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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
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

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
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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