CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of Club yacht Windclimber 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 5 September 2017
    Time: 00:00
    Venue: DSS
    There will be no Guest Speaker at this General Meeting as we will commence the evening with our AGM. The CYCT will provide a light supper in-between meetings.
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017
    Time: 06:00
    Venue: DSS - Club house Jetty
    Man Overboard - Practical demonstration on DSS pond. Followed by the video demonstration

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 12 September 2017
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS
    Improve your VHF radio technique.
  • 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 9 - Sunday 10 September 2017
    Destination:Constitution Dock
    Bring your boat into Constitution Dock for the night and go to the Annual Dinner from there - a short walk away. Cost is $30 per boat, payable on the day. Please let me know if you can make it. Andrew Boon 0400 651 532.
    Date:Saturday 9 September 2017
    Destination:Merino Room, The Woolstore, Macquarie St, Hobart
    Our Annual Dinner. Come along and enjoy a great meal and listen to Margie Beasley and Chris Wilkie talk about their cruising in the Falkland Islands. Book and pay for tickets on our website ($60 a head).
  • 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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