Cruising Calendar

SS Rendezvous events are organised cruising events open to all boats. 

At each SS Rendezvous event, the destination place and time is set and boats are encouraged to arrive as close to that time as possible.  Motoring is allowed as the emphasis is on passage planning, good seamanship and having fun at the destination.
 
Skippers are expected to maintain basic self-recovery capability and Safety category 5 is recommended.  As usual, the decision to cruise resides with the skipper.  
 
The boat that arrives closest to the rendezvous time will receive a small prize. Extra prizes and kudos are awarded for stylish parking / anchoring and the quality of the cheese platter (prizes are awarded in a completely arbitrary fashion).
 
Online entry is required for all events. This is important as it ensures that participants are known to the Club, are insured and have completed a safety declaration. It also enables you to show that your boat is active, which is necessary to hold your pen in the RYCV marina if you're not an active racer. 
 
The SS Rendezvous Cruising program for 2016-2017 is as follows:

Wyndham Harbour Cruise
29 October - 1 November 2016

Sail to the new Wyndham Harbour via a series of way points, visit the Werribee Open Range Zoo and have lunch at the Shadowfax Winery. Read more...

Queenscliff Music Festival Cruise
25-27 November 2016

We recommend purchasing tickets and booking your berth very early for the Queenscliff Music Festival - this is a very popular weekend. Read more...

Magical Mystery Tour
2-8 January 2017

Venture out into the Bass Strait with an escort - a suitable trip for both new and old salts. Come to information night to find out more. Read more...

Portarlington Cruise
11-13 March 2017

Spend your Labour Day long weekend doing what you love - sailing. Anchor at Portarlington and join us for lunch and a tasting at local winery/brewery. Read more...

Great Circumnavigation (of Port Phillip)
14-17 April 2017

Spend your Easter weekend exploring Port Phillip, visiting Queenscliff, Geelong and Mornington/Mt Martha. Visit Limeburners Cove, Port Phillip Heads and South Channel Islands (Chainmans Hat Fort). The direction of travel will depend on the forecast. Read more...