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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
ADMIRAL'S CUP 50TH
Admiral's Cup Regatta keeps growing

The Admiral’s Cup Anniversary Regatta has already outgrown expectations, as David Salter reports.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
Debut win for Ichi Ban in Blue Water Race 3

On only its fourth outing to sea and its first in competition, Matt Allen’s new Botin 52, Ichi Ban, ruled supreme in Race 3 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore, the 200nm Newcastle Bass Island Race.

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BLUE WATER POINTSCORE SERIES
Blue Water Race 3: Newcastle Bass Island

A strong southerly, forecast for Saturday morning, is set to be a major feature of Race 3 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore, the Newcastle Bass Island Race.

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MOUNT GAY OCEAN POINTSCORE
Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore and Short Haul enjoy ideal conditions

The past weekend saw Race 1 of the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore underway in good breeze in Sydney Harbour on Saturday morning. Just a few hours later the sun welcomed the second event of the day, Race 3 of the Short Haul Pointscore.

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SHARP AUSTRALIAN YOUTH MR CHAMPIONSHIP
CYCA take win in the 2017 Sharp Australian Youth Match Racing Championship

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Tom Grimes, Dante Olivieri, Eric Sparkes, Emma Harrison and Jess Grimes have been crowned the 2017 Sharp Australian Youth Match Racing Champions after a long and frustratingly light final day at this year’s event.

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SHARP AUSTRALIAN YOUTH MR CHAMPIONSHIP
Final four selected at Sharp Australian Youth Match Racing Championship 2017

New South Wales continues to dominate the 2017 Sharp Australian Youth Match Racing Championship with three out of the top four semi-finalists reigning from Sydney yacht clubs.

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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
MONDAY
23
OCTOBER

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
MONDAY
23
OCTOBER

18:30 to 20:00

CYCA Volunteer Night
TUESDAY
24
OCTOBER

14:00 to 20:00

PONANT Cruise information sessions
WEDNESDAY
25
OCTOBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
THURSDAY
26
OCTOBER

18:00 to 19:00

Members' Badge Draw
FRIDAY
27
OCTOBER

11:00 to 15:00

Beneteau Cup
SATURDAY
28
OCTOBER

10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - Botany Bay Race
MONDAY
30
OCTOBER

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
1
NOVEMBER

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
SATURDAY
4
NOVEMBER

11:00 to 18:00

Short Haul Race - Sydney to Pittwater Race
SATURDAY
4
NOVEMBER

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Morna Cup (RSYS)
SUNDAY
5
NOVEMBER

11:00 to 18:00

Short Haul Race - Pittwater to Sydney Race
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