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Onshore Edition 105 - Monday 6 February
Message from the CEO

Clippers return to CYCA in 2017…with Wendy Tuck at the Helm 

The Clippers recently confirmed the participation of their 12 boats in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, followed by them welcoming back former skipper Wendy ‘Wendo’ Tuck (picture - Sails Magazine) to the Clipper Race family, this time in the role of Chief Instructor and Principal of the Clipper’s Australian base.

Wendy’s sailing prowess is well known to many Club Members and as the first Australian female skipper in the Clipper Race’s history, she has a unique insight into what it takes to be both a skipper and a crew member of one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges. Read more about the announcement here.

We look forward to having the Clippers fleet back at the club from mid-December 2017.

‘About Time’ wins Port Hacking Race  

Congratulations to Julian Farren-Price and his About Time crew on winning Race 6 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Ocean Point Score (OPS), the Port Hacking Race on Saturday on what could be described as a slow day at the office.

The next race in the Ocean Pointscore Series is the Sydney Newcastle race starting at 9am on 18 February.

For full race results and provisional Ocean Point Score standings log on to: www.cyca.com.au/sysfile/downloads/2016_summer/Ocean_Pointscore/series.htm 

S2H17 CYCA Rendezvous Cruise

Denis Doyle updated us over the weekend on the S2H17 CYCA Rendezvous Cruise to visit the Hobart Wooden Boat Festival with 5 of the 12 departing boats participating in the Festival as well - Anitra V, Smoky Cape, Lyndenne, Flemingo and Kintail. 

Both Denis Doyle and John Allan were Members of the 2016 RSHYR Incident Support team based in Eden, but sharing reds, rather than skeds, seems to be higher on the agenda at the moment. 

Sundowners East Boyd Bay S2H17

You can read more about S2H17 CYCA Rendezvous Cruise on the website. The CYCA Spirit of Cruising Dinner at the Shipwrights Arms is on 9 February, if you planning on being in Hobart and still wish to attend, please email sextant9412@bigpond.com  

Vale Geoffrey Peacock

On 28 January this year the CYCA regrettably lost another long-standing Member of nearly 44 years, Mr Geoffrey Peacock. Funeral details are on our website for those wishing to attend. 

KAREN GREGA

Chief Executive Officer

CLUB NEWS
TOP JOCKS REGATTA
Crew From Calibre Fires Up In New Addition To The Top Jocks Regatta

The CYCA Top Jocks Regatta came down to a battle of the Sydney 38 teams with Richard Williams Team Calibre securing the title of 2017 Champion of Champions ahead of the Phil Tomkin’s Team Next in glorious Autumn conditions on Sydney Harbour.

READ MORE
BRISBANE TO GLADSTONE YACHT RACE
Allen’s Ichi Ban, Robert’s Hollywood Boulevard and Crafoord’s Sail Exchange.com.au Perform Strongly to Secure the Federation Cup Teams Trophy for the CYCA

The mix of a fast finishing race combined with the revived Yachties Party resulted in a full Yacht Club when the winner of the 69th Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race was announced as President of Australian Sailing and CYCA Past Commodore Matt Allen and his Ichi Ban crew.

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MATCH RACING
CYCA’s Evan Walker takes Coconut Grove Cup at Final Turn

In a day filled with leaderboard upsets, the event winner was decided rounding the final mark in the final race of the World Match Racing Tour Coconut Grove Cup held 14 – 16 April. Australia’s Evan Walker and his Team KA Match struck lucky on the last beat to win the final cross and pop a wheelie on the finish line to take the win in style in Miami, USA.

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MATCH RACING
CYCA’s Harry Price Steals The Show in Miami

At times the young Australian looked to be struggling at the World Match Racing Tour - Miami Match Cup held in Miami, USA from 11 – 13 April. After leading the qualifying session during the first two regatta days, today Price had a series of losses at the end of the qualifying series, but kept his calm when it mattered to sweep through the knockout stages and clinch the title. It was American Nevin Snow that Price took in the final, however both finalists earn a ticket to World Match Racing Tour Championship level event, Match Cup Sweden.

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SUMMER SERIES
CYCA Summer Racing Series results as tight as they could be

The 2016/2017 CYCA Summer sailing season came to an end last Saturday with the Grant Thornton Short Haul, Grant Thornton Short Ocean and Combined Ocean/Short Ocean Pointscore Series. The conditions for the final races of the series were testing, with a light 3-5 knot breeze, eventually building to 9 knots and lumpy sea conditions on Sydney Harbour.

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MATCH RACING
CYCA Crew Complete a Credible Result at the Congressional Cup

Competing in their first World Match Racing Tour event, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy team led by Harry Price with, Murray Jones, Sam Ellis, Harry Morton, Josh Marks and Matt Stenta have finished a very credible tenth place in a star-studded fleet including World #1 and defending champion, Taylor Canfield, six time World Champion, Ian Williams and current World Champion, Phil Robertson.

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Club News

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.

Surreal Jewellery and Nots by Heckmann
CYCA members can purchase Nots by Heckmann bracelets 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

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!

Spirit of Cruising Dinner
Crew from boats in the S2H17 Cruise and others are now making their way to the traditional dinner at the Shipwrights Arms on Thursday 9 February to celebrate and share the Spirit of Cruising where they will exchange tales of  their adventures crossing Bass Strait, visiting Eden, Wine Glass Bay, Triabunna, Maria Is, Brunie Is and so many other destinations here. Wooden Boat Festival opens Friday 10 February.
Not too late to join if you are in Hobart, email sextant9412@bigpond.com  

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.

 

Blond Catering

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 6 February
Maker's Mark Twilight burger
Cheeseburger with Maker's Mark glazed bacon, pickles & special sauce $18

Wednesday 8 February
Paella is back for Wednesday Night Twilight!
Paella with chicken chorizo, mussels, fish and saffron - 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: events@blondcatering.com.au 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

UPCOMING EVENTS
TUESDAY
2
MAY

18:30 to 21:00

CYCA Cruising Information Night
SUNDAY
7
MAY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 2
FRIDAY
12
MAY

18:00 to 20:00

Ladies Night
SUNDAY
14
MAY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 3
WEDNESDAY
17
MAY

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – May
SUNDAY
21
MAY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 4
SUNDAY
28
MAY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 5
SUNDAY
4
JUNE

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 6
SUNDAY
11
JUNE

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Ladies Day Race 2
WEDNESDAY
14
JUNE

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – June
FRIDAY
16
JUNE

19:00 to 22:30

20+ Years Members Dinner
SUNDAY
18
JUNE

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 7
BADGE DRAW

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