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VCYC Burgee

Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club

This Weekend Sailing


After a really awesome opening of the cruising sailing and family day last Sunday this weekend sailors can look forward to the first of the new Sunday sailing programs and race 1 & 2 of the first trophy race in the 2016 dinghy race series.

VCYC Sailing Program Sunday 22 May 2016 (for kids, adults and family)

To better provide for all members and sailing abilities the VCYC is introducing the following format for regular weekend sailing.

The first day of the new program and race series is this Sunday.

The program for this Sunday is planned to be as follows:-

  • 11h00 to 13h00 - Supervised Youth Sailing from the beach in front of the VCYC club
  • 13h00 to 14h00 - Lunch Break (Vt200 sausage sizzle available from VCYC bar)
  • 14h00 to 16h00 - Races 1 and 2 of the new 2016 dinghy race series
  • 16h00 to 17h30 - Mega Happy Hour at the VCYC bar

The Sunday Program In More Detail

The Supervised Youth Sailing is intended for youth of all sailing abilities and will be conducted using the VCYC RS Tera and RS Quba sailboats. Sailors are also welcome to use their own sailboats.

The VCYC will have two committee members on hand to provide free basic sailing tuition and to ensure proper safety is practiced at all times.

Sailors using the VCYC sailboats will however need to pay the standard members rate of Vt1,000 to use the club owned RS Tera and Vt2,000 for the RS Quba sailboats. Please note that this rental fee is per boat and not per sailor which means cost may be reduced simply by sharing the boat with a sibling, friend or another sailor.

To maximise available time and allow for a structured tuition program it is suggested that youth wanting to participate in the Sunday morning session arrive no later than 10h45. Late arrivals will of course still be welcomed.

A Lunch Break will be taken from 1.00 till 2.00pm.

You are most welcome to bring your own picnic lunch and enjoy the whole day at the VCYC club and our wonderful clean sandy beach. A Vt200 sausage sizzle will be available to purchase from the bar for anyone who prefers to not self-cater.

For safety reasons, and to allow adequate time for sailor changeover, the VCYC club owned sailboats may not be sailed during the lunch break.

Races 1 & 2 of the new 2016 dinghy race series will start at 14h00 sharp.

This ia a trophy race series and will consist of a total of 4 races over two weekends.

Separate courses will be sailed by adults and youth, and to give every sailor equal chance of winning the trophy, final results will be scored on the PY handicap system using each sailors best 3 out 4 race scores.

Skippers briefing for this Sunday's race will be at 13h45 and all sailors wanting to race are requested to please attend the briefing.

The VCYC club owned RS Tera, RS Quba and Laser sailboats are able to be rented by sailors wanting to race who do not own a boat or by those just wanting to try sailing a different boat to their own.

Mega Happy Hour at the VCYC bar will be from after the second race has been completed till 17h30. The VCYC bar prices are already the cheapest in Port Vila but to celebrate the start of the new dinghy race series and extra Vt50 will be taken off all bar prices (ie: Tusker Vt300, shots Vt200, glass box wine Vt50 and mixers Vt150).

VCYC Club Owned Sailboat Rentals

The VCYC have brand new club owned RS Tera, RS Quba and Laser sailboats available to rent.

Rental prices are structured according to the value of the boat and the rental period and VCYC members pay up to half the rental fee charged to non-members, making joining the club a worthwhile proposition for anyone who may rent a sailboat more than once.

Click Here to view a detailed list of the VCYC sailboat rental fees and basic conditions of hire. To save time on Sunday please try print and complete the relevant forms before you arrive.


Whether or not you sail, please join us at the VCYC Club House ( just past the cruise ship terminal) this Sunday for a great family day out. The VCYC bar, offering happy hour prices all day long, will be open from 11am.

We look forward to you, your family and friends joining us this weekend.

VCYC Scribe
Phone: 7767360 / 22909



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