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Some of the boats awaiting the start of the inaugural Clarence River Classic, moored at Iluka. Image: Contributed.

Cruising Yacht Club visits the Clarence

Lynne Mowbray | The ‘Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club’ [SICYC] is holding their inaugural Clarence River Classic this week, on the Clarence River. The Club has over 6,000 members from 17 nations and is a not for profit incorporated association. Its primary charity is The Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia and has raised over $500,000 in the last six years, to promote prostate cancer research and awareness. The Clarence River Classic began on Monday April 30 and finishes in Yamba on Sunday May 6. Around 20 vessels are taking part in this week’s classic and are cruising from Iluka to Grafton and return, visiting the villages of Harwood, Maclean, Brushgrove, Lawrence and Yamba and enjoying the local hospitality at several taverns and hotels along the way. The club is bound to enjoy this inaugural social event as they take in the beauty of the Clarence River and local hospitality.