RSYS hosts many regattas throughout the year, at local, State, National and World levels.
David Forbes Shield
The intent of this regatta is for competitors to enjoy racing in boats with common performance limitations as set for Etchells Class boats. While crew weight will not be checked, the intent is that crew could have satisfied a 290 kg crew weight limit if they had prepared for a pre-regatta weight check.
3 – 6 January 2022
J/70 Twilight Regatta – Lowell North Memorial
10 – 13 January 2022
Notice of Race
J/70 NSW Championship
22 – 24 January 2022
Notice of Race
One-Design Twilight Sprints
Targeting crews that want to work on their starts and improve teamwork with short course racing.
Thursday 11 November
Thursday 18 November
Thursday 25 November
Thursday 2 December 2021
Twilights, first scheduled warning signal from 1745hrs.
Open to entries from the International Etchells, Dragon, Yngling and J70 classes.
4 – 5 December 2021
The RSYS Christmas Cup is the final match racing event for the year. Hosted by the Squadron Keelboat Program it is a two-day open WS Grade 4 match racing event. Up to eight teams will be invited to compete on the Club’s fleet of Elliott 7s sports boats.
Prince Phillip Cup
Due to Covid restrictions this event has been postponed until January 2023.
3 – 8 January 2022
Notice of Race (postponed)
Australia Day Regatta
26 January 2022
A cordial invitation is extended to owners of all yachts to enter this historic event on Australia Day, Wednesday 26 January 2022 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.
Notice of Race (coming soon)
Ladies of the Sea Coaching Regatta
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s ‘Ladies of the Sea’ coaching regatta will take place on Saturday 8 January and Sunday 9 January 2022
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.
Hardy Cup Sydney International Regatta
13 – 17 February 2022
Donated by Sir James 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.
Varuna Trophy Race
9 April 2022
To be eligible boats must have finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the following Series:
Club Championship (Etchells, Sportsboats, Yngling)
Combined Clubs Inshore Series
Notice of Race & Sailing Instructions (coming soon)
Eligible boats shall be contacted by the RSYS Sailing Office.