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Cruising Survey – Winter 2010

Van Diemen’s Land Circumnavigation Committee of the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Since 1990, the RYCT’s Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation Committee has organised 9 successful cruises-in-company around Tasmania. The last 4 have been held this century - in 2002, 2005, 2007 and

2009; and the last 3 have been managed in conjunction with the Royal Geelong Yacht Club. The VDL-C

Committee is in the process of organising the next circumnavigation cruise - for 5 weeks, beginning on 16 th

February 2011.

In the off-years the committee has taken to organising shorter, more informal events with a smaller fleet. In

2008, it was to the Furneaux Group and Deal Island; in 2010, it was to the Gippsland Lakes. Both of these cruises lasted 3 weeks. For all such RYCT-sponsored cruises, participating vessels are required to meet specified minimum safety requirements.

The purpose of this survey is to assist us in planning future events, particularly the next one in 2011/12, by identifying the needs and preferences among the cruising community, particularly in Tasmania, for cruisesin-company around the Tasmanian coast and perhaps further afield.

To achieve this end, we would appreciate it if you could take the time to complete the survey and return it to the RYCT at the address given below by the Monday

30th August 2010

if possible. This survey form is also available in the

C

RUISING

section of the club website <www.ryct.org.au> as both an MSWord document so you can complete it on your computer (and then return it by email), and as a PDF document suitable for printing that can be completed by hand and returned by fax or snail-mail. Please do not complete more than one form.

VDL-C Committee

Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania

Marieville Esplanade

SANDY BAY Tas 7005. email: <adminmanager@ryct.org.au> fax: 03 6223 1308

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F YOU ARE COMPLETING THIS QUESTIONNAIRE BY HAND

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PLEASE WRITE CLEARLY AND USE A BLACK PEN

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1. Some Identifying Details:

1.1 You may wish to identify yourself and your boat

(

if you own one

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… or you may wish to remain anonymous:

Your Name: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Yacht or Cruising Club: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Home Port: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Boat Name & Design: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1.2 How old are you?

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younger than 24

25-34

35-44

45-54

55-64

older than 65

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1.3 Where do you normally live?

On your boat

( please tick another box below if you have a usual berth somewhere

)

.

In Hobart

( within 40km of GPO

)

.

Somewhere else in southern Tasmania

( south of Campbell Town and Bicheno

)

.

Elsewhere in Tasmania.

Elsewhere

2. Your Cruising Life:

2.1 Do you prefer to participate in organised cruises:

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Mostly as skipper?

Mostly as crew?

Sometimes as skipper; sometimes as crew?

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With the same crew?

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In partnership with a significant other?

With family members who are school-age children, or with crew who can only get away in school holidays?

2.2 In what kind of vessel have you (mostly) participated in previous cruises-in-company?

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yacht

motor sailer

power boat

(no sails)

.

2.3 How big is this vessel?

LOA of less than 10m (33’)

LOA of 10m and less than 13m (

42’6”

)

LOA of 13m and less than 16m (

52’6”

)

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62’4”

)

2.4 In what previous cruises-in-company of a week or more have you participated?

VDL-C cruises:

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None

1 VDL-C

2 VDL-Cs

3 VDL-Cs

Other organised cruises:

( involving passages of more than 50 nM

)

:

2008 Furneaux Group and Deal Is

Other

(please specify)

2010 Gippsland Lakes

4 VDL-Cs

more than 4

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2.5 Please briefly summarise any other cruising experience you have had:

( involving cruising a distance of at least 50 nautical miles from where you started

)

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3. Future Cruises-in-company

3.1 If the RYCT was to organise another cruise-in-company in 2011/12 summer, how long would you like it to take?

(

You may wish to consider your answer to question 3.3 below in conjunction with this one and note beside your answer or answers to question 3.1 which cruises you prefer for that duration.

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less than 2 weeks

2 to 3 weeks

3 to 4 weeks

longer than 4 weeks

3.2 When would be the best time for you in the summer season?

( please feel free to tick more than one

)

immediately after Xmas

in January

starting around Australia Day

( in late January and returning in February

)

in February and/or March

around the Easter holiday

in school holidays

at some other time in the year

(please specify below)

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3.3 Where would you like to go in the 2011/12 summer?

(

Please feel free to tick more than one. If you want to cruise them all, why not join a VDL Circumnavigation Cruise in the following year?

)

D’Entrecasteaux Channel

( as far as Recherche Bay and with a circumnavigation of Bruny Island

)

Forestier and Tasman Peninsulas

( including their east coasts as well as Norfolk Bay

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Hobart to the Lower East Coast

(including Forestier & Tasman Peninsulas as well as

Maria Is. and

Freycinet Peninsula

)

Furneaux Group

( including some or all of the islands of eastern Bass Strait

)

Tamar River

( returning via the East Coast

)

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(

Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour

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West Coast

(including Port Davey and as far north as Macquarie Harbour

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( please specify any other possible destinations below

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3.3 What features would you like a cruise-in-company to have?

( feel free to tick more than one

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formal check-in scheds by an accompanying radio relay vessel

fleet barbecues at regular intervals

( usually on a convenient beach

)

a cruise commodore to coordinate fleet arrangements

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( please give details below

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4. How did you hear about this survey?

because it was sent to you by the RYCT

because it was sent to you by the VDL-C Committee

from the RYCT website

from someone else who knew about it

in some other way

( please give details

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5. Any Other Comments:

Is there anything else you would like to add?

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Thank you for completing this questionnaire. It will greatly assist us in planning future cruises.

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