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 Bridgedeck function room at Lake Macquarie Yacht Club at 7:30pm.
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.


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 2019

26th January Australia Day Outing

15th – 17th February Lake Outing

9th – 23rd March Pittwater Cruise

12th – 14th April Lake Outing

17th – 19th May Lake Outing

14th – 16th June Lake Outing

12th – 14th July Lake Outing or Shore Activity

16th – 18th August Lake Outing or Shore Activity

13th – 15th September Lake Outing

19th – 26th October Ivan Irwin Cruise

15th – 17th November Lake Outing

31st December New Years Eve Outing


The Cruising Division General Meetings are held on the second Monday of the month. The meeting commences from 7:30pm


11th February

8th April

13th May

10th June

8th July

12th August

9th September

14th October

11th November

9th December Christmas Party