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Historic Visit of the Balangays to Singapore and RSYC


AT THE HELM COMMODORE’S MESSAGE Dear Fellow Members of RSYC The past several months have been a rather busy period for the RSYC Committee on several counts. Since our election on 25 June 2010, and the approval given by the membership to proceed with the Club’s development plans, our No.1 focus has been to check out the best possible ways to move forward. I am happy to report to you that the pre-qualification of contractors for the construction of the multi-storey dry stack building was advertised in the media on 1 and 6 October 2010, and for the new four-storey residential wing on 15 and 20 October. A satisfactory number of contractors have indicated their interest to tender for the projects. These will be scrutinised by the Development Sub-Committee (DSC) in consultation with and as recommended by our project consultants. Our schedule is for the tender for both projects to be out before the end of this year. We have also been successful in securing the necessary limited financing for the projects as approved by members at our last Annual General Meeting in June 2010. Our next plan of action is to study how best we can upgrade the existing club facilities. As mentioned by Vice Commodore Low Teo Ping in our previous magazine, we should not just rest on our laurels but must move forward to meet new changing lifestyles and members’ needs. I am sure together with our impressive history and legacy dating back to 1826, we will make the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club one of the preferred clubs in Singapore that all of us will be proud to be associated with. Appropriate announcements will be made as and when they become available. In line with our development plans, RSYC will also be embarking on a new membership drive shortly. If you have friends whom you wish to invite to the launch, please contact the Membership Department for an invitation. I wish also to inform you that we have received the resignation of our General Manager, Dr Matthew Yap, on 1 October 2010. We have begun the process of looking for a suitable replacement. In the interim, the various Heads of Department will take the lead in their areas of responsibility. Looking ahead, we need to work closely together to ensure the programmes planned for the coming months are carried out smoothly with the help of our Management Team. We believe we have a strong team of capable and dedicated HODs, supported by good staff who are doing a sterling job, sometimes under challenging circumstances. As the old year 2010 draws to a close in the coming weeks, please continue to give your Club the support it needs. I want to commend the F&B Team under the able leadership of Lionel Roberts. They have planned enticing menus for you all this Christmas and holiday season. Just look through the ‘Bon Appetit’ pages for the irresistible gourmet and popular local dishes. The takeaway Christmas goodies will be available as usual, if you are planning to celebrate at home. We do urge you to entertain your friends at the Club, to give the great chef at home a break! Finally, may I take this opportunity to wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy New Year. With best wishes Tan Kay Toh Commodore 25 October 2010

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CONTENTS AT THE HELM NOTES FROM THE EDITOR CLUB NEWS COVER STORY FEATURE BON APPETIT UPCOMING EVENTS SPECIAL FEATURE CALENDAR

1 3 4 6 8 10 18 20 22

JACKPOT NEWS HAPPENINGS @ RSYC RECENT EVENTS SAILING NEWS MARINE NEWS ONGOING ACTIVITIES TIDE TABLES CLUB DIRECTORY

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November’s Special Mixed Grill page 11

PATRON President S R Nathan HONORARY MEMBERS HRH Sultan Ibrahim Ismail RADM Teo Chee Hean Prof S Jayakumar Dr Tan Cheng Bock COMMODORE Tan Kay Toh VICE COMMODORE Low Teo Ping REAR COMMODORE Karl Nilssen HONORARY SECRETARY Balakrishnan B TREASURER Kjetil W Gulliksen COMMITTEE MEMBERS Chow Theng Kai David Cronin Nigel Ho Eric Lee Ah Kwan John McGugan Jeyendran Naidu Tan Ann Kiong

Best of Asia Buffet

CLUB MANAGEMENT

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GENERAL MANAGER ----FINANCE Yvonne Kok FOOD & BEVERAGE Lionel Roberts

Living in the Ocean page 18

Special Feature

From KK to RSYC on board the new Santa Maria page 20

MAGAZINE & PUBLIC RELATIONS K.C. Yuen MEMBERSHIP SALES & MARKETING Karen Lim MARINE & SEA SPORTS Robat Bin Ahmad HOUSEKEEPING & FRONT OFFICE Molly Tan RSYC MAGAZINE Advisor Balakrishnan B Editor K.C. Yuen Graphic Designer ----Contributors Capt Rod Short, Lionel Roberts, Karen Lim, Yvonne Kok, Teo Chun Liang ADVERTISEMENT BOOKINGS Contact Public Relations Department Tel: (65) 6768 9288 • Fax: (65) 6768 9280 Email: info@rsyc.org.sg Printed by Naili Printing Industry MICA (P) 152/02/2010

Opinions of contributors do not necessarily reflect those of the Committee or the Club. While articles and correspondence are welcome, the Editor reserves the rightOF to edit or declineYACHT to publish. REPUBLIC SINGAPORE CLUBAny materials sent in by mail are at sender’s risk. The Club does not accept liability for loss or damage. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced in any form without the written permission of the Club.

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NOTES FROM THE EDITOR Dear Members 2010 has been quite a year for us. Among other things, we finally saw the publication of our heritage book, something that we said we wanted to do more than a decade ago. We appealed to members for heritage materials, and some responded magnificently. Thank you all who responded, in recollections of experiences as well as in materials like old photographs, annual reports and other memorabilia. But even as the book ‘Three Burgees’ is now published, materials are still coming in. And so we want you to know that, yes, we are still accepting any RSYC materials that you may still have in that old box in the attic, or tucked away somewhere and long forgotten. We recently received an old photograph via email from Steven Linehan, whose father Charles Linehan was a member in Singapore shortly after World War Two. It was a picture taken in1947 and the sender wanted to know if it was the RSYC clubhouse. (See picture below.) Well, it wasn’t quite the clubhouse at Trafalgar Street, but it was the Annexe that was used as the bachelor quarters for some lucky members then. Former club secretary John Bruce, whom I happened to know (when I was with the Ford assembly plant at Bukit Timah in the early 1960s and he was the general manager of the Ford dealership, Universal Cars at Orchard Road) actually lived there in 1954. John was honorary secretary of RSYC in 1956. He contributed an article in 2008 about his experiences as a resident in the Annexe and it was published in the Club magazine and also in ‘Three Burgees’ (page 127-128). Another matter I want to share with you is that we are always looking for articles about sailing or boating in this region. As a yacht club, we do want to keep our members current on the boating scene. So in this issue of RSYC Magazine, we feature two such stories. One is about some three dozen adventurous Filipinos emulating the exploits of the ancient Asian seafarers in their balangays. The other is about some modern sailors taking delivery of a new motor yacht, the Santa Maria, and sailing her from Kota Kinabalu to the Lion City. So in the new year 2011, we welcome any old memorabilia about RSYC and at the same time ask you to share with us your boating experiences in Asian waters. The regattas that take advantage of the monsoon winds in January and July, we hope will be featured strongly in this magazine in the coming months. Who knows, we may have enough materials for another book about Asia’s oldest yacht club as we approach our second centenary in 2026. K.C. Yuen Editor, RSYC Magazine

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CLUB NEWS develop service models for staff to emulate, create service champions and professionalise services. Our Silver Award winners are Suresh A/L Balakrishnan, Liza Juaymah T. Valencia, Hazel Salazar Tanhueco, Marcus Cham, Thakar Singh and Jagathis Rao. We congratulate all of them!

