Welcome to the Cruising Yacht Association of Victoria
 
Good day members
The October meeting will take place next Monday 1st October at 8pm at Bells Hotel in South Melbourne.

Come along to help us celebrate the completion of Hugh Pilsworth's second world circumnavigation.  This will be a chance to hear from Hugh about his adventures on this recent trip and for us to recognise his achievement.

If you're looking for something to do this long AFL Grand Final Weekend bring your boat up to Melbourne City Marina at Docklands and join us in having a BBQ and watching the Grand Final on the big tv in the lounge.  It will be warm and dry in the lounge - different from the weather forecast.

And if you're planning your Melbourne Cup weekend, don't forget we're cruising to Martha Cove again.  This was very popular last year, with a winery tour, CYAV BBQ and general comradery is a great weekend. 

I look forward to seeing you at our meeting next Monday.  Coffee and tea will be available in the meeting room.

 
Ian Reichelt, Editor and Webmaster
 
The Cruising Yacht Association of VIctoria is made up of many yacht owners and people who sail, who also belong to other yacht clubs around Australia.  There is a common bond with many yachties wanting to meet or obtain information from fellow cruisers on trips that may take place in the future or cruises that have already taken place.
 
This cruising association was formed in 1977 by Geoff Stewart at a meeting at a Melbourne Yacht Club and started with 40 initial members.
 
The philosophy of the cruising association is to provide its members with an environment where information about cruising journeys and technical advice on equipment is provided via a number of forums, including a monthly meeting to meet and hear interesting and educational speakers.
 
This monthly meeting is held eleven times a year at Bells Hotel in South Melbourne on the first Monday evening of each month at 08.00pm.  In November, due to Melbourne Cup, the meeting is held on the second Monday.
 
Membership of our association also provides a monthly Newsletter published eleven times a year.  This newsletter includes cruising stories, news of member's whereabouts, commercial contacts for obtaining products or work done on their boats and articles submitted by members and many other sources of interest.
 
We also share information via a video library which is available to loan to all members and is accessed by meeting the Video Librarian at each of the monthly meetings.  There are also some club items available for sale at meetings.
 
The cost to be a member is $40.00 per year payable in advance on the 1st July each year
 
This web site will contain a copy of the current newsletter, Ebb Tidings,  each month for current members to download in colour.  Previous editions will also be available for download. You will also find a page of committee members to assist with your inquiries along with a membership form to join the association .
 
Everyone is welcome to attend our meetings at no cost.  We look forward to new members joining and are very willing to receive information from members and other yachties for the newsletter.
 
Welcome to our website.
 
Your Editor
Ian Reichelt