Following a sojourn of over 20 years, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has re-introduced the Sydney Noumea Yacht Race in 2018. To be sponsored by PONANT and organised and conducted by the CYCA, with the co-operation of the Cercle Nautique Caeldonien, the 1,064 nautical mile race will start on Sydney Harbour on Saturday, 2 June 2018.
Cruising Yacht Club of Australia
The CYCA is the race organiser. The CYCA is based in Sydney, New South Wales.
Race Finishing Club
Cercle Nautique Caledonian
Cercle Nautique Caeldonien is the host club in Noumea, the destination of the race.
Bureau of Meteorology - The BOM provides weather reports for the Ponant Sydney Noumea Yacht Race. The BOM is responsible for providing meteorological, hydrological and oceanographic services in Australia. Link here to a specialised marine page on the BOM website.
CSIRO - The CSIRO provides competing boats with information regarding the oceanographic conditions likely to be encountered on the race course.
Marine Rescue NSW - Marine Rescue NSW have showed continued support by kindly assisting the CYCA and competitors, by conducting pre-race radio checks for all boats on the race frequencies. During the race they also assist the CYCA race management team by providing communication channels through Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie. It is a great service and the CYCA would like to thank all the volunteers for their continued service over the years.
KORDIA - owns and operates Australia's Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS) HF network on behalf of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM). Kordia will play a supporting role for the Ponant Sydney Noumea Yacht Race by monitoring the HF race frequencies used by the fleet during the race, and by making available a stream of the periodic skeds conducted with competing boats, which can be listened to through the website.
Yellowbrick Tracking - The Yellowbrick tracker is a rugged and fully self-contained battery operated tracker which works anywhere on Earth. The tracker will obtain a position using the GPS satellite network, and then transmit that position back to Yellowbrick HQ using the Iridium satellite network. The positions are then visualised on both our race trackers, the race Yacht Tracker map embedded in this site and our Google Earth based tracker. Iridium is the only satellite network that allows transmission of information from any point on Earth. Iridium has 66 satellites in orbit around the Earth, allowing coverage anywhere on Earth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Messages sent via Iridium take just seconds to reach Yellowbrick HQ and the race website server.