The Nature of this Rendezvous Cruise
The RPAYC Sesquicentenary Coral Coast 2017 Rendezvous Cruise is an independently sailed cruise based on departure from Pittwater from May 2017, and return in October 2017 for the Club 150 years celebrations,
The CC17 Cruise is designed to enable participants to leave Pittwater on their personal time table and return at a time to suit their commitments. Participants will sail as far north as their personal timetable allows and will turn south at any point and/or time and re-synchronise at any future rendezvous location. The cruise is therefore flexible in cruising time, cruising distance, cruising locations and cruising company.
This is an organised rendezvous cruise only, with no organised on-water component. Requirements will be set out in the CC17 NORC. When ready you will be able to download the CC17 Notice of Rendezvous Cruise from the Documents page of this website. (NORC and Rendezvous Cruise Instructions (RCI).
CC17 Polos, Caps and Hats for Sale
A clothing range of polo shirts and caps and hats are available for sale. All purchases are by pre-order with delivery April 2017. Samples will be available to try on at April First Friday and on each of the seminar days below except 22 April. ORDERS CLOSE AT APRIL FIRST FRIDAY.
Download the Order Form HERE. ( If you cannot download this form please email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the form. )
Complete the form and email it to the address on the form. Your order will be acknowledged. The cost will be charged to your Club Account. All polo shirts are $30 with $10 for caps and $15 for brimmed hats. All have the embroided CC17 logo.
Expression of Interest and on going Planning
An 'Expression of Interest' form is now open. Please CLICK HERE to advise of your interest in this cruise. As the cruise is only a couple of months away a call to Leon would assist. Detailed planning for rendezvous locations and marinas is happening right now.
The dates for the CC17 Seminar series are:
Electrical Maintenance Seminar
This seminar is an introduction to Marine Electrics and Troubleshooting. It is about understanding what a cruising sailor should expect from a marine electrical system and then how to manage those expectations.
It deals with three basic questions:
1. What is my daily electrical consumption?
2. What battery types and capacity do I require?
3. What battery charge devices, charge current and charge time do I require?
Understanding both the meaning and answers to these questions will ensure trouble free electrical operation.
As the battery is the core of all marine electrical installation, this lecture is primarily about batteries, how they work, how to manage and maintain them. The course also covers basic marine DC circuits, marine systems and how to diagnose basic marine DC faults.
Preparation, Navigation & Seamanship
This will be a panel discussion and will have opportunity for discussion of points and issues raised by those attending.
Health Care while Cruising
The notes from this previous seminar are available. This was an excellent and very useful seminar. Just click each name to download.
A number of northbound and southbound rendezvous locations and windows are defined in the Coral Coast 2017 Cruise Schedule. Cruise participants wishing to rendezvous will meet at each rendezvous location during the rendezvous window to share prior passage experiences in the traditional First Friday format, and discuss and plan the next cruise passage prior to departing in company or individually for the next rendezvous location. You can download the Cruise Schedule HERE.
Rendezvous Locations and planned windows
Actual dates will be advised close to the rendezvous window depending on weather and other conditions
23 May 2017 to 26 May 2017 MOOLOOLABA
16 June 2017 to 18 June 2017 ROSLYN BAY
28 June 2017 to 2 July 2017 MACKAY
17 July 2017 to 21 July 2017 AIRLIE BEACH
31 July 2017 to 4 August 2017 MAGNETIC ISLAND
14 August 2017 to 18 August 2017 DUNK ISLAND
4 September 2017 to 6 September 2017 MACKAY
15 September 2017 to 19 September 2017 BUNDABERG