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Onshore - Vol 44, 10 November 2014
Drawn out Cabbage Tree Island victory goes to Balance

‘Money Man’ Paul Clitheroe has sailed his TP52 Balance to its first major win in the drawn out Cabbage Tree Island Yacht Race this weekend, beating St George Midnight Rambler to the punch by close to five minutes, the two cleaning on the rest of the fleet.

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One More-No More triumphs in the Grant Thornton Short Haul Night Harbour Race

A light easterly breeze of 6-7 knots provided for a slow race around Sydney Harbour, last evening, Friday 7 November, for the 15 starters in the Grant Thornton Short Haul Night Race, with Ian Guanaria’s Beneteau First 35, One More-No More taking the double; first place both IRC and PHS.

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Films that highlight the history of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

As we move closer to the start of the 70th edition of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race it’s a good opportunity to look back on how our great race has developed into a national iconic sporting and maritime event.

CYCA Member David Kellett receives Beppe Croce award

CYCA Member David Kellett (AUS) has been awarded the ISAF Beppe Croce Trophy, which honours an individual for their outstanding voluntary contribution to the sport of sailing.

Club News


Members are advised that the pond will be closed on the below dates to accommodate the RMYC Port Hacking Race on:

Friday 14 November from 0700hrs through until Sunday 16 November 1800hrs.

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

Your cooperation with regard to this pond closure is appreciated by Management.

CYCA Organisation Update

Members are advised Frank Bergmann, CYCA Marina Administrator, has resigned from his position after 16 years service to the club.

Until a suitable replacement has been appointed Michael Neumann, CYCA Operations Manager will be responsible for all matters relating to the administration of the marina

Michael can be contacted on M: 0402 001 884 or E:


A message from our Badge Draw Sponsors - Rushcutters Wine Storage

Keep your wines cool this summer with Rushcutters Wine Storage! Born out of a love for fine wine, Rushcutters Wine Storage have installed a perfectly equipped wine cellar in the heart of Sydney's Eastern Suburbs. Convenient to anyone in the local vicinity and Sydney's CBD we offer premium wine storage at the same cost to other options much further afield.

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•        The state of the art temperature and humidity controlled cellar is custom designed for wine storage. Avoiding exposure of your wines to hot summer days means your wines will mature in a consistent environment.

•        Our convenient Sydney location does not mean expensive wine storage fees.  We offer highly competitive rates that compare to big warehouse storage much further afield.  With prices from only $0.14 per bottle per month we have a competitive price for any size of wine collection.

For more information check out our website, or call us on 0293613380.


Mariner Boating Holidays are excited to announce a new addition to the Aegean Yacht Rally  fleet!

There are now 2 ways in which you can join this spectacular, 2 week sailing adventure that explores the Greek Dodecanese Islands from Samos to Rhodes.

1.   Get a crew together and charter one of our yachts – we have a number of yachts still available ranging from 43 to 50 feet

2.   Cruise in company on board a luxury Turkish Gulet – this beautiful vessel will have a minimum of 5 cabins and is fully crewed so you won’t need to lift a finger!

Prices start at AU$4,650 per person for the yacht option and AU$7,495 per person in a twin share cabin on the gulet.

The rally will be hosted from 8 to 29 May in 2015. For more information on the Aegean Yacht Rally and your sailing options please contact Emma at Mariner Boating Holidays OR 029966 1244

or load down a flyer here


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 10, Part 2 features Tony Cable -Discussion points include;

  • Offshore Magazine
  • Life membership
  • The Best Boats
  • Boy Messenger and the old time seamen

Click to view here 


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



Christmas Day at the CYCA

Take the stress out of cooking on Christmas Day 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: 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

15:00 to 17:00

Rotary Charity Regatta

10:00 to 22:00

Ocean Pointscore Race - Port Hacking

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

11:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race - Sydney Pittwater Race

12:00 to 18:00

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

11:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race - Pittwater Sydney Race


Musto International Youth Match Racing Regatta
Members Badge Draw - Results from 6 November 2014

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 13 November 2014 is $800 Members' Badge Draw LTPS/14/01430 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***Sturrocks***

Members drawn on 6 November 2014 were:

  1. Gillian Raggat             #1583
  2. Matthew Brooman       #3396
  3. Ian Ebenezer              #1791
  4. Peter Mosedale           #1697

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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