CYC News

CYC winner of the ACT / NSW Discover Sailing Centre of the Year
The Australia Sailing NSW/ACT Awards were announced recently with over 50 nominations received across 10 categories, it made the job of the selection panel very difficult to select winners. A huge well done to Steve Hart and all the amazing CYC instructors. And not forgetting Kerri running our very busy office and keeping it all rolling. Well done all, something to be very proud of against the competition of some big clubs in NSW!!! The judges said, the "CYC is one of the busiest Discover Sailing Centres in the country despite the cold Canberra winter and is a testimony on just how well regarded their sailing programmes are within the local community".
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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National Sailing Hall of Fame inducts eight sailing heroes
25 Sep 2017, 4:53 pm  The eight Inductees, including three posthumous honorees, were celebrated for the impact they have had on the sport. The National Sailing Hall of Fame, dedicated to preserving the stories of these sailing heroes to inspire future generations, has now inducted 65 heroes of the sport.
Land Rover Flying Fifteen British Isles and Classic Nationals– Preview
25 Sep 2017, 3:43 pm  Host club, the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club will be organising racing in Falmouth Bay or adjacent waters to the East. If conditions in the bay are unsuitable, racing may be held within the estuary.
Young British Vendee2020Vision crew smash Length of Britain record
25 Sep 2017, 2:16 pm  Four young British sailors crossed the virtual finish line off John O’Groats in the early hours of Monday morning to establish a new Length of Britain record of two days, 14 hours and six minutes.
Laser Masters World Championships – Day 2
25 Sep 2017, 2:08 pm  The Monday weather forecast included a storm early in the morning, which passed directly over Split and gave an early wake up call for the Laser Master sailors with a lightning show that illuminated the city skyline.
The heat is on
25 Sep 2017, 12:59 pm  Take on warmer days without breaking sweat
Locals take victory in final leg to close out M32 North America Champs
25 Sep 2017, 4:21 am  The M32 Catamaran showed its potential at the inaugural North America Championship with eleven teams ripping around Lake Michigan completing 14 races over the weekend with eight different race winners. The regatta served as the “test event” for the 2018 World Championship and Chicago delivered. Determining the M32 North America Champion came down to the last race with REV
Not the only one…
25 Sep 2017, 2:30 am  I am sure I was not the only one seeing the irony. A Kiwi band, even if we did embrace them wholeheartedly, had a wee popular tune with ‘Six months in a leaky boat’. And so, after the first ingress of water when the Italians secured a limpet mine to the good ship AC, the planks started to spread, and it was all hands to the pumps, as it were.
2017 Laser Masters World Championships - No wind, no racing
25 Sep 2017, 1:45 am  The 2017 Laser Masters World Championships kicked off today with a slow start. 350 Laser Master sailors spent the day ashore under sunny blue skies, hoping the weather forecast of light winds would prove to be incorrect.

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