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
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.
It is only a couple of weeks until the parade Saturday August 29. We will have 4 boats confirmed being towed with a possible 2 others. Pirates of the Caribbean Music over stereo and a projected photo display. If Pirate gear isn’t your thing wear a club T shirt. Pirate gear can be any torn shirts ,eye patch, frilly shirts and skirts boots. St Vinnies or Salvos may be worth a look.
For those participants only ,involved with towing boats ,decorating ,lighting ,projecting,or providing sound etc. There will be a dry run to iron out bugs on SUNDAY August 23rd. Meeting 1st at BOATSHED. at 1pm to collect decorations and boats. Then proceed to PICKERS.VYNAL FACTORY CARPARK. CNR BROWN AND MULGRAVE RD at 2PM near DFO.
On Saturday August 29th after the AGM help will be needed to tow the boats and gear to MUNRO MARTIN PARK.(open from 10am).This is where any decorations will be applied to boats and vehicles. It would be good to have this completed by 1.30 pm for those towing or decorating boats
Please be assembled and dressed by 3pm at MUNRO MARTIN PARK where the parade will depart at 3.30 pm in Minnie ST.( A water bottle could be wise).We are toward the end of the parade so walking pirates can still join in up to 5 pm
All boats must be securely strapped to trailers.
No solid booms just ropes.
Maximum height overall is 4.2 metres. Car + boat 19 mtr.
Children under 10 must be accompanied by a parent or older sibling.
Parents must meet children at the end of the parade at Spence Street Foggarty Park area.
If you have young children we would love some baby pirates.
Our aim is to attract children to sailing so lets show a family theme.
Help will be needed at the end of the parade to remove decorations and take boats to the boat shed.
Don’t forget to join us for a pirate party at the boat shed after the parade to watch the fireworks, where the bar will be open and sausage sizzle for Gold Coins.This is a great opportunity to showcase our sport so I am expecting good support from all members.
For catering we need an idea of numbers so please email myself firstname.lastname@example.org or CYC office email Cairns Yacht Club email@example.com by the end of next week (14th of August) would be good.