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VCYC Burgee

Vanuatu Cruising Yacht Club

Weekly News Update


This weekend is another busy time for sailing.

On Saturday afternoon we have the first lesson for anyone wanting to learn how to sail followed by the weekly VCYC social sail and race afternoon on Sunday.

In this week's newsletter:-

VCYC Introduction to Sailing Coaching Day

This Saturday is the first lesson for anyone and everyone wanting to learn how to sail.

To properly manage and co-ordinate the sailing lessons schedule over the following weekends the first session will be a group lesson starting at 2pm on Saturday 27 February.

The focus of this first and important lesson will be on:-

  • Personal and Boat Safety
  • Boat care and maintenance
  • Sailing Terminology
  • Boat rigging / de-rigging
  • Sailing knots
  • A brief explanation on the science of sailing (what makes the boat move)
  • A fun on the water capsize and recovery exercise

Those wanting to continue the sailing lessons will be then allocated to smaller groups and matched to sailboats for the remaining sessions during the weeks that follow.

There is no need to book a place for this first session - just arrive in time for the 2pm start and look forward to a whole lot of fun mixed in with a bit of knowledge.

Please note that to participate in these lessons you do need to be a VCYC member and that a course fee of VT7,500 per person, that covers Saturday plus an additional three on the water sessions and use of a VCYC sailboat during the lessons, applies.

If you have not yet joined the VCYC membership forms will be available at the lesson on Saturday. Annual membership fees are really affordable (just VT6,500 for a family and less for an individual) and there is no waiting period.

If you need more info on the VCYC sailing course(s) please phone Paul on 7767360.

VCYC Sunday Social Sailing & Races

The VCYC social sailing and club races will be as per normal this Sunday afternoon.

The VCYC bar will be open from noon, skippers briefing will be at 1.30pm for those wanting to race and the start of the first race is at 2.00pm.

If you do not yet own a sailing dinghy, or would just like to try sailing a different boat, the VCYC now has brand new sailboats available for hire for a very nominal fee. Please phone Paul on 7767360 if you'd like to book use of a club boat to sail in the club races this Sunday afternoon.

As always the emphasis at VCYC club races is competitive fun and everybody is welcome to join in, both on and off the water.

VCYC Cyclone Pam Survivors Party

The VCYC is hosting a Cyclone Pam Survivors Party on Saturday 12 March 2016.

Besides celebrating surviving Pam the purpose of the party is to welcome new members to the VCYC and to raise funds for the VCYC development sailing community project.

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

A full bar and light food will be available from 7.30pm till whenever the party ends or the DJ falls asleep.

Please diarise and keep this night free for one of the greatest parties Port Vila will experience this year!


I look forward to seeing you at the VCYC Club this weekend, whether to enjoy the club activity or just a couple of ice cold beers and friendly company at the club bar.

VCYC Scribe
Phone: 7767360 / 22909



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