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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
MOUNT GAY OCEAN POINTSCORE
Ocean Pointscore Race 3 - Port Hacking

The rain didn’t stop the fun being had in Race 3 of the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore Series. The 20 knot north-westerly breeze provided a thrilling downwind run to Port Hacking, before the 14 boat fleet made their way back upwind towards Sydney Harbour.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
Blue Water Race 4: GO overall winner as Black Jack takes line honours

Just months after purchasing the boat, Zoe Taylor’s Cookson 12, G.O., took the win in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Pointscore – the Cabbage Tree Island Race - topping IRC, ORCI and PHS divisions.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
100-footer face off: Blue Water Pointscore continues with Race 4 – Cabbage Tree Island

A substantial fleet of 36 will battle it out in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore - the Cabbage Tree Island Race - on Friday night, with a mouth-watering clash between Wild Oats XI and Black Jack set to be the main event.

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SHORT HAUL POINTSCORE SERIES
Short Haul Pointscore fleet in Pittwater return

The past weekend saw more CYCA on-water competition with Races 5 and 6 of the Short Haul Pointscore Series.

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SHORT OCEAN POINTSCORE
Nine Dragons takes Race 3 of the Short Ocean Pointscore

It was a DK46 first and second in Race 3 of the Short Ocean Pointscore on Saturday, Bob Cox’s Nine Dragons taking the win and Andrew and Pauline Dalley’s Khaleesi second in Division 1, where just four points separate second to sixth in the overall standings.

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MOUNT GAY OCEAN POINTSCORE
Sensational Sydney on show for Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore Race 2

A fleet of 17 took to the water for Saturday morning’s Botany Bay Race, the second of the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore, with the TP52 skippered by Ian Short, Fifty Two Hundred, securing the win in comfortable conditions.

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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
WEDNESDAY
22
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
25
NOVEMBER

10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - SSORC Day 1


27 NOVEMBER-
1 DECEMBER




Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship
MONDAY
27
NOVEMBER

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
29
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
2
DECEMBER

10:00 to 23:59

BWPS - Bird Island Race
SATURDAY
2
DECEMBER

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - David Burke Memorial
SUNDAY
3
DECEMBER

14:00 to 16:00

Children's Christmas Party
MONDAY
4
DECEMBER

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
TUESDAY
5
DECEMBER

18:30 to 22:00

Spirit of Cruising Christmas Dinner 2017
WEDNESDAY
6
DECEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
FRIDAY
8
DECEMBER

12:00 to 14:30

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Corporate Luncheon
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