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Onshore Edition 109 - Monday 6 March
Message from the CEO

Last week we reviewed various options for finishes proposed for the refurbished Clubhouse reception, bars, function areas and bathrooms, as well as the new offices and Members‘ change room facilities in the Annex. Work on the Annex will hopefully start by June at the latest, with work on the Clubhouse itself commencing in January 2018.

More detailed Member communications about the refurbishment will be provided shortly in a special edition of Onshore.

The recent heavy rain resulted in a number of significant leaks with the most public one negatively impacting on the bistro counter. The food heat lamp has been removed pending successful repairs to the source of the leaking ceiling to which it is attached. Hopefully the offending part of the roof has now been fixed and the ceiling can be replaced and the lamp reattached. It has been challenging for Blond Catering to keep cooked food warm in the meantime and we apologise for any impacts on service during this time.

SYDNEY HARBOUR REGATTA

Included in Onshore this week is a report from Nadine Emsley on last weekend’s Sydney Harbour Regatta. Our CYCA race committee managed the offshore Course Area I. 

BAR SNACKS IN COASTER’S RETREAT

We will be trialling bar snacks in the Coasters Retreat shortly.  Food can be ordered and paid for at the bar and the snacks will then be delivered to you in the Members Bar. Click here to view the snack menu.

NEW STAFF MEMBER

Today we welcome a new member of staff, Tom Giese. Tom is the Assistant Operations Manager to Michael Neumann and was previously at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

UPCOMING EVENTS IN MARCH

The following March events are in addition to the Monday and Wednesday Twilight Series and Grant Thornton Short Ocean Points score Series and Tuesday and Friday night 6pm-7pm Happy Hour in the Sydney Hobart Bar:

Friday, 10 March - Sailors with Disabilities (SWD) Regatta.

Tuesday, 14 March – CYCA Information Night – An Extraordinary Journey @ 6.30pm. 

Thursday, 23 March – Australian Yachting Championships commence through to Sunday 26 March 

Friday, 24 March - BWPS and Ocean Racer Awards 

DIARY NOTE

On Saturday 1 April we will farewell Summer at a function on the deck, similar to last year’s highly successful Caribbean night. Watch out for details on the website this week.

FOR SALE SOON ON EBAY

Shortly on EBay, the CYCA is listing two (2) YSA Avon 5.6m RIBs with 60HP Evinrude outboard motor purchased and installed in May 2015. One will be sold with a trailer.

Other RIB features include:

  • Stainless steel fuel tank which is vented at the helm to prevent water ingress in the tank.
  • Centre console with a lean bar & storage compartment under the seat.
  • Life jackets & required safety equipment included
  • LED Navigation lights
  • Self-draining cockpit
  • VHF radio
  • Air horn

Also on sale will be the davit that was used to lift out one of the Anon RIBs.

PORSCHE UPDATE

After exhaustive, yet unsuccessful efforts by CYCA management to locate the owner of the Porsche Boxster illegally parked in the Members car park, the Club has had the vehicle removed.  

KAREN GREGA 

Chief Executive Officer

CLUB NEWS
AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Team Beau Geste secure win fourth year in a row in IRC at 2017 Australian Yachting Championship

Team Beau Geste have secured their fourth IRC win in as many years at the 2017 Australian Yachting Championship that concluded today, Sunday 26 March. After four days of racing outside the Sydney Heads, Karl Kwok’s ‘Team Beau Geste’ took the win in Division A IRC.

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AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Short course races impact leaderboard for day three of 2017 Australian Yachting Championship

Conditions lightened off for day three of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships when the near 200 sailors ventured out of the Heads for the second last day of racing for the regatta.

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SOCIAL
CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year awards - recipients announced

Recipients of the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards were announced at an official function at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia this evening.

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AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Tricky conditions continue on day two of Australian Yachting Championship

Yesterday’s breeze settled overnight leaving a confused sea state and 5 to 8 knots for day two of the Australian Yachting Championship. Similar to yesterday, today’s racing consisted of a 19nm passage race to Coogee Beach and back.

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AUSTRALIAN SAILING
Thrills and spills for day one of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships

After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back.

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OCEAN POINTSCORE SERIES
Balance wins double in Lion Island Race - About Time takes Series

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance took line honours and won the Lion Island Race by nearly 13 minutes, but lost the series on countback to perpetual Ocean Pointscore winner, About Time (Julian Farren-Price) - the two crews celebrating back at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia late on Saturday.

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Club News

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 Squad Applications now open
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.

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.

CYCA EOFY Happy Hour in March
The Sydney Hobart Bar is having a CYCA EOFY Happy Hour promotion between 6pm and 7pm on Tuesday and Friday evening throughout March. Carlton, Victorian Bitter and Cascade light beers and House Chardonnay and House Red wines will be $4.00 only. Come and enjoy the autumn warmth on the deck with family and friends. 

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!

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 6 March - Twilight

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

Tuesday 7 March

Bistro Special

1kg of Kinkawooka Mussels cooked in white wine, chilli and tomato. Served with chips $30

Wednesday 8 March - 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
27
MARCH

17:30 to 20:00

Maker's Mark Monday Twilight Race 20
WEDNESDAY
29
MARCH

17:30 to 20:00

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Race 22
SATURDAY
1
APRIL

12:00 to 17:00

Grant Thornton Short Haul Race 13 (MHYC)
SATURDAY
1
APRIL

12:00 to 18:00

Grant Thornton Short Ocean Race 9 (MHYC)
SATURDAY
1
APRIL

18:30 to 21:30

End of Summer Party
WEDNESDAY
12
APRIL

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – April
SATURDAY
22
APRIL

09:00 to 17:00

Top Jocks Regatta
SUNDAY
23
APRIL

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Opening Ladies Day & Great Veterans Race
FRIDAY
28
APRIL

18:00 to 21:00

Summer Season Prizegiving
SUNDAY
30
APRIL

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 1
SUNDAY
7
MAY

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 2
WEDNESDAY
10
MAY

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – May
BADGE DRAW

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