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Rendezvous 2017

Rendezvous 2017

It is that time again. The Annual Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) Rendezvous will be held at Gloucester Passage over the weekend of 24-27 August 2017.

 

The Rendezvous will include: Meet-and-Greet, A Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) Breakfast, Tai Chi on the beach, kite flying on Shag Islet, Bands and dancing at Montes Reef resort and Cape Gloucester resort, pirate party, with prizes for best outfits, more dancing, prizes for best-dressed boat by day and by night, quiet drinks with new friends, music and information updates on Shag Island Coconut Radio, annual cake-cutting and BBQ and Seafood on Shag Islet, more dancing, walk-around oyster shuckers, loud drinks with new friends, best-dressed Pirate King and Queen, boaties’ buy-swap-sell (used boatie gear only), annual dinghy round-up to form PCFA logo holding “Hands Across the Blue” for prostate cancer, dancing, raffles and auctions, helicopter rides, fireworks, really loud drinks with old and new friends, reef fishing charters, more dancing, and on it goes.

 

There are 20 moorings for hire off Cape Gloucester Resort. The anchorage is big with good holding particularly on the western side of Shag Islet and there is also good anchorage for shoal draft vessels on the eastern side, off Montes Reef Resort. The gently shelving beaches require you to use a long painter on your dinghy.

 

The annual Rendezvous raffle will feature major prizes: a $5,000 catamaran charter on the beautiful Reflections and a holiday package at Shingley Beach Resort Airlie Beach, and over 20 other fantastic prizes. There will be an auction of donated items, ranging from bungalows at Montes and Cape Gloucester Resorts for Rendezvous 2017, marina berthing packages, SICYC-themed toilet seats, and SICYC Queensland personalised number plates.

 

If you are a person who does NOT enjoy socialising, swapping stories, being prone to mild exaggeration, helping out when required, laughing at jokes and dancing, then you need not attend. To everyone else out there – it is time!

 

Time to dust off the pirate outfit, stock up on new jokes, bad outfits and loud shirts, iron the Vice Commodore shirt, check the party lights, sort out the flag collection, service the boat, check the sails and rigging, dust off the kite and replace the string, polish up your best dancing thongs, and practise those really catchy moves that only you can do. Time to haunt the second-hand shops to get your outfit together for the annual fancy dress day – which this year is themed “What were YOU wearing when the ship went down?”

 

SICYC is a not-for-profit incorporated association, which has raised over $400,000 for prostate cancer awareness and research over the past six years. SICYC now have over 5,400 members from 16 nations. Every member of SICYC is a “Vice Commodore”. The membership fee is $65 for life, and includes many other perks. Non-members may sign up at www.sicyc.com.au.

 

 

 

(May-Aug2017)

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