Come Racing Sydney Harbour!

Sundays starting 24th April 2022 until Sunday July 17th

Join us for the popular Winter Series for a great introduction to crewing. It involves training sessions, rules & social evenings, 13 Sunday races on Sydney Harbour, with crewing roles rotating. Join us every Sunday morning for a freshly cooked breakfast and piping hot coffee from the CYCA Club volunteers, before heading onto the water.

Winter sailing on the Harbour is exciting and great fun afterwards at the Clubhouse. An average of 140 Spinnaker boats compete each Sunday in this iconic series.

Our aim? To get you crewing on member’s yachts

  • Training sessions
  • Ten-point score races
  • Three women’s skipper races
  • Racing rules social nights
  • Prizegiving dinner
  • Join us racing Pacatack & Bandit
  • Top crew introductions
  • Make lifelong friends
  • Limited spaces
  • Winter sailing is the best
  • Sunday Breakfast approximately $8 cooking by volunteers from 0830
  • Training days: Saturdays 23rd and 30th 12:30-2:30 & 2:30-4:30 plus others as required


  • Spinnaker course graduates will have a preference on foredeck and trimming positions.
Suggested Kit
  • Sailing Bag
  • Gloves
  • Wet weather gear
  • Full Series of 13 races and training: $2,800
  • Part Series of 10 Races and training: $2,290
  • Short Series of 5 races and training: $1,350
  • 2 sessions of training
  • Crew T-shirt (series only)
  • Instructor fees, boat charter fee, sails
  • Race rules evenings
  • Marina fees, entry fee
  • Personal Sailing Insurance
  • Additional training sessions if requested
Crew positions

Foredeck and trimming positions  – prefer that you have completed the Spinnaker Course.

Pitt and Mast positions – prefer that you have commenced the Start Crewing or Start Helming Course

  • Booking Conditions
    • Allocation of boats is on a first come first serve basis.
    • *Book additional races, fee for extra days on a pro-rata basis.
    • PSS reserves the right to cancel racing and/or training days due to weather and/or safety concerns. In such event an alternate sailing day will be scheduled.
    • Non-attendance on sailing and training days will not be rescheduled or refunded.
    • Race training sessions are recommended.
    • Key Positions allocated to spinnaker course graduates
    • Request series races to be booked concurrently
    • More than 7 days’ notice is required to reschedule a race and is subject to availability – no refund
    • Prize Giving dinner July TBA
The plan
  • Breakfast & briefing with the Skipper from 0830
  • Training and boat setup 0900 to 1100
  • Race 1100 to 1500 and back to the Club at the  latest 1600 for debriefing
  • Might get wet and a few bruizes
  • So much Fun!