If you love sailing but don’t (yet) own your own boat, RSYS owns a variety of Club craft which can be leased or hired to Members. Others are used by Volunteers to support Club racing.
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Designed by the world-renowned Greg Elliott, the Elliott 7s is a one-design performance keelboat, specifically designed for youth development squads, keelboat training courses and club racing. These boats are extremely versatile and have been set up to for both symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers.
RSYS owns four Elliott 7s and they are available to our members for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday twilight racing, Saturday club championship and mini regattas, and for private hire during the week.
To hire an RSYS Elliott 7s members must have completed an Induction session for that season. If you have not completed an induction for the current season please contact a member of the RSYS Sailing Office (E: firstname.lastname@example.org Ph: +61 2 9017 0152).
Bookings can be made using the links below. Please note that you cannot use an Elliott 7s until you have received a confirmation email from a member of the RSYS Sailing Office.
After using an Elliott 7s members must complete an Elliott 7 Maintenance report. A QR code linking to the report is in the RSYS Youth room next to the Elliott 7s sails.
RSYS Members can hire an Elliott 7s using the following link: Click Here
Please note that casual bookings are subject to availability of the the Elliott 7s and successful completion of the Induction session.
Casual bookings cost $150.00 for a three hour session or $300.00 for a full day (8 hours). A $1000.00 damage deposit will be held against the members account for each session. All costs will be charged to members house accounts.
Bookings for the 2020/2021 Tuesday Ladies Twilight are now closed. Bookings for next season will open in August 2021.
The Tuesday Ladies Twilight Series is designed to expand the sailing opportunities and social side of racing available to our female members at RSYS.
Racing will include:
The Elliott 7s are available for Members to book subject to availability and the successful completion of the induction session.
Sailors with limited experience or those looking to further develop their skills during the racing may also engage an instructor for the Tuesday Twilight races.
After each Tuesday Ladies Twilight, skippers and their crew are invited to enjoy a meal in the Careening Cove Anchorage with other competitors.
RSYS Member can book an Elliott 7s for the Intermediate Friday twilight using the following link: Click Here
The fun twilight racing every Friday uses the clubs fleet of Elliott 7s and is free for intermediate members! The series features a late start time to allow members to get to the club after work and the boats are suitable for intermediate to advance level sailors. The two-sail racing uses a scratch start and simple harbour courses. After racing sailors are invited to socialise at the rooftop bar for drinks and nibbles.
Key features of the RSYS Intermediate Friday Twilight series 2020/2021 are:
Please note that bookings for the RSYS Intermediate Friday Twilight close at 17:00 on the Tuesday before racing.
RSYS Intermediate Twilight 2020/2021 SI’s – Click Here
RSYS Friday Twilight 2020/2021 Calendar – Click Here
* Free casual entry for the RSYS Intermediate Friday Twilight series is only available to RSYS Intermediate A, B and C members.
Online bookings for Saturday racing are currently closed. If you are interested in using an Elliott 7s for an upcoming mini-regatta or club championship please contact a member of the RSYS Sailing Office (E: email@example.com, Ph: +61 2 9017 0150).
Bookings for Saturday race days cost $300.00 and include the entry fee. A $1000.00 damage deposit will also be held against the members account for each session. All costs will be charged to members house accounts.
The RSYS Saturday Mini Regattas and Club Championship series both provide a great opportunity for Members to refine their sailing abilities in a competitive environment. The Sports boats division regularly draws a variety of sports boats such as J70s, VX Ones, and Vipers.
Sportsboat Division racing will include:
The Elliott 7s are available for Members to book subject to successful completion of the induction and availability of the Elliott 7s.
The Elliott 7s are available for use by all Members for the Sunday Twilight 2020/2021 series.
Bookings for the Sunday Twilight series are casual and cost $150.00 per race (inclusive of the entry fee). A $1000.00 damage deposit will also be held against the members account for each race day. All costs will be charged to members house accounts.
The racing will include:
Use the following link to book your boat: Click Here
Please note that the Elliott 7s are available for Members subject to successful completion of the induction session and availability of the Elliott 7s.
RSYS has a fleet of Optimists – for use by participants in our Tackers learn to sail programs for 8 – 12 year olds, and a fleet of Pacers – used by our Schools Program sailors.
We also have a limited number of second-hand Optimists and Laser 4.7s which may be loaned to Members whilst they are considering to purchase their own craft.
If you would like to find out more, please contact Angus Stranack at firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +61 2 9017 0154.
A Member who has used a Club Laser must complete this Laser Maintenance form
RSYS harbour race management is conducted on our Committee Boats Mischief, a Scimitar 10.10m, and Gitana, a Steber 36’.
Our smaller craft, Old Tom, Mazeppa and Ida are used as tenders and to lay race marks.
In addition we have a fleet of five RIBs used by our coaches and Youth parents to support training activities.
All RSYS power vessel users must meet the following minimum requirements:
• NSW Boat licence
• Australian Sailing Power Boat Handling Certificate
• Australian Sailing Safety Boat Certificate
• Sailing Office induction.
A Committee Boat Coxswain must meet the above criteria with the addition of a Coxswain’ s Certificate.
Suitable individuals are actively sought out by the Sailing Office and subsequently undergo a further induction by the Sailing Office.
A Mark Layer shall have all of the above including an Australian Sailing Mark Laying Certificate.
A Member, Coach or Instructor who has used a Club RIB must complete this RIB maintenance form
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Have you ever watched those people gliding across ponds, lakes, rivers and ocean bays on stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) and wondered if you should try it…
Now RSYS Members can give it a go.
As a result of an Intermediates Committee initiative, the General Committee lent its support to the purchase of four SUPs (2 x 10′ and 2 x 11′) for use by Members and their guests.
With its roots in the Hawaii surf culture, stand-up paddleboarding has morphed into an all-purpose water sport. Perfectly suited for Sydney Harbour, our boards will let Members and their guests explore and view the spectacular harbour from a new perspective.
Please note that if a day is partially reserved there still may be boards available at different times.
Please check the hourly times below for what is available.
• Are available between sunrise and sunset
• Can be booked online in half hour increments up to max three hours
• Launched from the Youth pontoon or inner Pond (please refer to usage policy)
• SUP and paddle to be washed in fresh water and placed back in the allocated rack after use
• ALL Members and guests must wear a life jacket (PFD) and stay within the designated areas (please refer to usage policy).
Bookings are via the Rev Sport site.
CLICK HERE and then click the member login in the top right corner