Technology Talks Series 2

'Common iPhone & iPad Apps Made Simple' 

Back by popular demand - learn how to get the best use out of your Apple devices on 27 March, 10 & 24 April.

Talk 1 'A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words'
Monday 27 March 11am-12.20pm >> book here

●    How to take better photos with your iPhone Camera app.
●    How to make them look great! Easily.
●    How to share them with others.
●    How to sync them across your Apple devices.
●    What else can you do with your iPhone camera?

Talk 2 'My Precious Memories' 
Monday 10 April 11am-12.20pm >> book here

Talk 3  'Hey Siri, Remind me to buy…' 
Monday 24 April 11am-12.20pm >> book here

You are welcome to book for one, two or all three talks. Cost is $15pp. Do stay for lunch to continue the conversation!

Tahiti Yacht Rally

Would you be interested in a sailing holiday in Tahiti?

RSYS and Mariner Boating Holidays have partnered once again to offer you a wonderful cruising opportunity.

The Tahiti Yacht Rally is set to take place in the stunning leeward islands of Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Tahaa from 5 - 19 October 2017, or alternatively, in 2018.

To help us plan accordingly, we would appreciate your input.

Please complete this brief poll 

Family Curry Night

Enjoy curries from around the world at our casual family dinner in the CCA on Wednesday 8 March.

We'll offer a tempting selection of authentic dishes bursting with flavour and colour, including: Beef Rendang, Massaman Lamb, Ayam Masak Merah, Thai Penang Fish Curry, Singapore Fried Rice Noodles, Chole (Chana Masala), served with Pappadams, Raitas, Naan and Jasmine Rice. And for dessert, try Glutinous Rice, Mango & Coconut Charlotte or Coconut & Kaffir Lime Sorbet.

All at very family-friendly prices!
Event details
Date: Wednesday 8 March
Time: from 6pm
Venue: CCA
Cost: $12-18, per the menu on the night.


Paspaley Tuesday Twilight Prize Giving

The final race and presentation dinner will take place on Tuesday 14 March in the CCA.

Bring your crew, family and friends to this enjoyable event. Paspaley will present eight Australian South Sea pearl pendants and award one lucky crew an exclusive Pearl Discovery experience which includes a visit to the Pearl Room located in the heritage bank vaults that lie beneath their flagship boutique in Martin Place.

Four pendants will be awarded to overall winners and the rest to four boats drawn on the night. To be eligible for the draw, boats must have sailed 75% or more of the series.

Please reserve your table via Reception.

Last year's happy winners:




RSYS Youth 3rd in Wellington

On 14 February, members of the RSYS Youth Development programme and coach Klade Horsechildt, embarked on a tour of New Zealand consisting of the Nespresso and Centreport International Youth Match Racing regattas, held in Auckland and Wellington respectively. The two weeks were an amazing experience, equally for skill development, exploring a new country and also catching up and making a lot of new friends.

The Nespresso regatta was hosted by the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland, from the 15-19 February. RSYS had one team entered in this event comprising Nick Rozenauers helming, Mitch Evans on main, Angus Olding trimming, Zac Quinlan on bow and Ben Fraser as float. The team definitely learnt a lot during the regatta, due to the different sailing conditions, especially the huge tides in Auckland Harbour. The weather could never really make its mind up as well, with all four seasons making an appearance on most days of the regatta, adding to the fun of it all.

The team sailed quite well in the regatta, making a few mistakes along and facing some adversity with the boats and umpires. Yet we managed to make the quarter finals though then sadly knocked out by Matthew Hughes from RNZYS who finished 2nd after the round robin. RSYS went on to finish 8th overall. Big congratulations to Malcolm Parker (RPAYC) who won the event in his last ever Youth match racing event due to aging out.

After a couple of days rest, including a little bit of ten pin bowling, the team flew to ‘windy’ Wellington where we met another member of the programme, Fergus Abbott. RSYS entered two teams in the Centreport regatta, a perfect opportunity for Mitch Evans to have his first experience of match racing regatta steering. Mitch’s team also consisted of Ben Fraser doing main and spinnaker, Fergus Abbott jib and bow and Mikey from RPNYC as float. The other RSYS team consisted of Nick Rozenauers helming, Angus Olding doing main and spinnaker, Zac Quinlan jib and bow and Tristan from RPNYC as float.

Unfortunately in the early morning of the first day of the regatta, Mitch and Angus both caught the notorious bug that had haunted teams at the Nespresso regatta the previous week. Both were out for the day, resulting in Mitch receiving seven black flags. Luckily Ben could take Angus’ spot for the day, so Nick could continue. By day 2, both had recovered their health and were able to sail. The weather in Wellington this year was quite uncharacteristic, as there was no days called off due to too much wind. Some days were even hot and glassy on the water at times.

Nick Rozenauers and his team were able to make the semi finals after the completion of two round robins and Mitch’s team finished 7th, a huge achievement after not sailing for one whole round robin. Mitch beat Frankie Dair from the USA in the sail offs to keep his 7th spot, whilst in the semis, Nick was beaten by Finn Tapper (CYCA) who went on to win the regatta - congratulations! Nick and his team faced Matthew Hughes (RNZYS) in the petits for a ‘mate vs mate’ rematch from the quarter finals at Nesspresso. The RSYS team was able to win 2-0 and claim 3rd overall at the regatta.

The Youth Development members would like to thank all the billet families who hosted us whilst we were away: the Hughes, Martels and Whiteheads/Wrights. A big thank you as well to the two Royal Port Nicholson boys, Mikey and Tristan, who helped both teams in Wellington regatta get a bit closer to the maximum weight, the host clubs, the sponsors, the RSYS for sending us and our coach Klade. 


By Angus Olding