Winter Sailing Seminars, September

Seminar on cruising Tassie in trailable yachts to be held; Friday 13 September 8.00pm Albert Park Yacht Club, Aquatic Drive South Melbourne.

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Cup weekend sail

Over the Melbourne Cup weekend (3 & 4 Nov.) a group of yachts from the Bayside Trailable YC cruised on the Gippsland Lakes. There are a number of Noelex 25 and 30 yachts in the Bayside club. They obviously had a great time. Here are some photos taken by Peter Williams. (NX748 ‘Winsome’)

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It is time I changed the 27Mhz to a VHF unit in my noelex 25. What do people recommend? And where do you recommend mounting it?

David Willcox, NX887

The fridge/cooler on a Noelex 25

Being a new owner, I do not know what to expect from the Fridge., Up to now it has been disappointing and runs continually, Keeps things cool but it appears not cold enough. With continuious running it would soon drain the batteries. I have let it run continually with highest setting on the thermostat but […]

Turn your laptop into a chart-plotter/navigator

To guide you into that anchorage tucked away in a bay or harbour, to find that channel or river entrance, or to locate that red-hot fishing spot all you need is a low cost hand-held GPS unit such as a Garmin Etrex. These can be had for well under $100 if you look online. […]

Geelong – Festival of Sails 2012

We are trying to drum up some interest in the Noelex 30’s for the 2012 Geelong Festival of Sail Regatta on Australia Day Weekend. So far we have 3. Trevor Brown in Flaurier Warrier, Eric Clark in Delta Lady and Mark Holter in Silver Cloud. If we have enough entries, Geelong will give us our […]

Additional info. on cruising the Whitsundays

Great advice, thanks Alan for the update on some fantastic cruising grounds. The increase in traffic of on water craft in this region over the last 10 years is sad but unavoidable. It is necessary for the members of the Noelex and other groups to be informed and your article does that. Not to take […]

Milang to Goolwa Freshwater Classic relaunch

The Goolwa Regatta Yacht Club is relaunching the Milang to Goolwa Freshwater Classic on the 22nd of January 2012 after 4 years of low water on the Lower Lakes and Murray River. The race is open to trailerables, vintage river boats and OTB. The race forms the highlight in the inaugural Goolwa Regatta Week which […]

Toilets for cruising comfort on

It always seems strange to hear charter companies in the Whitsundays advise skippers on VHF radio when finishing their bareboat charter and returning to Abel Point marina at Airlie Beach to “Please ensure your holding tanks are emptied before reaching Pioneer Rocks” ( in the passage and about 4nm from Airlie Beach). Doubly strange since […]

New generation anchors on “Sure Thing”

This is not an endorsement or recommendation for any anchor but represents a very limited experience in a specific location with specific tackle on a Noelex 25 trailer-sailer yacht. Very happy with our upgrade to a Manson Supreme 15lb anchor following cruising in the Whitsundays through September & October 2011. It set immediately every time […]