YACHTS AND THEIR OWNERS WANTED


If you are a yacht at the marina and are getting a bit bored from lack of use and also bored with only having the same two neighbours to talk to week after week put one, two or all three of these propositions to your owner.

The Mackay Yacht Club runs three activities that could interest you both. 

First off, racing.  Now your owner might not want the hassle of rounding up a crew each time you go out or he might not like the idea of flying a spinnaker in order to be competitive.  Fair enough, those kites can create a bit of drama every now and then.  So to overcome those two objections tell him that the yacht club is proposing to run races where each yacht can only carry a headsail and a main.  That gets rid of both of his objections.  All he has to do is round up one or two mates, wives or girlfriends and he has a crew.  And no yacht will be flying a spinnaker so he will be competitive without one.

Secondly, Social Sailing.  This is run on Saturday afternoons when there is no racing on, when the weather is suitable and when enough yachts are available.  We take out a wide variety of people for a few hours sailing.  Some people come to learn about sailing, others to find out what sailing on a yacht is like, while other still are there because they enjoy the company and like being out on the water.  For this one he doesn’t even have to round up a crew.  If required he will be supplied with an experienced crew person to help out.  Tell him to come sailing one day on one of the other yachts which is going out and he will get to meet the sort of people who usually come social sailing.

So next time you see him tell him what the yacht club is doing and tell him to contact Bob Hayman on 4956 2618 or to find out more details.



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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.