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 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


  • 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 6 September 2016
    Time: 19:30
    Venue: DSS
    Annual General Meeting followed by a General Meeting. Our Guest Speaker for this meeting will be Glynn Shevels from Volunteer Marine Rescue Kingston. Glynn will be talking to us about this important organisation and the work they do.

    Next Forum Details

    Date: Tuesday 27 September 2016
    Time: 18:00
    Venue: DSS Training Room
    Winter Forum: Bernie Smith will talk about towing and being towed.

    Next Women on Boats Session Details

    Date: Tuesday 13 September 2016
    Time: 17:30
    Venue: DSS Meeting Room
    Battening Down
  • 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.

  • 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. 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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