Bathtub Boats


  • The first inclusion that each entrants boat must have is the CYCA burgee
  • The second inclusion is aluminium foil


The CYCA is providing Members with the opportunity to showcase their from-home boat-building skills during COVID-19 – and win a range of great prizes!

The competition is simple – design and build a yacht!

It can be any yacht from any era… the choice is entirely yours! The competition is designed to be completed entirely from home.

The rules are as follows:

  • Lead boat builders must be CYCA Members
  • Boats must be homemade and from scratch, and assistance from family and friends is permitted (maintaining relevant social distancing at all times)
  • Boat materials are completely open to participants – there are no formal requirements regarding construction
  • Boats must measure LOA no smaller than 30cm and no larger than 1m
  • Boats must float, with photos submitted to show the ‘seaworthiness’ of a yacht in a full kitchen sink or bathtub

The competition commences on 12 May 2020, and concludes on 1700hrs Friday 12 June.

Each week – on Mondays 18 May, 25 May, 1 June and 8 June – CYCA will announce via Onshore compulsory inclusions for yachts, totalling four (4) compulsory inclusions. These will consist of household-type easy-to-access items and creative tasks. Competitors need to include all four (4) of these items in their final submission in order to be considered for prizes.

Click here to register! (Entries can be made any time until 25 May.)

Competitors are required to email weekly progress photos of their boat to – by COB Friday each week during the competition period.


Member Prizes

  1. 75th Sydney Hobart Yacht Race merchandise pack: Sardinia BR1 Jacket, Essential tee and Cotton Twill Cap – a total of $450 worth of value
  2. CYCA 75th Anniversary merchandise pack: Empire Rugby, Pique Polo and Essential tee – a total of $290 worth of value
  3. $100 gift voucher for

Non-Member Prize

  1. $100 gift voucher for

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