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Onshore - Vol 42, 27 October 2014
Botany Bay Race more than a victory for Great Xpectations

Rod Wills’ Great Xpectations went above and beyond this afternoon to beat Julian Farren-Price’s about Time for a win in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Botany Bay Race, the second of the Club’s Ocean Point Score Series – but today’s victory spilled over into something else for Wills.  

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Marine Safety & Equipment Demonstration Day - Sunday 2 November, 10am - 2.30pm

On Sunday 2 November, the CYCA will conduct a Marine Safety Equipment and Demonstration Day for the benefit of members, their guests and the wider cruising and racing community.

Leading manufacturers and suppliers of the latest personal safety equipment will provide demonstrations and information sessions to showcase the latest techniques, devices and information about rescue at sea.   The demonstrations will include life-rafts, par-buckle, PLBs PFDs, AIS MOB location devices, laser rescue flares and more!

This is your chance to update your knowledge on marine safety...for free!

 Click here to register your attendance

Murray Hartin, bush poet and comedian wows the crowd at CYCA SOLAS Trusts Long Lunch

Glorious spring weather and a stunning vista over the CYCA marina was the perfect backdrop for the 100 plus CYCA members and guests who attended the CYCA SOLAS Trusts Long Lunch, Friday 24 October, 2014.

Mickleborough declares last drinks

The sailing fraternity will be saddened to hear of the death of Don Mickleborough who died peacefully in his sleep in the early hours of Thursday October 23, following a long battle with cancer.

Club News


Members are advised that the pond will be closed on the below dates to accommodate the Marine Safety Equipment and Demonstration Day:

Saturday 1 November from 1800hrs through until Sunday 2 November 1800hrs

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 7 December 2014

Santa is coming to CYCA!!    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 7 December 2014

Where: The Freya Room 2-4pm

RSVP Date:  Monday 24 November 2014.   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


Get Decked out for the Warmer Weather ! 

The new Spring / Summer 2014 range from Musto has arrived at the CYCA.   Current seasons polos and rugbys for men, and polos, t-shirts and knits for 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 for convenience purchase via the CYCA online shop. 


CYCA Video Archive Project - Latest Episode

As part of the CYCA 70th year Anniversary activities, the Club's Archives Committee is pleased to provide you with another installment of interviews with senior members of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to document their recollections of the development of the Club and the sport of ocean racing.

Episode 9, Part 2 features Spike Ross -Discussion points include;

  • Don Mickleborough
  • Vic Meyer
  • Solo and Sydney to Hobart
  • 1965, Freya and the Admirals Cup
  • RDF
  • Ocean racing today

Click here to view 


There is no better time to become a  full member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia – Entrance fee reduced to only 70 cents!

As part of the Club's 70th Anniversary celebrations the Board has resolved to significantly reduce the entrance fee for Full Membership from $500 to only 70 cents for all new membership applications received from now until 31 December 2014.

Furthermore, the member who introduces the most new full members wins four tickets on board the Club’s spectator vessel located inside the exclusion zone to watch the start of the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race on Boxing Day.

The challenge is out to all members eligible to propose and second new members to the Club and to encourage family, crew, business associates and friends to join our great Club during the promotional period and join in the celebrations of our 70th Anniversary year.

Applications forms can be downloaded directly from the club website at /join-the-cyca/membership-application/


Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2014 Spectator Vessels - Bookings Now Open

Bookings still available for the spectator vessel for the 2014 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Magistic II - BOOKED OUT!

John Cadman III departs from McKell Park Public Wharf, Darling Point but will not have access to the exclusion zone.  Tickets are $110 per adult, $65 per child aged 5-12 years and children under 5 are free of charge!   Ticket price includes finger food, lunch, dessert buffet and tea & coffee complete with soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne.  BOOK YOUR TICKETS ONBOARD JOHN CADMAN III TODAY TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT



Giddy Up!    It is time for Melbourne Cup 2014

Pop the bubbles, place your bets & come celebrate the race that stops a nation with L Eat @ The CYCA overlooking the harbour.

Indulge in our pre-lunch canapés, followed by a three course lunch & finished with an indulgent, interactive cheese display & choc-o-luscious chocolate fountain!

Sweeps, lucky door prizes, fashions on the deck & of course, a big screen to watch all of the action!

$125 per head (excluding beverages).    Book early as this event is a sell-out. Click here to download the booking form.


Bistro Hours and Theme Nights

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

Don't forget about our Theme Nights:

  • BarraMonday- Every Monday enjoy NT Grilled  Barramundi served with chips and salad for only $15!   Available from 12pm until 8pm or until sold out.
  • Wednesday Steak Night - Enjoy a 200g Grain-fed Rump Steak served with chips, salad and gravy for only $15! Available from 5pm until 8pm.
  • Thursday Members Badge Draw Special - $12 to $15. Each week tempt yourself with the fabulous daily special available from 5pm - 8pm. 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



18:30 to 20:00

Mount Gay Rum Twilights (Spinnaker)

18:00 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race (RSYS) Gascoigne Cup (SSI)

10:00 to 14:30

Marine Safety & Equipment Demonstration Day

18:30 to 20:00

Mount Gay Rum Twilights (Spinnaker)

12:00 to 16:00

Melbourne Cup 2014

18:00 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

18:30 to 23:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race - Night Harbour Race


Blue Water Pointscore Race -Cabbage Tree Island

18:30 to 20:00

Mount Gay Rum Twilights (Spinnaker)
Members Badge Draw - Results from 23 October 2014

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 30 October 2014 is $5200 Members' Badge Draw LTPS/14/01430 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***DAVID BRAY YACHTS***

Members drawn on 23 October 2014 were:

  1. Nick Alexander            #565
  2. Edward Crimmin         #1352
  3. Ezekiel Solomon         #2009
  4. Valerie Mallett            #639

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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