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
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.
Captain John Piper Regatta: 9 – 10 July 2022
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. Since its inception, the regatta has been supported by CYCA Member, Dean Harrigan.
Sadly, Dean passed away in May 2022. The 2022 regatta will commemorate the huge contribution Dean gave to the YSA and youth sailing at the Club.
Club Marine NSW Youth Match Racing Championship:
8 – 9 October 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.
John Messenger Women’s Match Racing Regatta, incorporating the Australian Women’s Match Racing Championship: 28 -30 October 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. This year the regatta will also incorporate the Australian Women’s Match Racing Championship, lifting the event to a World Sailing Grade 3 event. The event will be a fantastic warm up event for the Women’s Match Racing World Championship, sailed in New Zealand in November.
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.
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.