Off the Beach News - Racing & Green Fleet Sunday 21st


John Hatfield, Thursday, 18 July 2013

This weekend the Dinghy Division have racing & green fleet scheduled for Sunday (21/7) afternoon.  The normal times of briefing not before 1200 and race start not before 1300 will apply.  


On Sunday the 28th of July we are running the sausage sizzle at Bunnings and would like to hear from anyone able to assist. Fundraisers like this are a valuable source of income for the dinghy division and in the past has helped us replace the trailers and motors on both large rescue boats. Currently we are short on helpers as many of our members are away at events.   If you are available for an hour or two or more please email Gayna on 


Also the Mackay Under 18 Training Camp is on soon (3-4 August). It is suitable for junior and youth sailors with a basic skill level to advanced.  More info: /default.asp?Page=66197



Other Events/Training:


Ellis Beach (Cairns Yacht Club) Regatta: 27-28 July.

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Whitsunday Laser Training Camp: Open to all age groups and all laser rigs.  27-28 July.

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Sail Townsville Regatta: Various class championships and open off the beach regatta. Late August.

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2018 Yachting program is out



Come sailing Mackay Yacht Club boats are always in need of new crew. This is a good safe non expensive way to get into the sport. There is a large range of boats to suit everyones abilities. Please contact the rear commodore

Social Sailing at MYC 2018


 Social sailing is an activity that the club runs on some Saturdays throughout the year. This is something the anyone can participate in. 

Further details are available under Sailing in the main menu above.

We meet at the marina at 12 noon and are usually back in by 4. So if you want to join us contact Bob on 4956 2618 or and reserve a spot.

You don’t even have to have been out on the water on any sort of boat. You will now have the chance to go for a quiet sail on a yacht to get an idea of what sailing is all about. You will be taken out with an experienced skipper and crew and you will get a chance to try steering the vessel and trimming the sails. Or you can just sit back and relax.


The following dates are possible social sailing days.


2018 Possible Social Sailing Dates.


Feb 3 10
Mar 3 10 17
Apr 7 21 28
May 5 12 19
Jun 2 9 16 23
Jul 7 21 28
Aug 4 11 18 25
Sep 8 15 29
Oct 6 13 27
Nov 3 10 17 24
Dec 1 8 15



Notice Board

For Sale / Wanted

Crew Wanted: 

Matangi is looking for crew for Club racing and Airlie Beach Race Week. Enthusiastic and committed learners are welcome.  Contact David on 0429 896 002.

Bill Hopton is looking for crew to sail on Mistery (Swarbrick 99).  Crew experience preferred but not essential.  Contact Bill on 0418663563

2 crew positions available on Elliott 7 , Omen for Airlie Beach Race Week and  possibly some lead up races .  Some sailing experience would be prefered but a great sense of humour is mandatory ! 

Ring Pete on 0407 761 434 and please leave mesg.