Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore

Paul Clitheroe's Balance

Ocean Pointscore Race 3 - Port Hacking

The rain didn’t stop the fun being had in Race 3 of the Mount Gay Ocean Pointscore Series. The 20 knot north-westerly breeze provided a thrilling downwind run to Port Hacking, before the 14 boat fleet made their way back upwind towards Sydney Harbour....


Onshore Newsletters

Information for members regarding the Onshore newsletter...

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  • 13 Nov 2017 16:14:14

Blue Water Pointscore Series

Black Jack and Wild Oats XI battle out the heads

Blue Water Race 4: GO overall winner as Black Jack takes line honours

Just months after purchasing the boat, Zoe Taylor’s Cookson 12, G.O., took the win in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s prestigious Blue Water Pointscore – the Cabbage Tree Island Race - topping IRC, ORCI and PHS divisions....

13 Nov 2017 10:05:13

Blue Water Pointscore Series

Wild Oats XI and Black Jack

100-footer face off: Blue Water Pointscore continues with Race 4 – Cabbage Tree Island

A substantial fleet of 36 will battle it out in Race 4 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore - the Cabbage Tree Island Race - on Friday night, with a mouth-watering clash between Wild Oats XI and Black Jack set to be the main event....

09 Nov 2017 17:05:31

Short Haul Pointscore Series

Charles Parry-Okeden's Crystal Cutter II

Short Haul Pointscore fleet in Pittwater return

The past weekend saw more CYCA on-water competition with Races 5 and 6 of the Short Haul Pointscore Series....

07 Nov 2017 08:58:07


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 Phil Thompson

It is with great sadness that we advise of the passing of former CYCA employee and member Phil Thompson.

Family and friends are warmly invited to celebrate Bear's fabulous life on Monday 13th November 2017 at 3.15 pm, North Chapel, Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Delhi Rd, North Ryde.

Afterwards join us for a 'quiet little drink' at the Royal Australian Naval Sailing Association (RANSA), New Beach Rd, Rushcutters Bay, from 5pm.

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.