News & Events

Kimberley Tag-along Cruise in Company in 2020.

A KCCYC Kimberley Member and professional skipper who has done this trip before, is organising a tag-along, cruise in company trip to the Kimberley coast in 2020.

They plan to leave Melbourne in April, cruise up the east coast, across the top to Darwin, then into the Kimberley for about a month, before returning east via Darwin to arrive back in Melbourne around late October. Total time commitment is about 7 months for the full Melbourne – Kimberley – Melbourne cruise.Read more ....

Fuel Available From McGowan Island Camp 2020.

McGowan Island Camping Ground is under new management with the return of Paul after a 9 year break away from McGowan, working in the marine industry in Darwin and Port Douglas.

Canon Charters loading fuel at McGowan from the fuel tanker in 2010.

Paul is arranging for bulk diesel to be available from McGowan Island Camping Ground in the 2020 dry season. The plan is to moor a 24,000 litre dumb barge off the beach at McGowan for boats to load diesel. Smaller amounts of diesel and ULP will be available on shore from 19,000 litre tanks for diesel, and 200 litre drums for ULP.

Fuel supplies are barged in from Wyndham, which can take several days to organise if he runs short. So if you’ve got big tanks, you will need to let him know you are coming, and approximately how much fuel you need. As we get closer to the dry season, I will update KCCYC members on when the fuel is likely to start flowing, but the plan at this point is to have the barge in place late April, early May 2020.

Planning your cruise to the Kimberley in 2020?

Post a brief outline of your sailing plans on the KCCYC forum to meet up with other vessels, ask questions, get info etc.

Also get onto our forum pages if you have any questions, or search the existing forum posts, as your question may already be answered

The KCCYC Has Over 500 Members.

During 2019, we cracked the 500 members milestone. The current total is 540, with 194 Kimberley Members, who have actually sailed to the Kimberley and 346 Members, who are still planning to sail there.

You might be eligible to take advantage of the free upgrade from an ordinary Member to a Kimberley Member after sailing to the Kimberley.

The upgrade includes a new polo shirt with our exclusive “Kimberley Member” logo and a KCCYC Burgee to fly on your vessel. To upgrade, email me a few photos of you and your boat in an iconic Kimberley location as proof you have sailed to the Kimberley coast. Contact me here.

2019 Was the Driest Dry Season We Have Seen. 

Freshwater Bay creek had stopped running in August. Very unusual.

We have never seen the Kimberley coast this dry before. Even early in the season, boats were reporting that normally reliable fresh water creeks and springs had dried up, making life difficult for those on cruising boats without a water maker.

This unusually dry season, combined with a similar season last year, is having a very visual effect on the coast’s flora, with large areas of dry undergrowth and many trees that appear to be dead and dry. A wet cyclone season may revive the green landscape for next year, but reports from vessels still out there now (Dec 2019), are that rain is yet to be seen.Read more ....

Gremlin Box Stolen From King George River?

A KCCYC Member told me recently that the famous King George River Gremlin Box wasn’t in its little cave when he climbed to the top of twin falls this year (2019).

Can anyone else confirm this?? If you’ve climbed up the rock track to the top of twin falls late in the 2019 dry season and couldn’t find the Gremlin Box about two thirds of the way up in a shallow rock overhang, please let me know via the contact page.

The original Gremlin Box.

If it has been stolen, we should all feel sorry for the poor bugger who took it, because he or she now owns the Gremlin, along with all the bad luck and hard times this nasty little Gremlin can inflict. He is particularly bad news if he gets on board a vessel at sea.


The latest steel Gremlin box with the remains of the old burnt box inside.

If it has been stolen, and you are the culprit, or you know who the culprit is, they need to know that the only way they can save them self from the Gremlin, is to replace the Gremlin Box as quickly as possible. Alternatively, give it to me, and I’ll put it back next year. I’m the only friend the Gremlin has, and with any luck he will leave me alone if I can get him back to his cave. If you have the box, send it to me, and save yourself a life of misery. No questions asked.Read more ....

2019 Annual Beach Party a Great Success.

Like herding cats, we managed to get 21 of the 25 party goers in one place for a group selfie.

The 4th of July KCCYC Annual Beach Party has a reputation as being one of the most difficult parties to get into anywhere in the world. Not because of it’s elite status, but because it is held at one of the most remote parts of the vast Kimberley coast, only accessible by boat, helicopter or sea plane.

