Cleveland Yacht Club

Arrival Instructions

Attention all competitors.

No vehicles are allowed to enter the yard on the day of the race for safety and operational reasons.

All boats must have a dolly or beach wheels to enter the yard. If unavailable, then please launch from Raby Bay Boat Ramp on William Street, Cleveland (near Raby Bay VMR).


For people registered and paid early enough to secure a spot in the yard:

When approaching the Cleveland Clubhouse from the south along Shore Street North, do not attempt to turn against traffic and enter the club’s yard.  Instead, continue north and round the point and then approach the club from the club side of the road, and then when adjacent to the large jacaranda tree mount the nature strip and bring your vehicle to a halt (see map showing route below).

Our helpful Yard Marshalls will assist with unhooking your trailer and walk it into the yard. You are then free to remove your vehicle to park in a suitable parking area.  When you return to the clubhouse, we will then assist you to remove the vessel from your trailer and the trailer will be removed from the yard, please remember to remove all sails and hardware you require to rig your vessel.  Trailers must be relocated to the vacant council land adjacent to the clubhouse for operational reasons (see map).

After your trailer has been removed, please proceed directly to Registration to confirm your arrival and sign-on.


When wanting to leave the club, competitors must de-rig including dropping their mast in the yard, then inform the Yard Marshals that you wish to leave.  Competitors then push their boat from club to vacant land via the southern entry gate (see image) and load their boat onto trailers.  Traffic marshalling is provided to make this process efficient and safe.

Trailers with boats loaded are then to be pushed to the northern exit gate.  Competitors can then fetch their car and hook up at northern gate to exit.  Yard Marshals will assist with hook-up to increase efficiency.

Important Notes:

Arrival step 1 is to ensure no boats are to be rigged on the vacant land.  This is due to the risk of electrocution on overhead power lines.  Please note that a chain across the clubhouse entrance way is there to safeguard from accidentally leaving the grounds with your mast up.

There is to be no parking in the Lighthouse Restaurant Carpark (next door to the club) by competitors – spaces fill quickly at the Point, however there are other parking spaces a short walk down the peninsula.

Parking inspectors are common at Cleveland Point.  They are particularly strict in ensuring that no part of your car is parked on any part of a nature strip, nor beside or overlapping a yellow line on roadways as these are ‘No Stopping’ zones.

Please respect our volunteers and trained traffic marshals, who will provide clear direction and stop traffic as required to provide efficient movements on the day.  

See the Registration desk to register if you have not pre-registered online.

Launching from Raby Bay Boat Ramp:

Please go straight to Registration at the club to confirm your arrival and register if you have not pre-registered online. You may also be offered a spot in the yard if early enough and there are any remaining spots.

After registering, we suggest launching from the boat ramp and sailing around before the briefing to avoid the disappointment of missing the start for your Class.  The briefing is scheduled to finish at 10:05 with the first class of off-the-beach divisions starting at 10:40.

The best place to anchor up or leave your boat with a member of the crew is near the beaches on the southern side of the club for a short sail to the start line from there after the briefing.

What to bring?

Please bring your ID, and for the first 40 that have been guaranteed a rigging spot in the yard, your yard allocation number.