2016-17 Sailing Season
On behalf of the CYC Sailing Committee I would like to welcome everyone to the start of the 2016 - 17 Racing Season. This season we have tried to create a calendar that provides a challenging racing program which caters for both seasoned sailors and new family sailors having a go. There are a few format changes this year aimed at achieving this outcome:
1/ The number of races has increased to 3 per race day. The aim is to maintain a similar on water sailing time, keep the fleet closer together during races and have more races per series.
2/ Social days have been positioned at roughly 1 per month. We are hoping an active Social Committee will help plan some fun destinations. Other ideas include include running start line drills or other skills training so we can improve participation and competition on racing days.
3/ Race series have been grouped, where possible, to consecutive weekends. We hope this will give some active life to the series titles and encourage participation each weekend.
4/ Start times have been shifted back to 1pm for race days. There are a number of reasons for this including arrangements for preparing the canteen and catching the stronger winds in the afternoon. This comes with a commitment to get briefings done on time an boats on the water and racing on time. Duty roster start time remains the same.
Other changes will include using Facebook to promote upcoming planned events and importantly we will be requesting members to indicate if they intend to participate. Keep an eye on the club Facebook page as we get closer to the start of the season.
Working bee - Saturday 17th September.
First planned sailing - Sunday 18th September (Social Sail)
If you have any comments or constructive feedback on the format please contact your Sailing Committee. Updated Calendar
Membership due shortly....2016/17 Season
Cleveland Yacht Club would like to remind all members that membership fee's are due for the 2016/2017 Sailing Year - due on August 24th.
In accordance with this - hard stand fee's will also be due on the same day. Forms are here...
AGM - New Committee
Well the 2016 AGM has now been held.
Firstly CYC would like to thank all the past committee members for the ongoing and active contribution to the Club, as our Commodore.
CYC would also like to welcome Lex Stanbridge to the position of CYC Commodore. Lex has been Vice Commodore for many years and now steps up into the role, after Al Lacoste has stepped down, we would like to thank Al Lacoste for all the years he has contributed to the club.
With Lex vacating the Vice Commodore role - Darryl Ellison has stepped in as Vice Commodore with his former Rear Commodore role now being filled by Terry Truesdale.
Other positions, Cath Hornabrook is now the Club Treasurer, Dan Truesdale is Club Secretary, and a number of others who have continued in their role, with some positions being filled by members new to the committee. Welcome aboard.
Finally a big thanks to Jason Bradley and Joan Lacoste for the many years of tireless work they have given to the committee/club over the years also, both have decided to take a break after many years - but I am sure we will see them at the club still.
We welcome the new committee, and look forward to an exciting and fun new season.
New Members, Volunteer and Visitors
The Cleveland Yacht club welcomes new members, competitors and visitors alike.
Spectators are welcome to pop down and watch the racing from the comfort of our sunny front deck.
Volunteers are always welcome and help extended to the club is warmly welcomed.
Any person interested in joining CYC or need questions answered about sailing at CYC please contact the clubhouse Ph 3821 1177 on Sunday. Our Club welcomes all new members whether your an experienced sailor or a beginner. Membership forms here
Do you have a old sailing boat at home which you have not sailed for years why not get it out and come down to Cleveland Point and sail with us socially on a Sunday from 9am?
Would you like to know more about social sailing then join us on a Sunday at any time throughout the day and let us show you what is available and how you may benefit from participation.
What do we offer? Access direct to the beautiful waters of Moreton Bay with supervision from both land and sea to ensure that in the event of a gear or crew failure ( we all know skippers never err) a rescue boat and qualified crew will be with you in seconds to ensure your safety and provide assistance should you require help in righting your craft, making temporary repairs, attending to any minor injuries or providing a tow back to the Club.
At all times you will be monitored from our Club and on the water by a Rescue boat manned by qualified crew ready and capable of providing assistance at no cost. The rescue boats are equipped with radios and therefore capable of being directed to any emerging situation from either shore or a another rescue boat, who may be further afield from the issue.
Club members have vast experience with all types of craft and are only too pleased to assist with rigging and/or provision of advice on all aspects of sailing or what areas are best to sail given wind and tide conditions on the day.
There is no need or pressure to join our races we are fostering this initiative to enable anyone to find out more about sailing and the joys of a day on the water without the stress or competitive urge to participate in and win races.
The club has a number of Pacers which are used for sail training and may provide you with the opportunity to enjoy time on the water under sail.
Alternatively you may wish to acquire skills in the management of sailing events for example assisting qualified crew on a rescue boat, setting courses or monitoring members sailing from the shore.
All you need to do is bring the family down to the club any Sunday and enjoy all of the above.
Website Administrator: Darryl Ellison