Cruising News

2024 BASS STRAIT CRUISE in Company:

The 2024 Bass Strait Cruise in Company fleet gathered at QCYC this past Saturday, where they have been socialising and generally enjoying life while waiting on favourable winds. As of last evening, the bulk of the fleet were planning on heading out of the Bay on today’s 11:00am slack water for an overnight sail to King Island, with one heading in the other direction to Lakes Entrance and on to Paynesville for the Wooden Boat Festival

MARCH GUEST SPEAKER DINNER: Friday March 15th, 2024 In the winter of 2023, Past Commodore Peter Strain and his son Richard cruised It’s a Privilege out on the Great Barrier Reef, visiting 25 reefs and 15 islands, from Lady Elliot Island in the south to just beyond Townsville and Magnetic Island in the north. An unforgettable experience of sailing, diving and fishing in Australia’s greatest marine environment. Peter has created a short movie that he will be showing to relate their experiences 

As usual, bookings are essential for catering purposes. To book, please contact Reception on 9592 3092 or email [email protected] prior to the close of business on Wednesday March 13th.   $40.00 per person is payable on the night, inclusive of a two course dinner.

Saturday April 20th, 2024:  BLUES TRAIN
A number of Cruisers have booked on the Blues Train from Queenscliff on the evening of Saturday the 20th April, with some sailing down to Queenscliff ahead of the event. Because of this, there will not be the usual 3rd Friday Dinner in April. If you would like to come along on the Blues train on the 20th, please book directly on the website ( Those already booked will be in Carriage “D”