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

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World Sailing News

Best ever World Championship finish for British windsurfer Martin
23 Sep 2017, 11:14 am  British Sailing Team’s Kieran Holmes Martin returned to action in style following a five-month break from competition as he took fifth place at the RS:X World Championships (18-23 September) in Enoshima, Japan, his best ever finish at a senior Worlds.
RS:X Worlds - Day 5 - Consistent application of the basics
23 Sep 2017, 10:51 am  Start well, pick the shifts up the first beat, work hard and extend. A simplistic view of sailboard racing but the reality is that if you do the basics right then you are in with a shot of doing well and potentially winning. Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur said, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying basic fundamentals”.
The Clipper Race - Race 1 - Day 34 - Greenings push for victory
23 Sep 2017, 10:13 am  Only Greenings and Nasdaq remains at sea following the arrival of Visit Seattle late on Friday night, Punta del Este time.
2018 Hong Kong Race Week - Entry now open!
23 Sep 2017, 6:50 am  Under the auspices of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation and organised in conjunction with the Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club, Hong Kong Race Week 2018 is now open for entry!
North Sails Gulf Coast to sponsor debriefings during 5O5 Worlds
23 Sep 2017, 6:06 am  Grant “Fuzz” Spanhake is one of the most respected coaches in the world of sailboat racing. The Annapolis-based professional has worked with the highest level professionals competing on the TP52 circuit and with the Olympic teams of several countries. Now participants in the 2017 SAP 5O5World Championship will benefit from Spanhake’s expertise.
2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship - Preview
23 Sep 2017, 5:36 am  Severn Sailing Association was a flurry of activity on Wednesday evening as competitors prepared for the 2017 SAP 5O5 World Championship. Skippers and crews were busy performing last-minute adjustments to their boats, tuning the rig and working on other gear.
52 Super Series - The day of reckoning
23 Sep 2017, 5:11 am  After a thrilling two race day at the Menorca 52 Super Series Sailing Week when none of the top three title challengers could maintain a decisive high level of consistency, Azzurra carry a seven point lead into the final day of the 2017 52 Super Series Season.
Azzurra consolidates her leadership in the 52 Super Series
23 Sep 2017, 4:56 am  Azzurra has lengthened her lead to seven points with just one day of racing left in the Menorca 52 Super Series, the final of six events in 52 Super Series 2017 that began in January in Key West, Florida. Tomorrow, September 23rd will be decisive for the season’s outcome.