CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of Club boat Dreamtime at anchor.


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


  • 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 February 2017
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: 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.
  • 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 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
    Destination:Port Davey
    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.

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. All back issues are available, and 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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