CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of Quiet day in Quarantine 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 6 June 2017
    Time: 00:00
    Venue: DSS
    John Sansom from the "Rock Lobster Association", will present: A rock lobster tale. The personal journey of a Tasmanian cray fisherman. From naive novice to fishing boat owner/operator, the story illustrates the highs and lows of catches, family life and politics in an industry that has transformed and reinvented itself over the last 40 odd years. John started fishing in 1975 and retired in 2014. He has since been the Executive Officer of the Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen's Association.

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 23 May 2017
    Time: 18:00
    Venue: DSS training Room
    Winter Forum Number 1: The 6 Ps: Passage Planning Prevents P... Poor Performance. Join Alan Gifford (chairman) and a panel of experienced long-distance sailors to discuss the many essential elements of Passage Planning. Not to be missed!

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 13 June 2017
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS
    Boat maintenance - Paints and Anti-fouls
  • 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 10 - Monday 12 June 2017
    Destination:Kermandie Long Weekend Cruise
    Led by Mike Ponsonby visit the Kermandie Hotel and cruise onto Franklin for a great social time on the water .
    Date:Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 June 2017
    Destination:Dark Mofo Constitution Dock
    Paint your boat in Red light hoist your red fairy lights in the ready. CYCT DARK MOFO is night to remember. Contact Kim Brewer to register. Cost $30 entry to Consitituion Dock
  • 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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