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Onshore Edition 101 - Monday 9 January
Club News

Australian Yachting Championship

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will be hosting the Australian Sailing, Australian Yachting Championships this year.

The 2017 Australian Yachting Championships will run from the 23 - 26 March 2017. 

The IRC fleet will face a mixture of short course and passage races to decide the 2017 national champions.

The Australian Yachting Championships is the premier national IRC racing event that showcases high quality Keelboat racing.

This year’s event will consist of four days of racing off Sydney Heads comprising of two days of windward/leeward courses and two days of passage racing.

Like previous years racing will take place across the three divisions (Division 1, 2 and 3) with the boats size and ratings determining which division they will be assigned to.

Enter the championship here!

The Notice of Race is available through this link



CLUB NEWS
SHARP AUSTRALIAN YOUTH MR CHAMPIONSHIP
Five States will battle it out for Australia’s Youth Match Racing Championship Trophy

For the second year, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will host the 2017 SHARP Australian Youth Match Racing Championship with ten teams from five States set to battle it out on Sydney Harbour to be named Australia’s top youth match racing team.

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CLUB
Vale John Messenger

It was with great sadness the Board of the CYCA recently announced the passing of John “Messo” Messenger, an active member for over 30 years, a life member and former commodore who gave his heart and soul to the club.

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CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE
Wendy Tuck claims the win in Race 1 of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

CYCA Skipper Wendy Tuck claimed line honours today into Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the longest ever opening leg of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
CYCA’s Flinders Islet race – the best of Blue Water

The superlatives were flowing freely after outstanding conditions delivered a record breaking run round Flinders Islet and back to Sydney Harbour for Race 2 of the CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore this past weekend.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore back for Race 2 with Flinders Islet

Saturday morning will see a fleet of 23 yachts line up on Sydney Harbour for the start of Race 2 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore (BWPS), the Flinders Islet Race.

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MONICA GEDDES MEMORIAL TROPHY
Privateer makes it three in the Monica Geddes Memorial Trophy race

Sunday saw Race 1 of the Short Haul Pointscore welcome a solid fleet for the Monica Geddes Memorial Trophy Race, traditionally the Summer Season opening event.

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CYCA School Holiday Course
The CYCA YSA is running the always engaging, school holiday sailing program next week! This course never disappoints, with kids learning practical sailing skills, technical sailing terms and rule applications, as well as cruising to Balmoral Beach and Watson's Bay throughout the week. A racing series is also held to consolidate all that is learnt during the course. Sailing in the Elliott 7's is a great experience, and the course is available to all skill levels, from beginners to technical sailors. Click here for more information on how to book! Don't let your kids miss out!

2017 Australia Day Regatta
The 181st Australia Day Regatta and the City of Sydney Cup to Botany Bay is again conducted on Australia Day, 26 January 2017. Entry for the Sydney Harbour event is available here, and the entry for the City of Sydney Sesquicentenary Ocean Race to Botany Bay and return, can be found via the CYCA On-line Entry under 2016-2017 Summer Series. 

2018 Sydney Noumea Race
Following a sojourn of over 20 years, the CYCA is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the Sydney Noumea Race in 2018 - and the Notice of Race is available now here
To enter online, click this link.

2017 Members Badge Draw 
The first Members Badge Draw for 2017 will be this Thursday 12 January in Coaster's Retreat. A reminder that Members must be present at the CYCA clubhouse at the time their number is drawn. The first number will be drawn at 1815, followed by 1830 and 1845 with the final number being drawn at 1900. 

Twilight Racing recommences
The Club Marine Wednesday Night Twilight Series recommences this Wednesday 11 January at the CYCA, whilst the Maker's Mark Monday Night Twilight Series will return next week, 16 January. Come down and experience the beauty that is twilight racing at the CYCA. 

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 

2017 Function Room bookings
Book your next function at the CYCA! We are now taking all enquiries for 2017 bookings for our various function rooms. Whether it be a birthday party, corporate event or Christmas party, we've got the facilities to make it enjoyable. Contact Liz at Blond Catering via email: events@blondcatering.com.au or phone (02) 8292 7892.

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
23
SEPTEMBER

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Rubber Kellaway Plate (MHYC)
MONDAY
FRIDAY

25-29
SEPTEMBER



SHARP Australian Youth Match Racing Championship
THURSDAY
28
SEPTEMBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
WEDNESDAY
4
OCTOBER

17:30 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
THURSDAY
5
OCTOBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members' Badge Draw
SATURDAY
7
OCTOBER

10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - Lion Island Race
SATURDAY
7
OCTOBER

12:00 to 18:00

Short Haul Race
SUNDAY
8
OCTOBER

14:00 to 16:00

Mumm Champagne Tasting with Kaitlyn Tremblay
MONDAY
9
OCTOBER

17:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
11
OCTOBER

17:30 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
THURSDAY
12
OCTOBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members' Badge Draw
FRIDAY
13
OCTOBER

18:30 to 23:00

Short Haul Race - Night Harbour Race
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