Cruising Section News – April


Cruising Section

APRIL 2016


What an incredible Easter week-end with the weather giving varied conditions which was not suitable for our cruise to Rottnest Island so some of our members decided to sail to a closer destination in Becher Point and Penguin Island. On Monday 6 cruisers sailed up to Becher Point for lunch with the return sail made for very interesting sailing after the fresh sea breeze kicked in. All-in all a very pleasant week end sailings.

Falcon Bay

A few Sundays ago we sailed to this bay and found it to be a delightful destination. The entrance was narrow and on this occasion a swell was breaking on the south entrance reef. After motoring in, we found an area that 3 or 4 boats could anchor in 3/4 meters depth. We did not stay this time as the swell was coming into the bay, but on one of those days with the right conditions it would be a great alternative.

Presentation Dinner

Will be held on Saturday the 14th May at 6pm in the restaurant, The Cruising Section will be represented at this presentations evening and members can purchase tickets $50 p/p and reserve a place at the Cruise Section table via clubs reception. We have a couple of acknowledgements and would greatly appreciate your attendance. If you have any suitable photos of your cruising experience that can be projected during this event please e-mail me at

News on the jetty– A couple of large catamarans are heading to Indonesia soon and a ketch is planning a trip to the Montebello’s islands. Also there is a member on C jetty who would like crew to sail to Tasmania.

FSC has placed on their cruising calendar the following cruisers. Abrolhos Islands 26 May,      Dirk Hartog Island October   and the    Bali Rally 6 May 2017

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Future events

April               Date to be Advised   Ocean rally to Becher Point.

May 14th        Presentation dinner


Charles Tysoe

Cruising Captain