J Boag Navigation & Seamanship Cruise 2024

CRUISE DATES:  3 to 5 MAY 2024


Captain Bigsea and the Beaver Boys look forward to your company when they go navigating to Norfolk Bay for the 65th running of “The Trial”

Starting from RYCT at 1900hrs the Friday night stage will be held within the confines of the Derwent River and should be completed by 2130hrs.

Participants will then be required to make their way to Sloping Island where the Saturday morning stage will begin.

Saturday morning and afternoon stages will be held in Norfolk Bay with the cruise finishing in the vicinity of Taranna.

The Saturday evening function will be hosted by the Taranna Boat Club (TBC) where results will be announced.

On the way home on Sunday a social gathering will be held in a convenient anchorage.

The organisers plan to further promote the event through more direct contact with potential participants and control boat skippers closer to the actual event.


Further info at this stage can be obtained by contacting either:

Tony Chamberlain 0419 899 007 or Leigh Pilkington 0409 977 239


You are invited to come to Norfolk Bay with the Beaver Boys when they follow in the wake of Bass & Flinders who ventured this way in 1798.