CYCA Youth Sailing Academy take "Club of the Day" at Interclub Series

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  • By Ross Macdonald
  • 05 Jun 2017 00:00:00
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Round 2 of the Interclub Series was hosted by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club over the weekend with the performances of CYCA's two teams securing them the "Club of the Day" title.

Each year, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy Development Match Racing squad sailors participate in a fleet racing series contested by Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron and the CYCA with up to two teams from each club able to compete at each event. Each yacht club hosts a round of the series with up to 6 fleet races each day. After the four events, all scores for each club are calculated to determine the overall winner of the Interclub Challenge.

The series began last week in Newcastle on their fleet of Force 24s. A tough four boat series saw the CYCA finish in 3rd place with NCYC dominating the series to open up a seven point lead heading into round two. Round two drove south to Pittwater, with the RPAYC hosting the series over the past weekend.

The CYCA was represented by two teams of Hugo Stoner, Ashleigh Larkin, Zach McNamee, Charlotte Gray, Nathan Gulliksen & Darcy McCracken, Maddi Lavis, Paddy Dawson, Hamish Vass and James Watson.

With consistency key in winning the overall series, both CYCA teams sailed well on a very shifty Pittwater, digging themselves out of deep positions in a few races to eventually finish the day in 2nd and 3rd place. This saw the CYCA finish as 'Club of the Day' and take a five point lead over the RSYS into the second half of the overall series.

The next round will be hosted by the CYCA on Sunday 18 June 2017.

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