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SS Rendezvous - Get Out of Town as been announced
The Other Geelong Regatta Results
Last weekend five boats participated in SS Rendezvous: The Other Geelong Regatta, a cruise to Geelong.
The winner on the day was sailing, cruising and just being out there, on the water and in your boat.
SS Rendezvous is about arriving and Anxious was first to arrive (20 minutes early), followed by Dreamcatcher (20 minutes late), Extravagance III (somewhat later) and then Forte (well, they were cruising so who cares what time they arrived). Jen and Andy from New Brunette drove to Geelong as Andy is still recovering from knee surgery.
All crews enjoyed a well earned refreshment at RGYC after a solid sail into a sometimes boistrous 20 kt southerly breeze. Later, hearty appetites were quenched at the nearby Wharf Shed Cafe.
Sunday was the pay-off day, enjoying a very handy 15 kt following breeze all the way to RYCV.
SS Rendezvous - Up the Creek was a hit, with 10 boats meeting at Docklands for a fun afternoon. This weekend, SS Rendezvous - The Other Geelong Regatta is on, a social gathering at RGYC.
Please see this page for details
RYCV Social Sailing - Rendezvous
Are you looking for something other than racing around the sticks?
Would you like to pour your chosen drink somewhere other than where you started?
Sometimes it is about the destination.
Introducing Social Sailing - Rendezvous, or SS Rendezvous - sailing events for everyone, whether you are a cruiser, racer or just looking for an excuse to spend more time on boats.
SS Rendezvous is about arriving, how you get there is up to you (Bogart walked, Katherine Hepburn rowed, James Bond motored and Captin’ Jack swaggered... so you’ll be in fine company). SS Rendezvous are not a race, but an exercise in passage planning, aiming to arrive on time and looking good.
To kick things off, the first Rendezvous will be a short trip up river, on Sunday, 2 December to Marina | YE for a late lunch. SS Rendezvous- Up the Creek if you like!
The Boatbuilders Yard, South Warf for drinks. The fleet will depart individually as required to pass under the Bolte Bridge at 1300, and then proceed to Marina | YE (the southern part of Docklands, where the river continues to Melbourne). Boats are invited to share a plate of food from your galley or walk to
Boats may return whenever they wish, or remain at Marina | YE for the night. The marina will not charge unless staying overnight, but have asked that skippers book individually so that they have contact numbers for all boats.
This inaugural SS Rendezvous event is open to all registered RYCV vessels and we ask that you express your interest by entering the event online.
For more information, contact SS Rendezvous coordinators Andy Merlot or Jen Thompson and regularly visit the cruising tab on the RYCV website.
Marina | YE
03 9681 8394
Upcoming Social Sailing Events:
2 December 2012 (Sunday) - SS Rendezvous - Up the Creek
short sail up river for socialising
16 December 2012 (Sunday) - SS Rendezvous - Anchor for Lunch
5-8 nm sail (depending on wind direction), raft up at anchor and share lunch
26-30 December 2012 - RYCV Magical Mystery Tour
multi day adventure outside the heads - supported by RYCV safety vessels
2-3 Febuary 2012 - SS Rendezvous - The Other Geelong Regatta
cruise to Geelong the weekend after that regatta for some RGYC hospitality
16-17 Febuary 2012 - SS Rendezvous - Get Out of Town!
sail to the vicinity of Portarlington and anchor for a BBQ and an overnight stay