Cruising Stories

This page contains cruising stories, trip reports and sailing adventures by members of the club.

Generally they will be about Goolwa and the Lower Lakes, but could be about any sailing related adventures that members care to write about.



Introduction to Cruising - Zoom talk  -  2020        By Simon Barrow

During the Coronavirus pandemic of 2020 the GRYC initiated a series of remote talks via computer using "Zoom". This talk is aimed at new sailors or new cruisers or people new to the Goolwa Lower Lakes cruising region.





 Summer Cruising  -  2012        By Simon Barrow

Summer Cruising Goolwa & Lower Lakes 2012



Murray River  -  2012By Louise Edwards & Brian Smith

Louise & Brian have just completed their 2000km journey from Yarrawonga to Goolwa with their RL28 "Elanora"

Yarrawonga to Swan Hill

Swan Hill - Murrumbidge


Renmark to Goolwa

Tales of 'Divided Sky'By Jeanne & Colin Harrison

Colin & Jeannie Harrison are currently in the Med after purchasing Divided Sky a Catalina 400 MKII in the USA. They intend to return to Oz late 2013

Regular updates will be posted here as we receive them:

Gibraltar to Canary Islands December 2012

USA to the Azores May/June 2012

Azores to Gibraltar July 2012


Divided Sky discovers Spain 

Divided Sky – Italy in August 2012

Divided Sky – Greece September 2012

Divided Sky – Croatia October 2012

Divided Sky – Croatia to Malta October 2012

Divided Sky - Canary Islands to The Carribean

Divided Sky - Carribean

Divided Sky - Panama

Divided Sky - Galapagos Islands to the Marquesas

Divided Sky - Tahiti and Moorea

Divided Sky - Leeward Islands, French Polynesia

Divided Sky - Tonga

Divided Sky - New Caledonia

Divided Sky - Australia