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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

Dinghy Learn to Sail Course/ Training

Commencing the 8th of October at 8.30am til the 5th of Nov

The program aims to teach you all the basics of sailing. a fully accredited program ( dinghy 1/2)

Full for all the family.

Please indicate your interest by registering by following the link.

Fee $20 per day per person.

Start Sailing 1/2

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 24 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.

TRIVA NIGHT 3rd of June- How well do you know your trivia?

SAVE the DATE !!

On the 3rd of June, the CYC is hosting a Trivia night for CYC members, family, and friends..

This fun evening will test your knowledge I am sure will include questions relating to our own clubs facts and figures: For example ” who was Sam Cadman ?” – Do you know the answer – if you do you should put together a team….

Great prizes, great fun and a special “DRAWN ON THE NIGHT RAFFLE” will be held – with prizes donated by our generous sponsors..

For more information please contact Lyn  or the CYC Office

We are looking for sponsors and prizes.. our long term friends at Fitzroy Island are the first to donate – PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS AS THEY SUPPORT US]

Fitzroy

OTB Series 2 – Townies (Marlin Marina): 7th of May – 6th of June

2016 series 2 is on.. and this time we are back in Town.

  • Salthouse CYC area for rigging12.00 noon Race briefing
  • 13.00 Racing commences

nomination fees

Contact Rhys to nominate for the series and Scott to book the clubs boats..

To assist us with managing the traffic and access it is important to arrive early and let us know in advance that you will be joining the fun.

 

 

Ellis Beach Series 1. – NOMINATE NOW !!!

So following on from the success of the opening regatta the first series Ellis Beach Series will be held leading into Mickey INK Race week and the Tinaroo May Day Regatta – This stand alone series will be a great opportunity for all OTB and Dinghy Classes to race as part of a mixed fleet. It will be AMAZBALLS

RACE DAYS:

10th, 17th & 24th of April

RACE BREIFINGS

10am each day for a 11am start

SAIL INSTRUCTIONS:

Will provided on the day at the 10am briefings

No starts after 2pm

NOMINATIONS:

Nominations will be taken on the day but please email Rhys to indicate which days you will be attending

Nominations fee can be found via the attached link

CLUB VESSELS:

CYC club Lasers and Pacers and Bics will be available for use by club members at our standard rate. Please contact Scott to book a vessel ( preference will be given to those individuals who can race the full series). Due to limited numbers of club vessels and the issues associate with moving the vessels BOOKING ARE ESSENTIAL )

Remember the Ellis Beach facility is CASH ONLY.

 

BTW on the 24th and 25th of April there will be a tackers program running at the same time – lets welcome the new sailors to our club.

SPLISH SPLASH Ladies Day Race 3rd of April (SAILING INSTRUCTIONS NOW AVAILABLE)

SAILING INSTRUCTIONS NOW ONLINE

 

Splish-Splash-Ladies-Day-Race-2016 Cairns Yacht Club

Join in the fun, Splish Splash Swimwear Ladies Day Race.

 

A big thanks to our sponsor Francis from Splish Splash Swimwear
https://www.splishsplashswimwear.com.au/
Nominate at http://cairnsyachtclub.com/ or contact Bill to advise that you are attending

A bottle of Champagne for every Lady Skipper who nominates, Cash prizes for 1st,2ndand 3rd place, tonnes of fun!

2016 Summer Series – Lindsay Joice Series (5 week series)

Sailing Instructions for Lindsay Joice

Hi all,

As part on our commitment to bring our fleets closer together in 2016, our first series will be commencing on the 9th of Jan and will run each Saturday afternoon until the 6th of Feb. ( 5 week summer series – with a minimum of 8 races of the series with a drop permitted after race 5)

There will be a minimum of 2 divisions, and racing will commence at 1pm each Saturday, with race briefing at 12 noon.

Dinghy sailor are encourage to arrive early and set up their vessel, and the race start line will be in the bay.

For this series it is expected that all crews will take a turn at being the start and support crews. which in exchange for their contributions will be given average points over the series for the day for they undertake this role.

The structure of the race will be defined in the Sailing Instructions and will for the yacht consist of both bay 2 bay races followed the next weekend by a single long race. Dinghy will be set a standard course will be complete approximately 3-4 races, so that all fleet complete their racing at about the same time.

 

Final price for nominations see below:

Yachts Members Non Members
1 day race fee $65 $75
2day/weekend race fee $95 $85
series fee 3 week $135 $155
series fee 4 week $180 $200
series fee 5 week $225 $245
Dinghies Members Non Members
1 person boat
1 day race fee $15 $25
2day/weekend race fee $30 $40
series fee 3 week $30 $50
series fee 4 week $40 $60
series fee 5 week $50 $70
2 person boat
1 day race fee $25 $35
2day/weekend race fee $50 $60
series fee 3 week $60 $80
series fee 4 week $80 $100
series fee 5 week $100 $120

 

please indicate your interest early to Bill and Scott

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 !!!

 

 

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