CYCT burgee Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania Photo of BBQ lunch during a Club Cruise to Droughy Point.

Purpose

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

Activities

  • 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 2 August 2016
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    Graeme Foale will be speaking about the Egeria, one of Hobart's grand old Dame's. the Egeria celebrates her 75th birthday later this year. Many of you will have sailed past on Open Day and saluted the Governor, come and hear about this lovely old boat.

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 9 August 2016
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    Electronic Charting from the Australian Hydrographic Service. Commander John McGannon, Deputy Director Hydrographic Plans and Standards, AHS, will present a talk which will include: • General: how the AHS conducts surveys, vessels and equipment used, typical annual programme, funding, priorities and primary customer base. • Brief description of range of AHS products. • Future of paper charts. • AusENC – any move to expand its use by recreational boats eg through OpenCPN? • How do updates to AusENC data feed through to Navionics, C-Map etc? How long should we expect to wait before the latest updates to Navionics etc contain updated data? • How can we feed information about ‘new’ rocks, shallows etc to AHS? What information is needed? • How should the AHS find out about changes to infrastructure (marinas, jetties, etc) and marine protected areas? Is there any requirement for other agencies to advise AHS? • Is there any place for ‘citizen-science’ data logged by recreational boats to be included in AHS datasets? This talk will be of interest to all who use electronic chart plotters. Members and visitors are very welcome.

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 9 August 2016
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS Meeting Room
    Reading the Road Signs
  • 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 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 (garnhaml@gmail.com)
  • 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.

News

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

Publications

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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