2023 Australian Maxi Championship

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia is pleased to announce that Raymarine will be the naming sponsor of the upcoming 2023 Australian Maxi Championship in December. This exciting partnership will bring the prestige and excellence of Raymarine together with the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia’s long-standing commitment to sailing.

The Australian Maxi Championship is a highly anticipated event in the Australian sailing calendar, showcasing some of the most impressive and technologically advanced maxi yachts in the country and abroad.

Raymarine is a leading global brand known for its innovative marine electronics and navigation solutions. Their commitment to advancing the field of marine technology makes them an ideal partner for an event that celebrates excellence and innovation in the world of sailing.

“We are proud to be the naming rights sponsor of the 2023 Raymarine Australian Maxi Championship, held at the renowned Cruising Yacht Club of Australia.” says Damien Weber, General Manager for the Raymarine brand at FLIR Maritime Asia Pty Ltd.

“This event embodies the values of innovation, excellence, and teamwork that are at the core of Raymarine’s philosophy. We look forward to an incredible Championship and to witnessing some of the most thrilling sailing action Australia has to offer.”

Commodore Arthur Lane was delighted to welcome Raymarine as the Club’s newest partner. “We look forward to working with the team at Raymarine who share our passion for racing and excellence across all facets of sailing. The Championship is an extraordinary display of the finest 60 – 100 foot boats racing over Summer and is a spectacle for sailors and public alike”.

The 2023 Raymarine Australian Maxi Championship takes place from Friday 1 December and will be conducted over four races culminating in the renowned SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Tuesday 5December.

The event will be available to view on live stream on CYCATV (YouTube) and CYCA Facebook

The event is endorsed by the International Maxi Association.

All images by Andrea Francolini

About Raymarine

Raymarine makes high-performance marine electronics for the recreational boating and light commercial marine markets. With a legacy of marine navigation technology spanning over 80 years, Raymarine products are renowned today for their ease-of-use, rugged design, and reliability.


We are continually innovating to deliver best-in-class sensors and intelligent navigation systems – making boaters’ time on the water safer and more fun. Our range of marine electronics is available through a global network of dealers and distributors. For more information, visit www.raymarine.com

About the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) is Australia’s premier yacht club and home to what is considered yachting’s ‘Everest’ – the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race.

Members and visitors to CYCA enjoy being part of an active Club in a superb location with state-of-the-art facilities & an international reputation that attracts yachts and crews from all over the world.

Nestled along the beautiful Rushcutters Bay foreshore, the Club enjoys stunning harbour views and world-class facilities, offering its 3,500+ Members and many visitors plenty of excuses to visit regularly. cyca.com.au

About the Australian Maxi Championship

Now in its third year, the Australian Maxi Championship is a multi-day regatta conducted over four races – incorporating a longer passage race (the Audi Centre Sydney Blue Water Pointscore Cabbage Tree Island Race), windward/leeward races off Sydney Heads and culminates with the prestigious SOLAS Big Boat Challenge on Sydney Harbour. It is open to eligible race boats of either 60-79 feet (Mini Maxis) or 80-100 feet (Maxis). This Championship is the penultimate event before the Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race and is a showcase and final competition for the larger boats in its fleet.

Entries are now open. 2023 Notice of Race

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