There are many reasons that people invest in an Integrity Motor Yacht, some are clear before they buy the boat and some get recognised after ownership begins. One such feature is the camaraderie that exists between owners, whether cruising casually or being a part of one of our social lunches, or indeed like our annual cruise which took place this November.
24 Integrity owners and family joined together to explore the reaches of Morton Bay and take the opportunity to catch up together.
SYC Dux Anchorage – Day 1
Brian and Donna showed their typical friendly SYC welcome and helped everyone have a great night assisting with the BBQ, in this well-maintained facility. The night had an extra kick as it was sponsored by Chempro who generously provide gift bags for everyone and prizes for a Music and TV Theme trivia competition run by Integrity owner Jane off “Rigger”. A few memories where strained, but lots of laughter and interaction. A great time was had by all!
Myora Springs – Day 2
We enjoyed a comfortable cruise up to Myora and another interesting anchorage. A highlight being a trip up to the viewing deck for the Springs. A few champagnes and beers were enjoyed with a generous contribution on nibbles by new integrity owner Stephen McCarthy, showing off his culinary abilities. It was a great spot for everyone to get together and appreciate the setting sun.
Little Ships Club – Day 3
This day involved a quick dinghy ride from Myora around to Little Ships Club at Dunwich to enjoy a great lunch, but more importantly to fire up the competitive spirit with a highly animated game of Finska. Enthusiasm abounded and some great performances and initial prizes won ahead of the main event to be held at RQYS Canaipa.
Little Sand Hills – Day 4
Owners enjoyed another trek north to Little Sand Hills, and some longer treks into the Sand Hills for some exploring. The name “Little Sand Hills” certainly seems to underestimate the physical challenge of these dunes. Those who tried to venture up over the Sand Hills found that each successive hill was significantly more challenging than the hill before it.
Eventually, our core group settled at the base of the first dune to watch the sunset and enjoy the camaraderie as the tide raced in across the sandflats, making moving the dinghy’s to keep up with the tide a real challenge.
RQYS Canaipa – Day 5
Then there was the long trek back to RQYS Canaipa and the final of the Finska challenge. The competitive instincts came roaring back with Kevin and Tim managing the event with Mick Carol eventually taking out the major prize, gratefully sponsored by The Boat Works.
Thanks go to Kevin Ball who excellently manages this facility, which supported a great night with BBQs and a huge bonfire to sit around and share war stories among the group.
The Trek Home – Day 6
The final day meant a scattered departure for most, going their own way back to their respective ports, with a core following the path back south through Jumpin Pin and Tipplers to home. The keen players went on to various other locations to extend their trip.
Our great thanks go to all participants whose natural enthusiasm and good cheer formed the basis of a great event.
A great part of owning an Integrity is not just great boating with a really comfortable cruising capability. It’s being a part of the Integrity family who often catch up on the water, at lunches and at various times throughout the year.
We look forward to working with our owners to plan our next event.