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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
GENERAL NEWS
YSA Sailors to take on the US Grand Slam

For the third consecutive year, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy will be represented at the US Grand Slam, a three-event series of World Sailing Grade 2 match race events across the United States of America held in late August.

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GENERAL NEWS
Race 4 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

With sunshine returning to Sydney after last week’s big blow, the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series fleet was once again back out in full force.

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GENERAL NEWS
PONANT Sydney Noumea Race draws fleet of 24

Entries for the 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race have closed and on Saturday June 2, following a 25-year hiatus, a multi-state Australian and New Caledonian fleet of 24 boats will bring life back to one of Australia’s oldest ocean odysseys.

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GENERAL NEWS
Race 3 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

Race 3 of the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series brought many people back to reality in showing us that our weeks of warm sunny days which graced the start of the winter season have come to an end.

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GENERAL NEWS
25th Season Celebration

In 2018, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy will celebrate their 25th season. The YSA has set out an ambitious sailing calendar for their anniversary year, which will include nine match racing events ranging from local Grade 5 events beginning in June through to the season finale in November with the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship.

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AUDI CENTRE SYDNEY WINTER SERIES
Race 2 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

Once again, the weather was on its best behaviour with another sunny winter day for race two of the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series. This did mean however that it was a challenging race course for the 102 boats in the fleet.

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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
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
SUNDAY
10
JUNE



YSA Inter Club Regatta
SUNDAY
10
JUNE

12:00 to 16:00

Ladies Day - Race 2 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series
WEDNESDAY
13
JUNE



Trivia - 13th June
SUNDAY
17
JUNE

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series - Race 7
SUNDAY
24
JUNE

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series - Race 8
FRIDAY
29
JUNE

18:00 to 20:00

Meet the Wine Maker "The Lane"
SATURDAY
30
JUNE



Shelving System Match Cup
SUNDAY
1
JULY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series - Race 9
SUNDAY
8
JULY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series - Race 10
WEDNESDAY
11
JULY



Trivia - 11th July
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