Port Douglas Yacht Club

The Port Douglas Yacht Club has a picture perfect location on Dickson Inlet and a club house with an abundance of charm and character. It is situated opposite Port Douglas Reef Marina and adjacent to Closehaven Marina with access off Wharf Street. There are many facilities catering for our cruising visitors as well as function services for weddings, parties and meetings. You can enjoy an ice cold drink and a delicious meal while taking in the stunning views and join in company with the locals and share a tale or two.  Members, guests and visitors are all welcome.

PDYC - Port Douglas Yacht Club is pleased to announce Quicksilver Cruises & Wavedancer Low Isles as our Platinum Sponsor for the Quicksilver Port Douglas RaceWeek - 16th ~ 20th May 2017

 NOR issued  1st December 2016

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The summer racing series begins on Saturday February 4th




Click here to download the Club Program or call in to the Club and pick up a printed version

PDYC Sailing Calendar 2017


Club Christmas Party & Awards Night 2016

A large number of members gathered at the Club on Saturday night to celebrate Christmas. Thank you to all the Club staff from the kitchen and bar, the volunteers who put up the decorations and the band for making it such a great night.

Rear Commodore Mick Gwilliams acted as the host giving a report of the years activities and then presented the Awards

A special award was  made to Richard Stapleton to recognise his ten years of service as club manager.

Member of the Year         Bruce Craven

Club Sailing Champion   Peter Chapman
                                                 skipper of Viva La Beaver

Lady Skippers Day 2016

 At the start time of 10.15 am, the sun was shining and the wind at 15 knots from the SE made for perfect sailing conditions for the first race to Low Isles. The race for line honours was  closely contested with the official result showing Lady Mystique first with Jimmie 3 seconds behind. The competition for handicap honours was intense with all skippers enjoying the conditions.
The winner after handicaps were applied was the club boat Port FM Mai Oui skippered by Jenny.

After the lunch break of about 2 hours, the boats lined up again at the Low Isles start line in the still perfect conditions for the race back to Port. Jimmie and Lady Mystique again raced for line honours with Jimmie the  winner this time by 3  seconds. The handicap winner was the largest boat in the fleet, Moon Mist skippered by Margot.

Combining the results of both races

1  Port FM Mai Oui skippered by Jenny
2  Moon Mist            skippered by Margo
2  Lady Jaqualyn     skippered by Lisa

Full results here


Summer trading hours

 Commencing Monday the 16th of January 2017.

Monday to Friday bar opens at 4.00 p.m. with dinner from 5.30 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday bar opens at noon with Lunch from noon and Dinner from 5.30 p.m

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2017 Club Program

The 2017 Club Program booklet was released at the Club Christmas Party. This is a very comprehensive document for next years activities and thanks go to Rear Commodore Mick for his time in preparing the program and formatting the book. It is well worth dropping in to the Club and picking up a printed copy if you could not make the party.

2016 December Newsletter
NOR released for Quicksilver Port Douglas Race Week

Wednesday Afternoon Sailing (WAGS)


Sunset sail followed by dinner and drinks at the club.

 Every Wednesday the Club’s very generous Members volunteer their time and their Yachts to take the public out sailing.

(Weather permitting)            [Minimum age is 18 years.]

For  full details   Click Here

TheYachty Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week following its new year make over.  Very exciting and tasty food coming out as you can see on the The Yachty Restaurant Page. Look forward to seeing you all down at The Yachty.


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Christmas Cup 2016

Six boats and their enthusiastic crews dressed for the occasion, gathered at the start line in a light breeze. With a forecast wind of 10 knots all day from the SE, the conditions would be perfect for the race around Low Isles.
Jimmie, Viva La Beaver & J Curve quickly moved ahead of the field after the start, but the breeze did not pick up as forecast and the smaller Viva La Beaver used the conditions well and took the lead half way to the island.  Jimmie was not done yet and after a larger head sail was raised, the lead was quickly regained.
After rounding the Island and heading back to Port, the forecast was finally proved wrong and all the boats were struggling for boat speed in the fickle 5 - 7 knot breeze. After nearly 5 1/2 hours of racing, Jimmie took line honors.

Handicap Results

1   J Curve                 skippered by Rob Dietrich
2  Jimmie                  skippered by Campbell Corbett
3  Viva La Beaver     skippered by Peter Chapman

Full results here


First - Michelle from J Curve with the Christmas Cup.

Second - Campbell from Jimmie

Second - Campbell from Jimmie

Third - Peter from Viva La Beaver

Third - Peter from Viva La Beaver

The bar is open
from noon 7 days a week

The Yachty Restaurant  

The Yachty Restaurant is open
7 days a week.
Lunch   noon - 2.00 p.m.
Dinner  5.30 p.m - 7.30 p.m.


Barefoot Sundays

 Barefoot Sundays @ The Yachty
Full day of activities to make the most of your Sunday! Try sailing on a J24 at 10am or cruise into the day with a late brunch starting at 11.
Drink specials all day then finish off with the wafting aroma of a whole pig roasting on a spit down on the lawn.
Not to mention Jason Dylan will be bringing the beats from 2pm 5pm.

Phuket King's Cup Regatta

After leading the series for the whole regatta, Senga finished 6th in the final race sailed in very light air. Due to the very close racing, they finished in 3rd place overall for the series.
Congratulations to Belinda and the PDYC crew.