Club Overview

Club Overview

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.

In the 1980s there were only a handful of boats anchored in the bay, now there are well over one hundred registered moorings and our Club now has almost five hundred members.

Our Clubhouse has unsurpassed views over the bay and a 2 bay, environmentally compliant slipway is available for Club members, one of a handful of such slipways in Tasmania.

The waterways of Port Cygnet Harbour, the Huon River and the D’entrecasteaux Channel provide an exceptional arena for a vast array of water-based activities and our Club is fortunate to be able to take advantage of Sailing training, racing and rowing in these environs.

For those “less competitive” our members also comprise an active Cruising Group, as well as a fleet of Model Boat enthusiasts. The Club is also an active social hub for our members, guests visitors, and is regularly hired by local community groups as a venue and is registered as a bushfire and emergency community refuge site.

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

 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. It also includes an afternoon race from Hobart to Kettering as one of the feeder races for the main race from Kettering to Cygnet. 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.

Friday afternoons also has a popular social time from 5pm, where club members mingle and enjoy the views and company, visitors welcome.

Be sure to look at our "Programs" to find out more about our Junior Sailing program and other on-water activities in the Club.

In recognising our Heritage, PCSC support the aspirations and activities of Reconciliation Australia and would like to affirm that the Club acknowledges and pays respect to the Melukerdee People (or Huon River People), traditional owners of the land on which we gather and pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and future. We extend that respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and support the continuation of their cultural, spiritual and educational practices. See our Reconciliation page HERE.

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