Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club

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Lovely place

Chris Le Cornu
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Reviewed Aug 2017
We stayed in the marina for a week. A lovely place with great amenities and friendly staff.

Very handy to transport, services and restaurants.
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Great friendly place with a good sailing program

Steve Hassell
Reviewed Aug 2016
Really good club which has a core of dedicated volunteers and members helping to put on an excellent sailing program. The club is a welcoming environment with excellent facilities.
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A club that promotes sailing for women

Jan Howard
Reviewed Jul 2017
Unfortunately bad weather forced the cancellation of the inaugural Womens 'She Sails' Regatta that was to be held at NCYC in March this year. It has been rescheduled for Saturday 22nd July. Racing will be in the harbour between Dyke Point and the NCYC marina, so there will be some great viewing spots, close to the action, along the Honeysuckle shoreline.

Six crews of 5 women will sail identical Force 24 class keelboats. These boats are the training fleet at NCYC and the regatta is a sailing development event. Each crew will have an experienced skipper / instructor and will include women who sail in the NCYC offshore fleet, as well as graduates of the NCYC Sailing Academy. The regatta aims to provide an opportunity for enthusiastic local women to develop their sailing skills and racing confidence, build team work and participate in an event that will provide plenty of challenge and excitement.

On Saturday 15th July, crews will be briefed by National Judge Ian Humphries, on the principles and rules of regatta competition. They will then spend two hours training on the harbour under the guidance of some great on water coaches. Crews will be well prepared for the keen competition the following weekend.

On regatta day, Saturday 22nd July, a minimum of eight races will be conducted. Tight mark roundings, fast spinnaker hoists, clean gybes and good spinnaker drops will all make the difference in these short races. Good teamwork will be essential.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three crews, but all crews will gain valuable experience from this inaugural women’s sailing event.

Generous sponsorship has been provided for this event by Robert Oatley Wines, East Coast Marine, Gill yachting apparel, EJE Architecture, Uprising Bakery and Grottyachty clothing.
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NCYC Twilight Sailing

Jan & Rob Howard
Reviewed Apr 2015
On Wednesday evenings during the months of daylight sailing, twilight sailing at NCYC is a great way to break up the working week with some time on the water. Racing starts at 5.30 pm and boats can choose to sail spinnaker or non spinnaker, with handicaps adjusted accordingly. Starts and finishes are in the harbour and the short off shore courses are sailed around fixed NCYC marks. At lease one yacht each week provides an all women crew and yachts welcome graduates of the NCYC Sailing Academy Discover Sailing Experience and YA Keelboat programs. Twilight sailing is a great way to get started in sailing and an opportunity to sail in a relaxed environment. Sailing into the beautiful Newcastle harbour at sunset is a memorable experience.

A twilight sail and a social get together afterwards is a great way to break up the working week !!
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