First Aid Course

Apply first aid including CPR course being run by Safety Corp. at CSC on the 3rd May from 9am to 5pm
It is YA approved.
Cost is $99
There is a workbook to be done before the course so you need to be booked in before 10th April.
Course is limited to 20 people.
To book a place please email Nicole.


Boat License

Mike Kirby is trying to arrange a boat licence course at the club.
It will be open to anyone over 12 years old.
Will not run until after the sailing season.

Anyone interested please e-mail





Please follow this LINK for information regarding the change to Sailing Instruction 12, Crew Declaration Forms


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Working Bee - 10th May 2014

Saturday the 10th May is our next working bee.
Please show up and support the club. There are a bunch of jobs to be done.
Those willing to bring tools along please chat with Tim on 0414 835 670

General Recall - Feb 2014

General Recall

Click here for the Feb 2014 News compiled by Kerrie Davies


Commodore's Report - Feb 2014

Just a quick report to let members know what’s been happening around the club over the last few months.
As most of you would be aware, there have been changes to the board of Directors. Firstly, Bruce Swane stood down as Commodore after serving for another two year stint, this added to his last run as commodore meaning he has served as Commodore for 7 years, leading to many huge improvements around the club throughout his time.
All members would agree that this is a remarkable commitment to the club. Bruce is still very hands on, assisting in the back office work each week, and he remains our licensee for which we thank him very much.

Secondly, during early December our long serving Honorary Secretary of 9 yrs, Bruce McKay decided to take a break and go cruising in his Catamaran. Over the years Bruce has been instrumental in bringing the club up to speed with the CSC web page, on line membership system, assisting with Top yacht administration are just a few of his many achievements. The board and all of the members of the CSC would like to thank these two men for all of their years of hard work.
To move on this meant that we needed a bit of a re-shuffle of the board representatives. With the support of the board the position of Commodore has been filled by me (Rob Francis)  Tim McGillvray has taken up the role as Vice Commodore, Hon Secretary has been job shared between Craig Smith and Mick Bannon, this meant we had two positions vacant as Directors which have been filled by Bronwyn Elford and Ken Mckay. Welcome aboard Bronwyn and Ken, both of these members are already heavily involved at the club. Bronwyn has been Secretary of the sailing committee and Ken helps out each week with beer deliveries and other club duties.

If you’re around the club during the week you will also notice another bunch of retired guys headed up by Dennis McLarren. They are Col Neilson, Ken McKay, John and Pete Cox, John Patterson and Col Boyle. These gents all help out each week with deliveries. To be honest they look like they enjoy these get togethers!
I would like to extend a warm thanks to race starters Dave and Andrew Mclachlan and the handicappers for the results that get done each week. Thanks Corinne, Michael and Bryce. What would we do without them?

Over the Xmas break we had 2 Yachts represent the club in the Sydney to Hobart yacht Race, The Banshee and Colortile. The crew included 23 CSC sailing members. Most importantly they all finished this included seven young men who started as club juniors and have now developed into first class offshore sailors. Once again I’m sure all members would agree this is a great accomplishment and shows the strength and depth that the club is developing through the combined efforts of the junior sailing support team.

If that’s not enough, Bryce Edwards and Amanda Stern go to South Australia to defend their National Title in the NS 14s gaining second place only beaten by Peter V who has won the title more times than Bryce has stitched up The Banshees’ Spinnakers, a great effort from Bryce and Amanda.
Bryce being a “full blown rock star” then jumped on a plane and headed to Wangi where he crewed for Drew Van Ryn on Aqua Pest. The boys went on to dominate and win the MG national titles, great work Drew and Bryce. We also had Reilly Tasker and Zac Davies win the Junior MG title. More proof of how well our juniors are progressing.
To assist in further developing our young sailors the club purchased a replacement RIB for the old CSC2 support boat, this was done using the funds saved through the hard work of the ladies in the Canteen on Sundays, and the proceeds of the junior development fund.

If you have been down to the club on a Friday night this summer you will have noticed a change in the numbers and age of the patrons. A lot of this is due to the RSL opening up an outdoor area which has taken some trade away from the club, however, the feed back I get informs me that our members are continuing to enjoy Friday nights, more so now so if you always found Friday to be too crowded maybe drop down and have a look we still have 7 weeks left of daylight savings.
You will also notice the new stainless steel handrail take shape over the next few weeks

The board has also appointed Julie Pfrengle (bar manager) as our function manager, so if you’re a member and are thinking of having a function, Julie is the person to talk to. She can be contacted at
Looking to the near future one of the board’s main commitments will be to start to provide some shade sails to the area out front of the Canteen, Tim has erected some temporary sails, to see us through to the end of summer; however we will be getting quotes to make this a more permanent fixture.

