Interclub Bay Cruise magazine
21–28 September 2013
Junior Mariners The Interclub Bay Cruise is a much-loved annual event and quite a few of our current Cruisers learnt their first boating and fishing skills when they attended the Cruise as kids. So, whichever name you choose to use for the younger Cruisers ... rugrat riggers, dinghy drivers, rope wranglers, dutiful deckies or shark bait ... this year, it’s all about them; especially mentoring our Junior Mariners and teaching them boating skills they’ll keep for life! Commencing in May 1976, the Interclub Bay Cruise is the largest and longest running single event held on Moreton Bay. Whether your preference is sailing or power boating, the Cruise provides a safe and inexpensive family holiday, with approximately 80 vessels from boating clubs around South-East Queensland attending each year.
Learning the Ropes
Getting your Boat Licence
Sharon Felschow “Sunseeker”
What a jam-packed magazine I have for you this year! Our flag officer’s regular columns will fill you in with what they have in store for the week to come, and the Cruise Programme on pages 18–21 will make sure you don’t miss out on all your favourite activities. Anchorage maps for each venue will also help you find your way. The theme this year is Junior Mariners and as a former ‘kid of the Cruise’, it is a subject near and dear to my own heart. In the story ‘Learning the Ropes’ on pages 6–7 you can find out about how passing on your boating and fishing knowledge to your kids are lessons learnt for life. Skippers, do other members of your crew have a boat licence? Would they be able to competently operate your vessel in an emergency if you were incapacitated? This year you can get your boat or jetski licence on
the Cruise at Jacobs Well, thanks to Aussie Boating. To find out more, check out the article on page 9. One of our Cruisers Craig Lathwood “Dreamer” has an interesting pastime other than boating. Bet you can’t guess what it is! The amazing photos are on the centre pages. Are you going to enter the Pride of the Fleet this year? Take a look at last year’s winners on pages 24–25 to be inspired. Photos of Cruisers from 2012 doing what they do best – having a great time – appear on page 30, so have a look at what they got up to last year. Maybe you might spot yourself or someone you know.
This year we welcome Tipplers Licensed Café as one of our Platinum Sponsors, and for those Cruisers that have already had the pleasure of having a meal or a fantastic coffee at the café will know how awesome it is. Why don’t you take a stroll or quick ride in the dinghy and check them out! They’ve just built a fabulous deck out the front overlooking Tippler’s Passage, which is the perfect place for a leisurely meal or a cold bevvy. www.tipplerscafe.com
We also have a Facebook page for the Cruise, so search for ‘Interclub Bay Cruise Association’ and like us. All the latest news will be posted there, so watch the page for lastminute details.
Keep an eye out for ‘Coffee Hour’
“Sunseeker” in 2012
Search for Tipplers Licensed Café on Facebook and like their page to see when they have ‘Coffee Hour’ – discounted coffee just for their Facebook fans!
Would you like to sponsor the Cruise next year? Welcome on board again to Bias Boating as one of our Platinum Sponsors for 2013. They have donated some wonderful prizes that will be presented at the Treasure Chest draws each night. So whether you own a yacht, powerboat, tinnie, sailboat or a jet ski, they’ll have some boat gear that’ll suit you! facebook.com/biasboatingwarehouse Shop Online 24/7 at
Our sponsors are afforded many benefits ... not to mention that your product or service is exposed to a selective audience of like-minded boaties. To find out more about Sponsorship, have a chat with Vice Commodore, Mike Morris.
The Interclub Bay Cruise Magazine is designed and edited by Sharon Felschow, “Sunseeker”, www.dtastudio.com.au
The “Bubble Boy” crew on “Sea All”
John Elliott “Sea All”
It is with great pleasure that I welcome all participants on the 38th Annual Interclub Bay Cruise. This is my sixth Cruise, and it is with great pride that I accepted the position of Commodore. I would also like to extend a special welcome to all our “regular Cruisers” and especially “virgin Cruisers” who have registered for this event. This year’s Committee has a blend of new and old hands, and together have done a fantastic job of combining a program that I am sure will be enjoyed by all. This year’s Cruise theme is “Junior Mariners”. The focus is to have our juniors understanding boating safety and will include rope throwing, knot tying, use of tenders and fishing skills. For our skippers it’s all boating safety and being courteous to your fellow boaties. Each year Queensland recreational vessel registrations increase and in particular beautiful Moreton Bay is fast becoming a busy waterway. Now more than ever it is important that skippers of vessels remain vigilant and aware of other vessels as they make their way around the beautiful waterways. As they become busier, so do the chances of marine incidents. Each skipper has a responsibility of providing a “duty of care” to their crew, passengers and other boat users. Show
courtesy and consideration around small craft especially when passing and overtaking slower boats if you are planing in designated channels. Please remember that drink driving also applies on the water, so enjoy responsibly. The Cruise website has a lot of current information and photographs. It is the Committee’s intention to utilise this communication tool for Cruisers to access and view information on past and upcoming Cruises. Please visit the website: www.interclubbaycruise.org.au Welcome back to Bias Boating and introducing Tipplers Licensed Café as joint Platinum Sponsors – a big welcome on board. Our regular sponsors have also been very generous in their support. The various boat clubs around the southern part of the bay have once again extended their generosity by allowing the Cruise to come ashore and use their facilities. VMR Southport and Jacobs Well will also offer their facilities and services. Enjoy their hospitality and look after their facilities. This year we will be supporting VMR
Southport with bar sales and VMR Jacobs Well with a gold coin donation for a water taxi service to Harrigan’s Irish Pub and a bingo night. I feel as a boating organisation it is important to support these service organisations that are out there to help us all on the water. Our radio ship this year will be “Ocean Maid” skippered by Past Commodore Michael Bryant. Michael will be monitoring VHF 09 and will be providing radio schedules at 8:10am and 12:10pm daily. There will be no schedules on 27 MHz from this year. If you need to leave the Cruise during the week, please log off and on with Michael. We have planned some new activities for this year’s Cruise, as well as kept some of our traditional ones. I trust that all participants will have an enjoyable week, have time to catch up with old friends as well as make some new ones. Have a great week on the water and remember: SAFE BOATING.
Past Commodores 2012
David Mason-Cox “Woftam”
Amanda Clements “Hombre”
“No L IV”
“Wanderers Paradise” RBC
Flag Officers “Sea All”
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This year the Cruise Committee chose fluro green and black as the Cruise colours. All Cruisers will get a green pennant with black writing in their sign-on bag, Committee pennants have a black border.