From the 15 vessels that RSVP’d and planned to arrive at the Beach Party, 6 of them made it. Another 5 boats who had heard about the party through Kimberley coast scuttlebutt were also welcomed to join in the fun. The final number was 25 crew off 11 boats.Read more ....

It’s been a Very Dry Wet Season.

If you’re relying on collecting water from flowing springs, rivers and creeks for your only fresh water source this year, be prepared to find it hard work.

Rivers flowing like this old pic of Twin Falls in the King George River are unfortunately something you wont see in the 2019 cruising season unless there is some significant rain in the last few weeks of the wet. But weather forecasts for the remainder of April show low winds and blue skies. Fantastic power boat weather.

I’ve had 4 recent reports from KCCYC Members who are currently in the Kimberley on their boats. All say that the rivers and creeks are only just flowing. It’s likely that many normally reliable fresh water sources will be dry by mid dry season or earlier. Perhaps a water maker would be a good investment if you don’t already have one on board.

Talk Fest Prompts New Private Forum for KCCYC Members Sailing in 2019.

The 2019 KCCYC Perth Talk Fest was a great success, with over 40 Members and friends from about 20 vessels planning to leave Perth or nearby ports for the Kimberley Coast in the next few months.

A common factor was that most were first time Kimberley sailors and were eager to share information and talk about their pending adventure. Many wanted the contact details of the others to keep in touch and to share information and experiences on their trip. Unfortunately, privacy concerns prevent the KCCYC sharing Members email addresses.

Hence the reason for starting a private Google Group called 2019 Kimberley Sailors.Read more ....

Planning your cruise to the Kimberley in 2019?

Post a brief outline of your sailing plans on the KCCYC forum to meet up with other vessels, ask questions, get info etc.

Also get onto our forum pages if you have any questions, or search the existing forum posts, as your question may already be answered

Sailing the Kimberley Coast Talk Fest 2019

Sailing to the Kimberley? Want to meet other skippers and crews for a chat over a few drinks? Join us on Sunday, 3rd March in Perth.
Whether you’re planning your first trip, or an experienced Kimberley cruiser, come along and share your plans, pick up ideas & advice and meet like minded people. Contact Ross for Details.

2019 Beach Party Place, Time and Date Announced

The fabulous and world famous Kimberley Coast Cruising Yacht Club Beach Party is on again in the 2019 cruising season.

For all the incredible details on this magnificent extravaganza, click here. 

Lalang-garram Marine Parks
Frequently Asked Questions

In recent years a number of Marine Parks have been established in the Kimberley Coast, and within the next few years, just about all the coastal waters from the Northern Territory border to King Sound will be included in these Marine Parks.

The Lalang-garram parks include many popular places visited by cruising yachts, such as Montgomery Reef, Horizontal Falls, Deception Bay, Prince Regent River, Raft Point, Sampson Inlet, Kuri Bay, plus many more. This area also has the best whale watching area in the Kimberley – Camden Sound.

Similar to Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef Marine Parks, the new Kimberley coast parks will include special zones where restrictions apply,, including no fishing zones. The West Australia Department of Parks and Wildlife have produced a FAQ brochure, including a zoning map for the Lalang-garram parks. A pdf version of the brochure is available here.

Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park.

Many KCCYC members sail past Eighty Mile Beach en route between Perth and the Kimberley coast. Some may anchor off the beach, which, at 220 kilometers, is the longest uninterrupted beach in WA.

The Eighty Mile Beach Marine Park zones have been gazetted and the fishing prohibitions that resulted from this zoning are currently in a transition period. The fishing prohibitions (exclusion areas) will take full effect from 6th October 2018. For more information on how these changes may affect your next visit to Eighty Mile Beach, please refer to this article.

Latest Edition of the West Australian Cruising Guide now in a Free Download Version.

Western Australian Cruising Guide, published by The Fremantle Sailing Club. This is regarded as the coastal cruising bible for WA. It includes many anchorages, routes, both in charted and uncharted waters, plus a brief history of many of the places you are likely to visit. It covers the whole of the WA coast, but is particularly relevant for the Kimberley coast.

Now in it’s fifth edition, I recommend using only the latest edition, as the editors have updated information obtained from recent trips to the Kimberley and other areas. This is a definite “Must Have” in the Kimberley. Previous editions were in a book form, but the latest edition is downloadable in two electronic formats, without charge:Read more ....

Misinformation being spread about Fuel at Dog Leg Creek.

Loading Fuel from the dumb barge at Dog Leg Creek.

