There are approximately 50 yachts listed in the cruising division. Yachts range in size from 24 feet up to about 45 feet. Most are owned and sailed by couples but several are sailed single handed.
The Cruising Division attracts those who enjoy cruising in company with other yachts and members regularly sail in company to Rottnest, Mindarie, Garden Island, Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham and Quindalup. On average, about 15 yachts would sail together at any one time. Some members of the Cruising Division are currently circumnavigating Australia and sailing across the Pacific.
The Cruising Division is an extremely sociable, active and colourful bunch and, in addition to sailing together, they hold numerous land based activities such as progressive dinners between their yachts, annual Christmas and New Year's Eve parties and dinghy trips up the Swan River.
We meet at the Club every second Thursday evening of the month for dinner, a guest speaker and information on upcoming events. If you're considering joining Cruising in Company, you are most welcome to come and say hello at any of our meetings, or just get in touch with Geoff, our Cruising Captain! We hope to welcome you soon!
Burns Beach Breakfast
Thanks to our Captain’s Chris and Sue Blackney for organising the “Winter Cruise Event” to Burns Beach Café for a delightful 8.30am breakfast outing. Most of those that attended chose to drive as the weather was wet and windy, 25-30 knts from the west with heavy rain at times, bike riding from the club and walking in from Ocean reef was just out of the question. Winter was with us as predicted.
The response was outstanding, with 20 members attending and occupying a large portion inside the café. Some members enjoyed Sunday breakfast a week earlier, “some confusion about the date “, but that’s a great excuse to get out and enjoy the venue, I believe.
Conversation between members was great and varied, enjoyed over the lovely food washed down with delightful coffee and or pots of tea. The CIC group received prompt and efficient service from the staff at Burns Beach Café during a busy morning session, making for an enjoyable time. Sadly the morning slipped away very quickly and we concluded our long breakfast around 10.45am , with the group returning safely to their respective homes amidst the wild rain storms cutting across the coast. Some headed off to the footy at Optus Stadium, good luck with staying dry at the venue!
- Cruising in Company Monthly Meeting | Thursday 12 July 2018, 7.30pm
- Lawn Bowls | Sunday 22 July
- Cruising in Company Monthly Meeting | Thursday 9 August 2018, 7.30pm
- Interclub Cruising Lunch | Sunday 19 August 2018