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Commodore The end to another perfect day. Shoals 2013
The Rear Commodore has two balls on their flag, the Vice Commodore has one, and the Commodore has none. :-O
This year our sail past will be when we leave VMR Jacobs Well on Wednesday, 25 September. For all our Cruisers this is an opportunity to dress your vessel with bunting and all it’s finery to Cruise in procession past the Commodore’s boat and ‘take your salute’. The fleet certainly looks impressive as it makes its way along. The photo below is of the Sail Past from 2012, with the Vice Commodore leading the flotilla followed by past Commodores, Committee boats, then the remainder of the fleet.The Rear Commodore (as the name suggests) is the last boat, at the rear.
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Wednesday, leaving from VMR Jacobs Well
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2013 Sail Past Route
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Mike Morris “Jodien”
WOW! Can you believe we are here on the 2013 Cruise and can you believe that is our 38th cruise? Welcome one and all. What an exciting week the Committee has planned for us all. The Cruise has always is about meeting people, catching up with old friends, enjoyment and learning for all ages.
ure Chest draws and with our theme of Junior Mariners each night we will have a special draw aimed at them. Whilst tickets were pre-sold with the application form, tickets are still available on the Cruise; just look for our fantastic Treasurer Sue who will be more than happy to sell you some.
This year’s Cruise theme is “Junior Mariners” and I know without giving too much away our Rear Commodore Paula has a jam-packed week for them all, and I can assure you wiser sea-dogs and crew that you also have not been forgotten. We have this year retained the same format for the nightly Treas-
Clearly the economical times have changed over the last 38 Cruises and for each of these Cruises eachCommittee strives to ensure that the Cruise remains affordable to all. Without sponsorship and prize donations this would simply not be possible. Therefore I urge you to look at
those that have given to this year’s Cruise and in return support them. I am pleased to welcome back BIAS Boating and introduce Tipplers Licensed Café as our joint Platinum Sponsors for 2013. To all our sponsors on your behalf I say a very BIG thank you. Enjoy the Cruise. There is heaps of fun and activities to be had. You can be involved at any level or sit back and just relax. Please if we can help in any way to make your Cruise just that little bit special please let one of your Committee know.
Paula Deadman “Missy”
Welcome to all Cruisers, Past and Virgins (new). This year, after many years of participation on the Cruise I thought it was about time that I take up the reigns of Rear Commodore. My task is to ensure that you have fun and are well entertained for the week of the Cruise. To keep with our theme of Junior Mariners we are focussing on what the children of the Cruise enjoy and will benefit from in the years ahead. How many of our children can tie a knot that is essential in boating, fishing and anything in the great outdoors? Do they know about boat safety? As the little ones get older we know they want to start driving the dinghy, but do they know how to row? Well this year, as part of the passport (that was so popular last year) the Junior Mariners have to show competency relevant to their age level before they can have their passports stamped by a Nautoligist. We encourage all our Junior Mariners
from toddlers to teenagers to participate, have fun and meet new friends. For our Little Young Mariners we have many activities and “Arts and Crafts” suitable for their age.
women out there, do you have your licence? Why not sit for your licence on the Cruise.
So you think you have great talent? Well, later in the Cruise we will test you out, at our Wise Guys and Starry Skies Talent Night and it’s open to all ages – be creative, use your imagination and have some fun.
This year each time you, as an individual, or in a team, participate in events you will score points for your nominated club and these will count toward the award for the Best Participating Club.
Do you like to fish? Then you will again have the opportunity to wet a line, but for those that want to learn, then one of our Nautoligists will be only too happy to teach you what you need to know to get you started. When you do catch a fish remember to bring your fish in for weighing for your chance to win some great prizes.
Remember to also look out for our Virgin Cruisers, make them feel welcome and offer advice where you can. Each day there are various activities happening day and night – to keep up-to-date throughout the Cruise we suggest that you:
Do you have a boat licence? If you don’t, and you will you be aged 16 by 26 March 2013, then you can go for your boat or jetski licence at VMR Jacobs Well. What about some of our
• Read your Cruz Nooz to check out events and times, • Listen to the radio schedule at 8.10am and 12.10pm, • Get involved, be on time for the activities and have fun. 5
Learning the by Sharon Felschow “Sunseeker”
Jamie, aged 9 months, drives the boat with Mum Sharon.
This year’s theme is Junior Mariners and I consider myself one of the fortunate few to have grown up boating with my family, and in particular with my Dad, Neil Thompson. I first learnt how to drive our boat “Sunseeker” when I was 12, snaking around the reefs of Mud Island while Dad stood on the front deck with his huge surf rod flicking lures for tailor. We were regulars every other weekend at fishos with Moreton Bay Boat Club throughout the 1980s… and then there was the Cruise. The week us kids were given some freedom to explore with other kids in the dinghy, pump yabbies, go fishing, make new friends, and unbeknownst to us, learnt many valuable boating and fishing skills just by observation. And at 16, I even got my boat licence on the Cruise.
Oh Sarge! The Sergeant-at-Arms is a long-held tradition on the Cruise, and this lawmaker is the keeper of peace and upholder of rules.
In 2000, I introduced the Cruise to my son, Jamie, who attended as a nine-month-old. We hired a houseboat, which we shared with my brother Scott “Game On” and we delighted in all the space of a 40’ boat (as “Sunseeker” is only 19’). This was also the last year my Dad attended the Cruise on board “Sunseeker”, before he passed away in 2001; so the boating baton, and the family heirloom “Sunseeker”, were passed onto my brothers and I. I’m sure there are many ‘old school’ Cruisers who remember my brothers Scott and Les, and Scott’s mate Gavin in the 1990s in “Sunseeker” – how could you not when they wore a suit from Sarge almost every day! In 2006, at 15-months-old, my youngest son Ryan joined the rest
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So, who is this year’s Sarge? Well, you’ll just have to be on shore at BOAT our first night to find out! Now, as many of you know, the Sarge dishes out fines to those Cruisers that commit misdemeanours such as losing a dinghy, falling overboard or incorrectly negotiating a channel marker. And for those that feel they can give the Sarge backchat, they may be lucky enough to earn themselves the Bulls#@t Bag, or a rather large pacifier if they ‘Spit the Dummy’! For the most heinous of crimes, a suit will be on offer to wear for 24 hours, including our famous convict suits. There are quite a few sizes of these suits, so don’t think one can’t be found for you. 66
‘It wasn’t me!’ Scott Thomp son (centre) and Gavin Rya n (right) had a habit in the 1990s of getting themselves (and others) in trouble with the Sarge. For their crim es, they got convict suits.
