Winter Series

Winter Series

Winter Series

The popular Winter Series began in its current format in the 1949 and has increased over the years to become Australia's largest ongoing series, with fleets averaging 140+ boats last year.

The Winter Series commences each year with the traditional Ladies Day, followed by the pointscore races and concluding with the final Ladies Day Race before many of the boats head north in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.

The Winter Series 2018 will include ten pointscore races which are book-ended by the increasingly popular opening and closing Ladies day non-pointscore races. The Opening Jill McLay Ladies Day race will take place on April 22, whilst the Chris Lee Closing Ladies Day race taking place on July 15. The Land Rover Winter Series pointscore commences on Sunday 29 April.

This year, the Ladies Pointscore Series will be contested over three races. Starting with the Opening Ladies Day race on April 22, a second Ladies Day race on the Queens Birthday Weekend (June 10), and concluding with the Closing Ladies Day race on 15 July. The winner will be the yacht that is best placed after the three races.

Every Sunday morning, crews can enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast and piping hot coffee from the Breakfast Club volunteers, or from the deck, before heading onto the water in one of the 12 proposed divisions.

In 2018, there will not be a Sydney 38 Division conducted, however the Sailing Committee will be trialling an IRC division.

This division will be limited to 12 entrants on a first come, first served basis and will include a scratch start prior to the main pursuit divisions.

Boats shall only be eligible to enter the IRC division if they have participated in other CYCA IRC events in the past 24 months.  Boats wishing to enter IRC should complete the online entry and expressions of interest form as detailed in the Notice of Race and will be accepted in order of receipt if the boat meets the above criteria.

Sydney Harbour is the best place to be on a Winter Sunday, but it's equally pleasant back at the Clubhouse where the weekly prizegiving is held. 

Entries will be available from midday, Friday 2 March with skippers able to lodge casual entry online on a week to week basis.

2018 Winter Series Calendar

APRIL 22        OPENING LADIES DAY (JILL McLAY TROPHY) – LADIES RACE 1

APRIL 29       WINTER SERIES – RACE 1   

MAY 6           WINTER SERIES – RACE 2    

MAY 13          WINTER SERIES – RACE 3

MAY 20          WINTER SERIES – RACE 4

MAY 27          WINTER SERIES – RACE 5

JUNE 3          WINTER SERIES – RACE 6

JUNE 10         LADIES DAY - RACE 2

JUNE 17       WINTER SERIES – RACE 7

JUNE 24        WINTER SERIES – RACE 8

JULY 1          WINTER SERIES – RACE 9

JULY 8         WINTER SERIES – RACE 10

JULY 15         CLOSING LADIES DAY – LADIES RACE 3 (CHRIS LEE TROPHY)             

JULY 20          (Fri) WINTER SERIES PRIZEGIVING

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