Australian Sailing

2017Aychampionshipday1 Bushranger

Thrills and spills for day one of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships

After a night of squalls and southerly breeze, competitors of the 2017 Australian Yachting Championships had a tough stage set for day one. With a solid 15 – 20 knots of breeze in a sea state that resembled that of a dishwasher, sailors needed to strategise how best to complete the near 30 mile passage race to Botany Bay and back....

Ocean Pointscore Series

Balance wins double in Lion Island Race - About Time takes Series

Paul Clitheroe’s TP52 Balance took line honours and won the Lion Island Race by nearly 13 minutes, but lost the series on countback to perpetual Ocean Pointscore winner, About Time (Julian Farren-Price) - the two crews celebrating back at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia late on Saturday. ...

Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series

Peter Franki's Sydney 36 Saltshaker

Testing Conditions for Race 8 of the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series

Sailing can be like swinging on a pendulum, one minute the weather is text book perfect, the next, its survival. After the 35 knot howler felt in last weekend’s Sydney Harbour Regatta, in comparison, the eighth race of the Grant Thornton Short Ocean Pointscore Series - Short Ocean Race (MHYC) offered a welcome change from the previous week's conditions. Saturday saw a mild 8-14 knots breeze oscillating from the North East around through to a South South Easterly. ...

13 Mar 2017 16:00:00

Youth Sailing Academy

Applications now open for the CYCA Youth Sailing Academy Winter Squads

Since 1993, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s Youth Sailing Academy has excelled in developing youth sailors into world class sailors with graduates going on to represent Australia in the America’s Cup, Olympic Games and Volvo Ocean Race. ...

09 Mar 2017 13:00:00

Elliott 7 Twilight Series

Elliott 7 Twilight Series

The second ‘Elliott 7 Twilight Series’ will take place over two weeks on Tuesday 21, Thursday 23, Tuesday 28 and Thursday 30 March before daylight savings ends....

09 Mar 2017 11:00:00


Functions and Dining

The CYCA offers superb alfresco dining options and two bars (one exclusively for members and their guests).

Our function rooms boast natural light and balconies overlooking Sydney Harbour. There is no better venue in Sydney to hold a wedding, social function, or corporate event.



Racing Rules of Sailing Seminars

Presented by Tony Mooney on

Thursday 20 April 2017


Wednesday 26 April 2017

At 6:30pm

End of Summer Party on the CYCA Deck

Saturday 1 April 2017

6:30pm - 9:30pm

DJ Playing Music + Lucky Door Prize

Ticket includes a Frose Cocktail + Summer Burger & Chips.

Sydney Hobart Bar Happy Hour!

Every Tuesday and Friday in March from 6pm - 7pm, the Sydney Hobart Bar will have $4 schooners on offer for Happy Hour!!

Members Badge Draw - Results 16 March

The Jackpot Prize for Thursday 23 March, 2017 is $1,200.

Members' Badge Draw, LTPS/16/00855, is conducted in the Coasters Retreat between 6pm - 7pm.

Rolex Spirit of Yachting 2016 now available to view online

The 2016 Rolex Spirit of Yachting for the 2016 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is now available to view;

BWPS and Ocean Racer Awards Presentation

The Blue Water Pointscore Series presentation evening will this year be held in conjunction with the CYCA Ocean Racer of the Year Awards on Friday 24 March.


CYCA Heritage

The CYCA was established in 1944 and over the years has become Australia's leading exponent of ocean racing and sea safety.

Click on the photo above to visit the CYCA digital archives or watch historical videos of past Sydney Hobart Yacht Races.