Ropes Jamie’s first fish, aged 4. of the family on his first Cruise, and to this day we continue my Dad’s legacy. My boys have learnt to fish, tie ropes on cleats and one of the most important things Dad taught my brothers and I, ‘on your knees if
Jamie drives the dinghy, aged 12, with Dad Barry, and his brother Ryan. you please’, which is pretty handy so you don’t fall out the back of the boat because you’re standing on the seat! I know I’m not alone in this love of boating, and I must say I’m proud
to have passed this on to my kids. So, in this, the year of the Junior Mariner, make sure you share one of your boating or fishing skills with one of the Cruise kids and pass on something they will keep for life.
Learning through observation Nikita Deadman came along on the Cruise in 2003 with big brother Shaun, Mum Paula, and Dad Mark. Taking note of everything they did, she longed to get out on her own in the dinghy, and these days she does! Though not always with a motor…
Nikita in 2003, aged 4. ‘One day I’m going to be big like my Shaunie and will drive this duckie all by myself.’
Paula and Nikita out in the dinghy. ‘Can I drive, please…. Mum?’
In 2011, aged 12, Nikita and a couple of mates use paddle-power. ‘Oh well, why drive when we can paddle.’ 7
Gai Bobbermien “Ananya”
The Cruz Nooz is the daily newspaper of the Interclub Bay Cruise. It gives you a run down on what’s happening each day, so you can be on shore for your favourite events. Please take a few minutes each morning to have a read, so that you don’t miss out on all the fun events of the day. Each morning at 7am, Junior Cruisers will meet at the back of “Rummin’ Bear” to collect the Cruz Nooz for their daily paper run. They will be out in their dinghies delivering to all vessels displaying the Interclub Bay Cruise flag. So make sure your flag is flying somewhere visible to all.
If you happen to miss out on the daily edition of the Nooz, Gai and Paul Bobbermein from “Ananya” will have any extra copies on shore with them each afternoon. You will find lots of interesting articles as well as some fun things to do each day. A colouring-in page will also keep the kids amused. To get the most out of the Cruise, participate in as many activities as you can but most of all, have fun and enjoy yourself. A big thank you to all contributors to the Cruz Nooz.
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Getting your Boat Licence In Queensland, a Recreational Marine Driver’s Licence (RMDL) is required to operate a recreational vessel which is powered by a motor greater than 4.5kW (6hp) and you must have a Personal Watercraft Licence (PWCL) to operate a jetski or other personal watercraft.
a 6m aluminium boat fitted with a 135hp Evinrude motor. It is a very stable vessel, and for those new to boating, easy to handle and learn manoeuvring. The boat also has a shade bimini for your comfort. If you are completing the PWC test, it will take approximately 10–15 minutes per person.
To get a boat licence in Queensland you need to be 16 years or older and successfully complete an approved BoatSafe licence training course. This year on the Cruise you can attend a licence course when we are at Jacobs Well thanks to Aussie Boating.
Aussie Boating is an approved BoatSafe training provider, and the course costs $150 for a boat licence, and $130 for a PWC licence, or $250 if you do both on the same day. Time will be allowed for lunch, so bring something along to eat. Tea and coffee are provided.
The workbook used in the course is available on Maritime Safety Queensland’s website – http://www.msq.qld.gov. au/Publications/Boatsafe-workbook.aspx. If possible, read the book before your course and answer the questions at the end of each section. It is not essential to read this before the course, as all aspects will be covered, but it will save time on the day if you study it beforehand.
Once you have successfully completed the course you will receive a statement of competency. You will then need to present this to a Department of Transport and Main Roads customer service centre with the relevant application forms, evidence of identity and application fees.
On Tuesday 24 September we will be leaving Canaipa and travelling to Jacobs Well, so if you are attending the course, you’ll need to make sure you arrive in plenty of time so you can be at VMR Jacobs Well by 10am. The theory part of the course takes about 3hrs and is held in the training rooms at VMR Jacobs Well. The practical part of the test takes approximately 1.5hrs (with several people on board who take turns at being instructed) and is done on
Queensland changed from a paper-based boat licence to a virtual licence in 2000. Licence details are recorded on a computerised database, which is accessible by on-water enforcement officers such as Water Police and Qld Boating and Fisheries Patrol. The virtual licence is valid for life. If you didn’t indicate on your application form that you want to attend the licence training course and have since decided you’d like to go along, see Rear Commodore Paula Deadman by Sunday 22 September to ensure your place. To all those going, good luck!
The fleet in the early morning light.
1. All participants agree to conform to the high standards of social behaviour, which are customary and traditional on Bay Cruises.
7. All persons in charge of a vessel must hold the appropriate marine licence, and the vessel must be appropriately registered.
2. Owners and skippers are responsible not only for their own behaviour, but also that of their crew, family and guests.
8. Parents (or parent substitutes) agree to be responsible for the conduct of children in their care at all times. In this regard, children are defined as any person under the age of 18 years. The skipper is responsible for restitution of damage to any property or equipment by anyone from his vessel, at any Cruise venue.
3. Every skipper shall render all possible assistance to any vessel or person in peril, when in a position to do so. 4. It shall be the sole responsibility of each skipper to decide whether or not to navigate his vessel in any part of the Cruise, and where and how to anchor or moor his vessel so as to present the least possible risk to his own or any other vessel or person, having particular regard to the weather conditions both prevailing and predicted. 5. Each vessel shall comply with the safety regulations and standards as prescribed by the Transport Operations (Marine Safety) Regulations and Standards 1995. 6. All marine incidents are to be reported to Maritime Safety Queensland within 48 hours.
9. All participants agree that the following conduct may result in a person’s immediate removal from the Interclub Bay Cruise Register: 9.1 Participation in any illegal activity, and in particular, possession or consumption of any illegal substances, or the supply of such substances; the supply of alcohol or tobacco products to a minor; stealing or destruction of property of any kind; 9.2 Conduct of a gross, obscene or lewd nature.
Interclub Bay Cruise Banner You will notice that we assemble a banner at each of our locations. Not only does this show everyone where we are, and who we are, but we also request that this area be kept clear of boats and tenders. In the event of an emergency, a clear anchorage for an emergency vessel to attend is required.
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The radio ship for this year’s Cruise is “Ocean Maid”. We will be monitoring VHF Channel 09 at significant times during the Cruise. Standard radio procedures will apply and bulletins will be transmitted daily by Committee vessels at 0810 hrs and 1210 hrs . Please check the programme as some radio skeds will be omitted due to activities. Please be aware that this year the Radio Ship “Ocean Maid” will only be monitoring VHF due to most VMR organisations in Queensland considering phasing out 27mHz monitoring with VHF being the most widely used by the marine and shipping fraternity.
