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The plan is to circumnavigate Bass Strait, between Saturday the 2nd March to Sunday 17th March. Check out the November Albatross Page 29-32 for the Cruise Plan, summarised below:
The direction of travel, clockwise or anti clockwise, will depend on the prevailing weather at the time. The intention is to visit the Tamar or Port Sorrell, Rocky Cape, Stanly, The Fleurieu Group including Three Hummock & Hunter Islands, Refuge Cove - Wilsons Promontory, the Kent Group including Deal & Erith islands, and the Furneaux Group.
Vessels will rendezvous on the 2nd of March somewhere between Flinders Island and the Tamar River. The rendezvous anchorage and direction of circumnavigation will hopefully be announced to all participants around the 27th of February.
The start date allows one week for vessels participating in the East Coast Cruise to make their way to the Rendezvous on the 2nd March. Vesels not participating in the East Coast Cruise will make their way to the Rendezvous as appropriate.
The circumnavigation will finish on the 17th March between Flinders Island and the Tamar. Vessels may then make their way in company back down the East Coast or alternatively spend more time in the area (Gradiva is Likely to spend more time in the area)
Scott will facilitate vessels linking up to cruise in company for the passages up and down the East Coast. Vessels must be well prepared for all possible conditions throughout the cruise. Cruise Contacts are Scott and Rachel Poulter onboard Gradiva on 0419 513 983
Feel free to phone or email to discuss the cruise at any time. More information will be made available to those registered during coming months.
Val will share experiences and reflections of her recent solo cruise to and from Great Keppel Island, QLD. on her 32ft Bristol Channel Cutter Aziza
March Long weekend brings us the opportunity to visit Franklin on the Huon River and join with the Wooden Boat Centre to see what is currently under construction. Saturday will be a BYO Nibbles followede by A BBQ on the deck at 4pm is likely after the inspection Saturday afternoon, a cruise up to Huonville and return on Sunday followed by a counter meal at the moorings at the Franklin pub. Return home on Monday after a very relaxing weekend up the scenic Huon River. Cruise Contact is Andrew Perkins on Amodet phone 0419 375 500. Registrations will open once all details are finalised.
A weekend cruise where the dinghy is required to move around a bay, go ashore and search out "stuff" that shouldn‘t be there. As part of the Clean Up Australia movement there will be gloves and bags provided by our Cruise Contact Catrina Boon along with co-ordination of rubbish removal at the end. Always a fun day out knowing we are helping the environment whilst having a good natter to our friends. Expect a get together at sundowners on Saturday. Cruise Contact is Catrina Boon onbaord DALLIANCE on 0417 439 269.
The Dover Regatta is on this holiday weekend and a good opportunity for a good sail to and from Port Esperence. There will be many activities hosted by the PESC and Tolly and Josephine off GLORIA will be hosting an event at their holiday home on the waterfront at Hopetown Beach. More details to come so check back again later. Cruise Contact for this event is John Avery on Skye Ph 0435 671 243 but bear in mind John may be in and out of service whilst on another cruise
Elsie is Geoff Lea‘s Hans Christian 33. Last year he sailed her to Fiordland and Stewart Island in New Zealand, returning via the South Island‘s east coast, Lord Howe Island and Coffs Harbour. He won the Club‘s 2023 Cruise of the Year.
Frederick Henry Bay Gathering Point west of Betsey Island
The annual CYCT event to get your collective brains ticking over in a very nautical manner. Our inspired ex-naval crew onboard Southern Expolorer will this year be presenting participants with a veriety of questions to test your navigation skills, seamanship skills, observation skills and communication skills. (The latter is to ensure harmony onboard your vessel !)
The Navigation Cruise has been designed, my crew and I have spent 6 days doing this, what I can tell you so far is this-
It will be in the Frederick Henry Bay Area
It is recommended you have Chart AUS 171
A copy or good knowledge of the COL Regs
With a time limit of around 3 hours and the first boat starting at 1100 on Saturday 13th
I encourage families to get involved, so bring your kids along as there will be prizes for the best score with children under 16
Bring your sense of adventure!
Prizes- Boy have I got a bag full for you, to date up around the $2000.00 mark
With a bit of luck and a lot of work from my crew, the winners will be announced at the wind-up BBQ aboard Southern Explorer Sat Night
Taking in the Anzac Day public holiday, spend a week cruising around the peninsula. Lots of anchorages, lots to do. A fullmoon to enhance the evenings. CC TBA.
The iron Pot Lighthouse, or more formally the Derwent Light has been part of the Port of Hobart for 192 years. Suzanne has made an extensive study of its history and written a book on the topic. It is the oldest existing lighthouse tower in Australia.
Standing at the entrance to the Derwent, it marks the start of the Port of Hobart and is a welcome sight to yachtsmen in the Sydney to Hobart race. Its history is also a history of the development of the maritime industry and the water-based activities of Tasmania.
Another in the Commodore‘s Series where the weather is considered prior to deciding the destination. Expect a week away with a full moon and enjoying the more stable autumnal weather.
After the very enjoyable June long weekend cruise last year, we will be heading off again this year to Norfolk Bay. Take a day or two extra and make it a great break away. Cruise contacts are Philip and Julie-anne Garlick onboard DULCINEA on 0408 488 256.
Another CYCT favourite, 2 nights in Con Dock with the excitement of Dark MOFO surrounding you. Lots more info to come, please check back later.
A combined clubs, RYCT and GYC(Geelong Yacht Club) 800Nm cruise circumnavigating Tasmania amongst a fleet of 45 boats. Rob and Tricia will talk about their recent experience and requirements to participate in the rally, how they prepared, where it took them and what worked well and what didn’t.
A chance to head away on the boat and spend the afternoon around a camp fire and an evening inside with the heater gently ticking over. Destination and CC TBA.
Add a few extra days to the weekend and head into Great Taylors Bay and enjoy the longer days and warmer weather.
Rob and Tricia will talk about their experience and why they participate in yachting rallies. Will touch on challenges of looking for and purchasing a yacht in France. The yacht had to be set up for blue water cruising with the associated safety requirements to participate in blue water rallies. The ARC+ (Atlantic Rally Crossing Plus) took them across the Atlantic, where they joined the WARC (World Atlantic Rally Crossing) leaving from The Caribbean, across the Caribbean Sea stopping in Columbia and the San Blas Archipelago on the way to Panama, traversing The Canal. Now back in Tasmania well share their latest experiences of circumnavigating Tasmania on the combined clubs RYCT/GYC VDL rally.
Rob King is the Krill Research Systems Manager for the AAD. He will present the current research on Antarctic Krill and the Southern Ocean ecosystem. He will also describe some of the interesting research system capabilities of RSV Nuyina.