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National Maritime Festival 2012- An Invitation – December 29, 2011

NCYC is proud to support the two day National Maritime Festival on 25 and 26 January 2012 which has something for everyone, whether or not you are involved in boating.   There are good prizes for the children’s colouring competition, but entries must be posted by 16 January to be eligible.  Check their website for details and times of all the fun activities.


NCYC 2011 Festive Season in the Club – December 19, 2011

Members and Guests, please be advised of the following arrangements for the NCYC Licensed Premises.

Sunday 25  December 2011 – Christmas Day.  NCYC Licensed premises will be closed for business.

Monday 26 Decamber 2011– Boxing Day.  Watch the start of the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race, (on the big screen). 

Click HERE for what’s happening at the Club on Boxing Day

Click HERE for NCYC Competitors.

 Saturday 31 December 2011 – New Years Eve.  Click HERE for details of New Years Eve at the Club.

Sunday 1 January 2012 – New Years Day.  The Galley Restaurant will be closed for breakfast.  Otherwise, the Club will be open for business as usual.

See NCYC Updates and Calendar pages for all other information regarding what is going on at your Club.

NCYC Board of Directors, Management and Staff extend best wishes to our members for Christmas and the New Year.


NCYC Christmas and New Year Day Marina Notice – December 12, 2011

Diesel / ULP sales will not be available on the following days as there will not be any NCYC Marina Staff on duty at that time.

  • Christmas Day  (25 December 2011); or 
  • New Year’s Day  (1 January 2012).

 Click HERE for Christmas and New Year Day Marina information

2011 Summer thirty two fifty five (Newsletter) – November 30, 2011

As this is the Christmas edition of NCYC’s newsletter, I would like on behalf of the board to sincerely wish all members and their families a merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday period. Your club will be very busy over this time and will be a good place to visit.

Phil Arnall, Commodore

 Click HERE for Summer 2011 thirty two fifty five





Tough night at sea for NCYC fleet in inaugural 100 mile overnight offshore race – November 30, 2011

A fleet of seven yachts lined up for the 1800 hours start in Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club’s first race of the Lion, Bird & Cabbage offshore series on Friday evening.  The race commenced in a 20 knot North Easterly with the fleet tacking out of Newcastle Harbor before turning right, setting spinnakers and trundling down the NSW coast to Bird Island just to the north of Norah Head.  Phil Arnall’s Corby 43, Anger Management, set the pace and rounded Bird Island at approximately 2030 hrs before settling in to a 55 nautical mile beat to Cabbage Tree Island situated to the North of Port Stephens.



Movember 2011 – November 17, 2011

 NCYC has fielded a seven man team in the Movember campaign this year.  Under the captaincy of our CEO Richard Howard, are other staff members  Andrew Hall, Craig Sanders,  Michael Smyth Sheldon Black and Tony Laufer. and Club Captain  Ernie Thirkell.

If you would like to donate funds to this great cause, why not do so by supporting the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club team.