The Yacht Club

The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is the host club for 2012 Etchells World Championship. The club was founded in 1862 and celebrating sesquicentenary in 2012 with some special events planned during the regatta.



Hamburg Sud have provided special event pricing from major ports in the USA, Europe, Asia and NZ to assist International competitors. Full information and pricing available here (PDF).

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For further pricing details please contact Simon Gardiner

Insurance for Competitors

To assist competitors, whether using their own or a charter boat (insurance premiums for loaner boats are included in the loaner boat fee), Yachting New South Wales Insurance offers comprehensive insurance cover.

The Premium must be paid at registration prior to the commencement of cover and a copy of Product Disclosure Statements will be provided to all purchasers.

Charter & Loan Boats

Charter boats may be available, and we'll list details as they arise. And as per the Etchells Class rules boats in the qualifying series may be made available as loan boats. Contact us for more details. Or you may like to check out the for sale listings on our website.

Event Parking

Parking is only available on site for members; and competitors are advised that street parking in this inner city venue is in short supply. We suggest that you make use of public transport where possible: Kirribilli ferry wharf (map) is 2 minutes away and Milsons Point Train Station (map) only 10 minutes - refer to the RSYS Location map.

Shore facilities

Boat Supplies, Repairs and Sailmakers

Location & Directions

Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron
33 Peel Street
Kirribilli NSW 2061
View a large map at Google Maps

The Area

RSYS (map) is located in Kirribilli, just across the harbour from the Sydney CBD (map) near the foot of the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The Kirribilli area is home to a large number of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops, also bordering the North Sydney (map) business district.


Tourism NSW
Sydney Visitor Centre

Getting Around

Public Transport Information & Timetables
Sydney Ferries - Closest wharf is Holbrook Ave, Kirribilli (map)
City Rail - Closest train station is Milsons Point (map)
Avis Car Rental
Hertz Car Rental
Thrifty Car Rental

Thanks to Our Primary Sponsors

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