Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

Balance edges closer to Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore series victory

Three in a row for Balance in the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

A fleet of 22 were entered for Race 7 of the CYCA’s Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore, the Sydney Newcastle Yacht Race, on Saturday morning with Paul Clitheroe’s TP 52, Balance, making it three wins in a row....

Youth Sailing Academy

RNZYS NYIMRC Day Four – Tapper heading downwind

Back to back podium finishes for YSA's Tapper in New Zealand

The CYCA's Youth Sailing Academy's Finn Tapper led two crews to third place at two consecutive events in New Zealand over the past week, securing the podium finishes in Auckland and Wellington....

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  • 18 Feb 2018 15:41:15

Short Ocean Pointscore Series

Khaleesi in action on Sydney Harbour

Khaleesi tops Short Ocean Pointscore Race 6

Light conditions greeted the Short Ocean Pointscore fleet on as they set sail from Sydney Harbour at noon on Saturday for Race 6 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s event....

11 Feb 2018 20:06:30

CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

Presentation of the 2015-2016 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards: L to R: Richard Williams, Shane Kearns, Sandra Eastman on behalf of the late Roger Hickman, Sam Haynes, Paul Clitheroe, Sam Price, Kevin Clarkson, NIck Scott-Perry

Nominations now open for the 2018 CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

The CYCA's awards night is one of the biggest events on Australia's sailing calendar given the prestige associated with the club's racing. Now's the time to nominate the competitors who you think have performed best across last year's CYCA racing and book your place at the evening itself....

09 Feb 2018 14:20:17

Hardy Cup

RPAYC Victory Swim

CYCA on the podium as Clare Costanzo takes landmark Hardy Cup win

For the first time since its inauguration in 2001, a female led all-women crew brilliantly captured the Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron’s longstanding Hardy Cup Sydney International Match Racing Regatta trophy at the end of four days of intense competition on Sydney Harbour with the CYCA team taking third....

09 Feb 2018 10:20:39


Functions and Dining

Blond Catering's CYCA website

As the home of the internationally renowned Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is a unique venue for functions, meetings and celebrations.

Just ten minutes from the Sydney CBD and steeped in sailing history, the club is situated between green parklands and quiet, inner harbour waters with views over the bustling marina to the Sydney city skyline.

The CYCA offers full function co-ordination services and award-winning cuisine from Blond Catering for a wide range of functions – meetings, corporate functions, weddings, cocktail parties, presentations and more.

For more including menus, room plans and event options please visit Blond Catering's CYCA website




Vale Thorry Gunnersen AM

CYCA member Thorry Gunnersen AM, owner-skipper of Tilting at Windmills, passed away at home on Sunday 4 February 2018, age 77. His funeral will be held at 11am on Monday 12 February 2018, at St Peter’s Eastern Hill Anglican Church, 15 Gisborne Street, Melbourne.

Crewing Opportunities at the CYCA

Have you seen the latest crewing opportunities available at crewing@CYCA?

Click here to find out more

CYCA Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at the CYCA, we are currently offering a wide range of opportunities.


CYCA Heritage

The CYCA was established in 1944 when some keen sailors started meeting informally in a photographic studio in Sydney. They soon acquired a boatshed in Rushcutters Bay and the rest, as they say, is history.  

Over the years the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has become Australia's leading exponent of ocean racing and cruising, and sea safety.

In 1945 a planned cruise to Hobart quickly turned into a race and the famous Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was born.  The race captured the imagination of the Australian public and it soon developed into an international yachting classic, attracting competitors from around the world.

Click on the photo above to visit the CYCA digital archives or watch historical videos of past Sydney Hobarts.