NEW MEMBERS IN 3RD QUARTER 2010 We warmly welcome the following new members who took up membership from 1 July to 30 September 2010:

ON THE COVER From the Manila Yacht Club came word that a unique expedition using replicas of ancient wooden boats called balangays was about to hit our shores. These boats had no compass, GPS or engines, except one logistics/supply vessel. They relied on their sails and the navigational skills of the intrepid crew. Precise ETA was rather difficult to obtain, so we could only alert some of our members to watch their arrival. Nevertheless, Commodore Tan Kay Toh gathered some Committee members and staff to join the Philippines Ambassador and friends from the Philippine community in Singapore to give the visitors a warm welcome. They berthed at our marina on 25 September 2010 for three days while the crew explored the city. Read about the amazing voyage of the balangays on page 6.

F&B STAFF RECOGNISED FOR EXCELLENT SERVICE

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Corporate Member (Transferable) Ms Justine Alexa Mackerness Term Members (Non-Transferable) Ms Lee Ee Leng Mr Harendra Prasad

EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER

Six of our F&B staff recently were given the Excellent Service Award or EXSA 2010 from the Singapore Hotel Association. The EXSA is a national award that recognizes individuals who have delivered outstanding service. It seeks to

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Ordinary Members (Transferable) Ms Chong Yoke Sim Mr Cheng Beng Kwang Mr Lucius Ho Choon Huo Ms Khoo Hooi Hua Ms Lee Seow Yin Edalene Mr Lim Chan Kim Mr Lam Kwok Yan Karch Mr Lim Leng Teck Mr Neo Kah Kiat Mr Pek Soon Huat Mr David Anthony Pickup Ms Toh Chu Ling Ms Rebecca Yuen Hsiu Chen

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We are happy to report that Maricel Sicat has been selected as Employee of the 3rd Quarter 2010. Known to her colleagues and many friends simply as “Cel”, Ms Sicat joined RSYC on 6 August 2008 and is currently the membership sales coordinator in the Membership Department. She has a friendly and charming disposition, but more importantly, she is considered by many to be a great team player, hard working and highly responsible. Her supervisor adds: “Maricel has shown great teamwork and a willingness to go the extra mile for her colleagues.” Well done, Cel, on clinching this award for the 3rd quarter. A well deserved recognition!


CLUB NEWS September. This coming New Year’s Eve party is for the children mainly, with games and fun things to do. For the adults, we will celebrate it with good eating and drinking and great company. We hope to see many of you either at The Bridge or The Wharf and the Foreshore, where our chefs will prepare a fabulous feast of the best of East and West. So make your bookings early to ensure your place is reserved for you and your family and friends.

Treasurer Kjetil Gulliksen and one of the winners.

EXCITEMENT IN THE JACKPOT ROOM The buzz continued in the Jackpot Room on the evening of 11 October 2010 when the counting of the Briefcase of Notes took place. There were 850 guess numbers posted up on the board, with the amounts ranging from $200 to $6,800. Some of the most popular numbers were 888 / 1188 / 1222 / 1234 / 1288 / 1688 and 1888. No prizes for guessing the dialect or ethnic background of most of the players. But the real winners were two ladies who both submitted the same correct amount of $1,246. The two lucky winners sharing the prize money were Ms Helen and Ms Jesamine. Congratulations! If you want to know what’s the next exciting event that is coming up soon, drop by the Jackpot Room the next time you’re at the Club. The game is called ‘Treasure Chest’ and it starts on Monday 13 December 2010. There are other fun games there too, as given in the report on page 24.

THIS NEW YEAR’S EVE With a hectic year drawing to a close, 2010 will be remembered for our Heritage Book launch, the inaugural Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, and the running of the Formula One night11:42 races christmas_banners.ai 1 10/22/10 PM in

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LAST CHANCE TO PICK UP YOUR ‘THREE BURGEES’ Many of you have already gotten your copy of the Heritage book. But some have not! We want you to know that your complimentary copy will only be held for you till the last day of 2010. This is because we are planning to consign the book to bookshops and will be unable to store them in the Club much longer. So we urge you to get your copy real soon.

OBITUARY

It is with much sadness that we report the recent passing of Mr Peter Seah Guan Leng, a former Treasurer of RSYC and member since 1977. The late Mr Seah, age 77, was Treasurer for three years, from 1998 to 2000, and is best remembered as the key person who secured the loan for RSYC to complete the accommodation wing of our current clubhouse. Peter was an avid boater and owner of a cabin cruiser. He and his family participated in many boat trips to Malaysia and Indonesia. We send our sincere condolences to the Seah family at this time of bereavement.

The Main Committee and the Management and Staff of the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club wish all Members and their Families a

Very Merry Christmas and the Best of Health and Happiness in the New Year. RSYC MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

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COVER STORY

Voyage of the Balangay S

Historic boats visit RSYC

ince opening in 1999, the RSYC marina has seen all sorts of boats berthed here: from the record-setting trimaran of legendary sailor Dame Ellen MacArthur to the iconic Rainbow Warrior of Greenpeace fame. But none as colourful and ancient in design as the three Balangay vessels that arrived from the Philippines on 25 September 2010. On hand to receive the leader and crew were the Philippines Ambassador, H.E. Minda CalaguianCruz, Commodore Tan Kay Toh, Honorary Secretary Balakrishnan B. and RSYC members and friends from the local Filipino community. What’s a balangay, you may ask. It’s a special type of wooden vessel, a replica of an ancient boat discovered a few decades ago in the city of Butuan in the southern Philippines. Archaeologists from the National Museum of the Philippines found nine of these vessels in the 1970s and eventually excavated three of them. The oldest is believed to date back to 320 AD, according to radiocarbon-dating tests. These three artifacts are now displayed in museums in the Philippines. The balangay was mentioned in the 16th century ‘Chronicles of Pigafetta’. Now fast forward to the 21st century. The idea to build the replicas and use them to retrace the routes sailed by early Southeast Asians occurred to voyage leader Arturo T. Valdez, 62, a former Undersecretary of the Philippines Department of Transportation and Communications, a few years ago. Boat Building In 2007 began the careful construction of the balangays by master boat builders from the islands

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of Sibutu and Sitangkay in Tawi-Tawi. Using skills handed down through generations, they employed the same boat-building techniques of the 4th, 13th and 14th centuries – plank built, lashed lug, edge pegged and shell-first construction. In September 2009, the first balangay set forth from the Manila Yacht Club marina for the first leg of the adventure: some 2,100 nautical miles that would see the boats docking in 62 ports all over the Philippines. The 38-member crew, including representatives from the Philippine Coast Guard and Navy, completed their journey only in mid-August 2010. Thanks to rough weather, they visited 80 ports instead of the intended 62! With the Philippines portion of the journey completed successfully, the team is currently on the second leg: visiting several Southeast Asian countries on a journey of friendship as well as discovery of its ancient capability of sailing without modern navigational aids. Said Mr Valdez: “The two main vessels – named Diwata Ng Lahi (Enchantress of the Race) and Masawa Hong Butuan (Beacon of Butuan) – have no engines, no compass, no GPS. Like the earliest mariners, we steer by the sun, the stars and the wind.”


