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Onshore Vol 47, 2 December 2013
Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship: Double Celebration for Victoire

Darryl Hodgkinson and his crew on Victoire had two causes for celebration this afternoon after taking Division 1 of the Lion Island Race in Middle Harbour Yacht Club’s annual Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC).

The Victoire crew stepped ashore for a quick celebratory drink after defeating their nemesis, Patrice (Tony Kirby), by one minute and seven seconds overall and local hero, Nine Dragons, Bob Cox’s DK46. It was quick as Hodgkinson’s long term principal helmsman, Sean Kirkjian, rushed away to pick up his wife and brand new baby boy Alex from hospital.

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CLUB NEWS
GENERAL NEWS
Great results at Sail Port Stephens

Over the weekend and during the course of last week many of the club members headed north to make the most of the unusually warm weather at the annual Sail Port Stephens Regatta.

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GENERAL NEWS
Great Veterans Race Re-vamped for 2018

As the 75th anniversary of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race approaches, the local offshore community, in conjunction with the organising authority, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, have come together to reinvigorate the annual “Great Veterans Race”.

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GENERAL NEWS
New Caledonia Groupama Race: a different kind of South Pacific adventure

Entries for the long-awaited New Caledonia Groupama Race close April 17 and a cross-section of monohulls and multihull owners have signed-up for a very different kind of South Pacific adventure.

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GENERAL NEWS
Ichi Ban and CYCA boats take multiple prizes at Brisbane to Gladstone with Black Jack smashing the record

The QantasLink 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, organised by the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, was one to remember for many reasons other than just the historic landmark it reached.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
Blue Water Pointscore Trophy Prize Giving

Some of Australia's finest ocean racers were recognised on Friday, 23 March at the CYCA's Blue Water Pointscore Trophy Presentation where Tony Kirby's Patrice were recognised for taking the win on IRC and ORCi overall, and Noel Cornish for taking PHS overall.

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CYCA OCEAN RACER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Tony Kirby named Ocean Racer of the Year at CYCA Prizegiving

CYCA Director Tony Kirby was named the 2017 Ocean Racer of the Year this week after taking the Blue Water Pointscore championship, topping both IRC and ORCi overall divisions.

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Club Noticeboard

CYCA Carpark Closure

Members are advised that the carpark immediately adjacent to the clubhouse will be closed from midnight Tuesday 3 December until 1700hours Friday 6 December to facilitate the bump-in of the Rolex Sydney Hobart media and information centre. 

Your cooperation in removing cars from the carpark is appreciated by management

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge Spectator Vessel

The team from Coast Cruises will once again run a spectator vessel for the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge, Tuesday 10 December. Tickets are $65.00 each or $50.00 for CYCA members and ticket price includes a welcome glass of sparkling and a snack on board. BOOK TODAY

COAST will again be front and centre on the race course for one of the great days on Sydney Harbour, the SOLAS BIG BOAT CHALLENGE. This is a day not to be missed, no exclusion zone racing means up close and action packed viewing. COAST welcomes back all our regular sailing aficionados, sailing friends and family of the race competitors.

This is the Classic Sydney yacht race day, a one of a kind international event on our harbour. The race to see who's who before the big one, the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

The line up this year is super hot, with WILD OATS  XI and X, the new super hot maxi PERPETUAL LOYAL, the brand new and radical ICHI BAN, and BLACK JACK (ex Telefonica) More entries to flood in over the next few weeks. The best line up of race boats for years. Super hot international yacht racing on our doorstep.

First class commentary team and crew will make your day a memorable one. Auction of team gear on board by past CYCA Commodore Garry Linacre to raise funds for CYCA SOLAS Trusts.

Cruise Details

COAST will embark guests  at King St #9 at 1045 hrs on Tuesday Dec 10, and return approx 1530 hrs.

Tickets are $65.00 each or $50.00 for CYCA members and ticket price includes a welcome glass of sparkling and a snack on board.

Call 0458888831 or e mail coasthc@me.com to secure your place on board. Numbers are capped to ensure your comfort.

www.coastcruises.com.au

69th Sydney Hobart Merchandise

The official licensed 69th Sydney Hobart merchandise collection featuring t-shirts, polos, rugby jerseys, vests and caps for both men and women is now available for purchase.

Items are available from the Club, or order online at the CYCA Shop with shipping available interstate or overseas.

The perfect Christmas gift for family and friends. Get in quick as sizes are limited

CYCA Associates Christmas Gift Hamper

Tickets are now on sale for the CYCA Associates Christmas Gift Hamper. The hamper includes a $200 Bush's Meat Voucher, $495 voucher to have a portrait of your boat painted courtesy of Painted Pixels, Mount Gay Rum, a bottle of Moet, wine and many more Christmas delicacies.

Tickets are $3 each, 2 for $5, 4 for $10 or a book of 25 for $50 and available through CYCA Reception. All proceeds will be donated to Mates4Mates. Hamper will be drawn on Thursday 19 December 2013 at 6.30pm in the Coasters Retreat

NEWS FROM L Eat

Christmas Day at the CYCA Take the stress out of cooking on Christmas Day away and let our chefs do all the hard work. The Christmas Day Buffet has all the traditional favourites including ham, turkey and pork together with some Australian seafood favourites and yummy desserts. Cost is $96.00 per adult (excluding beverages); $50 per child (aged 5-10 years) with children under 5 free. Bookings are essential. Click here to download the menu and booking form

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.

Badge Draw Sponsor News

Pacific Sailing School Courses - Discount for CYCA members

The RYA Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence is often the ultimate aim of aspiring skippers. It is a well known, highly respected qualification worldwide, proving your experience and competence as a skipper.  Many Yachtmaster candidates choose to book themselves into an RYA training centre for some tailor-made tuition to prepare them for the exam.

Please click on the link for more information

ISAF Safety and Sea Survival and Update course

  • 7th & 8th December 2013
  • 15th & 16th December 2013

RYA Yachtmaster Coastal /Yachtmaster offshore

  • Update with modern systems in navigation
  • Shore based theory over 5 days - 18th to 22nd      January 2014

MROCP Marine Radio course

  • 18th January 2014

ICC International Certificate of Competence

Venturing Overseas?  As the skipper of a vessel, you must ensure that you are aware of any requirement for qualifications before venturing into another country's jurisdiction.  A three hour assessment for experienced applicants is available from CYCA on your boat or ours.

Please call or drop into our office at the CYCA, Ph: 02 9326 2399; Email: info@pacificsailingschool.com.au

UPCOMING EVENTS
SATURDAY
21
APRIL



Top Jocks Presentation
SUNDAY
22
APRIL

12:00 to 16:00

Opening Ladies Day (Jill McLay Trophy) - Ladies Race 1
WEDNESDAY
25
APRIL

19:00 to 21:00

Trivia - 25th April
SATURDAY
28
APRIL

11:00 to 16:00

Females in Sailing Lunch
SUNDAY
29
APRIL

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 1
SUNDAY
6
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 2
WEDNESDAY
9
MAY



Trivia - 9th May
SUNDAY
13
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 3
FRIDAY
18
MAY

18:30 to 20:30

Mumm Champagne Tasting
SUNDAY
20
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 4
SUNDAY
27
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 5
SUNDAY
3
JUNE

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 6
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