Cairns SheSails

Come along to our sailing club to meet likeminded women - learn to sail and open up a new vibrant social life

CYC SheSails Objective

 Encouraging and building capacity and skills for women of all ages to enjoy sailing through organised activities.

CYC SheSails Values 

Respect, Empowerment, Community, Safety, Accountability.



We will endeavour to have SheSails Land Events on the 1st Thursday of the month followed by SheSails Water events about 3rd week of the month.

Keep an eye out for updates on CYC Facebook page or Cairns SheSails private FB group.


New "Skills Building Program  - Starting November 2023!

The program is for women of all ages who have some sailing experience and who would like to improve their keelboat skills as crew and/or as helms. The aim of the program is to increase women’s participation in sailing, to refine their skills and develop their competence and confidence as cruisers or racers.

The program is run by qualified instructors and/or experienced sailors to deliver a structured and progressive program.  One or multiple sessions can be booked, however for continuity, it is highly recommended that participants book for two consecutive sessions.

Mentoring in the sessions will focus primarily on developing practical sailing skills, utilising the CYC J24 training boat. The focus topics will vary from week to week, covering all aspects of sailing and crew work. We hope to also run ‘Master Classes’ and extension programs, facilitated by expert coaches, depending on availability and interest.

If you already have sailing experience, this is an opportunity to further develop your sailing skills and confidence and, if you choose, to move from a crew role into a skipper/helm role. For Club members, the program provides a pathway to represent CYC at a variety of both women’s and open regattas locally and around the country.

Proposed dates:

17 Nov: 3-7pm  Friday:  with Shari & Anne

24 Nov: 3-7pm  Friday:  with Shari & Anne

26 Nov: 3-7pm  Sunday: with Shari & Tracy

  1 Dec: 3-7pm  Friday: with Shari & Anne

  2 Dec: 3-7pm  Saturday: with Shari & Tracy

  8 Dec: 3-7pm  Friday: with Shari & Anne

  9 Dec: 3-7pm  Saturday: with Shari & another

Register now on our events page!

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