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UPDATED: 12/8/2017




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.


Ocean Cruising is outside the scope of Avalon Sailing Club to manage.

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 Baker 0408 980 108
ASC Cruise Co-ordinator


Accurate @ 1/8/2018 

Date Event Notes
25th - 26th Aug 2018 The Basin  
15th Sep 2018 Comedy Night ASC Clubhouse  
29th Sep - 1st Oct 2018 Jerusalem Bay Cruise & Bush Walk School Holidays 29/9 - 14/10
10th - 11th Nov 2018 Smith's Creek Cruise  
1st - 2nd Dec 2018 Christmas Cruise Hallets Beach  
27th Dec - 13th Jan 2019 Cruise North School Holidays 22/12 - 28/1
26th - 28th Jan 2019 Australia Day - Sydney Harbour  
16th - 17th Feb 2019 Challenger Head - Akuna Bay  
23rd - 24th March 2019 Refuge Bay  
19th - 22nd April 2019 Easter - Sydney Harbour School Holidays 13/4/ - 28/4
18th - 19th May 2019 Progressive Dinner - The Basin Caravan & Camping Show - 30/4 - 5/5
8th - 10th June 2019 Queens Birthday - Dangar Island 1/4 Moon 10th June
27th - 28th July 2019 Fire & Soup Night - The Basin Crescent Moon (School Holidays 6/7 - 21/7)
17th - 18th August 2019 Alternate Fire & Soup Night - The Basin Full Moon 21st August



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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




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