In the past we have asked you to support function “Can Bars” when the Committee or Host Club have organised this facility. To help clarify any doubts about these situations this year, the drinks policy has been described as follows:
If required, my mobile phone can be contacted – ph. 0412 205 472. I have a hand held VHF monitor for when I am ashore. We ask that if you leave the Cruise at any time, please sign off with the radio ship. If you later rejoin the Cruise, sign back on with the Radio Ship so we know you have rejoined. When calling the Radio Ship or any other vessel on the Cruise it is important to advise the channel you are using. A significant number of our fleet have more than one radio and this will help every station listening and should ensure you are answered promptly. If you are transmitting and a response
is not immediate, it could be that the vessel you are calling is handling traffic on another channel. Please be patient and call again in a couple of minutes. We hope we can answer most of the relevant questions you may ask during the Cruise and we hope that you all have a great time.
• When a “Can Bar” is set up, liquor should not be brought ashore. • When there is no organised refreshment, you are welcome to BYO. • Where we are visiting licensed clubs, liquor must NOT be taken onto club premises. This is a legal stipulation. Also to assist our environment, we, as responsible boaties, also request that the Bay Cruisers supply their own plates and cutlery for meals provided by the host clubs. This also saves the volunteers of host clubs (especially those with island facilities) from having to dispose of rubbish.
To promote boating safety during the Cruise, we advise rafting up after sunset or in adverse conditions is not allowed. This practice, whilst being comfortable and socially acceptable, has proven dangerous to other boats in the past.
For safety’s sake, if you insist on rafting up during the daylight hours, please keep some distance from the remainder of the fleet, give consideration to tidal flow and tidal heights and ensure plenty of anchor chain and rope is let out. 11
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So what can I do on the Bay Cruise?
Sit on the beach and read a good book.
Well that’s entirely up to you! We have a programme of fun events everyday to suit every age group. So the short answer is that you can do as little or as much as you like! The Cruise has always been about connecting with other like-minded boaties and in many cases, fostering lifelong friendships. You can support your club by getting involved in the group games, and meet people from other boat clubs. This year there is also a seminar on basic boat maintenance by C Worthy Marine on Tuesday 24 September, so Junior and Senior Mariners will be able to pick up some valuable knowledge.
If your style is more laid back, you can always just take some time out and sit on the beach with a good book, catch up with friends, or play a game of boccé or Scrabble. There’s always plenty for the kids to do too – sand tobogganing, banner painting, water balloon volleyball, arts and crafts, silly dancing, top secret stuff around the campfire, water activities or delivering the Cruz Nooz. To see what you’d like to do during the week, check out our Programme on pages 18–21 to see all that’s on offer.
Deliver the Cruz Nooz. Support your club.
Catch up with friends (or make new ones).
Oops, forgot the insect repellent! We’ve all done it, forgotten something we should’ve taken ashore for the night-time activities and either had to make a special trip back to the boat to get it … or put up without it.
you can walk on those casuarina seed pods without doing a funny dance. A torch – don’t forget this item (which is easy to do as we go ashore before dark) – you’ll need it to make your way back to the boat safely (and it’s an essential safety item when travelling at night in the dinghy).
Here are a few tips on how to organise your ‘shore kit’ so you have more time to socialise and less stress. Chairs – a folding chair for everyone (and a folding table is handy too). Some venues have seats and tables, check the Programme; it’ll let you know when you need to BYO. Dinner gear – plates, cutlery, and a packet of baby wipes to do a ‘quick wash-up’ (so you don’t have to carry dirty plates back to the boat). A plastic bag to put them in afterwards to save mess is good too. If you’re cooking on shore, don’t forget the tongs, oil for the BBQ and paper towels. Drinks – only take what you need for the evening, you’ll only need to carry it back to the boat otherwise. Cans and
poppers are useful, as you don’t need to take cups or have a bottle leak in your cooler bag or esky because the kids didn’t seal it up properly! Remember you can’t BYO alcohol ashore at a licensed venue.
Insect repellent – indespensible item on the islands, you can even get wearable citronella bands and patches for the kids. Also, check everyone at shower time for ticks; there have been quite a few around recently.
Warm clothes – it can get chilly when the sun goes down – a jumper and a pair of tracksuit pants to slip over shorts are ideal, and a spray jacket is also useful if there’s rain about.
For the kids (or yourself) – a little snap seal lunch bag is perfect to hold a few band-aids and some antiseptic cream (i.e. paw paw ointment) if you happen to get a cut or scrape. A small tube of Stingose is also handy for any bites or stings.
Footwear – not required at most venues, but sometimes a pair of thongs can be handy (especially for the kids) so
Last but not least – remember to switch your Mast Light on before you come ashore!
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Sailing Challenge Despite the misleading name, the Salefest Sailing Challenge is not necessarily about who has the fastest sailing boat. Those with powerboats can enter the Sailing Challenge too. Huh? Yes, it’s true; it’s not about the method you use to ‘sail’, but about the journey.
The Challenge lies in your ability to expertly pilot your vessel over a set course and finish at the nominated time set at the briefing. You select your own start time; so have to take into consideration weather conditions, tides, performance of your vessel and the ability of your crew. The official rules state your eligibility to enter as such: The Challenge is open to any vessel capable of setting a sail – monos, multis, sail stabilised prawn trawlers, Peruvian sail training vessels, home made coracles – in fact, anything that has a sail with an area greater that 300mm2. (Which is equivalent to one standard tea towel, plus one piece of ladies swimwear). Ocean racing yachts are encouraged to present their official Rating Certificate, which will result in their immediate disqualification plus a fine from the Sarge.
As you can see, pretty much anyone can enter the Challenge. Why not invite a different crew on board your vessel to share the experience? Perhaps some Junior Mariners? This year the Challenge will take place on Monday 23 September between “Dux” and RQYS – Canaipa Point. The Official Rules will be published in the Cruz Nooz that day. Col Ramsay “QNard” is this year’s Race Official – so don’t forget to attend the briefing at “Dux” on Sunday at 1600hrs; and most of all, have fun! 15 15
We don’t usually get to see the fleet from this vantage point – have a close look, can you spot your boat? This stunning aerial photograph of the 2012 Cruise fleet at Tippler’s Passage, was taken by Craig Lathwood “Dreamer” from his paramotor. What’s a paramotor you ask? Basically it’s a giant fan strapped to the back of the pilot, who is then suspended below the parachute-like wing.
Craig loves his crazy flying machine and is often out flying. One of the sites he flies from is a cane field near Jacobs Well, so he’s perfectly placed to get the best view around the islands. On one occasion his motor stopped and he ended up landing on the beach on Stradbroke Island, and had to phone in to his mates to organise a lift back ‘home’. He ended up hitching a ride back with some fisherman. Not your usual ‘catch’ on a fishing trip hey?
