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Onshore Edition 128 - Monday 17 July
Message from the CEO



Bookings close this Wednesday, 19 July for the Winter Series Prize Giving - so click here to get in quick 

The 2017 Winter Prize Giving is adopting a new format to make it more of a fun night with a photo booth and DJ, whilst still acknowledging prize winners at the start of the night in a manner befitting their efforts over the Land Rover Winter Series.

In addition to serving substantial canapes and free drinks until 9.30pm, you can also pre-book a table through Blond Catering in the Rani Room on 8292 7892 for a sit down dinner (not included in your $65 ticket) from 8.30pm after the prize giving. 



Live Broadcast

You will be able to watch the start of the 2017 race, LIVE, in the CYCA and on Facebook.  Further information about this exciting initiative will be announced in the next week.

Win the ultimate race day experience and merchandise

To celebrate the 2017 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race, our race sponsor Land Rover is giving one lucky winner the chance to win the ultimate Race Day experience on 29 July. This includes a double pass to the VIP start boat, where you’ll get front row seats to the action as the yachts set sail.

You’ll also receive two exclusive gift packs with selected Land Rover and Cruising Yacht Club of Australia merchandise.

To enter, simply click here and explain in 25 words or less what you would name your dream yacht, and where you would take it on an above and beyond adventure.

Should you have any issues with the link - please email your 25 words to with the subject, My Dream Yacht.

Viewing the race on COAST - Book Now 

There is no better view in Sydney than on the top deck of COAST.  We will get you right there to see the crews work these top race boats out through the majestic Sydney Heads with NO EXCLUSION ZONES which means some very close viewing.

Come and rub shoulders with some of Australia's top yachtsmen and listen to our expert-aboard commentary by some of Sydney's top international yachtsmen.





INCLUSIVE OF:- Chef Canapés, Slider of Beef with caramelised onion and relish, Beef and vegetarian Gourmet Pies, Salt and Pepper Squid, Crispy Asian Vegetarian Spring Rolls


CYCA welcomes new sponsor PONANT

Last Friday, coincidentally Bastille Day, the CYCA was delighted to welcome aboard a new sponsor in PONANT! Learn more about the French luxury expedition cruise line here

PONANT is the naming rights sponsor for the PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race in 2018. To date we have 14 boats entered in this race. Read more here


RSHYR 2017

As of today we have 27 boats entered with seven international entrants from USA (2), France, Italy, Hong Kong (2) and China.


2017 AGM

A reminder that if you are attending tomorrow night’s AGM the Bistro will remain open later for those wishing to have dinner at the conclusion of the meeting. Please book on 82 927892.


Karen Grega 

Chief Executive Officer

RSHYR 2017 - Official Spectator Vessels

Bookings are now being taken for the 73rd edition of the race.

Click here for more details


CYCA Trivia Night – August

The next Trivia Night is on Wednesday 9 August from 7:00pm.  

An experienced trivia master has been arranged and there will be general knowledge questions with a few sailing trivia questions as well. This event is free to attend - so organise a group of your friends or crewmembers, or just come along and join in the fun. 

Menu specials will be available for purchase from the Bistro from Blond Catering.

Please note that table bookings are limited to 10 people.

Please click here to register.


SPIRIT OF CRUISING - Tuesday 1 August 2017

CYCA Rani Room — 6.30pm

Guest Speakers; Evan Hodge and Kelly Clark of Nashira, a Bavaria Ocean 40, share their passion, preparation and anxiety as they prepared for their first cruising adventure to Tasmania.

Very new to yachting Evan, who had experience sailing dinghies and skiffs as a young boy, faced new challenges sailing as an 'above knee' amputee and Kelly having never sailed, embarked on a 6 day sailing course which ultimately changed the trajectory of their lives. They bought Nashira 3 months later.

Two and a half years after buying the boat they headed off on a 10 week adventure to Tasmania, crossing Bass Strait, sailing down the East Coast, then down and around to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour.

They will share stories and photos of their trip including the preparation around safety, communications, victualing, route and weather planning and the anxiety of the unknown.

$30.00 for Spirit of Cruising dinner and meeting in the Rani Room.

Bookings close – Monday 31 July, 12:00pm

Click Here to book


Rolex Sydney Hobart 2016 Merchandise Reduced

All remaining items from the 72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race range have been reduced.

Merchandise includes; rugbys, knits, polos, t-shirts and caps.

Stock reduced by 30%.  No further discounts apply.

For purchase at CYCA reception and also available through the CYCA Online Shop.  To receive the discount enter– ‘RSHYR16’ at the discount code box and click ‘Apply’ at checkout.



Surreal Jewellery and Nots by Heckmann

CYCA members can purchase Nots by Heckmann bracelets through the Surreal Jewellery online shop. A percentage of bracelet sales will go towards the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy. The promotion code for the CYCA is - CYCA2017

Members will need to include this code at the ‘Apply Coupon’ section on the web page of their cart in order for the sale to be tracked.


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Blond Catering

Reduced Menu 

Please note that from Monday to Friday between 3pm – 5pm we will be offering our reduced menu for Winter including fries, wedges and soup of the day

We will also have an increased selection of cakes and healthy snacks available to have with your coffee or tea

The full breakfast/lunch & dinner menu will be available outside of these times

Available Monday to Friday

Soup & Toastie Special – Soup of the day with half a toasted sandwich and a sweet treat $15

Tuesday 18 July

1kg of Kinkawooka mussels cooked in a white wine, garlic and cream sauce. Served with toasted sourdough $30

Penne with pork & fennel meatballs in a tomato sauce with parmesan $15

Thursday 20th July

Available from the Bistro

Smoked brisket sandwich with slaw & house bbq sauce $15

Grain fed Jack’s Creek brisket.  Smoked on the deck for 14 hours over hickory wood.

Smoked beef shortrib with fries & slaw $35

Grain fed Jack’s Creek brisket.  Smoked on the deck for 12 hours over hickory wood.

Sunday 23 July

Bistro Special

All pizzas on the menu available for $15 between 5pm and 8pm this Sunday


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.

For function information, contact Anna at Blond Catering via email: or phone (02) 8292 7892.


Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA

Marine Radio Licence Course July 22.

What’s on – Our Course Calendar

Fast track with our Sailing Program

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