CYC News

Official opening of CYC Sailability Jetty
The new facility now open will encourage people of all abilities to get into sailing in Canberra. Senator for the ACT Zed Seselja said he was honoured to be able to join the Canberra Yacht Club and participants of the Sailability program to officially open the facility. “The Government is happy to have provided the new purpose built jetty, which alongside the shelter, will enable the sailors and boats to be recovered in greater safety. Chair of the National Capital Authority Terry Weber said “We are pleased to have been able to work in partnership with the Canberra Yacht Club to provide a Jetty to enable people with a disability to utilise boats on Lake Burley Griffin,” CYC Commodore Sue Hart said the facility is dedicated to the late Matthew Owen, who was the CEO of the Canberra Yacht Club, for his passionate and successful advancement of inclusive sailing in the ACT. “The completion of the jetty marks the end of a three-year transition with Sailability ACT merging with the CYC. Sailability is an inclusive Sailing program, giving ‘Freedom on the Water, Regardless of Ability’.
Matthew Owen - Celebration of Life.
Thank you to all of you who were able to attend the beautiful and moving celebration of CYC CEO, Matt Owen's life. Below there is a link for Rare Cancers Australia in Matt’s name, where we encourage you to make a donation to an organisation that was a huge support for Matt and his family during his time of illness. At the office, we also have available the Pillow stickers for a cost of $10 where all proceeds will be donated to Rare Cancers Australia. Click here to donate -
Sailability at the CYC
The Canberra Yacht Club offers Sailability, an international program to assist people of all-abilities to get into sailing. This is by providing an additional level of support, an established network of volunteers, and resources to assist participants. Equipment is provided to assist those with limited mobility to get into and out of boats, with modified docking areas that are accessible and affordable options to participate. Different types of boats are provided including the Hansa Class that are easy to sail. If you have a disability and wish to experience “Freedom on the Water”, you are especially welcome typically Sunday morning. Find out more and Book Online here.
2018 - 2019 Summer racing dates available
Planning your summer racing? You can download the CYC's Racing Calendar here. Other documents such as the 2018-2019 NOR's are also available from the racing and special regatta information pages.
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 - Sunday 9.30am to 12.00pm - Phone 6273 4777

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