COVER STORY

Crew being welcomed by the Philippines Ambassador and RSYC Commodore.

A gift to commemorate the historic visit. Second from left: Ambassador Minda Cruz (in green), Voyage leader Art Valdez and RSYC officials.

The third vessel named Sama Tawi-Tawi (Sama of Tawi-Tawi) is a supply and logistic boat with an 85 HP Yanmar marine engine. It joined the fleet only in July this year. The three boats each measuring 66ft, 81ft and 75ft in length, have displacements ranging from 4 tons to 7 tons. In Singapore for three days, after making port calls in Malaysia, Brunei and Indonesia, the intrepid crew is continuing their voyage across the region, to Thailand, Cambodia

Exchanging burgees with Commodore Tan Kay Toh.

and Vietnam for the rest of 2010. Next year they will attempt the third leg: sailing to Madagascar to the west and Polynesia to the east, since historical records indicate that ancient Southeast Asians also traveled to these far-flung islands using the balangay, said Mr Valdez. By K C Yuen RSYC MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

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FEATURE

The Children had a Wonderful Time This year’s Charity Cruise took place on Saturday 2 October 2010 and the beneficiaries were some two dozen kids from the Chen Su Lan Methodist Children’s Home and the Salvation Army. It’s an old tradition at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club that some members and friends come forward every year to take these children, from ages 8 to 14, for an outing to a nearby island for a day of fun and games. And what fun they had! Best summarised by one of the boys who simply exclaimed: “This is the best day in my life!”

some from the F&B staff who worked tirelessly behind the scene.

The venue was Pulau Hantu in the southern islands. There were seven motor yachts and three jet-skis. Almost ten members, mostly boat owners, and two volunteers without jet-skis but possess the expertise, took the day off to give the kids a grand time. Ten RSYC staff also pitched in to help lead and organise the games, anchored by Winson Yap from events.

The picnic lunch on the island was also a special treat for all. When the group returned to the clubhouse that afternoon, for some ice-cream and refreshments, Commodore Tan Kay Toh presented to the two homes a copy each of the ‘Three Burgees” to commemorate their visit. As for our staff, they too thought it was a fun and memorable day at the beach. Well done, one and all!

A total of almost 50 adults participated, including

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The biggest thrills for the children was riding the jet-skis. For almost all, that was a first-time experience. One even told us in all seriousness that “when I grow up, I want to be a jet-ski rider!” Some members who contributed in cash and kind included the “RSYC 7th Month Committee” that donated $1,000 and a member also supplied 40 goodie bags.


FEATURE BOATERS, VOLUNTEERS & DONORS

Members who contributed their time, energy, money, boats and water-skis that made the event a success: Mr Tan Kay Toh Mr Tan Kay Hum Mr K.C. Tay Mr Raymond Ng Mr Alexander Ries Mr John McGugan Mr Wee Keng Hwee Mr Fairuz Dr Tan Kay Chuan Mr Ong Hong Him Mr Tim Day Mr Gavin Raj RSYC 7th Month Committee Mr Michael Cole Ms Jaclyn Lim Mr David Pickup Mr Ng Cheng Cho Mr Brendon Choa Mr Larry Leong Mr Nigel Ho (emcee) We also thank RSYC Management and Staff, especially Capt Robat, Karen Lim, Yvonne Kok, Teo Chun Liang, Jasni Samad, Winson Yap, Shirline Juay and F&B banquet staff who gave generously of their time and energy on a voluntary basis. SPONSORS Eva Floormat (S) Australian Fruit Juice (S) Pte Ltd Fraser and Neave Pte Ltd Angliss Pte Ltd NestlĂŠ Pte Ltd

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BON APPETIT | THE BRIDGE

What’s New in F&B Do you want to make this Christmas extra memorable? If your dream is a Christmas at home, allow RSYC to prepare the food for your family gathering. A traditional roast turkey with chestnut stuffing, gravy and home-made cranberry sauce, roasted potatoes, buttered brussels sprouts and many more items are made available. Please do check out our Festive promotion. Nestled in a warm and cosy setting on the West Coast of the city-state, RSYC provides the answer for an intimate family and friends’ get-together to bid a fond farewell to 2010 and welcome the New Year with festive cheers.

Besides a sumptuous buffet spread of the Club chefs’ specialties, diners can jive and dance to a repertoire of music and songs that include rock ‘n’ roll, latin, bossa nova and popular tunes from the 60s to present, among others by our house DJ. We are pleased to inform you that the Bridge Restaurant has introduced a new a la carte menu from 1 December 2010. The menu will feature a crossroad of Western and Asian cuisine. Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Lionel Roberts F&B Manager

Hong Kong Dim Sum Lunch

Available from Monday to Sunday. Savour a myriad of Hong Kong Dim Sum such as Siew Mai, Har Kow, Lotus Leaf Rice, Congee, Steamed Chicken Claw, Stir Fried Side Dishes and more. Enjoy your meal with our house special Eight Treasures Tea. A selection of Chinese tea is also available. Lunch: 12noon to 2.30pm (except promotional period). Serving Style: A la Carte. The regular Bridge a la carte menu will still be available for lunch.

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Chef’s Specials of the Day Available from Monday to Friday at The Bridge Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm Price: $26.00 per person (3-Course Set Menu) Add $5.00 per person for a glass of house wine.

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THE BRIDGE

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Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner

Mixed Grill

Menu includes Roasted Tom Turkey, Light Cream Chestnut Soup, Pan Seared Duck Breast with Honey-Masala-Spice, Baked Silver Cod Fillet and Pumpkin Pie.

Menu includes King Prawn, Cheese Sausage, Pork Chop, Striploin Steak with Side Dishes of the Day.

November’s Special

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm. Price: $38.00 per adult, $19.00 per child.

Champagne Brunch Sunday, 5 December 2010 Enjoy live entertainment while you savour our Asian and Western buffet brunch delights and of course, free flow of bubbly! Menu highlights: Escargot on Garlic Mash, Foie Gras, Halibut with Citrus Hollandaise, Lamb Loin with Provencale Herbs, Crepes with Roast Duck, International Cheese, Fresh Oyster, Sashimi, Slipper Lobster and more.

Available for dinner at The Bridge daily (except on promotional nights). Price: $30.00 per person.

December’s Special

Cold & Hot Seafood Platter Promotion for Two Menu includes Cold Crab, Slipper Lobster, Prawn, Fried Shishamo, Gratinated Scallop, Grilled Fish. Available for dinner at The Bridge daily (except other promotional nights). Price: $58.00 per platter.

Lunch: 11.30am to 3.00pm. Price: $89.00 (Member - with free flow champagne) $99.00 (Guest - with free flow champagne) $59.00 (Member - without champagne) $69.00 (Guest - without champagne) $35.00 (Member’s Child) $45.00 (Member’s Guest Child) * All photos are for illustration only. Actual presentation and serving may differ. * For enquiries and reservation, please contact F&B Department at 6768 9292/443 or email to fb@rsyc.org.sg RSYC MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

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Chef Signature Special

MONDAY

To give our members even more variety in their menu selection, we are pleased to present a series of Daily Specials especially created by our Chefs in the Wharf CafĂŠ.

