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Concord Ryde Sailing Club
Start of Season
You watched Tom Burton win Olympic
Gold in the Laser dinghy class along with
Silver medals won in other classes on TV,
now you or your kids can come on down
and give sailing a try yourself. The 2016/17
sailing season starts at Concord and Ryde
Sailing Club (CRSC) on Saturday 3rd
Concord and Ryde Sailing Club is a
family friendly dinghy sailing club located
at Kissing Point Park Corner of Waterview
St and Yaralla Rd Putney. Several different
types of dinghies take part including: Spirals,
Tasars, NS14s, Herons, Sabots, Optimists,
Catamarans and Firebugs. Sailors of all skill
levels are catered for, from beginners to state
& national champions.
The first course for children starts on
17th September. The club also runs School
Holiday Courses over the season, the first
one starting on 27th September.
Contact Mrs Kay Williams 0407 437 019
who can help you decide which training
course best meets your needs or visit
UPCOMING EVENTS Quiet Little Drink Cocktails
The “QLD” started after the 1969 Hobart.
Much money was raised for good works and
we eventually cleared out our funds, with
Southerly Buster, a Sunshine Bus purchased
along with the Variety Club and Ford.
Another of our old projects, was to
make expenses available, to send three
young Tasmanians away to Cowes and the
Fastnet. Proudly, one of these, is now the
Commodore of the RYCT, Matthew Johnston.
We also, have given away lots of
uniforms, oilies and boots. In particular,
with Pam and Terry Wise’s help, we have
been granting Sea Safety and Radio courses
to YSA alumni. This year, we have assisted
The simple concept is for as many as
possible to attend, pay $30 entrance fee
(donation) for the privilege and get “nothing”
for it! Funds are directed to the various
Rations are provided by the Breakfast Club
who always have a tireless team providing
finger food GRATIS.
CYCA, Friday 9th September 6.30 for
7. Let me know at least a week prior as
we always(!) have trouble with catering
arrangements for latecomers.
Tony Cable 0418 640 288;
MAYDAY, PAN PAN or
Be it cruising, racing or just messing
about in boats there is nowhere more
isolated than a yacht at sea, so what should
we do if a medical emergency, such as a
head injury caused by a boom strike, a
broken arm or leg, a heart attack or stroke.
Who should we contact and how?
While helicopters are ideal for land
base rescue and recovery, at sea it is a
very different matter, especially for a yacht
in bad weather with the mast and rigging
If the unlikely decision is made to
evacuate the patient and the helicopter
dispatched does not have an AMSA
recovery raft aboard, you will have to use
your own life raft, then if you can’t recover
it in a useable condition you will have no
raft should another emergency arise.
In other words recovery of an injured or
medically ill person at sea is an extremely
difficult and dangerous situation so
what should be undertaken to avoid this
On Sunday October 30 commencing
at 10am the CYCA is holding a Marine
Safety Day at the Clubhouse in Rushcutters
Bay to answer any questions you may
have in regards to Marine Safety or
In attendance will be Kordia
Communications, AMSA, NSW Ambulance
Helicopter Ser vice, NSW Water Police,
Medaire and Marine Rescue NSW.
The day is free and open to all who go
to sea, all we ask is to please signal your
intention to attend and book in on the CYCA
website or contacting CYCA reception on
(02) 8292 7800.
The Sydney Amateur Sailing Club will
be hosting a gathering of Sydney Harbour
Coach-House Cruiser Class Yachts at the
Cremorne Point Clubhouse on September
18 at 11am.
This class of yacht is representative
of Sydney’s very own designed and built
racing yachts from the first quarter of the
The Amateurs was founded as a
Corinthian reaction to the rampant
‘professionalism’ of the sport in 1872, and
the Coach-house Cruiser class encouraged
Sydney’s premier yacht designers and
builders to come onboard bringing a uniquely
Sydney Harbour variety of fast ‘cruisers’ onto
the scene in the early 20th centur y.
Hoana, Waitangi, Monsoon, Idle Hour and
Warana will be in attendance. Do you own
Junebird, Waitere, Waimoa or another Cruiser?
Please come along and make yourself
In the class heyday, 20-plus boats
raced regularly. The Amateurs is the home
of Sydney Harbour Classic Yachting and
the ‘Cruiser’ variety of yacht is the earliest
example of a homegrown racing class
specifically designed and built to satisfy the
local Sydney Harbour competition.
The history of the class will be discussed
over an ale or two. All who are interested
are most welcome to participate.
The waterfront at Davistown on the
NSW Central Coast will once again be the
setting for the 2016 event. The date for this
iconic event is Sunday 23rd October 2016
with activities kicking off at 08:30 am with
the Skippers briefing.
As in previous years, the event is
expected to attract in excess of 10,000
visitors, 60+ stalls selling a variety of
products and foods, displays by local
community groups such as car clubs, Rural
Fire Service and Marine Rescue and of
course the boats.
Many putt-putt boats are still in use
on Brisbane Water today. In the Davistown
area over 30 of the classics can be seen on
their moorings. Putt-putt boats usually
range in length from 14-18 feet and are
powered by either single or twin cylinder
2 to 10 hp Blaxland/Chapman, Simplex
or Clay inboard petrol driven engines all
of which make the very familiar putt-putt
Davistown Putt Putt Regatta and Wooden Boat Festival
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