East Coast Classic
The East Coast Classic Cruise in January is in some of the best cruising waters in Australia. It’s a big call but with amazing scenery, lots of walking tracks, great fishing, crystal clear swimming, it’s hard to top.
Lasting up to two weeks, the cruise usually commences on a Thursday morning in mid January, with the convoy making its way down the Derwent Estuary, across Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay, and out onto the East Coast via the Denison Canal.
The Spring Bay Sailing Club in Triabunna is usually reached by the second night for an evening of revelries. The third day often involves a casual race with bragging rights the prize.
From there the group heads north up the coast to Wineglass Bay, with many fishing for flathead in Schouten Passage on the way. With its spectacular mountainous scenery, white beaches and crystal clear aqua water, the group usually opts to spend several days in Wineglass Bay, enjoying leisurely time hiking, camping, fishing and generally enjoying each other’s company.
Several relaxing days are then spent heading south again, with an evening or two in Monk Bay at the tip of the Tasman Peninsula or on to the pretty area of Nubeena via Wedge Bay. All in all, it is a very popular cruise with lots of fine local foods, wine and seafood being consumed over stories and laughs with new and old friends.