We’ve heard that someone has been spreading misinformation about the fuel barge at Dog Leg Creek not opening this dry season. We can definitely confirm the rumour is false, and that Dean Kemp and his team will certainly be open for business as usual throughout the 2018 dry season, and for many more dry seasons to come.

Fuel Availability along the Kimberley Coast and across the top end from Cairns to Darwin.

Loading fuel from a Shorelands barge at West Bay, near Truscott Air Base

We recently updated the Anchorage Pages with the latest information on buying marine fuel along the Kimberley coast between Wyndham and Broome. KCCYC members can download the pdf from 

We also added a new page to the website with a Google map showing the main marine fuel locations between Cairns and Broome.

Change to the East Kimberley Paid Permit System.

We reported earlier in 2017 about the introduction of a permit system for crew on private vessels who wish to go ashore on the Kimberley coast between Truscott Air Base and the Prince Regent River. The permit has been changed from 10 consecutive days to 30 consecutive days from a predicted start date that you must nominate when you purchase your permit.

Image from the TV series “Coast Australia” taken in Wunambal Gaambera Country.

After introduction of the system, the KCCYC raised the issue of the 10 day limit of the permits, being almost impossible for cruising boaties to comply with. Given the changeability of weather, breakdown, plans changing etc, it is very difficult for vessels without satellite internet (most of us) to plan weeks ahead to arrive in the permit area at the date we set as the start date of our crew’s permits. Vessels without satellite internet will have to purchase their permits in Darwin before heading west into the Kimberley, or in Broome before heading east into the Kimberley. There is no mobile phone service for internet in the Kimberley, therefore, unless you have satellite internet access on your boat, you will not be able to buy a permit online while you are in the Kimberley.Read more ....

EPIRB Signal Failed to Reach AMSA Search and Rescue.

The beautiful Abrolhos Islands in WA.

Earlier this year, one of our very experienced KCCYC Kimberley Members and 4 friends were swamped and capsized off the Abrolhos Islands while away from their mother vessel in a 7M tender. One of their group was badly injured and unconscious. They activated the vessels EPIRB, but later discovered that the EPIRB signal did not reach the Search and Rescue branch at AMSA. After several hours in the water, they were very lucky to be rescued by a local cray fisherman who happened to be passing the area. Read more ....

New Paid Permit Required to go Ashore in the East Kimberley.

Image from the TV series “Coast Australia” taken in Wunambal Gaambera Country.

The Wunambal Gaambera People hold native title over a large stretch of the Kimberley coast from Vansittart Bay in the east, to the Prince Regent River area in the west, including the coastal islands.

Effective from May 2017, they introduced a paid permit system for all visitors who enter their land or islands from boats, aircraft or 4WD. This includes owners/crew on board privately owned cruising vessels, as well as guests on commercial charter fishing and sightseeing vessels.

The permit also restricts the areas where visitors can go ashore to 50 locations along that stretch of coast and islands. This means that visitors cannot go ashore at any other locations in the permit area.Read more ....

Hugh 2017 Kimberley Wet Season means Spectacular Early Dry Season Cruising.

This photo in a February 2017 edition of the Weekend Australian, data from the BOM and first hand reports from Kimberley locals confirm that the Kimberley is having a very wet, wet season, with near record rainfall.

This means that the rivers, creeks and waterfalls will be in full flow, probably for the first few months of the dry season, and not likely to start substantially slowing until late May, or even into June. For those of you sailing there early in the season, there will be some spectacular sights, particularly in places such as the King George and Berkeley Rivers.

Be aware that the full flowing rivers also bring some hazards for the unwary sailor.

Floating logs and trees. Huge amounts of debris Read more ....

Visitor Permit System will now be Enforced.

I reported earlier this year in an article on this page headed “Permits are Required to go Ashore in Kimberley Waters“. I have recently been notified by the Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation (DAC) that they are no longer planning to introduce a paid permit system covering DAC country, but have decided to work with the existing free permit system currently in place and administered by the Department of Aboriginal Affairs (DAA) visitor-map

Details of of the DAC Visitor Permit System are available from the DAC website They include a map, a schedule of permitted landing places with Lat/Long coordinates, a Code of Conduct and details about the Act covering the permit system including possible penalties for breaching the Act.

Please be aware that DAC people are employed as rangers by WA Department of Parks and Wildlife, and will be aboard the DPaW vessels that regularly visit the Lalanggarram / Camden Sound Marine Park, which borders the coastline around much of DAC country.Read more ....

