Social Sailing


With the new sailing season fast approaching, Social Sailing, an opportunity for the community to try sailing, has begun to generate a lot of interest.  This is a great opportunity for the public to come down and have a go at sailing.  At the same time, an opportunity arises for boat owners and skippers to meet potential crew, either for casual or permanent positions.

Last Saturday, 23 potential crew turned up for an ideal day on the water. And what a day it was!  Five boats, Matangi, Cool Change, Blonde Moment, Trivial Pursuit and Mistery made themselves available, with the visitors distributed among them.

Sailing in a 10 knot easterly in Mackay is as good as it gets, with the boats all trying various activities to ensure that their passengers enjoyed the opportunity.  All visitors left with nothing but praise, and many will be returning to  advance their experiences.

Dates for future Social Sailing days have been identified and will be published on the club website and advertised within the local community.




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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



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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.