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On October 7 this year, at 1 p.m., just off Sydney Harbour’s Sow and Pigs, Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron Members Geoff Hill and Richard Hudson, along with 16 other crew, began the first bi-annual Sydney to Auckland race.
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Three Australian boats competed last week in St Petersburg Florida for the 2023, J/70 World Championship.
Margaret Carney
Mark Johnson writes, 'I happily accepted an invitation to twilight on Ivan Wheen’s Gunga Din
Margaret Carney
Last Friday night, as part of the annual Australian Sailing Awards night, RSYS member Iain Murray was inducted into Australian Sailing’s Hall of Fame.
Margaret Carney
Join one of the Club’s longest running groups! Now in its seventh year the Book Club has enjoyed a wide variety of books recommended by the Committee and participating Members.
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Last Friday’s Twilight was one of the best races we have had – a strong wind; very few tacks and great crew work!
Margaret Carney
The weather forecast for Saturday 28 October 2023 did not look great; 5-10 kts from the ESE to E and a left-over composite swell of around 2.4 metre from NE and S.
Margaret Carney
Remember that time we went to the ACT States at Canberra Yacht Club, and we had to get up at 6am to drive down there, and then there was no wind until 3pm……
Margaret Carney
Richard Lawson writes, ‘Marcus Stewart and his crew on Lively join the Rapunzel crew in saying how much we are enjoying the new Club initiative of sailing on Thursday evenings.
Margaret Carney
Howard Elliott writes, ‘On Saturday 21st October, Viva La Vita was sailing in the Sydney-Lion Island Two Handed Race conducted by CYCA.
Margaret Carney
A squad of 17 of Australia’s top performing sailing women and youth athletes have been revealed by Team Australia Challenge Patron John Bertrand AO to spearhead the nation's return to the America’s Cup in the Youth and Puig Women’s Regattas in 2024.
Club Admin
The hidden life of one of Australia’s greatest ocean racing navigators is discovered in a box of scrapbooks.
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We were already looking forward to Saturday as we had a full crew for the first time this season.
Margaret Carney
This weekend, we will be welcoming sailors to compete in the 2023 Hardy Shield Match Racing Regatta from 14 - 15 October, 2023. 
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RSYS Member David Grundy writes”Noel Phelan is a well-known volunteer at the Australian National Maritime Museum who has researched and delivered numerous interesting and detailed presentations which Club Members have enjoyed over the years.
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Jan Scholten is the MD of Contender Sailcloth Pty Ltd., Australian importer of Contender Sailcloth, Blue Streak Battens, Selden masts and associated equipment and Rutgerson Marine hardware.
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RSYS Member, Steven Proud writes “the J/70 2023 North American Championship was sailed on Lake Michigan from 18th to 22nd September.
Club Admin
Congratulations to all of our RSYS Academy sailors who competed at the 2023 Zhik Youth Sail Clinic on Lake Macquarie over the long weekend.
Club Admin
Jocelyn Webb writes, “The long weekend in October marks the start of Daylight Saving – and also the annual Ladies of the Sea two day Coaching regatta. LOTS regatta enables women to learn and grow sailing skills and solidify and make friendships in a safe, fun, nurturing and supportive environment.
Margaret Carney
In just a few hours, we will kick off the 2023 Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta.
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Saturday 28 October 2023, will be the 115th race for one of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron's most prestigious trophies, the historic Gascoigne Cup. The 2023 Gascoigne Cup will mark 137 years since it was first presented in 1886, as it was not awarded during the war years.
Margaret Carney
Tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 September, Noel Phelan will join us at the Club to talk about the wonderful and peculiar history of flying boats. 
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Kirstin Reblin, skipper of Andiamo! writes, 'The Sydney Harbour Women's Keelboat Series (SHWKS) got off to a thrilling start with its first race hosted by the Middle Harbour Yacht Club (MHYC).
Margaret Carney
Over the weekend, we were represented by several youth Members in the NSW IODA Optimist Teams Racing Regatta at Hunters Hill Sailing Club.
Club Admin
Beginning on Friday afternoon, a group of our dedicated youth sailors made their way over to Woollahara Sailing Club, ready for a weekend of activities at the Anuual Optichicks Event.
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Peter Williams, skipper of Erica writes, 'At 9:00, our team had reduced from 8 to 6, leaving us shorthanded.
Margaret Carney
Squadron Member, Guido Belgiorno-Nettis, writes “What a privilege it was to represent the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron at the Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup.
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The countdown is officially on for the 2023 Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta held over the long weekend, from 29 September to 1 October at RSYS. In just ten days, we will kick off a weekend of training and racing with an all-star lineup of world-class coaches. 
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The sun shone, flags fluttered, and the Club was a riot of colour as Members and their guests thronged on the hardstand to observe the water activities.
Margaret Carney
RSYS was represented by our SKP SAustralian Open Match Racing Championships hosted by the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania (RYCT) from the 2 - 3 September.
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