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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

Perfect Winter's Day in Race 8 of the Land Rover Winter Series

A decent breeze with consistent puffs made for an outstanding day on Sydney Harbour for Race 8 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Land Rover Winter Series.

CYCA's YSA win Interclub Series

For the first time since 2008, the CYCA’s Development Match Racing Squad have won the Interclub Series after dominating the final event at the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron.

YSA champions at Shelving Systems Match Cup

Tom Grimes, Charlie Gundy, Dante Olivieri & Zach McNamee secured their first match win for the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, taking victory in the Shelving Systems Match Cup over the weekend.

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.

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.

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.

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 19:00

Members Badge Draw

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 9

18:30 to 20:00

CYCA Cruising Information Night

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Race 10

19:00 to 21:00

CYCA Trivia Night – July

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw

11:30 to 16:00

Land Rover Winter Series Closing Ladies Day

18:30 to 20:30

CYCA Annual General Meeting

18:00 to 19:00

Members Badge Draw


Captain John Piper Regatta

18:30 to 19:30

Associates Annual General Meeting
Member's Badge Draw - Results 22 June

Members drawn on Thursday 22 June, 2017:



3319 Janie Wittey



1791 Ian Ebenezer



2975 James Garnsey



4478 Robert Blaschka

No Winner.

Members must be present at the CYCA Clubhouse at the time their number is drawn.

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