CYCT burgee

Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania

Photo of Club boat Minerva 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 Meeting Details

    Date: Tuesday 3 October 2017
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    Guest Speaker: Ian Johnston

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 17 October 2017
    Time: 18:00
    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 10 October 2017
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS
    Sail Trim
  • 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 7 October 2017
    Destination:Opening day sail past Derwent River
    Come along and support Commodore Andrew Boon and The Cruising Yacht Club in the Opening Governor's Sail Past Salute. Richard Taylor is the cruise coordinator for this cruise and overnight trip, (weather permitting). CYCT members are encouraged to fly their burgee and follow our Commodore as he sails past the Governor's launch. Protocol for those attending the Opening Day Parade to line up behind our Commodore Andrew Boon on Juliet with your burgee flying. Richard Taylor on Easting Down will have a banner with The Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania. He will sail immediately behind SV Juliet. Weather permitting Richard intends to continue the cruise overnight.
    Date:Saturday 14 October 2017
    Destination:Family Day Cruise to Richardson Beach
    A day trip and lunch BBQ to Richardsons Beach
    Date:Wednesday 25 - Tuesday 31 October 2017
    Destination:Circumnavigation of Bruny Island
    Join Vice Commodore Sheenagh Neill on the first of several circumnavigation cruises this summer. The actual route and anchorages will be shared closer to the date. An alternative destination is to visit the beautiful Great Taylor Bay for some relaxing cruising if the weather becomes a challenge.
  • 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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