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Latest YSF News | Elliott Fleet

CYCSA YSF 2023 Wrap Up

It’s been a big few years for our CYCSA Youth Sailing Foundation. Thank you to our incredible sponsors, their support has enabled us to achieve some incredible results. We have big plans going forward and always welcome additional support. If you want more information, contact us to find out more: [email protected]

Youth Team Take to the Global Stage & Ranks 10th in the World!

At the Sailing Champions League World Youth Finals in Kiel, Germany

10th in the World! 🌏 It was a fantastic result for all three Aussie teams finishing in the Top 10 of the SAILING Champions League Youth World Finals in Germany over 1-3 September 2023.

Our CYCSA Youth Team did a great job flying the flag for the CYCSA and representing Australia and we are very proud of their performance, both on and off the water. Final Results:
5th – Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, 6th – Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club, 10th – Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia.

CYCSA Teams Excel at the Sailing Champions League: Asia Pacific Finals | May 2023
“You can see the gains from having this fleet of boats in South Australia.” – Robbie Deussen

Four SA teams recently returned from the SAILING Champions League – Asia Pacific Finals at Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club – and came away with 2nd, 5th, 9th and 11th overall.

CYCSA’s open team skippered by Robbie Deussen came so close to winning, while our youth team led by Carter Baker narrowly missed the finals. It was also fantastic to have Brighton & Seacliff Yacht Club‘s youth team, skippered by Ben Hinks, representing South Australia with us.

We’re proud that our Youth Sailing Foundation is continuing to provide opportunities for SA sailors to experience these high-quality events, and with local events like the SA Sailing League and Fred Neill Match Racing Regatta now well established, the opportunities are only going to grow.

If you want to find out more about the YSF, head to:

Fred Neill Match Racing Regatta | April 2023

It’s been more than a decade since match racing was on full display in South Australia but thanks to support from Harken Australia and the CYCSA the iconic Fred Neill event will return on 29-30 April 2023. The CYCSA is extremely proud to conduct the Fred Neill Regatta and Match Racing in South Australia, in honor of legendary South Australian yachtsman, Fred Neill.

HMAS Hobart Cup | March 2023

The Hobart Cup is held in memory of the HMAS Hobart (II) and the ASC was a proud sponsor of the event.

Nine races were conducted on Saturday 18 March 2023 for our Inaugural HMAS Hobart Cup in idyllic conditions with the wind 7–12 knots for most of the day. Courses were windward leewards. Teams racing rules were adjudicated on the water by on water umpires

The day was a major success emphasising again the capacity of the Elliotts to accommodate its first formal Teams Racing Event at the club and to facilitate a broad spectrum of sailing experience on the boats.

ADF & Veterans Regatta | May 2022

It was a fantastic day for our first ever ADF & Veterans Regatta held on Friday 13 May. A big thank you to the all the current ADF personal, Veterans and volunteers who contributed to making the day a success, in what will be the first event of many.

The CYCSA ADF & Veterans Regatta was proudly supported by the ADF Sports Council, Invictus Pathways Program, Saltwater Veterans.

Winter Development Squad

Get on board! Calling all budding young sailors… Join us for our CYCSA Winter Development Squad.
For sailors aged 13-23 years of age, our YSF Development Squad allows sailors to develop their keelboat sailing skills, gaining a better understanding of racing knowledge and tactics.
Find out more – contact: [email protected]

Discover Sailing
Discover Sailing on our Elliotts and feel the excitement! Get out on the water in our state of the art keelboats. Suitable for 12 to 70 year olds. Enquire today: [email protected]

Sprint Series

YSF Episode 11 | Inaugural Members Sprint Series

The first ever CYCSA Elliott Sprint Series was held in late November with six crews heading out for some short course fleet racing action.
The laughs and smiles were there for everyone to see regardless of the six race series being reduced to three due to some strong winds.
Look out for opportunities to enter a four person crew into a Sprint Series in the near future!


Summer Squad

YSF Episode 10 | Our Summer Squad hits the water for the inaugural Summer year.

Our CYCSA Youth Sailing Foundation Summer Squads have commenced with a good number of students getting very familiar with our Elliott fleet.It’s never too late to be part of this exciting program!
Find out more – check out our info sheet [here]

Opening Day

YSF Episode 9 | Launching the fleet

What a buzz! The Club launched it’s fleet of Elliott 7s on Opening Day, with the boats sailed by youth sailors from clubs right across the Adelaide metro coast.

Test Sail

YSF Episode 8 | Testing the waters

Testing the waters, just in time for the biggest date on our Club calendar – our annual Opening Day.

A Busy Week

YSF Episode 7 | Branding Begins

It’s certainly been a big week for the CYCSA Youth Sailing Foundation with rigging installation and sign writing underway. We even took the first Elliott for a test sail.

A Step Closer

YSF Episode 6 | Boats hit the water…

With all six hulls in the water, rigging installation becomes the next phase of commissioning for the Foundation fleet and we are very lucky to have the expertise of long time CYCSA member Tim Cowen to assist us.

Crane Day

YSF Episode 5 | Commissioning begins…

Excited to finally commence the commissioning program of our Youth Sailing Foundation’s fleet of Elliott 7s…. still lots to do so watch this space for updates.

The Fleet Have Arrived

YSF Episode 4 | A sneak peek at the fleet

A momentous time for the CYCSA Youth Sailing Foundation as our six Elliott 7s keelboats finally arrive from the factory in China.Work starts now to commission the fleet which should see the first boats hit the water in early October.
Exciting times ahead for both the CYCSA and the entire South Australian sailing community.
Massive thanks to Rapid Haulage

Fostering Greater Female Participation

YSF Episode 3 | Meet Rose, Maddy and Nicci

It is a myth that “boys are more interested in sports than girls” – We know that girls are just as interested in sports as boys when they are young. A combination of the lack of opportunity, peer group support and encouragement causes them to drop out of sports at a rate that is two times greater than boys.

The benefits of athletic participation for boys and girls are the same. There are additional sociological and physiological benefits for girls who play compared to those who don’t.

The CYCSA Youth Sailing Foundation endorses gender equality in sports, we welcomed our first three female participants at our latest AS keelboat instructor course over the weekend.

Meet the Committee

YSF Episode 2 | First Committee Meeting

A key part to the success of any foundation are the resources and vibrancy at the Helm! The CYCSA Youth Sailing Foundation Advisory Committee held their first meeting last week headed up by CYCSA Board Member, Doreen Perrin who welcomed committee members Robbie Deussen, Caroline Cowen, Nick Bice and Colin Gordon. Here’s a short insight into that meeting and this exciting initiative for the South Australian sailing community.

They’re Coming!

YSF Episode 1 | Instructors Course

Exciting times ahead for the South Australian sailing community as the Cruising Yacht Club of South Australia prepares for delivery of a fleet of six Elliott 7 keelboats for our newly established Youth Sailing Foundation (YSF). The Foundation will provide fantastic opportunities for the States youth as well as service the Australian Sailing keelboat and Veterans programs.