Farr 40 National Championship

RSYS hosted the Farr 40 National Championship on 10-12 March. The event marked the end of a great season for the Farr 40 class. There were eight entries this year, representing both NSW and VIC, with each boat bringing an abundance of experience and skill to Sydney Harbour.

Over the three days, eleven races were completed, with Friday and Sunday's races held inshore, and Saturday’s offshore. The weather conditions for the championship fluctuated, but PRO Rob Ridley and his team did a great job to get eleven races in. Racing was very close throughout the event, with boats generally only a few points apart.

The overall winner was the well deserving Estate Master - Martin & Lisa Hill, with a very stressful deciding last race. Coming into the last race Estate Master had a six-point lead, a nice buffer zone you would think. However, on their first upwind, their genoa halyard broke and they slipped into last place. Proficient crew work enabled a quick fix, and they were able to make their way up to fourth at the finish. Congratulations to Martin & Lisa Hill from Estate Master and the crew on the win! Also a big congratulations to Jeff Carter from Edake and the crew, who took out the Corinthian title. 


Overall Placings

1st Estate Master – Martin Hill (MHYC/RSYS)

2nd Angophora – Guido Belgiorno-Nettis (MHYC/RSYS)

3rd Kokomo – Lang Walker (CYCA/RSYS)

4th Edake – Jeff Carter (MHYC)

5th Double Black – Rob Pitts (SYC)

6th Zen – Gordon Ketelbey (MHYC/RSYS)

7th Nutcracker – Rob Davis/Andy Baker (SYC)

8th Exile - Rob Reynolds (MHYC)


View photos and videos here 


Photo credit: Crosbie Lorimer - Bow Caddy Media

Squadron Annual Cruise

We depart for Cowan Creek and Pittwater in just four weeks - will you join us? Yachts, motor cruisers, novices, old salts and families are all very welcome!

Running from 17 - 24 April, there is a programme of activities for dedicated cruisers as well as the normal racing programme for enthusiastic sailors. There will be two lay days where cruise participants can socialise, a sausage sizzle, a progressive dinner and the Galley Gourmet Challenge.

View the itinerary here

The GGC is a highlight of the social programme - crews create and present their finest on board cuisine for the approval of our judges. Categories include: Canapés (served on the beach and enjoyed by all); Entrée; Main Course; Dessert and Junior Chef.

Looking for inspiration? View past winning recipes here

If you have any queries, please contact the Sailing Office


Technology Talks Series 2

'Common iPhone & iPad Apps Made Simple' 

Back by popular demand - learn how to get the best use out of your Apple devices on 27 March, 10 & 24 April.

Talk 1 'A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words'
Monday 27 March 11am-12.20pm >> book here

●    How to take better photos with your iPhone Camera app.
●    How to make them look great! Easily.
●    How to share them with others.
●    How to sync them across your Apple devices.
●    What else can you do with your iPhone camera?

Talk 2 'My Precious Memories' 
Monday 10 April 11am-12.20pm >> book here

Talk 3  'Hey Siri, Remind me to buy…' 
Monday 24 April 11am-12.20pm >> book here

You are welcome to book for one, two or all three talks. Cost is $15pp. Do stay for lunch to continue the conversation!

Tahiti Yacht Rally

Would you be interested in a sailing holiday in Tahiti?

RSYS and Mariner Boating Holidays have partnered once again to offer you a wonderful cruising opportunity.

The Tahiti Yacht Rally is set to take place in the stunning leeward islands of Bora Bora, Huahine, Raiatea and Tahaa from 5 - 19 October 2017, or alternatively, in 2018.

To help us plan accordingly, we would appreciate your input.

Please complete this brief poll 

Family Curry Night

Enjoy curries from around the world at our casual family dinner in the CCA on Wednesday 8 March.

We'll offer a tempting selection of authentic dishes bursting with flavour and colour, including: Beef Rendang, Massaman Lamb, Ayam Masak Merah, Thai Penang Fish Curry, Singapore Fried Rice Noodles, Chole (Chana Masala), served with Pappadams, Raitas, Naan and Jasmine Rice. And for dessert, try Glutinous Rice, Mango & Coconut Charlotte or Coconut & Kaffir Lime Sorbet.

All at very family-friendly prices!
Event details
Date: Wednesday 8 March
Time: from 6pm
Venue: CCA
Cost: $12-18, per the menu on the night.