Welcome to the
Townsville Yacht Club Sailing website

The Townsville Cruising Yacht Club (TCYC) was established in approximately 1967. In the early 1980's the Townsville Cruising Yacht Club started operating from the Townsville Motor Boat Club (TMBC). In 1999 the TCYC was incorporated into the TMBC and collectively we are known as the Townsville Yacht Club (TYC). This website is dedicated to the on water Sailing aspect of the TYC. The goal and purpose of the club is to promote and encourage yachting on a competitive and social basis.

Our signature event is the Bluewater Classic Regatta held over the Easter long weekend. This race occurs offshore in the waters and islands around Magnetic Island and Townsville.

The TYC also hosts a regular racing calendar for yachts each year. Competition for the Commodore's Cup takes place between late February and late October and consists of a combination of offshore and inshore racing. Pictured above is "Chameleon", winner of the Commodore's Cup for 2016.

A regular social Twilight Sail is conducted each Wednesday evening. A short pursuit style sail on the waters of Cleveland Bay is followed by prize giving, socialising, and raffles at the TYC.

Find us on our active TYC Sailing Facebook page.

Townsville Yacht Club Sailing thanks the following sponsors:

  • Grand Mercure Apartments - Magnetic Island
  • Hot Ideas - Castletown
  • Magnetic Island Marina
  • Mickey Ink
  • Road Tech Marine
  • Rosshaven Marine
  • Stubbycooler.com
  • Townsville Yacht Club and Waterside Restaurant

(Chameleon photo courtesy of G Donnell)

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2017 Bluewater Classic

Notice of Race, Nomination Form, and Social Invitation for the 2017 Bluewater Classic, Townsville to Orpheus Island event are now available. See the Event Calendar section of this website for details and documents

Racing Update

The next race in the Tropical Series is the Minor Offshore race on 01 April 2017 starting at 1000 hours. Check the TYC notice board on race day for course information.

2017 Sailing Instructions

The Sailing Instructions and Race Registration Form for the 2017 race season are available to download from the Townsville Yacht Club website.
And the Racing Information page of this website.


Refer to the Event Calendar section of this website for upcoming training seminars and courses.

Last Tuesday Workshop, 28 March, has been CANCELLED due to Cyclone Debbie.

Start Sailing 1 and 2, 08 & 09 April