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The Cruising Yacht Club of Tasmania (CYCT) aims to:

  • promote and encourage cruising in company generally in Tasmania

  • encourage sailing and boat building by amateur boat builders

  • organise cruising of boats and disseminate knowledge relating thereto.


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Enjoy Cruising in Company?
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Joining the CYCT is straightforward, but does involve some formalities. If you know someone in the Club, they can introduce you. Otherwise the simplest way to start is to attend one of the Club meetings and make yourself known to one of the Committee members. You may also want to join one of the regular Club cruises.

For further information use this 
Joining Information  link.

Click the "Join Now" blue bar button below, or if you prefer the traditional method, a
Membership Application 2021-2022 is available hereJoin Now for you to open and download for printing.


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May Meeting Presentation
History of the "Iron Pot"

More recent Iron Pot repainted.

First lit on 12 November 1832, the Iron Pot was originally powered by sperm whale oil. The derivation of the name is unclear although it seems likely that it is linked to the cast-iron blubber try pots that were ubiquitous when the major industry of the colony was whaling. Although officially renamed Derwent Lighthouse in 1884 the name Iron Pot has remained in use including on official documents. A child was born on the island to the Roberts family, and the light was manned until 1920. In 1996 the light was converted to solar power, the first in Australia.
Standing as it does at the entrance to the Derwent the Iron Pot is a final farewell to the serene city of Hobart for departing mariners and a welcome way point to the weary yachtsmen of the famous Sydney-Hobart blue water yacht race. It was first used as a marker for a sailing race in 1843. There was even a race of a different kind- a gold rush, although no gold was won on the rocky islet.

The photos below show the different stages of infrastructure developed on the island. The first stone structure built in 1830 can be seen in photo to the left which was upgraded to the 2 storey structure in the 1850's


Electronic Visual Distress Signals (EVDS)

It is now an option to replace the 4 x handheld flares (2 x Red & 2 x Orange) required in sheltered and offshore Tasmanian waters.
If boat owners elect to carry these devices, they must also have a GPS-enabled EPIRB registered with AMSA and a VHF radio.


Sullivans Cove
Marina Use

Note the maximum berthing period is five hours per stay. In certain circumstances, this time limit may be extended with prior approval from MAST. Vessels requiring berthing exceeding five hours will need to scan the QR code located on the marina piles. This will prompt you to provide vessel and contact details and a maximum stay time will be issued.

Posted 10th April 2024.

TMR logo
AED’s on boats 
(Automated External Defibrillator) 

When a person suffers a cardiac arrest an AED can save a life so the  availability of AED's and knowing their location is critical. A land-based register can be found online at the Tasmanian ListMap. On the water TMR (Tas Maritime Radio) have enabled boats to register AED’s onboard.

So if you have an AED onboard, add it to your TMR registration details and in an emergency, contact TMR who can assist identifying the nearest AED located on the water.

For club cruises if you are the Cruise Coordinator carrying the club’s AED, go online to your vessel’s TMR registration and record AED details with your vessel. After the cruise, remove the details.

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