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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


Balance holds strong to take the win in the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

The past weekend’s Race 8 signalled the end of a thrilling Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore, with Paul Clitheroe’s TP52, Balance, reigning supreme.

Another Short Ocean win for Fifty Two Hundred

On IRC division one, Ian Short’s TP52, Fifty Two Hundred made it three wins from four in Race 8 of the Short Ocean Pointscore at the weekend, securing them the series win with one race still to go.

Strong performers from the CYCA in the 2018 Sydney Harbour Regatta

The 2018 Sydney Harbour Regatta went out with a blast as the forecast strong southerly, contrasting with Saturday's ideal nor’ easter, meant abandoning racing on some courses, while the remainder were tested to the max.

Fifty Two Hundred takes the win in Short Ocean Pointscore

At the business end of the CYCA’s Short Ocean Pointscore, Ian Short’s TP52, Fifty Two Hundred, took out the weekend’s Race 7 on IRC division 1.

Return of CYCA Winter Series: Entries open 2 March

The 2018 CYCA Winter Series is fast approaching with entries open from Friday, 2 March. The 2018 CYCA Winter Series will include ten pointscore races which are book-ended by the opening and closing Ladies day non-pointscore races.

Three in a row for Balance in the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

A fleet of 22 were entered for Race 7 of the CYCA’s Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore, the Sydney Newcastle Yacht Race, on Saturday morning with Paul Clitheroe’s TP 52, Balance, making it three wins in a row.

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

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