Social Season at RSYS

The Winter Social season is underway - there's so much going on at the Club! Why not show off your club to friends and colleagues or bring the kids to one of our family events.

Family Sunday at the Squadron 12pm Sunday 4 June BOOK HERE

Grand Buffet 6pm Saturday 10 June  BOOK HERE

Family Night: Tapas & Paella 6pm Wednesday 14 June CCA BOOK HERE

Paspaley ‘Month of the Pearl’ Lunch Friday 23 June, 12pm BOOK HERE

Raid the Cellar! Friday 23 June 6.30pm BOOK HERE

Paspaley ‘Month of the Pearl’ Dinner Wednesday 28 June, 6pm BOOK HERE

Whale Sounds and Conservation talk 6pm 28 June BOOK HERE

Chablis Master Class 6pm Thursday 29 June BOOK HERE

Beecroft Caricatures Lunch  Friday 30 June, 12pm  BOOK HERE

Game & Shiraz Long Lunch 12pm Sunday 2 July  BOOK HERE

Cooking Classes 10.30am Mondays 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 July  BOOK HERE

Family Night: Curry 6pm Wednesday 5 July BOOK HERE

Opera Afternoon 2pm Sunday 9 July BOOK HERE

Bouillabaisse Dinner 6.30pm Thursday 13 July BOOK HERE

Members Car Show 11am Sunday 16 July DETAILS HERE

Grand Buffet 12pm Sunday 16 July BOOK HERE

Rhone Master Class 6pm Wednesday 19 July  BOOK HERE




Paspaley ‘Month of the Pearl’ Events

June is the Month of the Pearl, and to celebrate, Paspaley's Creative Director Christine Salter will host a series of events at RSYS for Members and their guests.

Discover why Australian South Sea pearls are the rarest and most valuable pearls in the world and how they are cultivated. Explore the innovative craftsmanship and contemporary design behind their Signature Collections.

Event details:
1) Friday 23 June 12pm for a light lunch
Cost: $65  BOOK HERE


2) Wednesday 28 June 6pm for a three course dinner. 
Cost: $85   BOOK HERE


Tuesday Twilight series partner.

Combined Winter Series - Race 3

Saturday 20 May was the third day of the Combined Winter Series hosted by RANSA, SASC and RSYS. There were 71 boats competing across the different divisions, making it another busy day on the harbour. However the weather conditions for the day were not ideal... as there was never really any consistent breeze direction or strength. A lot of boats received a DNF as a result of the conditions, making it a long day on the water for people. Still, any day on the water is a good day!

Podium Results (PHS):   

Super 30

  1. Optimum – Stuart Jordan – RSYS
  2. Mr Mojo – George Kompolthy – RANSA
  3. Reo Speedwagon – Andrew York – CYCA


  1. Fagel Grip – Jerry Lees - SASC
  2. Defiance – Nicole Shrimpton – RSYS

Division 1

  1. Hell Razer – Ian MacDiarmid - RSYS
  2. Erica – Peter Williams – RSYS
  3. Game Set – Craig Roberts - RANSA

Division 2 - All boats DNF

Division 3

  1. Esquisse 2 – Richard Staines - RANSA
  2. Black Diamond Bay – Kerry Lehman - RANSA
  3. Midwicket – David Ham - SASC

Non-Spinnaker Division

  1. Double Dutch – Phil Tanner - SASC
  2. Fortune of War – Adrian Gruzman - RANSA
  3. Well Inclined – Brian McKean - RSYS


View full results here 

By Angus Olding

Squadron Cruise Prize Giving

The highly anticipated 2017 Squadron Cruise prize giving dinner was held on 5 May. This year’s Squadron Cruise took place in Pittwater from Easter Monday to 24 April and attrcated 40 boats. 

The annual cruise caters for all types of sailors,  racing and social, with extensive on-shore activities and competitions. One of the most popular events held, is the Galley Gourmet Challenge… see below for category winners. Also below, are the winners of each award, division and the various activities. 


“Spirit of whole hearted competition and participation” Award

Tula – Ivan Resnekov
Erica J Trophy 

“Spirit of the cruise” Award

Viva – Ken Hudson 
William Brian Northam Trophy

Division 1

Ticket of Leave – Max Prentice

-    1st Inshore point-score
Windsong Trophy

-    1st Offshore point-score
Allan Payne Trophy

Division 2

Windflyt – Doug Sturrock

-    1st Inshore point-score
Bob Tinning Trophy

Division 3

Margaret Rintoul – Bruce Gould

-    1st Inshore point-score
New York Yacht Club Trophy

Nautical Quiz

Sweet Chariot – Jill & David Henry


Sweet Chariot – Jill & David Henry

** Special thank you to John Hancox (Magnificat) for producing the crossword & nautical quiz

Coursemaster “Nav-est” competition

About Time – Julian Farren-Price
1st place Offshore

Allegro – John Taylor
1st place Inshore 

** Special thank you to “Coursemaster” for kindly donating the ICOM VHF handheld radio

Galley Gourmet Challenge 

Hell Razer – Simon Wulf

Tonic – Robert Pizzie

Main Course
Kirribilli – Olwen Bowe-Beale

Kirribilli – Olwen Bowe-Beale

Combined Winter Series off to a successful start!

Saturday 6 May was the first day of the Combined Winter Series hosted by RANSA, SASC and RSYS. With 90 boats competing across six different divisions, Sydney Harbour was quite busy as sailors flocked to the water to enjoy the warm sunny conditions. Temperatures reached 26c with light to medium N/NE winds which stabilised after midday just in time for racing. The day was very positive with strong turnouts and competition across all divisions. There were 10 more boats competing this year compared to the same time last year when there were 80 boats for race one.


Podium Results (PHS):

Super 30

  1. Mr Mojo – George Kompolthy – RANSA
  2. Reo Speedwagon – Andrew York – CYCA
  3. Optimum – Stuart Jordan – RSYS


  1. Lolita – Nick Cassim – SASC/RSYS
  2. Defiance – Nicole Shrimpton – RSYS
  3. Tamaris – Greg Sproule – SASC

Division 1

  1. Great Xpectations – Rod Wills – CYCA
  2. Erica – Peter Williams – RSYS
  3. Molly – Frank Hetherton – SASC

Division 2

  1. Solange – W Hutchinson/T Carrol/A King – RSYS
  2. Can Can – Roman Tarnawsky – RSYS
  3. The Jackal – Peter Rozenauers

Division 3

  1. Primary Wave – Bart Foley – SRB
  2. Zeus II – Jim Dunstan - RSYS
  3. Tingari – John Jeremy - RSYS

Non-Spinnaker Division

  1. Crackerjack – Dennis Galvin/Chris Harper – RSYS
  2. Hyperion II – Ian & Anna Shepherd – RANSA
  3. Sahara – Jeff Muscat – RPEYC


View full Results here


Article by Angus Olding
Photo by John Jeremy