The CYCA Youth Sailing Academy conducts a range of events throughout the year. Please see information below for our 2022 season:

Kellett shield: To be announced 

The Kellett Shield was donated to the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy in 1993 by Australian Sailing & CYCA Life Member, David Kellett. This fleet racing event, is a friendly in-house competition for the CYCA Advanced Squad teams. The format for the event consists of a maximum of six fleet races with mandatory crew rotation through each position for each race. The event is open to YSA Members only. 

Notice of Race | Sailing Instructions | Results

CYCA Match Cup: 25 June 2022

The CYCA Match Cup opens the Australasian match racing season each year in June. As a match racing grade 5 event, the event attracts local and inter-state competitors and is a great first hit out for new comers to the discipline of match racing. The regatta is open to ten teams, who compete in a single round robin format.

Notice of Race | Request for Invitation | Results

Interclub Challenge: 26 June 2022

Created in 2001 as a way to help identify and build youth sailors experience in fleet racing events, the Interclub Challenge is a fleet racing series contested by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron with each Club hosting a stage of the series. Each stage consists of up to two teams from each Club, participating in a maximum of six races per stage. 

Notice of Race | NCYC – Results | RSYS – Results | RPAYC – Results | CYCA – Results | Overall Results

Sailing Instructions 

Captain John Piper Regatta: 9 – 10 July 2022

Supported by CYCA Member, Dean Harrigan, the Captain John Piper Regatta is a two-day World Sailing Grade 4 event hosted in July. Entries are open to all teams and provides the ideal training platform for teams participating in the 2022/23 youth match racing circuit.

Notice of Race | Request for Invitation | Results

Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship: 3 – 4 September 2022

Since its inception in 2001, the CYCA has hosted every NSW Youth Match Racing Championship with Club Marine continuing on as the naming rights sponsor for the event since 2004. This two day, World Sailing Grade 4 event will be hosted in August 2022. Only two yacht clubs have ever won the trophy, with Hunter Academy Sport winning the inaugural event. Since then the CYCA has won the past 18 events.

Notice of Race | Request for Invitation | Results

John Messenger Women’s Match Racing Regatta: 17 -18 September 2022

The John Messenger Women’s Match Racing Regatta has been conducted annually since 1996 and is open to female teams of 4 or 5 sailors. The World Sailing Grade 4 event will be part of a joint ‘DownUnder Series’ for women sailing. The Series will see the Australian Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by South of Perth Yacht Club (SoPYC) from 15 – 18 September. Following the CYCA event, teams can travel to Auckland for the New Zealand Women’s Match Racing Championship, hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron (RNZYS) from 23 – 25 September 2022. The event is supported by CYCA Member Margot Connors with up to 10 teams invited to compete.

In 2018, the trophy was rededicated as the John Messenger Trophy after John sadly passed away in September 2017. John was a proud CYCA Member and was dedicated to the sport of sailing and to this Club – championing both the CYCA’s Youth and Women’s programs. 

Notice of Race | Request for Invitation | Results

Bolle Australia International Youth Match Racing Regatta: 21 – 25 November 2022 

After a two year hiatus due to border closures, the CYCA is hopeful to see the return of the ‘Joy Ride Perpetual Trophy’ to the YSA calendar. The perpetual trophy is the crown in the YSA calendar and was donated by the McPike family on behalf of their father, Gary McPike. Gary was a avid match racing umpire and gave numerous hours to the development of youth sailors in the discipline and umpired at several CYCA International Youth Match Racing Regattas. The event is open to teams under the age of 23. 

Notice of Race | Request for Invitation | Results



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