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: Gordon Butler

Secretary: Trudi Butler

Treasurer: Ralph Asquith

Committee: Greg Barnicoat, Geoff Edman (LMYC Commodore), Richard Masson, Marion Cotterill, Nikki Cahill & Chris Cahill


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 – Gordon Butler – 0409 509 578

Treasurer – Ralph Asquith – 0409 318 230



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.

See the latest Cruising Newsletter for details on upcoming events.


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.