Offshore Yachting : Offshore Yachting Apr May 2015
CYCA supports search and rescue CYCA SOLAS Trusts has provided Volunteer Marine Rescue, Jacobs Well Queensland with funding to repower their rescue vessel Beenleigh 2. The donation of $15,695 will allow the replacement of their secondary rescue vessel, Beenleigh 2 ’s two existing Mercury outboard engines, that have completed in excess of 500 hours with two new 150 Mercury four stoke outboard motors. John Ranizowski, President of Marine Rescue Jacobs Well said “The rescue of our boating community would not have been possible without the help of the CYCA SOLAS Trusts, a true lifesaver.” Aegean calls for lucky winner The Pacific Sailing School, CYCA and Mariner Boating Holidays joint promotion winner has been announced. The lucky winner was Ms Cecilia Smith, announced on Saturday 20 December. The promotion was targeted at new customers of the Pacific Sailing School who had undertaken one of their sailing courses and successfully became a full members of the CYCA. Once qualified they automatically went into the draw to win one place on board the Mariner Boating Holidays 2015 Greek Island Odyssey. Support for Elliott 7 I C Frith & Associates, Insurance Brokers has committed to the CYCA’s Youth Sailing Academy through sponsorship of one of the Elliott 7-metre yachts. I C Frith & Associates Insurance brokers was established in 1983 and are 100% Australian owned. They are among the top ten brokers by revenue in Australia and New Zealand. I C Frith are the recommended Insurance broker to the members of BIA in NSW and South Australia. I C Frith & Associates have been dedicated to supporting a number of Youth initiatives throughout Australia and New Zealand for many years now and are very proud to be associated with the CYCA YSA. 1940’s casino night The 1940’s saw the founding of the famous Las Vegas Casino Strip – and also the CYCA. So join us for an evening of glamour, excitement and fun as we combine the two themes, and transform the Freya and Morna rooms into a gaming room. When: Saturday, 30th May 2015 Time: 7.00pm – 11.30pm Place: CYCA – upstairs – Freya and Morna Rooms Price: $70 per person Includes: Canapés + casino-themed entertainment Dress: 1940’s Casino Bookings: www.cyca.com.au via the online booking system. Mark of honour David Kellett was honoured at the NSW Sports Awards. David Kellett AM has been recognised yet again for his services to yachting, this time with a Distinguished Long Service award at the 2014 NSW Sports Awards on Thursday February 19. David Kellett AM has been recognised yet again for his services to yachting, this time with a Distinguished Long Service award at the 2014 NSW Sports Awards on Thursday February 19. We congratulate David, a past commodore and member of the CYCA since 1970, who was nominated for the award by Yachting NSW. This past November David became the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious International Sailing Federation’s Beppe Croce Trophy in honour of his services to sailing. Passionate about his sport and a decorated ocean racing skipper, David has dedicated himself to voluntarily representing sailing via serving on the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s (CYCA) board from 1984 and becoming Commodore from 1989 to 1990. He also served as President of Yachting NSW during that time. David joined the Yachting Australia board, serving until 2013, and was an ISAF board member from 1992 to 2012, the only Australian to fill the role of Vice President. For the past 15 years, David has led the team on the CYCA’s Radio Relay vessel which accompanies the Rolex Sydney Hobart fleet each year. seamark sailing news • Yachts to watch • Rising staRs • PRofiles • inteRviews • cultuRe • Books • oPinion seamark 009 fifth time around Julian Farren-Price’s About Time cleaned up IRC and ORCi. davidbrogan/www.sailpix.com.au St George Midnight Rambler (Ed psaltis/ michael bencsik/bob Thomas) won the sydney wollongong race, the last of the cYca’s ocean point score series, but the celebrations were loudest on Julian Farren-price’s About Time after a landslide fifth consecutive title. psaltis and his crew sailed their Ker 40 to a win over two Tp52’s in Balance and Fomo, also beating fourth placed Merlin, dave Forbes’ Kaiko 52 to the punch in what was predominantly a big boat race. “we sailed out of the Harbour with a big masthead code Zero that we couldn’t hold, but we were going very fast. with the wind in the south-east and east-south-east, we sailed close to the rocks when we got around the corner. You can’t afford to go offshore in those conditions,” psaltis said. overseas on business, Farren- price missed the moment, having to leave the final race and his cookson 12 in the hands of longtime crew and sometime skipper, shane guanaria. but he did so knowing his crew had morphed into an almost unbeatable unit since the first of their victories. The modest yachtsman collected an unprecedented fifth consecutive ops title; his ninth win out of 11 seasons with About Time. He and the crew are so good they won both irc and orci pointscores. under pHs, Great Xpectations was the clear winner. The x-43 design finished six points in front of antony sweetapple/anthony bruce/James lee warner’s Jones 12.3 Quetzalcoatl, with les goodridge’s x-50 Wax Lyrical third. speaking on behalf of Farren-price, guanaria said: “He would have loved to be here, and the race would have suited him down to the ground. “we battled early on and made a few mistakes,” he said of their seventh place in the race, which translated to third in the series, as four of those who finished ahead of them were casual entries. “Ed (psaltis) had a great race. He’s such a good yachtie. it’s good to see him get a win. He’s hard to beat.” guanaria said About Time’s owner and crew deserved every accolade they’ve received. “i know Julian always praises his crew. and he is lucky with crew he has – they know the boat and their roles.” www.cyca.com.au sYdnEY wollongong racE Clean sweep Psaltis has won as Farren-Price collected a fifth OPS title. By Di P ea rs on .
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