HMAS Goorangai Memorial Trophy/Race from Brighton to Queenscliff

We are very pleased to announe that the Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club have invited Safety Beach Sailing Club to participate in their HMAS Goorangai Memorial Trophy Race / Cruise from Brighton to Queenscliff on the November long weekend.  The HMAS Gooragai Memorial Trophy Race/ Cruise commemorates the tragic sinking of Goorangai on the 20th of November 1940 with the loss of all 24 crew members.   A former club member of QCYC, Les Nangle was a Petty Officer on the Goorangai however, he left her just before her last voyage and lost many of his good mates.

The race starts from Royal Brighton Yacht Club on Saturday 2nd November finishing at Queenscliff Cruising Yacht Club.

The scheduled time for the first warning signal is 9:25H

There is a discounted wharfage fee of $20 per night for boats staying over at Queenscliff.   Anyone staying over is offered free club ferry into Queenscliff and are invited to stay and attend their Opening Ceremony, Blessing of the fleet and luncheon being held on Sunday 3rd November.

Notice of Race, Entry details and other information is available at the QCYC website  or please contact Mike Phelan directly atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please note:

  • Eligible boats may enter by completing the entry form on line at
  • Entries will be accepted up to 20:00 hrs on November 1 2019 on payment of the specified entry gree
  • Entry fees are $25.00 ope until October 28th 2019
  • Late entry fees of $50.00 will apply from October 29th 2019 and will be accepted up to 20:00 h on November 1st, 2019 on payment of the specified entry fee


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