Friday, 23 April 2021

We visit the spiritual home of the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club - Cape Gloucester


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In this video on our Dreamtime Sail YouTube Channel n our latest video we finally leave Airlie Beach and sail further north through the great Barrier Reef to spend a few days at gorgeous Cape Gloucester and visit the spiritual home of the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club.

The SICYC now boats over 7,000 members making it the largest cruising club in Australia. More commonly known as “Shaggers” these members all enjoy the exclusive title of ‘Vice Commodore” in a deliberately non-exclusive way. The light hearted fun of the shaggers underpins their awesome charity work with just over $654,000 (AUD) having been raised by SICYC and its members to aid Prostate Cancer Research and Awareness.
During our time at Cape Gloucester we get into some more beach combing, a fishing challenge with fellow cruisers and enjoy the resort facilities and some great company. We live the cruisers life - which of course means fixing things in exotic locations. And in the Our Galley segment Karen talks about how her Shuttle Chef thermos slow cooks a tasty casserole for six hours using no gas or electricity and why she loves it so much.

For information on the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club and the great work their 7,000+ Vice-Commodores do raising money for Prostate Cancer go to SICYC – Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club – Exclusively Non – Exclusive