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A WoBs sailaway. A weekend away doing lots of things on boats. Details will be advised nearer the time.
Dinah Jones will be the Cruise Contact.
Destination likely to be Barnes Bay but more details coming soon!
When registered please indicate if you are bringing a boat.
Those who would like to participate but with someone else (not your own vessel), please register as crew.
Also, are there any skills you would particularly like to learn or practice? Please think about that and let Dinah know by the cruise contact info.
That will greatly assist Dinah in planning.
Again, members from the Cruising Yacht Club will be heading out to a nearby bay to clean up any items that shouldn‘t be where they are. You could find pieces of rope, plastic bottles, bits of boats or even a sun hat! Catrina Boon will be locating the area needing our attention and gathering together the bags and gloves to distribute on the day. Join in and help the shoreline and water birds survive a lot longer. Cruise Contact Catrina Boon onboard Daliance on 0417 439 269.
If you haven‘t already been there, a visit to Lord Howe Island is on the bucket list of many of us. So when the opportunity came up to join a voyage to the island last year, I jumped at the chance. "Salt Lines" is a 70‘ steel expedition boat and our route was Gold Coast - Lord Howe Island - Sydney. I‘ve always wanted to visit LHI and this World Heritage listed island didn‘t disappoint. A pristine, semi tropical paradise that felt like a step back in time. If that wasn‘t enough, a sailpast of Balls Pyramid was the icing on the cake. Standing 550 meters tall, this rock monolith juts out of the ocean in the middle of nowhere. Quite unbelievable.
I‘ll share information about our visit, anchorages and what to expect on the island of you decide to sail there yourself.
Taking advantage of the Easter public holidays we can set sail to either the east coast of Bruny Island or the west coast of Tasman Pemninsula depending on which way the wind is blowing....... Bull Bay, One Tree Point, Variety and Adventure Bays on Bruny or Lagoon Beach, Sloping Main or White Beach over on the Tasman Peninsula.... With a full moon to light up the night sky, (daylight saving has finished), combined with more settled weather that often comes in April this cruise will give members a good break away without going to far from base. CC TBA.
A “Maritime Trivia” quiz session.
A interactive meeting and there will be a prize!
The annual event that gets the brain into gear whilst spending time going around in circles, or following a track accurately, or observing and recording something interesting along the way. Winners from the 2022 Rally, Scott and Rachel, will be sorting out the questions. Don‘t be put off by the thought of what you could be asked to do, it‘s bound to be a doddle around the bay! Planned to be held in the Missionary Bay area. Cruise Contacts are Scott and Rachel Poulter onboard Gradiva on 0419 513 983.
Join with the fleet from the Navigation Rally for a picnic lunch ashore in the Missionary Bay area. Winners of the rally will be announced and prizes presented before a shared lunch with a theme – ANZAC (Australia New Zealand Agile Cuisine – Agile as in easy to share and transport!). Cruise Contacts are Scott and Rachel Poulter onboard Gradiva on 0419 513 983.
Take a break for a week, including Anzac Day public holiday, and join Scott and Rachel heading to the Tasman Peninsula with Nubeena, White Beach and Port Arthur on the horizon. If conditions allow, Fortescue Bay is an option too. Depending on the location participating in an Anzac Day service ashore could be possible but listen out at dawn for a club member surprise. With many interesting walks, a coffee or a meal ashore in Stewarts Bay, a visit to the Port Arthur historic site, maybe even a sail around the bay, there is lots to do if you want activity. If less activity preferred then sundowners are always an appealing social time for participants to get to know each other a bit more. Cruise Contact Scott and Rachel Poulter onboard Gradiva on 0419 513 983.
Dr. Barbara Frankel will be demonstrating the lost art of traditional rope making with a magnificent wooden rope making machine that was commissioned for the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in 2019. This machine will be on display again during the WBF in 2023. Barbara was inspired to learn nautical knotwork while aboard the icebreaker RSV Aurora Australis and will explain why she was there, and how she fell in love with rope making and knotwork. See more at www.australisknots.com.au
With a full moon shining overhead this will be a good week to head away to the south of Bruny Island and enjoy the anchorages of the Quarries, Tinpot, Mickeys, Little and Great Taylors Bays along with Butlers Beach and Partridge Island. CC TBA.
Collect together the gum boots, your gardening clothes, sturdy gloves, a strong metal bar, a bucket, your sense of adventure and head over to Barnes Bay for the club‘s annual beach clean up. Clearing the approach and the shore of a beach of oysters and hazards to allow easy access to dinghies and humans alike. Cruise Contacts are Al and Dinah onboard Trim on 0400 473 248.
A short cruise over this long weekend into the Derwent Valley. With no destination planned as yet, we could cruise up river and stop somewhere to enjoy the winter still. Maybe beyond the Bridgewater Bridge, maybe lunch at Mona, maybe a bulk pizza delivery at Austins Ferry? Relax onboard with the diesel heater ticking over and enjoy the time afloat.
A forum on dealing with medical issues that can arise onboard a boat. Lead by member and practising GP Bastian Seidel.
With the shortest day approaching and with Dark Mofo in full swing it is a super time to head into Constitution Dock for the night and enjoy all the festivities available right on your door step. Well, maybe on your fender step! Details will be made available closer to the time but be well warned.... boat decorations are required and the good old bunting will not do as you need to be seen at night. Red lights are required - en masse! So go shopping early before stoks run out. Cruise Contact is Andrew Boon onbaord Juliet on 0400 651 532.
A forum on dealing with electrolysis onboard a boat. Lead by Chris Davies.
An overnighter in Barnes Bay with a fire on the beach to sit around and keep warm by as you catch up with old friends from the club.Bring o a sausage for afternoon tea which should keep your appetite at bay and allow room for some mulled wine to warm the cockles of your heart. Brunch ashore Sunday morning can be far more extravagant. Likely to be at one of the many anchorages in Barnes Bay, subject to the weather.
Chrissie will give a presentation about her recent experiences: could be Port Davey and Beyond … or more.
A forum on dealing with fire onboard a boat.
A late winter cruise to a nearby area with anchorages protected from all directions. With the daylight hours now getting a bit longer every day take the weekend to get rid of the cobwebs onboard and check all your equipment is in good working order. Bound to be a catch up with fellow cruisers Saturday afternoon around a camp fire. CC TBA.
Jane will give the presentation from the AWBF tailored to WoB’s!
This is the last event on the calendar for the 2022/23 cruising year and an opportunity to get together not only to socialise but to say a big thankyou to the current committee members who have guided the club through the year. Details of what type of an evening is planned and where it wil be will be available nearer the time. CC TBA.
Onboard Rhona H
Board at Elizabeth Street Pier
A practical session with the opportunity to experience setting off flares from the vessel!
Limited to 16!
Light refreshments onboard.
If the forecast is over 15kts we will postpone as although a safety event, we don’t want injuries whilst setting off expired flares!
Note: There will be a small charge to cover costs. If you have expired flares, (red / orange) please bring them along if you’d like to set them off.