CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of Club boats Talisman II and Stormfisher in Norfolk Bay.


The Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania (CYCT) aims to:
  • promote and encourage cruising generally in Tasmania and to provide support facilities
  • encourage sailing and boat building by amateur boat builders
  • organise cruising of boats and classes of instruction relating thereto


  • Meetings: 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. Occasionally 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

    Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    Janet Fenton, daughter of Denny King, will be speaking about Melaleuca and Bathurst Harbour and what volunteers are doing down there and what plans the Friends of Melaleuca, FOM, has for the future. CYCT members have been involved in the work in this area in the past and hope to be in the future.

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS Meeting Room
    Sea Safety Checklist: Guest Speaker
  • Cruises: 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 11 - Monday 13 June 2016
    Destination:Kermandie Marina/Hotel and up Huon River, Franklin/ Living Boat Trust
    This signature event is not to be missed. On Saturday make your way to the Kermandie Marina, moor, and fun dress up for the theme of the evening's activities at the hotel.After a possible double Doona night, line cruise to Franklin and possibly a Huonville extension. After mooring at Franklin explore the town, wooden boat building, or dinghy cruise the river, Egg Island and the eastern shore. Return for pre dinner drinks at the Laurence Burgins Chandlery before seated dining. The aromas of a fine home cooked cuisine is mixed with the timber aromatics of the Living Boat Trust building shed is unforgettable! On Sunday,catch the tide height and sail home smiling! Please expres early interest for berth allocation and meal bookings. Lew Garnham,,
    Date:Saturday 18 - Sunday 19 June 2016
    Destination:DARK MOFO at Constitution dock
    Dark Mofo runs from the 10th to 21st June, the program being available in April (soon). The CYCT will try to arrange, as for previous years, overnight docking in Constitution Dock,on the weekend of 18-19th June. The bridge will be open for one entry and exit, times and dates to be finalised. Please contact Kim Brewer to express interest in this event.
  • Donald Sutherland Memorial Cruise: This event, which is a friendly competition based on navigational skills and knowledge is held annually.

Club Calendar

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 CYCT here.

Cruising Southern Tasmania cover


The Club magazine, the Albatross has been published since the Club's establishment in 1975. It appears 11 times per year. Back issues are being made available, and those in place can be searched.

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 Tasmania.

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