High hopes for week­end cruise

Whitsunday Times - - ON THE WATER -

ABOUT 10 boats and at least twice as many crew are ex­pected to hit the wa­ter this com­ing week­end for the Abell Point Yacht Club’s (APYC) first cruise in com­pany to Cid Har­bour on Whit­sun­day Is­land.

APYC me­dia of­fi­cer Luke McCaul said with Cy­clone Nathan head­ing to­wards the far north Queens­land coast, the com­mit­tee were cer­tainly keep­ing a weather eye.

“All the ar­range­ments are the same, how­ever we will be check­ing the weather on Fri­day to con­firm the go ahead of the event,” he said.

“If we get ad­verse wind and rain, the cruise will be can­celled and mem­bers will be in­vited down to Sor­rento’s on Satur­day af­ter­noon for Sun­down­ers on the deck.”

Mr McCaul and the other en­thu­si­as­tic mem­bers of the APYC are nonethe­less hop­ing the cy­clone stays clear, with noth­ing to in­ter­rupt this highly an­tic­i­pated so­cial event.

“The hope is that all mem­bers will min­gle, share sto­ries, have a great time and share their ex­pe­ri­ences with the com­mu­nity to pro­mote more mem­bers,” Mr McCaul said.

“[And] the more the mer­rier.”

Skip­pers on ves­sels wish­ing to de­part to­gether, can leave the Abell Point Ma­rina at about 2pm on Satur­day and cruise out to Cid Har­bour at their own pace.

The cost to at­tend is $20 per boat for APYC mem­bers and $30 per boat for non­mem­bers.

To RSVP email abell­pointyc@gmail.com.

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