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Onshore - Vol 42, 29 October 2012
One More No More Achieves a Clean Sweep of IRC in Pittwater Passage races

It was a clean sweep for One More No More (Ian and Shane Guanaria's Benetau First 35) with wins in the Grant Thornton Short Haul race to Pittwater and the Pittwater to Sydney Race conducted over the weekend...CLICK HERE TO READ FULL STORY

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

This Sunday 4 November, the Marine Safety Equipment and Demonstration Day will be conducted at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia from 9.30am. The day is designed to showcase the latest techniques and information about rescue at sea.

The main feature of the day will be Helicopter Rescue. NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter will have one of its helicopters on display in Rushcutters Bay Park. They will outline the new techniques and equipment being used in helicopter rescue - including life rafts supplied by AMSA.   

In water demonstrations will commence in the pond at 9.30am where safety equipment such as inflatable PFDs, harnesses, life rafts and new rescue gear will be demonstrated.

Presentations from rescue organisations including AMSA, NSW Marine Rescue, NSW Ambulance Rescue Helicopter and NSW Water Police will commence at 10.30am. These presentations will address how rescues are coordinated and conducted. 

There will be dsiplays from leading marine equipment suppliers. Vessels from NSW Water Police and NSW Marine Rescue will be on display in the pond.  
A raffle for the CYCA SOLAS Trusts will also be conducted on the day with some great prizes from our exhibitors.

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

Register your FREE attendance

Medallists share the spoils at 2012 Australian Yachting Awards

The outstanding year for Australia’s Olympic and Paralympic sailing medallists has continued at the 2012 Australian Yachting Awards, winning a number of awards on Friday night in Sydney

Southern Engineering Services is a new sponsor of the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy

Southern Engineering Services (SES) has joined the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Youth Sailing Academy as a sponsor of one of the Elliott 6.0m training vessels for three years.

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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

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



Members are advised that the pond will be closed on the below dates to accommodate the Marine Safety Equipment and Demonstration Day:

Saturday 3 November from 2000hrs through until Sunday 4 November 1800hrs

Members requiring berthing please contact Frank Bergmann, Marina Adminstrator on 0416 228 608.

Your cooperation with regard to this pond closure is appreciated by management.


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 will explain how to make use of the internet while cruising for the posting of positions and reports. Go to 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

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

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



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  



Last Chance to Book - Only a few places left. 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: 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 launched on Friday 26 October, 2012. Click here to view the menu

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



Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight (Spinnaker)

18:30 to 21:00

CYCA Information Evening - Cruising and Racing Around the World


Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)

18:00 to 19:00

Members' Badge Draw

00:00 to 18:00

SAP Ecosystem Regatta for Red Kite - MHYC

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean & Short Haul Race

09:30 to 17:00

Marine Safety Equipment and Demonstration Day


Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight (Spinnaker)

12:00 to 16:00

Melbourne Cup 2012

18:30 to 20:30

CYCA Information Evening: A Pilot Guide to Cruising to Hobart


Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)

18:00 to 19:00

Members' Badge Draw
Members Badge Draw - Results from 25 October 2012

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 1st November 2012 is $2800 Members' Badge Draw LTPS-12-01502 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***Noakes Group***

Members drawn on 25/10/2012 were:

  1. Sean Langman        #2431
  2. Helen Saunders       #2648
  3. Angelique Kear        #3701
  4. Geoffrey Halcomb    #3909

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

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