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Season of Sail 2021

Season of Sail 2021


The Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) is currently hosting their inaugural Season of Sail, which is a club cruise along the east coast of Australia.

The concept is a long-distance sail in the company of other SICYC members, arriving at select ports of New South Wales and Queensland, where they are being hosted by local SICYC Vice Commodores, and welcomed with boating events and festivities. The ultimate destination of the sailing group is the Whitsundays for the annual SICYC Rendezvous later in the year.

This year, the Season of Sail starts on 15th May at the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club in Pittwater.

The second stage of the Season of Sail the boats will travel further north eventually reaching IIuka where they join in the SICYC Classic Clarence Cruise on the mighty Clarence River, situated in the Northern Rivers district.

Midway through the journey, the Season of Sail fleet will arrive on the Gold Coast to anchor at the Marine Stadium. There will be events at different locations along the Broadwater that will showcase the natural beauty of the local waterways and allow crews to experience the unique destinations.

The boats will then continue heading north, exploring various ports and anchorages along the east coast of Australia, before arriving at the Whitsundays for this year’s SICYC Rendezvous, which is pressing ahead with the usual format.

The dates for this year are the 26th–29th August. In previous years, around 200 vessels have converged on the waters off Montes Reef Resort and the Gloucester Resort at the location of the now famous Shag Islet.

In pre-COVID19 times, more than 1,000 people attend the event, participating in an exciting list of daily activities and evening entertainment, culminating in the “Hands Across the Blue for Prostate Cancer”. The theme for this year’s Saturday night function is “Rasta Party” where partygoers will dress in colourful costumes and dance the night away.

Follow the SICYC Season of Sail at

2021 SICYC Rendezvous  26th – 29th August.


Editorial by Andy Kancachian