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Onshore Edition 132 - Monday 14 August
Message from the CEO

It was a very smoke-hazy start to the week after clear, blue skies yesterday for the opening race of the CYCA Spring series, complete with sightings of a playful mother and baby dolphin joining in the race.

 

Trip down ‘construction’ memory lane

I came across this time-lapse footage on the website of the hardstand under construction this time four years ago in August 2013. It’s amazing to see how the site has ‘functionally’ changed with this multi-use facility, including its location now as the Race Village during the RSHYR.

In another four years, the whole site will look very different again with the refurbished annex and clubhouse (annex work-site August 2017).

 

RSHYR 2016 Merchandise Clearance

In preparation for the RSHYR 2017, we are clearing out all 2016 merchandise at vastly discounted rates with items listed for flat prices of $20, $50, $75 and $99.

Check out the bargains in the foyer of the club from today with Maria always very happy to assist.

 

Reminder - Quiet Little Drink (QLD) - 8 September

Full details follow below or are at this link, but a reminder that the 2017 ‘QLD’ is taking place on Friday 8 September. 

 

RSHYR 2017 Volunteers

We will soon be seeking Expressions of Interest from those volunteers wishing to assist with this year’s race across a variety of roles including identifying Members with translations skills in various languages to assist with our visiting international skippers and crew.

 

Karen Grega

Chief Executive Officer



CLUB NEWS
CLIPPER ROUND THE WORLD YACHT RACE
Wendy Tuck gears up for Rolex Sydney Hobart with Clipper Race victory

CYCA member Wendy Tuck, the Australian Skipper of Sanya Serenity Coast, has claimed a hometown victory following a photo finish to the fourth race of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race.

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ADMIRAL'S CUP 50TH
“Just like old times!” The Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta – Sydney 2017

The CYCA and its members played a major role in the creation and staging of this unique event. David Salter reports

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SOLAS BIG BOAT CHALLENGE
SOLAS Big Boat Challenge: Black Jack wins thrilling Harbour match up

Just 43 seconds separated near-sister ships Black Jack (Peter Harburg) and Wild Oats XI (the Oatley family) in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today, when the black Queensland boat, skippered by Mark Bradford, swooped across the finish line first at Fort Denison in a fresh north-easterly breeze.

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SOLAS BIG BOAT CHALLENGE
CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2017

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s SOLAS Trusts Big Boat Challenge this Tuesday promises to be a sight on Sydney Harbour, with two of the four maxis entered into the Rolex Sydney Hobart set to face off alongside other seasoned competitors.

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CYCA TROPHY SERIES
CYCA Trophy Series: Black Jack first across the line as Patrice tops IRC division 1

The sun was splitting the sky for the second and final day of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Trophy Series on Sunday, light airs providing another offshore test for the fleet of 20, many of which will race in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in a few weeks.

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CYCA TROPHY SERIES
CYCA Trophy Series Day 1 start

It was a tussle in Sydney Harbour on Saturday for Day 1 of the CYCA Trophy Series. Our thanks to Bow Caddy for sharing their wrap up of the start.

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Onshore Edition 132 - Monday 14 August

RSHYR 2017 - Official Spectator Vessels

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

Click here for more details

 

Member Badge Draw Sponsor - Yoti

YOTI are a “best of breed” independently owned yacht brokerage. Founded in March 2008, YOTI exists to provide an alternative sales platform for the yachting community.

The company has quickly built a reputation for having the best listings in Australia and specialise in pre-owned production yachts. As a cutting edge business we pair our highly experienced sales team across Australia with state of the art technology and marketing strategies. This unrivalled market positioning means YOTI enjoys consistent brand exposure with a high level of repeat business, plotting the course for growth both nationally and internationally.

YOTI currently has six office locations around Australia and two specialist divisions covering yachts around the world.

 

2017 Quiet Little Drink Cocktail Party

The concept of the Quiet Little Drink Cocktail Party is for a Spring Party, to raise money for the YSA and to congratulate those who achieved “25 Hobarts” with the last race. Their names are now on the Honour Board and on the evening, each will be presented with a specially crafted Huon Pine plaque.

There are 6 to be so honoured, with a special first to a yachtswoman, Adrienne Cahalan. Along with her are: Michael Bellingham, Bruce Clark, Brad Kellett, Peter Sheldrick and Andrew TaylorWe hope their crews and friends will come along to congratulate them.

