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Ellis Beach Opening Regatta 17th-18th March

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With just a week to go, I’m sure you’re all getting super excited about the Ellis Beach Opening Regatta on next weekend.  The entry form is here to download and send to the office or take it to the event.  You can pay by direct deposit beforehand, and please remember is cash only at the clubhouse at Ellis Beach, we don’t have EFTPOS facilities there.

We are catering for lunch both days, and dinner on Saturday night, breakfast Sunday, at a very affordable fee, so please let us know if you’re coming and want to be fed.

Ellis Beach Opening Regatta – Entry Form

Learn To Sail Program commences on the 7th of April

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,

7th April 08:30 AM 2:00 PM
14th April 08:30 AM 2:00 PM
21st April 08:30 AM 2:00 PM
28th April 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

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

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
7 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.

Sailors interested to become Instructors

Dinghy Instructor – Cairns November 2017

We are looking for competent sailors over 18 years of age, with a boat licence, to become qualified Dinghy Instructors.   You would need to pay for doing the Dinghy Instructors course, with a view to being offered a part-time job next year, to help run our school sailing program on Wednesday afternoons.  We would also like to expand our after school, weekends & holidays programs.  Please use the above link to enrol.


Ellis Beach Regatta 2016

Ellis Beach - Ellis Beach Regatta july 2016

Come one, Come all to the annual Ellis Beach Regatta, 2016!

Preparations have begun for this years event which will be held over the weekend of July 16th and 17th, and will include a long distance marathon race and short course buoy racing. We are hoping for a large fleet of Pacers, Lasers, Nacra 350’s, F18’s, and misc. beach boats and dinghies.

For those without their own boat, we will have boat hire options available for the clubs boats. But as always, first in – first served. Please contact the club to lodge expressions of interest.

For the family, friends, and all those who don’t quite have the same salt-water addiction as the Ellis guys, we hope you will come out for the cold drinks, BBQ meals, and lively atmosphere.

Our amazing behind-the-scenes team have also published our Notice of Race for you all to get your heads around before the big event; please have a read through. Also attached is a copy of the Entry Form for you to print and fill out, however copies will be available at the event.

Oh, and one last thing…

The event planning department would love it if you could spare them a split-second to fill out the Contact Form at the bottom of this post. It will be a massive help to know if you are intending to join us for the weekend 🙂

Happy Sailing!


Poster – Ellis Beach – Ellis Beach Regatta july 2016

Notice of Race – Ellis Beach – Ellis Beach Regatta NOR – 2016

Entry Form – Ellis Regatta Entry Form 2016

Watch this space for further details of the event!

Rhys Hattin

CYC- Ellis Beach Fleet Captain.

Ellis Beach - Ellis Beach Regatta july 2016

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