2021 Season of Sail events

The SICYC 2021 Season of Sail will be held from early May to August 2021 at various locations along the entire East Coast of Australia culminating with the Annual SICYC Rendezvous to be held at Shag Islet in the Whitsundays from the 26th – 29th August this year.

Each port of call will be a Rendezvous in itself with various events, BBQ’s, Entertainment, Dinners and assorted get togethers.

SICYC would like to thank all involved in preparing for the Season of Sail events including:

  • Geoff King
  • Royal Prince Alfred Sailing Club
  • Glad and Rick Smith
  • Leon Wilson
  • David Williams 
  • Tiana and Gary Fry 
  • Evan Johnston
  • John Linton

Season of Sail

May – September, 2021

The Season of Sail series of events is a magnificent way to enjoy the companionship and camaraderie of like minded sailors as you make your way to the Whitsundays for the iconic SICYC Shag Islet Rendezvous.

Each event along the way will host and run their own unique events and all are sure to be thoroughly enjoyable.

As we get closer to the commencement of this series, information will be distributed and contact information for each event will be shared.

In the meantime, if you have any questions about and of the Season of Sail events, please get in touch.

Contact: Steve Hartley,
Email: [email protected]

Season of Sail event dates shown are estimations only and could change closer to the day.

Pittwater – Official Launch of the 2021 Season of Sail

14th – 21st May 2021

Friday 14th May – Dinner at RPAYC
Sunday 16th May – BBQ at Bobbin Head
15th – 21st May – Estuary Cruise


More details and bookings: rpayc.com.au/sailing/cruising

Sailing Pittwater offers a unique experience with its beautiful bays and beaches. Explore the natural beauty of the Ku Ring Gai National Park and Pittwater while enjoying this fun and exciting event – the beginning of the SICYC Season of Sail series.

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

Lake Macquarie

Mid-Late May 2021

From the sandy beaches, across the Lake to the highest peaks of the Watagan Mountains, adventure awaits at every turn when you join the Season of Sail Lake Macquarie event.

Lake Macquarie offers beautiful, calm sailing grounds fringed with a hive of activities and locations to get to know new and old friends alike.

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

Clarence River

Late May 2021

The Clarence River system provides an attractive and sheltered sailing area, well worth exploring well up to its upper reaches.

There is a ‘platform lifting’ bridge which provides access for masted vessels up to approximately 35 metres with 24 hours (generally) notice.

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

Gold Coast

Early June 2021

The Gold Coast is a mecca for boats of all shapes and sizes, with an abundance of places to anchor and enjoy.

The Gold Coast Season of Sail event will surely be a highlight of your 2021 sailing calendar.

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]


Early June 2021

Moreton Bay is a beautiful sailing ground and a perfect location to host an event such as this.

Your days will be filled with pristine sailing while your nights will be filled with fun and games ashore.

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

Tin Can Bay

Early July 2021

Tin Can Bay is a perfect place to unwind and relax. Originally known by the aborigines as Tuncanbar, this peaceful, bayside town is well known for its recreational boating pleasures and calm, protected waterways.

You will find the small town atmosphere a breath of fresh air and the locals will welcome you with open arms.

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

Capricorn Coast

Mid July 2021

The Capricorn Coast – the first real taste of the beautiful sailing grounds that are North Queensland. Here you will be surrounded by striking islands, coral reef fringed beaches and an atmosphere that will set you in the mood for the Season of Sail that lies ahead.

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]


Early August 2021

Mackay – gateway to the beautiful Whitsundays! Based at the Mackay Marina Village, this Season of Sail Event will be an exciting and enlightening event.

Each day you will enjoy the fun and excitement of likeminded sailors from all over the world – next stop, the fabulous Whitsundays!

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

Airlie Beach

Mid August 2021

This is where the party atmosphere will really kick up a notch or three! The atmosphere at our Airlie Beach Season of Sail event is electric. Everybody is out to enjoy the company of others while partaking in the many activities planned for this event!

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

Shag Islet

Annual Rendezvous

Last weekend in August 26th – 29th 2021

You made it! The world renowned Annual SICYC “Shaggers” Rendezvous.

People travel from all over the world just to be a part of this massively exciting event. Each day is filled with fun activities and the nights are for fine dining, enjoying the odd drink and partying into the wee hours.

It is surely an event that should be in every sailor’s calendar!

Contact: SICYC
Email: [email protected]

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Valued Supporters

It takes more than deep pockets to get behind SICYC. These valued supporters have been there for us too. Help them when you can.

  • AB Marine Electrics
  • Fox Flags
  • Quadrant Marine
  • BOAT Gold Coast
  • Sharon Smallwood
  • Optical Warehouse
  • Dalozzo Art Gallery
  • Sorrento Restaurant
  • Quantum Sails
  • Whitsunday Transit
  • Gladstone Marina
  • Illusions 2
  • Mackay Marina
  • Shingley Beach Resort
  • Gateway Auto Rentals
  • Colour me Crazy
  • Grotty Yachty
  • Ian Anderson - Boating and Marine Apparel
  • Tiana Fry
  • Swift Marine
  • The Watermaker Man
  • Cruising Helmsman
  • All Marine Services
  • The Dingo Beach Store
  • Whitsunday Paradise Explorer
  • Bundaberg Port Marina
  • The Anchor Bar
  • Hawkes Boat Yard
  • Lady Elliot Island
  • Ocean Solutions
  • Coconut Cottage
  • Everything Marine
  • Reel Addiction
  • Mavric
  • Peter Hansen Marine
  • Alcemy Cordials
  • Isonic (web master)
  • Beacon to Beacon
  • Whitsunday Discount Marine
  • Eastcoast Marina
  • Muir Marine
About Shag Islet

Shag Islet is situated in the Gloucester Passage in the Whitsunday Region in North Queensland, Australia (20 03.8 S ... 148 26.5 E). It is a small, rocky islet with a beach which is exposed on the southern end on a falling tide.

There is nothing on the islet except at the annual SICYC Rendezvous when hundreds of "Vice Commodores" gather on the last week end in August each year. MAP

Contact Us

Steve, Vice Commodore
0422 627 896

P.O. Box 5028. MANLY Q. 4179.

[email protected]

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