Magnum Association Events

As well as cruising events, we have a number of social activities such as the Winter Dinner, Christmas BBQ and Easter at the Lakes (which includes the Magnum Cup race). On the interactive Google Calendar below, scroll through the months to see future events (click on each event for full details) ... and if you use Google Calendar yourself then use the + button on the bottom right to add the MYA Calendar to yours. Below the interactive Calendar there is also a static calendar that might be easier to view (but might not be updated regularly).

Please contact the President or a Committee member to suggest other events to add to our calendar. We would really like to hear from members right across Australia. To view a list of some of our past events, see the Calendar Archive.

MYA Calendar of Events

December 16, 2018 - Christmas BBQ & AGM:

The last couple of years we have combined the Christmas get together and the AGM ... and it has worked well. No one was forced into anything they didn't want to do ;-)

Venue and time will be sent to members via email.

Contact: Saxil Tuxen

February 9, 2019 - Tassie Cruise:

Yep, this is a long way off ... but start thinking about it now (and saving up for the ferry). This cruise in Tassie should not be missed. If the long tow to the Whitsundays is a bit daunting for you then this trip has a road distance less than that from Melbourne to the Gippsland Lakes! Ok, there is a ferry trip too, but the fare is similar to fuel costs for the Whitsundays. The date will be chosen to coincide with the Australian Wooden Boat Festival in Hobart which is Feb 8 - 11, 2019. In addition to cruising the D'Entrecasteaux Channel, you should also consider Macquarie Harbour / Gordon River on the west coast. It is a truly beautiful area. At least 2 weeks is needed for this trip. Date is definitely not final. Contact: John Weatherley

April 19, 2019 - Easter at The Lakes:

Magnum Yacht Association members have been getting together on the Gippsland Lakes at Easter time for well over 10 years. Come along and join in the fun. We will meet on the at Picnic Arm (off Duck Arm) on Saturday afternoon. The entertainment will include too much Champagne on Saturday night followed by an erratic race on Sunday (to be run by the GLYC - clockwise around Raymond Island finishing at the Yacht Club).

Contact: Saxil Tuxen

May 4 or May 18, 2019 - Refuge Cove Cruise:

Two dates! The weather once again prevented this cruise in 2018 so we are all looking forward to a great trip this year to, arguably, the most beautiful part of the Australian coastline. We have allocated a backup weekend in case the first weekend is blown out. Launch at Port Welshpool and sail down the protected eastern shores of Wilsons Promontory to the spectacular anchorage in Refuge Cove. Some people might make a long weekend of it and return on Monday. In case the wind happens to be from the east and not too strong, we will go to Tin Mine Cove in Corner Inlet. High tide at Port Welshpool on Saturday the 4th is at midday so we will be pushing against the current (same on the 18th)

Contact: John Weatherley

July 8, 2019 - Magnum Committee Meeting:

At Cheeky Squires in Frankston.

Contact: Gene Hodgkinson

July 27, 2019 - Magnum Winter dinner:

Come along to the Winter Dinner to meet other members and to support the Association. Share stories of warm summer cruises ... even if it is freezing outside.

Venue details will be communicated via the Forum.

Contact: Gene Hodgkinson

September 6, 2019 - Whitsundays Cruise:

Date to be confirmed. ! This is the classic long distance cruise. Your preparation work on your trailer, car and boat will be well rewarded when you reach the idyllic anchorages of the Whitsundays Islands.

Contact: Saxil Tuxen

October 26, 2019 - Goulburn River Cruise:

Date to be confirmed. ! This is a really easy and enjoyable event. Leave that mast at home and be amazed at getting the boat into the water within 15 minutes of arriving at pretty Lake Nagambie (1.5 hours north of Melbourne). We will motor up the beautiful Goulburn River to the Tahbilk Winery for lunch and a taste of some of their wines. After that we will motor another couple of miles to Mitchelton Winery and then find a nice river bank site for a campfire and BBQ (bring suitable utensils). On Sunday, lunch back at Tahbilk or somewhere nice on the river and then a leisurely trip back to the ramp. A great (freshwater) weekend.

Contact: John Weatherley

November 22, 2019 - Queenscliff Music Festival:

Last year we had heaps of Magnums and great weather at this event. To save on ticket costs get an "Early Bird Weekend Pass" or you can just get Friday and Saturday night tickets and go for a sail during the day. Launch at Martha Cove and sail across to the excellent marina at Queenscliff. Buy tickets for the Music Festival or just enjoy the free performances at the pubs and other venues in this beautiful township. A trip on the Blues Train is worth a day ticket to the festival though. Make it a long weekend by taking Friday and/or Monday off!

IMPORTANT: Book a berth early (like now) at the marina or you might miss out!

Contact: John Weatherley.