CYC News

2020 - 2021 Summer Racing Dates available
Planning your summer racing? You can download the CYC's Racing Calendar here. Other documents such as the 2020 - 2021 NOR's are now available from the racing information and special regatta pages as they are released.
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.

CYC Operations Situation 

The CYC has developed a COVID Safe Return to Sailing Plan, and it is vital that all competitors familiarise themselves with this one-page document. Please go to the CYC Racing Information Page to access the CYC COVID Safe Plan, NOR, Amendments and Sailing Instructions.

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.
The Canberra Yacht Club 2020 Brochure
The CYC enjoys a spectacular location on the waterfront at Lotus Bay on Lake Burley Griffin, and caters for a thriving membership with a diverse range of boating interests. Learn more about the club in the Official Club Brochure - Read it Here.
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 12.00 noon. Phone 6273 4777  or Contact Us




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World Sailing News

Ari Huusela closes out the 9th Vendée Globe
5 Mar 2021, 4:42 pm  When Finnish solo skipper Ari Huusela crossed the finish line of the 2020-2021 Vendée Globe this Friday morning, it marked the ultimate conclusion of an ocean racing dream which has occupied almost all of his spare time over the last 22 years.
2021 Melges 24 World Championship cancelled
5 Mar 2021, 3:53 pm  The Organizing Committee announces the cancellation of the 2021 Melges 24 World Championship, that was expected to be held in Charleston, SC, USA on April 9-17.
12mR: An Enduring Legacy released
5 Mar 2021, 3:10 pm  Filmed during the 2019 12mR World Championship in Newport R.I., highlights include racing footage and competitor interviews paired with the experienced insights of the 12MYC's Station Steward Gary Jobson who also wrote and narrated this documentary.
AC36: AI, RL, TLA, ETNZ, LRPP
5 Mar 2021, 11:00 am  Now there's a wee event happening across 'The Ditch' (Tasman Sea) next week. So I certainly enjoyed writing from the armchair a little while ago, and whilst on that, thanks very much to all of you who read it all around the globe
Ari Huusela finishes the Vendée Globe
5 Mar 2021, 8:37 am  Ari Huusela has the honour of closing the course on this 9th Vendée Globe. He is the last to finish the race some 37 days after the first boats.
2021 JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship preview
5 Mar 2021, 7:10 am  Despite winning the last season's Australian 18ft Skiff Championship in the then new tech2 skiff, Jack Macartney's 2020-21 Season team has gone up to another level of performance and consistency, taking all three major championships so far this season.

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