RSYS to help with the launch of the 2018 Sydney Invictus Games

In October 2018 Sydney will host the 4th Invictus Games and to mark 500 Days to Go until the Opening Ceremony Invictus Games Foundation Patron, Prince Harry, is heading to Sydney for the official launch.

RSYS & CYCA will help support RPAYC, who have been instrumental in providing sailing opportunities for wounded, injured and ill veterans, in running a demonstration Match Racing event in Farm Cove on Wednesday 7th June. 

Prince Harry said it was an “easy decision” to name Sydney as the 2018 host city noting that Australia’s proud military heritage and Sydney’s iconic and welcoming reputation combined with its sports mad population made it the perfect destination.

The 2018 Games will take place in and around Sydney 20-27 October 2018 and will bring more than 500 competitors to Sydney from 18 Nations to compete in 10 sports.

Pince Harry, who served in the British Armed Forces, founded the Invictus Games to highlight the power of sport to rehabilitate and support our wounded, injured and ill active and veteran service personnel.

Combined Winter Series Race 4

Saturday 27 May was the fourth race of the Combined Winter Series hosted by RANSA, SASC and RSYS. Much like recent weeks, Sydney Harbour displayed great sunny conditions during racing. The wind was slightly late to the party however, only stabilising at about 2:30pm from the NE at around 12 knots. Some of the closest racing on the day was between Great Xpectations and Hell Razer in division 1 and Zeus II and Kirsten II in division 3. See below for some of the results from the day's racing.

Podium Results (PHS):   

Super 30

  1. Mako – Cameron Wiklund - RANSA
  2. Sigurd – Ian Dencker - RANSA
  3. Monkey Business – Jon Rowe - RANSA


  1. Eloise – Adrian Broadbent - RPEYC
  2. Fagel Grip – Jerry Lees - SASC
  3. Makama – Chris Gosselin - RPEYC

Division 1

  1. Great Xpectations – Rod Wills - CYCA
  2. Hell Razer – Ian MacDiarmid - RSYS
  3. Erica – Peter Williams – RSYS

Division 2

  1. Silky – Tony Hirst – RANSA            
  2. Can Can – Roman Tarnawsky - RSYS          
  3. Alouette – John Waring -RSYS

Division 3

  1. Loose Change – Michael Bleakley - BSC
  2. Naiad – Chris Nixon - RANSA
  3. Black Diamond Bay – Kerry Lehman - RANSA

Non-Spinnaker Division

  1. Hyperion II – Ian & Anna Shepherd - RANSA
  2. Valhalla – Richard Corbett - RSYS
  3. Intrepid – Steve McGrath - SRB


View full results here 


Social Season at RSYS

The Winter Social season is underway - there's so much going on at the Club! Why not show off your club to friends and colleagues or bring the kids to one of our family events.

Family Sunday at the Squadron 12pm Sunday 4 June BOOK HERE

Grand Buffet 6pm Saturday 10 June  BOOK HERE

Family Night: Tapas & Paella 6pm Wednesday 14 June CCA BOOK HERE

Paspaley ‘Month of the Pearl’ Lunch Friday 23 June, 12pm BOOK HERE

Raid the Cellar! Friday 23 June 6.30pm BOOK HERE

Paspaley ‘Month of the Pearl’ Dinner Wednesday 28 June, 6pm BOOK HERE

Whale Sounds and Conservation talk 6pm 28 June BOOK HERE

Chablis Master Class 6pm Thursday 29 June BOOK HERE

Beecroft Caricatures Lunch  Friday 30 June, 12pm  BOOK HERE

Game & Shiraz Long Lunch 12pm Sunday 2 July  BOOK HERE

Cooking Classes 10.30am Mondays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July  BOOK HERE

Family Night: Curry 6pm Wednesday 5 July BOOK HERE

Opera Afternoon 2pm Sunday 9 July BOOK HERE

Bouillabaisse Dinner 6.30pm Thursday 13 July BOOK HERE

Members Car Show 11am Sunday 16 July DETAILS HERE

Grand Buffet 12pm Sunday 16 July BOOK HERE

Rhone Master Class 6pm Wednesday 19 July  BOOK HERE




Paspaley ‘Month of the Pearl’ Events

June is the Month of the Pearl, and to celebrate, Paspaley's Creative Director Christine Salter will host a series of events at RSYS for Members and their guests.

Discover why Australian South Sea pearls are the rarest and most valuable pearls in the world and how they are cultivated. Explore the innovative craftsmanship and contemporary design behind their Signature Collections.

Event details:
1) Friday 23 June 12pm for a light lunch
Cost: $65  BOOK HERE


2) Wednesday 28 June 6pm for a three course dinner. 
Cost: $85   BOOK HERE


Tuesday Twilight series partner.

Combined Winter Series - Race 3

Saturday 20 May was the third day of the Combined Winter Series hosted by RANSA, SASC and RSYS. There were 71 boats competing across the different divisions, making it another busy day on the harbour. However the weather conditions for the day were not ideal... as there was never really any consistent breeze direction or strength. A lot of boats received a DNF as a result of the conditions, making it a long day on the water for people. Still, any day on the water is a good day!

Podium Results (PHS):   

Super 30

  1. Optimum – Stuart Jordan – RSYS
  2. Mr Mojo – George Kompolthy – RANSA
  3. Reo Speedwagon – Andrew York – CYCA


  1. Fagel Grip – Jerry Lees - SASC
  2. Defiance – Nicole Shrimpton – RSYS

Division 1

  1. Hell Razer – Ian MacDiarmid - RSYS
  2. Erica – Peter Williams – RSYS
  3. Game Set – Craig Roberts - RANSA

Division 2 - All boats DNF

Division 3

  1. Esquisse 2 – Richard Staines - RANSA
  2. Black Diamond Bay – Kerry Lehman - RANSA
  3. Midwicket – David Ham - SASC

Non-Spinnaker Division

  1. Double Dutch – Phil Tanner - SASC
  2. Fortune of War – Adrian Gruzman - RANSA
  3. Well Inclined – Brian McKean - RSYS


View full results here 

By Angus Olding