The J24 Sailing Program

The Club and its members (full sailing members) now have access to the use of a fleet of competitive J24 class keel yachts. These yachts were purchased through NQ Sailing with the generous assistance of many sponsors who gave cash donations, the CYC giving $10,000.00 in early January of 2005. The J 24’s are available for members use at a cost of $75.00 per day and can be used in Race/fleet/Team sailing events and for WAGS and SAGS events. Further enquiries can be made via our email address or telephone the club administrator.

J24 Introductory Sailing

Intermittently, an introductory course in sailing keel boats is offered depending on the availability of volunteer skippers, using the Yachting NQ area-owned J24 fleet, plus a privately owned J24. Only 15 places can be offered in any series, so that personal guidance can be assured.

This offer is available to Cairns residents only. Experienced volunteer skippers supervise and guide applicants into the rudiments of safe sail boat operation. We aim to encourage confidence on which to build further experience gained by crewing regularly through combined club sailing events.

After the six sessions, we can arrange qualified instructors to complete further training needed to gain certification for Boat Safe, Radio or Competent Crew if this is indicated.

Cost currently is a Yachting Queensland affiliated membership at either Cairns Yacht Club or Cairns Cruising Yacht Squadron. These are the clubs that are subsidising use of the yachts. NB. This may vary in the future.

Approximately four or five courses will be conducted yearly and to date all courses have been completely filled well ahead of the start date. However you should register your intent to participate in a later course by registering at the CYC office during working hours or by email on the link below.

Phone: (07) 403 12750
Fax: (07) 405 18430
Email: cyc@cairns.net.au

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