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Brisbane Waters Cruise

Postby Pete C » Sun May 08, 2011 9:57 pm

As copied from the May edition of Careel News -

DATES: 13th – 15th May 2010
WHERE TO LAUNCH: Woy Woy boat ramp, Brick Wharf Rd, Brisbane
LAUNCH TIME: Friday evening or Saturday morning
HOW TO GET THERE: From Sydney, follow the F3 Freeway
northbound, turn off at the Gosford exit (past Mooney Mooney Bridge),
take the Central Coast Hwy towards Gosford, at the bottom of the hill in
west Gosford turn right at the lights into Brisbane Waters Dve.
Follow this for about 7km to Woy Woy, after crossing the bridge, turn
left into The Boulevard, then turn right into Brick Wharf Rd towards the
Meet Friday evening at Woy Woy ramp, prior to launching.
(Contact RC Bob for details on this arrangement).
Launch boats & have Morning Tea at Woy Woy.
Sail to Ettalong (or Patonga depending on conditions) for lunch, with scenic
views of Brisbane Waters, including St Hubert’s Island, The Rip Bridge,
Daley’s Pt & Kilcare.
Afternoon sail on Woy Woy, then Happy Hour at our overnight spot.
DINNER – Take-Away (excellent Fish & Chips) or on the Careel Bbq, then
a warm GLUHWEIN – Please bring your favourite roughest red as a contribution!
Bring your warm clothes – jackets, trackies & beanies.
Brekkie – Careel Time
Sail on Brisbane Waters to a nominated beach for lunch, the sail back to
Woy Woy to retrieve our boats.
Radio Contact: Channel 27.88 then 27.94,
Facilities: Toilets at Woy Woy, shops, take-away & pub very close to overnight
Don’t Forget: Rough Red for GLUHWEIN
CRUISE CAPTAIN: Rear Commodore, Bob, Tel. 0419293717

The weather is looking brilliant at this stage for the cruise, so no excuses. Get out there and enjoy your Careel :D


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Re: Brisbane Waters Cruise

Postby peter connor » Mon May 09, 2011 12:22 pm

We will be there.


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Re: Brisbane Waters Cruise

Postby jamesw » Tue May 10, 2011 11:50 am

Please take care between Woy Woy and Patonga. That part of Broken Bay is classed as open water so don't attempt it if the weather is less than perfect.

The channel out into BB hugs the Eastern coast and is quite narrow. The flats to the West always look a little treacherous. is the link to the MSB maps. To print them blow them up to 200% then take a snapshot then import into Word or something. Current maps have the lat/long shown so they are quite easy to set up for Seaclear or whatever mapping programs you use on your GPS.

The Rip Bridge is called that for good reason.

Jake and I sailed his new (to him) Manitou ketch from Gosford up to Lake Mac. His chartplotter had the last track of the previous owner and you could see exactly where they ran aground!

It's certainly very pretty.

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Re: Brisbane Waters Cruise

Postby sail417 » Tue May 17, 2011 9:46 pm

Yes James, no fish and chips at Patonga, we could see the surf breaking from Ettalong Beach. :shock:

We had five boats including a new member, John, who has recently purchased C18 #108 "Mon Rever". Saturday was a bit cold, in fact, a bit more than a bit, but Sunday was quite a pleasant day, however the wind had dropped right off so the sailing wasn't too demanding.

It really turned out to be a pleasant cruise as long as you had warm clothes and warm bedding. If you didn't, the Gluhwein would have helped you to get through Saturday night. =))

We had beautiful clear sky's during the evening giving us a clear view of the moon at dusk and the aligning four planets just before and at dawn. The planets being Mercury, Venus, Mars and Jupiter. You will see them in the pictures, well, three of them anyway.

There are now some pictures in the Gallery section that tell the story.
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