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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
SYDNEY NOUMEA YACHT RACE 2018
New chapter for the New Caledonia Groupama Race

A change of date for the Groupama Race, around the French Pacific Island island of New Caledonia, will mean that the CYCA’s Sydney Noumea Yacht Race and three other races will act as feeders in what will be an exciting new chapter for next year’s 654 nautical mile race.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
Great conditions take the 2017 Land Rover Winter Series to a season high

The exciting weather conditions were the big story of Race 7 of the Land Rover Winter Series on Sydney Harbour on Sunday. A strong breeze with some even bigger gusts mixing up the fleet and dishing out some unexpected results across the groups.

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SOCIAL
CYCA 20+ Year Members Dinner

On Friday 16 June over 90 guests enjoyed a notable night at the annual CYCA 20+ Year Members Dinner in the Freya and Morna rooms.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
High spirits in Ladies Day Race 2 of the Land Rover Winter Series

Even the light breeze and drizzle couldn’t dampen spirits in Sunday’s Race 2 of Ladies Day as part of the Land Rover Winter Series on Sydney Harbour. The boats who managed to gain what little breeze there was returned home early as winners, with the wind dying off completely in what was a wet afternoon on the water.

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CLUB NEWS
Invictus Games 500 Days To Go: CYCA to play host venue role as sailing enters Games

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has been confirmed as an official venue for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 after the announcement today that sailing will debut in next year’s event.

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LAND ROVER WINTER SERIES
2017 Land Rover Winter Series heats up at the halfway stage

A consistent southerly breeze greeted the 100-boat fleet on a glorious sunny day for Race 6 of the Land Rover Winter Series on Sydney Harbour. After six races, there’s proof that every point counts in the overall pointscore, and it’s tight at the top.

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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
SUNDAY
25
JUNE

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 8
THURSDAY
29
JUNE

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
2
JULY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 9
TUESDAY
4
JULY

18:30 to 20:00

CYCA Cruising Information Night
THURSDAY
6
JULY

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
9
JULY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 10
WEDNESDAY
12
JULY

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – July
THURSDAY
13
JULY

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SUNDAY
16
JULY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Closing Ladies Day
TUESDAY
18
JULY

18:30 to 20:30

CYCA Annual General Meeting
THURSDAY
20
JULY

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw
SATURDAY
SUNDAY

22-23
JULY



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