The Melbourne to Osaka Race

Rupert Henry and Greg O'Shea will recount their record-breaking Melbourne to Osaka Race earlier this year at a presentation to the Cruising Division on 28 November. 

The Melbourne to Osaka Yacht Race is the longest ocean race in the world, with the exception of the circumnavigation races. Adding to the challenges created by the huge distance of 5500NM are that it is a two-handed race, competitors must endure the hardships of an equator crossing, the Doldrum latitudes and the frontal latitudes of both the Southern and Northern hemispheres. The physical, emotional, navigational and technical challenges are huge, especially when attempting the race in a 62 foot grand prix race yacht that had the potential to either to break the race record or destroy the two men sailing her in the attempt...

Find out how they did it!

 

Event details

Date: Wednesday 28 November
Time: 6pm for 6.20pm start 
Cost: There is no cost to attend the presentation, but please RSVP to assist with the setting up.
Dinner reservations essential. 

 

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Etchells in action!

 
Grant Crowle's The Hole Way taking on the heavy squalls that battered competitors on day 2 of the QLD Championship (aka Pre Worlds.)

The fleet was a veritable armada of former World Champions in Etchells and other classes, America’s Cup stars, round the world ocean racers, as well as Olympic legends. Racing concluded on Tuesday 16, and RSYS Members took two podium places: 
1st Iron Lotus AUS1442 Tom King, David Edwards, Greg O'Shea, Ivan Wheen (pictured below)      
3rd Havoc AUS1461 Iain Murray, Grant Simmer, Richard Allanson.


Dave Edwards commented 'We are really happy with the result! We're looking forward to the Worlds next week - the competition will definitely ratchet up a notch - there will be more than 90 boats on the start line and the Squadron will be well represented.'
 

View full results here

 

Top and bottom photos by Nic Douglas. Iron Lotus trophy shot by Kylie Wilson.

Squadron to Host New Sailing Grand Prix

Next Gen 50ft foiling cats are coming to Sydney Harbour from 14-15 February 2019.
RSYS will host the opening Act of the this five race series and it promises to be a spectacle for Members to enjoy.

‘SailGP’ is a new grand prix racing circuit featuring six national teams and visiting five iconic inshore venues. Teams will race identical wingsailed F50s – supercharged catamarans capable of breaking the 50-knot barrier. The season will culminate with single $1 million match-race final between the top two teams.
 

The Australian team: L to R: Sam Newton, Jason Waterhouse, Kyle Langford, Tom Slingsby, Kinley Fowler and Ky Hurst


Watch the Sailing GP video
Read more here 

Yngling Master Class

Michael Nash, Australian Yngling Sailing Champion 2011, will give a sailing master class on Thursday 25 October at RSYS. This will be of interst to anyone who'd like to find out more about sailing this class - all welcome.

Michael will give a short presentation about how to improve your sailing and answer questions from the audience.

He has been a long-time designer of successful NS14s and been a National Champion in multiple classes. He won the Australian Yngling Championship in 2011 and came 7th in the 2017 Yngling World Championship. Michael will share his experience sailing an International Yngling.

Event details
Date: Thursday 25 October
Time: 8-9pm
Venue: Shell Cove Room
Cost: Entry is by gold coin donation, to cover the cost of future seminars and master classes.

Registration via the Yngling Association's website
NB registration closes at 7pm Thursday 25 October

2018 Members Survey

Our Club continues to grow and change, so all Members can enjoy the best the Club has to offer, now and into the future.

It’s been three years since we last received feedback via our Members Survey regarding the services and facilities that you believe are important for your Club. Vital enhancements and improvements to the Club have been undertaken since we received your feedback in 2015.

Commodore David Ward, your General Committee and Club Management encourage you to provide us with your views and ideas again, so our Club can continue to deliver what our Members want.

All categories of Members are encouraged to participate in the 2018 Members Survey - Metropolitan, Affiliate, Country, Senior, Life and Intermediates. Please have your say and help shape the future for your Club. Your ideas and feedback matter.

Look out for the online Members Survey which opens 23 October – please watch your inbox for the email link where you can have YOUR say.