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January, 2022

Monday
31
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This is an invitation to join the Furneaux Group cruise during February 2022. Please refer to pages 15-20 of the November Albatross for a preliminary outline of this cruise. This is likely to be a 4 week cruise departing Monday 31st January 2022, arriving in the Furneaux Group around the 6th February, departing the Furneaux Group around the 19th February and arriving back in Hobart around Friday 25th February.

If you are thinking about joining this cruise, please register now. Numbers are limited so please cancel your registration if you later choose not to attend. At this stage just one registration per vessel is requested and then email the likely number of POB to the Cruise Contact, Scott Poulter at scottbrian@me.com

Your vessel and your crew should by now be well prepared. Registrants to date have received a number of emails to assist with their preparation and to assist the cruise contact with cruise planning.

Late registrants should contact the cruise contact for this information ASAP.

Contact Scott Poulter onboard Gradiva on 0419 513 983 or scottbrian@me.com

Remember, please register, one registration per vessel is requested.

February, 2022

Tuesday
1
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
4:30 PM
Tuesday
1
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM
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Captain James Kelly : A giant of a man in Tasmania‘s history


Tony Hope will tell us all about Captain James Kelly. James was the illegitimate son of an Irish convict mother and a cook on the First Fleet. He was born in Parramatta in December 1791, twenty-one years after Captain James Cook first set foot in Botany Bay and a mere three years after the arrival of the First Fleet

He went to sea at thirteen years of age destined to become the first Australian born master mariner, a trader, explorer, and entrepreneur.

Moved to Hobart Town in 1814 from where he continued his whaling and sealing adventures including an epic circumnavigation of Van Diemen’s Land in 1815/16 at twenty-five years of age in an open thirty-five foot whaling boat. During this circumnavigation he discovered Port Davey and Macquarie Harbour.
Saturday
12
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Spend the long weekend onboard in the Derwent River and experience a flurry of on water activity centred around the Regatta grounds. Don’t forget the fireworks at night too! A good opportunity to invite friends or family to spend the day aboard, then drop them off and head to somewhere sheltered for an overnight anchorage. Cruise Contact TBA.
Saturday
12
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The cruise general philosophy will allow participants to join or leave at various stages according to their other commitments. There will be numerous onshore encounters of the social kind, walks etc. Cruise planning collaboration and input will be actively encouraged.


There will be a daily VHF radio sked call at 0905 hrs on Ch 16 then switching to Ch 77 to cover cruise matters, and SV Pandora will have continuous mobile phone and email coverage in all but the expected “no coverage” areas.


Fuel and water will be an important consideration for those with small tankage. Fuel is largely only available at local servo’s by container, but can be purchased at Triabunna wharf if access is available. Water is available at Triabunna wharf and Coles Bay jetties, or by container at limited other venues. An extended hose (approx. 45m) is required for use at Coles Bay Public Jetty, Pandora will carry one for participants to use.


Weather as always will determine the cruise travelling and destination agenda.


Proposed timeline for planning:

