General enquiries: 0417 560 519
The Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania (CYCT) aims to:
promote and encourage cruising generally in Tasmania and to provide
encourage sailing and boat building by amateur boat builders
cruising of boats and classes of instruction relating thereto
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.
meetings are held at other venues. Visitors are welcome, but are
advised to contact a Club officer to check on the time and place
Most meetings include a presentation by an invited speaker, covering
a range of topics of interest to cruising people.
Next Meeting Details
Tuesday 4 June 2013
Derwent Sailing Squadron
Dr Ben Sullivan of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (BirdLife International Global Seabird Programme Coordinator) will bring us up to date on efforts to protect albatross from commercial fishing operations. Winner of the internationally-prestigious Pew Fellowship in Marine Conservation, Ben is based in Hobart but works with South American fisheries, attempting to reduce the substantial impact pelagic longline fisheries have on albatross populations.
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 25 - Sunday 26 May 2013
|Destination:||NORTH WEST BAY
|From Coningham Beach to Tinderbox (check Cruising Southern Tasmania for reserves and submarine cables) there are many anchorages in sheltered waters. Shore excursions to Snug, Margate and Dru Point are easy, comfortable walks. The emphasis is to relax, raft up, socialize and try your hand at fishing. Killora Bay opposite on Bruny shore is great in N-NE conditions. Sail in when you can, move out when you want, good for the day, good for overnight.
|Date:||Saturday 8 - Monday 10 June 2013
|Destination:||QUEENS BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY COMBINED CLUBS HUON RIVER CRUISE
|We extend an open invitation to members of all yacht clubs to join this cruise. The Saturday Theme Night at the Kermandie Hotel is a terrific party. For this cruise the theme is "My Favourite Nautical Character" and you can come dressed simply or by full dress-up. There will be competitions on Saturday night's dinner and prizes awarded. On Saturday most boats will make their way to Kermandie and overnight at the marina. Contact the Marina Manager Rob Jeffery on 0409 499 545 to arrange for berthing. Boats arriving later in the day might need to anchor off the marina or use the public wharf. The Saturday night buffet dinner will start at 6pm at the Kermandie Hotel. The cost is $38pp payable on the day. After we overnight in the Kermandie Marina we proceed up the Huon River on Sunday, to Franklin and possibly to Huonville. There is much to do at Franklin - art and crafts, maritime museums, restaurants, chandlery, wonderful Federation buildings, vineyards, lots of laughs with lots of crews. Limited berthing will be available at the Franklin Marina but some anchoring might be necessary. A guided tour of Franklin will be available. A wine tasting hosted by the Franklin Marine Chandlery will conclude the afternoon's programmme. Dinner at the Living Boat Trust is a terrific affair and musicians with a nautical flavour will entertain us. Monday 10th is time for the sail home. An ideal cruise for lots of friends. Lew Garnham 0417 589 008 or at firstname.lastname@example.org will help with enquiries and organisation. This will be a beauty. Minerva (Lew and Liz Garnham) will maintain a listening watch on VHF 16 and 77. See Cruising Southern Tasmania p. 69-71 or see Google Earth instructions. As we will travel together navigation in the Huon R will be straight forward. Please book early with Lew and let him know of your intention to join.
Donald Sutherland Navigation Cruise:
This event, which is a friendly competition based on navigational skills
and knowledge is held annually.
A full calendar of Club events is
The Member's Albatross Quiz is
available here as an RTF file.
The new cruising guide Cruising Southern Tasmania has been
published. It is available from Service Tasmania in Hobart, or ask
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