Boatshed is open!

If you’re stuck at home and concerned about your boat, rest assured, the RSYS Waterfront team will keep a close watch on all Member boats in Careening Cove, Neutral Bay and Shell Cove. If your boat is on the Hardstand, we will check your cradle, covers and inspect bilges on a regular basis.  
For a small charge, we will board your yacht or motorboat, inspect the covers, check the batteries, run the engine, examine the bilges and bilge pumps and advise you of any issues. To book this service, please contact Louise Alves
Going for a sail? Our tender service is operating as usual, albeit with a maximum of 4 persons per vessel. Fuel is also available.
Why not take advantage of this quiet period to attend to repair and maintenance jobs? Our staff are on hand for anti-foul jobs, shipwright, electrical and mechanical work. Please submit a job request here 
We have undertaken an intensive program of cleaning and realigned staff shifts to minimise any risks associated with our work environment.
Please feel free to contact Ned or Louise on 02 9017 0161 if we can be of assistance. Our focus is supporting our Members and their vessels during this challenging time.
Stay safe. 
Ned, Louise and the Waterfront Team

Dine at Home

RSYS Take-away or Home Delivery Service

Dear Members, 

Do you miss your delicious meals at the Club? Are you alarmed by bare shops? Concerned about elderly relatives? Trying to feed the family? 

We are here to help! Chefs Ian McInnes and Sean Collett are cooking up delicious solutions for you - for take-away or home delivery.

Download our Dine at Home Menu here

1. To order, please call Reception on 9955 7171 during office hours or email Please quote your Member Number. 

2. Please collect your order from the Main bar.
Monday to Friday, 3pm – 8pm, last orders 7.30pm.
Saturdays, 12pm – 2pm & 3pm – 8pm, last orders 7.30pm.
Sundays, 12 – 2pm

3. Deliveries: minimum order $25, delivery radius 5km, orders must be paid for in advance. Our staff will knock at your door and drop your order, no cash accepted.

FROZEN MEALS  (single serve, heat & eat) 

Chilli Con Carne, Steamed Rice GF $10
Chicken Cacciatore with Penne Pasta $10
Beef & Mushroom Bourguignonne with Steamed Rice GF $13
Bolognaise Ragu with Penne Pasta  $10

Once defrosted, please consume within 3 days.

FRESH PRODUCE  (two serves, cook at home)

500gm Prime Grainge Beef Mince $10
2 x 250gm each Black Angus Sirloins, Café de Paris Butter $36
2 x 220gm each skin on Marinated Chicken Breast, Garlic & Herb, Olive Oil $22
2 x 200gm each Teriyaki Tasmanian Salmon Portions $26
4 x 150 gm Confit Duck Marylands $39


All menu options are available for Takeaway or Delivery (distance limits apply) at the following times:

Monday to Friday, 3 – 8pm
Saturdays, 12 – 2pm & 3 – 8pm
Sundays, 12 – 2pm


Grainge Beef Burger $17
cheddar, house pickles, iceberg lettuce, ancho chili mustard, bacon ranch, chips

Cone Bay Barramundi Fish n Chips $21
tartare sauce, salad

Fresh Fish of the Day $29
Spinach Puree, Saffron Aioli, Prawn Oil, Asparagus, Lemon Balm GF

Roasted Blue Eye Cod $29
Roasted Tomato Romesco, Rapini, Taggiasche Olives, Almonds, Parsley Essence GF

Roast Confit Duck Maryland $31
Caramelized Grapes, Hawaiian Yam, Sugar snaps, Orange & Star Anise Jus GF

Chargrilled Riverina Beef Fillet $31
Mushroom Puree, Cavalo Nero, Forest Mushroom & Parmesan Crust, Pink Peppercorn Jus.