Shifting Sand Bar to the King George River Entrance.

I have had 2 reliable reports that the sand bar outside the mouth of the King George River has shifted, and waypoints used in previous crossing may not be relevant. The King George River Anchorage in the KCCYC website has been updated with the below waypoints for entry through the sand bar.

Below are the new waypoint reported to me by a reliable KCCYC Member. These waypoints are a guide only, and using them for any purpose is entirely at your own risk. You should conduct your own survey of the sand bar in a tender before crossing the bar. Crossing the bar should only be attempted on a rising tide, and near the top of the tide. Read more ....

Fuel at McGowan Island will no longer be available.

I’m reliably informed that the guys running McGowan Island Camping Ground in Napier Broome Bay will be leaving in the next month or two. As a result, the fuel tanker at McGowan Island will shortly be removed. As of today, (11/06/16) they have around 20,000 litres of diesel left, most of which has been pre-booked by vessels currently cruising the Kimberley coast. Once that fuel has sold, the tanker will be permanently removed. Other than the pre-booked fuel, the remainder will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Contact Alex at McGowan’s 08 9161 4748.  Read more ....

Fuel Distributor at Port Hedland wharf accept BP Fuel Cards Only.

If you are expecting to buy fuel at the fuel Wharf in Port Hedland, please be aware that one of our members has just notified me that they will only accept BP Fuel Cards for payment. They accept no other form of payment.

Fortunately, Ken and Linda, on board “Endless Summer”, have sufficient fuel on board to reach Broome. Thanks for the heads up Ken and Linda.

This item was posted 17 May 2016.

Early Visitors to the Kimberley are Reporting Dry Conditions. Cause for Concern!

KCCYC members who are currently sailing the Kimberley coast, and those who recently returned from the coast, are reporting very low creek and river water flows, stemming from lower than usual rainfall this 2016 wet season.

One of our very experienced Members, a couple who live on their boat in the Kimberley over the wet season, have told me that creeks that are normally still flowing heavily at this time of year, are nearly dry, or in some cases, have already dried. And that springs and creeks that can normally be relied upon for good quality fresh water for drinking, bathing, swimming, washing etc; are likely to be dry this cruising season. Read more ....

Permits are Required to go Ashore in Kimberley Waters.

Permits from the Aboriginal Lands Trust (ALT) for yacht crews to go ashore in several places along the Kimberley coast have been a requirement under WA law for several years. But in the past, most crews have been unaware of the permit system.

I am not aware of anyone on a yacht who has been asked to present a permit for going ashore on the Kimberley coast. But permits for land travellers in 4WD’s entering ALT controlled land are commonly inspected, and it’s become standard practice for 4WD‘ers to obtain permits and carry them when visiting ALT controlled land. The Northern Territory also has a permit system for yacht crews who wish to venture ashore along the Arnhem Land and Tiwi Island coasts, which is enforced.Read more ....

Phil is back at Silver Gull Creek.

If you’re Kimberley coast sailing this year, one of the absolute must visit places, is the Squatters Arms at Silver Gull Creek in Yampi Sound.


Phil enjoying the tank at Silver Gull Creek.

After a few years away from Silver Gull, Phil, the original “Squatter,” is back home – at least for the 2016 dry season. I recently spoke to Phil by phone from his yacht, “Scot Free II”. He was anchored out the front of SGC, and he’s looking forward to having a beer and a chat with yachties who call in for a swim in the tank.

Phil is undecided on Indonesia or Queensland as his next stop after this dry season. But his mate “Scotty” (nothing to do with Phil’s yacht) will be staying on at SGC to house sit over the wet.Read more ....

Your’re invited to the 2016 Annual Beach Party at the Berkeley River.

 Its American Independence Day!!MM

It’s not common knowledge, and you probably don’t know about it, but July 4th is a public holiday on Kimberley coast waters. So do what the Americans do and make a long weekend out of it – sail up to the Berkeley River for a few days relaxing in the sun and join our stupendous celebration. Trust me, it’s not far!

To get the real facts, and all the details, click here. 

Join us for a drink and a chat on 6th March, 2016.

Croc DrinksSailing to the Kimberley? Want to meet other skippers and crews for a chat over a few drinks? Join us on Sunday, 6th March in Perth.
Whether you’re planning your first trip, or an experienced Kimberley cruiser, come along and share your plans, pick up ideas & advise and meet like minded people

KCCYC members and non members welcome. Contact Ross for details.

