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
  • Greg Canning
  • Phil Rohlf

Season of Sail Dates and contacts info as at 1st August, 2021.

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: Leon Wilson 0411 410 874

Email: [email protected]

Lake Macquarie

23rd – 26th 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: Geoff King 0415 181 290
Email: [email protected]

Clarence River

4th – 10th June 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.


Fuel, water,moorings -Iluka Boat shed 66466106.    Moorings contact fellow ShaggerTony Purkiss  ph: 0411057362

(Peter Agg Ambassador for Iluka) P: 0419336099,  to answer questions for Iluka)

Friday 4th June                   Iluka to Harwood  (8.5nm approx.)

0930 hrs               9.30.a.m. Meet at Bundjalung Sports Shop (Earle’s) for coffee  (near Fishermans Co-Op) and Welcome to all participants. Welcome pack to those who have not received one.

                                                           Rick to go through river trip to Harwood.

                                                          This will be daily for river info and anchorages

                             1230 hrs               12.30  Harwood Bridge opening -at 12.30pm.  (All must be ready                                                                       to go through)

                                                          Harwood to Maclean.  (3nm approx.) Pontoon or anchor on west                                                                       side of river.

                             1630 hrs               4.30pm – Official Welcome to the River (wear blue polo’s SICYC Shirts) Pontoon area

                             1730 hrs               5.30pm  Table booked at Maclean Bowling Club

Sat. 5th June                                    Maclean free day  (see info in Welcome packs)

Sun.  6th June                                    Maclean to Brushgrove (11.3nm approx.)  Overnight Pontoon and                                                anchorage

                              1730 hrs              5.30pm  Brushgrove Hotel $15+ dinners. Bush Poet,

                                                          Bill Kearns 6.00pm- Floral shirts.

Mon. 7th June                                   Brushgrove to Grafton (10.5nm approx.)

                                                          Anchor off and explore Grafton. See pamphlets in Welcome Pack

Anchor at night at Corcoran Park (2nm downstream) opposite                    Elizabeth Island

                                                          BBQ facilities, Toilets. Fun Jam session bring musical instruments                                                                    or voices.

Tues 8th June                                    Grafton Ulmarra (Lunch)  then onto Lawrence for  Overnight

                              0730 hrs              Watch iconic Greyhounds and race horses exercising (rowed out)                                                                after sunrise in the river.

Lunch stop at Ulmarra (5.8nm approx.)food at Servo, pub, pies ice creamery,

Book shop, antiques and galleries

                             1730 hrs 5.30pm Overnight at Lawrence  anchorage (9.5nm approx.)–                                                                                     Floral shirts

Lawrence Tavern $10 specials. 6.30pm Quiz and puzzle games. Bring           thinking caps

Wed 9th June                                    Lawrence to Harwood (14.9nm approx.)

                                                          (stop off for provisions at Maclean if necessary)

                             1730 hrs Harwood Hilton 5.30pm$15+ meal selection.  (Entertainment ??).                                                                     Floral shirts

Thurs 10th June                  Harwood to Yamba  (9nm approx.) Overnight

                             1030 hrs Harwood bridge opening at 10.30am (all must be ready to go                                                                              through)

                                                          Explore Yamba. Walks, Lighthouse, shops, provisions. Fuel at Yamba                                             Marina   664669896

                             1730 hrs 5.3pm Farewell at Yamba Shores Tavern (SICYC shirts)


Contact: Glad Smith 0415 350 974
Email: [email protected]

Gold Coast and Southern Moreton Bay

13th and 20th 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: John Linton 0427 814 553 (Gold Coast) Evan Johnston 0422 433 093 (Moreton Bay)

Email: [email protected]


3rd July 2021

Northern 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: Steve Hartley 0422 627 896
Email: [email protected]

Great Sandy Straights

10th July 2021

After safely crossing the infamous Wide Bay Bar, relax and meet up with fellow Shaggers at the famous and yachty friendly Kingfisher Bay resort. Explore or revisit the amazing Great Sandy Straights.

Contact:  Warwick Suttor 0418 426 303

Email: [email protected]

Capricorn Coast

31st 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: Phil Rohlf  0418 184 764

Email: [email protected]


7th – 8th 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: Tiana and Gary Fry 0408 553 005

Email: [email protected]

Airlie Beach

20th – 22nd 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 will be electric. Everybody is out to enjoy the company of others while partaking in the many activities planned for this event!

Contact: Stewie Scarborough 0468 616 295

Email: [email protected]

The Iconic “Shag Islet 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 dining, enjoying the odd drink or 2 and partying into the wee hours (well, you know – about 10 o clock…).

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

Contact: Greg Canning 0430 340 511

Email: [email protected]

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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

Greg Canning,
President & Vice Commodore Dockside

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

[email protected]

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