2024 Winter Series
Get the beanies and gloves out. Winter is upon us. Click for more information and entries.
Winter Series
2023 Cup Regatta...
Click through to see the report of the 17th annual CYAA Cup Regatta on Southern Woodenboat Sailing.
Nose to Tail Sailing
Marie Louise III leads out
Showing her power and comfort in a blow, the Eight Metre cruiser racer, Marie Louise III leads out from Tumlarens Ettrick (321), Zephyr (318) and Avian (96)
Sirocco, the 44ft sloop built in Tasmania in 1939 from a Sparkman and Stephens design, streaks across Sandy Bay.
Skipjack the 1947 Tumlaren, meticulously restored, leads a gaggle of Tum's after rounding "A Mark". Introduced to Port Phillip in 1937, the Tumlaren was the predominant one-design class on "the Bay"
Mercedes IV
Its all hands to the hoist on Mercedes IV. Mercedes IV built to contest the 1975 Admiral's Cup is today a regular competitor on the waters of Port Phillip.
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Sayonara Summer Series...

Victorian Challenger Sayonara leads NSW defender Bona out through Sydney Heads to compete in Heat one of the Interstate Yacht Challenge Series on 3rd January 1904. Sayonara won the Series and her owner, Albert Gollin, proposed future challenges be named the Sayonara Cup.

Sayonara Summer Series links...

Race documents and links on the RMYS Classics – Documents, Results and Start Sheets page.

2023/24 Sayonara Summer Series Entries and Results (or click QR Code)

2023/24 Sayonara Summer Series Boat racing and PoB Sign on (or click QR code)

CYAA establishing a General Maintenance Fund…

Yvonne, competing in the 2022 CYAA Cup Regatta.

CYAA has set up a General Maintenance Fund to encourage restoration and sailing of Classic yachts. The first beneficiary will be the Tumlare YVONNE. 

Boats in our fleet are invited to contribute to the fund to keep Yvonne on the water.

Click through to read more about the CYAA General Maintenance Fund and see the Tumlare Yvonne Sponsors Board. And, read more about Yvonne and her restoration in Yvonne, by Charlie Salter.

From the Locker...

1967 Admiral’s Cup, from CYCATV. 

Notices and links...


The Tradition Lives On...

Coffee Table Book: “The Tradition Lives On – a register of the historic Couta Boats”. From the Couta Boat Association.

Doug Jenkin, CYAA member since 1998

The Doug Jenkin Library

Australian Sailing magazines from CYAA member, Doug Jenkin’s library.

Alwyn - Still "Sailing On"

Hobart 1923 A classer ALWYN, turned 100 on 1 February 2023. Her first 100 years story.

cover of magazine

42 Australian Wooden Sailing Boats

Mark Chew's COVID 19 project - a personal list of 42 boats that are important to Australias sailing History.


1934 Centenary Regatta

2020 CYAA Cup Regatta entrants, Acrospire III and Acrospire IV, competed in this 1934 regatta - click through to see the program.