The RSYS Logbook is a premium quality printed magazine published every quarter.

Members write articles recording sailing regattas, Club racing and cruising voyages; it also covers social activities at the Club and is illustrated with many engaging photos. The Logbook is both a log of Members’ exploits and also a valuable asset – Members are encouraged to share soft copies with crew and friends to encourage Membership.

If you would like to submit an article, please contact Isabel Wartho at isabel@rsys.com.au.

Click on the links below to view and download past copies.

March 2022
From the Helm
Introducing the Flag Officers
The David Forbes Shield Regatta
Reflections on the 2021 Sydney to Hobart
Sydney to Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta – A Hero’s Return
44th Windsurfer Australian Championship
1962 America’s Cup Part 2
Squadron Classic: Wine-Dark Sea
Lord Howe Island Classic Yacht BBQ
LOTS of fun at the Coaching Regatta
Sea Monster returns to Singapore
Youth News
SKP: good to race again!
Youth Keelboat harbour adventure
Barranjoey Pin Recipient
Acknowledgement of Country

March 2021
Financial Times Clipper Race: to beat the Clippers
David Kellett AM – an illustrious career
Not the Lord Howe Island BBQ
Yngling National Championship
A Win for Dragon sailing
Windsurfer Triple Crown Winner
Etchells Summer Championship
Family Fun in Optimists
The Joy of J/70s
Squadron Classic – Rapunzel
Spirits of Nerida
A Win for all Ages – Defiance
On Course for Success
Barranjoey Pin Recipient
Youth News

June 2021
From the Helm
Vale the Duke of Edinburgh, the Sailing Prince
Hardy Cup Regatta
Etchells NSW States
Paspaley Tuesday Twilights
Stepping Stone House Bridge and Regatta days
Squadron Annual Cruise
Youth News
Morag Bheag and Maratea
The ‘Heaven Can Wait’ Regatta
Youth Sailing prize giving

September 2021

From the Helm
2020-21 Sailing Season Review
A Short History of the J Class
Antarctic Adventures
Preserving Squadron Treasures
Volunteering with Sailability
Squadron Classic
2021 Yngling Worlds, Berlin
Art Treasures of the Squadron
Squadron Keelboat Program
East Coast Dinghy Regatta
Bridge Report
Barranjoey Pin Recipient

December 2021
AGM Address and new Life Member
Marking the 60th Anniversary of the 1962 America’s Cup Challenge – Part one
Our RSYS Sailing Journey
‘The Royal Sydney Yacht Club’ by John Allcot
Ladies take up the challenge
Squadron Keelboat Program update
Anitra V Squadron Classic
The Yacht Fortuna
Racing on the Solent with Prince Charles
Flag Etiquette Afloat
Barranjoey Pin Recipient

The 2019 Dragon Interport
A Night on the Waratah
Sydney to Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta
Of spinnakers and sunfish… Imalizard’s 2019 Hobart
My first Sydney to Hobart
75th Rolex Sydney to Hobart
RSYS and the Sydney to Hobart
The Hardy Cup
In the Wake of Pirates – Cruising the Caribbean Coast of Central America
Barranjoey Pin Recipient
Laser Nationals and Youth Nationals

June 2020
A Year in the Life of Ichi Ban
Tuesday Twilights Season 2019-20
Sunday Twilights Season 2019-20
Stepping Stone House Bridge and Regatta Days
Development of the Full Aerofoil Wing Mast
Of the Squadron, Hippopotamuses and 1919
Living Seawalls Presentation
The Fort Denison Cellar
Sticking with the Plan

September 2020
‘Escape from Lockdown’ Mini Cruise
Richard Bennett webinar
Building Sweet Chariot II – a Swanson saga
Barranjoey Pin Recipient
DF65 RC Sailing Fleet – a Year in Review
ICOYC Cork Forum
The King’s Cup – Part 2
From Classic to Modern Elegance
Zooming into the Theory of Sailing
Combined Clubs Winter Series

December 2020
AGM address and New Life Members
2000 Olympics – Re-living the dream
2000 Olympics Volunteers
2000 World Youth Championships
The Captain Rountree Cup
Yngling Skipper Development Program
Cruising Rendezvous in Pittwater
Making Waves Foundation
Barranjoey Pin Recipient
Squadron Classics
Honours and Awards

2018 Sydney-Hobart Yacht Race Start Line 3
Members Cruise around Tahiti
Pretty Woman takes Line Honours in the Pittwater to Paradise Race
Seeding our RSYS Future Fund
2019 Milson Silver Goblets
Barranjoey Pin Recipients
2019 Hardy Cup
Sailing to Success in the Nacra 15
Youth Summer Camp
RSYS hosts SailGP
2018 Yngling Nationals
Archive Browser
Sweet Chariot’s trip to Hobart
Maintaining the Tradition: the Australia Day Regatta
Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Stepping Stone House Regatta
Tuesday Twilights Season 2018-19
Historic Sayonara Cup returns to the Squadron
Sailing to Success an Intermediate Recap
50th Annual Cruise
RSYS wins the inaugural National Sailing League
Youth Sailing
Barranjoey Pin Recipient
September 2019
Comanche and the 50th Transpac
Nongsa Neptune Regatta
RSYS victorious in the Sailing Champions League
British Classic Yacht Club Classic Regatta
Cruising Division News
2018-19 Sailing Season Review
Youth News
Barranjoey Pin Recipients
Classic Car and Boat Show

