Lauderdale Yacht Club Inc.



Lauderdale Yacht Club is located on beautiful Frederick Henry Bay, 20 minutes south east of Hobart.

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Lauderdale Yacht club (LYC) was originally founded by a keen group of amateur sailors, regularly sailing out of Frederick Henry Bay. 

With no clubhouse or facilities to speak of at the time, the first races eagerly commenced in the summer of 1974-75.

After a lot of negotiation with the Clarence City Council (who have been strong supporters the club to this day), it was agreed the site of Roches Beach would be utilised as a suitable location to sail from.  

The Club held it's first major regatta in 1981, the Cobra Cataramarn National Titles. With no physical structures to speak of on site at the time, & over 60 competitors having travelled from around Australia, it was decided shortly after the event that a clubhouse was to be constructed (and yes it still stands today!). 

Construction of the bespoke facilties commenced in 1981, with the clubhouse itself completed in 1983.
Alan Gardner, a founding member of the club, was the Commodore at the time and did much of the engineering and organisation himself. His work has definately stood the test of time!

Since 1981 LYC has played host to many National and State Title events, including Cobra, Moth, Nacra, Paper Tiger, & Formula 18 (F18) National Championships.


The club provides sailing training to youth and adults. For those more experienced sailors keen to test their skills and sailcraft, races are held most Sunday afternoon's in the warmer months. 

We have a fleet of Bic O'pen Skiffs, Sabots, Puffin Pacers and Lasers that are sailed on Sunday mornings from late September every year-to-April. More advanced juniors are welcome to participate in advanced training and racing in the afternoons.

The LYC organises racing for 29ers, catamarans, windsurfers, and any off the beach class, that wish to sail with the club.

In the past we have enjoyed sailing with the B14 skiffs, Moths, Sharpies, and a host of other wonderfull machines.

Recently both the Australian Paper Tiger Nationals and the Australian Formula 18 Naitonals were held at the LYC. Both events were a very well-polished and attracted a lot of attention from many local and national sailors.

Aiming to be a friendly and community orientated, the atmosphere is warm and welcoming.

We are a non-for-profit organisation that rely on hard working volunteers (yes - we are always looking for these), our wonderful members, and support from several fantastic local businesses (refer to Club Sponsors of which we are truely greatful for) to get by. 

Lauderdale Yacht Club (LYC) is affiliated with Australian Sailing which allows our members to compete at all levels of the sport.


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