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Discover Sailing and Start Crewing at CYC

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.


CYC Discover Sailing Day – Register your interest here !!

The CYC is hosting a Discover Sailing Day on the Salthouse CYC area for rigging22nd of November.



Discover Sailing Days are FREE to attend and the CYC  look forward to welcoming you and showing you how fun, safe, accessible, and affordable sailing is.

Participating at a Discover Sailing Day is a fantastic way to have a great day out with your partner, friends, work colleagues or family at the club and even enjoy a short sail.

All boats and safety equipment are provided by the Club.



To resister your interest in attending – please follow the link below




Many thanks to our Sponsors  SALTHOUSE and PORTS NORTH

Announcing Sail Cairns : Festival Cup Regatta

SAIL CAIRNS Poster 2015 A4 PRINTThe CYC and the CCYS is pleased to announce the forthcoming 2015 Sail Cairns : Festival Cup Regatta.

for more information please go to www.sailcairns.com.au  

Nomination form Available

We could like to thank all our sponsors for their support

The Salthouse

Yachting Queensland

The Cairns Festival 



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.



Email:    cyc@cairns.net.au

Office:  (07) 4031 2750

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: admin@qldyachting.org.au| W: www.qldyachting.org.au


Ladies Day Race proudly supported by SPLISH SPLASH

Its is on again – remember last years event – it has a huge amount of fun. So please organise your boats and crew for this stand out social sailing / racing event on the 19th of July.

 All yachts require a female skipper with 50% femal crew. Nominations close thursday 16th of July 2015.Splish Splash Ladies Day Race 2015 (follow link to NOR)

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:

  • 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:

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