Category Archives: Sailors with Disablities

A Free Community Event: Try Sailing Day 18th of Feb 2018

On the 18th of Feb 2018 commencing at 8.30am we will be inviting members of the public to come and try sailing.


a free community event which allows all member of the family to get out on the inlet, on Sailing boats of all size to promote the social, community and competitive sides of our sport.

If you are interested in try sailing on dinghies register by following the link

If you are interested in try sailing on Yachts Register by following the link


If you are interested in try sailing on our Sailability Vessels register by following the link

For more information or to volunteer on the day please contact Andy (SWD)Neil (Yachts) or Scott (dinghies)




The CYC has adopted a smoke free policy.. Please pass the word.



  • Cigarettes and other tobacco products will not be sold, including from vending machines, at any time at or by the club.
  • Coaches, players, officials and volunteers will refrain from smoking while involved in an official capacity for the club, on and off the field.
  • No images of club volunteers, members, officials, coaches and players smoking at club-related activities are to be placed on social media.


The CAIRNS YACHT CLUB requires the following areas of the club’s MARINA POINT BOATSHED to be smoke free:

  • All indoor areas
  • All outdoor training areas
  • All canteen, catering and eating and drinking areas


Smoke free areas will be signed (where possible) and promoted in club materials. A designated smoking permitted area is located OVER THE ROAD FROM THE BOATSHED


  • Club functions, including social and fundraising events and meetings, held at club facilities are to be smoke free.
  • Club functions, including social and fundraising events and meetings, held away from club facilities are to be smoke free wherever possible.
  • If provided, smokers may only smoke at outdoor designated smoking areas and are to dispose of cigarette butts safely before entering facilities.

A full copy of the policy is linked below  gs-smoke-free-policy-QLD-20160818-1

2018 CYC Safety Management Plan and Aquatic Licence (PLEASE READ)

CYC – Safety Management Plan 2018 – 2019 – Updated Jan 2018

As you would all be aware for each of the CYC events it is requirement of all boat skippers/ owners and crew to operate under the CYC Safety Management Plan and inline with the Approved Aquatic Licence.

The plan is to conduct a MANDATORY ALL SKIPPERS BRIEFING in the near future but to ensure that you are aware of the clubs obligations I have now included the relevant document on the website which can be accessed by following the links below: The Aquatic Licence approval and key requirements are be put up in the boatshed soon or can be accessed by emailing the office



CYC Shirts & Coolers


Like your shirts cool & your beer cold? Then what are you waiting for?

CYC T Shirts in White for $40 & Polo Shirts in 5 great colors for $60

Stubby Coolers featuring Multihulls, Keelboats, Sailabilty, Dinghies & Off the Beach Cats

…..they’re cool, they’re colorful & your beer will be cold…..Only $6 so grab a few and share them with your mates or keep them on board & boast how famous you are!

Sailablity Raffle Drawn – Congrats to all the winners


Sailability Cairns

Raffle Winners Drawn 24 June 2016.

Ticket Number Name/Contact Prize (For two People)

0444 Bruce Mc Gill Wavedancer to Low Isles

0413 Matthew Mc Mill Quicksilver to Agincourt Reef

1060 Janet Kussrow Great Adventures to Green Is

0029 Juul Rainforestation & Butterfly Sanctuary

0999 Rosco Skyrail

No Bookseller prize as first draw book undersold (9)


Sailablity Cairns (formerly SWD) has rebranded

Sailors with a disability are now called Sailability Cairns and the facebook page  is named the same. Anyone can join…. Just view the Facebook page and ask to join.

The program provides opportunities for people with a disability to discover sailing as recreation, or as a competition outlet and skills development program. Volunteers also learn a range of skills to support the program.
Sailors and volunteers are asked to join the group and check in on the designated training days, so appropriate arrangements will be in place before we begin (generally at 3.00 pm.), on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week..
All participants and volunteers are reminded that this is an alcohol and Drug free program for the duration of each event

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