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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
YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY
Young Guns upset form guide at Kellett Shield

Finn Tapper, Cam Gundy, Lauren Gallaway, Emma Harrison & Eric Sparkes helmed Club Marine to victory in the 2017 Kellett Shield fleet racing regatta this past weekend, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, on what was a tricky day on Sydney Harbour.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
Race 4 Frustration as Light Winds Rule Land Rover Winter Series

Race 4 of the CYCA Land Rover Winter Series was a mixed bag for competitors in the light autumn southerly wind, with the aim of avoiding the holes of no wind across the course. Hard work didn’t always pay off during the race, but a warm and sunny Sydney Harbour made it worthwhile.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
Patrice makes perfect in Race 3 of the Land Rover Winter Series

After another tricky day on Sydney Harbour for Race 3 of CYCA’s Land Rover Winter Series, Tony Kirby showed just how fast his Ker 46 Patrice is, taking the win for the second week in a row.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
Difficult day tests patience at the CYCA Land Rover Winter Series

The strong morning westerly winds made for a crazy day on Sydney Harbour for the Race 2 of the Land Rover Winter Series. The 96 yacht fleet started in a 13-18 knot west south-westerly wind, but the volatile conditions rapidly changed, causing mayhem and congestion around the course.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
Tight at the top as The Goat claims the first win in the Land Rover Winter Series

The first pointscore race of the Land Rover Winter Series, hosted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, was greeted with sunny skies and building south, south westerly breeze. The 95 starters on the day jostled for the final placings in each division, where just seconds separated some.

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SUMMER SERIES
Summer Series Prize Giving

Around 160 guests attended the CYCA’s annual Summer Series Prize Giving on Friday 28 April. Vice Commodore Paul Billingham and Rear Commodore Noel Cornish officiated proceedings and congratulated all those that received prizes.

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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
THURSDAY
25
MAY

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
28
MAY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 5
THURSDAY
1
JUNE

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
4
JUNE

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 6
TUESDAY
6
JUNE

18:30 to 21:30

CYCA Information Night - Heavy Weather Sailing
THURSDAY
8
JUNE

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
11
JUNE

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Ladies Day Race 2
WEDNESDAY
14
JUNE

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – June
THURSDAY
15
JUNE

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
FRIDAY
16
JUNE

19:00 to 22:00

20+ Years Members Dinner
SUNDAY
18
JUNE

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 7
THURSDAY
22
JUNE

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
BADGE DRAW

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