Goblets - entries, beers and dinner; QLD Champs report; Tales behind the Sail; Mercedes-Benz to support Fleet.....
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Sydney Fleet

International Etchells - Sydney Fleet
Come racing on glorious Sydney Harbour. Racing is conducted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron with boats from RSYS & CYCA.
New skippers from other clubs warmly welcome!

Milson Silver Goblets
13-17 Nov 2017
Mini A Regattas
18, 25 Nov 2017
NSW States
16-18 Feb 2018 
Latest News

Goblets 13 to 17 November


Sydney fleet captain Mike Tyquin says local Etchells crews climbing towards selection for next year’s class world championship in Brisbane are all too aware that the Milson Silver Goblets regatta marks the time to really knuckle-down in the pre-worlds phase. 'As well as being one of Australia’s largest fleets, the Sydney fleet is one of the most competitive in the country with owners who have recently been on big campaigns with professional crew for the worlds in San Francisco and last month’s Queensland championships' he added. 

>> Read the full release here

We have 26 entries!  >> View Entries here

Do forward this newsletter to friends in other fleets - we'd be delighted to welcome them and can facilitate parking/lifting. 

Post-race beers 

Catch up with the fleet at the end of each day's racing - we'll serve hot snacks 'Under the Sail' between the CCA and the lawn and you can get a cold beer from the Careening Cove bar inside.

Presentation dinner Saturday 18 November 

This will take place after the Mini A regatta. We will gather 'Under the Sail' from 5pm for drinks and dinner, followed by the presentation of the Silver Goblets. 
Cost is $50 per head payable on the night - cash only (no Member accounts). On payment, armbands will be handed out plus a drink ticket.
Family and friends are very welcome to come along. 
Please RSVP to


QLD States report

Held on the magnificent waters of Moreton Bay, on the same track that next year’s World Championship will use, the Brisbane Fleet ran another successful event from their base at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron in Manly.

So just how close was it all? 

>> Read the Brisbane fleet's report here


Sydney fleet sailors acquitted themselves extremely well. Commenting on her third overall position, Jeanne-Claude Strong said: 'RQYS put on a great regatta and with 38 entries the competition was pretty fierce. We appreciated the opportunity to spend time on the race track of the world championship next October. We were lucky to have good starts and got to the top mark in the first five boats every race so we were happy with that. Two wins weren’t enough for us to defend our title from last year, but we gave it our best!

'Congratulations to our training partners GT, Mothy and James, with whom we were even on points but ahead on count-back at the start of the last day, and who ended up second overall. Also congratulations to David Clark who came second last year but who won this year. Well sailed!'

The Tale behind the Sail

Kicking off this new series of Sydney Fleet member profiles is is Peter Alexander, aka 'Pierre le Grand', of Tonic AUS1125.

Peter's raced Etchells for 40 years and reckons he's sailed more than 1000 races on Sydney Harbour. Tonic is '12 years young' and was built by Phil J.C. Maloney at Bilpin. 
>> Read more here

Mercedes-Benz to sponsor fleet

We are pleased to announce that Mercedes-Benz Sydney will support our fleet this year. They have some exciting prizes to offer sailors competing in the Goblets and the NSW States - details to follow! 

Showroom: 43-47 O’Riordan Street, Alexandria, NSW 2015
>> Visit their website here

Coming Up

Club Racing
Saturday 11 November
>> View photos from previous Saturdays here

Mini Regatta
Saturday 18 November
>> Enter here
>> Instructions here
Late entries should be called through to RSYS sailing Office 9017 0152 by 2pm the day before. Only paid up entries will be recorded.
>> Sydney Fleet 2017-18 calendar

- Remember to stay on for the Goblets presentation drinks and dinner. 

Freemantle 6-12 January 2018
>> Information here

RQYS 18-27 October 2018
>> Information here

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