Saturday’s inaugural Commodore’s Ball saw CYCA Members and guests continue the year-long celebration of 75 years of the founding of the Club by raising much-needed funds to support the Youth Sailing Academy’s fleet of Elliott 7 boats.
The full house who filled the beautifully decorated Freya and Morna rooms, brought our Club to life and also witnessed examples of how the work of the YSA has made such a difference over the past 25 years. Attendees went on to recognise the continuing inspirational work of the YSA’s driving force – Pam Scrivenor – who has mentored so many of the more than 500 graduates to have passed through the YSA since it was established.
Through the generous support of sponsors – including notably The Freedman Foundation, The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Matt Allen, Standard Communications, Robert Oatley Wines, but also so many others, the Club raised the target of $33,400 needed to put new sails onto the entire Elliott fleet.
It was a night that will live in the memory of those who attended for many years – with another unexpected beneficiary being the Breakfast Club which saw a significant uptake in sales the next morning as Members valiantly sought to back up for Winter Series Racing!
Stay locked on cyca.com.au in coming days for more on the Commodore’s Ball including a full photo gallery.