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CYC AGM 27th of August 2pm in the Regatta Room

Dear Member

Membership fees for 2016/17 are due 1st July and your renewal form is attached.

Benefits to all Full, Family, Sailability Cairns, Country and Life Members include…

  • Full voting rights
  • Card access to our (very limited) parking area for those who are actively contributing to regular club sailing events (some restrictions apply under our By-laws, card fee is $50)
  • Pick-up and set down access to the Club pontoon as well as overnight stays at a special rate (prior booking is essential)
  • Tender storage on the inside of the Club pontoon (annual fee is $150)
  • Special food and beverage discounts at Salt House Bar and Restaurant (Membership card must be produced)
  • Special discounts at all Rydges Hotels in Australia and New Zealand (Membership card must be produced)

All parking cards will need to be re-issued after June 30th this year, to ensure this privilege remains in the hands of the then current CYC Members.

Please remember to visit the Club’s developing Ellis Beach facility during weekend racing.

Our affiliation with Australian Sailing (formerly Yachting Queensland) is again secure for 2016/17.  CYC’s support of Local, National and International sailing remains a high priority!

The AGM is scheduled for the 27th of AUGUST at 2pm.  The positions of Rear Commodore & Vice Commodore are available, Gordon has advised he will be stepping down this year, having put in many years of effort.  I thank him, from myself and on behalf of the CYC members, for his tireless support and contribution to the club going forward.

I’m happy to run again, of course that’s up to the members, so if you want to contribute in a positive way going forward please nominate soon so it can be voted on at the AGM.

Thank you for your continued support.


John Pool


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

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


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

Nominations fee can be found via the attached link


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.

2016 North Queensland Sabot Championship – Travelling series

Great to be part a regional travelling series..


Location  Date

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


NQSA Championship Flyer 2016

Ellis Beach Opening Weekend Regatta, 2016


G’day Sailors!

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!


Ellis Beach - Opening regatta 2016

2016 Summer Series – Lindsay Joice Series (5 week series)

Sailing Instructions for Lindsay Joice

Hi all,

As part on our commitment to bring our fleets closer together in 2016, our first series will be commencing on the 9th of Jan and will run each Saturday afternoon until the 6th of Feb. ( 5 week summer series – with a minimum of 8 races of the series with a drop permitted after race 5)

There will be a minimum of 2 divisions, and racing will commence at 1pm each Saturday, with race briefing at 12 noon.

Dinghy sailor are encourage to arrive early and set up their vessel, and the race start line will be in the bay.

For this series it is expected that all crews will take a turn at being the start and support crews. which in exchange for their contributions will be given average points over the series for the day for they undertake this role.

The structure of the race will be defined in the Sailing Instructions and will for the yacht consist of both bay 2 bay races followed the next weekend by a single long race. Dinghy will be set a standard course will be complete approximately 3-4 races, so that all fleet complete their racing at about the same time.


Final price for nominations see below:

Yachts Members Non Members
1 day race fee $65 $75
2day/weekend race fee $95 $85
series fee 3 week $135 $155
series fee 4 week $180 $200
series fee 5 week $225 $245
Dinghies Members Non Members
1 person boat
1 day race fee $15 $25
2day/weekend race fee $30 $40
series fee 3 week $30 $50
series fee 4 week $40 $60
series fee 5 week $50 $70
2 person boat
1 day race fee $25 $35
2day/weekend race fee $50 $60
series fee 3 week $60 $80
series fee 4 week $80 $100
series fee 5 week $100 $120


please indicate your interest early to Bill and Scott

CYC 2015 Annual Presentation Night

Well – it has been a great year at the CYC and there are lots of celebrate, so with this in mind, we are inviting all members, partners, families and friends to join at for the 2015 Annual Presentation night which will be held on the 12th of December at the Salthouse starting at 6pm.

Tickets will be available from the club office or the boatshed. – please ensure that you book ahead of the event.

PricesAdults $25 (children under 10 free)

Family of 4 (2 adults +2 children ) $80

Come along meet our supporters and sponsors and let celebrate 2015.




2015 Ellis Beach Breakup

Here we go again guys! The Ellis Beach Breakup party is on again next weekend, so come out and join the action, grab a feed and stay the night with free camping on offer!

Please let me know by Thursday November 12th by email (rhys.hattin@australianavionics.com.au) or send me a message on facebook.

Rhys Hattin – CYC Fleet Captain, Off the Beach Div. 2015/16


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