Weekend Regatta Action

Last weekend RSYS hosted three regattas. Due to the very strong westerlies racing had to be abandoned on Sunday across all three classes.

2018 Yngling Australian Championship

The fleet comprised nine boats which contested six races to determine the national champion. The Scratch division was won by Club Captain Karyn Gojnich and her crack crew onboard Evie (pictured above with Sara Ladd and Ruth McCance) who were chased all the way by Hamish Jarrett and his team on Miss Pibb. Gary Wogas' Karma came 3rd. The Handicap division was won by Maria Nash on Lou.

View full results here

2018 J70 Australian Championship 

The dynamic J70 class had its inaugural national championship at our Club. Eight boats competed which was an impressive turnout given there are currently just 20 of these pocket rockets in the country including teams from Queensland and Victoria. Reg Lord’s team on Juno, with America's Cup racer Ben Lamb onboard, won the regatta with a perfect scorecard. In second place and the first Corinthian boat was James skippered by Tim Ryan. RSYS boat The Jackal, skippeerd by Jervis Tilly placed 3rd.

View full results here

Dragon NSW State Championship

Esteemed America's Cup helmsman and long standing RSYS Member Gordon Ingate easily won the event with a perfect scorecard. The team from the Etchells Great White Hunter (Nick Howe) placed 2nd in their borrowed Dragon Ascalon with Liquidity 3rd.

View full results here

Congratulations Youth Laser sailors

Our young Laser sailors achieved tremendous success at the 2018 NSW/ACT Laser Championship held at the Canberra Yacht Club over the past weekend. 

4.7 Rig (21 entries)
1 Brooke Wilson
2 Daniel Costandi
3 Evie Saunders

Radial Rig (26 entries)
2 Maddie O'Shea 
3 Zac West 
4 Mark Louis 
5 Sylvie Stannage

Standard Rig (24 entries) 
10 Oskar Hansen

View full results here

How best to enjoy SailGP action

SailGP (Grand Prix) is an exciting new event that will unleash supercharged F50 catamarans on Sydney Harbour. SailGP Sydney will take place on Friday 15 February 4pm-6pm and Saturday 16 February from 3pm-5pm, 2019. Each national team will compete in fleet races, culminating in a match race.

Here's a video of the first F50 flight

The best views of the action will be on the water, and boat owners are invited to register for the free ‘Boater’ program where you will receive important race management information including exclusion zones, access restrictions and the latest race courses.

Boat owners register here

There will also be an official viewing area on Shark Island and official spectator boats with Captain Cook Cruises. You can also tour the F50s base on Cockatoo Island. 

Spectators register here

Sail GP is an exciting, innovative and prestigious event for RSYS to be involved in and we encourage all Members and sailors to save the dates and enjoy the action.


Good luck to our Youth Match Racing team

The Squadron's Senior Development Program sailors will compete in the 2018 Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship. The event is hosted by RPAYC in Pittwater aboard their fleet of Elliott7s. Teams compete for the Rockin' Robin Perpetual Trophy with a crew of four or five, all of whom must be under 23 years of age.
Racing will take place from Thursday 22 to Sunday 25 November commencing at 10am each day. Squadron Members in the area are warmly encouraged to support our young sailors.
The team will then head to the CYCA for the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship from Tuesday 27 to Friday 30 November.

Pictured above from L to R - Zac Quinlan (trim), Mitch Evans (bow), Charlotte Alexander (5th), Charlotte Griffin (helm), Nick Rozenauers (main) and Coach Nev Wittey. 
For regular updates, please follow them on Instagram @rsys1862

Live results here


Paspaley Tuesday Twilights blast off

Our Paspaley Tuesday Twilight fleet enjoyed an invigorating start to the new season series on 13 November with a solid 20 knots from the north east, gusting to 25-27 knots.

There was a great turnout despite the fresh wind which might have scared off a few. We had 29 starters out of 39 entered overall, comprising 16 in the Ladies Non-Spinnaker Division, 10 in the Ynglings/Elliotts and 3 in the Open Non-Spinnaker Division. This compares to just 25 in the first race last season. 

We are delighted to welcome new skippers and crew to the fleets including Coco (Jenny Farrell), Meridian (Ros Bradley), Khaleesi (Pauline Dally), Sophie Hunt in the One Design spinnaker division and Morag Bheag (John Maclurcan) in the Open Division.

Congratulations to this week's winners:

Ladies Non-Spinnaker Division - Jenny Farrell (Coco), Nikki Shannon (Vivace), Kristina Brenke (Gaia)
Ladies Spinnaker Division - Sophie Hunt (Elliott 1), Catherine Curtis (Elliott 2), Kat Wotherspoon (Evie)
Open Division - John Maclurcan (Morag Bheag)
Best Start - Ros Bradley (Meridian)

We are thrilled to have Paspaley partner with us for a third season. Their beautiful prizes this year year are eight pairs of Keshi stud earrings, featuring 9mm Baroque Keshi pearls set in 18kt yellow gold, pictured below, which we will present at our final race night on 12 March 2019. We will award four pairs to our winners based on results, and four as lucky draw participation prizes in which there will be one entry for each boat that competes in 75% or more of the pointscore races.