From The Boardroom January Monthly Update

Happy New Year to all RYCT Members and Staff. I hope you had a safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year break.

For those of us involved in the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, it was with a collective sigh of relief that we watched the race get underway on Sydney Harbour on Boxing Day.

And what a race it was, with the new Two-Handed Division creating much interest as well as a pretty tough first 24 hours resulting in many retirements. Thanks so much to all our volunteers who helped us fulfil our RYCT commitment to the CYCA as their Finishing Partner for the 76th year!

The objective to achieve a Covid safe race was achieved with the support of all the competitors who had to undertake Rapid Antigen Tests on arrival.

In January the Club conducted a very successful “Not the Nationals Regatta 2022” for those sailors unable to attend national regattas that had been cancelled, locally and interstate. RYCT sailors were very successful in national regattas that we’re able to be held; more details are provided elsewhere in this edition of What’s in the Wind. Well done to all involved!

Around the Club work continues on finalising plans for the Marina Entry Jetty and ‘A’ Arm replacement, as well as seeking a dilapidation report on the timber piles on the D and E arms of our marina.

The weather hasn’t been particularly conducive to cruising but hopefully, some improvement will occur for the second half of the season and in time for the annual Navigation Cruise and Pear Tree Picnic.

See you on the water!

Richard Bevan