Roast Broccoli & Brussel Sprouts, coriander pecan pesto  GF V $10

Rocket, Pear & Parmesan Salad, Green Goddess vinaigrette  GF V   $10

Wedges, sour cream, sweet chilli $13

Cheese Platter
Australian and imported gourmet cheeses, Damson plum paste, crackers $20


Pre-ordered by 3pm Monday - Thursday for pick-up or delivery from 5pm the following day.
Pre-ordered by 3pm Thursday for pick-up or delivery from 5pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Junee Marinated Lamb Leg (serves 6-8)     $147

Porchetta Roast, seasoned rolled pork belly (serves 6-8)    $160                                                                 

Whole Grainge Signature Black Angus Beef Striploin M3+ (serves 6-8)  $170

Whole Roasted Tasmanian Ocean Trout, lemon and dill, tartare sauce (serves 6)   $135

Portuguese Style Grilled Peri Peri Whole Free Range no. 18 Chickens (3 chickens, serves 6-8) $115

All Roasts served with roast potato, vegetables, table salads & gravy.



Junee Lamb Pita
pickled sweet peppers, dijonnaise, Swiss cheese, cabbage  $10

New Orleans Muffaletta
mortadella, salami, Provolone cheese, olive salsa $10

Roast Chicken 
rapini pesto, Fior di Latte, avocado, multigrain bread $10

Ortiz Tuna Salad
cornichons, radish, cracked pepper aioli, iceberg lettuce  $10

Members are welcome to purchase wines from the Master Take away List and collect these from the Main Bar during the above hours. 





Letter from the Commodore

Dear Members, 
The Federal Government’s new directive on closing ‘non-essential venues’ directly impacts the Squadron. Your General Committee and the Squadron’s Senior Management team met this morning to discuss the new measures and we would like to advise you of the following closures, effective immediately:

Clubhouse amenities
The Dining Room, Careening Cove, Members Bar and CCA Bar are closed. 
Club Function rooms (Bennelong, Milson, Kirribilli, Shell Cove) and Library are closed. 
Club accommodation (clubhouse and Elamang Avenue) are closed. 

All Club activities have been suspended until further notice. This includes racing, Youth training, the Annual Cruise, D65s, Stepping Stone House. Club equipment (Elliott 7s, SUPS, RIBs) may not be taken out.

Please remember that these new rules are designed to protect Members, guests and staff and as such, we must comply. Please respect our staff's health by minimising any face to face interactions. Unavoidable meetings should be pre-arranged.  

Please do not visit our Club unless you are collecting food & beverage 
and then, do not come if:

- you or anyone in your immediate family and work colleagues has COVID-19
- you or anyone in your immediate family and work colleagues has been in contact with a known COVID-19 patient
- you or anyone in your immediate family and work colleagues is in voluntary isolation, say as a recent overseas returnee
- anyone has a cold or flu-like symptoms.

On the positive side…

The Fort Denison Cellar is open. Members may enter, peruse and purchase. You are also very welcome to place an order by phone or email 9017 0121 

Our new Dine at Home ordering service for take-away meals and fresh produce will continue. This service has already proven to be extremely popular with Members – a hundred boxes have been collected so far. We can also arrange Home Delivery. Click here for details.

Waterfront and Boatshed services are open. Our staff are on hand to see to your repair and maintenance jobs. Our tender service is running to its usual schedule – though please note, maximum capacity is four persons per vessel. 

Social activities We are actively investigating how activities such as Yoga, Book Club, Guest Speaker Events and Wine Tasting can move into an online environment so that our Member communities can continue to be informed and entertained whilst staying at home. Please keep a close eye on the OnBoard Weekly newsletter published on Thursdays. View recent editions here.

The closure of clubhouse activities will reduce the number of staff required on site. Regrettably a number of personnel will be affected. 

We will share additional information as soon as it becomes available. Updates will also be posted to the Squadron website and via our e-newsletters. If you know a Member who doesn’t have access to a computer, please call them to share these updates. 
These are challenging and difficult times, yet I am confident that the strength of community spirit that exists at our Club will help us to pull through. I urge you to take care of your health, safeguard the health of those around you and follow all official guidance.

Warm regards,
David Ward

RSYS Operations FAQs


Today we would like to tell you about what you CAN still do at the Club, the Clubhouse services still running and the facilities that are at your disposal. Read on!


