NSW Championship - regatta instructions

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, the Sydney Etchells Fleet and our sponsors, North Sails, Zhik and Mercedes-Benz Sydney warmly welcome you. We hope that you have a great regatta.

RSYS Club Information

• Reception Reception is located in the main Club House access from the garden. The reception staff will be available to assist with any general club enquiries and can be reached on 02 9955 7171 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

• Food, drinks and dining Full bar service will be available on Thursday – Sunday. The Careening Cove Anchorage on level 3 will be open for breakfast and lunch on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Bar service and dinner will be available on Friday night on the Shell Cove verandah on level 5. Dinner on Saturday night will be in the Careening Cove Anchorage. RSYS accepts payment by cash and major credit cards for visiting non-members.

• Parking Visitors should note that Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all race days for RSYS and as such on-site parking will be restricted to Members only.

• Wi-Fi Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the clubhouse.

• Dress Code Visitors should note that the dress code in the main club house is smart casual and in the Careening Cove anchorage and bar is sailing gear or casual.

• Mobile Phone Use Visitors please note that voice calls should not be made in any part of the clubhouse.

Hardstand access for boats arriving by road

Competitors can access the hardstand from the gate on Peel Street and should note that road access to RSYS is best approached on Peel Street from the south out of Upper Pitt St. Access is available from Wednesday 14th February. To arrange to arrive at other times please contact Ned Brown, RSYS Waterfront Manager, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. On arrival, please assist boatyard staff by promptly unhitching your trailer and removing your car from the hardstand.

Registration

Registration will take place in the regatta office located at the lower level of the main clubhouse at the stairs leading up from hardstand adjacent to the boatshed. Registration and weigh in will take place between 1000hrs and 1800hrs on Thursday 15th February. Weigh in will also be available between 0900hrs and 1000hrs on Friday 16th February. Competitors are required to present;

• Hull Measurement Certificate – original with regatta skipper noted as an owner

• Category 7 Certificate – signed by an Australian Sailing safety auditor. Self-certification will not be accepted

• Insurance policy document or certificate of currency

• Sail Card – original with a maximum 5 sails that are recorded on the sail card to be identified for use

Competitors should note that all skippers are required to be a paid up Owner Member of the Etchells Class Association. Crews are required to be a paid up Associate Member of the Etchells Class Association. Membership can be purchased or renewed at www.etchells.org.au. Bow numbers will be allocated. A member of the Sydney Fleet will apply your bow numbers. Trot numbers will be allocated. Please do use your allocated trot number (marked on the buoy and also on the bollard on the dock) for the regatta. Please ensure that you have 2 good size fenders and adequate dock lines. Lunch orders will be taken on Thursday and available for pick up on each race day from the regatta office.

Social Program

Daily prize giving will take place immediately after racing on Friday and Saturday. A casual dinner will be held in the Careening Cove Anchorage on Saturday night from approx. 1830. Full menu and bar service will be available for competitors and guests. Payment can be made by RSYS House account, cash or credit card on the night. Indication of your attendance at registration would be appreciated and will assist RSYS with expected numbers. Sunday prize giving will take place as soon as possible after racing and particularly visiting boats have hauled out and packed.

Boat, sail repairs and chandlery

Sails - We are fortunate to have North Sails as a regatta sponsor who will be providing repairs and service.
Hull – RSYS shipwright will be on standby. Please contact Ned Brown, RSYS Waterfront Manager in the Boatshed Office This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 0411 586 314
Chandlery – Whitworths is located 5 mins from RSYS at Alexander Street, Crows Nest

Follow the regatta

Online for NOR, SIs and results  rsys.com.au/ regattas 
Facebook @EtchellsSydney @EtchellsAustralia
Instagram @EtchellsSydney
Twitter @EtchellsAUS

Contact Information

RSYS reception 9955 7171, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RSYS sailing office Johan Hedberg, Sailing Manager, 9017 0152, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
RSYS boatyard Ned Brown, Waterfront Manager, 9017 0162, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sydney Fleet Mike Tyquin, Fleet Captain, 0422 381 151, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Paul Thackray, Secretary, 0418 447 535, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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sydney@etchells.org.au

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sailing@rsys.com.au

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