Boating Conversations - CYCSA

The Cruising Yacht Club of SA hosts many events throughout the year, ranging from fun social gatherings to family events and fiercely competitive racing events and everything in between! Event dates are subject to change, please contact Reception for up-to-date information.

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Social Events
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Friday, August 12
  • 7.30-8.30 pm
Boating Conversations

Join us for Friday evenings at the Club…

Boating Conversations are a new monthly Club initiative providing a casual platform for like minded members of all experiences to gather for informal conversations and presentations. An opportunity for long time members to showcase their experiences and new members to develop confidence in a wide range of boating aspects.

Topics include – specific boating destinations both local and further afield, boat maintenance and a wide range of other nautical information to assist in the enjoyment of your vessel. Members supporting members.

Come along to the conversation ~ no need to book.

Dinner ~ If coming for dinner prior to the talk, please reserve a table and phone ahead on 8248 422 or book online [here]


This session will be ‘Looking after your yacht winches’ demonstration and discussion, hosted by Mark Hutton and Rod Hunter. A practical session on how to maintain your winches. See a winch disassembled then re assembled – Participants may participate in the activities.

PART 1: Introducing the Powerwincher – An opportunity to try this new Tasmanian made device which does the hard work for you.

PART 2 Demonstration of servicing a sheet/halyard winch.

This evening is supported by Rob and Mandy from North Haven Marine

Upcoming topics –

Date Topic Presenter/Host
Friday 12th August Servicing your winch introducing the Power Winch. Supported by North Haven Marine Hosted by Mark Hutton & Rod Hunter
Friday – 23rd September Make Sailing Easy – Racing & Cruising Hosted by Nick Bice with Jan Scholten & Sandy Higgins