Bouillabaisse Dinner

Back by popular demand - Bouillabaisse night will return to the Squadron on 13 July.

This famous dish from Marseille will be served with plenty of crusty bread, wines from the region, and finish with a selection of French cheese.

It's a popular annual event on the calendar and not to be missed!


Event details
Date: Thursday 13 July
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Carabella Room 
Cost: $65, includes Bouillabaisse, wines & cheese.











Combined Winter Series Race 7

Saturday 24 June, saw another successful day on the water for all participants who competed in the combined winter series. With 82 boats competing on the day, it was another hectic and busy day on Sydney Harbour. It may have even been more hectic than usual, due to a match racing regatta being held off Rushcutters Bay. The weather on the day was a lot more summery compared to last week… being sunny and reaching 20 degrees to everyone’s pleasure! The wind was also stronger than forecast, shifting between NW, W and SW in direction and between 5-15 knots in strength. There was definitely a lot to gain and lose on the day regarding picking the shifts and staying in the pressure.

Some very close racing was observed between Nautical Circle, Peregrine and Great Xpectations in Division 1, all finishing within 10 seconds of each other in scratch. Similarly in Division 2, Campeador and Solange went head to head and finished within 9 seconds of each other.


Podium Results (PHS): 

Super 30  

  1. Optimum – Stuart Jordan - RSYS
  2. Monkey Business – Jon Rowe - RANSA
  3. Very Tasty – A Chase / A Turk / A Mather - SASC

Division 1 

  1. Nautical Circle – Robin Shaw - SASC
  2. Erica – Peter Williams - RSYS
  3. Game Set – Craig Roberts - RANSA

Division 2  

  1. Spindrift – Brendan Lyon - SASC
  2. Moonbeam – Bart Foley - SASC
  3. Solange – W Hutchinson / T Carroll / A King

Division 3

  1. Ca Va – Richard Lamrock - SASC
  2. Slips – Stephen Churm - SRB
  3. Esquisse 2 – Richard Staines - RANSA

Non-Spinnaker Division

  1. Grendel – Tom Cehak - RSYS
  2. Takana – Paul Williams - RSYS
  3. Fortune of War – Adrian Gruzman - RANSA


  1. Woodwind – Belinda Tayler – SASC
  2. Mister Christian – David Salter – SASC
  3. Wathara – Bill Loader - SASC


View full results here 

By Angus Olding

27th Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta 

Eight Squadron sailors, Karyn Gojnich, Sara Ladd, Kat Zbroja-Wotherspoon, Elyse Guevara-Rattray, Olga Skatkova, Liz Borberg, Maria Nash and Teresa Dowding, traveled to Melbourne to compete in the Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta on Port Phillip Bay.

It was a huge leap for the ladies from competing on an Yngling in the Tuesday Twilight series to the Melges 32 class, so they were thrilled to come first in AMS Division One.

Congratulations ladies!  

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RSYS 2nd at Open QLD Match Racing

Last weekend Squadron Development Program members Mitch Evans, Ben Fraser, Henry Rochford and Angus Olding, along with their coach Klade, ventured to the Gold Coast to compete in the Open Queensland Match Racing Championship. Throughout the course of the regatta, three round robins were completed along with the top two finals series, on a racecourse very different to Sydney Harbour. The regatta was hosted by Southport Yacht Club, and racing was run off the main beach at Hollywell and Dux. The club is situated on the river, and competing in narrow waters with a lot of tide was definitely a different experience for the RSYS team. A new set of skills and strategies had to be adopted…and fast, to remain competitive!

The RSYS team managed to finish 2nd out of five teams after completion of the round robins. This secured them a place in the final against the undefeated James Hodgson, representing Sunshine Coast Sailing Club. Unfortunately, the team lost in the final 3-0. Nevertheless the regatta was great practise and experience in the lead-up to our next regatta in early July, taking place in Darwin. 

By Angus Olding


MC38 Act 2 Winter Series

Over the weekend the Squadron hosted Act 2 of the MC38 Winter series. Race one was held on Saturday and three more on Sunday. The boats experienced a truely gloomy winter's day. Sunday also brought strong SW winds that reached about 30 knots at times, so racing was intense and fast paced, quite the opposite to Saturday's light conditions.

Leslie Green’s Ginger was the stand-out, winning all four races. His core tactician was RSYS Member David Chapman. Act 2 was also the debut for Chris Way’s Easy Tiger VI and although finishing at the bottom end, they will definitely be coming back harder next time. Act 3 of the series will be held out of RPAYC from 15-16 July.



  1. Ginger – Leslie Green – CYCA – 4 pts
  2. Vino – Steven Coates – RPAYC – 10 pts
  3. Hooligan – Peter Johnson – RPAYC – 15 pts
  4. Dark Star – John Bacon – RPAYC – 16 pts
  5. Easy Tiger VI – Chris Way – RPAYC – 16 pts

Article: RSYS Member Angus Olding
Photography: RSYS Member Kylie Wilson