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Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

Gweilo racing in the Ladies Day Race 2.  Credit: David Brogan SAILPIX

Ladies Day Race 2 - Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series

With winter taking hold of the weather, Ladies Day Race 2 of the Audi Centre Sydney Winter Series saw a grey and windy day with a 15-20 knot southerly greeting the ladies and their crews on the Sydney Harbour race course....

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  • 11 Jul 2018 14:33:58

Santana writes the PONANT Sydney Noumea race final chapter

The last boat in the PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race, Michael Graham’s Swan 43 Santana from Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, is due to complete the 1,064 nautical mile course around 4pm local time on Sunday June 10, more than a week after leaving Sydney Harbour....

10 Jun 2018 09:53:23

Countdown begins to legendary Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Series

The Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore series, Australia’s toughest ocean racing challenge, is just 50 days away....

08 Jun 2018 18:30:00

Smuggler with a full kite on her 1,064 mile race to Noumea

PONANT Sydney Noumea Yacht Race IRC overall win Smuggled

Smuggler, and skipper Sebastian Bohm claim overall race win in PONANT Sydney Noumea 2018...

08 Jun 2018 16:44:06


Functions and Dining

Blond Catering's CYCA website

As the home of the internationally renowned Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is a unique venue for functions, meetings and celebrations.

Just ten minutes from the Sydney CBD and steeped in sailing history, the club is situated between green parklands and quiet, inner harbour waters with views over the bustling marina to the Sydney city skyline.

The CYCA offers full function co-ordination services and award-winning cuisine from Blond Catering for a wide range of functions – meetings, corporate functions, weddings, cocktail parties, presentations and more.

For more including menus, room plans and event options please visit Blond Catering's CYCA website




Vale Fred Thomas

The Board of Directors regrets to inform Members of the passing of CYCA Member, Fred Thomas


Vale William "Bill" Sweetapple

The Board of Directors regrets to inform Members of the passing of CYCA Member, William "Bill" Sweetapple


CYCA Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in volunteering at the CYCA, we are currently offering a wide range of opportunities.

Vale Dr. Malcolm Ritchie

The Board of Directors regrets to inform Members of the passing of CYCA Member, Dr. Malcolm Ritchie


First Edition of the new Offshore

The first edition of the newly formatted Offshore magazine is back from the printers and has been mailed out to members. If you have not received it in the mail it is also available on the website on the Offshore Magazine page http://cyca.com.au/offshore-archive

Crewing Opportunities at the CYCA

Have you seen the latest crewing opportunities available at crewing@CYCA?

Click here to find out more


CYCA Heritage

The CYCA was established in 1944 when some keen sailors started meeting informally in a photographic studio in Sydney. They soon acquired a boatshed in Rushcutters Bay and the rest, as they say, is history.  

Over the years the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has become Australia's leading exponent of ocean racing and cruising, and sea safety.

In 1945 a planned cruise to Hobart quickly turned into a race and the famous Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was born.  The race captured the imagination of the Australian public and it soon developed into an international yachting classic, attracting competitors from around the world.

Click on the photo above to visit the CYCA digital archives or watch historical videos of past Sydney Hobarts.