Port Cygnet Sailing Club

Tasmania


“On the right tack”

 

Formed in May 1863 on the shores at Robley’s Point, the first functions of the Port Cygnet Sailing Club were held in a tent with the first racing being in dinghies. The area around the foreshore at that time was overgrown with blackberries, gorse etc and had a rocky foreshore. Over the years many truck loads of sand have been dumped and spread along what is now a beach.


In the 1980s there was only a handful of boats anchored in the bay, now there are well over 100 registered moorings.


We have a fantastic purpose built clubhouse with unsurpassed views over the bay with cooking and bar facilities. These are availalble for hire for functions, etc. In addition there is a 2 bay slipway for hire with reduced rates for club members. This slip is undergoing modifications to make it a non polluitng facility, as we are committed to keeping our splendid waterways as pristine as possible.


The club conducts races on most Sundays from early October until the end of April each year. Twilight racing commences on the first Tuesday in January and runs for 8 weeks with a very popular barbecue meal to follow. A Winter Race series is conducted fortnightly for 6 races from the end of May for the hardy.


A junior sail training program has been running for some years and has been accredited with Australian Sailing. This means tht all instructors are qualified, have current first aid certificates and working with vulnerable people certification. We are now planning courses for Spring and Summer 2017, commencing Saturday 21 October. These courses are the Discover Sailing 1 & 2 basic sailing courses, as well as Green Fleet adventures and are open for all junior sailors. We are also planning regular dinghy races in our fleet of pacers (available for hire @ $10, and open to other dinghies as well).


If there is sufficient interest we are keen to run adult sail training courses as well. Click here for further details.


On the long weekend in March the club conducts the Cygnet Regatta with in excess of 50 boats competing and many more visiting boats enjoying the hospitality that the club provides. This Regatta is the biggest keel boat regatta in Tasmania.  In 2014 we celebrated the  150th Anniversary of Regattas in Cygnet with a major week long series of events and it was one of the biggest regattas in southern Tasmania with lots of tall ships accompanying the fleet down from Hobart and Kettering.  Visit our Regatta page for further information. Visitors are always welcome.


Cygnet Sailing Club has an active St. Ayles skiff rowing (and sailing) program. Now  a very busy community activity and fitness program with 2 skiffs. See the St. Ayles Skiff page for more details.


There is also a very active radio controlled sailing boat group affiliated with the sailing club.


 
Junior Sail training starts Saturday October 21, with weekly racing in our Pacers as well, See here for further detailsSail_Training_Program.htmlhttp://livepage.apple.com/shapeimage_2_link_0

Membership fees are now due!

Membership expires Oct 1.

See here for details or download a membership form here.

Slipway spaces available now. Beat the rush for Spring and the warmer weather. Contact Bruce to book your boat.

The Port Cygnet Sailing Club Racing Calendar for 2017 - 2018

is now available

here