The Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) is located at Wickham in the all-weather, deep water working port of Newcastle. NCYC’s precinct includes a marina, shipyard and maintenance facilities, commercial centre and licensed yacht club.
NCYC’s floating marina comprises 180 marina berths of varying sizes all with power and water as well as a fuel wharf dispensing diesel and unleaded petrol. It also has an effluent pump out facility. The privately operated shipyard on NCYC’s site is equipped with a 40 tonne travel lift, a concrete hard-stand area and an indoor maintenance area and paint shop. Onsite marine engineering, electrical and marine detailing services are available through a number of contractors who regularly work on the precinct.
NCYC’s administration office is located on the first floor of the NCYC Commercial Centre which also houses NCYC’s Sailing Office, visitor bathrooms and laundrette. Also located in the Commercial Centre is a privately run restaurant, sail maker & chandlery, yacht brokerage, real estate agent and a number of other professional office suites.
NCYC’s licensed club with its spacious courtyard and large retracting windows which bring the harbour atmosphere inside is open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner and breakfast is served from 8am on Sundays. NCYC also boasts a modern all-weather waterfront marquee which is available for functions and conferences year round. The first floor of NCYC’s licenced club building is currently occupied by Newcastle’s local water authority Hunter Water Corporation.
NCYC’s facilities have expanded rapidly since operations began in December 2001. Strong associations have been established with other east coast Yacht and Game Fishing Clubs and NCYC is a member of Yachting Australia and Yachting NSW, the national and state governing bodies of the sport of sailing.
With Honeysuckle harbour foreshore to the north of NCYC’s precinct and Hannell Street, Wickham to the south access to NCYC is relatively easy. Hannell Street links up with the Freeway to Sydney, Pacific Highway north towards Brisbane and main arterial route to Port Stephens. Wickham Railway Station is only a short walk from the Club (10 min), Newcastle Airport is 15 minutes’ drive towards Port Stephens and a commercial helicopter pad is located a mere 200m from the Club.
The city of Newcastle commonly referred to by locals as ‘god’s country’ has a variety of great beach, art galleries and museums, excellent restaurants and cafes and shopping centres all within 2 km of the NCYC’s marina precinct. Less than an hour in the car will also have you in the famous Hunter Valley Wine Country.
NCYC welcomes members, guests and sailors from all over the world to come and enjoy its Licenced Club, great marina facilities and fantastic sailing.