JAPANESE DAILY SPECIALS Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

PORK KATSU DON Deep Fried Pork Cutlet with Egg and Onion PRAWN TEMPURA WITH UDON Fried Battered Prawn with Udon Noodles in Garlic Stock TOGARASHI SALMON WITH STICKY RICE Pan Fried 7-Spice Marinated Salmon with Egg and Onion KATSU CURRY WITH STICKY RICE Deep Fried Chicken Cutlet with Japanese Curry GYUDON Stir Fried Beef with Onion and Spring Onion in Sukiyaki Sauce

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Lunch: 12noon to 2.30pm. TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

Bak Kut Teh

Chinese Pork Ribs Soup Available from Monday to Friday Choose from Pork Ribs Soup, Pig Kidney Soup, Braised Pork Trotter, Preserved Vegetable, Chinese Croissant (You Tiao) and more. Best with our special brewed Tie Guan Yin tea. Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm. Price Range: $2.00 to $8.50. All photos are for illustration only. Actual presentation and serving may differ.

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THE WHARF

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Sizzling BBQ By The Sea

Available every Friday, at The Foreshore Deck (except other promotional nights). Choose from a wide range of spreads such as Lobster, Jumbo Prawn, Stingray, Striploin Steak, Sausages, Lamb, Yakitori Chicken, Pork Chop and more. Dinner: 6.00pm to 10.00pm.

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Best of Asia Buffet Available on Saturday & Sunday

(Except on promotional nights) Treat your family and friends to a sumptuous Best of Asia Buffet at The Wharf. A culinary diversity originating from this region. Menu highlights: Devil Chicken Curry, Satay Bee Hoon, Mussels in Tom Yam Sauce, Slipper Lobster, Hot & Sour Soup, Pink Prawn on Ice, Mini Red Garoupa with choice of sauce and many more dishes. Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm Price: $22.00 per adult $11.00 per child All photos are for illustration only. Actual presentation and serving may differ. For enquiries and reservation, please contact F&B Department at 6768 9292/351 or email to fb@rsyc.org.sg

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CHEERS

Happy Hour at The Mess & The Beacon

Happy hour starts from opening till 9.00pm daily! $4.00 per mug of Tiger Draft.

Cocktails of the Month for November & December COCKTAILS Bacardi Mojito A refreshing Bacardi cocktail with a mix of spearmint leaves, lime wedges, sugar and soda. $8.50 per glass

Sea Breeze A refreshing cocktail mix of Vodka, Cointreau, Dom, cranberry juice to quench your thirst. $8.50 per glass MOCKTAILS Long Boat A refreshing mocktail mix of lime cordial and ginger beer. $5.50 per glass Cranberry Punch A refreshing combination of sweet cranberry juice, ginger ale and lemonade. $5.50 per glass

Wines of the Month for November & December RED WINE Bodega Lurton Tierra De Luna Cabernet Sauvignon 2008 Generally bright red in colour. On the palate, we find aromas of citrus fruit and very fine tannins, giving structure to the wine. To be drunk young but will not disappoint after a few years in the bottle. The Cabernet Sauvignon, a varietal from Bordeaux, expresses itself very differently, being either herby nor peppery but very fruity, easy and silky. WHITE WINE Bodega Lurton Tierra De Luna Chardonnay 2008/2009 The colour is beautiful, bright yellow. The palate has a strong buttery taste and expresses hazelnut and toasted bread flavours. The nose is quite complex, with flavours similar to Bourgogne wine. The wine will improve with bottle-ageing, just like many Chardonnays. Prices: $43.00 per bottle & $9.00 per glass. Also available for takeaway at $400.00 by the dozen.

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CHEERS

Football Screening at The Mess

Grab a beer from the bar, watch your favourite teams on Barclays Premier League 2010/2011.

Bottle Promotion Available Daily at The Mess & The Beacon • Gordon Gin, Smirnoff Vodka, Sauza Tequila Price: $68.00* per bottle

• Johnnie Walker Black Label Price: $98.00* per bottle • Tanqueray Gin Price: $78.00* per bottle • Chivas Regal Price: $98.00* per bottle • Jack Daniel Price: $108.00* per bottle

• Macallan 12 years Price: $118.00* per bottle • Martell VSOP Price: $138.00* per bottle * Not available in conjunction with birthday voucher.

Mess Bar Daily Promotions

MONDAY Guinness Stout Draft Night 1-for-1 at only $12.00* per glass. TUESDAY Tequila Shots Night Purchase a glass of house pour Tequila at $4.00* per shot. WEDNESDAY Buckets Night Purchase a bucket of 5 cans at $25.00*. Choice of Tiger or Heineken. THURSDAY Juggies Night Purchase any house pours in jug with mixer at $20.00* per jug. FRIDAY House Night Purchase any house pours at $5.00* per glass. SATURDAY Mad Martini Night Purchase a glass of Martini at $4.00*. SUNDAY Cocktail Night Purchase a glass of cocktail at $5.00*. Above daily promotions are applicable from 6.00pm to 9.00pm. * Not available in conjunction with birthday voucher.

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Celebrate at RSYC… The perfect venue for your party You name it, we have it. Be it a seminar, meeting, workshop, conference, retreat, company dinner, product launch, private party, wedding dinner, outside catering request, food delivery, or any other event relating to food or beverage, just give us a call and we will make the necessary arrangements for you.

Weddings

Choose from a dinner by the sea at The Foreshore Deck or have it indoors in the Nautica Room. The wedding packages include a sumptuous dinner prepared by our chefs, special corkage price for wines and liquor brought in, complimentary bus shuttle from Clementi MRT Station and more.

Company Dinner & Dance

Celebrate your company’s dinner and dance at the Republic of Singapore Yacht Club. Let the RSYC banquet team plan and organize the perfect party occasion for you. The Dinner & Dance package includes: • Choice buffet / Chinese dinner menu (8-course) • Three (3) bottles of red wine for every five (5) tables confirmed • Choice of mobile disco or Karaoke • Party pack for guests • Complimentary voucher for one night stay our Marina Lodge (standard room) • From $70.00 per person (minimum booking for 50 persons) Dinner & Dance package is not applicable during festive periods.

Seminar Promotions

For a minimum of 20 persons at $48.00 per person, we offer selections of two coffee breaks with two snack items per break and choice of one Chinese, local or western set lunch. Prices are subjected to 7% GST. For enquiries and reservations, please contact Banquet Department at 6768 9294/296/298 or email to banquet@rsyc.org.sg

KTV Lounge

Happy hours start from opening till 9.00pm daily! $18.00 per jug of Tiger Draft.

