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Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club

Weekly News Update


After a welcome Easter weekend break sailing is now back to the normal weekend schedule per below.

More importantly, is a reminder for you to please support the VCYC Not Another April Fool Fundraiser Party at the VCYC club and bar this Saturday.

In this week's newsletter:-

VCYC Weekend Sailing

The VCYC club sailing and activity schedule for this weekend is:-

  • Saturday Morning - IFIRA Scout Troop Learn to Sail Group
  • Saturday Afternoon - VCYC Sailing School
  • Saturday Evening - VCYC Not Another April Fool Fundraiser Party (see below)
  • Sunday Afternoon - VCYC Social Sailing and Club Races (please be rigged and ready to sail by 2pm)


VCYC 'Not Another April Fool' Fundraising Party

The VCYC is hosting a 'Not Another April Fool Fundraising Party' this Saturday 02 April 2016.

Features of this event are:-
  • Free Entry
  • All Night Happy Hour
  • Entertainment by Port Vila’s top and popular DJ Shem
  • Spit Roast Wild Pig sliders and shells (proceeds for Ifira Scout Troop)
  • One Legged Pole Dancing???

The party is open to everybody and members are asked to encourage their friends and colleagues to also join in the fun.

All bar proceeds from this event are for the VCYC Development Sailing Project so please drink and be merry!


VCYC 2016 Annual General Meeting

A reminder that the 2016 Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club Annual General Meeting will be held at the VCYC club premises (Port Vila Boatyard) at 5pm on Saturday 09 April 2016.

This is an important meeting and ALL members, whether or not you are an active sailor, are requested to please attend.

Members may email the VCYC secretary ( to request any item/s of concern to them that are relevant to the VCYC AGM to be included on the agenda. This please needs to done no later 48 hours prior to the AGM.

If you'd like to nominate a member (even yourself) for any of the committee positions please advise the secretary ( in advance. It is very important that any person you nominate has consented to be nominated and is willing and able to fulfill their role on the committee.

Please note that the VCYC AGM is not a public meeting and that attendance, participation and voting is restricted to VCYC members whose annual membership subscription was current as at 31 march 2016.


VCYC Coach the Coach Certificated Course

We still have limited places available on the 'coach the coach' to be presented by Yachting New Zealand in Port Vila from 06 to 09 April.

The course will be presented by Andrew Clouston, the YNZ National Coaching and Development manager and consist of 3 x 2 hour theory sessions (5-7pm on 6, 7, & 8 April) followed by a practical on the water session the Saturday morning.

Candidates successfully completing the course will, depending on their age and sailing ability, be awarded a formal YNZ qualification of assistant coach, coach or senior coach.

It is important to note that this course is to teach you how to coach and not how to sail and that you do not need to be an expert sailor to participate. As such anybody, irrespective of their own sailing ability, is most welcome and encouraged to participate.

For more information, and to book your place on this course, please telephone Paul on 22909 or 7767363. You may also email Paul on

Have a great weekend sailing and I look forward to you and your friends joining in the fun at the VCYC party on Saturday night.

VCYC Scribe
Phone: 7767360 / 22909





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