Clipper Round The World Yacht Race

Wendy Tuck gears up for Rolex Sydney Hobart with Clipper Race victory

CYCA member Wendy Tuck, the Australian Skipper of Sanya Serenity Coast, has claimed a hometown victory following a photo finish to the fourth race of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race....

Admiral's Cup 50th

Too Impetuous watches Kingurra struggle to stay on her feet

“Just like old times!” The Admiral’s Cup 50th Anniversary Regatta – Sydney 2017

The CYCA and its members played a major role in the creation and staging of this unique event. David Salter reports...

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  • 15 Dec 2017 14:34:56
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  • 13 Dec 2017 17:30:27

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge: Black Jack wins thrilling Harbour match up

Just 43 seconds separated near-sister ships Black Jack (Peter Harburg) and Wild Oats XI (the Oatley family) in the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour today, when the black Queensland boat, skippered by Mark Bradford, swooped across the finish line first at Fort Denison in a fresh north-easterly breeze....

13 Dec 2017 12:49:07

SOLAS Big Boat Challenge

Big Boat Challenge - Black Jack vs Wild Oats XI

CYCA SOLAS Big Boat Challenge 2017

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s SOLAS Trusts Big Boat Challenge this Tuesday promises to be a sight on Sydney Harbour, with two of the four maxis entered into the Rolex Sydney Hobart set to face off alongside other seasoned competitors....

11 Dec 2017 12:02:43

CYCA Trophy Series

Black Jack had the last word in the CYCA Trophy Series 2017

CYCA Trophy Series: Black Jack first across the line as Patrice tops IRC division 1

The sun was splitting the sky for the second and final day of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Trophy Series on Sunday, light airs providing another offshore test for the fleet of 20, many of which will race in the Rolex Sydney Hobart in a few weeks....

10 Dec 2017 17:17:19


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




CYCA Gingerbread Yachts

Now available from the CYCA reception for $5 each, these tasty treats are perfect stocking fillers and/or the ultimate secret Santa solution! 

Get in quick before they all sail off.

CYCA Volunteer Opportunities

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

Your next chance to attend PONANT's Cruise Information Sessions


CYCA partner and the world leader in luxury expeditions, PONANT, will be holding two more exclusive and insightful information sessions on 31st January 2018. They will take place during the day and in the evening.

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

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.