The popular Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series began in its current format in the 1949 and has increased over the years to become Australia’s largest ongoing series, with fleets averaging 140+ boats.
The Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series commences each year with the traditional Ladies Day, followed by the pointscore races and concluding with the final Ladies Day Race before many of the boats head north in the Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race.
The Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series 2018 includes ten pointscore races, which are book-ended by the increasingly popular opening and closing Ladies day non-pointscore races.
Every Sunday morning, crews can enjoy a freshly cooked breakfast and piping hot coffee from the Breakfast Club volunteers, or from the deck, before heading onto the water in one of the 12 proposed divisions.
In 2018, there will not be a Sydney 38 Division conducted, however the Sailing Committee will be trialling an IRC division.
This division will be limited to 12 entrants on a first come, first served basis and will include a scratch start prior to the main pursuit divisions.
Boats shall only be eligible to enter the IRC division if they have participated in other CYCA IRC events in the past 24 months. Boats wishing to enter IRC should complete the online entry and expressions of interest form as detailed in the Notice of Race and will be accepted in order of receipt if the boat meets the above criteria.
Sydney Harbour is the best place to be on a Winter Sunday, but it’s equally pleasant back at the Clubhouse where the weekly prizegiving is held.
2018 Course Maps
Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series 2018 Calendar
APRIL 22 OPENING LADIES DAY (JILL McLAY TROPHY) – LADIES RACE 1
APRIL 29 WINTER SERIES – RACE 1
MAY 6 WINTER SERIES – RACE 2
MAY 13 WINTER SERIES – RACE 3
MAY 20 WINTER SERIES – RACE 4
MAY 27 WINTER SERIES – RACE 5
JUNE 3 WINTER SERIES – RACE 6
JUNE 10 LADIES DAY – RACE 2
JUNE 17 WINTER SERIES – RACE 7
JUNE 24 WINTER SERIES – RACE 8
JULY 1 WINTER SERIES – RACE 9
JULY 8 WINTER SERIES – RACE 10
JULY 15 CLOSING LADIES DAY – LADIES RACE 3 (CHRIS LEE TROPHY)
JULY 20 (Fri) WINTER SERIES PRIZEGIVING