Cruising Events

TSASA Cruising Events from the Cruising Captain Roy Martin coming soon

If you are interested in participating in a cruise you must complete a standard Cruise Entry Form and forward it to the designated Event Leader or organiser. Hard copy forms can be provided by the Event Leader if required.

Note all dates are 'on the water dates', that is, they are the launch and retrieval dates and do not include road travelling time unless otherwise specified. 

The committee have tried to have some new destinations both in and out of SA school holidays and wish to remind  members that quite often other members will be in the cruise location both before and after the set cruise dates if one has to come early or late to at least join part of the cruise.


22 - 27 February 2018 Lake Eildon cruise to be led by Vanessa Rowley Lake Eildon is located in the Victorian High Country, has over 500km of shoreline and covers 138km2.  The townships of Mansfield, Alexandra, Eildon and Bonnie Doone are nearby.  The area is the most popular inland waterway in Victoria so Ian and I are of the opinion that it is worth exploring. 

According to websites it is serene, has brilliant sunsets and a “chandelier of stars” at night.  No boats greater than 12m tall are allowed on the lake (overhead powerlines) nor are dogs (National Park).  If you are interested in joining this cruise, please contact Vanessa on 0421 157 410 or


Coffin Bay/Ceduna/Gulf Cruises (NOTE SA school holidays 14 to 29 April)  

4th - 10th March 2018 - Coffin Bay This cruise will back onto the Ceduna cruise.      Cruise Leader is Trevor Hamlyn, 0418 318 644, Full cruise information is available for members who have registered.

13th - 22nd March 2018 - Ceduna  (Isles of St Peter / Smokey Bay /Streaky Bay )This cruise has been done before by Brian Lawrie  and  the TSASA and was very successful. Come and explore this wonderful cruising ground.  Leader Brian Lawrie  0427 580 034 (Check it out on Google Earth - shelter options well catered for)

 *Note the TSA have not been able to find out who is organising  or when the Gulf Cruise is for 2018

 30th March - 2nd April 2018 Easter - Goolwa Lower Lakes  Always a popular local fun cruise with lots of options for exploring the creeks in the Goolwa-Clayton area.  Leaving from Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club. Cruise Leader is Peter Stace 0402 434 395,, Assistant leader Roy Martin 0408 228 343 or . Click Here for a copy of the Notice of Event. Full cruise information will be forwarded to all members who register. Complete a Cruise Entry form and register now. 

15th - 20th April 2018 Post Easter Cruise Glenelg River in the SA School Holidays - (near Nelson SA / Vic border ) 15th april to 20th april  (NOTE SA  school holidays  14 April to 29 April)  This  5 day cruise will have lovely walks, beautifully lit Princess Margaret Rose limstone caves  tour, charming canoeing and zodiac cruises.  Yacht cruise limit some 60 kms upstream from Nelson to the Nelson River  township of Dartmoor.  Relax and enjoy the peace and total wilderness of this national park area . Leader  John Hunt 0417 837 930  or  Assistant leader  Lars Gustavsson 0438 855 784 or larsgust54@gmail .com

9 - 11th June Long Weekend Cruise on the River Murray - Pentaque and Cooking competitions.  Commencing around Mannum.  Leader is to be Ken May.

Major 2018 cruise

For 2018 our major cruise destination is the Murray River near the Victorian border and another site still to be decided.  Altogether we will be on the Murray for a month which is something the TSASA hasn’t done for a while.  We have done a lot of eastern Australian coast trips in recent years  and this will give members with less holidays and travel time to join us.

NOTE SA school holidays are 29th Sept to 14th Oct

River Murray trip No 1

15th to 29th September 2018  touring the Murray River near Victorian border (to join on to the later Lindsay river cruise).  We will use buses etc to drop off and return to boats if necessary.  Leader Ken May 0405 192 882 or  Assistant leader to be advised. 


River Murray trip No 2

30th September to 12th October 2018  The exact location to be decided but it will be a different part of the River.  Provisional leader Brian Barwick mob 0417 802 694 or

We wanted to add a new cruising destination. The trip will be on the Lindsay River, an offshoot of the Murray east of Lindsay Point where Brian has explored before.  It is deep water, relatively quiet compared to the Murray and quite extensive and the TSA has never been to this section of the river to our knowledge.  Lots of opportunity to explore with zodiacs and canoes.  Check it out on google earth.


2019 preliminary trip dates

September or October 2019 the committee have preliminary plans for trips to Morton Bay/Clarence River or Port Stephens/Myall Lakes/Macquarie Lakes 


Any queries  and confirmations  to the Cruise Captain Roy Martin.  More details in upcoming Bilgewater, the TSASA website and by TSASA  bulk emails to all members.   Please check all dates as changes can occur.


For Non TSASA cruises which are widely supported by TSASA Members see the Non TSASA Events page



TSASA Calendar


Printable 2017 - 2018 Calendar is available by clicking here


February 22nd - 27th Lake Eildon Cruise.  See Cruising Events page.

February 24 and 25 GRECIAN CUP RACE AND LADIES RACE See Racing page

March 4th - 22nd: COFFIN BAY/CEDUNA/GULF CRUISE See Cruising Events page.

March 6th General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  BYO supper to share.  Many people will be away in Coffin Bay so the meeting will feature tips and tricks of sailing/racing/cruising.  Bar open

30th March - 2nd April TRADITIONAL EASTER GOOLWA/LAKES/COORONG CRUISE See Cruising Events page

April 3rd General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club. Mary and David Threlfo will be speaking of  the second half of their trip in a catamaran along the east coast of the United States.   BYO supper to share.  Bar open

April 15th - 20th POST EASTER GLENELG RIVER CRUISE in the SA School Holidays.  See Cruising Events page

1st May General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  BYO supper to share.  Bar open

28th April Annual Presentation Dinner.  Details to be advised.

June 5th General Meeting Tuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  BYO supper to share.  Bar open

June 9 - 11th  LONG WEEKEND CRUISE ON THE RIVER MURRAY See Cruising Events page

July 3rd General Meeting and Annual General MeetingTuesday at 8 pm  At the Henley Beach Sailing Club.  BYO supper to share.  Bar open

Sept 15th - Oct 12th MAJOR CRUISE 2 DIFFERENT MURRAY RIVER LOCATIONS See Cruising Events page


Preliminary plans

September/October Moreton Bay/ Clarence River or Pt Stephens/ Myall Lakes / Macquarie Lakes.