9 January 2015


This Coming Week


  •  WAGSThis Wednesday. Please see links below for Courses and Sailing Instructions.  Refer to club noticeboard for handicaps – Brian will post by Tuesday.
  • Sailors with Disabilities will recommence this Tuesday, 13th January, and as usual the following Thursday (15th).  Could all volunteers please be at the boatshed at3:30pm, and all participants (volunteers & sailors) please let Gordo know if you are coming via text message
    • Alternatively you may call Gordo on 0411 524 262 for further details.
  • Moonlight Sailing  – The boatshed will be open at4:30pm this afternoon for anyone who would like an ‘end-of-week bevy’.  Also, weather (& keen skippers) permitting you may want to join in on a moonlight sail.  Meet at boatshed -5:30pm.  Departing marina between6 and 6:30pm.
    • NB – The boatshed may not stay open during the moonlight sail, but is bound to reopen upon return (provided the sailing eventuates in the first place of course.)
  • SAGS is back – 10th January.  All Welcome!
  • Dinghy Sailing Due to popular demand dinghies will be held this Saturday, 10th January at 8:30am.  ‘Season-Proper’ Recommencement is still set for Saturday, 31stJanuary.

General Notices


  • Sailors with Disabilities – The larger access dinghy (kindly donated to the club by the owner of Fitzroy Island) is expected to arrive next week
  • Sailing Committee – We won’t have a Sailing Committee meeting in January. The next meeting will be held at 5:30pm, Monday the 9th of February in the Regatta Room. Any agenda items, please forward to Scott one week prior to meeting.
  • CYC 2015 Sailing Schedule – Please click link for details
  • For all CYC events, please see our Calendar

Forthcoming Events


  • Australia Day BBQ and Fun SailMonday, 26th January.  BBQ begins at 11am.  Race start: 1330.  Click on link for further details.  Should be a great day!
  • Instructor Training for 2015“In 2015 the CYC plans to conduct a series of training session in partnership with Yachting Queensland (YQ), the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron (CCYS), and Mission Beach Sailing Club,  for Keel Boat Instructors, Dinghy Instructors, Power Boat handling and safety boat certification and race official Training.  This is part of our commitment to building sailing capacity across all our fleets and will support our application be re-accredited as a Discover Sailing Centre.
    • The first course being held in 2015 is the Keel Boat Instructor Course at the CCYS from Friday the 27th of Feb – Sunday 1st of March 2015.  Please register your interest as per the information on the flyer attached.  If you can also let me know I would be grateful. I have not be able to find information on cost of the course as yet, but at this stage registering is the first step. The CYC executive is currently considering a proposal to reimburse training cost for those member who then in turn offer their skills to the club to run course.”  Scott Davis.
  • Port Douglas Race WeekWill be held 24th-29th May, 2015.  Port Douglas Race Week is held over Port Douglas’s Carnivale, so it is a fabulous time to be in Port Douglas, the town comes alive with a plethora of events and of course the regatta is the highlight.

2 January 2015

This Coming Week

General Notices

  • SAGSWill recommence on Saturday, 10th January.  All Welcome!
  • Sailors with Disabilities – Will recommence on Tuesday, 13th January, and as usual the following Thursday (15th).  Please call Gordo on 0411 524 262 for further details.
  • Dinghy Sailing – Will recommence on Saturday, 31st January.  All Welcome!
  • CYC 2015 Sailing Schedule – Please click link for details
  • For all CYC events, please see our Calendar