2015 Annual Beach Party at the Berkeley Lodge another great success.

Berkeley 2015a

The 11 boat party fleet anchored up near the mouth of the Berkeley River at sunset with Mt Casuarina in the background.

A few days before the party it looked like it was going to be a quiet day, with just “Makani Kai” and “Kikn Bak” in the Berkeley River. But the next day 6 boats from the east, “Kia Arana”, “Tunnel Vision”, “Exotic Escort”, “Ayla”, “Thalassa”, “Harmony” and “G’day” beat the clock and made it across the Blownapart Gulf with a day to spare. “Ruby Tuesday II”, which had sailed from Perth in just 40 days to get to the party, and experienced well known Kimberley boat “Wings” from Darwin, made it across the Berkeley River bar the night before the party. With 26 of us, we were just 2 crew short of breaking the world attendance record for a KCCYC Beach Party, set last year.Read more ....

“Prime Mover” Completes Circumnavigation.


We Made It!! “Prime Mover” arrives home in Melbourne.

Congratulations to KCCYC Kimberley Member, Andrew and his family & crew for their successful circumnavigation around Australia on board their Rivieira, “Prime Mover”.Read more ....

Getting Fuel on the Kimberley Coast for Your Vessel in 2015. 

Cruising vessels on the Kimberley Coast in 2015 need to let the fuel suppliers know they are coming. Contact them by phone before you leave Darwin or Broome and tell them roughly when you’ll be taking fuel and approximately how much fuel you will need. It’s also good practice to call them again about a week out from your ETA to confirm.


Fuel Barge at Dog Leg Creek, Yampi Sound

This is most relevant to power vessels that need larger quantities of fuel in the thousands of litres. There are bigger and very thirsty vessels heading to the Kimberley these days, some travelling together. And it only takes a couple of big boats to turn up at the same time for the suppliers to run out of fuel. It’s their practice to save fuel for vessels they know are coming, Read more ....

Paid Visitor Passes are not far away, if you want to go ashore in the Kimberley.

In recent years the Federal Court has granted exclusive possession to the Aboriginal Communities whose native title claims to these areas have been upheld in court. Exclusive possession essentially means that they own the land, and they have the right to control, or deny access to the land. If you wish to learn more about the Native Title Act and how it relates to these court decisions, click here. Procedures are currently in progress for the introduction of Paid Visitor Pass Systems in at least two of the exclusive possession areas, covering large parts of the land and islands along the Kimberley coast. They are:.Read more ....

Navigation Update. Paspaley Pearls re-open Port George IV Pearl Farm.

Pearl lines

Lines of Pearl Farm Floats.

Paspaley Pearls will be re-opening their extensive pearl farm in Port George IV in 2015. The farm is located west of Augustus Island and south of Entrance Island. Approximate general position is Lat 15°18.6S Long 127°34.5E.Read more ....

Your’re invited to the 2015 Annual Beach Party at the Berkeley River.


Giant Croc

No doubt you’ve heard about, or seen the Giant Diver puppet and his Niece (recently in Perth). In keeping with our Kimberley theme, and at huge expense to our secret, deep pocketed sponsor, we’ve commissioned a Giant Crocodile puppet.

Get the full details of your exclusive invitation to this mega event here… (link removed)

Would you like to be involved in a little “Citizen Science”? – Kimberley Moth Project.

MothMark Heath, a Perth natural scientist, is compiling a detailed study of West Australian Moths. He asked if any KCCYC Members sailing our northern WA waters this year would participate by collecting moths on board at night, and posting the specimens to him, detailing where they were collected.

Mark believes there is the potential for many species never seen before and new to science. Those who take part will be fully acknowledged in any publications.

He gets the specimens identified by DNA barcoding, then the specimens are deposited at the Australian National Insect Collection at Canberra and the WA Museum.

If you’re interested, contact Mark at

Drone helicopter adds a fantastic dimension to sailing photography.

KCCYC Kimberley Member, Hamish Beck sent me these photos from his recent Kimberley trip on board his Riviera 60, “Queste“.

Horizontal Falls

Horizontal Falls

Not only does it provide a completely different viewpoint for photographing a vessel at sea and the beautiful Kimberley coast attractions we sail through, but my immediate thought was how useful it could be for things like taking a peak over the top of a cliff to see what’s at the top of a waterfall before climbing the cliff,Read more ....

Phil (ex Silver Gull Creek) is back on the water.

We were walking along the jetty at Cullen Bay Marina in September and spotted Phil’s unmistakable white and woolly features. He was sitting in a yacht cockpit, deep in study of one of the vessel’s manuals.

