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.
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 🙂
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 competing 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 , 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.
Please be advised that the Sailability Cairns Raffle which was due to be drawn 3rd June will now be drawn 24th June. Get in and buy your tickets…this is a wonderful opportunity to support such a worthwhile program to go ahead with their plans to purchase a SKUD Universal Design Performance Sailing Vessel. There are fantastic prizes on offer from our generous sponsors at Quicksilver, Great Adventures Rainforest Station Nature Park, Skyrail & the Australian Butterfly Sanctuary.