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Spies celebrates the important work of SOLAS after the loss of Hollywood Boulevard

Six crew were winched to safety in a sea rescue, after one of the entrants of this year’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race started sinking in Bass Strait on the return from Tasmania....

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

About Time - Crosbie Lorimer

Line Honours win in Coffs sets the tone for About Time’s big campaign

While many of the ocean racing fraternity worked their way down the east coast after Christmas, CYCA Member Julian Farren-Price was making his way north at the head of the fleet in the Newport Coffs Harbour Race, securing a win which takes his boat one step closer to a Rolex Sydney Hobart campaign....

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  • 15 Jan 2018 12:08:18
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  • 12 Jan 2018 13:30:25

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Matt Allen's Ichi Ban crowned Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner for 2017

Matt Allen's Ichi Ban crowned Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race winner for 2017

Matt Allen’s new TP52 Ichi Ban has been declared the overall winner of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 – and Allen, the president of Australian Sailing, can hardly believe it....

30 Dec 2017 08:22:11

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

LDV Comanche powers to Hobart

LDV Comanche secures line honours and the race record

Sport is often determined by fine margins and yachting is no exception. After a phenomenal contest between Jim Cooney’s LDV Comanche and the Oatley family’s Wild Oats XI over the full 628nm of the Rolex Sydney Hobart concluded yesterday in the Derwent River, the line honours title for first to finish was eventually decided today in the protest room. An incident between the two 100-footers, shortly after the start, was adjudged in favour of LDV Comanche....

28 Dec 2017 20:28:11

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race

Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race 2017 start

Black Jack makes the most of cards dealt

Black Jack, the light weather flyer of the four 100 foot super maxis racing for line honours in the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart took full advantage of the light, easterly conditions on Sydney Harbour this afternoon to lead her contemporaries out of the Heads....

26 Dec 2017 23:18:56


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




CYCA Gingerbread Yachts

Now available from the CYCA reception for $5 each, these tasty treats are perfect stocking fillers and/or the ultimate secret Santa solution! 

Get in quick before they all sail off.

CYCA Volunteer Opportunities

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

Your next chance to attend PONANT's Cruise Information Sessions


CYCA partner and the world leader in luxury expeditions, PONANT, will be holding two more exclusive and insightful information sessions on 31st January 2018. They will take place during the day and in the evening.

PONANT was recently announced as the title sponsor of the PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race which will take place in June 2018.

Crewing Opportunities at the CYCA

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

Click here to find out more


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.