CYCA Cruising

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia offers its members and visitors a wide array of sailing opportunities to choose from.

For those who enjoy sailing at a leisurely pace, relaxing in an idyllic maybe exotic location, and even enjoying the occasional sundowner, CYCA cruising  is for you.

CYCA cruising activities are organised by the CYCA cruising committee for all members and their sailing friends.  The aim of these events is to encourage participation in organised cruise events , to share interesting and educational sailing information and to give club members more opportunity to meet other members and use the facilities of the club. 

The Cruising Committee organises a comprehensive event schedule which includes education evenings with expert and informative speakers, social events and sailing activities.

Events and activities include:

• Education and general meetings: At these evenings, the CYCA Cruising Committee organises speakers who are experts  on a diverse range of subjects from heavy weather sailing or electronics onboard, to guests sharing experiences of travelling to far flung cruising ports. Recent speakers have included Alex Whitworth telling us about his adventures on Berrimilla  and Michael Spies presenting an educational evening about optimising your yacht. Presentations are free to attend and conclude with dinner and/or refreshments on the deck.

• Tours and Visits:  Throughout the year several tours and visits to places of interest with a nautical theme are organised. In the past these have included the Water Police Base, Fort Denison, Harbour Control Tower, Manly Ferry and HMAS Watson.

• Cruise in company: Involve yourself as much or as little as you wish. Venues vary and include Refuge Bay where the CYCA has two permanent moorings , Middle Harbour and Port Hacking.

For more information contact the Cruising Captain John Keelty via

Chair:    Tony Kirby Director         


Arthur Psaltis      Director

Frank Walker     

Lynne Smith       

David Mason     

Yulia Shutova     

Alan Green         

Denis Doyle        

Ted Nobbs          

Shaaron Walsh  

Stephen Prince  

John Keelty        

Andrew Hawkins



Caprice of Huon, tied up at Eden during the 2009 Club Marine Cruise to Hobart Image: Mainsheet Media

Caprice of Huon, tied up at Eden during the 2009 Club Marine Cruise to Hobart

Michael Spies providing his insights to the audience Image: Andrew Hawkins

Michael Spies providing his insights to the audience