About the Club

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Members, guests and visitors to the CYCA enjoy being part of an active sailing club in a superb location on Rushcutters Bay, only minutes from Sydney’s CBD. The CYCA boasts state-of-the-art facilities, bars and cafe/restaurant, food and beverage operations by The Boathouse Group, a variety of multi-purpose function spaces and an international reputation that attracts yachts and crews from all over the world.

CYCA was established in 1944 and over the years, has become Australia’s leading exponent of ocean racing and sea safety. Its race management expertise is often called upon for international sailing events such as the Olympics and round-the-world races.

CYCA caters for the most passionate ocean, coastal and inshore racer as well as to the more social sailor cruiser or beginner – with a calendar of races and series to appeal to all levels of experience. The Club also hosts regattas for various one-design classes.

One of CYCA’s most remarkable success stories is its youth training program – the Youth Sailing Academy. Since 1993, the YSA has seen thousands of students graduate from its learn-to-sail through to advance courses, some of its alumni going on to represent their club and country on the international match racing circuit, Olympics, Sail GP, or at the highest level of offshore racing.

The original Marina and Clubhouse are long gone and in its place is a brand-new floating marina and world-class yacht club that offers five-star function rooms, alfresco dining on the deck, and all the support services a boat owner requires.

Beyond 75 Strategic Plan

Throughout September-November 2019, CYCA Members, Board and Management Team worked together to shape the future of our Club, not just for the next 2-5 years, but beyond – working toward a 25-year horizon and our 100th anniversary as a Club.

Through this collaboration, we created the initial workings of the Plan in September 2019, fine-tuning with constant feedback before the Plan was finalised at the November 2019 Board Meeting. The Plan will now be used by the Board and Management Team at all meetings to guide our focus and activity.

A snapshot of the Plan can be seen below, Members can also view the full Plan at the online Members’ Portal.

CYCA Principal Sponsor

CYCA Official Sponsors

CYCA Youth Sailing Academy Sponsors and Supporters