Cruising Division



Revelling in one of the nation’s most colourful, non-commercial shipping waterways, Lake Macquarie Yacht Club offers a very active cruising division for all types of vessels with a program of cruising and social events conducted throughout the year.
Cruising Events range from lake cruising, coastal cruising, social outings and skills days.

About the Cruising Division

LMYC Cruising Division is a formally organised group with regular meetings and events.

Our aim is to;
                  ♦ Promote cruising activities within LMYC
                  ♦ Promote the skills necessary for coastal and offshore cruising
                  ♦ Arrange cruising activities and events
                  ♦ Promote the principles of good seamanship and safety
Meetings are held on the second Monday of each month in the Marquee  function room at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club at 7pm.
A guest speaker is often in attendance with many diverse and interesting topics being discussed. Whilst members of this division must be a boat owner and current financial member of Lake Macquarie Yacht Club, visitors are always welcome to attend our meetings and outings.


Cruising Division Committee

Skipper: Tony Austin

Secretary: Trudi Butler

Treasurer: Ross Shirtley

Committee: Ken Archer, Cath Austin, Robert Black, Karen Black, Greg Barnicoat, Gordon Butler, Geoff Edman (LMYC Commodore), Richard Masson, Maureen Seysener


Interested in becoming a CD member?

Download your membership application today!

New members are always welcomed.

Please note that new membership is only open to financial sailing members of LMYC.

Please enclose fees with the application form.


For information on Cruising please contact

Skipper – Tony Austin – PH: 0416 266 947

Treasurer – Ross Shirtley – PH: 4945 0641


The Cruising Division calendar comprises lake cruising, coastal cruising, social outings and skills days (including safety, navigation and VHF radio).
The experienced offshore sailors of the Cruising Division are always happy to assist first timers and are keen to help, and share their passion for sailing.

Upcoming Events 2020

16-24 October  Circumnavigate the Lake

13-15 November Cruise to Port Stephens

14 December Christmas Party

31 December New Years Eve Cruise.


The Cruising Division General Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month. The meeting commences from 7pm in the Marquee at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club.


9th November