OPEN: The Dining Room and Main Bar for lunch and dinner (Monday-Friday)
OPEN: The CCA for breakfast and lunch (seven days)
     Note: Advance bookings are essential – ‘no walk-ins’
OPEN: the kitchen – for Chef's Dine at Home menu click here for details
OPEN: Conference and private dining rooms are available, with modified settings
CANCELLED: Club house accommodation bookings until at least 1 May 2020

Q: Can I just turn up for lunch?
A: Advance bookings are essential so that we can manage room settings.

Q: Can I bring a group?
A: Maximum six to table. Tables are spaced well apart.

Q: How can the Club assist Members?
Our storerooms are full and our chefs are cooking up a storm! We will shortly publish a
Dining Out Menu – a variety of Squadron classic meals for you to order and take-away.

Please address your queries to Reception 9955 7171


The Fort Denison Cellar

OPEN: for take-away purchases and wine deliveries within Sydney Metro
Please address your queries to 9017 0121

Social Activities & Functions

CANCELLED: Grand Buffets, wine tastings, Wine Dinners, Book Club, Cruising Division, Literary Lunches, Opera by the Harbour, VIVID cruise tours.
CANCELLED: Bridge games, Bridge lessons, Dinner & Duplicate Bridge, Stepping Stone House Bridge Day.

Q: I booked an event, will I get a refund?
We have not charged your House Account

Q: What about future Club events?
A: All Club functions are suspended until at least 1 May 2020.

Please address your queries to 9017 01156



Private Sailing

use the tender service to access your boat
bring your boat to the Pond
access water and fuel
use the Jib crane to launch your keelboat
engage the RSYS boatshed staff for repair and maintenance work
work on your own boat on the hardstand
order provisioning platters
enjoy coffee and meals in the CCA (booking required - see below)

Please address your Waterfront queries to 9017 0161

Q: Can I launch my own dinghy?
A: You are still able to access your boat and go sailing however at this point in time we cannot offer any form of on water safety support.  We also are not able to make the club RIBs available to parent Members to act as on water support.

If you are going to go sailing:

  • As always, look at the weather forecast for Sydney Closed waters before launching.
  • Check the current warnings for NSW.
  • Go with a friend, in pairs (ie two boats keeping together on the water rather than one boat sailing alone)
  • Carry some form of communication such as a mobile phone and know who you are going to contact if you do get into trouble.  The Club will not be in a position to handle any rescues.
  • Ensure someone knows what time you are leaving, and what time you are expected back.  The Club Sailing Office cannot assume this responsibility.
  • Be aware of other Members accessing the outer pond arm.  Please stack dollies on top of each other in a position that allows other users to safely navigate a path on the arm.
  • As always, be aware of other traffic on the Harbour (ferries, motorboats, yachts etc.)

 Sailing is a wonderful sport that builds independent thinkers but things can go wrong and parents need to appreciate the potential risks of sailors sailing alone, or even sailors heading out in groups on a busy commercial Harbour.  Trouble could be as simple as a boom disconnecting from a mast or something breaking on a boat making it difficult to sail, or could even be an accidental hit to the head with a boom.  Please consider all ‘What If’ scenarios before sailing, and in particular before sailing alone.

Q: Can I hire a SUP?
A: This is available to Members and can be booked online here.

Q: Can I hire an Elliott7?
A: Not at the present time.

Q: Can I hire a Club RIB?
A: Not at the present time.

Q: Can I hire a Club Laser?
A: Not at the present time.




PONANT Friday Twilight,

Sunday Twilight
All Saturday racing (Summer Series, Mini As, Mini Bs, Varuna Trophy race)
Stepping Stone House Regatta

DF65 Racing

All Youth Dinghy Racing and Training


Q: What does this mean for our race officials?   

A: Unfortunately this spells the end of the 2019/2020 sailing season. Thank you to our valued volunteers for their diligence and commitment throughout the sailing season.

Q: Will external events proceed?

