Cruise in com­pany a com­plete suc­cess

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

PER­FECT weather, a sandy beach, and good com­pany, were fea­tures of the Abell Point Yacht Club’s (APYC) first cruis­ing event for 2014.

A to­tal of 10 boats and 22 pe- ople sailed away to Hook Is­land’s Ma­cona Inlet es­pe­cially for the weekend event.

APYC Cruise Cap­tain, Barry Lake, said the cruise was a com­plete suc­cess, bring­ing to- gether a di­verse group of sail­ing folk, all keen to get out on the wa­ter. “Com­bin­ing this with a balmy evening bar­be­cue on the beach made for a great weekend,” he said. Mr Lake thanked ev­ery­one who took part in the event and par­tic­u­larly Bob Borer, for his as­sis­tance in “spread­ing the word”.

APYC will be hold­ing a se­ries of cruis­ing events over the com­ing months, with the next one be­ing an Easter cruise to Thomas Is­land.

Cruis­ing yachts are also en­cour­aged to join in the club’s fort­nightly Fri­day af­ter­noon rum races.

The next race will be held to­mor­row, Fri­day March 21 and a spe­cial course and prize has been ar­ranged.

Any­one in­ter­ested in par­tic­i­pat­ing should head to Sor­rento’s Bar at about 3pm. Par­tic­i­pants meet af­ter the race at Sor­rento’s for live mu­sic, pre­sen­ta­tions, raf­fles and more. For more in­for­ma­tion phone APYC rear com­modore Tim Os­borne on 0437 252 702 or email apyc@hot­mail.com.

CRUIS­ING COM­RADES: Char­lie Preen, Henry Kelder, Kath Borer, Sandy Clark, Val Kelder, Kelvin Warner, Betty Preen, Janice Lake, Julie Sheer, Heather Mar­shall, Bob Borer, Ma­ree Apps, Mur­ray Sheer, Graeme Apps and Andrew Mar­shall en­joyed a beach bar­be­cue at Ma­cona Inlet as part of the Abell Point Yacht Club's first 2014 cruis­ing event.

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