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Onshore Edition 125 - Monday 26 June
Message from the CEO

America’s Cup Final replayed in the club from 7.30am tomorrow

Without wishing to put the mockers on Emirates Team New Zealand, they are just one win away from match point and lifting the 2017 America's Cup after two wins took their tally to 6-1 this morning over Oracle Team USA.

With replay coverage from 7.30am tomorrow morning (Tuesday), we are opening the bistro and bar from 7am in the hope of seeing our neighbours from across the ditch lift the trophy and put to rest ghosts from San Francisco four years ago and that’s all I’ll say on that!

So have your breakfast at the club and hopefully celebrate a Kiwi win - not often we’re happy saying that, but this is certainly one of those occasions.


YSA Success

Please join me in extending huge congratulations to the young talent and staff of the CYCA's Youth Sailing Academy after a double win over the weekend.

For the first time since 2008, the Development Match Racing Squad took out the top spot in the Interclub Series, while another team from the Advanced Squad program took victory in the Shelving Systems Match Cup.

It's fantastic to see the teams doing so well and we look forward to following their continued progress. Well done.


EOFY Donations

With only four days left in this tax year, if you are looking at dispensing with any excess funds in your budget for 2016-2017, CYCA SOLAS Trusts and/or the Youth Sailing Academy would welcome donations.

The CYCA SOLAS Trusts are a recognised deductible gift recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office with donations of $2.00 or more tax deductible. Likewise the Youth Sailing Academy is registered by the CYCA as a project with the Australian Sports Foundation Ltd (ASF) which enables voluntary donations to the ASF in support of the project to be tax deductible.

Please find the SOLAS form here and the YSA ASF form here


2017 AGM

The 2017 AGM is taking place on Tuesday 18 July -  6.30pm to 8.30pm in the Freya Room. The Bistro will stay open late on this night for those wishing to dine after the meeting.


RSHYR 2017 Notice of Race

The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 Notice of Race will be live in the next few days for those wishing to enter this year’s race. The NoR will once again be available in Mandarin and this year will be posted via our WeChat account as well.  This year’s race will include 12 Clipper boats competing in the Round the World Race. We will host these boats from around mid-December.

Key dates for this year’s race include:

27 October - Entries close

29 November – Media Conference - CYCA

08 December – Corporate Luncheon with Jim Delegat guest speaker - Pre-luncheon drinks will open the Race Village for 2017, with the lunch itself in the Freya Room

12 December – Big Boat Challenge

16 December - Crew Party - Freya Room

18 December – Commodore’s Beer and Prawn Night - Sydney Race Village

21 December – Official RSHYR 2017 Cocktail function - Sydney Race Village

26 December – Race day and Family Day - Clubhouse and Race Village

31 December – Prize Giving - Grand Chancellor - Hobart


State of Origin

Member Paul O’Connell is the 2nd winner in the State of Origin Jersey competition. You can watch the decider of this year’s series in the club on 12 July.



2017 Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race and 2018 Sydney Noumea Race Reminders

The count down continues to the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race with a reminder that entries close on the 7th July 2017.

Find more details here, the notice of race here and to enter, click here

Earlier this year CYCA announced the reintroduction of the Sydney Noumea Race in 2018 - and the Notice of Race is available.

Click here to view and to enter the race, Click here.



Chief Executive Officer

Spies celebrates the important work of SOLAS after the loss of Hollywood Boulevard

Six crew were winched to safety in a sea rescue, after one of the entrants of this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race started sinking in Bass Strait on the return from Tasmania.

Line Honours win in Coffs sets the tone for About Time’s big campaign

While many of the ocean racing fraternity worked their way down the east coast after Christmas, CYCA Member Julian Farren-Price was making his way north at the head of the fleet in the Newport Coffs Harbour Race, securing a win which takes his boat one step closer to a Rolex Sydney Hobart campaign.

Matt Allen's Ichi Ban crowned Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner for 2017

Matt Allen’s new TP52 Ichi Ban has been declared the overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 – and Allen, the president of Australian Sailing, can hardly believe it.

LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record

Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish was eventually decided today in the protest room. An incident between the two 100-footers, shortly after the start, was adjudged in favour of LDV Comanche.

Black Jack makes the most of cards dealt

Black Jack, the light weather flyer of the four 100 foot super maxis racing for line honours in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart took full advantage of the light, easterly conditions on Sydney Harbour this afternoon to lead her contemporaries out of the Heads.

Rolex Sydney Hobart 2017 - Official Launch Party

Skippers, dignitaries and friends of the CYCA were in attendance in the Sydney race village as the countdown to the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 enters its final stage.

Onshore Edition 125 - Monday 26 June

CYCA Trivia Night - Wednesday 12 July, From 7:00pm  

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 crew members, or just come along and join in the fun. 

