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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
AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Team Beau Geste secure win fourth year in a row in IRC at 2017 Australian Yachting Championship

Team Beau Geste have secured their fourth IRC win in as many years at the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship that concluded today, Sunday 26 March. After four days of racing outside the Sydney Heads, Karl Kwok’s ‘Team Beau Geste’ took the win in Division A IRC.

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AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Short course races impact leaderboard for day three of 2017 Australian Yachting Championship

Conditions lightened off for day three of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships when the near 200 sailors ventured out of the Heads for the second last day of racing for the regatta.

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SOCIAL
CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year awards - recipients announced

Recipients of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards were announced at an official function at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this evening.

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AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Tricky conditions continue on day two of Australian Yachting Championship

Yesterday’s breeze settled overnight leaving a confused sea state and 5 to 8 knots for day two of the Australian Yachting Championship. Similar to yesterday, today’s racing consisted of a 19nm passage race to Coogee Beach and back.

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AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Thrills and spills for day one of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships

After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back.

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OCEAN POINTSCORE SERIES
Balance wins double in Lion Island Race - About Time takes Series

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance took line honours and won the Lion Island Race by nearly 13 minutes, but lost the series on countback to perpetual Ocean Pointscore winner, About Time (Julian Farren-Price) - the two crews celebrating back at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia late on Saturday.

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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
27
MARCH

17:30 to 20:00

Maker's Mark Monday Twilight Race 20
WEDNESDAY
29
MARCH

17:30 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race 22
SATURDAY
1
APRIL

12:00 to 17:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race 13 (MHYC)
SATURDAY
1
APRIL

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race 9 (MHYC)
SATURDAY
1
APRIL

18:30 to 21:30

End of Summer Party
WEDNESDAY
12
APRIL

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – April
SATURDAY
22
APRIL

09:00 to 17:00

Top Jocks Regatta
SUNDAY
23
APRIL

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Opening Ladies Day & Great Veterans Race
FRIDAY
28
APRIL

18:00 to 21:00

Summer Season Prizegiving
SUNDAY
30
APRIL

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 1
SUNDAY
7
MAY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 2
WEDNESDAY
10
MAY

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – May
BADGE DRAW

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