50th Anniversary Annual Cruise 2019

Friday 12 April - Thursday 18 April

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50th Annual Cruise Presentation Dinner
Date: Friday 3 May
Time: 6.30 for 7pm 
Venue: Carabella Dining Room
Buffet dinner - $72 adults, $39 children 3-12 years

Book with reception; front@rsys.com.au or 9955 7171. Non-members are required to provide their credit card details at the time of booking.


50th Annual Cruise Overview

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s (RSYS) Annual Cruise Committee cordially invites cruising yachts, racing yachts and motor boats to participate in the 50th Annual Cruise to the Broken Bay area which includes Pittwater, Cowan Creek and Coal & Candle Creek.

The Cruise is designed to bring families and friends together, to enjoy the best pristine cruising grounds of any location on Australia’s east coast. What could be better than being anchored in one of the dozens of secluded bays in company with other yachts, sharing this wonderful location?

The 2019 Annual Cruise will be held the week before Easter, 12 – 18 April. Gather your family and friends together and borrow, charter or bring your own boat to enjoy a great week on board and ashore. Many lifelong friendships have been forged on Squadron Cruises.  As you will note from the proposed program, the Cruise ends on the evening of Thursday 18th April.  We suggest all participants should consider staying on in the area to enjoy the Easter break.

For competitive participants, there is also a program of up to six races, comprising five inshore races and one passage race (Sydney to Broken Bay approx. 18nm). Yachts can enter one or any number of races that suit their crewing arrangements.  Crew positions would be available on racing boats.

The social program provides the opportunity to assemble in a different location almost every evening. There is something for everyone: an evening BBQ on the beach, progressive dinner on board, Galley Gourmet Challenges (cooking competitions), Pizza Night at Kuring-Gai Motor Yacht Club (KMYC), casual dinner at the Royal Motor Yacht Club (RMYC) and much more.

The Squadron provides support in the form of MV Mischief which doubles as the race committee boat and base for the management of all activities.  The Squadron also provides a RIB with driver for limited tender service to scheduled events. This ensures that everyone can get the maximum benefit out of their participation and have a stress-free holiday.  So, if you are (or aspire to become) a keen Cruiser and would like to enjoy a fabulous holiday, please join us to experience the wonder of the Broken Bay area and to enjoy cruising with like-minded people.

John Taylor

Cruise Captain
For information please contact Margaret in the Sailing Office - 9017 0152 or sailing@rsys.com.au

Galley Gourmet Challenge

Do you have a competitive streak and a favourite recipe that is easy to prepare on board, requires few ingredients, looks, smells and tastes yummy and will excite the taste buds of your crew and our judges? If so, why not enter the Galley Gourmet Challenge! Remember: meals must be made on board (ie no pre-preparation.)

More information here