CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of Club boat Puffin in 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 Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 13 December 2016
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: TBA
    Our final WOB's meeting for 2016 will be a Christmas Party, starting at 6pm on the 13th December. Judith De La Mare has kindly offered her home as the venue. 72 Hillcrest Rd. Tolman's Hill. 62235266. ( Parking is tight so car pool if possible). Please bring a plate of savoury or sweet food to share and your own champagne / wine glass. We have a small amount of money left over from last year's party which will be used to buy 6 bottle of champagne, this may not be enough so bring along preferred beverage. The challenge this year is to create your own personalised burgee!
  • 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:Sunday 15 - Friday 20 January 2017
    Destination:Freycinet Peninsula Cruise
    Cruise with Tony Peach up to Freycinet. Tony has some excellent anchorages planned as part of this cruise
    Date:Saturday 28 January 2017
    Destination:Tasman Pennisula. Regatta, Nubeena
    Tasman Regatta and Peninsula Feast: The Nubeena Regatta is held on Australia Day. Join Commodore Andrew Boon on this cruise.
    Date:Friday 10 - Monday 13 February 2017
    Destination:Wooden Boat Festival
    Andrew Boon is the contact person for the CYCT events as part of this well known festival.
  • 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. All back issues are available, and 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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