Sailing at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA Inc.

Sailing at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA is conducted every weekend throughout summer, from the season Opening Day (Sunday of the WA Queens Birthday long weekend), through to the last weekend in April.

Saturday mornings are taken up with sail training, while Saturday afternoons combine keel boat and Off The Beach racing.

There are also many special sailing events throughout the year with visiting clubs, the biggest of which is the famous Cockburn Sound Regatta held between Christmas and New Years Eve every year.

All racing is handicapped by performance, so everyone has an equal chance of picking up a win.


Discover Sailing

Discover sailing days are where Juniors (7+) and Adults can have a go at Sailing, under the instruction of qualified instructors.

They are a fantastic way to have a great day out with your partner, friends and family. The Club is looking forward to showing you just how fun, safe, accessible and affordable sailing is.

Discover Sailing Days are free to attend and all boats and safety equipment is provided by the club. All you need to bring is clothes and shoes you don't mind getting wet in, sun screen, and a hat.

Discover Sailing 2024 information


Sail Training

The Cruising Yacht Club is an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre, providing a wide range of sail training from beginner sailing courses to advanced high performance coaching, and powerboat courses such as the Recreational Skippers Ticket.
Find out more about training here.


Off The Beach Racing

Off The Beach boats are generally dinghies and catamarans that are launched and sailed from the beach. Racing is conducted from the Clubhouse lawn on Saturday afternoons within the confines and smooth waters of Mangles Bay. With the world famous 'Fremantle Doctor' and a shared course area, Off The Beach racing at The Cruising Yach Club of WA is guaranteed to excite!

Off The Beach Classes raced are:



Find out more about Off The Beach Racing here.


Club Keel Boat Racing

Keel boats are generally bigger sail boats (6m+) with a ballasted or weighted keel, and tiller steering. Club keel boat racing is conducted within the sheltered wasters of Mangles Bay and Cockburn Sound on Saturday afternoons and some Sundays throughout Summer.

Types of keel boat racing at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA are: 'Triangle-Sausage-Triangle' or 'Around the Buoys', Short course 'Windward-Leewards', Marathons, Handicap Start or 'Pursuit', and Inter-club races to/from Fremantle Sailing Club.

Keel boats races are split into seperate divisions catering for faster Sports Boats, smaller and slower keel boats, and jib and mainsail only.

Keel boats raced at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA include: S80, Runnells 8, Fremantle 8, Spider 28, M27, Ross 780, Young 780, Elliott 7, SpaceSailor 22, and McGregor; The current Keelboats racing at TCYC are listed on the keel boat racing page.

Find out more about keel boat racing here.


Jib and Main Cruising

Jib and Main cruising is scheduled to start at 1730 hours Fridays from December to March. It is open to all cruisers big and small, starting from the jetty (or Rabbit starts by general agreement of the skippers involved). The course is set to bring the boats close into the Rockingham foreshore to provide a spectacle for all observers.

Boats should aim to be off the course before the sun sets. 

Find out more about Jib and Main Cruising here (Coming Soon).


Visiting The Cruising Yacht Club of WA Inc.

Visiting Sailors

Visitors who wish to sail in the magnificent waters of Cockburn Sound please get in touch with reception on 9527 5468, or the Rear Commodore Sail at


Crew Register Here


Visiting Clubs & Associations

If your Club or Association would like to visit or sail at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA, please contact our Rear Commodore Sail at

Visiting Clubs Guide (Coming soon)


Volunteering at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA Inc.

The Cruising Yacht Club of WA is a volunteer based not-for-profit club that exists to service it's members and the Rockingham community. If you would like to know more about volunteering at The Cruising Yacht Club of WA, please contact our Reception at