CYC News

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!
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

Volvo Ocean Race Leg 3, Day 8
17 Dec 2017, 6:43 pm  Dongfeng Race Team and MAPFRE are gybing back and forth as they zig-zag in an east-southeasterly direction, trying to stay as close as possible to the southern boundary of the race course
François Gabart smashes round the world record
17 Dec 2017, 2:46 pm  Only IDEC Sport succeeded in achieving a better time in the Jules Verne Trophy (40 days, 23 hours, 30 minutes and 30 seconds). The MACIF trimaran will have covered a true distance of 27,859.7 miles, with a true average over this course of 27.2 knots.
Winners are grinners at Sail Sydney
17 Dec 2017, 10:20 am  Following a highly competitive Olympic Classes section, which ended on Thursday, nearly 400 intrepid sailors across 22 fleets and 15 countries pulled on their wetsuits and took to the spectacular waters of Sydney Harbour.
Garbart and MACIF destroy the solo RTW record
17 Dec 2017, 5:50 am  French solo RTW sailor, François Gabart, smashed the solo round the world sailing record by setting (yet to be ratified by the WSSC) 42 days, 16hrs, 40mins and 35secs slashing a massive six days and 10hrs off the existing record.
Etchells Syd Corser Regatta Overall
17 Dec 2017, 5:18 am  Due to strong winds and the forecast for the rest of the day by the Bureau of Meteorology, the remaining races of the 2017 Syd Corser Regatta were cancelled.
RSHYR: Mark Hipgrave - Mister Lucky - or not?
17 Dec 2017, 4:28 am  When the start cannon fires on Boxing Day, Queensland entries headed south will number 11 in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, but one is a little more unusual than the rest – a boat full of people who stand out
Historic draw declared in Clipper Race
17 Dec 2017, 3:55 am  A dead heat has been declared for the first time in Clipper Race history, with both Great Britain and Nasdaq to share eighth place in Race 4: The ClipperTelemed+ Tasman Test.
RSHYR: A race of second chances
17 Dec 2017, 2:29 am  Unfortunately that ended in disappointment when Occasional Coarse Language Too retired from the Rolex Sydney Hobart on the afternoon of the start, a stiff southerly causing steering damage to his Ker GTS 43. There were other casualties that day too.

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