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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.


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.

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.


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


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.   


Chief Executive Officer

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.

Allen’s Ichi Ban, Robert’s Hollywood Boulevard and Crafoord’s Sail 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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


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: 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


18:30 to 21:00

CYCA Cruising Information Night

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 2

18:00 to 20:00

Ladies Night

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 3

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – May

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 4

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 5

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 6

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Ladies Day Race 2

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – June

19:00 to 22:30

20+ Years Members Dinner

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 7

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