SHARP Australian Youth MR Championship

Five States will battle it out for Australia’s Youth Match Racing Championship Trophy

For the second year, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will host the 2017 SHARP Australian Youth Match Racing Championship with ten teams from five States set to battle it out on Sydney Harbour to be named Australia’s top youth match racing team....


Vale John Messenger

It was with great sadness the Board of the CYCA recently announced the passing of John “Messo” Messenger, an active member for over 30 years, a life member and former commodore who gave his heart and soul to the club....

  • Youth
  • 22 Sep 2017 16:53:30
  • Club
  • 22 Sep 2017 08:53:11

Clipper Round The World Yacht Race

Wendy Tuck claims the win in Race 1 of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

CYCA Skipper Wendy Tuck claimed line honours today into Punta del Este, Uruguay, in the longest ever opening leg of the Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race, one of the world’s toughest endurance challenges....

22 Sep 2017 08:40:47

Blue Water Pointscore Series

KOA starts Flinders Islet Race

CYCA’s Flinders Islet race – the best of Blue Water

The superlatives were flowing freely after outstanding conditions delivered a record breaking run round Flinders Islet and back to Sydney Harbour for Race 2 of the CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore this past weekend....

17 Sep 2017 15:57:30

Blue Water Pointscore Series

Concubine in the Land Rover Sydney Gold Coast Yacht Race

CYCA’s Blue Water Pointscore back for Race 2 with Flinders Islet

Saturday morning will see a fleet of 23 yachts line up on Sydney Harbour for the start of Race 2 of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Blue Water Pointscore (BWPS), the Flinders Islet Race....

14 Sep 2017 13:33:20


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




John Messenger's Funeral Details


A service will be held at 1500hrs on Friday, 29 September at the Scots College, Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill.

This will be followed by a celebration of John's life at the CYCA from 1600hrs

Vale Alan 'Brownie' Brown

CYCA Life Member, Alan Brown passed away suddenly in hospital on Sunday 10th September, aged 90.

“Brownie” as he was known, joined the club in 1970, was on the Board of Directors from 1978 until 1992, and acted as Rear Commodore in 1981. For his time, effort and influence in developing the CYCA he was elected a Life Member in 1992.

Memorial Service for John Lincoln (Jack) Gale

Passed away peacefully 7 July 2017, aged 90 years.
Jack has gone sailing with his best "first mate" Joan who coincidentally passed away on the same day 2 years ago.
Edinburgh Bar
Thursday 14 September 2017 from 1.30pm

For more please click this link

Vale John Messenger

It is with deep sadness that the Board of the CYCA announces the passing last night of long-term member, life member and former Commodore John ‘Messo’ Messenger. John joined the CYCA as a Member in 1982, served as Commodore in 2002 and 2003 and was made a life member in 2008.

We will advise further details shortly of how members can come together to celebrate John’s life and the contribution he made to our club.

Passing of Edward Leo Byrne - CYCA member for 31 years

Beloved Ed passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep on Monday, 4 September 2017 in Cairns.

A service was held in Cairns for close family and Cairns friends on Monday 11th Sept. A memorial and wake will be held to celebrate his life at the CYCA in Rushcutters Bay in Sydney starting at 12.00 noon on Friday, 15 September.

All who knew Ed are welcome. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to in memory of Ed Byrne.


PONANT Cruise Information Night


CYCA partner and the world leader in luxury expeditions, PONANT, will be holding an exclusive information night for members on 24th October 2017.

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


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.