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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
CYCA WINTER SERIES
Return of CYCA Winter Series: Entries open 2 March

The 2018 CYCA Winter Series is fast approaching with entries open from Friday, 2 March. The 2018 CYCA Winter Series will include ten pointscore races which are book-ended by the opening and closing Ladies day non-pointscore races.

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MOUNT GAY OCEAN POINTSCORE
Three in a row for Balance in the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

A fleet of 22 were entered for Race 7 of the CYCA’s Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore, the Sydney Newcastle Yacht Race, on Saturday morning with Paul Clitheroe’s TP 52, Balance, making it three wins in a row.

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YOUTH SAILING ACADEMY
Back to back podium finishes for YSA's Tapper in New Zealand

The CYCA's Youth Sailing Academy's Finn Tapper led two crews to third place at two consecutive events in New Zealand over the past week, securing the podium finishes in Auckland and Wellington.

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SHORT OCEAN POINTSCORE SERIES
Khaleesi tops Short Ocean Pointscore Race 6

Light conditions greeted the Short Ocean Pointscore fleet on as they set sail from Sydney Harbour at noon on Saturday for Race 6 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s event.

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CYCA OCEAN RACER OF THE YEAR AWARDS
Nominations now open for the 2018 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

The CYCA's awards night is one of the biggest events on Australia's sailing calendar given the prestige associated with the club's racing. Now's the time to nominate the competitors who you think have performed best across last year's CYCA racing and book your place at the evening itself.

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HARDY CUP
CYCA on the podium as Clare Costanzo takes landmark Hardy Cup win

For the first time since its inauguration in 2001, a female led all-women crew brilliantly captured the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s longstanding Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta trophy at the end of four days of intense competition on Sydney Harbour with the CYCA team taking third.

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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
MONDAY
26
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
MONDAY
26
FEBRUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
28
FEBRUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
MONDAY
5
MARCH

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
7
MARCH

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
10
MARCH

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Short Ocean Race (MHYC)
MONDAY
12
MARCH

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
14
MARCH

17:30 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
17
MARCH

10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - Lion Island Race
MONDAY
19
MARCH

17:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
21
MARCH

17:30 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
24
MARCH

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Milson Memorial Cup (RSYS)
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