Valentine's Day Weekend Cruise Report

It was great to see so many members attending our Valentines Day cruise to Deanbilla on 13/14 February 2021 with 22 people and one dog in attendance. We had seven boats at anchor in the bay: Rhythmic (Phil & Heather), Affaire (Shane & Sue), Nicky C (Ian & Debra, Graham & Cheryl), Purrfik (Ray), Skimble (Paul & Monique), Kestrel (Richard & assorted offspring) and Playtime (John & Julie) plus it was amazing to see those members who made the effort to come across on the ferry and join us at Deanbilla, so special thanks are due to Bruce & Lyn, and Wolfgang & Birgit. Saturday morning dawned bright and sunny and it was a very pleasant downwind sail to Deanbilla in 10-12kn N-NE winds across a calm bay. Some took the opportunity for a swim at Horseshoe Bay on the way. Sundowners was held ashore on Saturday afternoon in very pleasant company, Prizes (champagne, chocolates and roses of course!) were awarded for the dress-up (couples/romance theme) and also for the 'how well do you know your partner' quiz. Richard & Deb might have found some of the questions a bit alarming being a father/daughter pair but everyone joined in the fun in good spirit. The receding spring tide resulted in a few tenders being stranded high and dry and led to a challenging trip back to the boats for dinner and after-dinner drinks. The night at anchor was a gentle rocking action, possibly due to a slight swell but maybe it was all that Valentine's Day romance! Sunday morning started off a bit drizzly but that cleared up quickly and didn't dampen a stroll into Dunwich for coffee and cake. A strong southerly change was forecast and with news of 30+ knots hitting Gold Coast seaway, most of the fleet decamped early for the trip home. 

 Multihull Yacht Club Queensland

The MYCQ is Australia's premier Multihull Yacht Club. We count some very experienced sailors among our members, who have achieved many championships, titles, world voyages, Australian and even world circumnavigations. Also included in our membership are most of Australia's principal multihull designers, many builders and other people in the marine industry. This wealth of knowledge is a great asset of our club.
2021 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
Rex and Storm Bay at the start. Zero is the start boat.
2019 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
From left: Cosmos, Rushour, Top Gun, Fruition, Boss
2018 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
Hasta La Vista and Kestral under RAAF C-17A Globemaster III
2017 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
Rushour, Boss Racing, Plan B, Top Gun, XL2, No Problem, Hasta La Vista, Fantasia, Renaissance
2016 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
Free Spirit, Boat Works, Fantasia, Hasta La Vista, Boss, Morticia
2015 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
Moticia, Fantasia, Boat Works (taken from Renaissance)
2014 Brisbane to Gladstone Start
No Problem, BulletProof, Fantasia, Hasta La Vista, McMoggy, Catalina, Cut Snake

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