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Dear Potential Hardy Cup Competitor,
Please find attached the Notice of Race and the “Application for Invitation Package” for the Hardy Cup 2016. Detailed
below is information about the Hardy Cup, the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, Notice of Race, Application for Invitation,
Selection Process and Accommodation.
ABOUT THE HARDY CUP:
The Hardy Cup 2016, hosted by the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, is expected to attract once again a high calibre of
competition. This prestigious event is an ISAF Grade 3 event for sailors under the age of 25 years and is contested via a
match-racing format with on water umpiring. The Hardy Cup will be conducted on the beautiful Sydney Harbour from
the 7th ??? 11th February 2016 in the Elliott 7 class of yachts; a 4 to 5 person keel boat with spinnaker.
The Hardy Cup has attracted, in the past, international entries from Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, New
Zealand, Singapore, Sweden, Japan, United States of America, and Australian entries from Western Australia,
Queensland and New South Wales.
Numerous high profile world match racing yachtsmen and women such as Adam Minoprio, Torvar Mirsky, Michael
Dunstan, Nicky Souter and Katie Spithill have competed in the Hardy Cup on their way towards the professional world
match racing circuit.
ABOUT THE ROYAL SYDNEY YACHT SQUADRON:
The Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron is one of Australia’s premier yacht clubs. The club has a proud history of involvement
in sailing including America’s Cups and more recently the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games and various World, National and
State Championships. Located within walking distance of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Squadron boasts spectacular
views of Sydney Harbour. The Opera House, CBD and many tourist attractions are also within minutes of the Club.
NOTICE OF RACE:
Please find attached the Notice of Race for the Hardy Cup 2016.
APPLICATION FOR INVITATION / ENTRY FORMS:
The Hardy Cup “Application for Invitation Package” has been attached and requests all necessary details about your
Team, Club, Crew/Coach/Support personnel, Helmsman Declaration and Resume. Please complete these forms as
thoroughly as possible as they are used to determine Invitations to compete in the event.
The deadline for returning the completed “Application for Invitation Package” is on Friday, 20th November 2015,
1700hrs. These forms should be marked to the attention of the Hardy Cup Selection Committee and can be returned via
email, mail or fax as outlined on the front cover of the “Application for Invitation Package”.
The Hardy Cup Selection Committee will make first round offers to skippers who have submitted their Application for
Invitation by Friday 20th November 2015.
Selected teams will be required to return a “Confirmation of Entry Form”, no later than the date specified on the
Invitation for Entry letter. Instructions for this electronic funds transfer will be contained within the “Confirmation of
Unsuccessful teams will be notified and placed on a prioritised waiting list. These applicants may be contacted should an
invited team choose to withdraw or fail to meet the necessary requirements.
It is intended that international and interstate teams will be provided with accommodation with host families where
possible at no cost for the duration of the regatta.
Should you require more specific information on the Hardy Cup, please consult the official webpage
http://www.rsys.com.au/sailing/hardy-cup or contact:
RSYS Sailing Administrator ??? Youth & Training
Phone: +61 2 9017 0153
Fax: +61 2 9955 3404
Please forward this information onto anyone else within your organisation who may be interested in the event. On
behalf of the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron, we look forward to receiving your “Application for Invitation Package” and
wish you the very best in your efforts to gain a position in the Hardy Cup 2016.
Yours in sailing,
RSYS Rear Commodore
Hardy Cup Organising Committee Chairman