2023/24 Sayonara Summer Series
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Summer Series
2023 Cup Regatta...
This weekend (Nov 3-7) sees the running of the CYAA Cup Regatta for 2023. A new format and organisation promises plenty.
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Marie Louise III leads out
Showing her power and comfort in a blow, the Eight Metre cruiser racer, Marie Louise III leads out from Tumlarens Ettrick (321), Zephyr (318) and Avian (96)
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Zephyr to be sold

Melbourne, 26 November, 2023 Cutting a forlorn figure in a cradle in the back blocks of Altona, Victoria sits Australia’s

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Date changes for CYAA Vic Summer Series

Race 1 of the 2023/24 Summer Series has been pushed back to 8 October 2023, Race 7 is now on 3 March and Race 8 on 17 March 2024. Changes have been made to avoid conflicts with the Grand Final and St Kilda Festival. The CYAA Calendar has been updated. An updated print version is also available.  

2023/24 Summer Series program

The 2023/34 CYAA Vic Summer Series on Port phillip has been scheduled. The series will be held over 9 races, commencing 1 October. 2023. See the CYAA Vic Summer Series page for more info. 

Camper & Nicholsons Newsletter No 10

Click through to read Camper & Nicholson’s Newsletter No 10, August 2022. Features Charles Nicolson and an extraordinary race between two important ladies.

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Download a print version of the 2023/24 CYAA Racing Schedule. This version was issued 5 Aug 2023

Sayonara Summer Series...

Victorian Challenger Sayonara leads NSW defender Bona out through Sydney Heads to compete in Heat one of the Interstate Yacht Challenge Series on 3rd January 1904. Sayonara won the Series and her owner, Albert Gollin, proposed future challenges be named the Sayonara Cup.

Sayonara Summer Series links...

Race documents and links on the RMYS Classics – Documents, Results and Start Sheets page.

2023/24 Sayonara Summer Series Entries and Results (or click QR Code)

2023/24 Sayonara Summer Series Boat racing and PoB Sign on (or click QR code)

CYAA establishing a General Maintenance Fund…

Yvonne, competing in the 2022 CYAA Cup Regatta.

CYAA has set up a General Maintenance Fund to encourage restoration and sailing of Classic yachts. The first beneficiary will be the Tumlare YVONNE. 

Boats in our fleet are invited to contribute to the fund to keep Yvonne on the water.

Click through to read more about the CYAA General Maintenance Fund and see the Tumlare Yvonne Sponsors Board. And, read more about Yvonne and her restoration in Yvonne, by Charlie Salter.

From the Locker...

1967 Admiral’s Cup, from CYCATV. 

Notices and links...


The Tradition Lives On...

Coffee Table Book: “The Tradition Lives On – a register of the historic Couta Boats”. From the Couta Boat Association.

Doug Jenkin, CYAA member since 1998

The Doug Jenkin Library

Australian Sailing magazines from CYAA member, Doug Jenkin’s library.

Alwyn - Still "Sailing On"

Hobart 1923 A classer ALWYN, turned 100 on 1 February 2023. Her first 100 years story.

cover of magazine

42 Australian Wooden Sailing Boats

Mark Chew's COVID 19 project - a personal list of 42 boats that are important to Australias sailing History.


1934 Centenary Regatta

2020 CYAA Cup Regatta entrants, Acrospire III and Acrospire IV, competed in this 1934 regatta - click through to see the program.