Sat 12 and Sun 13 Feb Accumulate in Taylors Bay area Sth Bruny

Mon 14 Feb Travel to Southport

Tue 15 to Wed 16 Feb Travel to Adventure Bay or maybe via Cloudy Bay

Thur 17 Feb Travel to Port Arthur

Sat 19 or Sun 20 Feb Travel to Fortesque Bay or Maria Is

Sun 20 to Mon 21 Feb Explore Maria Is, Orford, Triabunna

Mon 21 to Tue 22 Feb Travel to Schouten Passage

Wed 23 to Sat 26 Feb Explore the Freycinet area

Sun 27 Feb Travel to Orford or Maria Island

Mon 28 Feb or Tue 1st Mar Transit Narrows and Denison Canal
Transit times of Canal are: Mon 28th Feb: 0900 hrs, Tue 1st Mar: 0900 to 1000 hrs
Cruise Contact John Bridgland onboard Pandora on 0427 342 330
Monday
14
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Here is the big chance to prove to your loved one what trouble you will go to, to make him or her happy! As Valentine’s Day falls on a Monday, this is more suited for those with an RDO, on holiday or are retired. Find a sheltered spot on the Derwent or in Barnes Bay and woo your loved one under a full moon with a few candles around the cockpit table. You might have to prepare a suitable meal too and ensure appropriate refreshments are always at hand. Not to mention being the happy and loving partner you are. No cruise contact this time, it’s up to you to have a quiet weekend.
Monday
21
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Monthly meeting with Guest speaker from the Cygnet Yacht Club. Wendy le Cornu will be giving more details re our invitation to the She Sail, She Rows Celebration weekend to be hosted by the Cygnet Yacht Club on March 26/27th 2022. We will also cover some ADMIN details for the coming year.
Saturday
26
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For those people who wish to extend their East Coast Cruise, or for those who don’t have the time for both cruises a weeklong sojourn to the tepid waters of Norfolk Bay is just the thing.

Hopefully, weather permitting, we may be able to explore some less commonly used anchorages. In keeping with what has become a tradition in recent years we will be having a themed meal ashore, with the ingredient to be advised closer to the date. It will be kept simple. Cruise Contact is Julie and Ian Macdonald onboard Westerly on 0417 385 719.

March, 2022

Tuesday
1
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
4:30 PM
Tuesday
1
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM
Saturday
5
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The East Glass Wine Coast Bay Cruise
This cruise is designed to take in the sights, catch up with new and old friends, take your time and enjoy the hospitalities of club members whilst appreciating some of our iconic east coast bays.
Richard and Shona Taylor’s “Easting Down” will be the Mother ship for this cruise who can double up as your freighter for extra gear or provisions that you may need assistance with.
A two week cruise to a most beautiful part of Tasmania. Easy day trips starting at Connelly’s Marsh or Monk Bay for an evening briefing prior to the next day transiting the Denison Canal. Then to North Bay or Maria Island, progressing to Orford, where we are arranging a special lunch at the Orford Blue Waters Motel to be hosted by club members and proprietors Paul and Caroline Dutton. This will be an easy walk from our moored area of Shelley Beach Prosser Bay. Then onto Schouten Island, Bryans Corner, Passage Beach and Wineglass Bay for two nights if the weather systems allow. We are planning a walk to the Wineglass Bay lookout and a beach get together for lunch where we will be judging a fancy bowtie and party hat competition. Extra marks for home made. Returning southward to suitably selected safe anchorages before transiting the Denison Canal around the 18th of March for an evening wind down in Norfolk Bay, then home.
Magnificent white sandy beaches, granite boulders, clear seas with dolphins regularly under the bow wave. Make sure you go in close to Isle de Phoques and see the seals at play. Amazing sounds (and smells) from a seemingly very happy seal colony based on an island in the middle of Great Oyster Bay. Walk the beaches of Reidle Bay and Shoal Bay, or head to the settlement and the ruins on Maria Island, stock up on stores you left at home while in Orford. All of this plan is subject to weather. Either way we’ll have a good time wherever we go. Cruise Contact is Richard and Shona Taylor onboard Easting Down on 0407441254.
Monday
21
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Monthly meeting - topic and Guest speaker to be advised
Saturday
26
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An opportunity for us to put something back into the community. Participate in cleaning up an area of shoreline in Great Bay, Isthmus Bay or Simpsons Bay. Details will be available nearer the time. A sheltered location for an overnight anchorage will be found and a chance to get together and chat about what odd things you found on the beach. Cruise Contact is Catrina Boon onboard Dalliance on 0417 439 269.
Saturday
26
Port Cygnet Sailing Club
10:00 AM
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WOBs have been invited to join the ladies of the Port Cygnet Sailing Club and their local Water Women to join in a weekend of water-based activities and a celebration in the clubhouse on Saturday evening.
Sunday
27
Port Cygnet Sailing Club
10:00 AM
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WOBs have been invited to join the ladies of the Port Cygnet Sailing Club and their local Water Women to join in a weekend of water-based activities and a celebration in the clubhouse on Saturday evening.

