Do you own a trailable yacht and want a great weekend away? Why not join the trailable yacht season opening weekend at Melbourne City Marina, Docklands on October 21 and 22.
If you have not had the trailable yacht out on the water for some time, this is the event to rediscover sailing your trailable yacht in the great company of many other trailable yacht sailors.
Victorian trailable yachts are once again gathering in Melbourne’s Docklands for the annual season opening event on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October. The event builds on the success of the last five years where dozens of sailors have attended a dinner to celebrate the start of the sailing season and participate in the Cruising Helmsman Bob Couper Memorial Nautical Trivia Quiz.
Bob Couper was a legendary and regular contributor to Cruising Helmsman with his column: `The Ideas Locker’ and his later book `Cruising Essentials’. The sailing quiz is now being conducted annually in honour of the legacy he left behind. Thanks to Cruising Helmsman for their continued support of this event.
If you have ideas about getting into a trailable yacht, Sunday 22 October is a ‘Discover Sailing’ day on the waters of Victoria Harbour and the general public is invited to come and try sailing on a range of trailable yachts. There will also be a number of yachts on trailers exhibited on the waterfront promenade which will help demonstrate to the general public the versatility of a trailable yacht.
The event is being coordinated by Australian Sailing’s Victorian Trailable Yacht Division with assistance from clubs and associations.
The Discover Sailing event at Docklands is free for the general public to attend and provides a great opportunity to learn more about joining the social trailable yacht community. Information about learn to sail courses and some specific trailable yacht syllabus modules being developed will also be available at the Discover Sailing event.
Further information about the weekend of activities and other Victorian trailable yacht information can be found on the Victorian Trailable Yacht Division website