CYC News

2022 - 2023 Summer Racing Dates available
Planning your summer racing? The calendar of sailing events for the 2022-2023 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.

Stage 2 Building Works Underway 
The second stage of the CSCC and CYC refurbishment works have commenced with power now off to the site for a period of time. Members can still contact the office staff via the usual number and emails will be answered. The shop is closed but available by appointment to CYC Members only. This also means the weather station and webcams are not operational. Winter Racing will continue as normal.

Seaplane Operations on the Lake?

The NCA has announced that Lake User Groups are to be invited to join a working party to discuss the proposal for seaplane operations. The CYC looks forward to participating in these discussions and supports viable options for seaplanes on Lake Burley Griffin. Submissions on the proposal are on the NCA website including the detailed CYC submission stating the Club's concerns about the impact the proposal will have on the activities of existing Lake users in West Basin. 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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World Sailing News

Great Britain team are out of Denmark SailGP
19 Aug 2022, 10:44 am  The Great Britain SailGP Team are unable to compete in the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix, after sustaining damage to their F50 race boat during practice racing in Copenhagen.
Australian Yachting Championships preview
19 Aug 2022, 9:17 am  The best grand prix yachts and multihulls from around Australia and overseas will take to the water for the 2022 Australian Yachting Championships (AYC) at Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, where racing takes place from 21-27 August.
Prominent RNZYS members resign over Cup hosting
19 Aug 2022, 6:35 am  Radio New Zealand reported this evening that three prominent members of the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron have resigned over the decision to allocate the the venue hosting for the 2024 America's Cup to Barcelona.
Sibling rivalry heats-up at 2022 HIRW
19 Aug 2022, 1:40 am  Windcraft Yachts is gearing-up for a long-awaited return to Australia's premier keelboat sailing event, Hamilton Island Race Week from 20-27 August.
Could the Kiwis be Tom Slingsby's biggest threat?
19 Aug 2022, 1:19 am  A new rival has entered the ring, with Tom Slingsby confirming that the New Zealand side could now be the Australia Team's top competition to beat at the ROCKWOOL Denmark Sail Grand Prix, taking place this weekend.
F-18 Raid World Championship day 2
18 Aug 2022, 10:02 pm  The start of the sailing on the was postponed due to prognosis of light winds. And the teams could have a soft wake up in the morning. The start was set to 11 o'clock and by then there was warm weather and a steady breeze at about 6 to 10 knots.

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