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2024 Bass Strait Cruise in Company (Sat 24 Feb-Mon 11 Mar 2024)

An information evening for the 2024 Bass Strait Cruise in Company  (Sat 24th Feb to Mon 11th Mar, 2024) will be held at the Club Committee Room on Friday 8th December 2023 at 7:30pm, following the members draw. Rear Commodore Peter Gebhardt will provide an overview of the basis of the cruise, timing, potential destinations, communications, skippers’ responsibilities, and safety requirements.

Please let Terry Frankham ([email protected]) know if you might be interested in participating in this Cruise in Company, and also if you plan to attend the information evening.

The emphasis of this “Cruise in Company” is on having fun, and the camaraderie and safety of being in the company of other boats. This cruise is a great opportunity for less experienced skippers/crews to gain experience in the company of more experienced skippers and crews, and to visit locations beyond the usual Bay locations.  Social events take place along the way, including the annual Cruising Group Bocce championship, Klopp competitions, and a themed BBQ.  We welcome sailing and power boats to join in and participate.

Depending on the weather, the fleet may decide to head west from Port Phillip Heads to destinations such as Apollo Bay, and then perhaps on to King Island and to NW Tasmania. Alternatively, if the wind is in the other direction, then the fleet may decide to head east to Wilsons Promontory and locations such as Refuge Cove and Corner inlet, and then possibly on to Deal Island and /or Flinders Island. Where we go, and when, is very weather dependent (there have been a one or two years when the fleet has not left Port Phillip Bay because of the weather conditions and forecast).