RSYS hosts many regattas throughout the year, at local, State, National and World levels.
Australia Day Regatta
26 January 2021
A cordial invitation is extended to owners of all yachts to enter this historic event on Australia Day, Tuesday 26 January 2021 on the waters of Sydney Harbour. The Regatta will be organised by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron on behalf of the Australia Day Regatta Management Committee.
Etchells Summer Championship
15 – 17 January 2021
RSYS and the Etchells Sydney Fleet will conduct an Etchells Summer Championship for the Eaton Cup to replace the Australian Championship that was cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Hardy Cup Sydney International Regatta
7 – 11 February 2021
Donated by Sir Jame Hardy (Event Patron), an America’s Cup winner, World Champion, Olympic yachtsman, and prominent RSYS member, the Hardy Cup is one of Australia’s most prestigious match racing events and is aimed at further developing the match racing and tactical skills of youth sailors.
Since its inception in 2001, the Hardy Cup has been hotly contested by under 25’s teams and has maintained a World Sailing Grade 3 international event status. The previous winner of the event include David Gilmour, Adam Minoprio and Michael Dunstan,
Racing for the event is held over four days on the magnificent Sydney Harbour with the backdrop of the world-famous Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Further to this fantastic location, RSYS always provides a world-class Race Management and Umpire team to provide the best possible racing conditions.
The event is sailed in the Club’s fleet of Elliott 7s yachts and has previously received entries from across Australia and around the world, including Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Sweden and USA.
Stepping Stone House Regatta
25 March 2021
SSH has been helping young people to rebuild their lives for over 30 years, and RSYS has been the Principal Sponsor since 2000.
Every March, RSYS hosts this fundraising regatta, it’s lots of fun and a great way to give your company some exposure – boat and individual sponsorship packages are available.
A Word from our Regatta Chairman, RSYS Member Max Connery
I am thrilled that this is our 21st Regatta and our 31st year of providing “family” accommodation for young people. Each year the Regatta and Bridge Day raise a substantial sum which is vital to help us care for these homeless young people who come to us through no fault of their own. I ask you to be involved again as this Regatta is very important for the ongoing success of Stepping Stone.
From RSYS Commodore, David Ward
The Squadron is delighted again to host the annual Stepping Stone House Regatta which we have done for 21 years. It is a terrific day (even if it rains, hails or the sun shines!) to celebrate the great work the Stepping Stone House team does to support young people in need with a safe haven and nurturing spirit. Our members are proud to be involved and we always welcome sailors from other Clubs on this fun day.
Further information at www.steppingstonehouse.com.au
One Design ‘Ice Breaker’ regatta
2021 dates TBA
Open to all one design classes including Etchells, Dragon, Yngling, Elliott 7, J70, Melges 20 & 24, Farreast 28, Viper, Young 88 and VX One.
Six races held in each class over the two days.
Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s ‘Ladies of the Sea’ coaching regatta will take place on Saturday 2 October and Sunday 3 October 2021
It is open to:
– Keelboats and one design fleets
– Spinnaker & non-spinnaker
– Female helm with mixed crew
– Female helm with female crew.
For all participants, across racing and race management, the event will aim to challenge and nurture crews with mentors providing the opportunity for all to enhance their capabilities, build confidence and develop skills on the water.
Racing will be conducted with short windward/leeward courses on Sydney Harbour both afternoons. In the morning, notable Australian yachtswomen will provide coaching sessions and in-boat mentoring. To ease our participants into the day, we will hold Hatha style Yoga sessions on the Club lawns overlooking the harbour.
Captain Rountree Cup
2021 date TBA
This one day Lady Helm pursuit style race replaces the 2020 Ladies of the Sea Coaching regatta.
Competitors must have a Lady Helm, be either all female or mixed crew and enter either the Spinnaker or Non-spinnaker division.