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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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CYCA Opens eBay auction for crew spots on maxis racing in the CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has once again launched its eBay auction that provides an exclusive opportunity to bid for places onboard one of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race favourites, when they compete in the CYCA’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge – the spectacular maxi yacht race around Sydney Harbour on Tuesday 10 December.

Seven Rolex Sydney Hobart entrants have offered places onboard for the auction and they include: Wild Oats XI, Perpetual LOYAL, Wild Thing, Brindabella, Southern Excellence II and Giacomo, all providing two places available for auction, with Black Jack making one guest spot available. Other yachts to also offer places are Terra Firma and Ginger.

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CLUB NEWS
REGATTA
SSORC: Brand new Patrice steals the show

Tony Kirby has sailed his brand new Ker 46, Patrice, to victory, stealing the show from Darryl Hodgkinson’s Victoire for a second time in the Sydney Short Ocean Racing Championship (SSORC) hosted by Middle Harbour Yacht Club.

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YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY
Superman: Man of Steele wins Musto International

New Zealander Chris Steele has held his nerve and successfully defended his Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship title, defeating American Christophe Killian 3-0 in the grand final

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Grand prix racing fleet said to be best for years

A fleet of 95, said to be the strongest in years, will assemble in Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day December 26, their aim to knock Bob Oatley’s Wild Oats XI from the top of its perch in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

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MEMBERS' NEWS
Roger Hickman and Robert 'Biddy' Badenach inducted into Yachting Tasmania's Hall of Fame

Roger Hickman and Robert 'Biddy' Badenach, the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race finish coordinator, were inducted into Yachting Tasmania's Hall of Fame with four others including Jenny Graney, the late Harry Neall "HN" Batt, Jeremy Firth and Nick Hutton.

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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
MONDAY
2
DECEMBER

18:30 to 20:29

Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Race (Spinnaker)
WEDNESDAY
4
DECEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race (Non-Spinnaker)
THURSDAY
5
DECEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SATURDAY
7
DECEMBER

10:00 to 23:00

Blue Water Pointscore Race - Port Hacking - Bird Island Race
SATURDAY
7
DECEMBER

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short & Ocean Pointscore Races (CYCA)
MONDAY
9
DECEMBER

18:30 to 20:30

Mount Gay Rum Monday Twilight Race (Spinnaker)
TUESDAY
10
DECEMBER

12:30 to 14:00

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
WEDNESDAY
11
DECEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race (Non-Spinnaker)
THURSDAY
12
DECEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
THURSDAY
12
DECEMBER

18:30 to 20:30

Ocean Racer of Year Awards Ceremony
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

14-15
DECEMBER



CYCA Trophy - Passage Series


26 DECEMBER-
1 JANUARY




69th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
BADGE DRAW
Members Badge Draw - Results from 28 November 2013

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 5th December 2013 is $2600 Members' Badge Draw LTPS/13/01088 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***Magners Cider***

Members drawn on 28/11/2013 were:

  1. Victoria Whitby          #3402
  2. Michael Wark             #4450
  3. Kim Cardow Clinton    #1020
  4. Stephen Griffin           #1580

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.

Please note the the last Members Badge Draw for 2013 will be conducted on Thursday 12 December. The Badge Draw will resume on Thursday 16 January 2014.

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