Karaoke Party

Organise your very own Karaoke party. Be it a song rehearsal, birthday celebration, family or company outing. Here is your chance to book the KTV lounge to croon the afternoon away. Private reservations are available from • Monday to Thursday, 12noon to 4.30pm. • Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Eve and Public Holidays, 11.00am to 3.30pm For enquiries and reservation, please contact F&B Department at 6768 9442/349 or email to fb@rsyc.org.sg

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HOLIDAYS @ RSYC CHRISTMAS EVE BARBECUE BUFFET DINNER Friday, 24 December 2010 Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm Price: $38.80 per adult & $19.40 per child CHRISTMAS DAY BARBECUE BUFFET DINNER Saturday, 25 December 2010 Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm Price: $34.80 per adult & $17.40 per child

Celebrate Christmas at RSYC CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY GOODIES 22 NOVEMBER TO 31 DECEMBER 2010 For home parties or just treats, look out for an assortment of sweet and savoury favourites to complete your Christmas revelry at The Wharf.

Christmas Holiday Goodies include Log Cake, Honey Glazed Gammon Ham, Traditional Roasted Turkey, Roasted Whole Pork Knuckle, Barbecued Pork Ribs, Roasted Striploin.

THE WHARF

Indulge in a selection of traditional treats such as Roasted Tom Turkey with Chestnut Stuffing, Honey Glazed Ham, Broccoli with Spaghetti Squash, Barbecued Lamb, Steak, Brochette of Prawns, Yule Log Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Plum Pudding with Brandy Sauce and Asian BBQ items.

New Year Celebrations @ RSYC THE WHARF

Menu highlights include Asian BBQ items, International dishes and more. NEW YEAR’S EVE BARBECUE BUFFET DINNER Friday, 31 December 2010 Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm Price: $38.80 per adult & $19.40 per child NEW YEAR’S DAY BARBECUE BUFFET DINNER Saturday, 1 January 2011 Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm Price: $34.80 per adult & $17.40 per child

CHRISTMAS CAROLERS Friday, 24 December 2010 Come hear the A Cappella carolers this Christmas. At the Wharf on Christmas Eve from 7.00pm to 8.15pm. They are a group of enthusiastic teenagers who simply love singing, especially during this Christmas holiday season. Come share the Christmas spirit.

THE BRIDGE

Celebrate Christmas with your loved ones in the charming atmosphere of The Bridge. Menu includes winter dishes like Tom Turkey, Duck Confit, Winter Squash, Chestnut, Truffle and more. CHRISTMAS EVE SEMI-BUFFET DINNER Friday, 24 December 2010 Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm Price: $68.80 per adult & $34.40 per child CHRISTMAS DAY SEMI-BUFFET DINNER Saturday, 25 December 2010 Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm Price: $48.80 per adult & $24.40 per child

THE BRIDGE

NEW YEAR’S EVE SEMI-BUFFET DINNER Friday, 31 December 2010 Comes with freshly shucked live oysters and a fusion menu of main course to choose from. Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.30pm Price: $68.80 per adult & $34.40 per child

Join the Countdown party at the Poolside area with live DJ entertainment and balloon drop with supper served after midnight. NEW YEAR’S DAY SEMI-BUFFET DINNER Saturday, 1 January 2011 Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm Price: $48.80 per adult & $24.40 per child RSYC MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

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UPCOMING EVENTS

It’s time to take the magic of education further and deeper than ever before. Beyond what books can teach, pictures can show, Living in the Ocean Sleepover Program is a truly unforgettable lesson in marine discovery for all students. Now they can observe and learn about the ocean and its secrets within the safe sanctuary of Underwater World Singapore, from dusk till dawn! Under a blanket of menacelooking sharks, graceful dugong, giant groupers, stingrays and other colourful ocean residents, activities ranging from conservation talk, ocean discovery tour, to being up close and personal with our pink dolphins will definitely quench the thirst of inquisitive young minds for invaluable knowledge. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS • Slumber and Snooze with the sharks, rays and other ocean inhabitants. swimming above you! • A fun and educational Conservation Talk. • Explore & unravel the

mysteries deep under in the Ocean Discovery Tour. • Ocean Games & Quizzes • Catch the pink dolphins in action during the Meet the Dolphins Session & learn all about them from our Dolphin Trainer! • Dinner, light supper and breakfast included. USEFUL INFORMATION • Timing: 6.00pm to 12noon (next day) • Recommended group size: 40 to 50 • Suitable age group: 6 to 16 yrs old • Other info: Sleeping bags provided for use. Shower facilities available. Every participant will be given an exclusive souvenir. • Things to bring: Change of clothes (recommended track pants and long sleeves t-shirt for the night), windbreaker/ blanket, sports sandals and a sense of adventure! • Booking details: To be made at least 3 weeks in advance and subject to availability. 50% nonrefundable deposit is required for confirmation of programme.

Choo Choo Trek

Date Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 December Price $60.00 (Member’s child) $80.00 (Guest’s child). Minimum of 40 pax required.

This 2 to 3 hours long tranquil trek will see us attempting to uncover and then follow a disused railway that will lead us all the way from the Bukit Timah Railway station till we exit eventually from Ulu Pandan Park.

giant Albizzias for the first half of the trek. Wild Cinnamon, Simpoh Air, Durian, Fig, Smilax, Hairy Clidemia, Wild Pepper are just some of your constant companions throughout the whole trek. Highlights of the trek include 2 old railway bridges and a scenic view from the Ulu Pandan Railway bridge. We will also pay a visit to a local shrine maintained by the nearby resident with its wonderful herb and vegetable garden.

This trail is wild as it is seldom explored but we will be shaded by lush fern tree forests and

Date: Sunday 19 December. Price: $15.00 (Member) & $20.00 (Guest).

Sunday 19 December

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Participants will engage in activities like Amazing Race, team challenges and have their dinner by the beach, under the stars. Other activities include campfire for team & family bonding, home visits (community service), mangrove reforestation and mass team activity on second day. Date Saturday 27 & Sunday 28 November. Price $80.00 (Member) & $100.00 (Guest). Price includes of accomodation, meals, activities and transport.

Join us for an unforgettable experience where you will learn how to perform confidently in front of an audience. ‘Take the Stage’ is a one-day drama camp for acting enthusiasts aged 8 to 12 years old. Invite Mum and Dad to your debut performance at the end of the day! Date Saturday 20 November Price $35.00 (Member’s child) $50.00 (Guest’s child).

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SPECIAL FEATURE

From KK to RSYC on board the new

Santa Maria A

s one who began seafaring almost 60 years ago and who has taught navigation and seamanship throughout much of that time, there was no hesitation in accepting longtime friend Dr David Haines’ invitation to assist with the final stage of the delivery voyage of his new motoryacht Santa Maria from Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, Northern Borneo to Singapore via Pulau Tioman in Peninsular Malaysia. It was August, S E monsoon time, so favourable weather was expected. Five years had passed since I was last aboard a small motor-yacht and that was from Singapore to Penang in the calm coastal waters of the Malacca Strait. After flying from Wellington to KK via Sydney and Singapore, arrival at the large efficient new terminal in KK was a pleasant surprise. David travelled from Bangkok via Singapore Bird nesting on and conveniently arrived Capt Short’s pate. at the old terminal half an hour later. We proceeded by taxi to the attractive Sutera Harbour Marina where Santa Maria was lying at an inner berth. A fine looking vessel, she impressed even before stepping on board. As we were unable to clear

