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Annual Sailing Season Prizegiving

Carabella Room

Gather your crew together to celebrate the end of another sailing season.  The Careening Cove Anchorage will be open from 5pm that evening, if you would like to have dinner beforehand. The presentation will commence at 8pm followed by tea and coffee in the Neutral Bay bar while you relax with friends and have your photo taken. This...

Recurring

Sunday Tackers

On the water

Session 1: 8:30am-10:00am Session 2: 10:00am-11:30am For details and to register, https://www.rsys.com.au/academy/tackers/  

Recurring

Bridge Lunch

Careening Cove

We have introduced a Club Lunch Table on the first Wednesday of each month. Feel free to come with a companion or on your own and catch up with friends. There is no Bridge, just laughter and friendship. Bookings are through Frances Allison frances@rsys.com.au or 9017 0139.

Guest Speaker Dinner – Iain Murray AM

Carabella Room

Fully booked, waitlist via Reception Presentation 'The 2021 America's Cup' Iain Murray AM was the CEO of Race Management and Race Director of the 36th America's Cup held in New Zealand in March this year. Iain was at the very centre of this year’s Cup. He will tell us, from the inside, about the competing...

Recurring

Sunday Tackers

On the water

Session 1: 8:30am-10:00am Session 2: 10:00am-11:30am For details and to register, https://www.rsys.com.au/academy/tackers/  

Literary Lunch

Carabella Room

Fully booked, waitlist via Reception Horatio Nelson, legendary hero and the “other story.” Nelson's Folly, by Oliver Greeves, attacks the myth-making behind one of history's greatest legends, offering a fresh insight into the lives of Horatio Nelson and his devoted wife Fanny. It is a thrilling story of sacrifice, betrayal, battles and survival. Our Speaker...

Cruising in Company

On the water

June long weekend Cruising Division event Saturday 12 June 1130 or 1430hrs Spit Bridge for raft-up destination at South arm of Sugarloaf Bay. Drinks on board then Progressive Dinner on boats in the evening. Overnight Sugarloaf. Sunday 13 June Dinghy and kayak excursions to the upper reaches of Sugarloaf. Relocate to Echo Point for booked...

Captain Rountree Cup

On the water

RSYS is holding the Captain Rountree Cup on the Long Weekend. It is a 'female helm' pursuit race. Options include all female crew, mixed crew, spinnaker or non-spinnaker. Saturday 12 June Start time of the limit boat: 1200 hours Download the Notice of Race and enter online

Wine Appreciation Group

Careening Cove

This month's theme is 'Minimal Interventions'. This is your chance to try more contemporary styles without committing to a whole bottle. We will showcase biodynamic, minimal sulphur, minimal intervention and minimal filtration wines, including: Laroche Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay Extra Brut FRA Vinteloper Park White AUS Domaine Simha Payson Fleur Sauvage AUS Unico Zelo Esoterico...

Recurring

Sunday Tackers

On the water

Session 1: 8:30am-10:00am Session 2: 10:00am-11:30am For details and to register, https://www.rsys.com.au/academy/tackers/  

Book Club

Carabella Room

This month we will meet in the Carabella Room to discuss 'A Room Made of Leaves' by Kate Grenville . Do join us for lunch afterwards in the Careening Cove. What if Elizabeth Macarthur-wife of the notorious John Macarthur, wool baron in early Sydney-had written a shockingly frank secret memoir? In her introduction Kate Grenville...

Cruising Division: ‘Japanese Mini-Subs’

Carabella Room

We regret to advise that tonight's presentation has been postponed due to the latest NSW Health Authority rules. We look forward to rescheduling this event in the future. Presentation Japanese Midget Submarine attack on Sydney Harbour Noel Phelan of the National Maritime Museum is our speaker for this fascinating topic. Every country tried to have...

SailSys Demonstration

Carabella Room

Postponed We hope to re-schedule soon Presentation Over the past 5 years, we have updated our Race Management with the use of Sailsys. Sailsys has evolved and now provides a comprehensive package including race results, online entry, crew management and compliance. The software was specifically designed to effect a shift from manual intervention by the...

1998 Hobart: a survivor’s tale

Online

Recollections and Reflections on the 1998 Sydney to Hobart with Bruce Gould. Our speaker requires little introduction. Bruce Gould, 'Gouldy' to many, owner of Margaret Rintoul, is a Life Member of the Squadron. A familiar sight in Club championships, Friday Twilights and the Annual Cruise, he has also competed and achieved success in countless Offshore...

Leading the way with PHS – An evening with John Maclurcan

Online

Under the guidance of Life Member John Maclurcan, RSYS has led the way with Performance Handicapping in Australia for more than 40 years. Join John and fellow Club Member Richard Lawson as they discuss the history and evolution of John's work since he first began in 1975. They will also discuss the role of handicapping...

Book Club

Online

This month we will meet in the Carabella Room to discuss 'Sea of Poppies' by Amitav Ghosh. Do join us for lunch afterwards in the Careening Cove. At the heart of this vibrant saga is a vast ship, the Ibis. Her destiny is a tumultuous voyage across the Indian Ocean shortly before the outbreak of...

Cruising Division: ‘Eastern Australian Current’

Online

Due to the current restrictions, this event will be held online as a Zoom webinar. Please register via the new link below. Presentation The East Australian Current - where "Finding Nemo" was half right By Iain Suthers, Sydney Institute of Marine Science & UNSW The EAC is a powerful western boundary current draining warm water...

Lockdown Trivia Night

Online

The Sailing Office has put together a list of sailing related questions to challenge RSYS members in a fun and informative trivia challenge! Questions range from technical sailing knowledge as well as some historical trivia. There are just shy of 50 questions so we are aiming for about an hour in length, depending how much...

‘My worst sail. My best sail’

Online

Squadron Speaker Series Squadron Members look back so that others may look forward once this lockdown is over. Get ready to hear a hand-picked selection of Club Members who will shoot the breeze on some of their most frightening, frightful, harrowing, really dangerous and just plain scary sailing, racing and cruising experiences. They will also...

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