CYC News

CYC Racing Update
We are pleased to announce a return to racing on Sunday 31st October, with the racing calendar largely returning to normal from that date on. The race on Sunday 31st October will be a rescheduled Kasparek Architects Pointscore Race, with a first warning of 2pm. We have been working with ACT Sport & Recreation to ensure that we will be able to return in a compliant manner and an updated COVID Plan will be published shortly. Thank you to all members for your patience while we have worked through this process. With no competition allowed within sport in the ACT before October 29th, races on Wednesday 13th, Sunday 17th, Wednesday 20th, Sunday 24th and Wednesday 27th have been cancelled.  Unfortunately a large event for many junior sailors and families, often from interstate, the ACT Optimist Championships on 30 and 31 October have also been cancelled.

CYC staff are back on site from Monday 18 October!  Our office hours will return to 9.30am – 3.30pm Monday to Friday and you can call us on 6273 4777 or you can send us an email. 

2021 - 2022 Summer Racing Dates available
Planning your summer racing? The calendar of sailing events for the 2021-2022 season can be found here. Other documents such as the NOR's will be available from the racing information and special regatta pages as they are released.

Proposed Seaplane Operations Lake Burley Griffin

The NCA has published a discussion paper around the proposal for Seaplane flights. The CYC is obviously concerned about the impact this will have on our operations, and has submitted a response to this paper. Here you can download the cover letter and our submission document to the consultation.

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.
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.
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 deductibility for your donation – please click here to find out more.

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Multihull line honours for Jason Carroll's Argo
24 Oct 2021, 7:35 pm  Jason Carroll's MOD70 Argo (USA) crossed the finish line of the 2021 Rolex Middle Sea Race at 20:39:28 CEST on Sunday 24 October to take Multihull Line Honours in an elapsed time of 33 hours 29 minutes 28 seconds.
What's next for women in wingfoiling?
24 Oct 2021, 1:58 pm  The GWA is thrilled to have had a successful 2021 (so far!) and we are pumped that so many women are participating. More and more female riders are getting into the sport and we are 100% for it!
18ft Skiff Sydney Spring Championship Races 1 & 2
24 Oct 2021, 12:14 pm  The Australian 18 Footers League's 2021-2022 18ft Skiff racing season began on Sydney Harbour today when the club staged Races 1 and 2 of the annual seven-race Spring Championship series.
2022 Finn Gold Cup to be held at Malcesine
24 Oct 2021, 5:35 am  The International Finn Class and Fragila Vela Malcesine are delighted to announce that the 2022 Finn Gold Cup will be held at Malcesine on Lake Garda, Italy, from 15-21 May.
2021 International Masters Regatta overall
24 Oct 2021, 5:16 am  Who more fitting to earn the championship title at this year's International Masters Regatta than the 2021 National Sailing Hall of Fame inductee himself, Carl Buchan.