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NCYC offers an extensive sailing program for keelboats and dinghies all year round.

NCYC’s sailing calendar includes regular Club racing on Wednesday evenings and Sundays, and Laser dinghy racing on Friday evenings.

NCYC conducts a number of Series throughout the sailing year beginning with the Spring Short Ocean Series, followed by the Summer Short Ocean Series and thereafter the NCYC Winter Series.  During these series a longer Ocean Point Score is also run on a number of weekends.

The Club also conducts an overnight offshore series consisting of two races of approximately 100 nautical miles each called the Cross, Lion, Bird & Cabbage Series. These Category 3 races are are sailed up and down the coast from Newcastle as far south as Broken Bay and as far north as Port Stephens.

NCYC also runs the Sydney to Port Stephens Yacht Race in April each year as a short offshore feeder race for the Sail Port Stephens Regatta.  This race generally attracts a large number of entrants from NCYC and a variety of Lake Macquarie and Sydney yacht clubs.

In terms of regatta racing, NCYC conducts annual regattas including The Inner Spring Regatta, Etchells Regattas, The Friendship Cup and the HMRI Cup. NCYC is also very happy to consider hosting class regattas and would love to hear from you if you have such an opportunity available.

Sailing is a great sport which can be played by people of all ages, does not have to cost a lot of money, can be enjoyed competitively or socially and is a great way to meet new people while getting out on the water. It certainly allows you to see Newcastle from a different perspective also!

Racing is conducted in Winter and Summer seasons on the following days:


  • Wednesday Twilight Racing – 5.30 pm
  • Friday Laser Dinghy Racing – 5.30 pm (approx)
  • Normal Sunday Keelboat Racing  – 1.30 pm
  • Ocean Point Score Keelboat Racing – 10.00 am


  • Sunday Winter Series Racing – 10.30am

2016-17 Sailing Calendar

Click here to download the NCYC 2016-17 Sailing Handbook and

Click HERE for the 2016-17 Sailing Calendar

Click HERE to download Change to Sailing Instructions #1 – (14 June 2017)

Hard copies of the handbook are available from the administration office and over the bar at NCYC.