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Onshore Volume 48 - Tuesday 15 December, 2015
Mumm’s The Word High Tea

Iconic French Champagne House Mumm is presenting a delightful high tea by the harbourside at the Sydney Race Village.

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CLUB NEWS
GENERAL NEWS
Great results at Sail Port Stephens

Over the weekend and during the course of last week many of the club members headed north to make the most of the unusually warm weather at the annual Sail Port Stephens Regatta.

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GENERAL NEWS
Great Veterans Race Re-vamped for 2018

As the 75th anniversary of the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race approaches, the local offshore community, in conjunction with the organising authority, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, have come together to reinvigorate the annual “Great Veterans Race”.

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GENERAL NEWS
New Caledonia Groupama Race: a different kind of South Pacific adventure

Entries for the long-awaited New Caledonia Groupama Race close April 17 and a cross-section of monohulls and multihull owners have signed-up for a very different kind of South Pacific adventure.

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GENERAL NEWS
Ichi Ban and CYCA boats take multiple prizes at Brisbane to Gladstone with Black Jack smashing the record

The QantasLink 70th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race, organised by the Queensland Cruising Yacht Club, was one to remember for many reasons other than just the historic landmark it reached.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
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.

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CYCA OCEAN RACER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
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.

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Members Noticeboard

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge – Spectator Information

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Some of the biggest and fastest yachts in the world will be racing around Sydney Harbour from 12.30pm tomorrow in the SOLAS Big Boat Challenge. If you’re coming out to join the spectator fleet, keep well clear of the racing yachts, be mindful of speed (stay under 0.5knots) and watch for wash from your own and other vessels and have a great day.

CLICK HERE for more information

 

Commodore's Prawn and Beer Night

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Associates Committee Christmas Hamper

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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.

 

SYDNEY-HOBART FOOD & WINE FAIR

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SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY 19DECEMBER & SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER 10AM to 4PM

Featuring growers, distillers, wine makers and boutique food vendors from Sydney and surrounds through to Hobart. The gourmet food and wine offerings will be further enhanced by music and entertainment, all set against the stunning backdrop of Sydney Harbour.

CLICK HERE for more information

 

Rolex Sydney Hobart Race Crew Party

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SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY 19 DECEMBER

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.

 

CYCA Women in Sailing

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SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY 20 DECEMBER

To celebrate the large contingent of females who sail at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia the Members Services are hosting CYCA Women in Sailing Q&A in the Sydney Race Village.

CYCA Member and Clipper Skipper, Wendy Tuck will be in attendance alongside Victoria Sipajilo who competed in the first all-female Sydney Hobart crew on Barbarian and CYCA Youth Sailing Academy representative who is competing in her second Hobart, Emma May.

This will be a free Q and A event for everyone to attend.

More information CLICK HERE

 

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 (Beverage on arrival and finger food)

RSVP: Friday 18 December

Chas will be for joined by co-author Juliet Prentice He will be joined by co-author Juliet Prentice and Robin Knox-Johnston who wrote a foreword for the book with David Kellett performing Master of Ceremonies duties for this cocktail function.

CLICK HERE to book now

 

MUMM’S THE WORD HIGH TEA

Race Village High Tea

SAVE THE DATE: TUESDAY 22 DECEMBER 2PM to 4PM

Amidst the Christmas rush you are cordially invited to slow the pace a little at Sydney’s newest, most idyllic harbour side pop-up space, Sydney Race Village, at the CYCA.

The iconic French Champagne House Mumm have partnered with Blond Catering, 2015 National Caterer of the Year, to prepare a delightful High Tea served to the captivating backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline and CYCA marina, host to sailing’s toughest competitors awaiting their start in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race.

So put down the gift-wrap, switch your phone to voicemail and gather your friends to join in the most civilised of traditions – High Tea awaits.

COST: $85 (Includes a glass of Mumm French Champagne on arrival and a traditional high tea)
Places are limited: CLICK HERE to book

CLICK HERE for more information

 

SUNDOWNER BAR

Race Village Champagne Drinking

SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY 21 DECEMBER and WEDNESDAY 23 DECEMBER 5PM to 10PM

The city heats up as the sun goes down this December at Sydney’s hottest new waterfront pop-up bar where hip meets fabulous. The CYCA opens its doors to the Sydney Race Village and its stunning Sundowner Bar.

Partnered with the acclaimed winner, Best Caterer Sydney 2015, Blond Catering, Sundowner Bar serves sexy cocktails and luscious bites under the open-air night skies on the water’s edge. While our DJ spins cool tunes, enjoy sailboats and sunsets against the captivating backdrop of Sydney Harbour and her beautiful city skyline.

COST: $65 (Includes a wine or beer on arrival and choice of one substantial food)
Places are limited: CLICK HERE to book

CLICK HERE for more information

 

RACE DAY BRUNCH

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SAVE THE DATE: SATURDAY 26 DECEMBER 10AM to 2PM

Boxing Day. The wait is over. Santa has come and gone. And the countdown to the start of the Rolex Sydney Harbour Yacht Race is only hours away.

Join yachting enthusiasts, the rich and the famous, the curious and international media at Sydney Race Village, where you will have the box seat to the calm before the storm.

Iconic French Champagne House Mumm have partnered with the acclaimed winner, Best Caterer Sydney 2015, Blond Catering, to prepare a delicious grazing brunch served to the captivating backdrop of Sydney Harbour, the city skyline and the CYCA marina hosting sailing’s toughest competitors waiting for their start in the Rolex Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race.

There is no better place to share in the excitement of the race than Sydney Race Village where all of the action of day one will be broadcast on the big screen.

COST: $90(Includes a wine or beer on arrival and buffet lunch)

Places are limited: CLICK HERE to book

CLICK HERE for more information

 

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 the Sydney and Hobart Race Villages, 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.

 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS
SATURDAY
21
APRIL



Top Jocks Presentation
SUNDAY
22
APRIL

12:00 to 16:00

Opening Ladies Day (Jill McLay Trophy) - Ladies Race 1
WEDNESDAY
25
APRIL

19:00 to 21:00

Trivia - 25th April
SATURDAY
28
APRIL

11:00 to 16:00

Females in Sailing Lunch
SUNDAY
29
APRIL

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 1
SUNDAY
6
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 2
WEDNESDAY
9
MAY



Trivia - 9th May
SUNDAY
13
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 3
FRIDAY
18
MAY

18:30 to 20:30

Mumm Champagne Tasting
SUNDAY
20
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 4
SUNDAY
27
MAY

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 5
SUNDAY
3
JUNE

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 6
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