The popular CYCA 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 CYCA Winter Series commences each year with the opening Women’s Winter Series Race, followed by the pointscore races and concluding with the third and final Women’s Winter Series Race before many of the boats head north in the Noakes Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race. The second Winter Women’s Series race is conducted over the Queen’s Birthday Weekend in June.
The CYCA Winter Series 2020 includes 10 pointscore races, with the Women’s Winter Pointscore consisting of three 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.
An IRC division, limited to 12 entrants on a first-come, first-served basis, will be included again with 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 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.
CYCA Winter Series 2020 Calendar
APRIL 19 WOMEN’S WINTER SERIES – RACE 1 (JILL McLAY TROPHY)
APRIL 26 WINTER SERIES – RACE 1
MAY 3 WINTER SERIES – RACE 2
MAY 10 WINTER SERIES – RACE 3
MAY 17 WINTER SERIES – RACE 4
MAY 24 WINTER SERIES – RACE 5
MAY 31 WINTER SERIES – RACE 6
JUNE 7 WOMEN’S WINTER SERIES – RACE 2
JUNE 14 WINTER SERIES – RACE 7
JUNE 21 WINTER SERIES – RACE 8
JUNE 28 WINTER SERIES – RACE 9
JULY 5 WINTER SERIES – RACE 10
JULY 12 WOMEN’S WINTER SERIES – RACE 3 (CHRIS LEE TROPHY)
JULY 17 (Fri) WINTER SERIES PRIZEGIVING