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

2017 Tornado Europeans - Day 2
22 Jul 2017, 10:46 am  Mavros and Tagalopoulos, GRE 11 set the pace off the starting line and led the pack, racking up two bullets in equal number of races today, standing now in first place overall. Marcel and Joerg Steiner did not manage to maintain their yesterday's lead beside scoring a rather satisfying result, two second places.
Standby for take off at the WASZP International Games
22 Jul 2017, 9:31 am  The countdown is on until the inaugural International WASZP Games takes place from 31 July - 5 Aug at host venue Campione, Univela Yacht Club on picturesque Lake Garda in Italy. It is exciting on so many levels, with the event using some new race formats and a large emphasis on beach culture.
Moth Worlds - McDougall McConaghy Moth Worlds Preview - Part 1
22 Jul 2017, 8:48 am  It's a wonderful time; it's a horrible time. We're less than a week away from the start of the 2017 Moth Worlds and it really is a time of mixed feelings for Mothies. It's getting the heart pumping just putting these thoughts down.
2017 Contender World Championship - Final day - It's been emotional...
22 Jul 2017, 3:31 am  The forecasted light winds on day five proved correct with the Master's experience showing the youngsters how to sail in very fluky conditions. Jan von der Bank (M), jubilantly lead around the course to finish race nine narrowly in front of GBR's Peter Noble (M) and Italian Antonio Lambertini. This confirmed von der Bank as winner of the Masters but which Australian would get the overall crown?
The four-year treasure hunt for the hoodwinker sunfish
22 Jul 2017, 3:15 am  Sunfish are famous for looking odd. They are the largest bony fish in the world, can grow to over 3 metres in length, weigh up to 2 tonnes, and look a little bit like a suitcase with wings.
Hobie Multiworlds and Europeans - Day 2
22 Jul 2017, 2:47 am  A beautiful sunny second day at the Hobie 14 and Hobie Dragoon World Championships with the Hobie 16 Spi Youth Europeans at Noordwijk, Netherlands. The day started with a gentle side-offshore S/SW breeze. The wind was to drop further during the course of the day, unfortunately. The strong current challenged the sailors.