Blog Posts

AGM Prize Giving

Thanks to all who turned out on a cold grey day for our working bee today. Many thanks to our outgoing Commodores Rebecca and Gary for a sterling job well done. Welcome to Adam Hadfield our incoming Commodore, you've got a big year ahead with two national regattas to...

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Covid Lockdown Lifted, AGM 19th July

Well done everyone, we've successfully (at least to date) warded off the Covid-19 pandemic. We hope you've all managed to keep your heads above water and can move back to business as usual. Access to CBYC facilities is now back to usual although please be mindful of...

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The Last of the Cape Horners

The Last of the Cape Horners

Following on from Malcolm Pearson's talk to CBYC about his adventures around Cape Horn Matt Vance has written a delightful article which you can check out here in NZ Boating : The Last of the Cape Horners  

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Covid 19 Update

Sadly we are now at Alert level 4 with Covid 19 and so the CBYC facilities will need to remain closed and not be accessed by members. We are also advised not to go recreational boating even if it is alone or just with family members. If you have any queries committee...

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Covid 19 closes CBYC Season Prematurely

CBYC committee met this week and due to the rapidly changing scene with Covid 19 have decided to close the yacht club season early effective as of Friday 20th March. Sailors remain welcome to come down and sail at the club and use the facilities provided: You are not...

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Canterbury Optimist Champs NoR

Entries are now open for the Canterbury Optimist Champs (Also incorporating the South Island Optimist Champs). You can see the NoR here. Club members can enter via the Clubhub "Login" on our front page and non CBYC sailors can enter via the Clubhub "Register" button...

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Come and hear the Last Cape Horner at CBYC 1st March

Come and hear the Last Cape Horner at CBYC 1st March

The Last Cape Horner Not many will know that the CBYC President, Captain Malcolm Pearson QSM, is the last surviving person to have sailed around Cape Horn on a working sailing ship. Malcolm served for two years on the four masted barque “Pamir” just after WWII....

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Photos 2020

Kim Clinch has uploaded her photos and they can be viewed here Opti Open Training 2020 Whakatu Regatta  Nelson 2020 SIAG 2020

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David’s Optimist Worlds report from Portugal

David’s Optimist Worlds report from Portugal

Click here to read David Buchanan's very informative report on his recent Opti Worlds Regatta in Portugal. What an awesome experience for an 11 year old in such a stunning location. He sailed a very impressive competition and we all look forward to the gains in his...

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SIAG 2016

Another successful SIAG with light winds for the 74 participants. Many thanks to Peter and Karen Vause for giving up their time as Race Officers and to Lunds for their generous sponsorship. Results are now posted.

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Opening Day 2015/16

Opening day is Sunday September 13th with racing starting at 1400 hrs. The season will be officially opened after the racing has finished and last boat is off the water. This will be followed by afternoon tea if you could please bring a plate! The exit drive is being...

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Closing Day 2015

Closing Day 2015

Tricky sailing conditions provided some entertainment for our closing day races. Nigel and John took out the seniors trophy in the flying fifteen and Jack Drage and Mathew Bayley took the Intermediate/Junior trophy in the Topper Topaz. Of course the real competition...

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Canterbury Optimist Championship

Canterbury Optimist Championship

Canterbury Optimist Championship was sailed this weekend from Charteris Bay. There was a promising group of Green Fleeters sailing off the club house and over 20 Open Fleeters out in the harbour. Good conditions allowed 4 races for both fleets on day one with the last...

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