Forthcoming Events

  • Instructor Training for 2015“In 2015 the CYC plans to conduct a series of training session in partnership with Yachting Queensland (YQ), the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron (CCYS), and Mission Beach Sailing Club,  for Keel Boat Instructors, Dinghy Instructors, Power Boat handling and safety boat certification and race official Training.  This is part of our commitment to building sailing capacity across all our fleets and will support our application be re-accredited as a Discover Sailing Centre.
    • The first course being held in 2015 is the Keel Boat Instructor Course at the CCYS from Friday the 27th of Feb – Sunday 1st of March 2015.  Please register your interest as per the information on the flyer attached.  If you can also let me know I would be grateful. I have not be able to find information on cost of the course as yet, but at this stage registering is the first step. The CYC executive is currently considering a proposal to reimburse training cost for those member who then in turn offer their skills to the club to run course.”  Scott Davis.
  • Port Douglas Race WeekWill be held 24th-29th May, 2015.  Port Douglas Race Week is held over Port Douglas’s Carnivale, so it is a fabulous time to be in Port Douglas, the town comes alive with a plethora of events and of course the regatta is the highlight.  Please see attachment for NOR.

Happy new year!!  🙂

12 December 2014

THE COMING WEEK

  • CYC Christmas Party & Race to Fitzroy Island– Final race (apart from WAGS) for 2014.  Tomorrow – Saturday, 13th December.  Briefing at 10am.  Nomination fee – $40 per vessel.  Please refer to attached sailing instructions and flyer for further information, or check the CYC noticeboard.
  • The Blessing of the Fleet Will be held tomorrow at Fitzroy Island Resort.  Please see attached flyers for more information and bookings.
  • Power Boat Handling Course – Held at Mission Beach tomorrow, Saturday 13th December for those who have enrolled.
  • YA Safety & Sea Survival Course – Will be held this weekend: 13th & 14th December, 2014 at Townsville Yacht Club for those who have enrolled.
  • Sailors with Disabilities – Program continues next week (final two days for 2014): Tuesday, 16th and Thursday, 18th at 4:00pm.  Meet at the boatshed.  All volunteers and people with a disability welcome!  Call Gordo on 0411 524 262 for more information.
  • WAGSThis Wednesday.  We are encouraging as many participants as possible to nominate next week (with as few regular crew as possible please).  We have 17 confirmed “casual crew” attending, and have promised to do our best to accommodate them.  So for those who thought they were unable to race due to lack of crew this time of year – Happy Days!
    • Refer to club noticeboard for handicaps.

GENERAL NOTICES

  • Dinghy Sail Training – The 2014 Point Score Series has now finished congratulations to all – see the races results for all the winners.  Also congrats to Victoria Roy on award for most improved sailor and to Lloyd Bennet as Junior Member of the Year.  If you haven’t yet collected your prizes please contact Scott to arrange collection.  The dinghy series kicks off again at the end of Jan 2014 ( please see the 2015 Schedule of Activities for more information).
  • SAGSHAS CONCLUDED FOR THE YEAR.  WILL RECOMMENCE ON SATURDAY, 10TH JANUARY, 2015.  SEE YOU THEN!
  • CYC 2015 Sailing Schedule – Our sailing schedule has been finalised for next year
  • CYC Presentation Night 2014 – A list of all the winners is attached (CYC Trophies 2014).  Photos from the night will be upload to the Facebook page soon.
  • CYC Pontoon – Pontoon patrons, please note the following excerpt from the CYC Member Guidelines: “For our boat owners, the pontoon is available during daylight hours on a “first in, best dressed” basis.  If a member needs to stay overnight on our pontoon, prior booking by contacting the office, is essential.  Cost is $15.00 – $20.00 per night, depending on overall length of vessel.”  Thank you to those of you who DO always make a booking – much appreciated!
  • Cyclone Preparedness – Please see attachment for an important notice from Ports North regarding the upcoming cyclone season.  Also refer to above attachments for CYC Cyclone Management Plans.
  • 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.  For individual member access to the YQ website through “My Sailor Profile”, please click on the “Club Members” box at the following website. www.qldyachting.org.au
  • 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

