Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Ichi Ban is one of the high tech flying machines entered in this year's Rolex Sydney Hobart

50 entries and counting for Rolex Sydney Hobart

It’s all about the numbers for this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, with entries in the 70th edition of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s blue water classic swelling to 50, including classic yachts such as Love & War and the high-tech flying machines like Ichi Ban. ...

Spring Series

Fandango won Division 1 despite shredding her spinnaker on the first run

Biggest Fleet Yet for Race 4 of CYCA Spring Pointscore Series

After almost a week of rain, Sydney turned on the sunshine with moderate south easterly breezes providing the 19 competitors in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Spring Pointscore Series a lovely afternoon sailing....


Mal Pirret’s Champagne and Angus Fletcher’s Tevake II had a great battle around the course on Day 3, but Tevake II found enough speed downwind to get in front of Champagne on the line and on handicap.

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week: well worth the wait on Day 3

It was worth the long wait for the breeze to fill and deliver a superb short course afternoon of racing in the SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week....

31 Aug 2014 19:30:00

Members' News

John Kirkjian is presented with his life membership pin from Commodore John Cameron

John Kirkjian elected Life Member of the CYCA

International ISAF Judge and racing rules expert John Kirkjian was elected a Life member of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia at the Club’s 70th Annual General Meeting in July....

27 Aug 2014 00:00:00


Chris Bran – Ocean Racing Rookie of the year; Jenifer Wells – Sally Gordon Ocean Crew Person of the Year, Stephen Ainsworth – Ocean Racer of the Year; Michael Bellingham – Ocean Racing Navigator of the Year; Syd Fischer – Ocean Racing Veteran of the Year with CYCA Commodore Howard Piggott

Nominations now open for the 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards

Nominations are now open in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Ocean Racer of the Year Awards. The 2014 Ocean Racer of the Year Awards will be announced on Thursday 11 December 2014 and the CYCA welcomes nominations from fellow offshore clubs that have suitable candidates they feel would be eligible for these awards. ...

26 Aug 2014 16:30:00


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.



Members Badge Draw - Results from 28 August 2014

The JACKPOT Prize for Thursday 4th September 2014 is $3600 Members' Badge Draw LTPS/14/01430 Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm. Thanks to our sponsor ***Performance Boating Services/Jeanneau Yachts***

CYCA Trivia Night - Wednesday 3 September

The last CYCA Trivia Night for 2014 will be conducted on Wednesday 3 September, from 7pm.  This event is free to attend - so get your friends together or just come along and join in the fun. RSVP today using our online booking system.

Crewing Opportunities at the CYCA

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

Click here to find out more

Sailing Committee Seeks Expressions of Interest for Entry in the 2015 NYYC Invitational

Chairman of the Sailing Committee Noel Cornish is pleased to advise Cruising Yacht Club of Australia members that an invitation has been extended to the club to enter a team in the New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup to be conducted from 12-19 September 2015.

Quiet Little Drink, Friday 12 September 2014

The annual Quiet Little Drink Cocktail party will be held on Friday 12 September 2014, from 6.30pm. This annual affair has been going for many years - roginally as a dinner. This is turn goes back to the 1969 Hobart when the first Quiet Little Drink was conducted. BOOK YOUR TICKETS TODAY


CYCA Heritage

The CYCA was established in 1944 and over the years has become Australia's leading exponent of ocean racing and sea safety.

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