Category Archives: Ellis Beach

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.

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!

Rhys~

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

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.

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