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Onshore Volume 46 - 30 November 2015
2015 marks exciting launch of Sydney & Hobart Race Villages for the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

The villages comprise international media, private event space and family friendly festivals offering gourmet food, wine and entertainment, providing an onshore experience of blue ocean yacht racing. 

Stay tuned for more information at

Blue Water Pointscore Trophy Prize Giving

Some of Australia's finest ocean racers were recognised on Friday, 23 March at the CYCA's Blue Water Pointscore Trophy Presentation where Tony Kirby's Patrice were recognised for taking the win on IRC and ORCi overall, and Noel Cornish for taking PHS overall.

Tony Kirby named Ocean Racer of the Year at CYCA Prizegiving

CYCA Director Tony Kirby was named the 2017 Ocean Racer of the Year this week after taking the Blue Water Pointscore championship, topping both IRC and ORCi overall divisions.

Roger Hickman OAM Memorial Trophy welcomed to the CYCA

This Friday night’s Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will feature a special prize which will be handed out for the first time. It all stems from one of the CYCA’s most legendary figures.

Balance holds strong to take the win in the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

The past weekend’s Race 8 signalled the end of a thrilling Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore, with Paul Clitheroe’s TP52, Balance, reigning supreme.

Another Short Ocean win for Fifty Two Hundred

On IRC division one, Ian Short’s TP52, Fifty Two Hundred made it three wins from four in Race 8 of the Short Ocean Pointscore at the weekend, securing them the series win with one race still to go.

Strong performers from the CYCA in the 2018 Sydney Harbour Regatta

The 2018 Sydney Harbour Regatta went out with a blast as the forecast strong southerly, contrasting with Saturday's ideal nor’ easter, meant abandoning racing on some courses, while the remainder were tested to the max.

Members Notice Board

2015 Children’s Christmas PartyREGISTRATIONS CLOSE TONIGHT


The annual CYCA Children’s Christmas Party will be celebrated once again this December with face painting, party food, games, clowns, gifts and a visit from Santa

When: Sunday 6 December

Where: Freya and Morna Rooms (CYCA)

Time: 2:30mp to 4:30pm

Cost: Free



Associates Committee Christmas Hamper


Drawn on Thursday 17 December in the Coasters Retreat at 6:30pm, the Associates Committee Hamper is up for grabs.

Now on display at CYCA Reception, first prize includes vouchers, Christmas goodies and Australian Paralympic Sailing Team gear.

Musto have donated a jacket for second prize with six bottles of Aurelia Sparkling wine donated by Robert Oatley Wines for third prize.

Tickets are on sale at reception and on Thursday evenings at the Members Badge Draw.

All proceeds go to the Australian Paralympic Sailing Team.


Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Crew Party

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It's the hottest ticket in town - but it's FREE to Rolex Sydney Hobart skippers, crews and members of the CYCA.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart crew party is back again and guaranteed to be an enormous hit with music from Jellybean Jam, dancing, a Happy Hour period in specified parts of the CYCA and $15 international food specials.

The party will run from 5pm until 11.30pm, the dress code is crew shirt and non-members and non-crew can also attend for $20 which will be collected on the night by members of the CYCA Associates.

It's a great way to meet and mingle with the crews in the fleet of the 71st Rolex Sydney to Hobart, swap stories and create new sailing mates.

Don't forget to bring your crew pass or CYCA membership card for free entry to the party. 

CLICK HERE for event flyer.


Chas from Tas Book Launch

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Finally, the book of seafaring tales we’ve all been waiting years for. Charles Blundell, AKA the legendary Chas from Tas, will be in the Rolex Village at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia to officially launch ‘The Adventures of Chas from Tas’

When: Monday 21 December

Time: 6pm

Cost: $20

RSVP: Friday 18 December

Chas will be for joined by co-author Juliet Prentice with David Kellett performing Master of Ceremonies duties for this cocktail function.

CLICK HERE to book now


71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Merchandise

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The official licensed 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race merchandise collection produced by Club sponsor’s Musto featuring polos, rugby jerseys, jackets, t-shirts and caps is now available for purchase.

The range caters for both men and women.

Items are available from the Club, or order online at the CYCA Shop with shipping available interstate or overseas - Makes the perfect Christmas gift for family and friends, or keepsakes for race fans, get in quickly as sizes are limited.


Hold Your Next Social or Corporate Function at the CYCA

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Just 10 minutes from the city's central business district, the CYCA is a world away from the realities of everyday life where you and your guests can relax in a refined nautical environment and savour innovative world-class cuisine.

If you are planning a corporate or social event, be sure to consider the CYCA as a possible venue. All CYCA members receive discounts off the room hire charge and beverages. 

Features include a clubhouse with a Boardroom and two stylish upper level function rooms and adjoining balconies that offer breathtaking views overlooking the marina, city skyline and northern harbour views.

Our resident caterers L Eat, use the finest ingredients and innovative styling to complement any occasion. Choose from a selection of dining experiences from a casual meal on the deck to cocktail parties, or a-la-carte dining (bookings for 20 or more).

The Rani Room and deck is one of Sydney's best waterfront dining locations. Located on the lower level of the Clubhouse, it is also available at times for group bookings of 20 or more.  

You can even use the online quote calculator which is the easiest way to determine an estimated cost for your next event. Please also subscribe to our newsletter to be notified of our special offers.


CYCA Members Special at L Eat

CYCA Members now receive a 10 per cent discount at the L Eat Bistro!

*Members must show their membership card on purchase.

L Eat are also seeking member feedback on the bistro - CLICK HERE to launch the online survey.

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