SS Rendezvous: Wyndham Harbour - 29-31 Oct 2016

How good is this!  A cruise to the New Wyndham Harbour, Visit the Weribee Open Plains Zoo and lunch at Shadowfax Winery!  

Melbourne Cup Weekend. 




Richard Burgess has kindly volunteered to be the contact for this event - Thanks Richard!


Saturday 29 October:

The sail to Wyndham will be via a series via series of points along the way - just to make it a bit more interesting – kind of like a treasure hunt

Details will be provided just before the event - expect a 3-4 hour sail.

Sunday 30 October:

Two options – Zoo and winery or Golf

 Option 1 - Weribee Open Range Zoo and Shadowfax Winery

 Your "Shadowfax and the Savannah package" begins at Werribee Open Range Zoo with an Off Road Safari. For this exciting Africa safari experience, you will meet one of our expert guides and board a specially designed open vehicle which accommodates only 14 people. Heading off road you will be completely immersed in the sights, smells and sounds of the savannah as you travel across the Zoo's open plains spotting rhinoceros, giraffes, zebras and antelopes!

From Werribee Open Range Zoo, take a five minute drive around to the stunning Shadowfax winery.  Here you will relax in the winery's contemporary surrounds and enjoy a two course rustic-Italian inspired lunch featuring the freshest and finest seasonal produce. Following your lunch, linger as long as you like, tasting Shadowfax's range of new release wines and soaking up the winery's unique hospitality and ambience.

 The package includes:

  • General admission to Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Off Road Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • Two course meal and glass of wine at Shadowfax Winery


Option 2 – Golf at Weribee Golf Club


Monday 31 October:

Group breakfast and sail home (boats can opt to sail home pervious evening individulally if preferred)

Tuesday 1 November – Melbourne Cup day

Club function or other function

Event Entry:
Click this link


The SS Rendezvous coordinators will negotiate a group rate for berthage at Wyndham and a package deal with Werribee Open Plains Zoo / Shadowfax Winery.
The winery and zoo package will cost $109 per person and includes zoo entry, private "safari" on a purpose made bus, two course lunch at Shadowfax winery with a glass of wine.  Expect berthage to be at a discount rate of about $60 for two nights (depends on boat length)
The bookings must me made by 18 October 2016
Enter after this date you will miss out on the winert=y and zoo package

Sailing Instructions

Saturday 30 October:
A cruising course will be set a few days prior to the event.  Expect to round a few marks at the top end of the bay.
Before the event, each boat will try to predict when they will round each mark.
On ethe day, each boat will record passing each mark as close to their predicted time as possible (no sand-bagging) 
The final mark will be Wyndham Harbour at 16:00.
1. Text Richard Burgess on 0419 531 955 when leaving RYCV
2. Text Richard Burgess on 0419 531 955 on arrival at Wyndham harbour
3. maintain listening watch on VHF Ch 16
       (use a free channel for ship to ship - eg. 70-74)
4. Record your time at each mark at arrival (honesty is a virtue)
general coordination - contact Richard Burgess 
0419 531 955
YA Category 5 is recommended for this event.