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: Monday 6 March 2017
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    Our Guest Speaker for this meeting is Andrew Morgan. Andrew is the Managing Director for hydrowood He will be talking to us about the challenging project of retrieving the precious timber hidden in Lake Pieman, hidden when the Pieman river was dammed to create Hydro electricity. Andrew was a speaker at the recent AWBF symposium, come along and hear this amazing story.

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 14 March 2017
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS
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  • 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 10 March - Sunday 2 April 2017
    Destination:Furneaux Islands
    An extended trip up to circumnavigate Flinders Island, Deal and possibly to Refuge Cove (Victoria). It will including many of the smaller islands. Seaworthiness of vessels and capable crew are important as weather conditions, tides, anchorages and destinations of group members may vary. Led by Lew Garnham.
    Date:Saturday 1 April 2017
    Destination:Great Bay National Clean Up Australia Day
    Cruise in your own time to Great Bay to help support National Australia Clean Up day . Mark this date in your calendar.
    Date:Sunday 9 April 2017
    Destination:New Norfolk
    New Norfolk Autumn Festival Cruise Led by Brian Walpole more details later.
    Date:Friday 14 - Tuesday 18 April 2017
    Destination:Donald Sutherland Great Bay Easter Cruise
    Easter cruise in company down the channel. Cruise leader to be announced.
  • 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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