COVID-19 UPDATE: 20 October 2021

Due to the Sydney lockdown, some of the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy events have been postponed or cancelled. Please see new list of dates and race documents below:


Interclub Challenge: 2021 CANCELLED

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. 

CYCA Match Cup: 2021 CANCELLED

The CYCA Match Cup opens the match racing season in June each year as a match racing grade 5 event. The regatta features up to ten teams, competing in a single round robin format.

John Messenger Women’s Match Racing Regatta: CANCELLED

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 contested in late 2021, in the lead up to the Women’s Match Racing World Championship. The event is supported by the 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.


Bolle Australia Match Cup : 24 – 26 November 2021

Unfortunately due to border restrictions, Bolle International Youth Match Racing Regatta will not be conducted in 2021, and will be replaced with an open match racing event. The regatta will be conducted from Wednesday 24 November to Friday 26 November with up to ten team invited.

Notice of Race | Sailing Instructions | Results

Captain John Piper Regatta: 15-16 January 2022

Supported by CYCA member, Dean Harrigan, the Captain John Piper Regatta is a two day match racing grade 4 event hosted in July. Entries are open to all teams and provides the ideal training platform for teams participating in the 2021/22 youth match racing circuit which begins in August.

Notice of Race | Request for Invitation | Amendments to Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions | Crew Lists | Results

Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship: 29-30 January 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 November 2021. 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 17 events.

Notice of Race | Request for Invitation | Amendment 1 to the Notice of Race 

Sailing Instructions | Crew Lists | Results

2020 Regatta:     Qualifying Results | Overall Results | Press Release | Photos

Kellett shield: 14 May 2022

The Kellett Shield was donated to the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy in 1993 by Australian Sailing Board Member, David Kellett. This fleet racing event, is the culmination of the development of crew work and communication skills for the CYCA Advanced Squad each year. The format for the event consists of a maximum of six races with crews rotating through each position.


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