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Ginny Gerlach will, once again, kindly share with us some of her extensive nautical knowledge, this time with the focus on anchoring technique.
Greek Community "Hellenic House"
Join your fellow members to celebrate the 47th anniversary of the CYCT. This year with the Greek community at Hellenic House in North Hobart...... An evening with a welcome drink on arrival (Retsina will be available!), tasty appetisers, platters to share, a plated main course followed by a selection of traditional sweets. All authentically prepared by Greek chefs and Greek mitera and yia yias, that is mothers and grandmothers in English. There will be 15 different foods to try throughout the night, likely to be more to eat than you could ever get with a degustation menu! ......The Hellenic Dancers will be performing early evening and there is an opportunity to join in later. No DJ playing loud music this year, easy listening traditional Greek music in the background......Only $79.00 per member which includes a small subsidy from the Club with guests at $89.00. Reserve your seat with early registration and payment. Please use PayPal to make the Treasurer‘s life so much easier as this automatically updates the website..... Free parking onsite with overflow onto Federal Street. ....... The Cruising Plaques for the past year along with the Cruise of the Year Award will be presented by the Commodore during the night...... This is not a fancy dress night, formal wear or smart casual is recommended. A chance to leave behind the lifejackets, spray jackets, torches and the dinghy and have a sensational night out!
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania
Outer carpark at Oyster Cove Marina, Ferry Road, Kettering.
Held in the carpark at the Oyster Cove Marina, your chance to bring your unwanted gear and offer these items up to other mariners whose need is greater. 0800 hours start, finishing at midday, rain, hail or shine. No entry fee to sell or buy. Park the car, set out your gear and encourage those wandering about to discover the amazing contents of your boot. Cruise Contact is Mark Stephenson onboard Crown Venture on 0438 854 380.
Located on the north east coast of Bruny Island, this open anchorage with an even sandy bottom will give protection for winds with a westerly component and is just a short trip from Hobart and Kettering. With beach access and sunrise views this could be an attractive short weekend away. Consider making it a two night stay by leaving Friday afternoon and arriving after sunset and refresh your night sailing skills. Plenty of room in the bay to anchor in the dark.
Cruise Contact TBA
Likely to commence in front of the Domain and then into Sullivan's Cove to pass MV Egeria.
Traditionally a day spent on the water around the city with a sail past acknowledging the Governor onboard MV Egeria. A day of bunting being streamed from bow sprit to mast head, onto to the bumpkin then along the handrails back to the start. Yes, a day for showing off all your bunting, regardless of what the words or messages these flags put together might say! ......
Once the day‘s program has been advertised we will put together a CYCT plan of action. It could involve an alphabeticaly based progression past the Governor so best to brush upon boat names and where they come in the alphabet. CC TBA.
Ian Johnston will again sepnd 2 days sharing his knowledge and experience after many thousands of miles at sea. He will share little known tips and tricks on preparing and being better prepared for what could come. Numbers are limited so register your interest early.
This will be based in Barnes Bay with a suitable overnight anchorage and will include time ashore to share more information amongst members.
Take advantage of the Show Day holiday and make it a 4 day weekend. Time to get there, have a look around, move to the next spot, have a look around, take in the local views and activities, relax amongst fellow members, then head home refreshed after a good time away..... The planned anchorages will be notified a few days ahead of departure when the expected weather conditions are known. CC TBA.
Adventure Bay has been little visited by Club members over recent years and with the prevailing westerly flow this could make for a good short break weekend away. The bay has a couple of anchorages to chose from, with dinghy landings from both. Ashore the village shop can supply the forgotten bits and pieces, the Bligh Museum will explain the local history, there are easy walks along the foreshore to Blackfellows Point and then enjoy a coffee or snack at the cruise boat visitor centre. CC TBA.
Join with our new members for a get to know you event. Start a chat with a strange face and learn more about each other. Details will be advised nearer the date. Cruise Contact is the Membership Officer.
A sailaway for the WoBs to expand their skills. CC TBA.
A short local cruise to allow a getaway from the silly season preparations. With anchorages in Droughty Point, Richardsons Beach, Huxleys Beach, Maria Point and The Spit there are also areas on the outer western shore to overnight, depending on conditions. This is generally a shallow bay so keep an eye on the chart and the depth sounder.
