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

August 5, 2017 - Winter Dinner:

This event is a great way to shrug off the Winter blues and talk about past or future sailing. Final date and venue ... to be confirmed soon.

Contact: Saxil Tuxen

September 10, 2017 - Whitsundays Cruise:

We already have 4 Magnums for the 2017 cruise to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. It would be great to have more ... maybe beat the record of 6 boats in 2013.If you haven't taken your boat to the Whitsundays ... what are you waiting for? It's never too early to start those jobs: checking or replacing trailer bearings and tyres, car and boat servicing etc. And a word of advice: Completely empty your boat and only put back light things like sails. All the heavy stuff like anchors, chain, dinghy and outboard etc. etc. should go in the car. Get rid of all the stuff you have accumulated in the boat and completely empty the fuel and water tanks. Don't take any food or booze at all. It's the same price in Qld. Also, if you are coming from Victoria, you should seriously consider the coast route instead of the inland.

Contact: John Weatherley

November 24, 2017 - 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.

December 10, 2017 - 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

March 3, 2018 - Port Lincoln and Coffin Bay Cruise:

It is a really easy drive to the Eyre Peninsula. Once there you have the choice of cruising the beautiful Coffin Bay and/or the fantastic islands off Port Lincoln. You own the best trailable yacht ... well put it to good use and get on the road to S.A. A bit of research on Matthew Flinders' voyage will give you a taste of the amazing history of this area. This incudes the Labour Day weekend on the 12th. Two weeks is enough time for this cruise.

Contact John Weatherley

March 10, 2018 - Marlay Point 50th Anniversary Race:

How about competing in this iconic overnight race from Lake Wellington to Paynesville. Apparently this will be its 50th anniversary so it will be a special race. Maybe we should get a lot of Magnums involved?

Contact: Saxil Tuxen

March 31, 2018 - 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 19, 2018 - Refuge Cove Cruise:

Note change of date! The weather once again prevented this cruise in 2017 so we are all looking forward to a great trip this year to, arguably, the most beautiful part of the Australian coastline. 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 is at 10:35 so departure by 10:00 would be good.

Contact: John Weatherley

June 16, 2018 - Goulburn River Cruise:

Note change of date! 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

August 4, 2018 - Winter Dinner:

Please come along and support your Association. You will have a great time!

Contact: Gene Hodgkinson

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