Offshore Yachting : February March 2013
SEAMARK 011 SPONSORSHIP Ricoh and d'Albora Marinas CYCA welcomes new YSA Elliott sponsors. Ricoh Australia and d'Albora Marinas have signed on as the newest Elliott sponsors. Ricoh Australia, one of the leading providers of document and imaging solutions to Australian businesses, has committed to the Youth Sailing Academy for two years. Ricoh works closely with its customers to create tailored solutions that deliver business efficiencies to support their knowledge management. "The CYCA has a prominent and long-standing history within the Australian yachting community and Ricoh is proud to have joined the team as sponsors of their Youth Sailing Academy in November last year," said Ricoh Australia's Managing Director, Les Richardson. "This partnership is an expansion of Ricoh's local support and is beneficial for both parties. The CYCA have a fleet of our latest products and we look forward to continuing our support while adding value and expertise to the organisation's operations." d'Albora Marinas is Australia's largest marina group offering an array of berthing options. d'Albora's facilities inlcude the rack and stack located at Pier 35 and Akuna Bay, swing moorings at The Spit and the premium floating berths located at all seven marinas. "d'Albora Marinas is delighted to be a sponsor of Youth Sailing in Australia through the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy. We strive to remain a leader in the boating industry and encourage more people to go boating more often. This is a fantastic initiative to give young people the skills and early passion for this tremendous leisure activity and sport," Marcus Anketell, CEO d'Albora Marinas said. CYCA Commodore Howard Piggott thanked Ricoh Australia and d'Albora Marinas for their support of youth sailing. Sponsorships There are current Elliott sponsorships available together with two regatta sponsorships for 2013. Interested parties should email Mark Woolf, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org Will Ryan named 470 crew member for Rio 2016 Youth Sailing Academy alumni ready to take on the world. Lake Macquarie's Will Ryan has been named as Olympic Gold Medallist Mat Belcher's 470 crew member for the Olympic 2016 campaign. Ryan, a CYCA Youth Sailing Academy graduate and current member of the CYCA, has had an ideal preparation for his new role. As training partners for Belcher and Page, working with Victor Kovalenko and crewing with Sam Kivell, the 193 cm tall Ryan is well advanced in the role and is very keen to help bring Kovalenko his sixth 470 Gold Medal for the Australian team. The duo have started their campaign well, securing a gold medal at Sail Melbourne and becoming the first 470 crew to win every race at an ISAF Sailing World Cup round -- 10 wins from 10 starts including the medal race. Twenty-one lucky students from Eden Marine High were able to experience a weeklong program of learning to sail, shopping, movies and restaurants as part of the CYCA's program to thank the Eden community for their support during the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, an exchange that has been running since 1983. Arriving at the CYCA after a long bus and train ride from Eden via Canberra, the students grabbed their sleeping bags and pillows and headed down the road to spend their first night on the harbour, sleeping on board six of East Sail's luxury yachts. COMMUNITY CYCA welcomes Eden Marine High students A group of students from the South Coast town of Eden visited Sydney's Harbour for a week of sailing. Over the course of their stay, the students were taught the art of sailing an Elliott 6 by seven Advanced Squad sailors who coached sessions each day. Many of the kids got the full experience when CYCA members took the Eden sailors out for the Club Marine Twilight Race on Wednesday evening. The final day saw spinnakers up on all the Elliotts and the coaches all 'hands-off' for the day. It was great to see how much the Eden sailors had picked up during the week both in their confidence and sailing experience. HARBOUR OF EDEN Students from Eden Marine High enjoyed an action- packed week.
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