24 October 2014


  • Fitzroy Regatta –  Begins tomorrow, continues Sunday (return leg).  Be at the boatshed (aka “The Bent Elbow”) at 10am sharp for briefing.  11am Start time.  Sailing Instructions are attached above or visit the CYC website for more information.

If anyone would like another crew member for the regatta, please call Ben Anderson on 0409 815 126.  (FYI: He has made enquiries about becoming a member of the club.)

  • Live-Aboard Members / Car Park Patrons – Unless you are racing please do not park your cars in the yacht club car park on the 25th of October – due to the Fitzroy Regatta.  Priority parking reserved for race entrants only.  Thanks!
  • Dinghy Sail Training – Is also on tomorrow.  Point score series continues.  See CYC website/Facebook page for more information, or contact Scott.  Prizes on offer!  Please note that the committee has introduce a new fee structure for Saturday Sailing – see attachment.
  • SAGSWill not be on tomorrow, due to the Fitzroy Regatta.
  • WAGSNext Wednesday.  Please see link below for Courses and Sailing Instructions. Refer to club noticeboard for handicaps.

WAGS Courses & Sailing Instructions (and course diagrams)

  • CYC Learn to Sail Courses –  Keelboat Course begins Thursday, 30th October, 2014.  Please see attachment (CAIRNS YACHT CLUB L2S 2014) for details of both courses.  Private tuition also available.
  • Power Boat Handling Course – Will be held on the weekend of 1st – 2nd November, 2014. Anyone who has passed their dinghy instructors course, will need to do a Power Boat Handling course for their qualifications as a Dinghy Instructor to be validated.  Please refer to attached flyer for more information.

YA powerboat handling


  • Pontoon Ramp – If you need to release the ramp chain for improved access, please remember to close it again.  Thanks!
  • Responsible Service of Alcohol Certificate – If you are interested in doing an RSA course, please email and expression of interest to the office: cyc@cairns.net.au
  • Yachting Queensland Membership – As per our new agreement between the Cairns Yacht Club and Yachting Queensland, a YQ Membership is now included in the price of your CYC Membership Fee.



  • Anniversary Regatta – Will be held on Saturday 15th November.  Please see attached flyer for further details.

anniversary regatta

  • Troppo Cup – The trailer boat series which was to be held in Bowen – early October was postponed, and they will advise us of new dates when set.
  • The Blessing of the Fleet Will be held on Saturday 13th December at Fitzroy Island Resort.  Please see attached flyers for more information and bookings.

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