The Winter cruising series is planned to follow the originally proposed winter racing schedule: No racing, Just shakedown training!
Cruising to be scheduled for every 3 weeks – Sundays. Where a cruise is abandoned due to weather it will be rescheduled for the following week but schedule dates for the remainder of the season remain unchanged. Tentative Dates are: 7 June, 28 June, 19 July, 9 Aug, 30 Aug, 20 Sept, 11 Oct. 10am starts. Skippers meet at Queenscliff Harbour office to determine sailing course. Safety boat not required but may attend for training and development. For further information contact the Club captain on firstname.lastname@example.org
Wanting to race your boat?
Race results are here.
Visitors and guests
Non members interested in participating are welcome to contact the Club Captain to express interest (email email@example.com) or by simply fronting up at our briefing session normally but not always at 12 noon on summer Saturdays in front of the harbour office. 10 am in the winter cruising. See the sailing program or Calendar of Events for times and dates – briefing is 90 minutes before published race starting times. You will usually get a sail but it can not be absolutely guaranteed if you have not made prior arrangements. Weather or full boats can interfere with our desire to get as many people on the water as possible. Non-members can crew in several races by registering for a day “sail pass” by clicking the link on the right ⇒ For the first three races this is for the same fee ($2.00) as members pay. Beyond that a higher fee applies. This is necessary for reasons of insurance and Australian Sailing rules. To read more about participating in a keelboat race before joining, see the “Membership Information” page. We are particularly keen on finding more people to man the Committee boat and learn about race management, with incentives available.
What to bring?
For keelboat races, bring sunscreen, hat, shoes that will stay on e.g. runners, PFD (lifejacket) if you own one (otherwise one can be provided), water bottle, and something easy to eat for lunch. We generally finish between 4 and 5 and many enjoy a social gathering afterwards at the Clubhouse.
The “Blue Book” has been discontinued in hard copy but a digital copy may be downloaded from our site, here. Alternatively it can be accessed via (for example) i-tunes, as given as a link on Australian Sailing’s website. That link is copied here:- For Apple users a direct link to i-tunes is here. The current safety handbook for boat operators is here. * note this is a fairly substantial download.
For Swing Mooring holders.
This (below) is the relevant part of the list by Parks Victoria (March 2020) of mooring tackle contractors, authorised to undertake mooring inspections. Further advice can be obtained from the Club Captain.
Some Instrument repairs are now included in the other links below.
Repairs to boats and instruments.
Other Sub-menus of “Keelboats” are: Race results Race reports Race courses and notice of race. Skippers’ essentials