The forecast wind, at this stage, for the GTYC Queenscliff to Geelong race on Sunday looks good, being Northwest at 10 to 15 knots and a warm 26-28°C max.
Entries are still open with late entries accepted up to one hour before the race starts on Sunday. See the NOR and Sailing Instructions on the Q2G Page for full details.
Q2G is definitely on. The forecast wind is favourable. We can expect 20-25 knots from the north at 0800, abating to 15-20 knots for the start so expect a beat at the start (and slack tidal stream). After mid-day, the wind is forecast to change to W-SW and strengthen to 20-25 knots but, by that time, we will all be enjoying a broad reach around the Bellarine Peninsula. The wind is forecast to then abate to 10-15, for a shy reach across Corio Bay Outer Harbour to Point Henry, then a beat to Geelong city and a spinnaker run to the finish at St Helens.
Check the wind forecast at the “Weather” tab above, then BOM wind forecast for Port Phillip including Geelong.
Hoping to see you at Queenscliff,
John Mole, Commodore
GTYC cruise at Lake Eildon from the 1st to 4th of November 2014.
The flexible itinerary runs like this:
- 1 Nov 11:00 – Arrive at Main Boat Ramp Eildon National Park Frazer Rd. (Rig and Launch into Coller Bay).
- 13:00 Depart Main Boat Ramp for a cruise around Coller Bay and a trip to “The Wall” (optional) Returning to Coller Bay for overnight stay (pick up late arrivals).
- Sunday – Depart Coller Bay for Bonnie Doon (access to Bonnie Doon township is dependent on water level under Maroondah Highway Bridge). Overnight near Mrs Bon Bay, note if too many noisy stink boats near Bonnie Doon arm, we may skip this part and seek other quiet bay in Delatite Arm (or Ford Inlet).
- Monday – Explore Delatite Arm – Lunch at Picnic Point Camping Ground? Overnight – weather dependant we will find a sheltered bay.
- Tuesday – Return to Coller Bay for lunch, retrieve boats and head for home.