So that’s about all for now, enjoy the rest of the summer racing season
See you on the water

Rob Francis


2014 Botany Bay Australia Day Regatta

Please click on following link for Results..
Division 1 Division 2 for the 2014 Navigators Cup


Images below from the finish of the 2014 Navigators Cup at Cronulla (special thanks to Mark Dowsett for the images).

Click on the image below for a larger copy in a new browser window.


MG14 Nationals

Congratulations to Drew Van Ryn and Bryce Edwards

Winning the MG14 National Titles at Wangi on Lake Macquarie 9th Jan 2014

With Drew at the helm of "Aqua Pest" to take 5 first places and 2 seconds.
Bryce fast tracked it north from Adelaide to be crew (Bryce and Amanda Stern scored second place in the NS14 Nationals in Adelaide days before).

Awsome effort !!



Click here for MG14 series results.



2013 Rolex Sydney to Hobart

Well done to Cronulla SC skippers & crew of  "Colour Tile" and "The Banshee".
Sucessfully completing the 2013 Rolex Sydney to Hobart.
( 94 boats starting and 84 completing )
Colour Tile - 27th over the line
                  - 21st place in IRC
                        - 9th in IRC Division 2.
The Banshee - 43rd over the line
                       - 2nd place in PHS
                               - 2nd in PHS Division 2.
Great effort !

Sunday Sailing

Is alive and very strong....


CSC Corporate Day Video and Photos

Thanks to Warren Bucko for again arranging a great day enjoyed by all....

Follow this LINK for the Prize Giving Video and HERE and HERE AS WELL for Photos


The General Recall

Follow this LINK for the November "General Recall"

Thanks to Kerrie Davies  


Twilight Racing 2013-2014 Season

Twilight Racing commences this Friday 11-10-2013 for the 2013-2014 Season @ 6:00pm.

Please check the notice board in the Club on Friday before racing for the all important handicap start time...



Sunday Sailing Resumes

Photos from Bate Bay Race 28 Sep 13 Thanks to Phil Rogers


This morning we received confirmation from the board that Sunday sailing can resume this Sunday MORE HERE


Race 1 CSC Offshore Series

With the excitement of watching the Americas Cup finals and the Kiwis dominating, I couldn't wait to get back on the track. 

The first race of the season saw a fleet of 18 yachts line up from CSC and RMYC with a strong 20 knot Southerly making conditions challenging.  Great starts from Colortile and Wasabi saw them street to the front closely followed by the pack.  Many of the yachts tried to emulate the spinnaker flying skills of the leaders with some spectacular round ups along the way.  Flashdance was showing some strong glimpses of speed and the big girl was romping under the angry pig.  Tricky gybes at the heads of Botany Bay sorted out the fleet with breeze increasing to around 25 knots.  Blast reaching conditions all the way to the Botany Bay Waverider on relatively flat water saw the longer waterline yachts come into play and a natural pecking order was established.  But the fun was still to come with a strong work home ahead for all competitors.  The crews that prepared the best before poking their bows out of Botany Bay heading to the Waverider offshore, gave themselves a great advantage of finishing in good position.  Many boats now reefed and smaller jibs hoisted handled the conditions well with the breeze now touching 30 knots.  Final tack around the Waverider saw a kinder seaway for the long port tack to the Estuary finish line.  Constant salt water dunkings made the final work cold and miserable but the fleet handled the conditions well and from all reports a great days sailing was had. 

Very happy the Race committee did not abandon the race when the breeze hit 22.6 knots like some other classes racing around today.  Thanks to all competitors and Race Officials for a great first race of the season.  




DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND the CRUISING, NON SPINNAKER and MULTI HULL series will be back on again this season. 
An 11 race series with 2 Non Point Score days using the Bate Bay Passage course.
Cat 7+ safety is required for your yacht. Rob Croucher will be conducting Cat 7+ safety audits on 7th September 2013. Book a time directly with Rob on 0410 521-960.
Price for new boat members joining the Club and Race fees is $308.00 which includes your YA fee. Yachts from affiliated clubs are welcome with the entry fee being $200.00 for the series being paid at the Sailing Office on race days.
New CSC Club Members please follow the On Line Membership LINK from the Home Page. A casual entry fee of $33.00 is payable at the Sailing Office on Saturday mornings before the race.
Entrants with a Cat 7+ Safety and payment receipt will receive a Yellow Starting Flag and a CSC White Book.
Race dates, start times and details can be found in the WHITE BOOK or HERE along with the Inshore Series.
For the Sailing Committee 
Warren Buchan



CSC history

Some CSC History HERE. Maybe someone can add some more info....  See the date at the bottom 8th December 1981



virtual mark

He would have had trouble finding our Burning Palms "Virtual Mark" with these navigation skills... [MORE] 


Friday Twilight Series

Please follow this LINK to see information regarding the Hog's Breath Friday Twilight "Estuary" and "Bay" Series....




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