YSA Sailors to take on the US Grand Slam

For the third consecutive year, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy will be represented at the US Grand Slam, a three-event series of World Sailing Grade 2 match race events across the United States of America held in late August....

Outlaw   Credit: David Brogan SailPix

Race 4 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

With sunshine returning to Sydney after last week’s big blow, the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series fleet was once again back out in full force....

Credit: Bryan Gauvan

PONANT Sydney Noumea Race draws fleet of 24

Entries for the 2018 PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race have closed and on Saturday June 2, following a 25-year hiatus, a multi-state Australian and New Caledonian fleet of 24 boats will bring life back to one of Australia’s oldest ocean odysseys....

16 May 2018 16:48:27

UBS Wild Thing    Image: David Brogan SailPix

Race 3 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

Race 3 of the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series brought many people back to reality in showing us that our weeks of warm sunny days which graced the start of the winter season have come to an end....

14 May 2018 17:10:33

25th Season Celebration

In 2018, the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy will celebrate their 25th season. The YSA has set out an ambitious sailing calendar for their anniversary year, which will include nine match racing events ranging from local Grade 5 events beginning in June through to the season finale in November with the Musto International Youth Match Racing Championship....

11 May 2018 17:51:14


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




First Edition of the new Offshore

The first edition of the newly formatted Offshore magazine is back from the printers and has been mailed out to members. If you have not received it in the mail it is also available on the website on the Offshore Magazine page http://cyca.com.au/offshore-archive

CYCA Volunteer Opportunities

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

PONANT Sydney Noumea Spectator Boat

For those wanting to watch the race start, Coast Harbour Cruises are running a spectator boat on 2nd June.

With a professional onboard commentator, canapés and a bar it is sure to be a great way to experience the start of tremendous race. Pickups from King St. Wharf and the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.

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.