December 2019
AGM address
Australian Sailing honours Sailors of the Year
On the Road to the Olympics
Defender at the 2019 12 Metre World Championship
Hamilton Island Race Week
A Spectacular Success! Ladies Of The Sea Coaching Regatta
Dragon 90th Anniversary regatta
Cruising Division News
Youth News
Opening Day 2019
Etchells News
Barranjoey Pin Recipient

March 2018
Milson Silver Goblets
Yngling Nationals sailed in testing conditions
Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta
Sydney to Hobart on Comanche
Two from Twenty-Eight
Trains, Planes and Automobiles… or Hobart the long way
To Hobart on Young Endeavour
An Evening with Sir James Hardy
Youth News
Hard Fought Hardy Cup 2018
Australia Day Long Weekend Raft-up
An Evening Onboard the James Craig

June 2018
Chinese Whisper smashes Melbourne to Osaka Race Record
Squadron Cruise: an event of two halves
An Ambitious Goal Requires an Audacious Plan
A Rare Halvorsen Gowland Motor Sailer returns to Sydney
HillPDA Racing claims consecutive Farr 40 National Titles
Destination Kawau Island
Friday Twilights
Tuesday Twilights
Stepping Stone House Regatta and Bridge Day
ANMM Classic and Wooden Boat Festival
The Intermediates Annual Ball
Cruising Division News
Youth Sailing News

September 2018
King Billy takes on the Sydney to Noumea Race
2018 International Yngling World Championship
A Lady of the Sea Reports
A South-East Asia Sojourn
Sydney to Darwin on Wine-Dark Sea
The Life of Captain Bligh
An Ocean Voyage: Plastic – UK to Fiji
2017-2018 Sailing Season Review
Youth News
Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta
A Short History of the Classic Yacht Concours
RSYS Classic Cars and Yacht Weekend

December 2018
AGM address
12 Metre Regatta in Aarhus, Denmark
Montalto Women on Water Regatta
Hamilton Island Race Week
Magnetic Island Race Week
Opening Day
Cruising the Sunshine Coast of Canada with the ICOYC
Outsailing Our Expectations
The Straits of Bonifacio and the Emerald Coast
Visit to Wolgan Valley
Visit to Yacht Club Italiano, Genoa
Youth News
Around our Club
Club Life
Radio Sailing Division

Extreme Action at RSYS
Imalizard wins Hobart PHS Division
Gill 2016 International Yngling Australian Championship
Cruising News
Prince Philip Cup – The Master for a third time…
Iron Lotus wins two in a row with a difference
Youth News
The Hardy Cup
Squadron Occasional Literary Lunch Series
Squadron Speaker Events

June 2017
The Australian Wooden Boat Festival
The 2017 Intermediates Ball
Stepping Stone House Regatta and Bridge Day
Friday Twilight Season
Ladies Twilight Season
Annual Squadron Cruise
Volunteering at RSYS
2016-17 Sailing Season Review
Youth News
Youth Sailing Prize Giving
Youth Development Squad News
Recreational Sailing in New York Harbor
RC Dragon Force 65s Take Flight

September 2017
Heading to the 2017 Etchells Worlds
Scotland to the Lofoten Islands on Diomedea
RSYS Winter Series
The Samui Regatta, an Asian Sailing Adventure
Australian Women’s Keelboat Regatta
2017 World Masters Games
2017 Yngling World Championship
Squadron Development Program News
Cruising News
On Wine-Dark Sea
470 World Championship
Youth News
The Harrisons, Dollards and Weavers Sail Tahiti
Members Car show

December 2017
AGM Address
Squadron Yachts win at Hamilton Island Race Week
Audi Alto Artarmon Friday Twilights Prize Winners
RSYS Challenge for the 2017 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup
The Etchells Worlds on board Magpie 947
Lisa Rose Finishes sixth at the Etchells Worlds
DF65s NSW Championship
2017 Laser 4.7 World Championship, Nieuwpoort, Belgium
NSW Youth Championship
Squadron Development Program News
RSYS and the ICOYC
Cruising News
America’s Cup Talk