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BOAT Club “Boathaven” GCBC “The Anchorage” COURAN ISLAND
BOATHAVEN SOUTH STRADBROKE BOAT CLUB
VENUE “DUX” HOSTS SOUTHPORT YACHT CLUB
Delegates Gai Bobbermien, Paula Deadman
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SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER
Delegate Stephanie Morris
SOUTH STRADBROKE ISLAND
Tipplers licenSed café welcome day TMC Outboards or Bust Day 1400–1600 Sign On at BOAT Club – T-Shirt and Information 0700 Cruz Nooz Distribution Bag Distribution/Sergeant-At-Arms Exemption 0730 “Blessing of the Fleet” on the foreshore at “BOAT” Certificates followed by tidy up on shore at “BOAT” 1400–1530 LITTLE CRUISERS – Kids meet and greet games 0810 Radio Schedule (Face Painting and Bubbles) Obtain your passport 0930 Depart BOAT Club to “Dux” to Cruise this year – collect all stamps to go into the 1000–1200 ALL CRUISERS – Sand Tobogganing (Bring along – draw for a fabulous prize water, shoes and sunscreen) Tipplers hat, Café FAIL 1500–1600 ALL CRUISERS NEVER – “Mermaids and Mariners ICBC 1210 Radio Schedule Banner” Creation/Painting ISLANDS 1230 Lunch – FREE Sausage Sizzle – MBBC 1500–1600 Nibbles and “Sangria” – Sponsored by ICBC 1400–1600 ALL CRUISERS – Mermaids and Mariners 2013 Welcome and Introduction to ICBC Committee 1700 Challenge on the grassed area – must have closed and Radio Procedure followed by Commodore and line in shoes. Water Balloon Volley Ball – Bring a towel Weather Report, the Sergeant, Treasure Chest and for the game. Boccé, Scrabble Kids Treasure Chest 1400–1600 LITTLE CRUISERS – Mermaids and Mariners ICBC Dinner – Open Gourmet Hamburgers with salads 1800 2013 Banner” Creation/Painting and condiments, dessert, Tea/coffee/popper juice Making of Crafts required for end of Cruise Theme: “Mermaids and Pirates” (BYO Chairs, MBTBC “The Haven” Salefest Sailing Challenge Briefing 1600 Table, Cutlery and Plates) BOAT Club “Boathaven” 1630 Fishing Competition Weigh-in on shore 1800 ALL CRUISERS – Entertainment by “The Vinyls” 1730 Commodore and Weather Report followed by Sergeant and Treasure Chest Draws GCBC “The Anchorage” Brisbane Bar Gold Coast Seaway 1800 Dinner – BYO on shore – BBQ available for all 04:33 0.20 m 02:55 -0.04 m Low Water Cruisers 10:34 2.24 m 09:17 1.47 m High Water ALL CRUISERS – Island Inflatables Trivia Night 1930 Cost $1 per person – Maximum per team 8 14:22 0.45 m 15:19 0.16 m Low Water (NO Electronic Devices allowed) 22:44 2.13 m 21:29 1.44 m High Water Little Cruisers – meet at campfire for Local tide (Couran Cove) – LOW 11mins earlier, Top Secret Stuff HIGH 6mins later than the Brisbane Bar. Port and Cheese – Proudly sponsored by WMYC 2030
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Local tide (The Bedroom) – LOW 1min earlier, HIGH 2mins later than the Brisbane Bar.
The fleet depart “Dux” for the 2012 sailpast.
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• Don’t forget insect repellent, as the sandflies can be bad near the mangroves
NORTH STRADBROKE VMR Jacobs Well ISLAND
• Support VMR Jacobs Well with a gold coin donation for a Water Taxi Service to Harrigan’s Irish Pub
DINNER ISLAND Harrigan’s Irish Pub
MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER
RQYS – CANAIPA POINT ROYAL QUEENSLAND YACHT SQUADRON
Delegate Kevin Ball
0700 0715 0810 0930 1000
BARTONs HOLDEN Day Cruz Nooz Distribution “Dux” Tidy up on shore at “Dux” Radio Schedule Depart “Dux” to “RQYS – Canaipa Point” Salefest Sailing Challenge between “Dux to “RQYS – Canaipa Point” Radio Schedule 1210 1400–1600 ALL CRUISERS – Mermaids and Mariners Challenge, Crafts and Painting, Volleyball, Boccé, Scrabble 1600 LITTLE CRUISERS – Silly Dancing and prizes Entertainment by “String Hunter” 1630 Fishing Competition Weigh-in on shore 1730 Commodore and Weather Report followed by Sergeant and Treasure Chest Draws Dinner – “Roast Beef Rolls” 1830 1930 ALL CRUISERS – Entertainment by “String Hunter” Brisbane Bar
Gold Coast Seaway
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11:51 2.19 m
10:38 1.42 m
18:09 0.56 m
16:49 0.24 m
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22:43 1.11 m
Local tide (Canaipa Point) – LOW 35mins later, HIGH 31mins later than the Brisbane Bar.
JACOBS WELL THE COMMITTEE
c worthy marine expo Day 0700 Cruz Nooz Distribution 0700 Breakfast – Ham, Sausages, Bacon, Eggs, Tomato, Beans and Toast 0715 Tidy up on shore at “RQYS – Canaipa Point” 0810 Radio Schedule 0930 Depart “RQYS – Canaipa Point” to “Jacobs Well” 1000–1700 Boat / Jetski License – with Aussie Boating at VMR Jacobs Well 1210 Radio Schedule 1200–1400 ALL CRUISERS – Lunch at Harrigan’s Irish Pub (Own cost) 1300–1500 ALL CRUISERS – C Worthy Marine – Basic Boat Maintenance and Safety on the Lawn – Junior and Senior Mariners LITTLE CRUISERS – Continuation of Kid’s Arts and Crafts 1600–1730 Water Taxi by VMR Jacobs Well (Gold coin donation) to Harrigan’s Irish Pub 1730 Commodore and Weather Report followed by Sergeant and Treasure Chest Draws on the Lawn 1800–1830 Dinner – Harrigan’s Irish Pub – Theme “Irish” 1900 ALL CRUISERS – Calypso Bay Marina Bingo Night (Fundraiser for VMR Jacobs Well) 1900–2030 Water Taxi by VMR Jacobs Well (Gold coin donation) Brisbane Bar
Gold Coast Seaway
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04:37 0.17 m
12:29 2.11 m
11:20 1.36 m
18:50 0.68 m
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Local tide (Jacobs Well) – LOW 18mins later, HIGH 28mins later than the Brisbane Bar.
