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.
CYCA Team Qualifies for World Match Racing Tour Australia Cup
CYCA’s Team KA Match skippered by Evan Walker has qualified for the World Match Racing Tour – Australia Cup, hosted by Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club this week in Perth. The team finished 2nd at the Perth Match Cup qualifier (read press release here) to local Perth sailor Steve Thomas who also had 2 YSA sailors on-board his team. Evan and his team will now contest the WMRT World Championship status event starting today through to Saturday. Live coverage of the event can be followed here.
Youth Sailing Academy team travels to LA for World Match Racing Tour
Harry Price and his DownUnder Racing team of YSA sailors Murray Jones, Matt Stenta, Josh Marks, Harry Morton & Sam Ellis will travel to Los Angeles on Wednesday for this weekend’s WMRT Qualifier event - The Ficker Cup (24-26 March) hosted Long Beach Yacht Club. The team have already qualified for the WMRT Congressional Cup (28 March – 2 April) event but will be using the Ficker Cup to get valuable training time in the Catalina 37s. Over the past few weeks the team has been fortunate enough to train on board two CYCA members Sydney 38s, with Richard Williams (Callibre) and Larki Missiris (Wild One) lending the YSA their yachts for training. Coverage of the event can be followed here
CYCA Summer 7s Series begins Tuesday
The second CYCA 7s Series will begin this evening with six teams contesting the summer series held over four evenings. Up to six short, intense fleet races will be sailed each evening on-board the YSA Elliott 7s. The third series will be contested in October and November 2017 over six Thursday evenings, so block off your evenings then!
Applications close this Friday for YSA’s Talented Sailor Search (TSS) Program
Talented Sailor Search (TSS) application period will close this Friday 24 March 2017. Held over the first two weekends in April, the program represents a more refined and decisive pathway for youth sailors to develop their keelboat experience and fleet racing knowledge as well as progression through YSA Squads. More information on the program can be found here and applications can be completed here.
Easter School Holiday Course Filling up Fast
The YSA’s Easter School Holiday Course is filling up fast. The four day program which will be held from Monday 10 April - Thursday 13 April and is open to beginner sailors from 13-18 years old will introduce sailors to the YSA Elliott 7s whilst taking in sails to Balmoral, Watsons Bay and Barangaroo. Registration for the course can be completed here.
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.
End of Summer Party - Saturday 1 April 2017
6:30pm—9.30pm on the CYCA Deck
DJ Playing Music + Lucky Door Prize
Ticket includes a Frose Cocktail + Summer Burger & Chips
Early Bird Tickets are $25 each until Monday 27 March, from then $35 each.
Spread the word amongst members and your family and friends. We look forward to seeing you on the deck to enjoy the last evening of daylight saving as we farewell summer at the CYCA !
Click here to purchase tickets
CYCA Trivia Night - Wednesday 12 April, From 7:00pm
The popular CYCA Trivia Nights start up again on Wednesday 12 April, from 7:00pm. This will be the first night of the new series.
An experienced trivia master has been arranged and there will be general knowledge questions with a few sailing trivia questions as well. This event is free to attend - so organise a group of your friends or crewmembers, or just come along and join in the fun.
Menu specials will be available for purchase from the Bistro.
RSVP today using our online booking system.
CYCA Members' Yacht Register
Notice to Boat Owners
A reminder that it will soon be time to publish the CYCA Annual Report which will once again include the register of members’ yachts.
If your vessel was listed in the last published report and there have been no changes it will appear again as before. If your vessel was not included, and you would like it to be, please let us know.
If you have acquired a new vessel or sold your current one, please let us have the appropriate details, so that our Yacht Register is as accurate and up to date as possible.
Please contact the sailing office on 8292 7870 or email@example.com with the Boat Name, Sail Number, Owner’s Name/s and Design of vessel.
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.
Tuesday 21 March - Bistro Special
1kg of Kinkawooka Mussels cooked in a Thai red curry sauce. Served with chips $30
Wednesday 22 March - Twilight
Paella is back for Wednesday Night Twilight!
Paella with 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (02) 8292 7892.
Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA
- 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