The Annual Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club Rendezvous is being held in Gloucester Passage over the weekend 24 - 27 August.
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 I strongly urge you not to attend. To everyone else out there – ITS TIME.
Time to dust off the Pirate outfit, stock up on new jokes, bad outfits and loud shirts, iron the Vice Commodore Polo, 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” ….
The Rendezvous will include but not be limited to and not necessarily in order, the following attractions…..
A “MEET AND GREET”, A Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia Breakfast (PCFA),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, a Boaties buy, swap and 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.
For those of you who have not attended a rendezvous as yet, here are a few tips…
There are 20 moorings for hire off Cape Gloucester Resort, they are available, first in best dressed. 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. There will be courtesy boats moving through the fleet, so you don’t have to drink and steer.
Both Resorts have licenced bars and cuisine, so BYO is NOT permitted at resorts.
Rendezvous raffle tickets will be available shortly and will be on sale during the Rendezvous. The Major prizes are a $5,000 catamaran charter on the beautiful “Reflections” and a Holiday package at Shingley Beach Resort Airlie Beach along with over 20 other fantastic prizes.
There will be an auctions of donated items, ranging from Bungalows at Montes and Cape Gloucester Resorts for Rendezvous 2017, Marina Berthing packages, SICYC themed toilet seats, to SICYC Queensland personalised number plates.
SEE YOU AT THE RENDEZVOUS !!!
If you are not a member, you are able to join at www.sicyc.com.au. Every member of SICYC is a “Vice Commodore”, and Life Membership is $65 for life, this entitles you to an SICYC “Vice Commodore” polo, a Life Membership card and discounts and benefits available to club members. SICYC now over 5,400 members from 16 nations …. SICYC is a not for profit incorporated association which has raised over $400,000 for Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research over the past 6 years. So join this fantastic group and have the time of your life while raising money for a great cause.