Akuna Bay Cruising Club

Coming Events

Social events (both on and off the water) along with meetings and information nights are listed here in chronological order.
Payment for events should be by direct credit to the Club's bank account:
Akuna Bay Cruising Club, NAB, BSB 082 183, A/C 046 802 666.
Payment is preferred by direct deposit, however may also be made by cheque to:
Akuna Bay Cruising Club, PO Box 4451, North Rocks, NSW, 2151

Saturday 10 December, 2016
CHRISTMAS LUNCH AT AKUNA BAY
Saturday December 10th - Christmas Lunch
The venue for Christmas lunch will be Pilu at Akuna Bay Restaurant on the marina.
Time: Bar will open at 12pm with lunch service to commence at 1pm
Menu: We'll again have shared plates as per our fabulous recent lunches but with a seafood and Christmas theme.
Cost: $75 per head
Drinks: No BYO. Pilu will have a reasonably priced range of beers and wines. Drinks are to paid at the bar on leaving.
Dress: Let's get into the spirit and wear something "Christmassy"!

Please advise Ross Unwin by phone 0439 899 591 or email runwin@fgei.com.au by December 2 (sooner if possible) if you plan to attend.
Saturday 28 January, 2017
AUSTRALIA DAY BEACH LUNCH
Australia Day Beach Lunch on Saturday January 28
The holiday falls on Thursday in 2017. Subject to weather we are targetting a beach event with Aussie beach activities from 11 am on Saturday January 28 at Gunyah Beach. So decorate your boat with Aussie colours and cruise out to Gunyah for lunch and a fun-filled afternoon.
Jet skis and speedboats are welcome to add to the on-water fun!
On Saturday night the nearby ABCC moorings in Refuge/America's Bays will offer safe, sheltered overnight anchorage for Members to enjoy each other's company and a good night's sleep.
Saturday 18 February, 2017
SUMMER RAFT-UP
Raft-Up on February 18/19 weekend
We all want to enjoy as much summer fun as possible on the water during the warmer months so we will be inviting Members to join together in a raft-up of multiple boats in a protected location. The preferred location is the sheltered anchorage at the northern end of Jerusalem Bay which offers good swimming backing onto the clear waters above a sandy shelf.
Saturday 04 March, 2017
BEACH BALL TIME!
Beach Ball on Saturday, March 4
Don't miss this iconic ABCC event - the social highlight of the year! The Beach Ball will be on again next year on March 4 as this offers the most favourable tide with low at 8.44 pm. Dinner will be catered again and numbers limited to 60. Volunteers again will be much appreciated to assist with the transformation of Hallett's with the decorated marquis tents etc.

Time: 6.30 pm for Commodore's Drinks, followed by dinner from 7.30pm. This year we'll provide Sparkling, white and red wine, soft drink and beer and leftovers will be placed on the tables.
BYO: drinks for dinner
Theme: Beach Ball Formal- men black tie from the waist up and lady's elegant formal on the top half
Charity Donation: Each year the club has made a donation to Charity with any surplus beach Ball funds.
Saturday 01 April, 2017
GOSFORD CRUISE WEEKEND!
Gosford Sailing Club Berthing and Dinner April 1/2 weekend
Our Gosford-based Members are always wonderful hosts and Club Members are sure to have a great time! Cruising up from the Hawkesbury on Saturday morning, negotiating the beautiful but narrow channels that lead us into Brisbane Waters is an exhilarating cruise! Then we will tie up at the Gosford Sailing Club marina (cost $65 per night TBC) and enjoy a relaxing afternoon on Gosford's magnificent waterways. This time of year generally provides ideal conditions with sunny skies and light winds.
We will share a delightful dinner at a local restaurant on Saturday night with our local hosts, to be followed by Sunday morning breakfast then a leisurely cruise back to God's country, the Hawkesbury.
Friday 05 May, 2017
TRIVIA NIGHT
Frank and Janet's Trivia Night on Friday, May 5
Join us in the Marina Clubroom upstairs starting 7 pm sharp. It's the VERY popular Trivia Night again hosted by our eminent quizmasters, Frank and Janet Gardner.
A delightful evening awaits over questions on details of both significant and insignificant events. The wonderful thing about this night is that we combine in teams and we all get to use our knowledge and contribute to a fun evening! It's a competitive but fun night - we make up our tables as we turn up and newcomers are very welcome to join in.

There are prizes galore available for you with a modest cover charge of $10 per head. For catering, please BYO food and drinks.
Saturday 06 May, 2017
PEATS BITE LONG LUNCH
Peats Bite long lunch on Saturday, May 6
The iconic Peats Bite Long Lunch is on again for Members and friends! This is always a wonderful day at this beautiful Hawkesbury River venue offering a unique dining and entertainment experience with live music. Payment will be direct to the restaurant on the day of $135 per person for the delightful degustation menu with drinks from the bar in addition.

From Akuna Bay we often cruise together on Saturday morning enjoying the majestic Hawkesbury River along the way. There is now a new marina for 7 or 8 large boats and six moorings enabling us to tie up for an overnight stay with absolute peace of mind. We should be ashore by 12.30 pm to start our sensational afternoon.

To book please advise Ross Unwin by phone 0439 899 591 or email runwin@fgei.com.au by April 29.
Sunday 09 July, 2017
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
Xmas in July on Saturday July 9
Again we will have a fabulous Xmas in July lunch for Members to enjoy. Let's get some mid-year festivity going as we return to enjoy a delicious lunch at Kaiser Stubn at the top of McCarrs Creek Road from 12.30 pm on Saturday afternoon. The traditional Austrian fare in this cosy location has always been thoroughly enjoyed by Members and we follow up with more social enjoyment on board at Akuna Bay!