Cairns Yacht Club members wish to pay tribute to former member Gordon Dillon (Froggy to his friends) who passed away last week at the age of 97. Gordon was a member of the club for about 50 years, and is fondly remembered as a very competitive sailor in his day by life member David Ormsby whom he crewed with. Our condolences to Gordon’s family during this time of loss.
The emphasis is on fun, but the racing is close. You don’t need experience, just a can-do attitude and a willingness to get involved.
The cost is only $25 for the afternoon. Just meet at the CYC Boat shed at the Marlin Marina at 12 noon.
Start Crewing courses are running regularly at CYC.
Cairns Yacht Club are excited to be running these sailing courses under the guidance of Australian Sailing.
You will be instructed by our Australian Sailing qualified Instructors. The courses run over 2 days with 8 hours of instruction each day including in classroom and on board . With your Start Crewing certification you will be able to competently understand your role when crewing on a keelboat, including the basics of sailing, boat handling, safety and sailing theory. Once you have completed Start Crewing you can look at expanding your knowledge and experience by joining existing cruising and racing yachts here in Cairns and by taking further Discover Sailing courses with us.
The next Start Crewing course will be held on a date to be advised. The introductory price for each course is $275. This includes all materials, lessons, insurance, certification.
Please contact the office on 4031 2750 to register your expression of interest.
Tackers sessions on Fridays 4-6pm are aimed at 6 -13 year olds. Families are welcome to join the fun.
A 10 week term cost is $170, speak to our organisers for more info on these sessions.
This program will run over 3 days and is designed to teach all the key skills required to sail a small sailing vessel safely.