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Onshore - Vol 4, 3 February 2014
Midnight Rambler wins the Port Hacking race

Midnight Rambler, the Ker 40, owned by Ed Psaltis, Bob Thomas and Michael Bencsik, claimed the overall win in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Port Hacking Race today, edging out defending series title holder Julian Farren-Price and his Cookson 12 About Time and Occasional Coarse Language Too, Warwick Sherman’s GTS Ker 43.

Darryl Hodgkinson’s Cookson 50 Victoire, the 2013 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race overall winner and one of the largest boats in today’s race, was the first boat home, crossing the finish line at 15:08:34. Sean Kirkjian, Hodgkinson’s right hand man, was at the helm today in the absence of the Sydney plastic surgeon. 

“It was a good day. We opted to go out to sea to see if we could find more breeze, but it didn’t quite work out for us,” Kirkjian said. “Coming home, as the breeze swung around to the south-east, we got caught out and others were able to sail inside of us and we had to gybe back into Bondi to avoid losing too much time and ground.”

Victoire finished 18 minutes ahead of David Forbes’ Kaiko 52 Merlin with Midnight Rambler three minutes behind. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY



CLUB NEWS
CYCA WINTER SERIES
Return of CYCA Winter Series: Entries open 2 March

The 2018 CYCA Winter Series is fast approaching with entries open from Friday, 2 March. The 2018 CYCA Winter Series will include ten pointscore races which are book-ended by the opening and closing Ladies day non-pointscore races.

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MOUNT GAY OCEAN POINTSCORE
Three in a row for Balance in the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

A fleet of 22 were entered for Race 7 of the CYCA’s Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore, the Sydney Newcastle Yacht Race, on Saturday morning with Paul Clitheroe’s TP 52, Balance, making it three wins in a row.

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YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY
Back to back podium finishes for YSA's Tapper in New Zealand

The CYCA's Youth Sailing Academy's Finn Tapper led two crews to third place at two consecutive events in New Zealand over the past week, securing the podium finishes in Auckland and Wellington.

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SHORT OCEAN POINTSCORE SERIES
Khaleesi tops Short Ocean Pointscore Race 6

Light conditions greeted the Short Ocean Pointscore fleet on as they set sail from Sydney Harbour at noon on Saturday for Race 6 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s event.

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CYCA OCEAN RACER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Nominations now open for the 2018 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

The CYCA's awards night is one of the biggest events on Australia's sailing calendar given the prestige associated with the club's racing. Now's the time to nominate the competitors who you think have performed best across last year's CYCA racing and book your place at the evening itself.

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HARDY CUP
CYCA on the podium as Clare Costanzo takes landmark Hardy Cup win

For the first time since its inauguration in 2001, a female led all-women crew brilliantly captured the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s longstanding Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta trophy at the end of four days of intense competition on Sydney Harbour with the CYCA team taking third.

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Club Noticeboard

CYCA Pond Closure: Australian Sports Boat Assocation NSW State Titles - Friday 7 - Sunday 9 February 2014

Members are advised that the pond will be closed on the below dates to accommodate the ASBA Sports Boats NSW State Titles which are being hosted by the CYCA:

Friday 7 February from 0700hours until Sunday 9 February 1900hours

Members requiring berthing please contact Michael Neumann, Operations Manager on 0402 001 884. 

 

Volunteer Race Officials Required

Calling all wives, girlfriends and shoreside partners! If you are tired of waiting around the clubhouse for your partner to return from a day's racing on the harbour, get out where the action is and watch the racing from the best seat in the house.

MV Offshore, the CYCA Race Committee vessel, is actively seeking to expand the pool of volunteer Race Officials, team members and mark layers to assist with the on-water Race Management of the CYCA.

Ongoing training in Mark Laying, flags and results recording is available as is an option to undertake State / National Race Officer training throughout 2014.

A minimum fortnightly commitment throughout the Winter Series in 2014 is greatly sought after.

For more information or to register your interest please email: sailingoffice@cyca.com.au

 

Blue Water Pointscore and Ocean Pointscore Survey – Have Your Say!

Since the 2011-2012 Blue Water Pointscore Season, the Sailing Committee has implemented a number of changes to the Blue Water Pointscore. Continued improvement and refinement of this series continues, and as such, the Sailing Committee is once again seeking feedback from you the competitor, on how to continue to improve the prestigious Blue Water Pointscore.
The Sailing Committee is considering adding races with additional new and reintroduced courses into the Blue Water Pointscore series and are currently undertaking quite possibly the largest reorganisation of the Summer Sailing Calendar in recent years. The planned outcome is to allow yacht owners to enter in and compete in both the Blue Water Pointscore and the Ocean Pointscore series without missing multiple races, whilst allowing suitable rest time in between.
The Sailing Committee is therefore keen to seek the feedback of yacht owners and crew alike within the Blue Water Pointscore and Ocean Pointscore series.
The 2014-2015 Blue Water Pointscore Series is scheduled to commence with the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race on 26 July 2014, and conclude with the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race starting on 26 December 2014.

Owners, Skippers and Crew of yachts competing in the Blue Water Pointscore and Ocean Pointscore series are invited to participate in this survey Log on to https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CYCA_Survey_2014_BWPS to complete the survey.

Your assistance in completing the survey prior to Friday 28 February 2014 is greatly appreciated.

The Sailing Committee looks forward to receiving your responses.

Vice Commodore John Cameron, Sailing Committee Chairman.

 

2014 CYCA Medical Management for Mariners (MMM) Course

The next CYCA MMM course will be held in April/May 2014.  The aim of this course is to enhance the skills and knowledge of sailors in the assessment and management of a crew member who sustains an injury or experiences a medical condition while at sea.

The course is delivered by health care professionals including Dr Greg O'Sullivan (Director of Anaesthetics, SVH), Dr Gordian Fulde (Director Emergency Department, SVH), Dr Stephen Quain (orthopaedic specialist, SVH) and paramedic Cameron Edgar.

The course assumes prior knowledge of first aid principles and sailing experience.  To undertake the course participants must hold a current (or recently expired) first aid certificate and be members of the sailing community.

The CYCA MMM course will be conducted over the following dates in 2014:

Tuesday 22nd April  6pm - 9.30pm

Tuesday 29th April 6pm - 9.30pm

Saturday 3rd May  9am - 4.30pm

Tuesday 6th May 6pm - 9.30pm

Tuesday 13th May 6pm - 9.00pm

The cost of this course is $600 for CYCA Members, Yachting NSW Bronze and Silver members and $650 for non-CYCA members. Closing date for applications is Friday 11 April, 2014.

For further information and registration form click here

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
26
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
MONDAY
26
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
28
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
MONDAY
5
MARCH

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
7
MARCH

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
10
MARCH

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Short Ocean Race (MHYC)
MONDAY
12
MARCH

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
14
MARCH

17:30 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
17
MARCH

10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - Lion Island Race
MONDAY
19
MARCH

17:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
21
MARCH

17:30 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
24
MARCH

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Milson Memorial Cup (RSYS)
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