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out of the port before offices opened on Monday morning, the rest of the weekend was spent preparing for the voyage. Sutera Harbour provided a courtesy bus into town, the trip to the main market taking only 10 minutes. In this respect KK proved to be very convenient, fresh food was purchased at the market and the rest in the shopping mall across the road. Not so convenient though was the half hour taxi ride to the port office, which, understandably, is near the commercial port to the north of the marina. Roads are good and traffic jams minimal. Although we went ashore at 0730 on the Monday morning, it was 1100 before we departed from the marina on an overcast but fine morning with a light north easterly. As the marina became more distant, the magnificent 4000 metre Mount Kinabalu with its serated peak, dominated the horizon and my thoughts went to the days before ‘electronic navigation’ when regular compass bearings of the mountain would have been taken until it was lost in the haze during the afternoon. With only the two of us on board, we decided that six


SPECIAL FEATURE hour watches would be kept. Also, to avoid a night passage through the oil fields with their many navigational hazards, we would head due west from Sutera Harbour out into the S China Sea until a course of 250 would take us north of Natuna and on to Tioman. Santa Maria’s electronic navigation equipment performed beautifully. Way points were set, she headed steadily towards them and we were confident of our position at all times. Visibility was good, however during the first 24 hours there was a lot of motion due a force 4 N’ly wind and moderate NE’ly swell, due we concluded to the distortion to the extensive monsoonal air flow between the Philippines and China by the recent passage of a typhoon. With the twin diesels running smoothly at 1600 revs, the passage to Tioman took 100 hours at a steady speed of between seven and eight knots. As we moved across the S China Sea, sea and swell eased. Except in the few showers experienced during the early stages, visibility was very good, which was just as well as there were many fishing vessels with gear in the water, some unlit at night. A good lookout and a number of course alterations were necessary. Although the frequency of the shipping increased, particularly between Natuna and Tioman, the main concern continued to be the fishing vessels and their gear. The ships and most of the fishing vessels were detected electronically in good time, but this was not the case with some smaller vessels and their gear. In addition to the electronic ‘lookout’, a good visual lookout was essential, which was how the six hour watches were mainly occupied. In many respects the passage was a routine one, with nothing exceptional to report, however on the second afternoon, well away from land, two small birds began to accompany us and soon came on board. They were not seabirds, so we assumed they were weary of their search for land and looking for a place to rest. We were struck by how friendly they were, particularly as a favourite perch was on our heads. Why? Did the little hair we had on top have a similar effect to perching on a branch? That evening around 2000 both birds were perched on the top of the fridge door, face to face as in the usual image of love birds. This touching scene changed to a sad one a few hours later, when one of the birds was dead on the deck below the fridge door and the other had disappeared. We anchored among about a dozen other yachts off the marina at Tioman at 1500 on Friday 13 August. A safe anchorage a short distance off the beach of this attractive heavily wooded high island surrounded by a marine park. An unreliable outboard had us rowing ashore in the dinghy, then back on board for the night. Next morning we went ashore again to clear out of Malaysia, as our next port would be Singapore. We departed at 1300 and later that

afternoon anchored near the beach at Pulau Lima off Tinggi for a swim and a meal until midnight, as we planned to enter Singapore Strait at dawn. We expected to see many ships when approaching the eastern entrance to Singapore Strait, but were surprised to see so many at anchor - 37 large ships, mainly tankers and bulk carriers, were showing on the AIS as we turned into the Strait. From then on there were many more at anchor, mainly in Malaysian waters. This of course being in addition to the traffic passing through the Strait. As we moved further west into the Singapore anchorages, ‘Singapore Strait ship park’ aptly described the situation, one which prompted marine insurers last year to issue a warning about increased collision risk because of the density of the ships at anchor in this area. There can’t be a better place in the world for observing shipping at work. Ships of all types, ships transiting between the China Sea and the Indian Ocean, ships entering or leaving one of the world’s busiest ports, ships embarking and disembarking pilots, fast ferries moving through the traffic, harbour and pleasure craft finding their way. We found our way, around St John’s Island, north through the Western Anchorage and into the Republic of Singapore Yacht club, tying up alongside at 1300. Clearance was quick and efficient and by 1400 a welcoming party was on board and a welcome dinner - and birthday greeting for David - well in hand. Santa Maria, a Seahorse 52, proved well designed and equipped, reliable and, at 7 knots, very comfortable. It was a pleasure to be on board for the six days. A 52 footer is a small vessel to take onto the high seas and even though the SW monsoon is the right time to cross the S. China Sea, considerable rolling and pitching can be expected. She handled this very well, without the use of the flopper stoppers. We were able to move around readily, holding on to rails and other fixed objects, as well as cook, eat and sleep. My only concerns were the need for higher seating on the flying bridge to enable the horizon to be seen over the dodger while sitting comfortably and the need for less light on the foredeck to improve the lookout at night. Most of that light came from the mast light and this could be easily remedied by fixing a platform below the mast light. It was a pleasure to assist with the final stage of the delivery of Santa Maria from the Pearl River Estuary, a significant addition to the Singapore based fleet of recreational craft, one that will enable extensive cruising, within or beyond SE Asia. By Capt Rod Short

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS NOVEMBER 2010 Mon

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‘WHEEL OF FORTUNE’ AT JACKPOT ROOM (TILL 26 NOV)

TAKE THE STAGE INLINE SKATING COURSE

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THANKS-GIVING DINNER

‘WHEEL OF FORTUNE’ AT JACKPOT ROOM (LAST DAY) BEER BLIND TASTING COMPETITION THE MESS BAR $10 member $15 guest

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Thanksgiving Buffet Dinner Thursday 25 November 2010

Dinner: 6.30pm to 10.00pm. Price: $38.00 per adult, $19.00 per child.

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OCEAN SLEEPOVER AT UNDERWATER WORLD 1 & 2 DECEMBER

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‘SANTA’S WHEEL’ AT JACKPOT ROOM (TILL 25 DEC)

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CHOO CHOO TREK

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17th SINGAPORE STRAITS REGATTA 26 TO 29 JANUARY 2011

NONGSA POINT MARINA & RESORT WWW.STRAITSREGATTA.COM

ORGANISERS Changi Sailing Club • Nongsa Point Marina & Resort Raffles Marina • Republic of Singapore Yacht Club • SAF Yacht Club SUPPORTED BY SingaporeSailing


JACKPOT NEWS

Jackpot Promotions

Jackpot Recent Events

The ‘Briefcase of Notes’ was the centre of attraction at the Jackpot room for September and October. The response was marvelous with almost 850 coupons received. Do join us in looking forward to the next event ‘Treasure Chest’ starting on 13 December 2010.

Lady Luck smiled at one of our Jackpot players on 26 August and he struck our Cashcade which makes his pocket $1,348 richer! Drop by and you could be the next lucky one!

Biggest congrats to our Bimonthly Top 10 winners for winning $7,400 cash and $1,250 worth of F & B credits and vouchers! All these are in addition to their Jackpot winning claims that have accumulated to a total of $198,000 in cash payout! Top 10 Jackpot payouts claimed by individual players in ranking order: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th

$73,980 $34,304 $17,329 $17,217 $15,521

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th

$11,594 $8,094 $7,722 $7,053 $5,171

Cashcade (Struck on 26 August 2010)

Wheel of Fortune (28 September to 4 October 2010)

With favorable response and relentless support from our members towards our ‘Wheel of Fortune’ on 28 September 2010, we have managed to give out all 26 prizes within six days! That is one day shy of our stipulated seven days period! Special thanks to Madam Teo S.K. for the extensive support over that few days and congratulations for winning the 2D 1N stay at our Sea View Apartment Suite!

