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Shaggers Party On Christmas

Shaggers Party On Christmas

Fun, fun and more fun was the order of the night at the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club’s annual Christmas party and presentation night for southern Queensland on 1 December 2017.

More than 100 “shaggers” danced the night away at the event, which was held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly.

While a social, fun club, the SICYC also raises money for prostate cancer research and awareness. During the night, a cheque for $102,000 was presented to the Queensland chairperson of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, Distinguished Professor Judith Clements AC, by SICYC vice commodore Ken Thackeray OAM. This brings the fundraising tally by the SICYC  to more than $500,000 to date .

Sponsors who donated fund-raising prizes and other forms of support during the year were also thanked and presented with certificates of appreciation. This included Boat Gold Coast magazine, for ongoing advertising and editorial support.

The SICYC now has more than 5,500 members and branches all over the world, including a very active Gold Coast branch, with a long list of social events planned for 2018. Life membership costs only $65, and entitles you to discounts at sponsor businesses. All members are honorary vice commodores. Visit for more information.


SICYC Shaggers Christmas 1

Phil Barlow from Hollywell with Lynette Richards from Scarborough


SICYC Shaggers Christmas 2

Tony and Vicki Little from the Gold Coast


SICYC Shaggers Christmas 3

Linda Webber and Jasmine Broderick, both from Cleveland


SICYC Shaggers Christmas 4

Diane Wobcke, Jeanette Irons and Debbie Anderson, all from the Gold Coast


SICYC Shaggers Christmas 5

The Gold Coast City Marina has been a major sponsor during the year and were on hand to help celebrate. Pictured are general manager Kevin Altera with his partner Tamara Clay, and public relations and marketing staff member Kimberley O’Neill and her partner Darren Rice.


SICYC Shaggers Christmas 6

Distinguished Professor Judith Clements AC and Peter Duffy, both from the Prostate Cancer Foundation, with a cheque for $102,000 presented by the SICYC.


By Caroline Strainig