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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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Cyrene 3 takes IRC honours in Race 8 Grant Thornton Short Haul Pointscore with Nine Dragons in the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore

Denis Thompson, Principal Race Officer for all fleets today said “A tricky day for competitors.    With the Grant Thornton Short Haul fleet we let them go the full distance as once they were off they were off”   he continued.    They raced course 7 and were racing in somewhat tricky conditions with the breeze moving around more than predicted.”   

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CLUB NEWS
ROLEX SYDNEY HOBART YACHT RACE
5th installment of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Historical video series - Part 2 of 50 Golden Years of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Documentary

This week we bring you part 2 of the 3 part documentary titled “50 Golden Years of the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race” produced to celebrate the 50th race in 1994.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
Video: CYCA Bird Island Race

The CYCA has pleasure in sharing a short video of the CYCA Bird Island Race courtesy of Dale Lorimer, Bow Caddy Productions.

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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).

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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
8
DECEMBER

18:30 to 20:00

Mount Gay Rum Twilights (Spinnaker)
TUESDAY
9
DECEMBER

12:30 to 16:00

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge (SSI)
WEDNESDAY
10
DECEMBER

18:00 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)
THURSDAY
11
DECEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

13-14
DECEMBER



CYCA Trophy - Passage Series (SSI)
THURSDAY
18
DECEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SATURDAY
20
DECEMBER

17:30 to 23:30

70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Crew Party - 20 December 2014


26 DECEMBER-
2 JANUARY




70th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
FRIDAY
2
JANUARY

13:00 to 23:00

Pittwater Coffs Harbour Race (RPAYC)
WEDNESDAY
SATURDAY

7-10
JANUARY



Australian Sports Boats National Championship
MONDAY
12
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:00

Mount Gay Rum Twilights (Spinnaker)
WEDNESDAY
14
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight (Non Spinnaker)
BADGE DRAW
Members Badge Draw - Results from 4 December 2014

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 11 December 2014 is $1600 Members' Badge Draw LTPS/14/01430 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***Robert Oatley Wines***

Members drawn on 4 December 2014 were:

  1. Marguerite Ross               #52
  2. Elizabeth Robinson           #4079
  3. Paul Clitheroe                  #2987
  4. Valerie Davies                 #1415

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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