A get-together for CYCT members prior to the family Christmas events. Relaxing in the garden, a walk along the river and beach, partaking of home made beer, cider or perry. BYO everything and some food to share. Cruise Contacts Al and Dinah onboard TRIM on 0400 473 248
Take a week away after the hubbub of the festive season and head south to Southport for a few days, then move onto Dover for New Years Eve. A selection of anchorages in the bays, along with an easy walk to Southport Lagoon, dinghy rides up the Lune and the Esperence rivers, a walk into Dover town for retail therapy. Check out the re-build progress at the Port Esperence Sailing Club.
A week cruising in the sheltered waters of the Huon River and Port Cygnet should not be missed. After the chaos of the holiday season let‘s settleback with secure anchorages, easy day sails, interesting walks ashore, sundowners amongst friends, perhaps a coffee or a pub meal in town, take in a performance at the Cygnet Folk Festival and maybe watch a yacht race at PCSC. Cruise Contact TBA.
Scott and Rachel Poulter will be Cruise Contacts for this 4 to 5 week cruise along the south west and lower west coasts. Acknowledging the weather is bound to be variable and often restricting movement, the plan is to spend time in Port Davey then sail onto Hibbs Pyramid before entering Hells Gates and Macquarie Harbour then continuing up the Gordon River...... A well found vessel and experienced crew are required along with all the supplies needed as reprovisioning is not easy. Crew change would be possible flying into Melaleuca or by car to Strahan. Cruise Contacts are Scott and Rachel Poulter from GRADIVA on 0419 513 983.
If the smell of freshly applied varnish to timber is all too much for you, the lure of renting out your marina berth for a short time suits and the idea of sailing somewhere without bunting, music and people everywhere then this is a cruise for you.
Mind you if you enjoy freshly applied varnish, bunting, music and people everywhere then this cruise is not for you. Head to the Wooden Boat Festival !
The cruise destination is likely to be Nubeena/White Beach. CC TBA.
This has to be the biggest get together of boaties known to man
An eye watering dislay on land and on water that will take you a few days to see and do everything on offer. Coinciding with the Hobart Regatta, expect a Parade of Sail Friday afternoon, a farewell sail past Monday afternoon then fireworks Monday night.
The CYCT will not be cruising into Hobart for this long weekend as there will be no room in the inn so come by car and enjoy the festival and all it has to offer.
After the excitement of the AWBF it is time to head off to the sheltered waters of Norfolk Bay and settle back and relax for a few days. Whether it is northerly, easterly, southerly, westerly or any variation of these wind directions, there is always somewhere nearby to seek a quiet anchorage for the night. Great beaches for walks and fossicking, swimming, a quiet fish for the elusive flathead, a day sail to nowhere or a simple sundowners amongst friends. Cruise contacts are Paul and Alison Peacock onboard Pacific Haven on 0466 184 809.
This popular cruise will have the experienced Paul and Alison Peacock as Cruise Contacts. They have previously provided excellent coordination of this cruise and no doubt will shine again this year. ...... Day one, Saturday, make your way across to Norfolk Bay to an anchorage nearby Dunalley and the Denison Canal entrance. Sunday morning it will be an 0800 hours transit through the canal which will have a good level of water and not much current at this time. Onwards to Maria Island, Orford, Schouten Island and Freycinet National Park but not necessarily in that order..... Expect a shared curry meal ashore during this trip. Along with bright sunny days, gentle breezes, great catches of fish and shellfish and good comraderie amongst fellow cruisers..... Cruise Contacts are Paul and Alison Peacock onboard Pacific Haven on 0466 184 809.
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.
The popular cruise returns with a sail to Franklin on Saturday for an inspection at the Wooden Boat Centre before a meal at the Living Boat Trust. Sunday we move to Cygnet for the Cygnet Regatta festivities and enjoy a meal that evening. Please register here for the Franklin stopover and look for the Cygnet event to register for that stopover. Please register early to help the caterers and costs will be advised when arrangements are finalised. Cruise Contact is Andrew Perkins onboard Amodet on 0419 375 500.
After an overnight in Franklin we move to Cygnet to watch the Cygnet Regatta, or join in if you wish. Lots of colour and activity around the bay. A meal Sunday evening will be planned. Please register here for the stopover in Cygnet and on the Franklin event for the stopover in Franklin. Please register early to help the caterers. Costs will be advised when arrangements are finalised. Cruise Contact for Cygnet is Chris LeCornu onboard Golden Dream on 0409 639 215.
A WoBs sailaway. A weekend away doing lots of things on boats. Details will be advised nearer the time.
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.
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 themed lunch.
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.
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.
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. CC TBA.
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.
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.
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.