Racing

Racing

The CYCA offers its members and visitors a wide array of sailing formats from which to choose.

Those who enjoy sailing in company to an idyllic location and rafting up with other club members over dinner make up CYCA cruising, a group of club members who regularly meet to hear guest speakers and to plan fun day or weekend trips. 

Mount Gay Monday Twilight Series and Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series

If you enjoy social sailing, the Mount Gay Monday Twilight Series (spinnaker) and Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series (non-spinnaker) are ideal.

The Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series attracts more than 100 yachts each week and is the perfect mid-week break, a twilight sail around Sydney Harbour followed by a prize giving. The perfect place to have dinner is on the CYCA's deck during the warm summer months.

Weekend Sailing

Weekend sailing in summer is also available in a number of different formats - Short Ocean Pointscore, Ocean Pointscore and Short Haul Pointscore.

CYCA Winter Series

From April to July, the CYCA runs the CYCA Winter Series, with fleets regularly reaching 150 every Sunday.  A CYCA Winter Series race can be a full day out with a cooked breakfast on the club's deck to start the day followed by the spinnaker race on Sydney Harbour with a prizegiving to close out the day.

Blue Water Pointscore

For the serious ocean racer, the Blue Water Pointscore offers seven long ocean races over nine months of the year with the highlight being the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. A good result in the Rolex Sydney Hobart is imperative to a boat's blue water campaign as it is a non-discardable race.

Crewing in races

Opportunities exist for persons interested in participating as crew members during the Summer Twilight sailing and the prestigious CYCA Winter Series. The CYCA operates a crew whiteboard in the bar during these races, whereby prospective crew  or boats requiring crew can place their name on the board. During twilights and the Audi Winter Series, there are often quite a number of boats who are looking for an extra pair of hands for the race, so why not pop down and see the Crew Liaison Officer, who is there to assist in finding crew a ride during the Twilights.

For crew opportunities throughout Summer and the major offshore races, interested sailors should familiarize themselves with the information on Crewing available by clicking the link on the left hand menu bar.

Learn to Sail

If you want to learn to sail but you aren't sure where to start, the CYCA can recommend a highly experienced sailing school located near the club itself. Please contact CYCA reception at reception@cyca.com.au for details.

CYCA Youth Sailing Academy

If you are aged between 12-24 years of age, you are eligible to enrol in a CYCA Youth Sailing Academy learn to sail program that will teach you the basic skills of sailing. Contact ysa.admin@cyca.com.au for details of the YSA and its wide range of courses and school holiday programs.

The Goat, race 10 of the CYCA Winter Series Image: Andrea Francolini

The Goat, race 10 of the CYCA Winter Series

Bob Oatley's supermaxi Wild Oats XI leads the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race fleet out of Sydney Harbour Image: Andrea Francolini

Bob Oatley's supermaxi Wild Oats XI leads the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race fleet out of Sydney Harbour