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There are approximately 50 yachts listed in the cruising division. Yachts range in size from 24 feet up to about 45 feet. Most are owned and sailed by couples but several are sailed single handed.

The Cruising Division attracts those who enjoy cruising in company with other yachts and members regularly sail in company to Rottnest, Mindarie, Garden Island, Fremantle, Mandurah, Rockingham and Quindalup. On average, about 15 yachts would sail together at any one time. Some members of the Cruising Division are currently circumnavigating Australia and sailing across the Pacific.

The Cruising Division is an extremely sociable, active and colourful bunch and, in addition to sailing together, they hold numerous land based activities such as progressive dinners between their yachts, annual Christmas and New Year's Eve parties and dinghy trips up the Swan River. 

We meet at the Club every second Thursday evening of the month for dinner, a guest speaker and information on upcoming events. If you're considering joining Cruising in Company, you are most welcome to come and say hello at any of our meetings, or just get in touch with Geoff, our Cruising Captain! We hope to welcome you soon!

recent events

Inter Club Cruising Lunch: Sunday 19 August 2018

IMG 3950This years Cruising lunch was hosted by Hillarys Yacht Club, Cruising in Company. We had thirty people attend the lunch with members from Fremantle Yacht Club , Mandurah Yacht club , Cockburn Yacht Club and Royal Sydney Yacht Club. It was a delightful sunny and dry winter's day. We all enjoyed a lovely two course meal in the Reflections Room with a complimentary drink. Well done to the Hillarys Chefs again, a great meal enjoyed by all those present.

Great conversation was had between all those present with differing ideas and cruising destinations being swapped amongst all club members, it was pleasing to observe the camaraderie between the local yacht clubs. To our delight, Alana and I had a lovely conversation with a couple from Cockburn YC that sail the same model of trailerable yacht as we do (Magnum 8.5).

Our Guest Speaker Mr Nigel Ridgeway and his partner gave a wonderful presentation on their cruising life to various destinations around the world, the many different yachts that they have owned over the past years. He included his experiences in the establishment of our own Hillarys CIC of which was fascinating for the newer members of the club . At the conclusion of their presentation many of us felt inspired to venture further afield in our cruising .

Your Cruising in Company Correspondent’s, Alana and Rex Fredericks

upcoming Events

  • Hillarys to Stark Bay & Return Cruise | 22- 24 September
  • 2018/19 Cruiser Cup Race Series | Starts 14 October 2018

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Cruising in Company members are invited to participate in the relaxed HYC Cruiser Cup, a series of 6 races giving CiC members the opportunity to participate in the Keel Division 3 (Jib and Main) racing season.

Race Dates: 14 Oct | 11 Nov | 2 Dec | 24 Feb | 24 Mar | 14 Apr

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Division Contacts

Rear Commodore Sailing: Mark Taylor | Tel: 0409 522 886 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cruising Captain: Rob James | Tel: 0418 925 868 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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