CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of CYCT boats raft-up during cruise to Norfolk Bay.


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.


  • 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 4 July 2017
    Time: 07:30
    Venue: DSS
    Peter Hopkins MAST “Twenty years ago, in July 1997, MAST was established by the Government to administer legislation relating to Recreational Boats and Commercial Vessels under 35 meters. Prior to this there were 5 separate entities looking after recreational boating legislation in Tasmania with little uniformity. From a recreational boating point of view there have been many changes since 1997 with licencing, safety programs and infrastructure improvements. There has been a large increase in registrations and power boat licence numbers and boating in Tasmania is now more popular than ever. Peter Hopkins from MAST will speak to the club on the 1st of August about MAST and where it has come from over the last 20 years and what the organisation hopes to achieve into the future.”

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 27 June 2017
    Time: 18:00
    Venue: DSS training Room
    Winter Forum - Barry McCann from TASMANIAN MARITIME RADIO will conduct a UHF and VHF voice procedure practical demonstration

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 11 July 2017
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS
    Reading the Omens - Weather Lore
  • 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:Friday 28 - Sunday 30 July 2017
    Destination:Upside down Christmas
    Upside down Christmas in July join the CYCT for this event . If you would like to coordinate this event please contact Sheenagh
  • 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.


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

A list of updates to this guide can be downloaded here (PDF).


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 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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