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Onshore Edition 102 - Monday 16 January
Club News

2017 Australia Day Regatta

The 181st Australia Day Regatta and the City of Sydney Cup to Botany Bay is again being conducted by the CYCA on Australia Day, 26 January 2017.

Entry for the Sydney Harbour event is available here, and the entry for the City of Sydney Sesquicentenary Ocean Race to Botany Bay and return, can be found via the CYCA online entry under 2016-2017 Summer Series. 

Please note that to be eligible to win the City of Sydney Cup, you must enter in a separate event to the OPS and SOPS series, which can be found online here.

To read more about the event, please click the article below.

Race 4 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

With sunshine returning to Sydney after last week’s big blow, the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series fleet was once again back out in full force.

PONANT Sydney Noumea Race draws fleet of 24

Entries for the 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race have closed and on Saturday June 2, following a 25-year hiatus, a multi-state Australian and New Caledonian fleet of 24 boats will bring life back to one of Australia’s oldest ocean odysseys.

Race 3 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

Race 3 of the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series brought many people back to reality in showing us that our weeks of warm sunny days which graced the start of the winter season have come to an end.

25th Season Celebration

In 2018, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy will celebrate their 25th season. The YSA has set out an ambitious sailing calendar for their anniversary year, which will include nine match racing events ranging from local Grade 5 events beginning in June through to the season finale in November with the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship.

Race 2 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

Once again, the weather was on its best behaviour with another sunny winter day for race two of the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series. This did mean however that it was a challenging race course for the 102 boats in the fleet.

Rupert Henry and Greg O'Shea claim line honors and new race record in Osaka Cup

They might have been the last off the starting line, but Rupert Henry and Greg O'Shea onboard the modified JV62 Chinese Whisper, managed to chase down the entire fleet and be the first to cross the finish line. In the process they created a new race record of 21d 12h 41m 13s.

Club News

NSW Roads & Maritime - flare disposal dates and locations 
Most flares have a use-by date of three years and they must be replaced before the expiry date. The RMS Expired Flares collection program for the 2016-17 boating season will start in January 2017. Dates and collection locations are shown in the table on this link.

Australian Yachting Championship
The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will be hosting the Australian Sailing, Australian Yachting Championships this year, from the 23 - 26 March 2017. The IRC fleet will face a mixture of short course and passage races to decide the 2017 national champions. This year’s event will consist of four days of racing off Sydney Heads comprising of two days of windward/leeward courses and two days of passage racing.
Enter the championship here!

Pacific Sailing School Crew wins J24 Titles 
Congratulations Sean Kirkjian – Master Class Pacific Sailing School J24 Instructor and graduates Andrew, Richard, Matthew and Tony (AJ) in winning the  2017 Quantum J24 Australian National Championship with a solid and consistent result sailing PSS’s Sailpac. View results here.

Twilight Racing at the CYCA
The Club Marine Wednesday Night Twilight Series started for 2017 last Wednesday. Tonight kicks off the Maker's Mark Monday Night Twilight Series. Come down and experience the beauty that is twilight racing at the CYCA. 

Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard - Boatyard Ocean's Apart in the Southern Hemisphere
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Gold Coast City Marina & Shipyard is home to the largest concentration of marine trades in the Southern Hemisphere. Everything you need, every facet of the marine industry, from jet-ski’s to superyachts, is covered in one convenient location. With a well-considered list of services and facilities it’s easy to see why so many Sydney based boats and CYCA members are choosing GCCM as their preferred destination for regular maintenance and repair works.

World-class facilities include a 50,000m2 hardstand, a keel pit (saving a lot of time and money with scaffolding), refit sheds for boats of all shapes and sizes, lifting facilities for vessels up to 250 tonne and over 60 onsite trades. These facilities are complimented by a host of thoughtful onsite services which aim make customers feel at home including an impressive restaurant/café, laundry and ensuite facilities, courtesy cars and a complimentary shuttle service to and from Brisbane and Gold Coast Airports, both within 45 minutes’ drive. 

“Our onsite trades really are the best of the best and they all like working together, that is why we have become one of Australia’s premier refit and repair facilities, and why we have been recognised with so many industry awards,” said CEO, Trent Gay. “Nothing is too hard - we are passionate about getting boats back on the water on time and on budget.”

Whether you’re looking for a full project management service for your boat or you want to work on your boat on the hard stand or in the water this facility has been purpose built to provide better boating solutions in order to get you back on the water faster and keep your boat out there for longer. 

“We’ve got a specialist for everything so we can provide the right solutions no matter how large or small the project.  And it’s all done by a team that collaborate beautifully so you know the work is of the highest possible standard, on time and on budget,” added Mr Gay.

To find out more or request a quote for your maintenance or refit requirements visit
For further information please call Rebecca Gay on 0419 670 218 or email

2018 Sydney Noumea Race
Following a sojourn of over 20 years, the CYCA is pleased to announce the reintroduction of the Sydney Noumea Race in 2018 - and the Notice of Race is available now here
To enter online, click this link.

72nd Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Merchandise
For those who are wanting a keepsake from this year’s record breaking race, please see reception to purchase merchandise. Items still available include rugbys, long sleeve evolution polos, fleeces, towels and belts. 
Also available for purchase online. Click here to view. 

Sailor Sunscreen available for purchase
We are now selling the new Sailor Sunscreen at Reception, which is SPF 50+, 4 hours water resistant, non-greasy and made in Australia with Aloe Vera and Vitamin E. 250mL Bottles are available at Reception for purchase at $19.95.

Spirit of Cruising Dinner
All yachts Cruising to Tasmania for the Wooden Boat Festival and RYCT Van Diemens Land Circumnavigation, are invited to Rendezvous for a Dinner to celebrate Cruising at the Shipwrights Arms in Historic Battery Point, Hobart on February 9, 2017. Route planning, Communications, Weather routing and use of publications, like Rob’s Passage Planner and Tasmanian Cruising Guides, will be discussed. There are no formal requirements but all those with a well found yacht, a high level of safety and a Spirit of Cruising are invited. Stay in touch on the CYCA Cruising page on or contact Denis Doyle 


Wednesday Night Twilight Special
Come and enjoy a classic Hot Dog on a soft roll, with shredded cheese and caramelised onion, for only $7! 
Offer available on Wednesday Nights only.

CYCA Wedding Reception Package
For those lucky couples who have decided to tie the knot over the festive season, the CYCA has a beautiful and elegant wedding reception package just for you.

For $160pp and valid until December 2017, the package includes five hour venue hire, three course gourmet meal, premium beverage package, dance floor, pre-dinner drinks and canapes on arrvial and more!

There is no better venue in Sydney to hold a Harbour-side wedding than the CYCA.

For more information on the inclusions in the package click here

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 Liz at Blond Catering via email: or phone (02) 8292 7892.

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Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA

Join us:

  • Sailing Holiday to New Caledonia in May 17
  • Sailing Holiday Thailand in October 17
  • RYA Navigation courses available on non – races days.
  • International Certificate of Competence (ICC)
  • For beginners, the National Discover Sailing Keelboat Program.
  • Marine Radio Licence & Safety and Sea Survival courses

Discount for CYCA members on our ‘What’s On’ listed courses. 

What’s on – Our Course Calendar

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Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 5

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Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series Race 6

YSA Inter Club Regatta

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Ladies Day - Race 2 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

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Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series - Race 7

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Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series - Race 9

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Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series - Race 10
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