After much preparation and hard work, we have finally come to the day of the RSYC Charity Cruise 2017! On that morning, we were blessed with clear skies and the nice cool weather for the entire day. 40 enthusiastic skippers and crews from 15 participating boats gathered as early as 7am to prepare for the day out at sea. At 9.30am, Chairman of West Coast Citizens' Consultative Committee (CCC), Mr Andrew (BBM), was warmly welcomed by the Organizing Committee to flag off the event. 

Excited children with their families from the West Coast community got on to their assigned boats with our members and look forward to an exciting and fun filled day. Upon arrival at Pulau Hantu Kechil, participants were gathered and briefed about the activities lined up for them and the safety guidelines on the island. The ever-popular jet ski rides attracted many enthusiastic participants who queued up for their turn. They were also eager to hop on the towable "donut" float around the island's bay. 

The great weather provided opportunities for the many first-timers at the island to go onboard their jet skis and family members stood along the beach to capture these happy moments on their cameras. Many of the children who were initially afraid to get wet and get sand in their feet, were quickly getting into the water and wanting to get on the jet ski for a second and even a third ride! You can definitely see the fun and excitement written all over their faces! When it was time to return to RSYC, everyone washed up, packed their belongings and boarded their respective boats for the return trip.


Warm refreshments and treats awaited the children and families when they arrived back in RSYC. Thanks to Mr Jimmy Khoo and Mr Tan Kay Hum and many other generous members of RSYC, goodie bags were given to all beneficiaries, volunteers and staff as they were enjoying their refreshments. Skippers from all participating boats were given a momento dry bag from this Charity Cruise 2017 event to thank them for their kind contribution of their time and effort towards this successful event. We were also very glad to have other non-boating members joining us for this event and hope more members can join us in the future too.


After the food, drinks and all the goodie bags were given away, sadly, it was time for the families from the West Coast community to bid good bye as they boarded their waiting bus to ferry back to the West Coast CC. The Charity Cruise 2017 Organising Committee, RSYC Committee and The Management would like to say a big THANK YOU to all our members who came forward to contribute to this charitable event and we look forward to yet another fun filled and meaningful Charity Cruise next year!