The Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania (CYCT) aims to:
promote and encourage safe cruising generally in Tasmania
encourage sailing and boat building by amateur boat builders
organise cruising of boats and disseminate knowledge relating thereto.
Special Post Wooden Boat Festival Cruise
Cruise down the Channel after the Australian Wooden Boat Festival
The Club meets each month (except in January) normally
on the 1st Tuesday of each month at 8pm.
The normal venue is the
Derwent Sailing Squadron,
Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay.
meetings are held at other venues. Visitors are welcome, but are
advised to check the Club Calendar
and/or contact a Club officer
to check on the time and place beforehand.
Most meetings include a presentation by an invited speaker, covering
a range of topics of interest to cruising people.
Next Meeting Details
Tuesday 7 February 2017
Derwent Sailing Squadron
Our Guest Speaker for our first General Meeting for 2017 will be Kaci Cronkhite. Kaci will be in Hobart for the Wooden Boat Festival where she will be the moderator of the Panel Discussion that will conclude the Symposium at the AWBF in Feb. Kaci has had many years in the US boating scene - especially wooden boats - has completed a circumnavigation, and was for many years the Director of the Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival.
Kaci will be talking to us about her new book, Finding PAX: the unexpected journey of a little wooden boat, was just published in August. It’s the 7-year quest to solve the mystery of her 1936 boat’s journey from Denmark to California to British Columbia.
Club members meet regularly on the water at anchorages around
southern Tasmania. A calendar of events is organised well in advance,
so any sailors wishing to meet with the Club with their boat
should contact a member.
Next Cruise Details
|Date:||Saturday 28 January 2017
|Destination:||Tasman Pennisula. Regatta, Nubeena
|Tasman Regatta and Peninsula Feast: The Nubeena Regatta is held on Australia Day. Join Commodore Andrew Boon on this cruise. |
|Date:||Sunday 12 - Saturday 18 February 2017
|Cruise in the experienced company of Tony Peach to this magical place. |
|Date:||Wednesday 15 - Saturday 18 February 2017
| Post Wooden Boat Festival cruise. Quarantine Station for a dinner overnight, a couple of days in the Huon/lower Channel area then dinner at Franklin on Friday night. Invitations extended to AWBF entrants as well as non-wooden boats. Andrew Boon coordinating.
|Date:||Saturday 18 February - Monday 13 March 2017
|Destination:||3 week extended East Coast Cruise
|Paul Kerrison will lead this cruise starting at Recerche stopping at Bruny, the Tasman Pennisula, Maria Island Coles Bay and more.
Donald Sutherland Memorial Cruise:
This event, which is a friendly competition based on navigational skills
and knowledge is held annually.
A full calendar of Club events is
available here. A cruise booklet was also
published, and is available as a PDF file here.
The cruising guide Cruising Southern Tasmania has been updated,
and the coverage extended to include Frederick Henry Bay, Norfolk Bay,
the Tasman Peninsula, and the east coast up to Wine Glass Bay. Edition
4 of the guide is now available. You can purchase it on-line from the
The Club magazine, the Albatross has been published since
the Club's establishment in 1975. It appears 11 times per year.
All back issues are available, and
The Club was responsible for assembling the cruising guide
D'Entrecasteaux Waterways. A Guide to the waterways of
the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and its tributaries,
1st and 2nd editions.
The 3rd edition has considerably
increased coverage and has been renamed Cruising Southern