Briefcase of Notes (16 August 2010 to 11 October 2010) Concluded on 11 October 2010 with 850 guess coupons, the cash prize of $1,246 was presented and shared by Ms Helen and Ms Jesamine for making the exact guess of 1246. Congratulations to both winners and a huge thank you to all members that have participated.

Treasurer K and guests. jetil Gulliksen (left)

UPCOMING JACKPOT EVENTS Bi-monthly Jackpot night and introduction of ‘Treasure Chest’ is on Monday, 13 December 2010.

Wheel of Fortune

19 November 2010 to 26 November 2010 (Subject to prize availability) Every claim above 500 credits is entitled to a spin*. Prizes: F&B Vouchers, Cash prizes, 2D 1N stay at our standard rooms and Sea View apartment suites.

Santa’s Wheel

17 December 2010 to 25 December 2010 (Subject to prize availability) Every claim above 500 credits is entitled to a spin* Prizes: F&B Christmas Goodies (Ham, Turkey, Wine, Etc.), Cash Prizes, 2D 1N stay at our standard rooms and Sea View apartment suites.

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HAPPENINGS@RSYC

Cocktails at Foreshore.

Dinner at Nautica.

Rear Commodore Karl Nilssen’s presentation.

Mike Simpson (left) receiving award from Jean-Jacques Lavigne.

Simon Turner (second from left) with Main Committee members.

RSYC hosts 2nd Asia Superyacht Conference Gala Dinner on 12 October 2010 The 2nd Asia Superyacht Conference was held in Singapore on 12 to 14 October 2010, and RSYC had the pleasure of hosting the delegates on the first night. Over 150 delegates attended the Gala Dinner, which started with cocktails at the Foreshore followed by a sit-down dinner at the Nautica Room. Rear Commodore Karl Nilssen, had the opportunity to showcase the facilities and services available for superyachts at RSYC via a powerpoint presentation as well.

as Simon Turner, Event Director of Informa Yacht Group and Jean-Jacques Lavigne, Executive Director of Superyacht Singapore Association, entertained the crowd with a tongue-in-cheek award presentation. Many of the delegates proceeded to the Beacon Bar after dinner for more merry-making late into the night. It was indeed a great end to the first day of the conference! By Karen Lim

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RECENT EVENTS

First runner-up Sukumar.

Beer Drinking Competition 8 October 2010

Oktoberfest 2010 18 September 2010

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Winner Andrew Chin.


RECENT EVENTS

Wine & Cheese Party 8 October 2010

Pool Tournament

14 & 16 September 2010

Winner B.K. Khoo (right) and first runner-up Patrick Lim.

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SAILING NEWS

FATHER & SON SAILING COURSE

Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 November

Sign up now for the “Father & Son Sailing Course” and learn sailing on the weekend of 6 and 7 November 2010. What better way for a father and son to bond than to learn a new skill together? Laugh together at each other’s mistakes and “HiFive” together to celebrate the successes. Your son can learn on an Optimist boat, while Dad can take a Topper. At the end of the two-day course, both will walk away with new-found knowledge of sailing. And that you did it together with your buddy. Book your place now. Dates: 6 & 7 November 2010 Time: 1000hrs to 1700hrs Fee: $350 + GST (Member+Child), $700 + GST (Guest+Child) Pre-requisites: 8 years and above, able to swim 50m Contact: Seasports at 6768 9290 or seasports@rsyc.org.sg

COURSE PPCDL Theory Tue & Thurs: 1830hrs to 2130hrs Sat: 1330hrs to 1800hrs Practical Sat/Sun: 1000hrs to 1800hrs

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

MEMBER

GUEST

9th, 11th, 13th, 14th or 20th

7th, 9th, 11th, 12th or 18th

$200 (Student) $230 (Adult)

$230 (Student) $310 (Adult)

22nd, 23rd, 24th, 25th, 26th

$150 13th, 14th, 15th, (2-day course) 16th, 17th $170 (5-day course)

$300 (2-day course) $340 (5-day course)

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

MEMBER

GUEST

Every Saturday*

Every Saturday*

$120 per month

$160 per month

20th, 21st, 28th

4th, 5th, 12th

$300

$550

* Price are inclusive of prevailing Goods & Services Tax (GST). Requirements: 16 yrs and above.

Basic Optimist Course 2-day Course 1000hrs to 1700hrs 5-day Course 1400hrs to 1700hrs Requirements: 8 to 14 yrs old.

PRACTICE Saturday Dinghy Training Sat: 1400hrs to 1700hrs * Minimum of 4 to start a class, maximum of 8.

Keelboat Competent Crew Course Sat: 1400hrs to 1900hrs Sun: 1000hrs to1800hrs Requirements: 16 yrs and above. Must be able to swim 50m. * Minimum of 4 to start a class, maximum of 8.

Arrangement is subject to availability of the skipper / safety officer. All prices are subject to prevailing GST (except for PPCDL Courses). For enquiries and reservations, please contact the Sea Sports Department at 6768 9290 or email to sailing @rsyc.org.sg

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MARINE NEWS

Rules regarding the Chek Jawa Wetlands 1 Please note that with effect from 1 October 2007, the area bounded by the following coordinates (demarcated in plan above) and known as “Chek Jawa Wetlands”, has been managed by the National Parks Board (NParks), under the Parks and Trees Act 2005 and the Parks and Trees Regulations 2005: WGS 84 Datum Point Latitude (N) 1 01°25.109¢ 2 01°24.700¢ 3 01°24.102¢ 4 01°24.420¢

Longitude (E) 103°59.316¢ 104°00.000¢ 103°59.338¢ 103°58.600¢

2 NParks seeks the co-operation of the community in observing the provisions of the Parks and Trees Act 2005 and the Parks and Trees Regulations 2005 when they are in this area. In particular, except where a permit has been obtained from NParks, the following are to be observed: i. No vessel or craft shall enter or remain in Chek Jawa Wetlands;

iii. No vessel or craft shall land at Pulau Sekudu or anywhere within Chek Jawa Wetlands; iv. There shall be no collection of any organism (including remains of an organism) or use of rods, lines, hooks, nets and traps within Chek Jawa Wetlands; v. No person shall swim, bathe, snorkel or scuba dive within Chek Jawa Wetlands. 3 The permit application form is available at www.nparks.gov.sg and should be sent to the following address: National Parks Board Pulau Ubin Branch No. 61, Pulau Ubin, Jalan Jelutong Singapore 508310 Attn: Tan Yong Hong Alternatively, the application form can be faxed to 6542 4843 or emailed to tan_yong_hong@nparks.gov.sg. 4 If you have any queries, please call Tel: 6542 4842.

ii. No vessel or craft shall berth or moor at the jetty or floating pontoon or any other structure within Chek Jawa Wetlands; RSYC MAGAZINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2010

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ONGOING ACTIVITIES

SWIMMING Regular swimming builds endurance, muscle growth, and cardiovascular fitness. A regular swimming workout can give you a great exercise session that keeps the heart rates up, while taking the impact and stress off your body. Suitable for ages 5 and above. DAY / TIME Every Saturday & Sunday / Multiple timings VENUE RSYC Swimming Pool PRICE $70 per month (Member), $80 per month (Guest) Prices are subject to prevailing GST.

