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Onshore Vol 44, 11 November 2013
Hickman makes it three in a row with Cabbage Tree Island victory

Roger Hickman has sailed his 28 year-old Wild Rose to three consecutive wins in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s annual Blue Water Pointscore after winning the 180 nautical mile Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race this weekend, rating him a favourite for the upcoming Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The reality of the upcoming Hobart race bit, as yachties and their boats were sorely tested, ending with five retiring because of boat damage, but Hickman’s well prepared boat and crew came into their own, nudging out line honours winner, Celestial, the Rogers 46 owned by Sam Haynes, by a snip under two minutes.

Wild Rose beat third placegetter, Midnight Rambler, Ed Psaltis, Bob Thomas and Michael Bencsik’s s Ker 40, by nearly seven minutes. Tony Kirby’s brand new Ker 46, Patrice finished fourth in its debut race. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

One Week until Nominations Close for the 2012-2013 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

Just one week remains for nominations to be submitted for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards.

The 2013 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Thursday 12 December 2013 and the CYCA encourages nominations from fellow offshore clubs that have suitable candidates they feel would be eligible for these awards.

The categories for the 2013 awards are:

  • Ocean Racing Yachtsman of the Year
  • Sally Gordon Memorial Trophy for the Ocean Crew Person of the Year
  • Ocean Veteran of the Year
  • Ocean Rookie of the Year
  • Ocean Navigator of the Year

Nominations close on Monday, 18 November 2013 and should be forwarded to the CYCA with a brief history of the candidate’s offshore performances and achievements for the period of 20 July 2012- 20 July 2013. Click here to download a copy of the nomination form.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

CLUB NEWS
CYCA SOLAS TRUSTS
South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron receives CYCA SOLAS Trusts grant

CYCA SOLAS Trusts has provided South Australian Sea Rescue Squadron with $8,900 to purchase marine radios and a weather station for the Squadron Country Flotilla bases plus new brackets to house radio and radar antennas.

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OCEAN POINTSCORE SERIES
About Time makes a comeback in Port Hacking Race

Julian Farren-Price skippered his Cookson 12, About Time, to an overall win in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Port Hacking Race today, holding off a challenge from last year’s winner, Olympic gold medallist and America’s Cup yachtsman, David Forbes, at the helm of his Kaiko 52 Merlin.

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GRANT THORNTON SHORT HAUL POINTSCORE SERIES
Fast and Fresh in the Grant Thornton Short Haul Night Race

A fresh north north easterly breeze of 25 knots provided a fast race around Sydney Harbour, last evening, Friday 8 November, for the 12 competitors in the Grant Thornton Short Haul Night Race; with Crosshaven taking IRC honours and Sante winning on PHS.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
Start of the Cabbage Tree Island Race

Vision from the start of the Cabbage Tree Island Race, Friday 8 November 2013, courtesy of Dale Lorimer

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Club Noticeboard

CYCA Boat Weighing Day

Please note the CYCA Boat Weighing Day previously scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday 12 November, has been moved to Wednesday 13 November, due to weather conditions that have been forecast. All times allocated to boats remain the same. For further information please contact the Sailing Office 02 8292 7870 or sailingoffice@cyca.com.au

CYCA Pond Closure

Members are advised that the pond will be closed on the below dates to accommodate visiting yachts from Royal Motor Yacht Club Port Hacking and Cronulla Sailing Club:

Saturday 16 November from 1500hrs until Sunday 17 November 1100hrs

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

Childrens Christmas Party - 2-4pm, Sunday 1 December 2013

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 1 December 2013
Where: The Freya Room 2-4pm
RSVP Date:  Monday 25th November 2013. 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.

Get Decked out for the Warmer Weather !

The new 2013 Spring/Summer range from Musto has arrived at the CYCA.   Current seasons polos, knits and jackets for men and women are now available.

Plan early to avoid the Christmas rush by purchasing gifts for family and friends.

For members that are located outside of Sydney purchase via the CYCA online shop.

NEWS FROM L Eat

Bistro Hours and Theme Nights

Bistro trading hours: 8am until 9pm. Click here to view the updated menu

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, 200g Grain-fed Rump Steak served with chips, salad and gravy for only $15. Available from 5pm until 9pm.
  • Thursday - $12 - $15 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. Please collect your token from Bar Staff prior to placing your order at the Bistro.
UPCOMING EVENTS
MONDAY
11
NOVEMBER

18:30 to 20:30

Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Race (Spinnaker)
WEDNESDAY
13
NOVEMBER

09:00 to 15:00

CYCA Boat Weighing Day
WEDNESDAY
13
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race (Non-Spinnaker)
THURSDAY
14
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
FRIDAY
15
NOVEMBER

13:00 to 17:00

Rotary Charity Regatta
SATURDAY
16
NOVEMBER

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race (RSYS)
MONDAY
18
NOVEMBER

18:30 to 20:30

Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Race (Spinnaker)
WEDNESDAY
20
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race (Non-Spinnaker)
THURSDAY
21
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
FRIDAY
22
NOVEMBER

12:00 to 17:00

Beneteau Regatta
SATURDAY
23
NOVEMBER

11:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race - Sydney to Pittwater
SUNDAY
24
NOVEMBER

11:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race - Pittwater to Sydney
BADGE DRAW
Members Badge Draw - Results from 7 November

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 14th November 2013 is $2000 Members' Badge Draw LTPS/13/01088 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***Carlton Draught***

Members drawn on 07/11/2013 were:

  1. Brad Garlick           #737
  2. Christopher Tetley  #3845
  3. Michela Galletto     #2908
  4. Robert Drew          #1620

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.

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