An update on cruising events run during the 2017/18 season
Melbourne Cup weekend at Martha Cove
Saturday sail to Martha cove for a 3 day Cruise event was attended by 8 boats all rafted up on the first
arm inside Martha Cove inlet . A good social group entertained each other visiting each boat and strolled
around the limited facilities to find the coffee station Van and shower facilities. We were welcomed to
Martha Cove by Laurie Tagg and Sharen who had helped to make arrangements for our group
Day two we were picked up by Helen Burke and partner Jack from Karinna Winery and well fed and
watered on their property for the afternoon where quite some good wines were shared and purchased.
Day 3 we shared a very large barbeque area in the court yard outside Laurie and Sharens home on the
Martha Cove site. Atotal of 55 cruising Yachties bought along a huge food festival and beautiful wines
locally Quite a number who did not sail down came by car . A very enjoyable group shared many
Day 4 almost all boats left early Tuesday morning to sail back to Rycv
A very successful event and we will book that trip again for 2018/19 Season
January Magical Mystery
Tour to Wilsons Prom started on 5 Jan Through to 11 Jan.
Total 9 boats expressed interest but we had 5 confirm and 4 wound up making it
All though numbers were down it was definitely a success, as all boats managed to sail the whole trip
and stay over one night in Waratah Bay and 4 nights in Refuge Cove. All boats participated in social
activities and a photo shoot on the beach at a cocktail party and well produced array of fine food
produced on each boat. Trip home was good weather and most agreed that should be booked again
next season .
February White Night
The venue was Docklands. 4 royals boats came and a barbeque was made
available at Docklands Marina and most crews went out to take part in the city White Night Festival
We shall re book this again for 2018/19 season calendar.
Labour Day (March)
We sailed to Portarlington harbor and anchored inside the newly constructed area some rowed ashore for hotel meals others entertained on board and a boat to boat
early drinks were had. Good weather and about 7 boats from RYCV and lots of others met with us from kindred clubs.
Sail to Royal Brighton (May 11-12th)
3 Royals boats had a stay over and barbeque with a social event. Great success.
Queens Birthday (June)
Royals boats sailed /motored to Portarlington for the Celtic Festival and
meals of mussels. Well attended again 6 boats Rycv and 5 from kindred clubs well supported and very
social time had and a brisk sail home in 25 knots north west .
We have programmed similar events for the coming 2018/19 season and also having discussions with
other clubs around port phillip for combined events for the future season inside the bay and also out
side port phillip. Further information will be made available when finalized
Many Thanks for your support from Ian Reichelt Cruising Coordinator