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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 Pointscore, followed by the Summer Short Ocean Pointscore and thereafter the Winter Short Ocean Pointscore.  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 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 NSW Country Yachting Championships (formerly Inner Spring Regatta), Super 12 Regatta, Farr 40 Newcastle One Design Trophy, The Friendship Cup and TP52 Regatta. NCYC is always keen to expand the regattas on offer to members and visitors and encourages all classes and associations to make an enquiry.

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 Spring, Summer and Winter seasons on the following days:


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


  • Sunday Winter Series Racing – 11.30am

2017-18 Sailing Calendar

Click HERE to download the 2017-18 Sailing Handbook

Click HERE to download the 2017-18 Sailing Calendar

Calendar Amendments – Sailing Calendar Amendments January 2018

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