A: RPEYC Wednesday afternoon racing is cancelled.
Please check with the host clubs:

SOPS racing on March 21 run by MHYC
The Manly Yacht Club Women’s Challenge
Combined Clubs Winter Series - to be advised.

Please address your queries to 9017 0152



CANCELLED: The Annual Squadron Cruise and monthly Cruising Division meetings.

Please address your queries to 9017 0152


The Sailing Academy

CANCELLED: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Youth Dinghy Sailing activities
All Tackers, Teens, LOTS and Open Keelboat learn to sail programs

Q: I booked a course, can I get a refund?
A: Of course, we will give you a credit towards a future course.  We will publish a new schedule of course dates and times as soon as practicable.  If you would prefer a refund or would like to discuss anything please contact our Sailing Academy Manager 9017 0154

Q: I’m hoping to join the Senior Keelboat Development Program
We hope to publish some details in the coming weeks however our start date is now delayed.  Please send an expression of interest to



Success at the NSL

Last weekend the team of Maddie O'Shea, Brooke Wilson, Marlena Berzins and Tiana Wittey finished 3rd in the SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific northern qualifier sailed out of Hunters Hill Sailing Club.  Eleven teams representing nine clubs contested the event. The format for the umpired fleet event has six boats per race, and teams rotate boats throughout the racing.

Saturday’s racing on the windward/leeward course off Woolwich on Sydney Harbour’s western shoreline was blown out by a strong wind warning. Losing half the series compressed Sunday’s schedule for competitors, race officials and visiting umpires. Races were short and snappy, with a three minute warning for each.  
"With around 18 races run, our RSYS team remained focused and steadily improved as the day went on," said Tiana Wittey. "The RL21s proved to be fun and dynamic boats and we really enjoyed testing our skills and knowledge by transitioning into a boat we had never sailed on before. Unfortunately in one of our races our spinnaker halyard broke, forcing us to finish that race earlier than anticipated. Overall, the regatta was wonderful and we are so proud to have represented the RSYS and come home with a third place. We have been working extremely hard as a team and are expecting big things in our future," she added.

The team has qualified for the 2020 SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific Final.  This was to be sailed early April but has now been postponed. 

Click here to view a short wrap-up video from the event

Final results here

image Beau Outteridge

Coronavirus Precautions – Suspended Activities & Closures

17.3.20 Letter from the Commodore

Dear Members,
Your General Committee and the Squadron’s Senior Management team have been monitoring on a continuous basis the growing implications of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in our wider community and on our Club’s many activities and operations.

We are being guided by relevant Health Authorities, expert health input, senior management recommendations, as well as Member feedback. Our CEO William Pettigrew is in active dialogue with his counterparts at various major clubs and peak bodies, locally, interstate and overseas, as well as the NSW Department of Health.

We continue to assess the risk in relation to all operations, activities and events at the Club, paying particular attention to threats of transmission and the heightened vulnerability of our demographic membership base. As a consequence of this risk assessment, Members are advised that the following actions are effective immediately:

  1. All organised sailing and training activity for the season has been cancelled. See below for details.
  2. The Dining Room and Main Bar will remain open for lunch and dinner with bookings and table sizes limited to ensure appropriate distances.
  3. The Careening Cove Anchorage (CCA) will open for breakfast and lunch only (seven days), at a reduced capacity to a maximum of 100. No tables or groups larger than 6. Members must book prior to arrival, no “walk-ins” will be admitted in any restaurant.
  4. Forthcoming Squadron events are postponed e.g. Wine tastings, Wine Dinner, Book Club, Cruising Division, Literary Lunch, Friday Twilight Presentation Dinner.
  5. All Bridge activity at the Club has been suspended until further notice. This suspension includes all regular weekly sessions, social play, John Roberts lessons and the Stepping Stone House Bridge Day.
  6. The Club will not be hosting large functions before 1 May.
  7. The Club has cancelled all Clubhouse room accommodation bookings up until 1 May.
  8. Conference rooms are available with revised attendance capacities.
  9. Until further notice, the tender service and the repair service will operate as usual.