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WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER
SYC – CLUBHOUSE SOUTHPORT YACHT CLUB
Delegate Stephanie Morris
VMR SOUTHPORT Seaworld THE COMMITTEE
0700 0810 0830 0900
Stefan make your boating beautiful day Cruz Nooz Distribution Radio Schedule Depart “VMR Jacobs Well” for “VMR Southport” Depart anchorage for Sail Past (End of Measured Mile near Eagle Nest on Pole) – see p4 for map – Sponsored by Tipplers Licensed Café 1210 Radio Schedule 1400–1600 ALL CRUISERS – Jet Boat Rides – Paradise Jet Boating – meet at Public Pontoon next to VMR 1630 ALL SKIPPERS – Briefing – SYC Berthing – VMR SOUTHPORT Clubhouse 1630 Fishing Competition Weigh-in on shore 1730 Commodore and Weather Report followed by Sergeant and Treasure Chest Draws 1800 Dinner – “The Spit Roast Company” – Chef’s Buffet” (No BYO, licensed venue. Bar open 5–10pm) 1900 ALL CRUISERS – Sunshine Boat Sales – “Wise Guys and Starry Skies Talent Quest” Brisbane Bar
bias boating bonanza day 0700 Cruz Nooz Distribution 0830 Berthing to Start 1210 LIMITED RADIO SCHEDULE DUE TO BERTHING 1300–1530 ALL CRUISERS – Lunch on the Deck (Own cost) 1400 LITTLE CRUISERS – Sand modelling 1400–1600 ALL CRUISERS – Runaway Bay Marina – Bollywood Dancing Lessons 1400–1600 ALL CRUISERS – Product Demonstration by Seaspray Marine, near Bosun’s Locker Chandlery 1400–1600 Pride of the Fleet Judging – Sail and Power – Sponsored by Pacific Harbour Star Marinas 1730 Commodore and Weather Report followed by Sergeant and Treasure Chest Draws on the Lawn Dinner – Indian dishes and dessert – Upstairs 1800 “The Compass Room” – Access Insurance Bollywood Night (collared shirt and enclosed footwear to be worn at all times) Entertainment – Moby Disc DJ – 2000 “The Compass Room”
Gold Coast Seaway Brisbane Bar
Gold Coast Seaway
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06:38 0.49 m
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01:09 1.54 m
00:11 0.91 m
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12:05 1.30 m
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05:59 0.33 m
19:35 0.78 m
18:31 0.41 m
14:01 1.94 m
12:59 1.24 m
20:35 0.86 m
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Local tide (Gold Coast Seaway) – see above.
Local tide (Gold Coast Seaway) – see above.
This year Southport Yacht Club are not charging us a berthing fee. The Club provides the following services for the Interclub Bay Cruise: • Licensed facilities. • Quality meals available for lunch and breakfast. • Laundromat — washers and dryers (accepts $2 coins).
Please support the Club by using these facilities. 20
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Helpful tips • Larger vessels will find deeper water in the northern parts of the anchorage. • South Stradbroke Island is a National Park, you cannot take pets onto the island. If you do have a pet on board, there is a permanent sandbank, affectionately known as ‘Doggie Island’, where your pets can stretch their legs. • Just next to Tipplers Café is Tipplers Kiosk where you can purchase ice, bread, milk and other neccessities; open 8.30am to 5pm during school holidays.
FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
GCBC / COURAN POINT RESORT GOLD COAST BOAT CLUB
“THE HAVEN” MORETON BAY TRAILER BOAT CLUB
Delegate Carleen Rooney
Delegate Jeffrey Hage
sovereign bbq DAY Cruz Nooz Distribution 0700 0700 Gourmet Breakfast on the Deck at “SYC” 0730 Fuel Wharf opens 0810 Radio Schedule Depart “SYC” for “GCBC” (at your own leisure – 0830 Must be out of the berth by 10am) 1000 Tenders / Walk to Couran Point Resort – All facilities available from 10 am 1200 Lunch – Gourmet Hamburgers with Chips 1300–1500 ALL CRUISERS – “Resort Time” Bring Togs, towels and sun screen 1630 Fishing Competition Weigh-in on shore Commodore and Weather Report followed by 1730 Sergeant and Treasure Chest Draws Dinner – Soup and Bread rolls (BYO Chairs, Table, 1800 Cutlery and Plates) 1930 ALL CRUISERS – Seaspray Marine Movie Night at GCBC – Toasting marshmallows around the Bon Fire at BOAT, Sing Along around the Campfire (Bring along your musical instrument) Brisbane Bar
Gold Coast Seaway
02:06 1.44 m
01:18 0.85 m
08:12 0.70 m
06:59 0.39 m
15:03 1.88 m
14:03 1.21 m
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0700 0810 0900–1200
Tipplers licenSed café farewell day Cruz Nooz Distribution Radio Schedule ALL CRUISERS – Mermaids and Mariners Challenge 1000–1200 LITTLE CRUISERS – Finalise Top Secret Stuff Radio Schedule 1210 1230 LUCKY LEFTOVER LUNCH – “THE HAVEN” (BYO Chairs, Table, Cutlery and Plates and food suitable to share) 1330 Clean up 1400 Onwards – Say your Farewells Brisbane Bar
Gold Coast Seaway
03:34 1.44 m
02:42 0.84 m
09:26 0.76 m
08:17 0.42 m
16:18 1.88 m
15:11 1.21 m
23:15 0.79 m
22:05 0.40 m
Local tide (Couran Cove) – LOW 11mins earlier, HIGH 6mins later than the Brisbane Bar.
Note: Facilities at BOAT Club will also be open for Cruisers on the weekend.
Local tide (Couran Cove) – LOW 11mins earlier, HIGH 6mins later than the Brisbane Bar.
Picture perfect Cruising weather at Tipplers Passage.