April, 2022

Saturday
2
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On this the last day of daylight savings let’s get over to Barnes Bay and set the brain at work with this annual challenge to your boating, observation, navigation and general knowledge skills. Usually an easy 2 hour jolly around the bay doing often silly things. Bring friends along to help out and share the fun. There is bound to be some very worthwhile prizes. Cruise contact is Derek and Marion Stoneman onboard Ariadne’s Clew on 0418 538 771.
Sunday
3
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Head into Quarantine Bay and go ashore for a shared picnic lunch to hear the winners of the rally held yesterday. Laugh at some of the answers provided and envy how the winners will enjoy the prizes. Cruise contact is Derek and Marion Stoneman onboard Ariadne’s Clew on 0418 538 771
Tuesday
5
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
4:30 PM
Tuesday
5
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM
Saturday
9
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Whilst the event and the date were not confirmed when this calendar went to press, it was hoped to be able to motor up to New Norfolk on Saturday morning (subject to the Bridgewater Bridge opening ofcourse) using a rising tide and to tie up alongside the jetty and pontoons in the middle of the town. Lots of activity around as the festival is being set up Saturday afternoon. Sunday morning is frenetic with all the fun of the fair only a hop, skip and jump away. Check out all the different foods, the games, craft stalls and local colour. Don’t forget to buy a dagwood dog! Cruise Contact is Vice Commodore Mark Stephenson onboard Crown Venture on 0438 854 380
Wednesday
13
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Two circumnavigation cruises combined this year, with 12 days to allow for the vagaries of the weather to sort themselves out so we can see the rarely visited spectacular south eastern coast of our island state. Check the website early in the year to see more of what will be on offer. Expect a few catch-ups, drinks and nibbles, shared meals along with stunning sun rises, mammoth rock walls and deep deep blue seas. Cruise Contact TBA

May, 2022

Tuesday
3
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
4:30 PM
Tuesday
3
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM
Saturday
7
8:00 AM
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Another opportunity for the WOBS to get out on the water and utilise their developed skills. With an overnight at anchor after a satisfying day sail, then returning to base after yet another great sail!
Cruise Contact is Sue Powell aboard Yarrandoo II on 0458 089 013.

Saturday
21
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This weekend pack your welly boots and get ready to shove some oysters off the beach to create a safer landing for dinghies. There is also the opportunity to shuck some oysters to share at sundowners. Cruise Contact Dinah Jones onboard Trim on 0400 473 248

June, 2022

Tuesday
7
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:00 PM
Tuesday
7
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM
Saturday
11
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Though this is nearly mid year and the weather can be cool, there can be spectacular days on the Huon River. Waking up to a pea soup fog and seeing how it gradually clears revealing the sights of the town of Franklin and along the river. If the cruise in 2021 is anything to go by, then it will be a weekend to join fellow Club members, either by boat or by car, to join in with meals and events. Mark it in your diary now! Cruise Contact TBA.
Saturday
18
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An overnight in an iconic harbour with the buzz of the city at your cabin door. Dark MOFO could excite and delight with much happening around you, be it art, performance, food, flames or simply red lights everywhere. Check the website early in 2022 for more details. Cruise Contact TBA


July, 2022

Tuesday
5
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:00 PM
Tuesday
5
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM
Saturday
16
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The place to be in July, onboard with the diesel heater purring away and a glass or two of gluhwein amongst friends. Try for a campfire ashore in the afternoon, or brunch ashore in the morning. If the weather isn’t suitable, then back to plan A, and a glass or two of gluhwein with friends! Cruise Contact TBA.

August, 2022

Tuesday
2
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:00 PM
Tuesday
2
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM
Saturday
27
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Keep this date free for the annual dinner to celebrate the anniversary of the formation of the Club some 47 years ago this year. It is also the last time to say thank you to the Committee members who have steered the Club along the way this last twelve months. Keep checking for details of where and when.

September, 2022

Tuesday
6
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
7:30 PM