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Welcome to the Magnum Yacht Association

Do you own a Magnum 8.5? Why not join the Magnum Association and get to know the many other members.

The wealth of knowledge of long-time Magnum owners and the stories of newcomers are just some of the things you can share. Cruise in company with other Magnums, learn from educational presentations and join in the fun at dinners, BBQ's and other social events. Contact us now!

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Our cruise to Refuge Cove on Wilson's Promontory was a great success. See the full account in Sailing Stories.

Magnums For Sale. Click here for details

And don't miss the Winter Dinner or the Season Opening at Docklands ... see the Calendar

Events

Don't miss the annual Trailable Yacht Festival or the Magnum Easter Cup at the Gippsland Lakes. Or how about a cruise to beautiful Refuge Cove or even a winery cruise on the Goulburn River?

Plus plenty of other Magnum events:  Cruises,  Dinners and a couple of races.  Click here for details of the events.


Refuge Cove Cruise

Saturday 6 May 2017

The weather prevented this cruise in 2016 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 08:26 so departure by 10:00 would be good.

Contact: John Weatherley


Goulburn River Cruise

Saturday 27 May 2017

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 to give them a one finger salute (because of their poor treatment of us last year) 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


Whitsundays Cruise

Sunday 10 September 2017

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

Stories and Photos

We really want to add new sailing stories and photos to the site. Although we have plenty of stories that have appeared in our Newsletter over the years, we cannot publish these on the web unless the author/owner gives us specific permission. So if you have a story (with photos) please send to John Weatherley (see Newsletter member list for email address). Please include in the email, your permission for web publication of your material. Photos with captions are also most welcome.

Check out the latest stories on cruising the Northern Queensland coast, the Eyre Peninsula, the Myall Lakes, the Prom and Tassie rivers.

Magnum Accessories

Spray Dodger - a great addition to your Magnum

... and be more comfortable on those stormy days.

Also, check out other Magnum merchandise - hats, shirts, beanies and a stubby holder!

For details and photos click here  or Paul Jenkins via e-mail pual.jenkins8@bigpond.com