Category Archives: Dinghy Training

OTB & Dinghy Series 4 (townies) commences 30th of July

Following a successful series 3, we are back in town on the 30th of July for the start of series 4. Races commence at 1pm for a 4 week series. Dinghy training on Saturday morning will also recommence on this day at 8.30am.

See you all there contact Scott or Rhys for more information.

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

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.

2016 Dinghy Training Courses ( Jan – Feb )

The CYC is pleased to be able a provide number of dinghy sail training course in Jan and Feb 2016.

Dinghy 1/2 is designed to give you the basic boat handling and sailing skills and our modified tackers program which will run in Feb is designed to introduce young kids (7-12) to the basic of sailing. All our courses are run by qualified instructors, and will be great fun.

Sail Training is about to start – instructors please contact Scott if you can assist with running courses in the School holidays.Students please contact the office to indicate your interest

  • Dinghy 1/2 course will be held on the 3-5th of Jan  register here
  • Dinghy 1/2 Course will be held on the 22-24th of Jan register here
  • A modified Tackers Course will be held on the 6-7th of Feb – register here

22nd of Nov CYC Discover Sailing Day and CYC Open Day

Poster to be printed and put up in your local area -please help to promote this event


As part of our commitment to increasing participation across all our fleets, CYC is hosting a “Discover Sailing Day ” on Sunday the 22nd of Nov. This is opportunity to invite interested people ( and future clubs members ) to join us on the water, however we need volunteers to:

  • offer to take people for short sails on their boats (participants will be covered by the insurance )
  • host guest at our club house and make them feel welcome
  • run the BBQ

The event will commence at 10am and finish at 4pm.

Volunteers will also be required to make the club look great so if we can ask for volunteers for the Saturday 21st PM to help – that would be wonderful.

We are in the process of getting media releases out the public and we ensure that we have membership forms available on the day.

If you can assist us in any of the above roles, please contact

Bill to offer your boats

Rod to help out the social activities and BBQ at the Club

Scott to help out with taking kids out in dinghys


Cairns Sailing Training Camp 8th and 9th of August – Ellis Beach

The Cairns Sail Training Camp is part of the Queensland Identification Development Pathway and is a partnership between Yachting Queensland and Cairns Yacht Club.

Cairns Sail Training Camp August 2015

The aim of the camp is to provide high quality coaching opportunities to junior and youth sailors of all levels and to assist local coaches to up-skill. Cost: 1 Day only – $50 per entry 2 Days – $100 per entry Sibling discount for both days only – 2nd sibling $75 and 3rd sibling $50.

LATE PAYMENT FEE $25 if entry & payment is not received by 31st JULY 2015. Camping is available with pricing options shown when registering online.


PLEASE NOTE THAT INVOICES WILL BE SENT TO ENTRANTS INDIVIDUALLY AFTER THEY HAVE ENROLLED. NO CASH PAYMENTS CAN BE MADE ON THE DAY TO THE COACHES. Further details about the camp will be emailed to those enrolled online 1-2 weeks before the camp.

Register here 

Dinghy Instructor training – Expression of Interest

Hi All,

We had to cancel the dinghy instructor course as we needed at least 6 people, and only 2 formally signed up. I know that many of you are keen to do the course, so I would encourage you complete the expression of interest process and we will  sort out a new date in the near future.

follow the link YA DSI Cairns EOI





Dear Participants,

I am extremely sorry to advise that due to the lack of entries for this course, it has been postponed.  Efforts will be made to gain further interest and once we have sufficient numbers, a new date will be advised.

For those who have paid for the course already you can either;

  • contact me for a refund or
  • have that payment left with us ready for the new date

Feel free to pass on the word about the course to others. I have attached an expression of interest flyer.



Training & Administration Officer

T: (07) 3393 6788 | E:| W:



IF YOU ARE INTERESTED PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST NOW – Contact Alison ASAP – thanks Hi All, As you would be aware the CYC with YQ is committed to re-establishing our discover sailing accredition which I hope to be able to finalise in the next few months.  A recent Keel Boat Instructor course was held at the CCYS with over 10 people in attendence, a number of which were members of the CYC – Congrats to all those who participated. We are now seeking interest from CYC members (and our sailors from our partners clubs in FNQ) to undertake the following courses:

  • Dinghy Instructor
  • Assistant Dinghy Instructor
  • Re-validation of your current qualification

For more information please contact the lovely Alison at YQ or you can register directly with YQ by opening the following files and following the link attached. YA Dinghy Instructor Course Cairns June 2015 Later in the year we hope to conduct an umpiring an race officals course so stay tuned for more information. If you are interested i would ask that you complete the attached form:

Whitsunday Laser Sail Training Camp 9th & 10th of May

INVITATION TO ATTEND…Calling all CYC Laser Sailors

Held at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, the Whitsunday Laser Sail Training   be an amazing opportunity for  recreational sailors and aspiring athletes to enhance and fine-tune their sailing skills under the guidance of North Queensland’s top tier sailing coach, Danny Fuller.
As part of the Queensland Identification and Development Pathway, young talent has an incredible opportunity to progress through the ranks of sailing in Queensland and it all starts through Yachting Queensland sail training camps.
The camp will include: mock racing, start practice, on water skills development and off water theory.
follow the link on the attached document for more information.
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