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Onshore Edition 110 - Monday 13 March
Message from the CEO

Refurbishment Update

Last week you should have received another newsletter outlining where we are up to with the current Clubhouse and Annex Refurbishment DA. In case you didn’t, here is the link.

Elliott 7 Twilight Series

The second ‘CYCA 7s Series’ will take place over two weeks on Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 and then Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 March before daylight savings ends.

The series is limited to eight entries and priority will be given to those that missed out in the first highly successful series last year. Positions are filling up fast so complete the Notice of Race with application and hiring forms now to avoid disappointment! Applications close at 0900hrs on Friday 17 March 2017.

Applications open for Youth Sailing Academy Winter squads

Since 1993, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Youth Sailing Academy has developed world class sailors with graduates going on to represent Australia in the America’s Cup, Olympic Games and Volvo Ocean Race.

New formatting and structure has been injected into each program bringing new life to each squad to ensure the progress from youth sailors into world champions continues.

More information and application forms for each squad are on the CYCA website with applications closing on Friday 24 March 2017 for the Talented Sailor Search and Friday 14 April 2017 for the Development Match Racing and Advanced Squads.

School Holiday Course

From Monday 10 April to Thursday 13 April, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy will run a 4 day sailing course on-board the YSA Elliott 7s. These are fast, stable and fun skiff style keel boats to sail. The course is open to students aged 13-18 whose sailing experiences range from very limited to reasonably competent and are interested in keelboat sailing.

Enrolment forms can be found here.

Vessel Audit

Please be advised that an audit will soon be conducted to measure the overall length of all vessels berthed at the CYCA.

RIBS

In last week’s edition of Onshore I mentioned the two YSA RIBS we are selling on ebay. The online auctions finish at 6pm and 8pm this Sunday.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Avon-5-6M-Centre-Console-RIB-/322446293824?hash=item4b134bfb40:g:w5gAAOSwB-1YwH2X

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Avon-5-6M-Centre-Console-RIB-/322446299567?hash=item4b134c11af:g:QhkAAOSwWxNYwIAz

End of Summer Party

Get in early to book for this event on Saturday 1 April 2017 and save $10.00 by booking before 27 March. For more information and to book click here.

Vale

Our condolences are extended to the Arthy family with the passing of Audrey Arthy during late February.  

Closing

In closing, on behalf of all of her work colleagues and friends here at the CYCA,  I would like to wish Olivia Price a speedy recovery following a recent cycling accident. Olivia is special to us all here at the CYCA and we hope to see her smiling face back here soon.   

KAREN GREGA 

Chief Executive Officer



CLUB NEWS
SOLAS BIG BOAT CHALLENGE
CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2017

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s SOLAS Trusts Big Boat Challenge this Tuesday promises to be a sight on Sydney Harbour, with two of the four maxis entered into the Rolex Sydney Hobart set to face off alongside other seasoned competitors.

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CYCA TROPHY SERIES
CYCA Trophy Series: Black Jack first across the line as Patrice tops IRC division 1

The sun was splitting the sky for the second and final day of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Trophy Series on Sunday, light airs providing another offshore test for the fleet of 20, many of which will race in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in a few weeks.

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CYCA TROPHY SERIES
CYCA Trophy Series Day 1 start

It was a tussle in Sydney Harbour on Saturday for Day 1 of the CYCA Trophy Series. Our thanks to Bow Caddy for sharing their wrap up of the start.

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CYCA TROPHY SERIES
CYCA Trophy Series: Oats XI strikes back on Day 1 as Ray White Elizabeth Bay wins overall

Fairly light conditions didn’t take away from a busy start to Day 1 of the CYCA Trophy Series in Sydney Harbour on Saturday, with which boat would come out on top of the Reichel-Pugh 100-footer battle between Wild Oats XI and Black Jack, a major talking point.

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CYCA TROPHY SERIES 2017
All in for CYCA Trophy Series

The line-up is jam packed full of action for the CYCA Trophy Series this weekend, including Rolex Sydney Hobart big names Black Jack, Wild Oats XI, Wild Oats X, Beau Geste (HKG) and Wizard (USA). With Saturday looking like a dying southerly breeze, and Sunday seeming light before a late seabreeze, it will be a tough task to win the series.

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SOLAS BIG BOAT CHALLENGE
SOLAS Big Boat 2017 Crew Place Auction

The SOLAS Big Boat Challenge returns in 2017 and you can secure yourself a spot on either Black Jack or Wild Oats X by bidding on our online auction.

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Club News

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.

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 13 March – Twilight

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

Tuesday 14 March

Bistro Special

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

Wednesday 15 March - Twilight
Paella is back for Wednesday Night Twilight!

Paella with chicken chorizo, mussels, fish and saffron - 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
12
DECEMBER

12:30 to 15:00

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge
SATURDAY
16
DECEMBER

17:00 to 23:00

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race Crew Party 2017
MONDAY
18
DECEMBER

19:00 to 21:00

Commodore's Stella Artois Beer & Prawn Night
MONDAY
25
DECEMBER



Christmas at the CYCA
TUESDAY
SUNDAY

26-31
DECEMBER



Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race
WEDNESDAY
10
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
MONDAY
15
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
17
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
MONDAY
22
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
WEDNESDAY
24
JANUARY

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series
FRIDAY
26
JANUARY

11:00 to 22:00

Australia Day City of Sydney Cup
MONDAY
29
JANUARY

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
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