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Mr Beak's Ribs - SOPS Div 1 winner

Spoils to the victor and the vanquished

The victor (Zephyr) and the vanquished (Mr Beak’s Ribs) from last Saturday’s opening race of the Short Ocean Point Score both scored wins in today’s second race of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia series. ...

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  • 29 Sep 2007 18:40:00
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SEPTEMBER 2007

The life and times of Peter Luke 1915–2007 by David Colfelt

Peter became the chief recruiting officer for the fledgling club. With his good looks and easy-going friendly manner, he would sail Wayfarer around the harbour or Pittwater until he spotted a likely candidate....

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  • 28 Sep 2007 14:29:00
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Fast and furious first day at Australian Open Match Racing Championships

The two CYCA teams, skippered by Walker and Tom Barker, took a little time to settle into their new crew combinations. In the unforgiving breeze, which saw at least one spectacular broach, and short, steep chop on Port Phillip Bay, strong crew work became essential....

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  • 28 Sep 2007 08:01:00
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Major CYCA SOLAS raffle prize winner collects his spoils

Bob Mander from Church Point recently won the major CYCA SOLAS raffle prize, a trip for two on the CYCA Bonifacio Yacht Rally to be conducted in Sardinia and Corsica in September 2008....

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  • 26 Sep 2007 11:51:00
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2007 Bonifacio Yacht Rally finishes in brilliant conditions

In Sardinia opulence is commonplace and someone jokingly estimated that the GDP of the boat owners in the Yacht Club Rotondo, venue for the final night function of the rally, was probably greater than Australia and maybe that's not too far from the truth!...

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  • 26 Sep 2007 11:47:00
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CYCA in touch with the world's best at Australian Women's Match Racing Championship

The CYCA's Amanda Scrivenor finished third in the Australian Women's Match Racing Championship which wrapped up on Port Phillip Bay this afternoon....

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  • 25 Sep 2007 18:13:00
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11 boats retire over mark rounding mix-up in SOPS

Eleven boats have retired (RAF) from last Saturday’s opening Short Ocean Point Score (SOPS) and Ocean Point Score (OPS) race following the lodging of a protest over a misinterpretation of the mark rounding descriptions for the alternative Sydney Harbour course. ...

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  • 25 Sep 2007 12:57:00
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CYCA co-founder Peter Luke dies at 92

Peter Luke, a co-founder of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia in 1944 and the last survivor of the nine intrepid skippers who participated in the inaugural Sydney Hobart Yacht Race in 1945, has died at the age of 92 after a brief illness....

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  • 24 Sep 2007 16:22:00
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Three CYCA teams contesting Australian Women's Match Racing Championship on Port Phillip Bay

As the five visiting teams became more familiar with Beneteau 7.5 club boats and conditions on the Bay, racing became more exiting for the spectators on the water....

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  • 24 Sep 2007 11:09:00
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Perfect weather for CYCA Opening Day

In contrast to Saturday’s damaging strong winds, Sydney Harbour today turned on perfect sailing conditions as members celebrated the official opening of the CYCA’s summer season of 2007-2008. ...

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  • 23 Sep 2007 17:43:00
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