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

12 November 2014

THE COMING WEEK

  • CYC Christmas Party & Race to Fitzroy Island– Final race (apart from WAGS) for 2014.  Tomorrow – Saturday, 13th December.  Briefing at 10am.  Nomination fee – $40 per vessel.  Please refer to attached sailing instructions and flyer for further information, or check the CYC noticeboard.
  • The Blessing of the Fleet Will be held tomorrow at Fitzroy Island Resort.  Please see attached flyers for more information and bookings.
  • Power Boat Handling Course – Held at Mission Beach tomorrow, Saturday 13th December for those who have enrolled.
  • YA Safety & Sea Survival Course – Will be held this weekend: 13th & 14th December, 2014 at Townsville Yacht Club for those who have enrolled.
  • Sailors with Disabilities – Program continues next week (final two days for 2014): Tuesday, 16th and Thursday, 18th at 4:00pm.  Meet at the boatshed.  All volunteers and people with a disability welcome!  Call Gordo on 0411 524 262 for more information.
  • WAGSThis Wednesday.  We are encouraging as many participants as possible to nominate next week (with as few regular crew as possible please).  We have 17 confirmed “casual crew” attending, and have promised to do our best to accommodate them.  So for those who thought they were unable to race due to lack of crew this time of year – Happy Days!
    • Refer to club noticeboard for handicaps.

GENERAL NOTICES

  • Dinghy Sail Training – The 2014 Point Score Series has now finished congratulations to all – see the races results for all the winners.  Also congrats to Victoria Roy on award for most improved sailor and to Lloyd Bennet as Junior Member of the Year.  If you haven’t yet collected your prizes please contact Scott to arrange collection.  The dinghy series kicks off again at the end of Jan 2014 ( please see the 2015 Schedule of Activities for more information).
  • SAGSHAS CONCLUDED FOR THE YEAR.  WILL RECOMMENCE ON SATURDAY, 10TH JANUARY, 2015.  SEE YOU THEN!
  • CYC 2015 Sailing Schedule – Our sailing schedule has been finalised for next year
  • CYC Presentation Night 2014 – A list of all the winners is attached (CYC Trophies 2014).  Photos from the night will be upload to the Facebook page soon.
  • CYC Pontoon – Pontoon patrons, please note the following excerpt from the CYC Member Guidelines: “For our boat owners, the pontoon is available during daylight hours on a “first in, best dressed” basis.  If a member needs to stay overnight on our pontoon, prior booking by contacting the office, is essential.  Cost is $15.00 – $20.00 per night, depending on overall length of vessel.”  Thank you to those of you who DO always make a booking – much appreciated!
  • Cyclone Preparedness – Please see attachment for an important notice from Ports North regarding the upcoming cyclone season.  Also refer to above attachments for CYC Cyclone Management Plans.
  • 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.  For individual member access to the YQ website through “My Sailor Profile”, please click on the “Club Members” box at the following website. www.qldyachting.org.au
  • 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

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

7 November 2014

THE COMING WEEK

  • First Friday Function“ Full Moon Friday”.  Tonight! Bar open at 4pm.  Twilight Sailing Event – departs approximately 5:30pm.  Should be loads of fun.  We hope to see you there!!
  • Learn to Sail Keelboats Course (Start Crewing and Start Helming) – Practical portion continues tomorrow at 8am, (and Sunday).  Meet at the boatshed.  (As per “L2S attachment”.)
  • Dinghy Sail Training – Is on tomorrow.  Point score series continues.  See CYC website/Facebook page for more information, or contact Scott.  Prizes on offer!  See attachment (or CYC noticeboard) for new fee structure.
  • SAGS – Is also on tomorrow.
  • Sailors with Disabilities – Another voluntary training session for the program will be held on Tuesday, 11th November at 4:00pm.  Meet at the boatshed.  All volunteers and people with a disability welcome!  Call Gordo on 0411 524 262 for more information.
  • WAGS – Next Wednesday.  Please see link below for Courses and Sailing Instructions. Refer to club noticeboard for handicaps.

GENERAL NOTICES

  • 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.  For individual member access to the YQ website through “My Sailor Profile”, please click on the “Club Members” box.
  • 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

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

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

Car Park Patrons – Unless you are racing, please do not park your cars in the yacht club car park on the 15th of November – due to the Anniversary Regatta.  Priority parking reserved for race entrants only.  And you run the risk of being ”parked in” overnight!  Thanks!

