Who are we?

127The Coastal Cruising Club of Australia Inc (or Triple C), was founded in 1969 and is one of Australia’s largest and oldest organisations devoted solely to cruising in yachts. 

We are not the “cruising division” of a racing club but a dedicated cruising club. All our efforts are centred around cruising; encouraging, training and helping our members go cruising. We cruise from Sydney; to Pittwater, to Port Stephens, to Grafton, to the Whitsundays, and beyond and south to Tasmania... 

Our members regularly cruise both in Australian waters and overseas, and range from those new to sailing through to blue water sailors. 

The Triple C originated in Sydney and boasts well over 300 members and close to 170 yachts of all shapes and sizes from 20 footers to vessels of over 50 feet. We have both monohulls and multihulls in the fleet. 

Some popular boat brands owned by members of the club are Adams, Bavaria, Beneteau, Hanse, Jarkan, Lightwave, Petersen, Roberts, Seawind, and many others. 

Why would you want to join such a group?Aeolus

Tired of racing? Round the cans and back to the mooring? You know there has to be more to sailing than this. So does your partner! The Triple C is the place for both of you. 

If you own a yacht and cruise, or are thinking about going cruising, there is no better place to mix with like-minded people, to swap stories and ideas, to learn and contribute. 

Each month we hold a Sailaway gathering, one in Port Jackson and one in Broken Bay. It is not unusual to have 10 to 15 boats at each of these weekend events. 

Many of our members had never cruised out of Sydney Harbour or out of Pittwater before joining the Triple C – some of these people have now cruised up and down the east coast! 

For many of our members a cruise from Sydney to Pittwater or Lake Macquarie is enough. We value these cruisers equally. 

Our members have over 150 trips to the Whitsundays and back between them. That is a heap of expertise and experience, all of which is available to you as a member of the Triple C. 

Each month we print and circulate a members' magazine called “The Mainsheet’ which contains information, news, details of upcoming events, and reference material. You can download an example Mainsheet here.

The CCC Mainsheet 500th edition was recently produced. In addition we produce a valuable guide of marine related service providers with input from our members. 

How do you join and what does it cost?

flag160Look out for our yellow burgee showing a black sailing vessel, and chat to a member, or come along to a Sailaway – meet the people and/or come as a guest at our meeting. 

The meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month at Sydney Amateur Sailing Club, Green Street Cremorne at 7.30pm. We would love to see you there. 

We do not own premises – we are yachties, not landlords, ALL our effort goes into cruising. As such our rates are very low. Many CCC members are also members of other clubs, so you don’t have to give up your current club, think of Triple C as your adjunct club. At about $150 per year for you and a partner it’s the best deal in Sydney. 

Select Contact Us above for contact details.

Our watchwords are: camaraderie, equality and cruising, cruising, cruising



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