WAGS Jim Fern’s newly acquired boat Hasta La Vistahad its first showing. A boat to watch!

· Denis Thompson, the Race organizer for the Royal Queensland Brisbane to Keppel Race has advised that Multihulls will be included.

· MYCQ members have also been invited to join the Race Rally to Noumea.

50thBrisbane to Gladstone Race:

· 8 Official entries with 10 more expected.

· 2 new load cells are on order for the weighing of boats. Having a total of 3 cells will ensure accuracy & reduce time.

· There will be a Meeting with MSQ, Water Police, and QCYC regarding the race start.

Trailerables  Report  by Zebb Peters

· Moreton Bay classic deferred.

· Report on the Port Lincoln Race Week. The Adelaide to Port Lincoln race covered a treacherous156 miles. There were another 7 races in fantastic conditions – 5 to18 knots on water flat. It was close competition between the 22 boats -Farriers & Corsairs. All boats were over the line within 5 minutes of each other.

In Division 1 Morticia won convincingly, breaking the race record by 2 hours with the fastest OMR in the country!

Cruising Report by Ray Perry

Last weekend 6 boats sailed to Deanbillla Bay just south of Dunwich on the western side of North Stradbroke Island- Steppin Along, Shanda, Kestrel,  Ketos & Purr-fik; joined by visiting cat Magic - a newly acquired Schionning ‘Wilderness’ 1380, owned  by Sue’s sister & brother in law, Kim Barton & Geoff Bingham. Magic is on its inaugural voyage - to Tasmania!

There were some fun and games as Cats Whiskers paid her previous owner a visit by rafting up to Kestrel.This resulted in Kestrel dragging back towards the rocky shore below the loading facility. Needless to say the visit was cut short. A great sunset BBQ was had in the trees above the beach. The sunset was glorious, the food and drinks delicious and the conversations flowed under a moonlit night.

The next cruise is ‘the big one’ – the rally to Gladstone as part of the 50thanniversary celebrations. Eight boats are due to leave the week prior to the race, with two planning to ‘follow-the-fleet’.

Social Report by Lyn Wieland

Lyn advised all the pieces were coming together for the 50thBirthday party. “Boardshort & Bowties/Sarongs & Boas” is the theme. It should be a great night so all are encouraged to pre-book. There will be an award for the ‘best dressed’ man & lady as well as great prizes to be won. Our patron, Rob Mundle, will be on hand to cut the 50thBirthday cake.

Media Report for the B2G by Jim Stubbings

· Jim Stubbings was interviewed ABC regional radio regarding the Race and Rally.

· The Courier Mail interviewed Bruce Wieland & Phil Day on board Renaissanceprior to WAGS last Wednesday. MYCQ had organized 6 multis for an on-water photo session but disappointingly the CM photographer did not show as he thought it would rain all day following a small shower earlier that morning, so no photos were taken. The interview may appear in the Sunday Mail Boating section or Q Magazine.

· The Multihull World magazine feature spread of the MYCQ 50thAnniversary & 50thMultihull Brisbane to Gladstone is FANTASITIC! Thank you Multihull World for a brilliant expose.

Gladstone Council Update by Barb Stubbings:

For each Brisbane to Gladstone Race the Gladstone City Council produce a medallion to award to each race entrant - one design for both the monos and multis. This year the Council have struck a separate ‘Commemorative 50thMultihull Race’ Medallion for the multihulls.  We have worked with their designer and the result is terrific.

Ray Perry won the raffle.

Meeting Closed  20.45pm.

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