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Onshore Edition 99 - Wednesday 28 December
Message from the CEO

Postcard from Hobart

The 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, my first in a year of firsts, was a breathtaking and somewhat emotional experience both at the beginning and end. I can’t remember when I last pulled an all-nighter, getting to bed at 5.30am this morning, saturated with the early morning downpour and with the odd spray of Mumm champagne.

Motoring alongside Perpetual Loyal as she made her way to  the awaiting crowd dockside at 2.30am, and then to see a beaming Brad Kellett accept his Line Honours medal whilst notching up 25 races (pictured), gave the 2016 RSHYR a very personal face for me. This is an amazing experience which I will never take for granted or forget in a hurry.

From a Club perspective, we made history this year with live coverage of the race start in Mainland China for the first time ever through the online network of Le Sport, in addition to Fox Asia taking the race start live. In fact over 196 countries viewed the race start and yacht tracker, with live streaming access for our international audiences this year.

Whilst this week’s edition of Onshore is a short one, my last few words are those of thanks to the volunteers, Club committees, event sponsors, a diverse range of contractors, my CYCA staff and the Board under the helm of Commodore John Markos.

The support of a sponsor like Rolex is also greatly appreciated. They add class and further enhance the credibility of our iconic race.

Whilst being mindful of the dangers in singling out individuals at a time like this, a very special acknowledgement must go to our CYCA Operations Manager, Michael Neumann, who was also the Production Manager of both the Sydney and Hobart Race Villages this year. Michael did an amazing job in making both of these villages come together. This was a challenging and often stressful process, but the end result has achieved many compliments for the Club in both Sydney and Hobart.

So, I’m signing off from a very wet and gloomy-looking Hobart, but we have welcomes ahead for many more boats…once the wind finally picks up and they stop going backwards! 

KAREN GREGA

Chief Executive Officer

CLUB NEWS
GRANT THORNTON SHORT HAUL POINTSCORE SERIES
Grant Thornton Short Haul Pointscore - Sydney to Pittwater and return race

Twelve yachts took off from Sydney Harbour on Saturday for the Grant Thornton Short Haul Pointscore race ten from Sydney to Pittwater. A beautiful 12 to 15 knot southerly breeze sent the fleet out past Sydney Heads, where they then poled out for the run north to Pittwater on Sydney’s northern beaches.

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OCEAN POINTSCORE SERIES
Balance cleans up in Sydney Newcastle Race

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance has almost replicated her clean sweep of last year’s Sydney Newcastle race, taking line honours and winning IRC, ORCi and PHS overall, only missing breaking the record she set last year in the Ocean Pointscore Series conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

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YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY
Grimes starts off strong at the NESPRESSO Youth International Regatta

Day one of the NESPRESSO Youth International Match Race Cup saw lead changes, wind shifts and the unwelcome rain! The regatta hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) got off to a late start with the teams left on dry land for the morning. Until the wind filled in at 1130, and all 13 teams docked out to start the days’ racing.

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CLUB MARINE WEDNESDAY TWILIGHT SERIES
Club Marine Wednesday Twilight - Race 17 a beautiful evening for all

In one of the biggest fleets of the season, 64 boats competed in last night’s Club Marine Wednesday Twilight in Race 17 of the series. The four divisions (A, B, C and D), set off in a glorious 15 knot north easterly breeze that held in for the duration of the race, allowing the yachts to finish the full course for the evening.

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CYCA SOLAS TRUSTS
CYCA SOLAS Trusts Board Members

At the CYCA SOLAS Trusts Fundraising Dinner in October 2016, Matt Allen regrettably announced his resignation as Chairman, but welcomed appointment of David Kellett in the role. Matt now joins the Board for the CYCA SOLAS Trusts, along with some other changes.

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CRUISING EVENT
CYCA S2H17 Spirit of Cruising Dinner at the Shippies

Denis Doyle and Lynne Smith from CYCA Cruising Committee, along with Shaaron Walsh, hosted a lively evening at the traditional venue of The Shipwright Arms, Battery Point, Hobart.

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Club News

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Line Honours Update
Perpetual LOYAL has taken Line Honours in thrilling style, smashing the race record set by Wild Oats XI by almost five hours! Giacomo came in second, with Scallywag less than two minutes behind them. This is the first time in the race's history that more than one yacht has broken the record in a race.  

LIVE Stream of RSHYR Trophy PresentationFrom 10am, the Trophy Presentation for this year's race will be LIVE on the big screen in the Sydney Race Village.

72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Merchandise
For those who are wanting a keepsake from this year’s record breaking race, please see reception to purchase merchandise. Items still available include rugbys, long sleeve evolution polos, fleeces, towels and belts.
Also available for purchase online. Click here to view. 

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.

Spirit of Cruising Dinner
All yachts Cruising to Tasmania for the Wooden Boat Festival and RYCT Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation, are invited to Rendezvous for a Dinner to celebrate Cruising at the Shipwrights Arms in Historic Battery Point, Hobart on February 9, 2017. Route planning, Communications, Weather routing and use of publications, like Rob’s Passage Planner and Tasmanian Cruising Guides, will be discussed. There are no formal requirements but all those with a well found yacht, a high level of safety and a Spirit of Cruising are invited. Stay in touch on the CYCA Cruising page on skipr.net or contact Denis Doyle sextant9412@bigpond.com 

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.

BLOND CATERING

Upcoming Events

New Years Eve Degustation Dinner @ CYCA
Our Chefs have created a sumptuous 6 course degustation for the evening, complete with a glass of Mumm Cordon Rouge on arrival, for $140 per person.
You’ll be able to watch the fireworks high over the city and harbour as well as up close on the Club’s giant screen.

Bookings are essential. Please contact the Events Office on 8292 7892 to make your booking.

B Catering 720X480

Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA

Deliver:

  • Modern navigation courses, includes pilotage, weather, tides and time zones,
  • 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/ HF/DSC  LRCOP
    • World Sailing Safety and Sea Survival and update courses

Members receive a discount for courses listed here.

Take a look at What's on for Summer Sailing qualifications here!

UPCOMING EVENTS
WEDNESDAY
22
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 21:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race 17
THURSDAY
23
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
FRIDAY
24
FEBRUARY

09:00 to 19:00

Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAA) Regatta
SATURDAY
25
FEBRUARY

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race 11
SATURDAY
25
FEBRUARY

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race 7
MONDAY
27
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 21:00

Maker's Mark Monday Twilight Race 16
WEDNESDAY
1
MARCH

18:00 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race 18
THURSDAY
2
MARCH

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

4-5
MARCH



Sydney Harbour Regatta
MONDAY
6
MARCH

18:30 to 21:00

Maker's Mark Monday Twilight Race 17
WEDNESDAY
8
MARCH

18:00 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race 19
THURSDAY
9
MARCH

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
BADGE DRAW

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