CYAA News 30th November 2021

2021/2022 Summer Series on Port Phillip

Race Three (Pursuit start) at RYCV Sailing Instructions and allocated group start times now posted

Race two Results Now posted.

2021/2022 Summer Series on Port Phillip
Race two 28th Nov Sailing Instructions
Top Yacht Summer Series Race entrants and Results

CYAA Annual General Meeting
28th November at RYCV 2:30pm

Annual President and Sailing Reports 2020/2021 (Illustrated).

22nd November News
2021/2022 Summer Series on Port Phillip

Race 2 @ RMYS news

Stop Press news
Sunday race start time rescheduled to 10: 45am. Change required to fit in with RMYS change of club race schedule

List of Entrants for Race Two @ Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on 28th November. Race two 28th Nov Sailing Instructions now available.

Race one was abandoned due to gale warning issued on Nov14 by BoM


CYAA 2021 Annual General Meeting at RYCV 28th November
Zoom link to register attending 2021 AGM
Click on the links to download the AGM 2021 Proxy Form, the
2021 AGM agenda and the
AGM Nov 2020 Minutes

Sad news Race one postponed.
As the BoM have forecast a Sunday 14th Nov. gale warning in their Saturday pm forecst for conditions on Port Phillip forecast, Hobsons Bay Yacht Club race director has cancelled all club conducted racing for Sunday. Our race one will now be conducted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron on 28th November.

CYAA AGM @ RYCV 28th Nov.
Let’s not forget the CYAA Annual General Meeting will be conducted on 28th November post race at RYCV. Zoom access arrangements will be provided when available.

8th November News

CYAA Membership Renewal for 2021/2022 form

2021/2022 Summer Series on Port Phillip. Race One this Sunday 14th November.

Last chance Series Entry close Friday. Send off your entry now.

2021/2022 Summer Series Race one Sailing Instructions now available.

Mandatory Top Yacht registration of skipper and crew on board for race one.
Use this fast connect link to access the Top Yacht skipper and crew registration page.

Use this link to check out the latest Summer Series Race one entries and allocated handicap list

Akala S27 tied up at Geelong after her 6th Nov impromptu sail to Geelong. Returned to Melb. on 7th Nov.

Latest news as at 6th November.
Current Race one entry list now available
This link provides a selection option to view 2021 Summer Series race one entrant list and allocated handicaps for 14th November 2021. This is a direct link to the race one entry page.

4th November 2921
The Laurent Giles Vertue Julia Jane V127 has a history up date to her Boat Register page. Take a look

CYAA News 2nd November

2021/2022 Summer Series on Port Phillip.
Get that entry in.

Tempus Fugit.

Notice of Race document for the 2021/2022 Summer Series can be see with this link
Race one scheduled for Sunday 14th November, race start time 10:30am will be conducted by the Hobsons Bay Yacht Club.EFT account payment details are on entry form.

Summer Series on Port Phillip entry details

Series Entry form can be downloaded from this link

Entry fee waiver for first time ever or first time for five years entrants to CYAA Series Racing.
For those CYAA members paying a full series entry by EFT, no need to send in entry form. Your boat name in the EFT payment details indicates acceptance to abide by the Australian Sailing Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 .
CYAA members paying by EFT for Individual race entries or by Credit Card and our first time entrants, we need you to email your entry form to our Treasurer.

Top Yacht based race sign on and Series Race results listing.

To complete your boats Summer Series entry here’s the link to list your boat into the Top Yacht entry system This Top Yacht system listing is required for your boat racing sign on and inclusion in the series race results. Contact the handicapper if problems are experienced with this requirement.

CYAA News 21st Oct 2021

Tumlaren’s YVONNE & AVIAN use their RMYS championship pennants and trophies from 1974 and 1978 to say Happy 25th CYAA. Photo Roger Dundas
Mercedes III looking forward to CYAA’s next 25 years Photo Jane Williamson
Mercedes III celebrating the CYAA 25th anniversary on the CYAA home waters of Port Phillip. 20th Oct 2021. Photo Jane Williamson










10/11/12 December 2021

1st in Division One 2020 S2H Classic Yacht Regatta

Use this link to check out the latest (20th OCT) Sydney to Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta News 10/11/12 December 2021. Dinner places available to CYAA visitors are limited for Covid-19 reasons. A not to be missed classic yachting event.

