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Guest Speaker Dinner

To kick off 2023’s Guest Speaker Dinner Programme, we are delighted to have Robina and Brenton Smith entertain and inform us with tales of their 2021 Coral Sea passages.

A chance encounter in a laundry and chandlery led Robina and Brenton Smith to participate two handed in the ‘Beyond the Barrier Rally’ between COVID lockdowns in August, 2021, in Chakana, their Caliber 40LRC.

The ‘Beyond the Barrier Rally’, cruising 200-400nm offshore into the Coral Sea was a true blue-water adventure, with pristine coral reefs, sandy cays, islets, shipwrecks and an abundance of wildlife.

The promo for the rally says, “This voyage should not be considered a pleasure cruise, nor undertaken by the inexperienced. This is an extended adventure into the blue and as such the risks are significant, as are the rewards.” Robina and Brenton took on the challenge and reaped the rewards!

As usual, after gathering in the Members Bar for the weekly announcements and members’ draw at 7:00pm, please join us in the Bayview Room for the dinner and talk to hear about cruising in warmer climes

To book, please contact Reception on 9592 3092 or email [email protected] . $40.00 per person is payable on the night, inclusive of a two course dinner.