The NSW Health Infectious Disease Department has reviewed these measures and agreed that they are appropriate, responsible and well-considered given the current state, though acknowledges that circumstances can change rapidly.

Ultimately, our concern is for the health and wellbeing of everyone associated with our Club and this is the basis for these decisions. Other Squadron activities, events and operations will continue to be assessed, and we will keep you informed of further changes as the situation evolves.

The CEO and his senior management team have already taken a number of initiatives across the Club, particularly in terms of heightened hygiene, cleaning and food preparation.

We ask all Members to continue to practise good hygiene to protect against infections and require that you not attend the club at all if:

        - you or anyone in your immediate family and work colleagues has COVID-19
        - you or anyone in your immediate family and work colleagues has been in contact with a known COVID-19 patient
        - you or anyone in your immediate family and work colleagues is in voluntary isolation, say as a recent overseas returnee
        - anyone has a cold or cold-like symptoms.

We are grateful to all Members, staff and experts for their guidance and co-operation. As COVID-19 continues to impact the lives of people everywhere, we seek your understanding and know that you share our concerns, given these trying times. We are a Club first and foremost - a Club having at our core the care of our Members, your guests, and our staff. 

We will share additional information as soon as it becomes available. Click on the links below for the latest information and updates about Club activities and the General Committee’s thinking and decisions.

Coronavirus Alert @ 17 March 2020
Club Operations FAQs @ 19 March 2020

We appreciate your patience as we make every effort to continue to assess the situation and communicate effectively and efficiently.

Warm regards,

David Ward



Sailing to be cancelled:

- Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Youth Dinghy Sailing activities

- PONANT Friday Twilight

- All Saturday racing (Summer Series, Mini A's, Mini B's, Varuna Trophy race)

- Sunday Twilight

- Stepping Stone House Regatta

- RSYS Annual Cruise

- All RSYS Sailing Academy courses including: 

        * Sunday Tackers 1, 2 & 3

        * Sunday Keelboat Start Crewing, Start Helming, Start Skippering, Spinnakers

        * Wednesday LOTS Keelboat Start Crewing, Start Helming, Start Skippering, Spinnakers.


A decision on the Combined Clubs Winter Series will be advised closer to the time.


Included in our calendar but not run by RSYS:

        * RPEYC Wednesday afternoon racing

        * SOPS racing on March 21 that is being run by MHYC

Skippers should refer to these clubs regarding details.





Chinese Whisper sets record

Chinese Whisper has set a new record in the 2020 Teakle Classic Adelaide to Port Lincoln Yacht Race. They completed the race in 10 hours, 34 minutes, 17 seconds - 29 minutes faster than the previous record.

Owner David Griffith writes: 

"After our successful Sydney to Hobart Race (1st IRC Div 2 , 5th overall IRC and 7th on Line Honours) Chinese Whisper was sailed to Adelaide to await the Teakle Adelaide to Port Lincoln Race on 21 February followed by the Teakle Pt Lincoln Week regatta.

The 156nm race attracted more than 40 entrants for this year's race. The route takes the fleet past Marion Reef at the foot of the York Peninsula to Cape Spencer, then North West past Wedge and Thistle Islands and Dangerous Reef, to the finish in Boston Bay. 

The scenery is beautiful whilst daylight lasts, and after dark it requires very accurate navigation to avoid islands, reefs and fish farms. Our navigator Adrienne Cahalan brought us through the danger points superbly.

The race was a very fast reaching and downwind event after clearing Marion Reef.

It was great to have fellow Squadron Member Rupert Henry on board as it was his first race on the boat since his incredible two-handed Melbourne to Osaka race in 2018, when he broke the record.

Congratulations to Matt Allen on Ichi Ban for his win overall on IRC in the event as well as the subsequent Teakle Lincoln Week regatta.

