Sydney Noumea Yacht Race 2018

New chapter for the New Caledonia Groupama Race

A change of date for the Groupama Race, around the French Pacific Island island of New Caledonia, will mean that the CYCA’s Sydney Noumea Yacht Race and three other races will act as feeders in what will be an exciting new chapter for next year’s 654 nautical mile race....

Land Rover Winter Series

Great conditions take the 2017 Land Rover Winter Series to a season high

The exciting weather conditions were the big story of Race 7 of the Land Rover Winter Series on Sydney Harbour on Sunday. A strong breeze with some even bigger gusts mixing up the fleet and dishing out some unexpected results across the groups....


CYCA 20+ Year Members Dinner

On Friday 16 June over 90 guests enjoyed a notable night at the annual CYCA 20+ Year Members Dinner in the Freya and Morna rooms....

19 Jun 2017 17:07:05

Land Rover Winter Series

High spirits in Ladies Day Race 2 of the Land Rover Winter Series

Even the light breeze and drizzle couldn’t dampen spirits in Sunday’s Race 2 of Ladies Day as part of the Land Rover Winter Series on Sydney Harbour. The boats who managed to gain what little breeze there was returned home early as winners, with the wind dying off completely in what was a wet afternoon on the water....

13 Jun 2017 16:58:22

Club News

Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Squadron held match racing on Sydney Harbour

Invictus Games 500 Days To Go: CYCA to play host venue role as sailing enters Games

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) has been confirmed as an official venue for the Invictus Games Sydney 2018 after the announcement today that sailing will debut in next year’s event....

07 Jun 2017 00:00:00


Functions and Dining

The CYCA offers superb alfresco dining options and two bars (one exclusively for members and their guests).

Our function rooms boast natural light and balconies overlooking Sydney Harbour. There is no better venue in Sydney to hold a wedding, social function, or corporate event.




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.