Bring your team, clients, family or friends together for an incredible day of yacht racing on Sydney Harbour while supporting young Australians living with disability and experiencing social challenges.

  • Sail as individuals and/or in teams of 8-12 guests
  • Race on Sydney Harbour aboard a fully crewed 38-60ft yacht
  • Enjoy morning tea before the race
  • Join the after party for lunch, drinks and entertainment
  • Fly a racing burgee (flag) featuring your company logo
  • Win trophies for division winners and line honours
  • Win amazing prizes in our raffles and auctions!
  • Fully crewed yacht – 8 person team (incl branding*) $3,000
  • Fully crewed yacht – 10 person team (incl branding*) $3,500
  • Fully crewed yacht – 12 person team (incl branding*) $4,000
  • Syndicate (bring your own boat up to 8 guests, no branding) $2,200
  • Individuals $275 per head

*Note: Branding includes your company logo on your own boat burgee (flag), media wall, program, website and after party AV presentation.
** Tax deductions available only for sponsored fully crewed yachts.

For additional info about the regatta, please read our FAQs at the bottom of the page!


For yacht owners who would like to donate use of their boat to the event, please register HERE.


Photos courtesy of Marg Fraser-Martin



This year's Making Waves Regatta is on Friday 27 September, 2024.

Wear warm casual clothing and comfortable shoes (i.e. NO high heels). Shoes should not have black soles as these can mark the yachts. It is advisable to wear a wide brimmed hat in sunny conditions. In wet weather bring a spray jacket or poncho.

Corporate Boats are available for groups of 8-12 guests from $3,000 per team. Entry for syndicates bringing their own boat is available for $2,200.

There is limited street parking along New Beach Road, however we suggest using public transportation.


The Regatta Race is hosted at the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA), 1 New Beach Rd, Darling Point NSW 2027. The race will be on a CYCA designated course around Sydney Harbour.

The after party will also be at the CYCA.

Registration commences at the CYCA from 9.30am. All participants must be at the CYCA and registered by 10am.

Morning tea will be provided for all participants to enjoy prior to racing. You are welcome to purchase additional food at nearby cafes.

The Regatta will go ahead in most weather conditions. A little rain is not enough to spoil a good race so if getting wet is a concern, we suggest wearing appropriate wet weather gear and bringing a change of clothes. In case of extreme weather causing a cancellation of the race the after party will kick off a little earlier with food, drinks and entertainment all indoors.

Yes, you may bring your own alcohol and drinks on board. Please note however that depending on the length of the race and the conditions on the day there may not be an opportunity to consume drinks. Your Skipper will advise you of this.

Yes – all participants and crew will be provided with personal floatation devices (PFDs).

Some boats may have toilets on-board however, it is advisable that all participants use the facilities at the CYCA prior to boarding the boat.

As this is a race, the yacht will angle from side to side and you will be required to move as well. Your Skipper will identify the most appropriate place for you on the boat and guide you on moving around safely.

Every boat will be fully crewed by experienced sailors. However, should you wish to get involved, please inform your Skipper and they will try to find a role for you.

This is a non-smoking event and as such, smoking (and or vaping) is not allowed on the yachts. A designated smoking area will be available at the after party.


The after party food and up to 2 drinks are included in your registration. Additional drinks are available for purchase.

Trophies will be awarded to the winners and runners up of each race division as well as overall line honours. Please make sure someone from your group is ready to pose for a photo with their trophy!

Yes, we will have a raffle with sensational prizes and an auction!

The after party will conclude around 3.30pm. You and your guests are welcome to enjoy the evening at the CYCA following the event.


All supporting organisations will have their logo featured on the media wall, burgees with their logo on the boat, logo on the AV after party screens and mentions on social media. You are welcome to bring your own merchandise (hats, shirts etc) on board for your guests or you can speak to the organisers about co-branded merchandise opportunities.

If you would like to sponsor an aspect of the event, please contact our office by email or call 0421 725 170.

If you would like to discuss becoming more involved with Making Waves Foundation, please view our Support Us page or call us at 0421 725 170.

The after party will conclude around 3.30pm. You and your guests are welcome to enjoy the evening at the nearby RANSA cafe or CYCA following the event.


For any event enquiries please contact us on 0421 725 170 or email