The regatta held the following Monday to Thursday was a real treat for us. The hospitality from the Pt Lincoln Yacht Club, supported by the principal sponsor Peter Teakle, was exceptional. Beach parties and superb flat water racing in the most scenic archipelago made for a most worthwhile event that we would be only too happy to return to in future years."

Watch a video interview with Griffith here

The delighted crew on arrival


Photos by Take 2 Photography


Sydney Harbour Regatta

Performance Spinnaker div 1 was won by UBS WILD THING    Adam Lavis    CYCA with many Squadron Members competing including :
9         7133    EUPHORIA    Anthony Coleman    RSYS    
10       7367    JACKIE CLARE    Geoff Davidson    RSYS    

X-RAY    Ray Parrott    DSC won div 2 and KELSEA BLUE    Adrian Williams    RSYS came 8th.

Div 3 was won by WIND CHARMER    Peter Francis    GFS  and the top 10 was packed with RSYS boats:  
4         217    WHIMSICAL    Gordon Ingate    RSYS    
5         132    WINDSONG II    John Vickery    RSYS   
7         3654    MINGARA III    Philip Crane    RSYS    
9         17    WALLOP    G Aitchison P Kiely    RSYS    
9         1685    BEOWULF    Stafford Watts    RSYS    
9         6690    KIRSTEN III    Ken Chase & John Bow    RSYS    
9         3660    CASAMAJOR    Charles Moore    RSYS    
9         327    ZEUS 11    James Dunstan    RSYS    
9         2131    TINGARI    John Jeremy    RSYS

Congratulations to Club Members ADELA    David Lamond for taking 2nd in the Super 30s, ERICA    Peter Williams for 3rd place in the X-yachts and to ALLEGRO    John Taylor  for 3rd in Non Spinnaker div 1.

The Cavalier 28 class was won by SCUTTLEBUTT    Greg Purcell     RSYS.

The International Yngling class held their NSW State Chamionships within the main event. Squadron boats made up eight of the nine boat fleet.

1  MISS PIBB    Hamish Jarrett    RSYS
2  KARMA    Gary Wogas    GRSC    
3  BLACK ADDER    Gary Pearce    RSYS

The J70 class was won by JUNO    Reg Lord    CYCA, and RSYS boats did very well: 
3  MADNESS    Paul Breslin    RSYS    
4  MAYBE J    Michael Nash    RSYS    
5  THE JACKAL    Karyn Gojnich    RSYS

View final results here

Day 1 report and video

Day 2 report and video

Photos of iSUPER and Yngling fleet by Andrea Francolini

Inspirational Paspaley Tuesday Twilights

11.3.20 A standing ovation greeted the announcement that Sandy Lawson of Rapunzel had won this year's Tuesday Twilight Inspiration Award. The 2019 recipient Genevieve Slattery (left) presented Sandy (right) with the beautiful trophy, first donated by the late Jan Williams, which recognises women over 55 who have either started to sail later in life or returned to our sport after a hiatus.

Sandy has competed in every Tuesday Twilight competition since its inception and has provided the opportunity for other women, often lacking experience, to sail on Sydney Harbour and in Pittwater during the Annual Cruise. 

Captain Karyn Gojnich welcomed Chris Paspaley to the stage for the series presentation. 'Thank you once again to Paspaley for supporting our series, their fifth with RSYS. Their support has contributed to the expansion of our Ladies sailing and Tuesday Twilights community - as evidenced by the capacity crowd in the Carabella Room tonight. It is always a pleasure to welcome Chris Paspaley to our prizegiving event, tonight he will present four pairs of Maxima stud earrings to the overall winners and an additional four pairs to the lucky draw winners.' 

The Ladies One Design Division spinnaker

Main Series - the Lady Helm trophy

1st The Jackal - Amy Gojnich
2nd Holly - Elyse Guevara-Rattray
3rd Elliott 4 - Nikki O'Shea

View series results here

Amy Gojnich (The Jackal) with Chris Paspaley

The Ladies Division non-spinnaker

Main Series - the Jan Rowed trophy

1st Trilogy - Eve Sheppard
2nd Lively - Sophie Nelson
3rd Kookaburra - Jill Hammond

The crew of Trilogy with Chris Paspaley.

