CYC News

2020 - 2021 Summer Racing Dates available
Planning your summer racing? You can download the CYC's Racing Calendar here. Other documents such as the 2020 - 2021 NOR's will be are available from the racing and special regatta information pages as they are released.

CYC Operations Situation 

We are excited to confirm that with the relaxation of ACT Sport & Recreation guidelines, we are able to return to racing, all be it under some strict conditions. Barring any reintroduction of restrictions, the remaining races in the 2020 CYC Winter Series will be conducted.

The exemptions that have been put in place to allow us to proceed are the result of some excellent communication between Australian Sailing and ACT Sport & Recreation. The CYC has developed a COVID Safe Return to Sailing Plan, and it is vital that all competitors familiarise themselves with this one-page document. Please go to the CYC Racing Information Page to access Winter Series Online Entry, the CYC COVID Safe Plan, NOR, Amendments & Sailing Instructions.

We would like to thank all members for their patience during this time of change, and look forward to seeing the cold weather sailors on the lake. Please carefully consider the cold-water conditions alongside the COVID Safe plan before making your decision to race.

CYC Sailing School

All further scheduled operations of the Sailing School have been cancelled, and refunds for partially completed or future programs will be given. Unfortunately Sailing School boats will not be available for use until further notice. The annual powerboat course usually scheduled for Autumn/Early winter will be postponed, but if you would like to be notified of future dates please contact the office. If you, or a member of your family are currently enrolled in a program and have not heard from the Sailing School staff then please contact us at

BOAT HIRE - Closed


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The Canberra Yacht Club 2020 Brochure
The CYC enjoys a spectacular location on the waterfront at Lotus Bay on Lake Burley Griffin, and caters for a thriving membership with a diverse range of boating interests. Learn more about the club in the Official Club Brochure - Read it Here.
CYC Boat Shop
The CYC Boat Shop has a comprehensive range for all your sailing requirements. We stock boat fittings, wire, clothing, fiberglass repair kits, nuts & bolts, rope, paint, bags, and much more. We are located in the Sailors Cabin downstairs on the Lake side of the CYC. Monday to Friday 9.30 am to 4.00pm - Saturday 9.30am to 12.00 noon. Phone 6273 4777  or Contact Us

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World Sailing News

SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week 2020 cancelled
5 Aug 2020, 1:27 am  The SeaLink Magnetic Island Race Week (SMIRW) 2020 committee has made the difficult decision to cancel this year's regatta, which was to be held from 27 August to 2 September.
Turning plstic bottle caps into crab pot floats
4 Aug 2020, 6:55 pm  Australia's Waterway Cleaning charity are at it again. We never seem to stand still. Having gone through the 100 tonne barrier of marine debris removed from Australian waterways already in 2020, we have now launched our Crab Pot Float Fundraiser.
Dragonfly & ICY in the groove for Race the Wight
4 Aug 2020, 3:26 pm  Saturday 1st August 2020 saw one of the biggest races of the year in the UK, probably globally, with 133 boats competing in the Royal Ocean Racing Club's 'Race the Wight' in the most perfect conditions possible.
Denmark SailGP Team: Episode 2
4 Aug 2020, 1:37 pm  The second episode of 'Inside the Denmark SailGP Team' focuses on resilience, and no one embodies this quality more than grinder Martin Kirketerp.
Formula Kite World Championships cancelled
4 Aug 2020, 10:56 am  IKA regrets to confirm the cancellation of the 2020 Formula Kite World Championships. Both events were planned to be held back to back on the Italian resort island of Sardinia.
America's Cup: NZL60 now on permanent display
4 Aug 2020, 9:41 am  NZL-60, the winner of the 2000 America's Cup has gone on display outside the Emirates Team NZ base in the Viaduct Harbour, Auckland. In the 30th Match for the America's Cup, RNZYS became the first club outside USA to successfully defend the America's Cup.