CYC News

Weather Station Replaced
The CYC Lake Burley Griffin Weather Station has been replaced having been in service on top of the race control tower for over 15 years. It was damaged during the significant hail storm late January. A popular CYC service for not just our sailing community but many lake users such as boarders, kayakers, fishing folk, dragon boats and picnics . Check it out here!

CYC Operations Situation 

Due to COVID 19 concerns, we have postponed planned activities and operations until such time as they can be safely enjoyed once more. Please see a list of club operations and activities and their status below.

In this time of great change and uncertainty, the communities we are part of become all the more important. We encourage you all to stay in contact with your fellow members and sailors during this time, to consider who the vulnerable members of our community may be, and to reach out for support if you need it.

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 in the next few days then please contact Fergus at

BOAT HIRE - Closed


Open Monday to Friday 9.30 - 4.00pm, Saturday 9.30 - Midday.

The Canberra Yacht Club 2019 2020 Presentation Night

The presentation evening was scheduled for Sunday May 3rd, and clearly cannot proceed in its usual format, with venues closed. We still intend to celebrate the successes and contributions of this season, so look out for further updates on this via email, and the CYC Facebook and Web pages.

Capital Brewing Winter Series

The scheduled start of the winter series was to begin on May 3, but at this stage the intention is postpone race by race, as required by the then-current health advise. The CYC & Sailing committees will discuss regularly to re-assess all scheduled racing. The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions can be found here.

POSTPONED - The Matthew Owen Regatta - In support of Rare Cancers Australia
This annual charitable series will be postponed. At this stage we intend to still run the series at a suitable time, possibly in a different format. All entry proceeds are donated directly to Rare Cancers Australia. If you would like to donate directly - please click here. 

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World Sailing News

America's Cup: Kiwi PM pours cold water on Cup
3 Jun 2020, 9:16 pm  Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern made it very clear that under current criteria, America's Cup teams would not get a carte blanche to enter New Zealand.
Gregory's Ghost
3 Jun 2020, 12:00 pm  Hailing from the early 1960's, the Ghost was a stretched out development of designer Greg Gregory's race winning Cherubs that carried more than a touch of the southern hemisphere in the rig.
Cleaner marina focus at CYCA
3 Jun 2020, 9:07 am  The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia has installed six marine-cleaning SeaBin devices around the Club premises in Rushcutters Bay, reaffirming the Club's commitment to the environment.
Airlie Beach Race Week 2020: Full steam ahead
3 Jun 2020, 6:06 am  As Coronavirus restrictions continue to ease around Australia, Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) is pleased to announce it is full steam ahead for Airlie Beach Race Week, the Whitsundays Festival of Sailing.
America's Cup: Youth foiling monohull sea trials
3 Jun 2020, 4:57 am  The foiling monohull, the AC9F has undergone sea trials and foiling tests in Auckland, now that the Alert levels have dropped in New Zealand and life has almost returned to normal.
Timing of The Ocean Race start under review
2 Jun 2020, 10:58 pm  Co-owner of The Ocean Race, Johan SalĂ©n talks about the impact of the Covid 19 crisis on the 2021-2022 edition of the crewed round-the-world race and the advantages of ocean racing.