From The Boardroom December 2022 Monthly Update

I hope all Members enjoyed a safe and happy Christmas with family and friends.

The 77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race has been run and won!  What a great event this year with the maxis getting a seasonal sleigh ride to Hobart while most of the fleet had some stiff southerly weather to deal with for a few days.

Congratulations to all competitors and a huge thanks to our RYCT army of volunteers that enabled us to fulfil our duties as Finishing Partner for the CYCA.

After some pretty awful weather earlier in December, the weather was brilliant and showed off Tasmania in all its beauty for locals and visitors alike.

The sold out James Bond 007 themed NYE event at the Club was a roaring success with 180 attendees enjoying cocktails (shaken, not stirred), fine food and great camaraderie to see in the New Year.

Looking forward, RYCT is hosting the Sabre Nationals in January and 2.4mr Nationals in early February.

Hopefully the good weather holds for those events as well as for cruising members keen to get away.

On behalf of the Board, I wish you a prosperous 2023.

YCT hosting State Titles for the Sabre and SB20 classes, along with the annual Showdown regatta.

And then the 77th Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race will be upon us before we know it! Preparations at the Hobart end are well in hand thanks to the RYCT Finishing Committee chaired by Past Commodore Tracy Matthews. Thanks in advance to our veritable army of volunteers without whom fulfilling our responsibilities as Finishing Partner for the CYCA would not be possible.

See you on the water!

Richard Bevan