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Book Club

Carabella Room

This month we will meet in the Carabella Room to discuss 'Shuggie Bain' by Douglas Stuart. Do join us for lunch afterwards in the Careening Cove. Winner of the 2020 Booker Prize It is 1981. Glasgow is dying and good families must grift to survive. Agnes Bain has always expected more from life. She dreams...

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Bridge Lessons

Shell Cove Room

Easy Intermediate level lessons with John Roberts Wednesdays 7, 14, 21 and 28 April 10 am to 12.30 pm These four fascinating lessons are essential for all players who would like to play a good game of bridge. Each lesson deals with a different subject so you may attend just one lesson if you wish. Each...

Schools Teams Racing Championship

On the water

2021 NSW Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championship RSYS is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the 2021 NSW Secondary Schools Teams Racing Championship from 30 April to 2 May 2021. There will be up to 24 teams competing over the 3 days, with lots of movement around the clubhouse, lawns, hardstand and pond....

Combined Clubs’ Winter Series commences

RSYS, SASC, RPEYC and RANSA combine to form a Winter Series. 12 races will be held from 1 May to 24 July with one exception; there will be no racing on 12 June (long weekend).

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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.

Dinghy Prizegiving

Carabella Room

2021 Dinghy Sailing Annual Prize Giving & Presentation Dinner Calling all Squadron Dinghy Sailors and Parents: The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Youth Sailing Committee invites you to attend the presentation event to be held in the Carabella Room on the evening of Saturday 8 May, 2021. Event Details Timing Guests arrive from 6.00pm Seated for...

Mother’s Day Luncheon

Carabella Room

Fully booked, wait list via Reception  Gather the family together to celebrate the special mum in your life and treat her to a splendid Sunday Luncheon. Menu We will present a magnificent selection of shared platters, including Slow Roasted Tomato Bruschetta: Ciabatta Bread, Mozzarella, Rocket Pesto, Balsamic House Cured Gravlax: Tasmanian Ocean Trout, Pickled Cucumber,...

Literary Lunch: Susannah Fullerton

Carabella Room

Presentation Idle young Londoner and man-about-town Bertie Wooster is a drip, but a wonderfully comic one. Jeeves, his valet, is a genius, always to be relied upon to get Bertie out of scrapes, provide the right attire, and whip up a cure for hangovers. In fact, Jeeves is so skilled, that his name has become...

Wine Appreciation Group

Careening Cove

Wine aficionados will be delighted to hear that we are again holding our monthly wine tasting sessions in the Careening Cove. This month we will sample some new arrivals, guaranteed to warm the cockles through Autumn. 2020 Minnow Creek The Silver Minnow Pinot Gris, Langhorne Creek SA 2020 Pepe’s Beret Chardonnay, Languedox-Roussillon FRA 2020 Harvest...

Crabshack Night

Carabella Room

Fully booked, waitlist via Reception Crabshack is back! Roll up your sleeves, pop on a bib and get stuck in to platters of crabs, Balmain Bugs, prawns, smoked sausage, corn and potatoes at the Squadron's very own take on an American favourite, accompanied by a live band. This is always a popular event, so book...

Book Club

Carabella Room

This month we will meet in the Carabella Room to discuss 'Scoop'  by Evelyn Waugh. Do join us for lunch afterwards in the Careening Cove. Lord Copper, newspaper magnate and proprietor of the "Daily Beast", has always prided himself on his intuitive flair for spotting ace reporters. That is not to say he has not...

Cruising Division: ‘Life & Voyages of Captain Cook’

Carabella Room

Fully booked, waitlist via Reception Presentation Meet Captain James Cook, possibly the world’s greatest explorer. We will learn about his early life, his Scottish connection, his merchant navy career and his move to the Royal Navy. Find out who influenced his life and career, and how he learnt his trade. By exploring his voyages you...

SKP 2021/2022 – Information Evening

An information session for sailors interested in the 2021/2022 Squadron Keelboat Program. This event is open to members and non-members, and parents of the sailors are also invited to attend. Timings: 18:00 - 20:00 Location: Kirribilli Room, RSYS Contact: Zac Quinlan - SKP Coordinator (E: zachary.quinlan@rsys.com.au) More Information: www.rsys.com.au/skp

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...

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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...

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...

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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