Directors Haynes and Psaltis

Dr Sam Haynes
Dr Sam Haynes

Sam began sailing as a teenager on the Swan River, on various water craft including a plywood scow moth, a traditional gaff rigger, a Hobie 14 and also a 24 footer. He moved to Sydney about 30 years ago.  

He is the owner and Director of Sydney Animal Hospitals, a six veterinary hospital group.  Sam is also a Director of Cenversa Pty Ltd, a National Veterinary and Pet Wholesale and Drug supply company, and he is a Director of Assistance Dogs Australia, a national charity organisation providing assistance dogs to disabled, autistic and post-traumatic stress clients. 

Sam’s current sailing program includes the Bluewater Point Score and the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, of which he has competed seven times. His  offshore career started in  2004 with a Cavalier 35;  a Rogers 46;  later a Sydney 39CR (all called Celestial) and currently a TP52 Celestial.  Sam has been a keen CYCA member since 2004.

Committee Member: Marina & Site; Sailing

Arthur Psaltis
Arthur Psaltis

Arthur is the Managing Director of VMG Capital which provides strategic corporate advice to a range of corporate, government and charitable organisations with a focus on SME and emerging businesses. Arthur has more than 30 years experience in financial services at Nab, Westpac, Macquarie and PwC in advising corporates on capital market transactions including capital raising, acquisitions, joint ventures, funds management and divestments.  

Arthur jointly owns Into the Mystic, a Hanse43e and sails regularly in the blue water, ocean, short haul and twilight point scores.  Arthur has sailed extensively with brother Ed on Midnight Rambler competing in 15 Hobart’s including crewing on the overall winner in the 98 Hobart race.  He devotes considerable time to junior sailing and is the current Secretary of the Ascham Sailing Association, Treasurer of NSW Teams Racing Association and director of the Australian Teams Sailing Association.

Arthur is the current cruise captain for the RSYS annual cruise. 

Committee Chair:  Training & Development

Committee Member:  Cruising; Sailing