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Come Try Sailing Day at the CYC 1st of April 2017

cyc-discover-sailing-event-2017On the 1st of April 2017 commencing at 8.30am we will be inviting members of the public to come and try sailing.

If you are interested in attending to try sailing on dinghies register here:

If you are interested in try sailing on Yachts Register here:

If you are interested in try sailing on our Sailability Vessels register here:

for more information or to volunteer on the day please contact Andy (SWD)Neil (Yachts) or Scott (dinghies)

2017 All Skippers Briefing : Mandatory attendence (9th of Feb 6pm – CYC Boat Shed)

This year as part of our obligations under the MSQ Aquatic Events Approval, we are asking that all CYC Skippers and Crew attend a briefing at 6pm on the 9th of Feburary 2017.

Subjects to be covered:

  • CAT 6 Safety requirements
  • 2017 CYC Safety Management Plan
  • Local Rules and regulations
  •  VTS Cairns and Local Port Rules
  • 2017 Sailing Events Calendar

For more information please contact Neil or Bill

Lindsay Joice 2017 Series Race 1 – Fitzroy Island


In 2017 the Lindsay Joice series will be a series of 5 races on the following days:

  • Saturday 25th of Feb – Race to Fitzroy Island 
  • Saturday 4th of March – Bay Race
  • Sunday 12th of March – Double Island Race
  • Saturday 25th of March – Ladies Day Race
  • Saturday 8th of April – Inlet Race

The first race will commence at 10am on the 25th of Feb, following a race briefing at 9am.

FIRST PRIZE: Accommodation and Transfer at Fitzroy Island

SECOND PRIZE: Deckstore Voucher (valued at $50)

THIRD PRIZE: Deckstore Voucher (valued at $30)


Please ensure that you completed your safety (cat 6) check prior to the race series commencing.

We would encourage all skippers to nominate for the whole 5 race series ( Nomination Fee of $225 ).


Each race will have it own prize, and each race will add to the LINDSAY JOICE SERIES POINT SCORE.


Sailing instruction will be posted prior to each race on the website and on our facebook page.


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 Neil

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 Shirts & Coolers


Like your shirts cool & your beer cold? Then what are you waiting for?

CYC T Shirts in White for $40 & Polo Shirts in 5 great colors for $60

Stubby Coolers featuring Multihulls, Keelboats, Sailabilty, Dinghies & Off the Beach Cats

…..they’re cool, they’re colorful & your beer will be cold…..Only $6 so grab a few and share them with your mates or keep them on board & boast how famous you are!

Commodores Cup SATURDAY 2 July



Please note the slight change in schedule

Nominations to be received by 18:00 Thursday 30th June,
forms available on cairnsyachtclub.com $65 per yacht
For more info contact Fleet Captain Bill Munro 0408 072 152

9am Race Briefing – 10am Race start
Many thanks to Shangri_La Hotel for donating:
1st prize – a night’s accommodation including breakfast for 2
2nd prize – food & beverage voucher for $100
3rd prize – CYC $50 voucher






Nominations to be received by 18:00 Thursday 30th June,

forms available on our website   

$65 per yacht

For more info contact Fleet Captain

Bill Munro 0408 072 152


Sail Cairns Festival Cup Regatta

Proudly Sponsored by

Totally Work Wear

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 comDinghybutterflypeting 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 [2015], 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.

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