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Onshore - Vol 48, 8 December 2014
Imagination wins Bird Island Race ahead of Rolex Sydney Hobart

Careful sailing, exceptional crew work and a new Code Zero have contributed to Robin and Annette Hawthorn’s runaway victory in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s painfully slow Bird Island Race this weekend, with Anthony Bell’s Perpetual Loyal taking line honours ahead of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht.

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CLUB NEWS
CYCA SOLAS TRUSTS
Spies celebrates the important work of SOLAS after the loss of Hollywood Boulevard

Six crew were winched to safety in a sea rescue, after one of the entrants of this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race started sinking in Bass Strait on the return from Tasmania.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Line Honours win in Coffs sets the tone for About Time’s big campaign

While many of the ocean racing fraternity worked their way down the east coast after Christmas, CYCA Member Julian Farren-Price was making his way north at the head of the fleet in the Newport Coffs Harbour Race, securing a win which takes his boat one step closer to a Rolex Sydney Hobart campaign.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Matt Allen's Ichi Ban crowned Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner for 2017

Matt Allen’s new TP52 Ichi Ban has been declared the overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 – and Allen, the president of Australian Sailing, can hardly believe it.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record

Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish was eventually decided today in the protest room. An incident between the two 100-footers, shortly after the start, was adjudged in favour of LDV Comanche.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Black Jack makes the most of cards dealt

Black Jack, the light weather flyer of the four 100 foot super maxis racing for line honours in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart took full advantage of the light, easterly conditions on Sydney Harbour this afternoon to lead her contemporaries out of the Heads.

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ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
Rolex Sydney Hobart 2017 - Official Launch Party

Skippers, dignitaries and friends of the CYCA were in attendance in the Sydney race village as the countdown to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 enters its final stage.

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Club News

CYCA POND CLOSURE

Members are advised that the pond will be closed on the below dates to accommodate the Extreme Sailing Series Team Ribs:

Tuesday 8 December from 12.00am through until Tuesday 16 December 12.00am.

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.

70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Crew Party - Saturday 20 December, 5.00pm to 11.30pm

Come and celebrate the 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart.   Free to all Rolex Sydney Hobart crew and CYCA members (bring your crew pass or club membership card).

Click here to find out more

Non-crew and non-members $20 at the door.   Happy Hour is from 5.00pm to 7.30pm (Freya & Morna Rooms only) with entertainment from the Wolverines commencing at 7.00pm.   Bistro will be open with $15 international food specials.    Come dressed in your crew shirt!!

70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Merchandise

The much anticipated official licensed 70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race merchandise collection featuring t-shirts, polos, rugby jerseys, fleeces and caps for both men and women is now available for purchase.

Items are available from the Club through reception, or order online at the CYCA Shop with shipping available interstate or overseas.

The perfect Christmas gift for family, friends and crew.   We recommend that you get in early as sizes are limited.

Hurry, time is running out!!   Remind your family and friends that 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

NEWS FROM L Eat

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

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
MONDAY
22
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
24
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
FRIDAY
26
JANUARY

11:00 to 22:00

Australia Day City of Sydney Cup
MONDAY
29
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
31
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
31
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:00

PONANT Luxury Cruises - information session - LAST EVENT IN THE CLUBHOUSE BEFORE RENOVATIONS
SATURDAY
3
FEBRUARY

10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - Port Hacking
MONDAY
5
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
7
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
10
FEBRUARY

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Short Ocean Race (MHYC)
MONDAY
12
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
14
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
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