Feb 8 Classics on display at Arts Open 2018. Feb 7 Kingurra returns to Port Phillip

Look below the Andy Indrans story of a Friday pm photo update on Kingurra at Deal Island.

Andy Indrans of Corio Vertue has prepared a presentation of 2017 Cup Regatta images at the Castlemaine Art Open event over the March 10 – March 12 weekend.

As a primer take a look at the beauty of what Andy allows us to see through his black and white images.

Zephyr chasing Sayonara

Beating to Windward

Jim Hutchinson sailing Dingo

Onboard Sayonara

Sayonara hoisting sail

Two gorgeous ladies

Downwind chase




Windward crossing the start line






Kingurra returns to Melbourne

Kingurra to return’s to racing with the Port Phillip classics after her notable performances during the 50th Anniversary Regatta of the 1967 Admirals Cup where Australia’s reputation as an ocean racing nation began.

Ian McFarlane reported after sojurning at Pittwater for  some weeks Kingurra left Sydney around 6:30pm Feb 6. On Weds Feb 7 Kingurra was flying down the coast at 9-10 over the ground with a good current assist of around 2 knots. Expected to be at Eden soon after Feb 7 midnight. It’s all go for the post card boat of the Admirals Cup 50th Anniversary Fleet to be racing racing with the Classic fleet next Sunday.

It is a beautiful sunny day on the NSW coast.  Motor sailed from 3:30am til 9am in <10kn. Had a few hours of spinnaker run this morning as the breeze built Breeze now back to 20kn NE and doing 7 to 8 kn on course for Gabo Island.  Nice to have a bit of current with us on the return journey.

Cruising relax time on Kingurra as she passes Batemans Bay

Checking over Deal Island caretakers cottages


Trillion Trust Regatta Auckland 16 – 18 Feb.


Time to act!

The CYANZ will soon warmly welcome CYAA members attending the annual Trillian Trust Classic Yacht Regatta. The regatta is being held earlier this year than in past years, with an introductory dinner on 15 February and racing from 16th to 18th. It will be based at the RNZYS at Westhaven, near Auckland city centre.

You will have the opportunity to sail on some of New Zealand’s finest classic yachts over 3 days of sailing, including the late 1800’s Logans, Thelma and Waitangi. Partners can either sail or enjoy the many treats New Zealand can provide to its visitors.

The regatta awards will again include the coveted Trans Tasman Cup, awarded to the CYAA member who performs best overall in the regatta. Be there for the chance to have your name included on the trophy, last year won by Jennie McKenzie.

If you plan to attend, please advise the CYAA co-ordinator, David McKenzie, as soon as possible at david@jandmck.com. Then gets your flights and accommodation organised – time is running short.

To access the information pack, click here. For the notice of race, see the regatta website: http://www.rnzys.org.nz/sailing-events/2018-trillian-trust-classic-yacht-regatta/

2018 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival

Decision time for those CYAA members intending to be part of the 2018 Geelong Wooden Boat Festival. Festival organisers invitation  to Wooden Boat owners

Wooden Boat Festival of Geelong 2018 

Entry Form

This form should be completed only after reading the “2018 Notice of Race”. Available by visiting our Wooden Boat Festival web site.

Entries close Friday 1700 hrs 16th February 2018. Please refer to the NOR for entry fees.
Please note: All boats participating must be insured and carry public liability to at least $10,000,000 with racing risk if applicable.
Early registration is advised as entries may be limited. All entrants will are eligible to win prizes valued at $4000.00.

The Festival entry form can be downloaded with this link. Entry form hint. Copy the tick symbol in the Type of exhibit  box and paste in the other applicable boxes.

Dorade at CYCA pre start S2H start Dec 26

Images of Dorade dockside, pre 2017 Sydney to Hobart start, at CYCA at 7:05 am Dec 26. Best CYAA wishes passed on to Matt Brookes by Cam Smith.

Photos by Cam Smith of Manuka ReRe, crewing on the HBYC entry Merlion

Other CYAA members going to Hobart.

Jason Quick crewing on the ORCV Westcoaster entry  Blue Chip from RYCV.