Members of TYD affiliated Clubs and Associations are invited to contact the appropriate Club or Association if they are interested in participating in one of the proposed cruises.

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Trailable Yacht Rendezvous at Paynesville

Rod Lake "Hat Trick"
The Gippsland Lakes Yacht Club in partnership with the Trailable Yacht Division presented a great get-together over the five days of the extended Easter holiday this year. We had 17 boats registered for the event as well as other boats from the Sonata, Magnum Associations, and Hartley TS18-21 YC who had their own program of events over the Easter break. Most boats arrived on the Friday and scattered up and down the McMillan Strait to moor their boats.
Over the weekend we were lucky enough to have a space which was commandeered by a few of the Hartley members. We were moored next to the GLYC pens.
There were presentations by Marine Safety, Ports and Harbours and the inimitable Peter Donaldson demonstrated the correct method for setting off flares. However, because of the westerly wind, I think the orange smoke floated up through Paynesville as well.
Over the weekend the GLYC also ran a 30 nm race around Raymond Island. This gave us a fantastic view of a mass of spinnakers running up McMillan Strait. Sunday night a number of boats sailed across to Rotamah Island for a cruise and overnight stay.
On the Monday we were invited to a great dinner, supplied by the GLYC and a very informative and entertaining talk by James Frecheville about motoring a small craft across Bass Strait to Tasmania. We then had a lot of fun with a Marine Trivia Quiz supplied by Saxil Tuxen from the Magnum Assoc. This annual quiz is presented in honour of Bob Couper, through the magazine “Cruising Helmsman”. The winner of this quiz won a year’s subscription to Cruising Helmsman.
During the weekend a number of the boats went off individually or in company for fairly short or extended cruises as they pleased. We spent one day across at Metung and another in Duck Arm, so we were able to enjoy the whole rendezvous as a relaxed sailing holiday.


Tasmania Cruise February 2011


Article 1
All plans in place and hopefully every thing packed that we need for the two-week Tassie cruise aboard HOBBIT. The Bass Strait crossing on the Spirit of Tasmania gave us the chance to meet and greet fellow Trailer Sailors.

Devonport: Dinner plans were made, once off the Spirit of Tassie we headed to the Edgewater Hotel. More Click Here


Neil Murphy & Ian Wheeler in Hartley TS18 ‘HOBBIT’ – 11th -25th February 2011

Article 2
A once in a lifetime 10 day cruise of the Dentrecastreaux Channel between Bruny Island and the South Eastern mainland of Tasmania, organized by the Victorian Trailable Yacht Association, attracted a mixed fleet flotilla of 11 trailer sailers to this magnificent channel with its 80 km stretch of natural beauty and protected anchorages. More Click, Here


Ian Samuel in Timpenny "Hydroxy" Febraury 2011


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