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Destination (weather permitting):

Anchorage south of Lytton Reach shipping channel (not to be confused with Lytton Rocks Reach shipping channel) followed by a 1.3nm commute by tender to Fort Lytton pontoon.

Cruise Captain: Ross Letten (Sensation)

Mobile: 0402 962 953

Email: rossletten@hotmail.com

RSVP: audience limited to just 25 people so booking will operate on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Please respond by email to above email to rossletten@hotmail.com


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The performance is a promenade piece and is not suitable for those requiring assistance with walking. Payment is on the night by card, cash or cheque $20 per person. Wear appropriate clothes and footwear for being outdoors at night. The presentation doesn’t commence until 18:50 but we thought we would meet ashore at our normal 16:00 sundowners time. We are welcome to bring a picnic supper and drinks to have before the show apparently.

Detailed Programme:

Friday 24 November

1800hrs Join us for dinner at RQYS and catch up with fellow cruisers.

Please let us know if you are coming to dinner so that a booking can be made.


Saturday 25 November

1600hrs This is the approximate time that we suggest meeting at the Fort Lytton

Pontoon. So working back you will probably need to allow at least half an hour for arriving at the anchorage, launching the tender and traversing the approximate 1.3nm commute to the Fort Lytton pontoon.

1850hrs Performance commences


Sunday 26 November

Depart at your leisure.


Anchoring considerations

MSQ have advised as follows:

“As we discussed the Lytton Rocks Reach and Quarantine Flats Reach of the Brisbane River is a major shipping channel. This section of the river also has a ship swing basin which is located opposite the Fort Lytton pontoon so anchoring in this area could cause shipping navigational issues.

Recommend checking either Aquarium Passage or sections of Boat Passage for suitable anchoring and vicinity of Fort Lytton. Another popular anchorage area is the Quarries Reach area of North Shore Hamilton and Colmslie.”

Unfortunately neither Aquarium Passage nor Boat Passage offer sufficient depth except for power boats or other shoal draft craft. And Quarries Reach would involve a 4nm commute by tender to Fort Lytton. Not much fun for those of us with 2hp Yamahas for tender propulsion!

However’ following a reconnaissance visit last week I believe that the margin south of the Lytton Reach navigation area denoted in brown in the following extract from MSQ’s Beacon to Beacon guide is the best available option with a commute distance of about 1.3nm. The envisaged anchorage area is between the two day-glo yellow arrows that I have added to the chart. The margin is about a cable (185m) wide and

about three cables (550m) long. It affords adequate depths for anchorage for most vessels. The Lat Long of the upstream end is approximately 27 25 45 S by 153 08 20 E.

Note that anchoring anywhere in the Brisbane River can present its challenges due to the accumulation of debris on the river floor and the risk of fouling.

There is no stigma or impediment associated with coming to the performance by car if you prefer!


Brisbane Bar Tide Times

Saturday 25 November

Sunday 26 November






















The tide times are in metres above Prediction Datum, red for low water and blue for high water. The times stated are Australian Eastern Standard Time.


Note for Skippers:

Skippers of participating vessels need to be aware that participation in the RQYS Sail Cruising Group events has the potential for dangerous circumstances to arise and that the responsibility for taking part or continuing to participate in Sail Cruising Group events remains solely with you as the skipper. You must exercise appropriate seamanship and discretion as to whether you should participate in or continue with any cruise.


Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron