Category Archives: Ellis Beach
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.
Although this is a sailing regatta for “Off the Beach” boats please be reminded that there will be food & drinks available, and we invite all members & friends to come out to watch & stay to camp the night.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Register your interest here:
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..|
|Outcomes||This will allow participants the freedom of sailing dinghies with the guidance of a Yachting Australia dinghy instructor|
Stinger and sun protection clothing is essential
|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.|
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 🙂
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!
CYC- Ellis Beach Fleet Captain.
2016 series 2 is on.. and this time we are back in Town.
- 12.00 noon Race briefing
- 13.00 Racing commences
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.
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
10th, 17th & 24th of April
10am each day for a 11am start
Will provided on the day at the 10am briefings
No starts after 2pm
Nominations will be taken on the day but please email Rhys to indicate which days you will be attending
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.
Great to be part a regional travelling series..
Airlie Beach 25th—28th March
Tinaroo 1st – 2nd May
Ellis Beach 16th—17th July
Mackay 10th—11th September
Townsville 1st—3rd October
Mission Beach 22nd—23rd October
Bowen 6th—7th November
***EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST***
Well what a series Lindsay Joyce turned out to be!
With 12 Dinghy/OTB boats participating over the 5 weeks, we got to see one of the largest fleets on the water in the Cairns harbour in many-many years. There was some fantastic sailing from all who participated and a special mention goes out to Mr. Riley Munro, who turned up to every one of the race days, and placed 3rd overall in the series. On-ya Riley!
Now, onto the Future!
As previously posted; the 20th and 21st of February will see the annual re-opening event for our favourite beach-sailing spot, Ellis. The usual agenda is on offer with free camping Saturday night, hot meals throughout the weekend, cold beverages, and of course plenty of amazeballz sailing action over the 2 days. If you are interested in participating in any way, please fill out the below contact form. Your form goes a long way towards the planning of this event!
We are also excited to now offer the newly acquired YQ Optimist dinghy’s (Opti’s) to our junior participants of the Tackers learn to sail program. Please contact us to discuss details.
There are a limited number of club Lasers, Pacers, Nacra 350s and YQ Opti’s available to hire for the day/weekend, so please indicate which vessel you are interested in sailing on the form. As there is now less then 2 weeks to go, requests to hire are coming in thick and fast. So get in quick!!
As always, happy sailing, and we cant wait to see you out there!