America's Cup Twilight Racing

During summer we join the Cruising Yacht Club Australia (CYC) at Rushcutters Bay in their summer twilight series.

Competing against approximately 40 yachts, these twilight races are legendary and a true sample of what Sydney Harbour has to offer all of us. No experience necessary! On Monday nights, the race includes spinnakers for extra action, and on Wednesday nights, no spinnakers… how much adrenaline can you handle?

We welcome your guests at King Street Wharf, and conduct registration at the wharf at 5pm.

We take a maximum of 25 guests on-board each yacht for racing experiences.
We do not welcome children under 10 years of age on-board.

Upon boarding the yachts, the skipper will provide sailing instruction and provide a practice sail so that guests will know what to expect and have the opportunity to ask questions.

We once again stress that guests do not require previous sailing experience.

The start and finish line is usually in the vicinity of Shark Island so the fleet will be making their way towards this area.

Your skipper and crew will be trying their best to get the best start possible and so you will be involved in the tactical discussions and an explanation of the weather and the influencing factors of where they decide to go over the line.

All racing will be governed by the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) for 2013 - 2016 of the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) except as amended in the Sailing Instructions issued by the club.

Catering & beverages can be served on-board, at additional cost.
*Please note that as this is a water activity, we strongly recommend limited alcohol consumption during sailing, and any guests deemed by Skippers to be intoxicated will be denied from sailing.

Your crew members will give you their absolute best in the effort to out-manoeuvre the opposition and win the race.

The course will change each week in line with weather conditions. Our crew are professional racers so you are in good hands to be guided through this racing experience.

The race point-score will be issued following the race with times adjusted in line with handicaps! We will provide you with the winning details for you to utilise at your own leisure - you may like to include a presentation at an evening function?

At the end, we assist you back to your designated wharf area between 7.30pm and 8pm with bragging rights you can call on forever!

 


For a fact sheet of the America's Cup Twilight Racing with full details
download the pdf here>>