The Open Division non-spinnaker

1st James Merrington, Mercier

View series resuts here


The delighted 'participation' recipients were L to R: Linda Bell (Viva la Vita), Courtney Harris (Elliott 2), Genevieve Slattery (Genovefa), Kim Ketelbey (Elliott 1) with Chris Paspaley.


Trophy Series

Within the Tueseday Twilights we have a 'mini series' made up of three races and these were sailed on 17 December, 11 February and 10 March. 

The Bluebird trophy awarded in the Ladies One Design Spinnaker division

1st Mojo - Kirstin Reblin

The crew of Mojo collected the Blue Bird trophy

The Gypsy Moth IV trophy
awarded in the Ladies non-spinnaker division

1st Trilogy - Eve Sheppard

Eve Shepherd helming Trilogy

10 March / Race 12 prizes  

Ladies One Design Spinnaker Division
1st    Mojo - Kirstin Reblin
2nd  The Jackal - Amy Gojnich
3rd   Holly - Elyse Guevara-Rattray

See the race results here

Mojo and Holly

Ladies Non Spinnaker Division
1st   Trilogy - Eve Sheppard
2nd  Lively - Sophie Nelson
3rd   Genovefa - Genevieve Slattery

Sophie Nelson helming Lively  

Open Division
1st   Gail Force - Graeme Smith

Best Start    Coco - Kate McCann (.01)

See the race results here




The 2020/21 Tuesday Twilight series will commence on 10 November 2020. See you then! 


Sail better, sail faster

On Saturday 14 March, Andrew Parkes, Sail Expert from North Sails, will be on the water observing competitors in the Squadron's Mixed Division race. We will take photos and videos of your sail trim.

Then on Thursday 19 March at 6pm, all Club members are invited to attend the debrief session in the Shell Cove Room, where the team from North Sails (including Michael Coxon - Sydney Loft Manager) will play back what they observed.

This debrief session will be of benefit to all sailors whether or not you were sailing that day and regarrdless of you your sailmaker is.

The debrief session will use photos and videos to highlight common issues seen on the start line, upwind and downwind sail trim, as well as mark roundings. Attendees will leave the session armed with better starting techniques, what to look for with upwind and downwind sail trim and tips for better crew work. There will also be lucky door prizes.

The debrief session will run from 6pm till 7pm with a 30 minute question and answer session at the end. Entrance is free to all Members and their guests. 

Please RSVP here.

Dinner is available in the Dining Room, however please note: advance reservations are essential and last orders will be taken at 8pm. 
Please contact Reception

NB This event is open only to RSYS Members and their guests.











Enjoy SailGP at the Squadron

Dear Members, We hope that you will visit the Club to enjoy the spectacle of the foiling F50s racing on the harbour tomorrow, Friday 28 (3.30pm-5pm) and Saturday 29 February (4.30pm-6pm). Two boats will moor just off RSYS after racing. 
The CCA will be open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon snacks and dinner during the event. On the Youth lawn, a pop-up bar with seating will serve cold drinks and sandwiches and we will live stream the racing action on the giant TV. Please assist the club by making an advance reservation.

If you are heading out on your boat, the tender service will operate longer hours on Thursday, Friday & Saturday for your convenience. Please take care around the outer arm as trot moorings are in place. We also ask that all pick-ups and drop-offs take place on the inner arm, not the outer arm. Please be aware of the exclusion zones managed by RMS.
click here for a handy summary

As usual, the car park will be open to Members only on Friday & Saturday. Please avoid the spaces reserved for SailGP race management. 

We are pleased to offer Members discounted VIP tickets to the Shark Island viewing area. Please refer to the Sailing or Social newsletter for the excusive RSYS code.

Hosting this international event may temporarily affect some of our normal club services and we apologise for any inconvenience. If you have any queries or require additional assistance next week, please don't hesitate to contact us: Clubhouse, Sailing, Waterfront


Top photo by Mik Sadubin