Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

Sailing Club

Founded

1944

Commodore

Paul Billingham

Location

Sydney, NSW

Club History

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia was formed in 1944 and, despite its name, quickly became the leading exponent of ocean racing in Australia, at that time a little-known sport both here and elsewhere.

In 1945 a planned cruise to Hobart quickly turned into a race and the famous Sydney Hobart Yacht Race was born.

The race captured the imagination of the Australian public and it soon developed into an international yachting classic, attracting competitors from around the world.

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