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2018 CYC Safety Management Plan and Aquatic Licence (PLEASE READ)

CYC – Safety Management Plan 2018 – 2019 – Updated Jan 2018

As you would all be aware for each of the CYC events it is requirement of all boat skippers/ owners and crew to operate under the CYC Safety Management Plan and inline with the Approved Aquatic Licence.

The plan is to conduct a MANDATORY ALL SKIPPERS BRIEFING in the near future but to ensure that you are aware of the clubs obligations I have now included the relevant document on the website which can be accessed by following the links below: The Aquatic Licence approval and key requirements are be put up in the boatshed soon or can be accessed by emailing the office

 

 

Dinghy Learn to Sail Course Commencing 3rd of Feb 2018

With the popularity of the CYC Dinghy Learn to sail course on the increase we have decided to open registration for the course early.The course will be held on Saturdays from 8.30am on 2pm,

3rd Feb 08:30 AM 2:00 PM
10th Feb 08:30 AM 2:00 PM
17th Feb 08:30 AM 2:00 PM
24th Feb 08:30 AM 2:00 PM

The program which will go for 4 weeks and is designed to teach all the key skills required to sail a small sailing vessel safely.

Great fun for all the family. for more information please contact the office on cyc@cairns.net.au

Fees of $200 / student for the full course or if you are a family group please contact the office

TO REGISTER FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW

http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/Entry/?EID=85422

check out the following link on having fun sailing

http://www.facebook.com/DiscoverSailingAus/

Overview Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn and master the fundamental  skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment..
Length 25 hours
Outcomes This will allow participants the freedom of sailing dinghies with the guidance of a Yachting Australia dinghy instructor
Pre-requisites Water confident Stinger and sun protection clothing is essential
8 years old
Who should do this course? This course is recommended to anyone wishing to learn to sail an off the beach sailing dinghy. Continue along the pathway to achieve your Better Sailing and Racing certificates.

Dinghy Learn to Sail Course 1/2

Commencing on Saturday 21st of Jan, the Cairns Yacht Club will be conducting a “dinghy learn to sail program”.

The program which will go for 4 weeks from the 21st of Jan to the 11th of Feb (08.00 to 14.00 hours) is designed to teach all the key skills required to sail a small sailing vessel safely.

Great fun for all the family. for more information please contact the office on cyc@cairns.net.au

Register your interest here:

http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/Entry/?EID=79985

Fees of $200 / student for the full course or if you are a family group please contact the office

check out the following link on having fun sailing

http://www.facebook.com/DiscoverSailingAus/

 

Overview Your Discover Sailing journey starts here as you learn and master the fundamental  skills of sailing and are introduced to the fun of dinghy sailing in a safe and supportive environment..
Length 25 hours
Outcomes This will allow participants the freedom of sailing dinghies with the guidance of a Yachting Australia dinghy instructor
Pre-requisites Water confident

Stinger and sun protection clothing is essential
8 years old

Who should do this course? This course is recommended to anyone wishing to learn to sail an off the beach sailing dinghy. Continue along the pathway to achieve your Better Sailing and Racing certificates.

Sailing Committees Change of Dates 2017

Due to changes in the EMC, the date for the Sailing Committee has been changes to the first Tuesday of the Month – The next meeting will be held on the 10th of Jan 2017 and in Feb will revert to the second Tuesday of the Month..5.30pm in the Regatta Room. Please forward all items for discussion to Scott prior to the meeting

Discover Sailing and Start Crewing at CYC

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 become a member of Australian Sailing and 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.

 

CYC AGM 27th of August 2pm in the Regatta Room

Dear Member

Membership fees for 2016/17 are due 1st July and your renewal form is attached.

Benefits to all Full, Family, Sailability Cairns, Country and Life Members include…

  • Full voting rights
  • Card access to our (very limited) parking area for those who are actively contributing to regular club sailing events (some restrictions apply under our By-laws, card fee is $50)
  • Pick-up and set down access to the Club pontoon as well as overnight stays at a special rate (prior booking is essential)
  • Tender storage on the inside of the Club pontoon (annual fee is $150)
  • Special food and beverage discounts at Salt House Bar and Restaurant (Membership card must be produced)
  • Special discounts at all Rydges Hotels in Australia and New Zealand (Membership card must be produced)

All parking cards will need to be re-issued after June 30th this year, to ensure this privilege remains in the hands of the then current CYC Members.

Please remember to visit the Club’s developing Ellis Beach facility during weekend racing.

Our affiliation with Australian Sailing (formerly Yachting Queensland) is again secure for 2016/17.  CYC’s support of Local, National and International sailing remains a high priority!

The AGM is scheduled for the 27th of AUGUST at 2pm.  The positions of Rear Commodore & Vice Commodore are available, Gordon has advised he will be stepping down this year, having put in many years of effort.  I thank him, from myself and on behalf of the CYC members, for his tireless support and contribution to the club going forward.

I’m happy to run again, of course that’s up to the members, so if you want to contribute in a positive way going forward please nominate soon so it can be voted on at the AGM.

Thank you for your continued support.

 

John Pool

Commodore

Sailablity Raffle Drawn – Congrats to all the winners

CAIRNS YACHT CLUB

Sailability Cairns

Raffle Winners Drawn 24 June 2016.

Ticket Number Name/Contact Prize (For two People)

0444 Bruce Mc Gill Wavedancer to Low Isles

0413 Matthew Mc Mill Quicksilver to Agincourt Reef

1060 Janet Kussrow Great Adventures to Green Is

0029 Juul Rainforestation & Butterfly Sanctuary

0999 Rosco Skyrail

No Bookseller prize as first draw book undersold (9)

 

Sailablity Cairns (formerly SWD) has rebranded

Sailors with a disability are now called Sailability Cairns and the facebook page  is named the same. Anyone can join…. Just view the Facebook page and ask to join.

The program provides opportunities for people with a disability to discover sailing as recreation, or as a competition outlet and skills development program. Volunteers also learn a range of skills to support the program.
Sailors and volunteers are asked to join the group and check in on the designated training days, so appropriate arrangements will be in place before we begin (generally at 3.00 pm.), on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week..
All participants and volunteers are reminded that this is an alcohol and Drug free program for the duration of each event

OTB & Dinghy Series 4 (townies) commences 30th of July

Following a successful series 3, we are back in town on the 30th of July for the start of series 4. Races commence at 1pm for a 4 week series. Dinghy training on Saturday morning will also recommence on this day at 8.30am.

See you all there contact Scott or Rhys for more information.

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