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UPDATED: 12/8/2017



 

INTRODUCTION

 

WHO:
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.

WHEN:
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.

WHERE:
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.

OCEAN CRUISING:

Ocean Cruising is outside the scope of Avalon Sailing Club to manage, however ASC Club member Paul Westcott  is organizing a trip to New Caledonia in 2018 and is interested in talking to anyone who might be interested in joining him on this adventure either as crew or to add a yacht to the fleet. Trip commences mid-May 2018.

Contact Paul on 0419 013 142 or pjwestcott@bigpond.com

REPORTS:
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

OTHER EVENTS:
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

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

David Baker 0408 980 108 drlbaker@hotmail.com
ASC Cruise Co-ordinator
 
 

  

CRUISING CALENDAR 2017/ 2018

Accurate @ 5/8/2017

 

MONTH

PUBLIC HOLIDAY

DATE

DESTINATION

NOTES

 SEPTEMBER

2-3 Sept

Refuge Bay

Overnight at Refuge Bay followed by opening day

3 Sept

Sailing Club

Opening Day

 OCTOBER

Labour Day

30 Sept – 2 Oct

Dangar Island/ Jerusalem Bay

Anchor off Dangar Island. Dinner at bowling Club on Saturday Night. Relocate to Jerusalem Bay Sunday Neap tide.

 NOVEMBER

18-19 Nov

Smiths Creek

 DECEMBER

2-3 Dec

Americas Bay

Overnight at Americas Bay followed by Sunday Christmas Lunch 

 JANUARY

26 Dec – 14 Jan

North

NEW YEAR BREAK. North for the fireworks & a Summer Cruise. (Not an ASC sponsored event, individual expedition)

Australia Day

26-29 Jan

Up the creek

Australia Day at the club on Friday, then up the creek

 FEBRUARY

17 - 18 Feb

Akuna Bay

Challenger Head Race; Dinner ashore at Akuna Bay

MARCH

 Easter

30 March- 2 April

Sydney Harbour

Easter Cruise

APRIL

Anzac Day 25th, Wed

MAY

5 - 6 May

The Basin

Progressive Dinner

MAY

Mother’s Day 13th

12 May – 7 July

Provisional dates

New Caledonia

4 Sailing Legs. Pittwater – Southport, Southport - New Caledonia, New Caledonia - Southport, Southport – Pittwater. (Not an ASC sponsored event, individual expedition)

 JUNE

Queens B'day 11th

9-11 June

Bobbin Head

Dinghy safari to head of the creek for picnic lunch Sunday

 JULY

School Holidays 7-22 July

28-29 July

The Basin

Soup and Fire Night Full Moon 28th July

 AUGUST

25-26 Aug

The Basin

Soup and Fire Night (Alternate Date) Full Moon 26th

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CRUISE REPORTS

(just click on a title to open)

Cruising Division report 2017

Cruising Division report to 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

 

 

ASC MOORINGS

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

 

 

CRUISING PHOTOGRAPHS

ASC boats at anchor at Akuna Bay 2011

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Morasum & Kate Kelly at Hardys Bay

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Windborne and Kirin on their way to Hardys Bay

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Susan and Jim Flaye aboard their yacht Kate Kelly 

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