How many people get to live their dreams? I am..........!

This is my story from the time when Capt'n John and I first decided to sail around the big block, to circumnavigate this great land of ours, AUSTRALIA.

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Monday 27th August – The Recovery

Monday 27th August – The Recovery
Gloucester Passage
Not too much was happening around the waterfront or on the boat. The parties were all over, everyone was thinking of leaving or had already left and I was at the beginning of the huge job of sorting and editing all my photos.
Time to leave
$30,000 was raised by the Shaggers
On the weekend of and leading up to the weekend of 25th to 27th August 2012, hundreds of Vice Commodore Shaggers, Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) from all over Australia descended on Montes Reef Resort in Gloucester Passage to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and have a bloody good time.
This year we rose over $27,000 at the SICYC Island Rendezvous and Parrot Head Party with a further $2,500 being raised at Dingo Beach Pirate Party on the Sunday, a record $30,047 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. What an absolutely fantastic response!
SICYC has only been going for four years. In the first year we raised $280, in the second year we raised $1,100, last year we raised 11,244 and now this year surpasses all with an amazing amount of $30,047. Absolutely incredible....!
Packing up

I counted 140 boats from the air and I believe that there were more than 450 people attending the Parrot Head Party at Montes Reef Resort on Saturday night.
Ken says that the SICYC is like a phenomenon that's just got a life of its own now. Vice Commodore Shaggers are a wonderful bunch of people, who have a good time and are very willing to put their money to a good cause.
The SICYC member numbers are growing all the time and next year we will be back again, in style, with a Polynesian festival theme. Maybe I will see you there!
Heading out
Everybody in SICYC is a Vice Commodore. No Commodore or Ordinary Members. Besides being a heap of fun, the concept is to create a network of cruising yachties and people who enjoy the water. Each Shagger vice commodore representing different locations; I’m the Vice Commodore of Rangiroa in French Polynesia. Our aim is to continue to develop a social network of Shaggers who are willing and able to provide local advice and assistance to other Shaggers passing by and no doubt a sundowner or two. The social commitments could be your most demanding responsibility. Once you join SICYC you, not only become a Vice Commodore, you also become a Life Member of SICYC. There are no joining or ongoing annual fees. All you need to do is buy a shirt. The rules are simple: Join Up - Be sociable - Be welcoming to other and /or visiting Vice Commodores (Shaggers). Fly your burgee with pride and invite those social climbing friends of yours become Shaggers.
Till next time.....................

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