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Onshore - Vol 41, 22 October 2012
“Occasional” crew helps Sherman to Gascoigne Cup victory

Half his regular crew combined with a few extras today gave Warwick Sherman a resounding double win with Occasional Coarse Language in the Gascoigne Cup, the 104th running of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's historic annual short ocean race. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY

CLUB NEWS
CYCA SOLAS TRUSTS
CYCA SOLAS Trusts Dinner a Great Success

Last Thursday evening, 18 October, 120 CYCA members and guests atteneded the second annual CYCA SOLAS Trusts Fundraising dinner. They were entertained by speaker Victor Kovalenko and raised over $10,000 for CYCA SOLAS Trusts

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Loyal is Syd Fischer’s weapon of choice for Rolex Sydney Hobart

Australian yachting legend Syd Fischer has announced he will skipper last year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Racer line honours winner, Investec Loyal, in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual 628 nautical mile race which starts at 1.00pm on Boxing Day.

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Club Noticeboard

CYCA Information Evening - Around the World Sailing: Cruising and Racing, Tuesday 30 October

On Tuesday evening 30 October, an inspirational information evening will be conducted at the CYCA on round the world sailing that will make you want to get up and set sail into the
sunset.

Our first presenter will be World Cruising Club's Nick Martin, Event Manager for the ARC World Cruise. Nick will:

  • Explain how to set about setting a lifetime dream in motion by taking your own boat across the world's oceans;
  • Share stories and stunning photos of the ARC events and
  • Share behind the scenes anecdotes from organising and delivering some of the world's largest sailing rallies

Nick will be followed by Richard Hewson, skipper of 'Gold Coast Australia' winner of the Clipper 11-12 Round the World Yacht Race.

Richard will share his experiences including:

  • Climbing the mast in 50kt winds to free a wrapped spinnaker
  • The medical evacuation of a crew member
  • Jury rigging the mast and
  • Navigation tactics that won the overall event

So whether you are cruiser, racer , or just a dreamer this is an evening not to be missed

All those who attend the evening have the chance of winning an inshore sailing jacket with the compliments of the World Cruising Club worth $220.00

FREE-Bring the whole crew

Book your free attendance today or CLICK HERE for more information

Marine Safety Equipment & Demonstration Day - Sunday 4 November, from 9.30am

A day jam packed with demonstrations, presentations, and table top exhibition from leading marine equippment suppliers.

Presentations from rescue organisations including AMSA, NSW Maritime and Water Police

Demonstrations on safety equipment include life rafts, parbuckle and PFDs.

This day is FREE and open to all. Bring the whole crew

Register your FREE attendance

CYCA Information Evening: A Pilot Guide to Cruising to Hobart, Tuesday 6 November

This evening, Tuesday 6 November from 6.30 onwards, is conducted for boat owners considering cruising from Sydney to Hobart including those planning to join the Hobart 2013 Rendezvous Cruise in January and February of next year. 

The presenters for the evening are:

Marius Coomans the founder of Skipr.net will explain how to make use of the internet while cruising for the posting of positions and reports. Go to http://skipr.net/wp/where-is/hobart-2013-cruise/ for a preview. There will be advice on the best ways to connect available on the evening.

Rob Starkey the author of "Rob's Passage Planner" on how plan your east coast cruise and to Hobart in particular. Rob will have copies of his Passage Planner available on the night and you can preview the book at  http://skipr.net/goodies/robs-passage-planner/

Frank Walker will discuss some of the ways cruisers can combine available weather information with their passage plan. Weather routing is used extensively by the racing fleet and is now increasingly accessible and a great tool for cruising. Frank will demonstrate the use of Predictwind to accurately plan the best routes, destinations and anchorages for your cruise. Have a look at how it works at  http://www.predictwind.com/what-predictwind-forecast/cruising/

Denis Doyle is co-ordinating the evening. Denis is currently preparing his and Lynne's new Sextant, an Xc42, to head south for Hobart 2013 for 6 to 8 weeks of cruising in the waters of Tasmania. All attendees are encouraged to plan to stay for dinner at the bistro following to exchange ideas and forge plans with other Cruisers.

