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2017 All Skippers Briefing : Mandatory attendence (9th of Feb 6pm – CYC Boat Shed)

This year as part of our obligations under the MSQ Aquatic Events Approval, we are asking that all CYC Skippers and Crew attend a briefing at 6pm on the 9th of Feburary 2017.

Subjects to be covered:

  • CAT 6 Safety requirements
  • 2017 CYC Safety Management Plan
  • Local Rules and regulations
  •  VTS Cairns and Local Port Rules
  • 2017 Sailing Events Calendar

For more information please contact Neil or Bill

Discover Sailing and Start Crewing at CCYS

Start Crewing courses are running every month at Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron (CCYS).

CCYS and Cairns Yacht Club (CYC) 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 a weekend with 6 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 Sat August 20th and Sunday August 21st at CCYS. The introductory price for each course is $250. This includes all materials, lessons, insurance, certification and graduation dinner. Bargain!!!

Please register by clicking on this link

http://www.yachtingaustralia.com.au/Entry/?EID=77935

 

Sail Cairns Festival Cup Regatta

Proudly Sponsored by

Totally Work Wear

Sailing in Cairns is alive and well…. and to prove it, the Cairns Yacht Club and the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron are celebrating with an annual event in the FNQ Sailing Calendar.  Early in 2016, Totally Workwear Cairns, locally owned by Chris and June Kingsbury, became the naming sponsor for the regatta. Other sponsors include – Cairns Yacht Club, Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron, Ports North, Star 102.7, Coconut Slipway, Officeworks, Yachting Queensland, Mickey Ink and Maritime Safety Queensland.

THE TOTALLY WORKWEAR SAIL CAIRNS REGATTA is held during the latter part of September each year encouraging participation in an environmentally friendly sport, suitable for all ages, which he
lps to promote a healthy and active lifestyle in our local community.

The regatta provides another racing opportunity for sailors who have competed in the Mickey Ink Port Douglas race week in May, the Airlie Beach Race Week, [held in August], The Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, [also held in August], and the Sea Link Magnetic Island Race Week, [held in early September of each year].

The yachts shall be comDinghybutterflypeting for the prize of the Totally Workwear Trophy and the dinghies for the Mayors Cup.

The regatta is a colourful spectacle of racing sailed on the waters of Trinity Bay, out to Yorkey’s Knob, and around Double Island and Admiralty Island. The races start from inside the Inlet , proceed out through the leads to False Cape,  Yorkey’s Knob, Double Island and around Admiralty Island for the smaller dinghies. The dinghies, multihull boats and keelboats can be viewed from the Marlin Marina as they line up for their starting positions on the start line.  Everyone is welcome to join in the fun with four days of sailing and social events at the end of the days racing.  Check out our website for more info – www.sailcairns.com.au.

In its inaugural year [2015], the Regatta treated tourists and locals leaving on boats to visit the local reefs to a spectacular display of spinnakers at the start of the spinnaker race, as well as the last minutes of the races as the yachts jostled for first place on re-entering the Marina area at the end of the days’ racing.

In 2016 the starts for all races, weather and winds being favourable shall start from out on the water in line with Mondo’s, so tourists and locals can watch the races begin.

Out of the Blue

CYC Christmas Party – Race to Fitzroy Island

For the final event of 2016, we hope that all vessels and crew can join the CYC Race to Fitzroy Island.

The Race will commence at 11am, Race breifing will be held at 10.30am in the boatshed.

Nomination fee of $40/ vessel.

Please let Bill or the Office know if you intend on joining this event

Hope to see you there !!!

 

 

Cairns Inclusive Community Champions – CYC Sailors with Disablities Program

Inclusive Champion Recreation CYC Award 2015 - GordoA big congratulation to Gordo Raleigh – CYC Rear Commodore and the CYC on being awarded the Cairns Spinal Injuries Australia Recreation Provider Inclusive Communities award, for the CYC work with Sailors with Disabilities .. Bravo to Gordo and all the SWD team on your hard work – Congratulations..

for more information on the CYC SWD program please see our facebook page or our website link

Information on the award 

 

 

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