CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of Club yacht Reflections at anchor in Hannant Inlet.


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 5 July 2016
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    CYCT Members will speak about recent cruising experiences.

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 28 June 2016
    Time: 18:00
    Venue: DSS Training Room
    Winter Forum series: Tanks and Tankage (fuel, water, holding, etc) with Mike Burrows.

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS Meeting Room
    Using Radios
  • 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 22 - Sunday 24 July 2016
    Destination:Camping at The Sands 428 Dolphin Sands Rd., Dolphin Sands (north of Swansea)
    Alan Gifford and Jenny Dell invite you to arrive and camp sometime within those dates. Sheltered lawn sites with power BBQ and bore water. BYO everything inc camp toilet, drinking water, utensils and food. No pets please as there is also non human wildlife. From Tasman Highway, 4km north of Swansea,take signposted Swan River Rd and then Dolphin Sands Rd. Book with Alan to accept invitation, ph 0477 250 945
    Date:Saturday 30 - Sunday 31 July 2016
    Destination:Oz-mass ( upside down Christmas), Christmas in July, at the Quarantine Station
    I am planning and organising an Oz-mas/Upside down Christmas party at Quarantine Station glass house for the 30th-31st July. All party participants would go there on the afternoon with food to share, set up music,and decorations to enjoy in the evening.(BBQ's lights, power and toilet available) Maybe have a 'Mother Christmas' who will distribute small $5 gifts (that are brought along), to be worn!(eg hat,badge,mask,etc or something wild!).We will have an upside down Xmas tree to decorate We could possibly buy bulk BBQ food and make gluhwein.Salads, cake, desserts, decorations (lights, tinsel etc) and presents.Prizes for the best/unusual decoration.We do have native 'deerroos' etc Next day a cleanup, BBQ and home. This is the framework,but will need shared enthusiasm and ideas.Are you be able to get involved in this one month late event? The more involved you all are,the more fun!Please let me know ASAP so we can organise this one well. Lew (
  • 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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