Bluewater Cruising

Bluewater Cruising

In 2009 the Cruising Committee of the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia took the words of the clubs founders to heart and re-ignited the passion of "men with a love of cruising and the seamanship that goes with cruising"From Ratbags to Respectability.

By combining the love of cruising and a respect for safety, the Cruising Committee organised the inaugural Club Marine 2009 Cruise to Hobart.

Five yachts participated in 2009 with many more expressing interest. Many were unable to meet the high safety standards in the time allowed but indicated that future cruising events would see their yachts participating.

"It is important to note that supporting a future for cruising is an opportunity for the CYCA to establish the 'world's best practice' standards for blue water cruising." said David Champtaloup, cruising committee member.