Come along and be a part of the hottest new sailing event in the Hunter! Starting at the Boat Ramp in Carrington, bring the kids in their wet gear to try sailing for FREE with our qualified instructors. Walk along the foreshore and check out the Race Yachts tied up in the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club marina. From Honeysuckle Hotel, you can watch olympic sailing yachts competing for the Honeysuckle Hotel Laser Challenge right off the balcony! As you progress out toward Queens Wharf (or perhaps catch the ferry to Stockton) you will see the Queens Wharf Brewery Challenge being contested as they race around a rounding mark set right in front of Queens Wharf. Continue to the beaches and you will have panoramic views of Newcastle and our offshore racetrack with the premier event the City of Newcastle TP52 Gold Cup in contention which can be seen from Nobbys Beach, Newcastle Beach and even Merewether! Climb the hill to the ANZAC Memorial Walk and you will have be met with the best view in town – showcasing SailFest and the City of Newcastle for you and the kids!
Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
The Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club is located at Wickham in the all-weather, deep water, working port of Newcastle. The Club’s precinct includes a marina, shipyard & maintenance facilities, commercial center & licensed club.
Our floating marina comprises 180 marina berths of varying sizes, all with power and water, as well as a 24hr self-service fuel wharf dispensing diesel and unleaded petrol and an effluent pump-out facility.
The Club conducts keelboat racing on Sundays as well as twilight racing and Laser dinghy sailing on Wednesday and Friday afternoons during the warmer months. We also host a number of offshore distance races as part of our Blue Water PointScore as well as the pre-season NSW Country Yachting Championships.
We welcome newcomers to our growing Sailing Academy. We provide a pathway from 6yrs to 60+yrs with entry to Learn to Sail available for all ages! We are also proud to deliver the Youth Development Program which targets young sailors looking to work closely with a team under the guidance of one of our coaches to represent our club at events near and far.
With an ongoing objective of developing and promoting the sport of sailing in Newcastle, the club is focused on maintaining its welcoming approach and hospitable charm to both “old salts” and those new to sailing. Please feel free to browse the website, peruse our journal (32’55) and to drop in and check out what the club has to offer.