Menu specials will be available for purchase from the Bistro from Blond Catering.

Please note that table bookings are limited to 10 people.

Please click here to register.



Cruising Committee talk on Japanese midget sub attack on Sydney Harbour

On July 4 at 6.30pm in the Freya room we will be holding an information on the Japanese Submarine attack on Sydney Harbour. You may ask how does this historical event involve the CYCA?

Well on the night this attack took place a number those involved in the harbour defence at the time later went on to became some of the foundation members of the CYCA, they were Peter Luke (Wayfarer) and Charlie Cooper (Asgard);  and that it was the ketch 'Lauriana' that was on duty at the Anti Submarine boom that night. ‘Lauriana' first spotted the submarines after which, when the depth charges were dropped in an attempt to destroy them, she was reportedly lifted out of the water by the force of the explosions.    

This will be a night full of information and will be of particular interest to anyone who is familiar with the harbour as when they hear the stories unfold they will recognise where the events happened.

It's a free event so please bring your crew and friends along as the Bistro and bars will be open, all we ask is that you let us know you are coming by registering here.


SPIRIT OF CRUISING - Tuesday 1 August 2017

CYCA Rani Room — 6.30pm

Guest Speakers; Evan Hodge and Kelly Clark of Nashira, a Bavaria Ocean 40, share their passion, preparation and anxiety as they prepared for their first cruising adventure to Tasmania.

Very new to yachting Evan, who had experience sailing dinghies and skiffs as a young boy, faced new challenges sailing as an 'above knee' amputee and Kelly having never sailed, embarked on a 6 day sailing course which ultimately changed the trajectory of their lives. They bought Nashira 3 months later.

Two and a half years after buying the boat they headed off on a 10 week adventure to Tasmania, crossing Bass Strait, sailing down the East Coast, then down and around to Port Davey and Bathurst Harbour.

They will share stories and photos of their trip including the preparation around safety, communications, victualing, route and weather planning and the anxiety of the unknown.

$30.00 for Spirit of Cruising dinner and meeting in the Rani Room.

Bookings close – Monday 31 July, 12:00pm

Click Here to book


Blue Water Pointscore Series Open

Online entries are now open for the CYCA 2017 - 2018 Blue Water Pointscore Series with an email of details already dispatched. This includes the 2017/18 dates, equipment regulations audit, rating certificates and berthing information.

To enter the series please click this link

If you have not received the email, please contact the Sailing Manager -


Musto Autumn/Winter 2017 Merchandise

The brand new Musto Autumn/Winter 2017 range is now available at the CYCA.

Rug up in great quality men’s and ladies apparel including polos, shirts, knits and rugby jerseys.

Don’t forget to show your CYCA membership card at reception to obtain your 10% discount for any merchandise at the Club.

Also available for purchase through the CYCA Online Shop



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.


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Blond Catering

Reduced Menu 

Please note that from Monday to Friday between 3pm – 5pm we will be offering our reduced menu for Winter including fries, wedges and soup of the day

We will also have an increased selection of cakes and healthy snacks available to have with your coffee or tea

The full breakfast/lunch & dinner menu will be available outside of these times

Available Monday to Friday

Soup & Toastie Special – Soup of the day with half a toasted sandwich and a sweet treat $15

Tuesday 27 June

Bistro Special

1kg of Kinkawooka mussels cooked in a white wine, chilli and tomato broth. Served with toasted sourdough.

Sunday 2 July

Bistro Special

Enjoy a Bacon & Egg roll with BBQ relish and a regular coffee for $10!

Available until 11.30am

 All pizzas on the menu available for $15 between 5pm and 8pm this Sunday

Thursday 6th July

Christmas in July

Join us in the Rani room to celebrate Christmas in July with a glass of mulled wine and 2 course menu for $48 per person.

Bookings are essential and close on Friday 30th June. Please call us on 8292 7892 or email


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 Anna at Blond Catering via email: or phone (02) 8292 7892.


Pacific Sailing School at the CYCA

SSSC course on Saturdays July 8 and 15 before Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

To allow regular Winter series competitors to get their SSSC or update we are running a course over two Saturdays, July 8 and 15 and for those available for consecutive days, July 8 and 9.

$100 discount on a SSSC course on this course if booked before June 30.

Marine Radio Licence Course July 22.

What’s on – Our Course Calendar

Fast track with our Sailing Program



18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series

11:00 to 22:00

Australia Day City of Sydney Cup

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series

18:00 to 20:00


10:00 to 22:00

Mt Gay Ocean Pointscore - Port Hacking

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series

18:00 to 20:30

Club Marine Wednesday Twilight Series

12:00 to 18:00

SOPS - Short Ocean Race (MHYC)

18:30 to 20:30

Monday Twilight Series
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