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Mudlark Newsletter

The Mudlark is the newsletter of the Maylands Yacht Club and comes out regularly during the sailing season.  For past newsletters, please click scroll to the bottom of this page.






Thanks to the Ron Tough Yachting Foundation and the Mirror Class Association of WA for conducting their boot camp at Maylands Yacht Club on the 19th and 20th September.  The windy conditions were testing for all participants.  


Many thanks also to member Alan Benn for managing the support boat both days.


Saturday's session was followed by the Association's AGM.  Well done to member Glenn Secco for taking up the role of Vice President of the Mirror Class Association of WA Inc. 

Simon Barwood remains as President, Peter Judge as Secretary.


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In addition to Championship winners, Consistency Winners, and Short Course Championship winners, the Club also recognises special achievements by members during the season.  These members were awarded their prizes on Opening Day:



Junior of the Year – Congratulations Scarlett Sibbel for showing great tenacity and calm sailing with grumpy ol’ Doug!  Seriously, Scarlett sailed consistently throughout the season, winning 3 of the State Championship races.  She is also delightful company who is always smiling and willing to help others around the Club.

Rookie of the Year – Congratulations to Lucas Deshon for showing great skill development and being a keen trainee sailor.  Lucas and Connor Bolton sailed together on “Flat Out” in the Mirror States and were recognised for giving it a good hard go. 

Outstanding Contributor – This award recognises someone who has worked hard for the benefit of the Club, and it is a great pleasure to mention Doug Pianta yet again.  In addition to his enthusiastic management of the bronze fleet, Doug worked hard to engage many trainee sailors who were non-sailors at the beginning of the season, to compete at a State level by the end of the season.  Doug has also spent many hours repairing and fine-tuning Club boats, and can always be counted upon to offer coaching advice and organise spontaneous racing when casual sailors appear on the water. 
Many thanks to Jim and Ida Bennett who donate a sum of money every year to the Club’s calendar of events.  It is a great pleasure to award this sum to Doug this year.  







June 2020

March 2020


December 2019

11 October 2019

25 October 2019

22 September 2019

28 February 2019

5 February 2019

24 January 2019

14 December 2018

29 November 2018

12 September 2018



Past Newsletters


30 May 2018 Prize Night
28 April 2018 Silver Fleet

23 April 2018

9 March 2018

24 January 2018

5 January 2018

13 December 2017

4  December 2017

8 November 2017

5 October 2017

21 September 2017

12 August 2017

28 July 2017

2 June 2017

1 May 2017

21 April 2017

1 April 2017

15 March 2017

11 March 2017

23 January 2017

30 November 2016

14 October 2016 - Opening Day wrap 2016-17

2 October 2016

20 September 2016

11 May 2016