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Onshore Edition 108 - Monday 27 February
Message from the CEO

I’m starting this week’s Onshore with some positive stories before I get into some of the not-so-positive repeat, offending issues.

Congratulations to CYCA’s YSA sailors Finn Tapper, Tom Grimes, Nick Thyne & Paddy Dawson, 3-0 winners of the RPNYC Wellington Youth Sailing Scheme Centreport Wellington International 2017. They defeated the local team led by Ben Caundle from RPNYC. Well done boys!

You can see footage of this event and photo on the YSA Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/CYCAYSA/

Congratulations to Christopher Brooks - Member 5299 (pictured) who won $3000 at the Member's Badge Draw on 16 February, and more recently to John Keelty - Member 310 who won $600 last week! Your number might be up next, so make sure you're on Club premises from 6pm-7pm this Thursday for the draw.

It’s also good to see that entries in the Australian Yachting Championship are now up to 16 with a closing date of 17 March, so there’s still plenty of time register!

... And now for the not-so-positive stuff... 

Illegal Parking

For the third time now in a few months a car has parked illegally (for some time) in the Members car park adjacent to the Clubhouse. This behaviour is totally unacceptable and contravenes the By-laws.

The Club has taken measures to identify vehicles and the police have assisted in offending vehicles being removed.

The latest offender is the owner of a blue Porche Boxtster rego number BU 65 NX. If anyone knows who owns this vehicle, could you please let us know asap.

CYCA reception

In addition to sailing items left around the Club, I’ve recently been made aware of the Club reception address being given out as the delivery for parcels of all shapes and sizes. Many remain uncollected for long periods whilst Members are away on holidays or overseas.

We can’t be responsible for the security of Members deliveries for extended periods, nor do we have the space at reception to store parcels.

I appreciate that a delivery to reception is convenient and acceptable from time to time with advance notice by the Member, but this has unfortunately been abused. The reception staff want to assist Members where possible, but we can’t provide a post box service.

CYCA EOFY Happy Hour in March

And to finish on a Happy (hour) note, the Sydney Hobart Bar is having a CYCA EOFY Happy Hour promotion on Tuesdays and Fridays throughout March, commencing this Friday 3 March.

From 6pm-7pm, Carlton, Victorian Bitter and Cascade light beers and House Chardonnay and House Red wines will be $4.00 only.

So instead of me having to have a  whine, I ‘d much prefer for Members to come and have a pleasant Happy Hour wine with friends and guests instead ! 

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.

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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

Grant Thornton Short Haul Pointscore Series and Short Ocean Pointscore
It was a cold and wet day of racing last Saturday for the Grant Thornton Short Haul and Short Ocean Series. Defiant claimed victory in race 11 of the Short Haul Pointscore, and Flying Cloud won both Division 1 PHS and IRC in the Short Ocean Pointscore. Click here for all results

Sailors with disABILITIES - Making Waves Regatta
Sailors with disABILITIES (SWD) will hold its inaugural Making Waves Regatta on Friday, March 10, in partnership with the CYCA.
Sailing on Sydney Harbour, over 20 boats will race in the Regatta and all funds raised will support children with disability and those who face adversity. The more funds SWD raises through this foundational event, the more children can come on board SWD’s specially adapted boats for life-changing sailing experiences. Thank you for your support! 
You can learn how you can come on board or donate to the Regatta here.

YSA Update
Applications are now open for the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy Winter Squad Programs. The Academy's squads and courses provide a range of programs from learn to sail through to extending the sailing skills of competent sailors. All courses are available for members and non-members. You can find more information and application forms here, or email ysa.coach@cyca.com.au or ysa.admin@cyca.com.au.

The 18ft Skiff J.J. Giltinan World Championships are racing on Sydney Harbour until March 2. Current advanced squad sailors Charlie Gundy, Ben Robinson and Sam Ellis are competing in the championship, along with many YSA graduates. Stay up to date with results and information here.

Congratulations to YSA sailor John Cooley with skipper Flynn Twomey won the NSW 29er State Titles over the weekend, held at Middle Harbour Yacht Club. Click here for regatta results. 

CYCA Information Night - An Extraordinary Journey
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.

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

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. 

 

Blond Catering

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday 27 February - Twilight
Maker's Mark Twilight burger
Cheeseburger with Maker's Mark glazed bacon, pickles & special sauce $18

Tuesday 28 February
Bistro Special

1kg of Kinkawooka Mussels in a Penang curry sauce. Served with chips $30

Wednesday 29 February - Twilight
Paella is back for Wednesday Night Twilight!
Paella with chicken chorizo, mussels, fish and squid ink - available from the lower deck for $10

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 Thailand October 17
  • Navigation courses on line and on non – race 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

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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