  • High School Team Sailing – Sailing event plus sausage sizzle.  Saturday, 15th November from 12pm.  Please refer to final attachment for further details.
  • 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.
  • CYC Presentation Night – Saturday, 6th December.  Further details – To Be Advised.
  • Power Boat Handling Course – If anyone was interested in this course but distance was an issue, ALISON TURNER from Yachting Queensland is organising one in Mission Beach on a date TBA, (once she gets at least 2 more people).  For more information, please call Alison on 3393 6788 or contact her via this link: admin@qldyachting.org.au
  • PDYC General Meeting, Working Bee & Xmas Party – December.  Please refer to attachment for further details.

31 October 2014

THE COMING WEEK

  • Learn to Sail Keelboats Course (Start Crewing and Start Helming) – Practical portion begins tomorrow at 8am.  Meet at the boatshed.  Continues Sunday (2nd Nov.), and the following weekend (8th/9th).  Same time & place.  (As per “L2S attachment”.)
  • 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!  See attachment for new fee structure.
  • SAGS – Will not be on tomorrow, due to Keelboat Course.
  • Ellis Beach Sailing Division End of Christmas Break Up Party  – Will be held at Ellis Beach this weekend.  Free Camping available!  For more information see attached flyer or Facebook.

NB: They do need numbers for catering purposes, so please RSVP TODAY by calling/texting Rhys Hattin on 0408 795 881, or via email address: rhys.hattin@australianavionics.com.au.

  • WAGS – Next Wednesday.  Please see link below for Courses and Sailing Instructions. Refer to club noticeboard for handicaps.

WAGS Courses & Sailing Instructions (and course diagrams)

  • Sailors with Disabilities – The first voluntary training session for the program will be held on Thursday, 6th November at 4:00pm.  Meet at the boatshed.  All volunteers welcome!

GENERAL NOTICES

  • 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.  For individual member access to the YQ website through “My Sailor Profile”, please click on the “Club Members” box.
  • 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

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

  • Anniversary Regatta – Will be held on Saturday 15th November.  Please see attached flyer for further details.
  • 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.
  • Power Boat Handling Course – If anyone was interested in this course but distance was an issue, ALISON TURNER from Yachting Queensland is organising one in Mission Beach on a date TBA, (once she gets at least 2 more people).  For more information, please call Alison on 3393 6788 or contact her via this link: admin@qldyachting.org.au

24 October 2014

THE COMING WEEK

  • 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

GENERAL NOTICES

  • 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.

 

FORTHCOMING EVENTS

  • 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.

17 October 2014

THE COMING WEEK   Mission Beach Off the Beach Regatta – The Annual Mission Beach Regatta, hosted by the Mission Beach Sailing Club,will be held this weekend (18th-19th October).  Please see attached notice of race (NOR14) or Contact Greg or Judy Health at jgheath@bigpond.com for more information.

  • SAGSIs on tomorrow, nominations at the boatshed from 1200 to 1215.  $15 for Day Members, skippers are free, and $5 for all other members.
  • Dinghy Sail Training – Will not be held tomorrow.
  • WAGSNext Wednesday.  Please see link below for Courses and Sailing Instructions. Refer to club noticeboard for handicaps.

WAGS Courses & Sailing Instructions (and course diagrams)   GENERAL NOTICES

  • 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!
  • Pontoon Ramp – If you need to release the ramp chain for improved access, please remember to close it again.  I have closed it 3 times this week.  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.

  FORTHCOMING EVENTS

  • Fitzroy Regatta – Get your team ready for the last Fitzroy Regatta for 2014.  Held 25th-26th October.  Visit the CYC website for more information.  If anyone would like to crew but does not yet have a position, please call me in the office.
  • 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.

YA powerboat handling

anniversary regatta   Check out our calendar