CYC News

Optimist Championship at CYC 
The 2017 ACT Optimist Championship (TT3) will be held at the Canberra Yacht Club over the weekend 28-29 October 2017. For more information, the Notice or Race and Online Entry, go here.
CYC Summer Sailing
The Canberra Yacht Club summer sailing season includes Championship and Pointscore racing, the NOR can be found here. The very popular Short Course races back to back, NOR is here. During the summer CYC members and visitors also enjoy the Twilight races on a Wednesday evening commencing at 6pm. Find the NOR here. A calendar of racing events and other activities can be found here. See the racing information page for an entry form. Visitors are very welcome!
Summer racing dates available
Planning your summer racing? You can download the CYC's Racing Calendar PDF here, and import an Outlook version directly into your Calendar from here. Other documents such as the 2017-2018 NOR's are available from the racing and special regatta information pages.
Buoyed Up Program Charity Gala Dinner  
The CYC is pleased to announce that 2 time America’s Cup winning skipper of Oracle Team USA, Jimmy Spithill, will be our guest speaker at the fundraising dinner 6th December at the Canberra Yacht Club. Jimmy will describe the America’s Cup pressure environment and how to prepare a winning team on and off the water. It will be a great night with MC Tim Gavel, also including fantastic auction items. Tickets are $95 each - tables of 10 are available - for information and bookings go here.
Help needed with Sailability Shelter
Sailability is a non for profit volunteer-based organsation and through the activity of sailing enriches the lives of people of all abilities. The CYC is aiming to raise money for a shelter, which is the on-land component of the' Inclusive Sailing 'project at the Canberra Yacht Club. The on water jetty aspect of the project is being funded by the National Capital Authority but the shelter component is currently unfunded. The shelter will be an area for disabled sailors and their carers to assemble before and after they go sailing. It will also be used for safety briefings and an area for the sailors, carers and Sailability volunteers to view the activities on the water. If you would like to help provide this shelter, please make a tax deductable donation - click here
Powerboat Permits for Trailable Yachts
The Water Police have informed the CYC that they will be checking that all trailable boats that use an auxiliary outboard motor have a current National Capital Authority powerboat permit. The permit is easy to get and requires a quick Water Police safety check. Get more information here.
CYC Sailing School Enrolment Open
Enrolments now open! The CYC's very popular family, adult and children's sailing courses plus youth sailing squad places are now available for application. Places fill quickly! Book online today - Adults/Family  & Children.
Buoyed Up at the Canberra Yacht Club
Buoyed Up with Tackers, is an initiative which assists vulnerable children aged 7-12 years to participate in the Junior Sailing program as a way to build confidence, self-esteem and engage in an active lifestyle. The program provides children from disadvantaged backgrounds with a unique fun-based opportunity that will enhance their general life skills and capabilities. Please click here - for a video about Buoyed Up and how you can help this important initiative. The Australian Sports Foundation supports the CYC’s Buoyed Up with tax deductability for your donation – please click here to find out more.
CYC Boat Shop
The CYC Boat Shop has a comprehensive range for all your sailing requirements. We stock boat fittings, wire, clothing, fiberglass repair kits, nuts & bolts, rope, paint, bags, and much more. We are located in the Sailors Cabin downstairs on the Lake side of the CYC. Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.00pm - Saturday 9.30am to 12.00pm - Phone 6273 4777  boatshop@canberrayachtclub.com.au




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World Sailing News

Second consecutive Clipper Round the World Yacht Race victory
19 Oct 2017, 3:00 am  The Greenings team claimed victory late last night in a thrilling finale to the Stormhoek Race to the Cape of Storms, which saw the top two teams finish approximately two miles apart after 14 days racing through the South Atlantic in the second stage of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, from Punta del Este, Uruguay.
World Sailing look to leading influencers to Balance the Boat
18 Oct 2017, 5:21 pm  At World Sailing's 2017 Annual Conference, four of sports leading influencers will spark discussion and debate at a special forum titled, Balancing the Boat: growing female participation and developing pathways in competitive sailing.
World champions come to the forefront at Sailing World Cup Series
18 Oct 2017, 4:35 pm  Challenged by a 5-6 knot breeze over the first two days of the World Cup Series event, the champions have used all their experience to position themselves at the top of the pack or firmly in medal contention.
Clipper World Yacht Race – Day 14, Race 2 – Photo finish on the cards
18 Oct 2017, 4:19 pm  Separated by just a few nautical miles after sailing over 3,500 natuical miles through the South Atlantic, Greenings, which has set the pace the whole way in this race, currently has the edge but has the Dare to Lead team in full view, as a constant reminder that there is no room for error in this final approach.
Mirabaud Yacht Racing Image – Discover best sailing photos of the year
18 Oct 2017, 4:11 pm  No less than 134 pictures have been submitted by photographers spanning 27 countries: a record ! The competition will be tight once again this year, with extraordinary images from the America’s Cup, Vendée Globe, Mini Transat, Olympic sailing events and much more.
National Slalom Championship – Andrea Ferin is the new champion
18 Oct 2017, 11:48 am  Perfect balance in first positions, both among men and women so that the final results of the Championship have been decided by the last race. Andrea Ferin won the Italian title with 1,6 points ahead from the outgoing national champion Bruno Martini (CSTorbole) - and from Andrea Rosati (YC Anzio), both with two second and two third positions.
2017 Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race - they're off!
18 Oct 2017, 10:28 am  A beautiful day in Hong Kong harbour with blue skies and a north easterly breeze of 10kts for the start of IRC Racer 0 and 1 in the Volvo Hong Kong to Vietnam Race. 10 boats were on the start line - IRC Racer 2 division started yesterday, 25 hours earlier.
Mini-Transat - First leg - Race round-up
18 Oct 2017, 8:28 am  With the arrival of Julien Mizrachi (UNAPEI), 78 racers have now made it safely into the port of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Of the 81 competitors at the start, just three solo sailors are no longer officially racing: Matteo Rusticali due to a dismasting, Luca Sabiu who triggered his distress beacon offshore of La Coruña and Frédéric Guérin

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