Note: Our 15th Cup Regatta on Port Phillip is scheduled for 19th/20th & 21st of Feburary.

19th October 2021



Get those entries in.

Use this link to sort out your Summer Series on Port Phillip series entry fee.
Use this link to sort out the listing of your boat into the Top Yacht Event Register for the Summer Series Results management. Eventually the clubs conducting Classic Yacht racing will require a race by race sign on compliance. Take a look at this link from HBYC or use your own home club directions on how to use the Top Yacht crew declaration process.

9th October
Camper and Nicholsons October 2021 Newsletter

8th October 2021

For those CYAA Members intending to use go sailing on Port Phillip on October 10th and 24th please be aware of the Special Covid-19 restrictions announcement for Classic Sailing on Port Phillip

Relaxing of Covid-19 restrictions by Vic Gov Dept of Health will allow recreational sailing for fully vacinated peopel to resume. Sailing is permitted under certain conditions. We draw your attention to the current requirements which are spelt out on Australian Sailing Vic website.

Please note the special RYCV Notice Issued 8th October 2021
A confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) attended RYCV on Tuesday
5th October 2021 and 3rd October. Click HERE to see the full notice from RYCV.

6th October 2021
Akala’s Cockpit restoration by Richard Blake has been completed. A picture of perfection

Dual manual bilge pump with antisyphon locks

2nd October 2021
Latest CYAA news 4th Oct 2021 PDF version Flipbook version

Almost done Brilliant rebuild by shipwright Richard Blake



2nd October news on the Akala cockpit rebuild



.Sept 27 2021

Here’s the link to the Top Yacht 2021/2022 Summer Series entry. This is Top Yacht entry listing a no fee payment process. click on the following link to 2021/2022 Summer Series Entry form for CYAA entry fee payment details. We have stayed with a direct EFT based payment to CYAA. The Top Yacht process is a credit card only system.

22nd Sept 2021 Note Hot news: Our 2021 Cup Regatta scheduled for Oct/Nov has been rescheduled to 20th Feb 2022.

Sydney Hobart Classic Yacht Regatta December 2021

Notice of Race released

The participation invite to CYAA members by our Sydney CYAA Members.

Our Sydney CYAA members are the organisers of this event. It will be conducted by the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia. An invite by our Sydney CYAA members has been put out to our interstate CYAA members from Victoria and Queensland to organise themselves into finding ways to join up and celebrate this classic yacht regatta with them. It’s opportunity plus time to get yourself on board one of these great Classic Yacht veterans of Sydney to Hobart racing.

Check in with our CYAA President, Martin Ryan to have yourself a reserved seat in a brilliant Classic Yachting event on Sydney Harbour .

For more event information start out by checking over the recently published Notice of Race from the CYCA

AKALA the Arthur Robb Princess Class from Royal Melbourne.
Cockpit and deck beam rebuild project

Shipwright Richard Blake and his work so far to rebuild Akala’s cockpit
Preparing for calking Sept 23 2021


2nd Sept 2021

2021/2022 Summer Series and 2021 Winter Series wrap up Notes

2021/2022 Summer Series and 2021 Cup Regatta entrants.
Please take note of the following comments below.

The CYAA requires each boat entered in each of these events to be listed on the Top Yacht entry system. There are seperate Top Yacht (TES) links for the 2021/2022 Summer Series and the 2021 Cup Regatta. Both events are no fee event entry.

These Top Yacht (TES) listing each CYAA events are required for to allow skippers to comply to conducting yacht club’s requirement for a Racing PoB sign on and crew declaration requirements and for crew personal contact details for each CYAA race they conduct.

2021/2022 Summer Series Entry form for CYAA entry fee payment details.
No entry fee for the Cup Regatta.The no fee listing on the Top Yacht TES is all that’s required to enter the 2021 Cup Regatta.

27th August 2021

Some sailing product recycling news

Richard Downey’s Sail Bags
Sail bag for Avian

Don’t forget the project by Richard Downey of Port Melbourne Paint and Wall Paper to repurpose those worn out sails into excellent sail bags for Christmas presents. To grag a bag or four from Richard call him at 03 9645 4081 or email him at

Here’s a Chris Havre promotion (Acrospire III crew) to repurpose those out of survey PFD 1’s into personal carry bags. contact Chris at for further details.

Akala in RMYS Yard for cockpit rebuild Sept 2



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