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The Capital Brewing 2023 CYC Winter series

It’s time again for the very popular Capital Brewing Winter Series, 8 races held every two weeks from the 7th of May until August 13. Capital Brewing has kindly signed up to be the series sponsor once more, so some wonderful local brews on offer as prizes each week! Please note that first warning for these races is 1pm, and all sailors are required to Sign On and Off each race.

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The Matthew Owen Autumn Regatta 2023

This annual charitable regatta, is a three race series starting on March 26th followed by April 2nd and April 16th. Not only do we get to enjoy some great autumn sailing but all entry proceeds are donated directly to Rare Cancers Australia to honour Matthew Owen's outstanding and long term contribution to the CYC. The Online Entry is by way of a donation, see clause 4.1 in the Notice of Race document, along with the Sailing Instructions to be found on our special regattas and events page. Online Entry | Special Regattas Page

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CYC Sailors Regatta Results and Report

The Canberra Yacht Club's members often participate in interstate regattas and racing. Here are some recent results and a report from the 2023 Marlay Point overnight race.

Victorian Waszp Titles at Sorrento: Mark Louis 7th overall, 1st Youth Division

NSW OPTI states at Lake Macquarie Dexter Swinsburg 31st Open fleet, with some top 20 results. Jeremy Jorand attended his first interstate regatta and sailed well in the Opti green fleet.

Laser Metros held at Double Bay SC Ed Alexander – radial - 6th of 38; 1st under 17yo. Matt Power – radial - 13th of 38Charlie Walker - 4.7 - 13th of 23

From Juan Guerschman - Mate’s story from Marlay Point

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The Champion of the Lake

With the final Pointscore Race of the 22-23 CYC summer season completed it was time to run the annual Champion of the Lake series. Each leading divisional winner from the CYC and YMCA sailing clubs, compete to decide who is the champion of the the lake. Using the CYC Sailability Hansa one design yachts, the racing was held in good conditions that led to enjoyable and intense racing with plenty of shouting fans on shore.
Andrew Reed triumphed and retained the Champion of the Lake trophy for the CYC as well as securing the America’s Mug. Chris Sant came 3rd and won the YMCA SC Champion of Champions trophy.


  1. Andrew Reed CYC
  2. Shane Gaddes CYC
  3. Chris Sant YMCA
  4. Michael Forster YMCA
  5. Peter Russel YMCA
  6. Col Durran CYC
  7. Nick Ward YMCA
  8. Dexter Swinsburg CYC
  9. Will Howard CYC
  10. Bronwyn Ponder CYC

Congratulations to all of our Canberra Sailors for an outstanding summer season. Photos below.

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Seaplane Trial Flights

The National Capital Authority has announced a period of Seaplane trial flights on Lake Burley Griffin from 14 March to 19 March. During the trial there will be a number of flights each day, most likely a far higher number of takeoffs and landings than we might expect if normal operations go ahead. The CYC has been working closely with seaplane operators and the NCA around these trials, and they have come about as a result of meetings held between the operators and CYC in February. Of particular importance to the club was the inclusion of Central Basin as a landing and take off option for the planes, and we look forward to seeing how this will work in practice. The trial flights will examine options for take-off and landing including the viability of Central Basin as an alternative to West Basin, at times that the pilot judges Central Basin to be a safer and less disruptive option.
For those sailing or using the lake during the trials, the instructions from the operators are simple; do not modify your activities. So we will be running all of our usual training and racing activities during the week, and members are encouraged to sail as they normally would. The operators will then select a landing site on the lake that they judge to be the safest and least likely to disrupt activities. There will be more information for CYC Members around these trials in the lead up to the 14th, including possible information sessions for members, or organised opportunities to view landings and take-offs.

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World Sailing News

International Moth UK Open Championship Overall
9 Jun 2023, 9:52 pm  While we all hoped that the wind on Friday was going to be a solid 15 knots, and all the forecasts suggested as much, Easterly winds on the south coast of the UK are notoriously unreliable.
Etchells Australasian Championship day 1
9 Jun 2023, 7:13 pm  The first day of the International Etchells Australasian Championship was exceptionally challenging with breeze from west, round to sou'east, and sou-west over the course of the day.
Friday Fly By in Kiel attracts enormous crowds
9 Jun 2023, 5:23 pm  The last time The Ocean Race was in Kiel, was on 9 June, 2002, and the German team, illbruck, was being celebrated for winning the Volvo Ocean Race.
Cup Spy - June 8 & 9: Kiwis get the hurry up
9 Jun 2023, 2:42 pm  The Swiss, Italian and New Zealand teams sailed today. The Kiwis sailed their two AC40's returned to their one-design state in a series of exercises including multiple pre-starts and some one leg races. The alternate crew took it to the first-stringers.

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