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Onshore Edition 104 - Monday 30 January
Message from the CEO

Another Parking Option

Public Parking is now available at the Vibe Hotel, Rushcutters Bay. Given it’s a scenic, eight minute walk to the club through Rushcutters Bay Park, this is another option for you and/or your guests when coming to the club for lunch, dinner or a function. The opening launch fee of $8.00 is valid up to 17 February. The regular rate will be $15/day after that date.

Daily Parking Vibe Hotel EDM

Sailing Identities acknowledged in 2017 Australia Day Honours list

Although we have already featured news of Noel Cornish’s Australia Day Honours Award on Facebook and in ‘News’ on the website, it would be remiss of me not to offer my own personal congratulations to Noel through this newsletter and to the other Members of the sailing community who were also bestowed honours last week.

A full report on all sailing recipients is featured on the Australian Sailing website, but in summary they are:

Tom Burton - Rio 2016 Sailing Gold Medallist- Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).

Noel Cornish - (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to business as an advocate for industry policy and development to tertiary education administration and to the community.

John Ferguson - (OAM) in the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to sailing, and to the community.

Colin Harrison, Jonathan Harris and Russell Boaden – Rio 2016 Paralympic Gold Medallists in the Sonar class - Also honoured with an OAM.

Lindsay May - (OAM) in the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to sailing and to health and social welfare groups

Campbell Rose - (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant services to sports administration, to infrastructure and transport development and to the community of Victoria.

Ralph Stilgoe - (OAM) in the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to sailing and to the community.

Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, NSW has been recognised as an Officer (AO) in the Military Division of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Royal Australian Navy principally in key command roles. Stuart also enjoys sailing and is involved with the Australian National Maritime Museum and the Australia Day Regatta.

Surreal Jewellery

CYCA members can purchase Nots by Heckmann bracelets (pictured) 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.

Notsbyheckmann Bracelet

Karen Grega


Team Beau Geste secure win fourth year in a row in IRC at 2017 Australian Yachting Championship

Team Beau Geste have secured their fourth IRC win in as many years at the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship that concluded today, Sunday 26 March. After four days of racing outside the Sydney Heads, Karl Kwok’s ‘Team Beau Geste’ took the win in Division A IRC.

Short course races impact leaderboard for day three of 2017 Australian Yachting Championship

Conditions lightened off for day three of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships when the near 200 sailors ventured out of the Heads for the second last day of racing for the regatta.

CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year awards - recipients announced

Recipients of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards were announced at an official function at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this evening.

Tricky conditions continue on day two of Australian Yachting Championship

Yesterday’s breeze settled overnight leaving a confused sea state and 5 to 8 knots for day two of the Australian Yachting Championship. Similar to yesterday, today’s racing consisted of a 19nm passage race to Coogee Beach and back.

Thrills and spills for day one of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships

After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back.

Balance wins double in Lion Island Race - About Time takes Series

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance took line honours and won the Lion Island Race by nearly 13 minutes, but lost the series on countback to perpetual Ocean Pointscore winner, About Time (Julian Farren-Price) - the two crews celebrating back at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia late on Saturday.

Club News

Warren Jones International Youth Match Racing
This week, the CYCA is represented by Harry Price, Harry Morton, Murray Jones, Matt Stenta, Jack Hubbard and Olivia Price at the Warren Jones in Perth, run by Royal Perth Yacht Club. Follow results here and daily regatta reports on the CYCA website, or via the CYCA YSA Facebook page.

Probus Club of Double Bay
The Probus Club of Double Bay meets on the third Monday of every month. The next meeting is on Monday 20 February, with Dr Randall Greenberg as guest speaker, who will describe his experiences as a retrieval doctor with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. He is the Director of Clinical Care and Medical Services at Dubbo Base Hospital and an Associate Professor of Rural Health responsible for the training of junior medical officers. Dr Greenberg's father has been a long standing member of the Probus Club of Double Bay. If you have retired you are very welcome to join to meet a practitioner who has made an outstanding contribution to rural health with verve and élan! Lunch follows on the marina.
Margaret McLellend, President.

CYCA Information Night - An Extraordinary Journey
On Tuesday 14 March, 2017 at 6:30pm, the CYCA Cruising Committee is hosting a free information evening with Chris Bray & Jess Taunton. Chris and Jess will be speaking about the rebuilding of Teleport, a 29' junk and sailing it through the North West Passage, over the top of Canada and Alaska. They will recount tales of dodging icebergs and polar bears and enduring a force 12 storm. 
Click here to reserve your place.

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 

Blond Catering


Monday 30 January
Maker's Mark Twilight burger
Cheeseburger with Maker's Mark glazed bacon, pickles & special sauce - $18

Wednesday 1 February
Paella is back for Wednesday Night Twilight!
Paella with chicken, chorizo, fish and mussels - available from the lower deck for $10

Tuesday 14 February
Valentine’s Day
Bookings are now open for Valentine’s Day in the Rani room. Join us for a delicious lunch or dinner and enjoy a 3 course menu with a shared seafood platter to start for $60 pp.
Bookings are essential. Please contact Liz on 8292 7892 to make your booking.

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

Fast track with our Sailing Program


17:30 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race 22

12:00 to 17:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race 13 (MHYC)

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race 9 (MHYC)

18:30 to 21:30

End of Summer Party

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – April

09:00 to 17:00

Top Jocks Regatta

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Opening Ladies Day & Great Veterans Race

18:00 to 21:00

Summer Season Prizegiving

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 1

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 2

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – May

18:30 to 20:30

Ladies Night

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