(above) Ralph Wilson’s commissioned painting of Horseshoe Bay
Previous Winners 2012
The Lund Family
The Tessier Family
The Leck Family
The Elliott Family
The Poulsen Family
The Petroff Family
The Bryant Family
The Marty Family
The Neilson Family
The Shaw Family
Bob & Elizabeth Rose
The Kosecki Family
The Nankervis Family
The Pearce Family The Thomson Family
“Altair” “Imagine IX”
The Williams Family
The Morris Family
The Gaunt Family
The Turner Family
“Coral Coaster II”
Lloyd & Liz Hillman
Colin & Hazel Cook
Rod & Desley Park
John & Wendy Ridler
Tim & Frances Green
Tom & Betty Slattery
Paul & Iris Harris
Chris & Helen Dow
Jack & Yvonne Clay
“Sea Chief III”
Ted & Anne Davenport
Cliff & Robin Matfin
Nev & Pam Anderson
“Wanderers Paradise” RBC
Ray & Peg Lawson
Neil & Daphne Thompson
Bruce & Roma King
Des & Denice Clements
Graham & Dianne Mouatt
Derek & Ellen Becker
Paul & Diane Perrin
Every family taking part in the Cruise is competing for this trophy. The late John Hattrick, whilst Commodore of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, instigated the first Bay Cruise in 1976 in the interests of safe family boating. To quote from John’s original request: “ Following my involvement with the initiation of this event, our family would like to donate a significant perpetual trophy to be known as the “Hattrick Family Trophy”. We would like to see this awarded to the family which, in the opinion of the Cruise Committee, has participated in the Bay Cruise in the best traditions of the boating fraternity with regards to involvement and fellowship”. Subsequently, Ralph Wilson was commissioned to paint a scene in Horseshoe Bay, a place dear to the hearts of the Hattrick family, and each year the winners name and club is attached to the frame. The painting then hangs in the Club for the ensuing year. To quote further from remarks made by John Hattrick in finalising details of the trophy: “ The thought of our family making this presentation principally evolved from a desire to show our appreciation of the many happy times we spent on Moreton Bay as a family when our children were growing up, particularly in Horseshoe Bay, the subject of the painting, and a contribution on our part to the escalating goodwill amongst the members of all boating clubs using Moreton Bay. The painting will always remain the property of the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and will be returned to the Bay Cruise Committee prior to each Bay Cruise for re-presentation by either myself, a member of our family, or the current Commodore of Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron or his appointee.” This trophy is currently held by The Lund Family from “Ollyvia”, BOAT.
Cruise Reunion Every year, a month or so after the Cruise, a Reunion Lunch is held at one of the participating boat club’s clubhouse and trophies are presented to the deserving winners.
Last year’s Reunion Lunch was held at Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron and was a laid-back event with both adults and quite a few kids attending. A few laughs were had at some of the memorable photos that were shown on the projector screen during the afternoon and Cruisers could catch up over a delicious meal and a few drinks. This year the Reunion Lunch will be held at Moreton Bay Boat Club at Scarborough on Sunday 17 November. If you didn’t indicate you’d like to come on your Cruise application form, then let Treasurer Sue Park “Whatever” know and she can add your name to the list. Payment for the lunch is not due until 10 November, so there’s plenty of time.
Valerie Carew-Reid and Robert Schluter “Foxy Lady III” with their trophy for Pride of the Fleet (Power).
Hope to see you there!
Mike Morris “Jodien”, Rear Commodore in 2012, ready to present a trophy. Mike is Vice Commodore this year.
You can check out their stunning vessel, which they live on full-time as their retirement home, in the Pride of the Fleet Winners story on the following pages.
Interclub Bay Cruise
Reunion Lunch & Trophy Presentations
Sunday 17 November 12 noon
Moreton Bay Boat Club
Bird O’Passage Parade, Scarborough
Come and join us at the Reunion Lunch for Crumbed Reef Fish, Crumbed Calamari, selection of Deli Meats, Whole Ham sliced, cold BBQ Chicken pieces, salads, wedges and bread rolls.
Adults $33.00 Kids $13.50 / $8.50
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2012 Pride of the Sail: “Jo-De V” Specs: 2010 Catalina 445, 44.5ft sailing, 2 double-cabins Engine: 57hp auxillary Skipper & Crew: John and Debra Caulfield Club: MBBC
A bit of history... In 2005 the “Pride of the Fleet” awards were introduced for the first time on the Interclub Bay Cruise. The awards will be given to skippers who present their vessels for judging in a condition that demonstrates a pride of ownership. Certain criteria will be used in the judging. Points will be allocated in categories of presentation, cleanliness, nautically themed and overall appeal to the judges. Based on similar competitions run by classic car gatherings, our Concourse will not give advantage to bigger or newer vessels. Vessels will be closely scrutinised from 2:00 pm at Southport Yacht Club on Thursday by the Commodore, the past year’s winners and the sponsors of the award (if available). Paint the plimsoll, shine the stainless, tidy the toilet, dress the davits, man the mainsail, clean the cleats, wash the winch, polish the pewter, decorate the decks, scrub the stern, buff the bow and flush the toilet!! Winners will be announced with ample time for everyone to admire our “Pride of the Fleet”. Get to it and … good luck to all.
When John won Pride of the Fleet last year, he dedicated his win to his late father Tony Caulfield. Many old-school Cruisers would remember his parent’s vessel, “Dancer”, as Tony and his wife Von were Cruise regulars for many years. Sadly, Von passed away in July this year just before John and Debra left for a three-month cruise to the Whitsundays. John never attended the Cruise on his parents boat, but he’s known about the Cruise for longer than he cares to remember. He’s attended around a half dozen Cruises with his own family, and his first was some 25 years ago when his kids were little (they’re in their early 30s now). “Jo De V” is one of many vessels John and Debra have owned, including both sailing and powered cruisers; the most recent being “Jo-De IV”, a Fairway 36. His current boat however, is by the far the most immaculately appointed.
“It has everything – generator, desalinator, air conditioning, washing machine, two cabins, two toilets and an electric blanket on the bed for when it gets cold,” John commented. Moored in the canal behind his house at Scarborough, the boat is conveniently located for John to partake in social sailing every Wednesday and Saturday with Moreton Bay Boat Club, well… that is unless he’s cruising somewhere else. It also makes it easy to keep up the maintenance, as it’s only a short walk down his jetty. John also has a current model 20ft Cruisecraft, called “Jo-De 6”, for when he wants to go out fishing in the bay; and for his young grandchildren who are learning to sail, he has “Jo-De 7”, a Walker Bay sailing boat which lives on the beach behind the house. The most memorable trip on “Jo-De V” so far was last New Year’s Eve, when he travelled to Sydney and anchored up below the Sydney Harbour Bridge for the New Year’s Eve Fireworks. I’m sure the photo below only shows a glimpse of how spectacular it must’ve been. John and Debra will still be away in the Whitsundays for this year’s Cruise, but they said they would think of us while they were on Whitehaven Beach.
Fleet Winners Power: “Foxy Lady III” Specs: 1989 Sea Ranger, 46ft aft cabin motor cruiser, 2 double-cabins + aft cabin Engines: Twin 135hp Ford Lehmans Skipper & Crew: Robert Schluter and Valerie Carew-Reid Club:
Purchased in early 2011, “Foxy Lady III” is Robert and Valerie’s two-bedroom retirement unit on the water. They live onboard full-time and are making the most of being retired, but are not skimping on their modern conveniences either. Robert said, “I love how roomy the boat is, and it’s very economical on fuel with the smaller engines. We travel at around 8 knots and carry 2500L of fuel, which gives us a range of 1000 nautical miles.”
