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Onshore Edition 100 - Wednesday 4 January
Message from the CEO

Firstly, belated Happy New Year to all Members.

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is over for another year with records smashed, personal milestones achieved, over 1 million Facebook views and the most extensive live, international coverage of the race ever.  

A full list of all winners from the 1 January Prize Giving ceremony is available on the race website.

It really is a boat race with so many human interest stories - David and Goliath-style boats on the same sporting stage, families sailing together for the first time, people returning for a second attempt after retiring deflated in 2015, and sailors dedicating the race to loved ones lost since last year’s race. Many stories go unreported and are simply shared in quiet moments when you greet the boats which the Commodore, Vice-Commodore and I tried to do as each boat docked.   

One story I particularly liked took place on New Year’s Eve after all were ‘home’ safely.

Despite political and cultural differences, Chinese, South Korean, Taiwanese and Japanese sailors, families and friends gathered in darkness on ARK323 with a guitar (and a broken boom) and found songs all could sing along to - a testimony to how sport is a great leveller. 

The Club has made many new international friendships with this year’s race and we look forward to increased participation in the years to come, from South-East Asia in particular.

Club refurbishment

Next up on the agenda is the club refurbishment.

We hope to commence work on the annex in April to have the administration staff relocated and settled in time for the 2017 RSHYR when the Clippers will once again be joining us.

Farewells

Next week, Friday 13 will see Jessica Barr, our Marina Administrator, leaving us to return to the Navy. I’ve received nothing but positive comments about Jess and she will be missed. Her capable replacement Max Leonard (who I’m sure is tired of hearing about the big shoes he must fill) who joined us from Hamilton Island. Max has had the benefit of shadowing Jess over the past month which as you all know is a challenging one on the Marina.

We all wish Jess the very best in her new role and will continue to see her around the club as a sailor during the twilight series which is great news. Please welcome Max, especially when he flies solo from 14 January.

Also, Duty Supervisor Jack Lehel, is leaving the Club on January 15, with Liam Kentwell stepping up into the role. 

Volunteers ‘Thank You’ function

On Tuesday 31 January, from 6:30pm-8pm, is the annual Volunteers and staff ‘Thank You’ function in the Freya Room. Invitations will be sent out to those volunteers and staff in due course. 

In closing

I’m taking some R&R myself over the next couple of weeks, so before I go I would like to thank the Commodore, the Board, staff, contractors, sponsors and volunteers for getting me through my first RSHYR. Together we produced a world class event that all of us can be proud of! 

KAREN GREGA

Chief Executive Officer



CLUB NEWS
LAND ROVER SYDNEY GOLD COAST YACHT RACE
Live drone video coverage of the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race this weekend

The CYCA will be live streaming the start of the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race for friends, families and sailing enthusiasts around the world to watch with drone video and live commentary adding a new dimension to one of Australia's biggest offshore races.

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CAPTAIN JOHN PIPER REGATTA
Clean sweep for CYCA at the Captain John Piper Regatta

Each year, the Youth Sailing Academy runs two match racing events over the winter period to help train and build regatta experience for youth sailors before the youth match racing circuit begins in August.

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YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY
CYCA Youth Sailing Academy place 4th at the Governor's Cup with Youth Match Racing worlds next

CYCA YSA squad members Harry Price, Angus Williams and Cameron Seagreen have finished fourth in the 51st Governor's Cup over in Newport Beach, California after a big week of competition.

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AGM
Board re-elected at AGM

At the AGM on 18 July the office-bearers of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia were re-elected unopposed to serve for 2017-2018. Similarly the four directors from the 2016-2017 Board were also re-elected.

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YOUTH
Belcher & CYCA's Ryan take historic victory at 470 World Championship

Australia’s champion 470 men’s team, Mat Belcher & CYCA member Will Ryan, sailed into history this month winning the 2017 470 World Championships in Thessaloniki, Greece.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
Ladies Day Race 3 brings another superb Land Rover Winter Series to a close

Light winds meant high stakes in the final Ladies Day, and the final race, of the 2017 Land Rover Winter Series. The conditions ensured every move was amplified and saw wise tactics as crucial in delivering final places on the day, and also as part of the overall series.

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Club News

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 

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
SATURDAY
29
JULY

13:00 to 23:00

Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race
TUESDAY
1
AUGUST

18:30 to 20:30

Spirit Of Cruising
THURSDAY
3
AUGUST

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

5-6
AUGUST



Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Regatta
WEDNESDAY
9
AUGUST

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – August
THURSDAY
10
AUGUST

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
13
AUGUST

14:00 to 16:30

CYCA Spring Series Race 1
THURSDAY
17
AUGUST

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
FRIDAY
18
AUGUST

19:00 to 21:30

YSA Presentation Dinner
SUNDAY
20
AUGUST

14:00 to 16:30

CYCA Spring Series Race 2
THURSDAY
24
AUGUST

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
27
AUGUST

14:00 to 16:30

CYCA Spring Series Race 3
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