CYC News

The Matthew Owen Regatta - In support of Rare Cancers Australia
We are pleased to announce that the three race Autumn Series (already on the sailing calendar) will be named in honour of Matthew Owen. Matt was always in favour of using the last of the nice autumn days to get as much sailing in as possible, and it seems fitting that this regatta bears his name. Entry to the regatta will be $20 per race, or $50 for all three races (per boat), with all proceeds donated directly to Rare Cancers Australia. The Owen Family have kindly donated a trophy for the regatta. If you would like to donate directly - please click here. Entry to the Regatta and NOR here.

2019 Canberra Yacht Club Presentation Dinner
Join us for our annual Presentation Dinner, Sunday 14th  April, 6.30PM  at the Canberra Southern Cross Yacht Club in Yarralumla. It is a great opportunity to enjoy good food and good company whilst awarding fellow sailors on their achievements throughout the season. Bookings and payments can be made securely online here for Adult Tickets, Junior Tickets or Family Tickets 2 Adults and 2 Juniors under 12, or by contacting the office
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.
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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World Sailing News

Cruising YC of Australia crowns champion racers
22 Mar 2019, 10:09 pm  Legendary sailors Matt Allen and Wendy Tuck have headlined a long list of winners at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia's annual gala function to herald a new round of Ocean Racer of the Year recipients
Four dinghies put through their paces in Valencia
22 Mar 2019, 8:15 pm  From 11-15 March 2019, the D-Zero, Laser, Melges 14 and RS Aero were put through their paces at Sea Trials for the Men's and Women's One Person Dinghy Equipment for the Paris 2024 Olympic Sailing Competition.
12 Metre World Championship preview
22 Mar 2019, 6:48 pm  When the 12 Metre World Championship comes to Newport, R.I. this summer (July 8-13), the significance of the venue will not be lost on sailing buffs, or for that matter, on sports historians in general.
11th Hour Racing: 2nd Annual Urban Water Challenge
22 Mar 2019, 4:19 pm  In honor of World Water Day and the 2019 theme, 'leaving no one behind', 11th Hour Racing and Bluewater Group announced the second annual Urban Water Challenge, a global innovation competition that empowers entrepreneurs to deploy water technologies.
Mirabaud Sailing Video Award 2019
22 Mar 2019, 3:32 pm  The annual Mirabaud Sailing Video Award celebrates the best sailing videos produced each year across the world and their authors. Building on the lessons learned from the first two editions, the competition continues to evolve and refine its rules.
Next stage in multi-million pounds funding bid
22 Mar 2019, 11:52 am  A Belfast-based bid led by Artemis Technologies has received funding from a major seedcorn programme that could see tens of millions of pounds pumped into its plans to decarbonise maritime transportation.
Gladwell's Line: Dinghy trials...Am Cup..18fters
22 Mar 2019, 2:06 am  A look at the Evaluation Trials for the Single Handed Mens and Womens Single Handed Dinghy to be used at the 2024 Olympics. What was really behind the Applications to the America's Cup Arb Panel? And a look at the Kiwi win in the JJ's in Sydney
Fastest yacht in 2019 Brisbane to Gladstone Race
21 Mar 2019, 10:15 pm  Since taking ownership of the yacht she has set a new race record for the China Sea race of 38hr 30m 7s (600nm). She also set a new multihull race record for the Hong Kong to Hainan Race 24hr 01m 59s (390nm).