In recalling his ‘not-so memorable’ moment on “Foxy Lady III”, Robert said, “When we first bought the boat it had to be brought up from Sydney. With a weather window that looked suitable, the decision to make the trip in one go was made. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t kind for the whole trip, and I was quite sick for 20 hours of the 60-hour journey.”
club Bay Cruise from a Cruise regular, David Mason-Cox “Sunshine”.
When not cruising, “Foxy Lady III’s” home is Compass Marina at Scarborough, not far from their boat club, Moreton Bay Boat Club; which was where they first learned of the Inter-
“Foxy Lady III” won’t be attending this year’s Cruise, but only because they’ll be heading north to spend time around the Keppel Islands. Tough job, but someone’s gotta do it!
Robert and Valerie are making the most of their retirement and head off on trips further afield when they can. They were lucky enough to be in Hervey Bay in July this year and got to see the Orcas that were visiting the Great Sandy Straits at the time.
More Trophies & Awards There are many other trophies up for grabs each year. Some of the major trophies include the following: Torque Ford Trophy — for the best participating Club is awarded each year to the Club which, in the Cruise Committee’s opinion, has best participated in all Cruise activities, as a representative Club.
Suncorp Trophy — for the best Host Club night is awarded each year to the Club which, in the Cruise Committee’s opinion, has best participated as the Host Club on the Cruise. Masters Realty Family Sailing Challenge — winner of the Cruise Sailing Challenge. Nautical Knucklehead — awarded for the most embarrassing nautical mishap during the week.
Salt Air Games Trophy — awarded for Club participation and performance, based on averages over various events. CBA (Come Back Again) — encouragement award for Virgin Cruisers — based on participation and contribution during the week. This trophy was donated by David and Karen Nelson, “Leaway”. If you think someone is deserving of these awards, then nominate them to a Committee member.
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Show us your Talent! In a group or on their own, our talented 2012 Cruisers gave us a show with a little bit of everything – some fabulous cheerleaders, singers, a clarinet soloist, a martial arts demonstration, poets and storytellers, a group song, and a Banjo and Guitar duet! So do you have a talent you want to share? Well, we want you to show it to us! We will have a specially-selected judging panel of well-respected Cruisers – we can’t guarantee a Minogue, a Madden or a Spice Girl – but they will definitely be taking note of your performance and offering encouragement. This year the Sunshine Boat Sales Wise Guys and Starry Skies Talent Quest will be held at VMR Southport on Wednesday 25 September. So get your thinking caps on and write a script for a skit, choreograph a dance, dust off your musical instrument to play your favourite tune, or warm up those vocal chords to sing your heart out! The Talent Quest is a lot of fun for both participants and the audience, and is always a good night. We’re looking forward to see what talent our fabulous Cruisers will have for us this year! To register your act, see our Rear Commodore Paula Deadman “Missy” today – and don’t forget to rehearse whenever you can!
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Be in it to WIN it!
There be plenty o’ prizes to be won in ye olde Treasure Chest Draws each night.
If ye be wanting more tickets hand over ye pieces of eight to Treasurer Sue “Whatever”. Remember to support the sponsors who support us!
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Themed Activities Do you like a good competition? …and like to dress up? Well, then we’ve got plenty of activities right up your alley on the Cruise this year. Some are old favourites and others are new to our Programme … but one thing you can be assured of is that they’ll be heaps of fun. There are also many fabulous prizes up for grabs this year, way too many to mention (and some a surprise), so we guarantee you won’t be disappointed. Be part of it and you never know what you might win! Mermaids and Pirates Night (Sat 21 Sept) – Do you feel like being Captain Jack Sparrow for the evening? (*BYO Rum) or becoming a mermaid to mesmerise the pirates? Well this is your night ... Dress up, or walk the plank! Island Inflatables Trivia Night (Sun 22 Sept) – For Trivia buffs, search your grey matter (yes, your brain) for all that useless information that may come in handy. Choose your team carefully and work together. Great prizes on offer! Irish Night (Tue 24 Sept) – Get dressed up in your favourite Irish costume. (Hint: Green is a popular colour.) Come as old mate Paddy, an Irish Dancer, or even a Leprechaun… Our venue is Harrigan’s Irish Pub, so you’re sure to find ‘the Craic’. Calypso Bay Marina Bingo Night (Tue 24 Sept) – Legs eleven, two fat ladies, yes, they’ll all be there for our Bingo Night – not only can you win prizes, but you’ll also be contributing to a worthy cause, as we’ll be raising funds for VMR Jacobs Well.
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Access Insurance Bollywood Night (Thur 26 Sept) – Get out those brightly coloured Indian-inspired clothes, put on your Bindi (a coloured spot or decoration between your eyebrows) and dance the night away with the Cruisers who learnt all the dance moves at the Bollywood Dancing class earlier in the day.
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Question: So what did Cruisers get up to in 2012? Answer: Plenty!
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We stock all the boat gear you need whether you own a yacht, powerboat, tinnie, sailboat or a jet ski. • Huge product selection • Top brands • Competitive prices • Specialist service
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Shop Online 24/7 at
142 Brisbane Rd, Labrador 4215 P: 07 5537 2733
Manly Marine World 16/1029 Manly Rd, Tingalpa 4173 P: 07 3890 8370
Cnr Sandgate & Pritchard Rds Virginia 4014 P: 07 3265 5477
Cnr Compton & Kingston Rds Slacks Creek 4127 P: 07 3208 2899
Tipplers Licensed CafĂŠ
South Stradbroke Island, Gold Coast Australia.
Saturday and Sunday Breakfast 7.30am - 11am
Relax and enjoy. Finally the boating community, local families and visitors to the Gold Coast have a restaurant and bar at Tipplers again. We are a family-friendly destination with live entertainment, great coffee and delicious food. Drop in to see executive chef Rebecca Gava and her team for a meal or a drink on the newly built deck overlooking gorgeous Tipplers Passage. Tipplers Licensed CafĂŠ is fully licensed, offers wonderful views and friendly service.
Friday, Saturday and Sunday Lunch 12pm - 3pm Friday and Saturday Dinner 5:30pm - 8pm Previous night to any public holiday Dinner 5.30pm - 8pm Public holidays Breakfast 8.30am - 11am, Lunch 12pm - 3pm Queensland school holidays Breakfast 8:30am - 11am, Lunch 12pm - 3pm, Dinner 5:30pm - 8pm
Bookings phone (07) 5577 3025 during business hours or 0411 073 654 on weekdays