Lindsey Cumming launched Bagatelle in 1980 and she was very successfully raced by him in the 80s and 90s. Bagatelle competed in many of the MYCQ offshore events and was nicknamed "BAGS". In 1980 she entered AMOC and won 4 of the 5 races. She hit Lady Elliott in 1980 Brisbane to Gladstone but with only minor damage. 1982 AMOC winner, 1984 runner-up. Second in Gladstone race in 1982/84. 3 times winner of Sydney to Mooloolaba. Twice line honours and handicap winner Melbourne to Hobart, 4 times Melbourne to Devonport, circumnavigated Australia in 1986/7.

In May 10, 2004 Bagatelle hit Scott Reef just south of Fitzroy Island, North Queensland. By the time the salvage crew were able to get her off the reef and transport her to Cairns, Qld, the collision and subsequent pounding had completely destroyed her port hull. Rex Donkin purchased the remains from the insurance company and with the assistance of Brett Crowther supplying accurate plans rebuild the missing hull. 

Skipper/Owner: Rex Donkin
Design: Crowther (Custom)
Length: 45 ft
Beam: 24 ft
Weight: 7400 kg
Draft (Daggerboards Down): 3.5 ft
Sail Number: SM190
Date Launched: Feb 1980
Working Sail Area: 715 sq ft
Previous Owners/Names: Lindsey Cumming

Cruise Reports

  • 2015 Cruise to Mooloolaba

    2015 Cruise to Mooloolaba

    2015 Cruise Reports | 2574 hit(s)
    Guest Cruise Cleveland to Mooloolaba By Siegfried Eisinger “Fasten your seat belt, we are about to land in Brisbane Domestic Airport” - it is about 5:30 and the night was short (somebody ‘stole’ two h...
  • 2014 Pontoon Party

    2014 Pontoon Party

    2014 Cruise Reports | 2046 hit(s)
      The pontoon party at The Little Ship Club at One Mile was a huge success. There were 6 yachts Shanda, Purr-fik, Boom, Hasta La Vista, The Lady Claire and  Steppin’ Along. Four yachts moored up at the p...
  • 2014 Deanbilla Bay Cruise and BBQ

    2014 Deanbilla Bay Cruise and BBQ

    2014 Cruise Reports | 2574 hit(s)
    By Bruce Reeler Over the week-end of the first and second March ‘14, I was fortunate enough to be invited on a cruise by Bruce and Lyn Wieland, aboard Shanda, to Deanbilla Bay on North Stradbroke Isla...
  • 2014 B2G Cruise begins

    2014 B2G Cruise begins

    2014 Cruise Reports | 2164 hit(s)
    B2G Cruise The MYCQ Cruise to Gradstone has begun for some yachts. Below are some photos. MYCQ - What a Club In Paradise - Over the Rainbow Ray, Dudley, Jennie Purr-fik
  • 2013 Cruise to Yamba

    2013 Cruise to Yamba

    2013 Cruise Reports | 4850 hit(s)
    Cruise NEWS By Bruce Wieland (Cruise Captain) Once again excessive rain with major flooding in Queensland and northern New South Wales since January has put a dampener on boating. The rivers and creek...
  • 2014 Cruise In Our Back Yard

    2014 Cruise In Our Back Yard

    2014 Cruise Reports | 2401 hit(s)
    In our back yard By Marijke Stuart I would sincerely like to thank Ray and Sue Perry for inviting my husband Barry and myself  (Marijke) along to last weekends (8th & 9thFebruary) Multihull Shake Down...
  • 2013 Cruise Report - Thailand

    2013 Cruise Report - Thailand

    2013 Cruise Reports | 2854 hit(s)
    The relationship deepens with “Mystic Voyager”. By Julie Geldard and Phil Macqueen January came around so quickly, and it was already time for us to fly back to Thailand to our Privilege 43, “Mystic V...
  • 2011 Cruise to the QLD Maritime Museum Southbank

    2011 Cruise to the QLD Maritime Museum Southbank

    2011 Cruise Reports | 1931 hit(s)
    MYCQ Cruise to the QLD Maritime Museum Southbank by Ray & Sue Perry The MYCQ winter cruise up the Brisbane River to anchor off Gardens Point and visit the Qld Maritime Museum  took place on the weekend...

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