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One of the last traditional slipways in
MORETON BAY, QUEENSLAND
is up FOR SALE
Pelican Slipways has been
operating as a slipway since
1949. This is a rare opportunity
for the maritime-minded,
looking for a fully functioning
business with plenty of
potential. Some of the fantastic
features of this yard are:
• it is located in the protected
waters of Weinam creek with
direct access to Moreton Bay
• 1326m2 of prime waterfront
land with a seabed lease and
a 20m pontoon
• allows for 5 boats, up to
40 tons, to be on the hard
• unique system of rails and
trolleys allows boats to
be pulled up and moved
This unique site also has a
second business; Pelican’s
Nautical Treasures, a
well established café with
exclusive 360 degree view
of the bay.
For more information on 2 unique businesses please visit
www.pelicanslipways.com or call +61 407 157 293
Manly, Brisbane, is the breeding ground for many a Brisbane-
Gladstone sailor and the Manly Combined Clubs (MCC) committee
organise a fantastic sailing season from February to November,
that coordinates well with individual clubs’ own signature events.
Competition is conducted on Moreton Bay in South East
Queensland. The bay provides a spectacular sailors’ playground
right on the doorstep of Brisbane. The MCC was established to
unite the sailors of Manly Boat Harbour and Moreton Bay with the
aim of fielding a larger, more diverse fleet than might otherwise
be possible. This has been a great success with up to 80 boats
entered in some events.
The major clubs represented are Moreton Bay Trailer Boat
Club, Wynnum Manly Yacht Club, Royal Queensland Yacht
Squadron, Trailer Sailer Club of Queensland and Multihull Yacht
Club of Queensland.
During the racing season the club hosts a series of passage
races and a number of social races. Occasionally the fleet will
race to a more distant location in Moreton Bay and stay overnight,
racing back the next day. The diversity of the fleet means there is
a division for almost any type of sailing boat from fully fledged
racing machines to trailerable, cruising and multihulls.
The weekend of the 17-18th May, saw a fleet of over 40 yachts
and nearly 200 people enjoy the fantastic Brisbane autumn sailing
conditions in 10-20 knot winds.
QCYC did a great job of allocating berths to participants with
only one very memorable depth mismatch (the boat owner is still
looking for the man in the green fluoro shirt!).
Saturday’s course took the boats out to St Helena and Green
Islands. When the fleet rounded the Coffee Pots many boats lost
sheets and there were some that broke halyards as the ESE winds
peaked at over 20 knots. Next out to Brisbane Road and another
spinnaker run home into Cabbage Tree Creek.
Sunday’s race back to Manly via Lockyer was more sedate
with winds varying between 5-8 knots to start and later in the
day the sea breeze filled in to a steady 12-15 knots.
It is great to see what collaboration can do to make weekends
like this happen – great sailing and company at sunset and sunrise
make it a fun weekend for all.
Results: Saturday – IRC Dynah Moe; Div 1 Dynah Moe; Div 2
Sahara; Div 3 Galene; Div 4 Rosie; Div 5 Hasta La Vista. Sunday – IRC
Loco; Div 1 Scamp; Div 2 Red Jam; Div 3 Patience II; Div 4 Beachcomber;
Div 5 Renaissance II.
h Mena Stoke, Calypso.
Coastal Cruising Club of Australia
Arrangements have been made with the Board of Directors,
Moreton Bay Boat Club, for cruising yacht owners making
passage north or south to receive a discount of 50% short term
berthing and 10% discount on Bar and Restaurant purchases
on presentation of a current yacht club membership card. The
club has all the usual facilities, and is handy to just about all
services often required by the cruising yachtie.
An advantage of breaking a trip at MBBC is that it puts a
vessel three hours closer to Mooloolaba or Wide Bay Bar. A
copy of the vessels current insurance is required, if sent ahead
will speed up the paperwork.
Triple ‘C ’ members contact the club’s port officer. Non-
members contact MBBC direct on (07) 3203 5188 or email
Doug Inall, Port Officer (Scarborough Harbour).
Manly Combined Clubs Sandgate Weekend
Close match racing – Charade, Bad Habits and Comes a Time.
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