CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of Club boat Minerva on spinnaker run to Mary Ann 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 4 October 2016
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    Guest Speakers for this meeting will be Barbara Weetman and Phil Bragg. they have called their presentation "VIVA MEXICO" and it will cover their initial internet search for a suitable boat (early 2014) to the time they actually set sail (on both their first and second attempt) from Banderras Bay in Mexico to join and eventually complete The Pacific Puddle Jump in Papeete, French Polynesia in 2015.

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016
    Time: 18:00
    Venue: DSS Training Room
    Winter Forum: The topic is insurance for boat owners with a presenter from the insurance industry.

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS Meeting Room
    Passage Planning: Guest Speakers De Deegan and Jan Wooller Two hugely experienced offshore cruising sailors will give advice on planning a longer passage
  • 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 8 October 2016
    Destination:Combined Clubs Opening Day
    Come along and join the Commodore Andrew Boon in the spectacular combined clubs opening day. Fly your club burgee and sail past the Govenor. Members are encouraged to wear their club gear and dress their boats up for this regal occasion and official opening to the sailing season. For more details please email Andrew Boon
    Date:Thursday 20 - Sunday 23 October 2016
    Destination:An Eastern Right Polish Affair
    "A right Polish affair" Bring your poetry, your stories or your hats to celebrate good health and sailing. Email has been sent to all members on 28/09/2016.
  • 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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