If you just want to cruise, we’ve got the group for you. It’s all about fun and adventure for our vibrant cruising group.

The RGYC Cruising Group meets for dinner on the first Thursday of each month from March to November.

The dinners are themed and have a guest speaker. Topics range from cruises undertaken by members to technical aspects of yachting and boating including sail making and engine maintenance. All RGYC members and their guests are welcome to attend.

The Cruising Group often arrange extended cruises for those interested. Some past trips have visited the Gippsland Lakes, Hobart and Flinders Island. These trips are structured to assist new boaters venture further afield with the safety of more experienced members.

Top of Tassie Tour

The “Top of Tassie Tour” is a Bass Strait Cruise, supported by TLC Aged Care.

While this is not a RGYC endorsed event, skippers with suitable and capable boats and crew were invited to participate.

Twelve yachts have embarked on the cruise, heading to King Island, then on to Three Hummock Island, with some also planning on venturing down to Strahan and the Gordon River. After enjoying a calm crossing of Bass Straight, they are now sheltering from strong South Westerlies and hoping the fish will bite.

You can check their progress via AIS with apps such as Marine Traffic marine traffic.

The fleet consists of Apsara, Bundaberg, Final Final, Goggo, Iona, Just Cruzin 11, Malu Spirit, PerSEAverence, Pipe Dream, Pronto, Reverie, Seconda & Wild Honey.

We would like to acknowledge the generous support of TLC Healthcare for this event, along with Great Circle Life Rafts, National Marine Wraps, Digital Yacht, Twenty4Seven, B&G and Icom.

Van Diemen’s Land Cruise

RGYC also partners with the RYCT to stage the biennial Van Diemen’s Land Cruise, which a large contingent of Geelong yachts participating. Details of the next cruise can be found here.

There are no pre-requisites to becoming a member of the cruising group, simply attend any activity and enjoy the benefits of being around like-minded sailors.

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