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Power Vs. Sail Canaipa Activities Australia Day 2024
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Gear up for the battle of the year as The Annual Power Vs. Sail returns to Stadium Canaipa this Australia Day!


The Annual Power Cruising Group Vs. Sail Cruising Group is on again at Stadium Canaipa this Australia Day! Join the rivalry and pledge your allegiance for two action-packed days of intense competition. From the traditional cricket match “The Ashes” and the search for the Biggest Tosser in the thong-throwing arena to the luck-filled Heads and Tails game and the ultimate test of strength in Tug-of-war! Hang around on Sunday for the official presentations where this years winners will be announced!!

This event promises non-stop excitement. Gather your crew, and let the showdown begin! Don’t miss out!! 🏏👡🤼‍♂️🚤 #PowerVsSail #AustraliaDayAtCanaipa #ClubEventExcitement

Meet our Captains

Dean & Sally Johns – Imoogi

Mobile – 0419 274 822

Email – djohns320@gmail.com

Power Boat Cruise Captains

Stewart Cumming, Mobile: 0418 755 567 Email: stewart@duticall.com.au

Greg Quince Mobile: Email: gregq@pothole.com.au


For all bookings email reception reception@rqys.com.au

with your boat name, names of attendees, membership number, dietary requirements and a phone number.

RSVP: 19th Jan 2024 2 course Roast dinner and Bacon and egg roll for Breakfast $42.50 adults $27.50 Children under 15


Event Schedule

Thursday 25th January

1800: Sail Cruising Group dinner at the RQYS Bistro. Please inform the Sail Cruise Captains if you will be attending so they can book.

1930: Cruise Briefing in the auditorium.


Friday 26th January

AM: Optional attendance at the RQYS Australia day festivities

AM: Depart from your home port at your leisure and travel to Canaipa. Listening on Channel 77.

11.10: Radio sched for Sail Cruising Group. Channel 67 going to Channel 77.

Lunch aboard boats or onshore (do your own thing). Pool available for a swim.

From 1600: Sundowners – BYO nibbles to share and BYO drinks. Maybe hang around for a BBQ (BYO)

Saturday 27th January

1330: The Ashes Cricket Match. Sailing vs Powerboats.

1600: The ‘Greatest Aussie Tosser’ – Thong throwing

Awards for the teams with total longest throw and award for those that get it closest to the bucket.


1700: Sundowners – BYO nibbles to share and BYO drinks.

Dress up as a fair dinkum Aussie. Award for the best dressed couple.


1800: Canaipa Dinner. Sean and Sheridan are cooking up a 2 course roast meal

1930: Heads and Tails.

Sailing and Power group

Sunday 28th January

0800: Flag Raising – Points awarded to team with highest percentage of participants

0830: Breakfast by Sean and Sheridan. bacon rolls and fruit juice tea and coffee

0930: Tug of War. Sailing vs Powerboats.

1100: Presentations

Prizes for the games and the RQYS Ashes will be presented to the champion Cruising Group.


1200: Lunch (do your own thing) and perhaps more swimming. Depart at your own leisure.


Download a full copy of the cruise notes which includes the rules and scoring instructions