Along with the above segment in proceedings, we are particularly pleased to present plaques to those YSA alumni who sailed in their first Hobart. They will receive a bigger plaque after another 24 starts! Lauren Gallaway, Kat Stroinovsky, Ben Robinson and Charlie Gundy

The Quiet Little Drink Club sponsored one of the first YSA Elliotts in 1993. Since then has provided thousands of dollars in crew uniforms, travel, oilies and qualifying courses. Your attendance will help us to continue this most successful support.

COST: Donation $30 per head to YSA, supper, courtesy The Breakfast Club

WHEN: Friday 8 September 2017

WHERE: Freya and Morna Rooms, CYCA

RSVP: As soon as possible

BOOK ONLINE: https://www.trybooking.com/304608

CONTACT: Tony Cable 0418 640 288 or email tonystandco@hotmail.com  (With Donald Graham and David Kellett)

 

CYCA Youth Sailing Academy

School Holiday Course – Bookings now open!

From Tuesday 3 October to Friday 6 October, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy will run a 4 day sailing course on-board the YSA Elliott 7s. These are fast, stable and fun skiff style keel boats to sail. The course is open to students aged 13-18 whose sailing experiences range from very limited to reasonably competent and are interested in keelboat sailing. Enrolment forms can be found here.

Summer Performance Squad – Apply now

The 2017 Summer Performance Squad will take place on Thursday evenings incorporating both training exercises and race experience onboard the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy’s Elliott 7s. The Squad is a fun group which focuses on building each participants keelboat skills, fleet racing tactics and starting as well as match racing, an exciting discipline to develop their sailing and team skills. The program is open to all CYCA Members and will be held from October to February. More information can be found here and online application forms can be completed here

Noakes Boat and Shipyards 7s Series – Expression of Interest open

An invitation is extended to CYCA Members and their friends to enter the Noakes Boat & Shipyards Spring 7s Series. The Spring Series will be held over 4 evenings with up to 6 high adrenaline sprint races each evening in the club’s fleet of Elliott 7's.

Dates - Spring Series

    • Tuesday 17 October 2017
    • Tuesday 24 October 2017
    • Tuesday 31 October 2017
    • Tuesday 14 November 2017

Conditions of Entry:

  • Entry fee is $720, for a team of four or five.
  • The skipper and one crew member must be current CYCA members.
  • Prior sailing experience is to be declared.
  • Preference will be given to skippers who have not yet competed in a CYCA Elliott 7 Series 
  • For an additional fee a YSA coach/graduate can be on-board in an advisory capacity.

Download the Notice of Race here. Applications for invitation to the series must be submitted to the Youth Sailing Academy by  0900hrs on Monday 2 October 2017 and can be completed online here

 

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 15th August
Bistro Specials
Roast pork knuckle with mash, jus, apple & vanilla butter & sauerkraut $45
1kg of Kinkawooka mussels cooked in a white wine, chilli & tomato broth.  Served with toasted sourdough $30
Beer battered flathead with chips, lemon & tartare $25
 
Sunday 20th August
Bistro Special
All pizzas on the menu available for $15 between 5pm and 8pm this Sunday

 

Bar staff wanted

The CYCA is seeking bar attendants to assist in the club's bar areas. Applicants must possess an RSA competency card and at least 1 years experience. Valid student visas welcome.
Excellent working conditions are part of the benefits. Successful applicants will be paid wages and allowances in accordance with the Registered & Licensed Club Award. Rosters include evening and weekend work.
Email applications to marina.gibson@cyca.com.au

 

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: events@blondcatering.com.au or phone (02) 8292 7892.

 

Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA

What’s on – Our Course Calendar

Fast track with our Sailing Program

UPCOMING EVENTS
MONDAY
18
DECEMBER

19:00 to 21:00

Commodore's Stella Artois Beer & Prawn Night
MONDAY
25
DECEMBER



Christmas at the CYCA
TUESDAY
SUNDAY

26-31
DECEMBER



Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
WEDNESDAY
10
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
MONDAY
15
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
17
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
MONDAY
22
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
24
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
FRIDAY
26
JANUARY

11:00 to 22:00

Australia Day City of Sydney Cup
MONDAY
29
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
31
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
3
FEBRUARY

10:00 to 22:00

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