About the Club

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Members and visitors to CYCA enjoy being part of an active Club in a superb location with state-of-the-art facilities and an international reputation that attracts yachts and crews from all over the world for the climax of the sailing calendar and one of Australia’s greatest sporting icons – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Nestled along the beautiful Rushcutters Bay foreshore, the Club enjoys stunning harbour views and world-class facilities and offers its 3,000+ Members and many visitors plenty of excuses to visit regularly. At just three kilometres from Sydney’s CBD, a short drive or beautiful comfortable stroll, CYCA’s stunning location is a major drawcard for our community.

CYCA was established in 1944 and over the years has become Australia’s leading exponent of ocean racing and sea safety. Its race management expertise is often called upon for international sailing events such as the Olympics and round-the-world races.

CYCA caters for the most passionate ocean racer to the social sailor with a full calendar of mid-week summer twilight and weekend offshore racing and Sunday winter racing.

While the pinnacle for the most adventurous is to take on mother nature in the annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, others enjoy the competitiveness and camaraderie of the shorter ocean races that are run year-round.

Appreciating the popularity of one design racing, CYCA also hosts regattas for various one design classes.

One of CYCA’s most remarkable success stories is its youth training program, the Youth Sailing Academy. Since 1993, the YSA has seen thousands of students graduate from its learn to sail through to advance courses, some going on to represent their club and country on the international match racing circuit.

The original Marina and Clubhouse are long gone and in its place is a brand new floating marina and world-class yacht club that offers five-star function rooms, alfreso dining on the deck, and all the support services a boat owner needs

Beyond 75 Strategic Plan

Throughout September-November 2019, CYCA Members, Board and Management Team worked together to shape the future of our Club, not just for the next 2-5 years, but beyond – working toward a 25-year horizon and our 100th anniversary as a Club.

Through this collaboration, we created the initial workings of the Plan in September 2019, fine-tuning with constant feedback before the Plan was finalised at the November 2019 Board Meeting. The Plan will now be used by the Board and Management Team at all meetings to guide our focus and activity.

A snapshot of the Plan can be seen below, Members can also view the full Plan at the online Members’ Portal.

CYCA Principal Sponsor

CYCA Official Sponsors

CYCA Youth Sailing Academy Sponsors and Supporters