"Scot Free II" at Cullen Bay Marina. Expect to see her and Phil anywhere in northern waters.

“Scot Free II” at Cullen Bay Marina. Expect to see her and Phil anywhere in northern waters.

After the normal hello’s, we discovered he was the new owner of this lovely yacht.Read more ....

2014 Annual Beach Party a Great Success.

Berkeley River Lodge Limo picked us up from the river mouth beach.

Berkeley River Lodge Limo picked us up from the river mouth beach.

Thanks again to the team at the Berkeley River Lodge for hosting our club’s only “organised” event.

A new world record for attendance was set for the third year in a row, with 28 Members and Friends off 10 boats making it across the “Blownapart Gulf”  in some fairly ordinary conditions from Darwin and various other Eastern ports. Read more ....

Getting Fuel on the Kimberley Coast for Your Vessel. 

Cruising vessels on the Kimberley Coast in 2014 need to let the fuel suppliers know they are coming. Contact them by phone before you leave Darwin or Broome and tell them roughly when you’ll be taking fuel and approximately how much fuel you will need. It’s also good practice to call them again about a week out from your ETA to confirm.


Fuel Barge at Dog Leg Creek, Yampi Sound

This is most relevant to power vessels that need larger quantities of fuel in the thousands of litres. There are bigger and very thirsty vessels heading to the Kimberley these days, some travelling together. And it only takes a couple of big boats to turn up at the same time for the suppliers to run out of fuel. It’s their practice to save fuel for vessels they know are coming, Read more ....

Crocodiles are are getting cheekier and more aggressive on the Kimberley Coast. Dinghy attacked, crew stranded.

Two recent accounts of crocodiles stalking boaties on Kimberley Coast waters should serve as a warning to vessels cruising northern Australian waters. Rubber duckies, small dinghies and paddling craft such as kayaks are not suitable as tenders in this area.


This monster 6M croc followed the writer’s dinghy in Mudge Bay 2013. Possibly the same croc in the Water Pipe Bay incident.

A recent report was of an attack near Water Pipe Bay in Swift Bay around late 2013 dry season. We’re waiting on a first hand account of the incident, but its understood the croc tore the transom out of a small RIB and stalked the 2 crew for days. They were stranded ashore, living off oysters, and luckily managed to find fresh water. Rescue came by way of experienced Darwin based boaties who were about to leave the area and spotted the stranded couple waving frantically.Read more ....

It’s getting closer to the 2014, KCCYC 3rd Annual Beach Party at the Berkeley River.

imagesWe’ve chosen the 30th of June as the date for this year’s spectacular event.

We all hate TAX TIME, so forget about it this year!! Join other financially detoxed KCCYC members and friends at the fabulous Berkeley Lodge for the Annual Beach Party/New Financial Year’s Eve Party. Read more ....

Phil and Marion Call it a Day at Squatters Arms.

Most visitors to the Squatters Arms in Silver Gull Creek, located on the isolated West Kimberley Coast, describe it in terms such as a little piece of paradise” and heaven on earthWhy would you retire from paradise?

Most of us bury our pets in the back yard. Not Phil!!

Most of us bury our pets in the back yard. Not Phil!!

The remoteness of Silver Gull Creek adds to its appeal, especially to the adventurous, cruising yachtie in many of us. But unfortunately, the down side of such a remote location is the total lack of Read more ....

Update on the Camden Sound Marine Park.

Click here for a copy of the latest update newsletter from West Australian Fisheries and Dept of Wildlife on the Camden Sound Marine Park, which had now been renamed Lalang-garram/Camden Sound Marine Park.

Whale and calf

This mother Humpback and her calf would have been very difficult to photograph from 500 meters away.

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2013 KCCYC Annual Beach Party – a Major Success Story.

We expected 5 yachts to show up to the 2013 KCCYC Annual Beach Party at the Berkeley Lodge on 10th July , but “Get This” we set a new world record for the Annual Beach Party attendance – 8 yachts, totalling 23 crew, plus the Lodge staff and half a dozen bewildered guests that were staying at the Lodge.

A big thanks to Martin and Kim Pierson-Jones for allowing us to use The Berkeley Lodge facilities.

Berkeley River 2013

Boat Park out of the fresh SE breeze about 1 mile up stream from the Berkeley Lodge beach. From left – Enigma, Yandanooka, MV Liberty, Osborne Star, Rafiki, Dubonnett

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