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Onshore Edition 93 - Monday 14 November
Message from the CEO

Parking and barking issues kick off this week’s edition of Onshore.  


Members are reminded that Rule 11 of the By-Laws forbids Members leaving a car over-night in the car park, without prior approval of the CEO. With CCTV cameras being installed shortly, ‘offenders’ will be more easily identified, to address such by-law breaches. 

With the busiest time of the year approaching, and the bump-in for the race village commencing in three weeks, we seek the co-operation of Members in complying with by-laws, which are in place for the good of all Members and the smooth operation of the club.

Paw Judgement

I am an animal lover, as many will attest to who have seen, and even heard me, interacting with their dogs when they are tied up on the walkways adjacent to the decks. Many Members’ dogs are also part of the fabric of sailing life at the CYCA and ‘sailors’ themselves.

However please remember that they must be tied up outside the club in a responsible manner and location, and be attended to quickly when they get stressed or excited and start barking.

Dogs are not allowed in the club and that includes the deck area. The rules provided by the Office of Liquor and Gaming are very clear and not open to debate:

Dogs in outdoor dining areas
A dog, except a restricted or declared dangerous or menacing dog, is allowed in the outdoor dining area of a cafe or restaurant with the cafe or restaurant owner's consent. Certain restrictions apply:

  • The outdoor dining area must not be enclosed and must be accessible without the requirement to pass through an enclosed area
  • The dog must be on a leash at all times
  • The dog may be provided with drink, but not food
  • The dog must be on the ground at all times

 These restrictions do not apply in leash-free areas where:

  • The dog does not have to be on a leash
  • The dog may be given food, as well as drink, while it is on the ground (but not using any apparatus provided for the consumption of food by humans)
  • The dog may sit on a person's lap (but may not sit on any table or chairs or make contact with other apparatus provided for the consumption of food by humans).

As with parking responsibly, we seek your co-operation in managing your dog responsibly.


Rotary Regatta

A fleet of 47 boats participated in the Rotary Regatta last Friday with plenty of activity around the club prior to the race start at 3pm, not to mention the return of the crews for the presentation in the early evening.

Port Hacking Race

Congratulations to Julian Farren-Price and his crew on About Time who made it two in a row when they won the Port Hacking Race on Saturday afternoon, subsequent to winning Race 2 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Ocean Point Score (OPS) last month.

Full race results and provisional Ocean Point Score standings:

Extreme Sailing Talk’n Tour

Don’t forget to book for the Information night and tour of Land Rover BAR GC32 (Pictured) on 6 December. Click here for more information.

Discounted Member Offer for the Series

A reminder that CYCA Members can purchase Silver Tickets to this year’s event at $250, a saving of $25 on the advertised rate in the MatchPoint Brochure. The package includes access and catering/drinks throughout the day at Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron. All other ticket prices will remain the same. To book for this event, Click Here.


Chief Executive Officer

Leveling the playing field

With the Blue Water Pointscore Series finished for 2017, it’s time to level the playing field and see who can be crowned the ‘Champion of Champions’ when the boats are equal.

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.

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”.

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.

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.

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.

Club News

The CYCA's new Summer Performance Squad (SPS)
The Summer Performance Squad is a new program developed off the previous women's squad. The program kicked off last Thursday evening and will continue each Thursday evening incorporating both training exercises and racing. 

The CYCA has been successful in producing many competitive match racing sailors and is now providing this opportunity sailors above the youth age in an attempt to grow the discipline of match racing. The Summer Performance Squad is a fun group which focuses on match racing, an exciting discipline to develop their sailing and team skills.

The program will run from November to February 2017 and is open to all sailors who wish to get involved in this exciting discipline. More information can be found here and you can sign up here. Places are still available so sign up today!

CYCA Information Night - Australian Hydrographic Service
On Tuesday 22 November at 6:30pm, the CYCA Cruising Committee welcomes Mike Prince, Director from the Australian Hydrographic Service.
Mike will be presenting information relating to the work of the Hydrographers Office and the production of electronic and paper charts for navigational purposes.