Lord Howe Island Cruise
Jarrett Jewellery takes the Gold
Robert ‘Bob’ Oatley
Cruising News
Youth News
2015 Sydney Hobart – Balance
King Billy’s Hobart Campaign
Consistency the key for King in Etchells
Milson Silver Goblets Win
SB20 Asian Grand Slam and Asia Pacific Championship
2016 Hardy Cup
Beecroft’s Caricatures – W D M Taylor
2016 Rolex Farr 40 World Championship
Paspaley Tuesday Twilight Season and Prize Giving
Cruising Division
The 2016 Intermediates Ball
Stepping Stone House Annual Bridge Day and Regatta
2016 Manly Yacht Club Helly Hansen Women’s Challenge
First there was one, then later on the other (and now for something else again!)
IWC Friday Twilight Season
Youth News
2016 Annual Cruise
The Trans Tasman Challenge
A Season of success and some sadness
Squadron Annual Prize Giving
Squadron Members Triumph in Laser Master Worlds
The Sweet Return of Sweet Chariot IV
Drina AUS 577 – North West Passage Transit 2014
Cruising Division
Caprice A43 – 1900 Jackyard Topsail Gaff Cutter
Yngling World Championship
Intermediates News
Squadron Speakers Series
Winter Series Prizegiving
Youth News
25 Years Plus Members Luncheon

December 2016
AGM Address
Drina AUS 577 – North West Passage Transit 2014
Tuesday Twilights Pearls of Wisdom
Etchells Queensland State Championship
The Stockholm Archipeligo: Sailing in an Enchanting Wilderness
Brisbane to Keppel Tropical Yacht Race
The Shake Down
Youth News
Opening Day Celebrations
Classic Car Show

March 2015
Nespresso Youth International Match Racing Championship
Congratulations Alinghi – 2014 Extreme Sailing Series Champion
Ocean Cruise to Broughton Island
Flying Dutchman Worlds
Annual Youth Sailing Camp
Etchells NSW State Championship
Close Competition in 2015 Hardy Cup
L Herbert Beecroft – Artist

June 2015
Stepping Stone House Regatta and Bridge Day
Manly Yacht Club Women’s Challenge
Tuesday Twilight Series
Intermediates Ball
Farr 40 National Championship
Optimist NSW Championship
46th Squadron Annual Cruise
Sail Port Stephens
Stone Statues of the Pacific
Kenneth Lachlan Godfrey 1916-2015
Patricia Warn 1930-2015
Sailing Season Review

September 2015
2015 Member Survey results
Lord Howe Island– The Ocean “Cruise”
Cruising the Beagle Passage and Cape Horn
Gallipoli Yacht Rally 2015
Youth News
Sailing Pathways
The DIN Principle
Squadron – Guest Speaker
Laser Master Worlds, Kingston, Canada
Winter Series Prize Giving
Annual Youth Dance
Beecroft’s Caricatures – Russell Marshall
Sponsorship at the Squadron
AGM Address
Locked and Loaded – Cruising the Inland Waterways of New York and Canada
Cruising Division Activities
Hamilton Island Race Week
Opening Day Celebrations
Laser Radial Youth World Championship
Old Tom
Youth News
Gaffers Day
Walter Reeks (1861-1925)
The Nautical Nineties

Etchells Worlds
Reflections on the 67th Sydney to Hobart
Yngling Worlds
Hardy Cup
Allegro circumnavigates Australia
Harken International Youth Match Racing Championship
ICOYC Cruise
Metropolitan Laser Championship
Youth Sailing Camp
The next Croatia – turn right at Split
Annual Illawarra Youth Regatta
Drina: A Voyage to Patagonia, The Horn and Beyond

September 2012
150th Annual General Meeting
Stepping Stone House Regatta
43rd RSYS Annual Cruise
Yachtswoman of the Year
The Young Endeavour
Gladstone to Mackay
Croatia Cruise/Rally
Sesquicentenary Garden Party
Olympic Gold and Silver to Squadron sailors
Intermediates Elliott6 Race Day
When we wanted Gretel to win
Antipodes in Antigua
ICOYC Developments
Opening Day Celebrations
Sesquicentenary Ball

Annual General Meeting
Squadron hosts cliff hanger
Junior/Youth Sailing 50th Anniversary
Andrew York wins Dragon NSW Championship
Women Celebrate Sailing
ICOYC Newsletter
Sydney 38OD NSW 2010 State Championship
Piranha for Breakfast – Myths of the mighty Amazon
A family Lycian jaunt
Taking on the Hawkesbury Canoe Classic

June 2009
RSYS Annual Cruise
2009 National Bank International Youth Match Racing Championship
Friday Twilights
Marinassess Women’s Match Racing Regatta
Stepping Stone House Regatta
Hardy Cup
Vital marine research benefiting our harbour
and sailing waters
Sailing from Phuket to Langkawi
Prestigious Varuna Trophy
Lake Macquarie Summer Camp

December 2009
World Masters Games – Laser Grand Masters
Australia Day Regatta – A History
Youth Match Racing Championship
NSW Coast Championship
To Dragon or not to Dragon
Australian Match Racing Championship
European summer trip
Mount Wilson Tour
Commodores Ball – Shanghai Nights