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The Goal: To have a relaxing cruise with fellow yachties and enjoy the sights of Moreton Bay.

The Agenda below will be fine tuned once we have numbers and weather conditions.

Please RSVP your intentions to Rosalie at rdolan53@gmail.com or via 0418 455 055.

Days Agenda

Thursday 28th March

18:30    Dinner at the Boardwalk cafe

19:30    Debrief in Auditorium following members draw.


Friday 29th March – Watch Brisbane to Gladstone Race start then to Sand Hills

The start of the race will be in Moreton Bay off the Shorncliffe headland and the finish will be in Gladstone Harbour.  The race is a 308 nautical mile passage race. The warning signal for the race is scheduled to be no earlier than 10:55 hours (Australian Eastern Standard Time) on 29th March 2024.


08:00   Estimated departure time (DANU) to Shorncliffe (approx. 14nm)

10:00   Arrive at start line off Shorncliffe and anchor (stay clear of competitors)

10:30   Monitor channel 67 for the scheduled radio call and move up to 77 to give your location

10:55   Race starts (note different divisions will have different starting times)

11:55   Depart for Sand Hills (approx. 12nm)

16:30   Sundowners on the beach

17:30   Dinner at leisure


Saturday 30th March – Dinghy to Gutter Bar for prawn lunch (HT 1.5m 12:00)

10:00   Depart on Dinghy to Gutter Bar (approx. 3nm)

12:00   Enjoy famous prawns at the Gutter Bar and banter with friends

13:30   Depart for Sandhills

16:30   Sundowners on the beach

17:30   Dinner at leisure


Sunday 31th March – Cruise to Deanbilla (or Myora depending on weather) – Visit Little Ship Club for lunch or travel around Stradbroke

09:00    Depart Sandhills for Deanbilla (18nm)

12:00   Gather on beach to walk to Little Ship Club (or take dinghies depending on weather)

12:30    Easter Lunch at Little Ship Club – music face painting and egg draws

14:00    Depart for yachts

17:00    Mingle on yachts


Monday 1st April – Explore Dunwich (or Point Lookout if people want)

09:00    Breakfast on yachts

11:00   Visit the sites at Dunwich including Straddie Brewery (possibly for lunch)

14:00    Depart for Manly at leisure


Steve Christie



Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron