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UPDATED: 17/8/2016




The Club has a small but active cruising division. The fleet is comprised of a wide variety of yachts and range of experience. Beginners are very welcome and there is a lot that can be learnt over a glass or two of wine and some excellent food on one of the many weekend cruises.

A cruising program is published each year (see below). Events are planned every 4-6 weeks.

For those fortunate ladies and gentlemen of leisure, there is an informal cruise every Wednesday (fine weather only). Meet at the Clubhouse at 10.00 a.m. and the group will decide which boats to take out for an enjoyable day’s cruising and lunch. If you would like more information on the Wednesday cruises, please contact David Lyall on 9918 2335.

The Club has seven moorings in the Pittwater/Hawkesbury waters (click here for mooring page). These moorings are available to paid-up ASC Boat Owner members and are often the meeting place for cruising yachts.

Most cruises take place in these local waters, with trips to Sydney Harbour and occasional longer trips up or down the coast.

Going further afield is outside the scope of Avalon Sailing Club to manage, BUT Club member Paul Westcott recently organised a very successful trip to Lord Howe by a fleet of yachts which included some from ASC. Paul is keen to hear from anyone interested in a longer form of cruising. Contact Paul on 0419 013 142 or

Cruising reports (see end of this page) contain many stories detailing the adventures of the cruising division and provide an idea of typical cruising activities

ASC Boat Owner members are also entitled to compete in a number of other events without paying additional race fees. These events include: The new Avalon Series (replacing the Family Series), the Two Island Race, Crews Race, the Challenger Head /Bitter End Trophies; and the Winter Series

Please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions.

David Evans 9973 3637 or 0438 224 926 (Outgoing)
David Baker 0408 980 108
ASC Cruise Co-ordinator


CRUISING CALENDAR 2016 / 2017 (download printable copy here)

Accurate @ 17/8/2016

 SEPTEMBER   4 Sept Sailing Club Opening Day
 OCTOBER Labour Day 1- 3 Oct Smiths Creek Long Weekend cruise to Smiths Creek
 NOVEMBER   19- 20 Nov Hardy's Bay Sat: High Tide: 12:48 1.79m
Sun:­ High Tide 13:45 1.66M
 DECEMBER   3- 4 Dec Americas Bay Overnight at Americas Bay followed by Sunday Christmas Lunch 
 JANUARY     TBA NEW YEAR BREAK. 10 days   North or South
  Australia Day 25- 29 Jan Sydney Harbour 4 Nights in Sydney Harbour
 FEBRUARY 18- 19 Feb Akuna Bay Challenger Head Race; Dinner ashore at Akuna Bay
 APRIL  Easter 14- 17 April TBA Easter Cruise
  Anzac Day 25th, Tuesday      
MAY Mothers Day 14th 20-21 May The Basin Progressive Dinner
 JUNE Queens B'day 12th 10-12 June TBA Long Weekend Cruise
 JULY School hols 1-17th 29- 30 July The Basin Soup and Fire Night Half Moon 20th July
 AUGUST   12- 13 Aug The Basin Soup and Fire Night (Alternate Date) Full Moon 8th
 Draft 2017 - 2018 Cruising Calendar for Comment



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Cruising Division report ot General Commitee 2016

Cruise to Lord Howe Island 2015

Easter  Cruise to Pt Hacking 2013

Jerusalem Bay Cruise (and sinking) 2012

Challenger Head Race (aka "The Dunking" ) 2011

A Visit to Hardy's Bay 2011

Autumn Cruises 2010

Challenger Head Race 2010

Summer Cruises 2010




Club mooring locations and tips for using Club moorings can be found under the menu heading Yachts> Cruising Moorings... or just click here 




ASC boats at anchor at Akuna Bay 2011



Morasum & Kate Kelly at Hardys Bay


Windborne and Kirin on their way to Hardys Bay




Susan and Jim Flaye aboard their yacht Kate Kelly