TAE KWON DO This art focuses on teaching a highly effective form of self-defense. Physical activity includes blocking drills and forms, as well as aerobic activities such as sparring, push-ups for strength training and kicking drills for stretching. Suitable for ages 5 and above. DAY / TIME Every Saturday (3 month term) / 2.30pm to 4.30pm VENUE Quarterdeck PRICE $35 per month (Member), $45 per month (Guest) Prices are subject to prevailing GST.

DANCE CLASS Learn to step, swing and jive from the legend. RSYC has teamed up with one of Singapore’s dance icons, Mr Sunny Low to provide lessons on Ballroom Waltz and Social Dances. BALLROOM WALTZ FOR BEGINNERS DAY / TIME Every Friday / 7.30pm to 8.30pm VENUE Quarterdeck PRICE $100 (Member), $120 (Guest) Prices are subject to prevailing GST.

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INTERMEDIATE DAY / TIME Every Friday / 8.30pm to 10.00pm VENUE Quarterdeck PRICE $150 (Member), $200 (Guest)


TIDE TABLES

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CLUB INFORMATION CLUB DIRECTORY OPERATION HOURS

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

EMAIL

Admin & General

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Thu) 8.30am - 5.30pm (Fri)

Tel: 6768 9288, Fax: 6768 9280

info@rsyc.org.sg

Accommodation / Front Desk

8.30am - 11.00pm (Daily)

Tel: 6768 9288, Fax: 6768 9380

reception@rsyc.org.sg

Activities

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Sat)

Tel: 6768 9382 / 290 / 305, Fax: 6768 9280

events@rsyc.org.sg

Finance

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Thu) 8.30am - 5.30pm (Fri)

Tel: 6768 9495, Fax: 6768 9280

accounts@rsyc.org.sg

Food & Beverage

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Thu) 8.30am - 5.30pm (Fri)

Tel: 6768 9292, Fax: 6768 9280

fb@rsyc.org.sg

Marine

8.30am - 6.00pm (Daily)

Tel: 6768 9233, Fax: 6768 9230

marina@rsyc.org.sg

Membership

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Fri) 8.30am - 12.30pm (Sat)

Tel: 6768 9388, Fax: 6768 9380

member@rsyc.org.sg

Public Relations

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Fri)

Tel: 6768 9489, Fax: 6768 9280

pr@rsyc.org.sg

Sea Sports

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Sat)

Tel: 6768 9336 Fax: 6768 9280

sailing@rsyc.org.sg

Banquet Sales

8.30am - 6.00pm (Mon - Thu) 8.30am - 5.30pm (Fri) 8.30am - 12.30pm (Sat)

Tel: 6768 9294 / 296 / 298 Fax: 6768 9280

banquet@rsyc.org.sg

CLUB FACILITIES OPERATION HOURS

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

The Beacon

Happy Hours: 6.00pm - 9.00pm 6.00pm - 12.00am (Mon - Fri) 4.00pm - 12.00am (Sat, Sun, Eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday)

Tel: 6768 9453

The Bridge

12.00pm - 2.30pm (Lunch) 6.30pm - 10.30pm (Dinner)

Tel: 6768 9443

Chart Room (Adults only)

9.00am - 11.00pm (Daily)

Children’s Room

10.00am - 8.00pm (Mon - Thu) 10.00am - 10.00pm (Weekend)

The Gym

7.00am - 10.00pm (Daily)

Tel: 6768 9358 / 288

Jackpot Room and Games Room

10.00am - 12.00am (Sun - Thu & Public Holiday) 10.00am - 1.00am (Fri, Sat & Eve of Public Holiday)

Tel: 6768 9343

Karaoke Lounge

5.00pm - 12.00am (Mon - Thu) 5.00pm -1.00am (Fri & Eve of Public Holiday) 3.00pm - 1.00am (Sat), 3.00pm - 12.00am (Sun & Public Holiday) Happy Hours from Opening to 9.00pm

Tel: 6768 9288 (Reservations)

Mahjong / Card Rooms

24 Hours

Tel: 6768 9288 (Reservations)

The Mess

3.30pm - 12.00am (Mon - Thu) 3.30pm - 1.00am (Fri & Eve of Public Holiday) 12.30pm - 1.00am (Sat) 11.00am - 12.00am (Sun & Public Holiday) Happy Hours from Opening to 9.00pm

Tel: 6768 9442

Swimming Pool / Children’s Pool

7.00am - 10.00pm (Please note that there is no lifeguard on duty)

TV Lounge

8.30am - 1.00am

The Wharf

7.00am - 10.00pm (Mon - Fri) 7.00am - 10.30pm (Weekend, Eve of Public Holiday & Public Holiday)

Youth Room

9.00am - 12.00am (Weekday), 9.00am - 1.00am (Weekend)

Tel: 6768 9351

EMERGENCY & DISTRESS CONTACT NUMBERS Security

24 Hours

Tel: 6768 9494 / 243 (Guard Post)

VHF Channel 77

TELEPHONE NUMBERS

CONTACT

In case of power failure, you can contact RSYC at 6778 8506.

CONCESSIONAIRES Hao Marine Service

Blk 348 Kang Ching Road #08-159 S (610348)

Hp: 9752 2159 Pg: 9301 7808

Ong Boon Huat

Seaborne International Pte Ltd

- 52 West Coast Ferry Road #01-03 S(126887) - 54 Genting Lane #06-01 Blk 2 Ruby Land Complex S(349562)

Hp: 9786 5683 / 8127 2328 Tel: 6844 8385, Fax: 6844 8387

ngww183@hotmail.com Wilson /Dave Tan /Cindy Kong

Tripower Corporation Pte Ltd 3 Tuas Avenue 18A S (638852)

Hp: 9735 6659 / 9666 8654 Tel: 6861 1188, Fax: 6861 4263

mgt@tripower.com.sg Eunice Lim / Angie

Tropical Marine Science Institute

14 Kent Ridge Road S (119223)

Hp: 8126 5040, Fax: 6774 9654 Tel: 6774 965

Mohd Razali / Lena

West Squadron Marine Svc P.L

Blk 196 Pandan Loop #04-29 Pantech Business Hub S (128384)

Tel: 6773 6155 Fax: 6773 6197

Michelle

LOCAL MARITIME AUTHORITIES DEPARTMENT

VHF

FREQUENCY

(MHZ)

TELEPHONE NUMBER

USAGE

160,950

6325 2488

Coordinating marine emergencies in port waters

160,950

6377 5539

Request assistance from Police Coast Guard

Singapore Port Operation Authority

16

156,800

156,800

MPA Enforcement

07

156,350

Police Coast Guard

07

156,350

32

REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE YACHT CLUB

Distress & safety calling channel


RSYC Magazine Nov-Dec 2010  

RSYC Magazine Nov-Dec 2010

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