Information about sailing at the Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron

Sailing Events

monthly sailing
On the last Sunday of each month, there will be the opportunity to go sailing from 10am to approximately 3pm with members of the CCYS. Check the blackboard near the smoker’s area for details.

Twilight Sailing is organized by a few members but is NOT a CCYS organized event – usually on Friday afternoons / early evening. If you are interested please contact Erica Lang or leave your name on the outside blackboard near the BBQ area with a contact phone number.

Training / Courses

MARINE RADIO OPERATOR’S COURSES. If you need to obtain a Marine Radio Operator’s Certificate, for either VHF or MF/HF radios please contact the Office between 10am and 4pm Monday to Friday, and leave you name email and phone details. hen we have 6 of more people we will run a course. VHF course costs $85 plus $83 for the certificate, and MF/HF course costs $110 and $83 for the certificate. BOTH courses now require participants to undergo a practical component for the certificate.

COASTAL NAVIGATION COURSES. Need or want to learn how to read a Marine Chart and be able to navigate your way around the local area, then leave your details at the Office, and when there are more than 6 people, we will run a one day course to cover the basics of Coastal Navigation. Cost is $65 per person, and includes a light lunch and morning tea.

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