Start Crewing courses are running regularly at CYC.
Cairns Yacht Club are excited to be running these sailing courses under the guidance of Australian Sailing.
You will be instructed by our Australian Sailing qualified Instructors. The courses run over 2 days with 8 hours of instruction each day including in classroom and on board . With your Start Crewing certification you will become a member of Australian Sailing and be able to competently understand your role when crewing on a keelboat, including the basics of sailing, boat handling, safety and sailing theory. Once you have completed Start Crewing you can look at expanding your knowledge and experience by joining existing cruising and racing yachts here in Cairns and by taking further Discover Sailing courses with us.
The next Start Crewing course will be held on a date to be advised. The introductory price for each course is $275. This includes all materials, lessons, insurance, certification.
Please contact the office on 4031 2750 to register your expression of interest.
We are sorry to advise that our office administrator Lisa will be away on sick leave for the next two weeks. We are fortunate however that Margie Robertson has kindly agreed to help us out during this time. Margie will be fitting us in around her other commitments, so the office will only be open during the following times:
Monday 6th July Closed
Tuesday 7th July 8:00 – 3:30
Wednesday 8th July 12:30 – 5:30
Thursday 9th July 9:00 – 5:30
Friday 10th July Closed
Monday 13th July Closed
Tuesday 14th July 8:00 – 3:30
Wednesday 15th July 12:30 – 5:30
Thursday 16th July 11:00 – 5:30
Friday 17th July Closed
We are very sorry for any inconvenience these changes may cause. If you are unable to come in at these times, please contact us by phone or email and we will endeavour to make other arrangements with you. We remind you that you can find membership forms on our website.
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.
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.
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.
Please Note: This form must be FULLY completed and virtually SIGNED by the owner or authorized representative in order for the entry to be accepted. Nominations must be lodged in accordance with the Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race.
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:
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: