CYC News

2017 CYC Winter Racing
The popular CYC Winter Racing Series is underway. Please keep these dates free - July 2nd, July 16, July 30, and August 13. Join us for some great winter racing! The NOR can be viewed 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.
Free Club Safety Auditors Course
A free Auditors course will be held at the CYC, 17th September 9am to 11.30 am. The role of the equipment auditor is to assess a yacht's equipment. This serves as a guide to owners and clubs organising a race that the boat complies with the Special Regulations for the relevant category of racing it intends to compete in. This is done on behalf of clubs who nominate auditors to represent them. Equipment Auditors are trained and accredited by Australian Sailing. Get more information at Australian Sailing. To enrol for this free course please click 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

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World Sailing News

McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds - Top contenders guide
24 Jul 2017, 5:17 pm  A record 240 Moths are entered from 25 countries from all over the globe, making this world championship one of the sailing events of the year.
Ocean Alliance and yachting industry clean up Sydney’s beaches
24 Jul 2017, 3:50 pm  Backed by the environment advocacy and education group, Take 3, the group collected over 20,000 pieces of plastic and 200 recyclable bottles and cans.
Outdoor event deck features at the Sydney International Boat Show
24 Jul 2017, 1:10 pm  Visitors can watch, learn and for those willing to brave the weather, try a kayak or stand up paddleboard (SUP).
The Gertrude Cup 2017 - Overall report
24 Jul 2017, 7:49 am  For the third time this season a Hong Kong team is leading the way in a major Solent Etchells regatta, this time the Gertrude Cup run by the Royal Thames Yacht Club. This invitational series sees competitors being provided with a fully rigged Etchells with almost new and equally matched sails so that it provides an incredibly level playing field for the international teams.
Hobie Multiwords and Europeans - Day 4 - New World Champions announced
24 Jul 2017, 4:56 am  Today, the last race day for Hobie classes 14 and Dragon World Championships, and European 16 Youth Spi, EHCA Spi Cup, Masters, Grand Masters and Great Grand Masters was sailed in exciting and later turbulent conditions.
VMR Whitsundays celebrate the arrival of their new rescue vessel
24 Jul 2017, 4:05 am  In a ceremony hosted at Abell Point Marina last week, VMR Whitsundays delightedly announced the arrival of their new rescue vessel. Abell Point Marina VMR 1, as it has been named, has been 10 years in the making and certainly a labour of love for the VMR committee.