Free to attend. Click Here to book.

New Sailor Sunscreen available for purchase
We are now selling the new Sailor Sunscreen at Reception, which is SPF 50+, 4 hours water resistant, non-greasy and made in Australia with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. 250mL Bottles are available at Reception for purchase at $19.95.

Extreme Sailing Series Information Night
Exclusive CYCA Members and YSA sailors Extreme Sailing Information Night is on Tuesday, 6 December from 5.30pm. The Land Rover BAR GC32 will be on display in the pond at the CYCA for Members and YSA sailors to check out as part of a Q&A panel discussion evening with the skipper of the boat and hosted by our own Olympic London Silver medal winner and YSA graduate, Olivia Price. Click Here to book your attendance at the talk and the tour.

New On-Line Shop
The CYCA is pleased to announce an update to the on-line shop with new operating system Shopify, and launch of the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race event range. Be among the first to check out the new look shop and purchase items. Merchandise is supplied by Club sponsors Musto.
Click here to view it.

Double Bay Probus Club
The Double Bay Probus Club meets upstairs in the CYCA at 10:00am every third Monday of the month. Probus clubs generally cater to the interests of retired men and women from business and professional backgrounds.

On 18 November Conductor Brett Weymark will be presenting a session on “The Choral Experience”. He is an internationally renowned Australian conductor of the Philharmonia Choir which regularly performs with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra and other orchestras. They regularly travel overseas and have performed with Simon Rattle (the British-born conductor of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra) and at the London Proms. Recently the choir performed with the SSO in Mahler’s Second Symphony, which was generally recognised as “sublime”. The Club encourages visitors and prospective members to come along and listen to an interesting address about the challenges of leading an elite choir. The address will also be accompanied by some wonderful music. Lunch follows at 12:00pm at the Bistro.

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Spectator Vessel now available to book!
Book your ticket to avoid disappoint to the official CYCA Spectator Vessel for the 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race today. Click here to view all the details including how to book.

Spirit of Cruising Newcastle Cruise January 2017
The CYCA Cruising Committee invites all CYCA Members to a proposed Rendezvous Cruise to Newcastle and back in January 2017. The cruise would overnight in Pittwater and Newcastle, as well as an alternative of Lake Macquarie. For further information on the cruise, click here.


Upcoming Events
Join us on Tuesday evenings for a new addition to the Specials Menu:
1kg of Kinkawooka mussels cooked in white wine, chilli, garlic and tomato served with chips - $28

New Menu!
We have a new bistro menu starting on Wednesday, including dishes such as:

Burrata with toasted sourdough, pumpkin floss & pine nuts - $18
Classic Cheeseburger - $16
Beef Nachos - $19
Grilled Tasmanian salmon - $27

Christmas Day
Bookings are now open for Christmas Day.

Enjoy a delicious buffet lunch including traditional Christmas dishes and market fresh seafood.

  • $140 per adult
  • $50 per child 5-10 years

Members discount of 10% available. To check out the menu click here.
Please call or email Liz on 8292 7892 or to make your booking for Christmas Day.

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Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA


  • Internationally recognized RYA Yacht Training to Yachtmaster qualification
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
  • For beginners, the National Discover Sailing Keelboat Program.
  • Marine Radio Licence
    • VHF/DSC only (New) SRCOP
    • World Sailing Safety and Sea Survival and update courses

Members receive $100 discount for courses listed here.


12:00 to 16:00

Opening Ladies Day (Jill McLay Trophy) - Ladies Race 1

19:00 to 21:00

Trivia - 25th April

11:00 to 16:00

Females in Sailing Lunch

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 1

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 2

Trivia - 9th May

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 3

18:30 to 20:30

Mumm Champagne Tasting

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 4

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 5

12:00 to 16:00

Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 6

YSA Inter Club Regatta
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