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SYC Cup NavRally

Every year the SYC Cup Nav Rally is where Sandringham Yacht Club invites other Clubs to compete in a Navigation Rally for the coveted SYC Cup. 

This event has a long history and both yachts and power boats successfully compete.

Over the last 5 years SYC has been successful in retaining the Cup though this has not always been the case, so we do actively aim to retain the Cup within the Club.

There is a Club team component on the day, as the CUB Trophy is taken home by the Club who are most successful across the podium finishing list. This Cup returned to SYC last year and hopefully with a strong SYC turnout we may be able to retain it.

Competing in a Nav Rally is a great opportunity to use your navigation equipment onboard your boat, testing your ability to accurately navigate (using the equipment) around a set course at a constant speed. This is done normally with a navigator onboard calling or checking your speed over the course, so it is effectively a time trial involving teamwork to make your way around the course on track and on time.

Boats must nominate their boat speed from 5, 6, 7.5, 10 and 12 knots on entry and on the day proceed around the course at their nominated speed passing positions at specified times. Points are lost for being too early or too late at the various positions on the course. 

The TackTracker system is used to calculate the results.

In 2023 the SYC Cup Nav Rally will be held on Sunday 19 February at 10am.