Dinner will be available in the downstairs Bistro after the presentation as will conversations with other cruisers about their plans for sailing to Hobart.

Have a look at the most recent Offshore magazine for an excellent article on cruising essentials by Nancy Knudsen.

Book your free attendance today or CLICK HERE for more information

CYCA CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTY

Come and meet Santa!....It's Christmas party time!! Enjoy a fun filled Christmas party with balloons, face painting, party tricks and a present for every child. Children are welcome to come dressed up!

When: Sunday 2 December 2012
Where: The Freya Room 2-4pm
RSVP Date:  Monday 26th November 2012. Please indicate the name, gender and age of
each child when booking.  This is so Santa can select an appropriate gift for each child from his warehouse!!

The Children's Christmas Party is hosted for the children and grandchildren of CYCA members.  The highlight of the afternoon is not only hanging out with Stretch "The Magical
Clown" and his friend, but a visit from SANTA who will be arriving by RIB. 

Bookings are essential - Book Online today
For further information please contact CYCA Reception on 02 8292 7800 or email reception@cyca.com.au.  

NEWS FROM L Eat 

MELBOURNE CUP AT THE CYCA - Rani Room & Deck!

Enjoy Melbourne Cup festivities at the CYCA on Tuesday 6th November from 12noon. A stunning degustation menu has been developed for $125.00 per head. There will be a big screen to watch all the action from Flemington, sweeps and lucky door prizes. Bookings Essential - click here to view menu and booking form

Bistro Hours and Theme Nights

Summer Bistro trading hours have now come into effect: 8am until 9pm. Don't forget about our Theme Nights:

  • BarraMonday- Every Monday we are offering NT Grilled  Barramundi served with chips and salad for only $15. Available from 12pm until 9pm.
  • Wednesday- Every Wednesday Steak night, 300g Grain-fed Rump Steak served with chips, salad and your choice of sauce for only $15. Available from 5pm until 9pm.
  • Thursday - $12 Members Badge Draw Special. Each week tempt yourself with the fabulous daily special available from 5pm - 9pm. Catch up with your mates after the Members' Badge Draw.

New Summer Menu will be launched on Friday 26 October, 2012

Christmas Day at the CYCA

Don't want to melt in the kitchen this Christmas Day cooking up your family feats? Then come and enjoy a delicious Christmas Buffett at the CYCA. Cost is $96.00 for each Adult (drinks excluded) and $50 for children aged 5-10 years. (Kids under 5 eat free). Bookings essential - click here to view menu and booking form

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS


24 OCTOBER-
27 MARCH




Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)
THURSDAY
25
OCTOBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members' Badge Draw
FRIDAY
26
OCTOBER

00:00 to 18:00

Financial & Media Markets Charity Regatta - MHYC
SATURDAY
27
OCTOBER

11:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race - Sydney Pittwater
SUNDAY
28
OCTOBER

00:00 to 17:00

Balmain Regatta - BSC
SUNDAY
28
OCTOBER

11:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race - Pittwater Sydney


29 OCTOBER-
25 MARCH




Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight (Spinnaker)
TUESDAY
30
OCTOBER

18:30 to 21:00

CYCA Information Evening - Cruising and Racing Around the World


31 OCTOBER-
27 MARCH




Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)
THURSDAY
1
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members' Badge Draw
FRIDAY
2
NOVEMBER

00:00 to 18:00

SAP Ecosystem Regatta for Red Kite - MHYC
SATURDAY
3
NOVEMBER

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean & Short Haul Race
BADGE DRAW
Members Badge Draw - Results from 18 October 2012

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 25th Octobber 2012 is $2600 Members' Badge Draw LTPS-12-01502 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***Carlton United Breweries***

Members drawn on 18/10/2012 were:

  1. Prudence Gardiner   #2539
  2. Gordon O'Neill         #2084
  3. Timothy Singleton   #2082
  4. Andrew Dickens      #4009

Members must be present at the CYCA clubhouse at the time their number is
drawn.  The first number will be drawn at 1815, followed by 1830 and 1845 with
the final number being drawn at 1900.

Following that the usual raffle will take place.  Terms and conditions of entry apply

CYCA SPONSORS
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