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Pacer Racer, Race Skills Squad and WSC Coached Racing

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WSC Race Skills Squad and WSC Coached Racing include the following programs:

1. WSC Pacer Racer Programme (PRP)

2. WSC Race Skills Squad

3. WSC Coached Racing

WSC Pacer Racer Programme (PRP) The WSC Pacer Race Programme is aimed at people starting to race and get a taste of the 'real thing' and either continue in the class or move on to other craft. Once a person has completed the WSC Pacer Pathway Programme they should be confident and competent enough to compete on a real racecourse. Those people who have done their P's should feel equipped to race and move to the R's (Racers).

Pacer Pathway Program Starting soon! here

We are keen for you to continue sailing at WSC and have tailored a package for sailors who have completed the PPP. This package includes the use of a Club pacer for 6 sessions - which can be either club racing or unsupported hire. This package includes a special deal on club membership. To hire the club's Pacers, you need to be a club member. The reason for this is we find otherwise that the boats get trashed by non-members unfortunately. Club Membership is an annual fee of $401 with a once off $300 joining fee. This offer includes a prorata club membership fee (not usually available) and the Joining Fee is waived as part of this offer. This is what the Pacer Race Package looks like!.

Pacer Race Package

$450 for 5 sessions

Use of a Club pacer for 5 sessions $300 pp (4 hours per session)

Club membership until 18 August 2024 for $150. This is a pro-rata'd membership which is not usually offered. $134 for 4 months, (May, June, July and August) of $401pa. $300 joining fee is waived.

We need at least 6 people (3 boats for the programme to run)

We use the club's sailors to volunteer to sail with you if you need a crew or helm. We are looking for someone to become the Pacer Representative at the club and co-ordinate the new class and attend the Sailing Committee where all class representatives discuss various issues and opportunities. Please let me know if you would be prepared to do this.

Terms and Conditions:

  1. To be used by 18th August 2024
  2. Pacers are booked and paid via the club website. During the holidays, there may be limited availability during the week due to the holiday programs running. These programs finish at 3pm. If the club website is not allowing you to book a pacer, please contact [email protected]
  3. Complete a membership application available here
  4. People who have taken up this offer can continue their club membership for 2023/24. Our membership year runs from 1 May 2024. Benefits of being a member are listed below.

WSC Race Skills Squad Our Race Skills Squad program is designed for Teens and Adults who have solid sailing skills and are ready to start learning to race. Bring your own boat or a Club Pacer, 420 or ILCA (Lasar) dinghy provided. Sessions run on Sunday mornings from 8.30am to 12noon.Details here of how to get started on your sailing journey. Members only course - free first year of junior membership included for under 18s, joining fee waived for new adults. Sailors are expected to have completed Tackers 3, OutThere Sailing Competencies or Adult Pacer Pathway Program. This program will include lots of fun, short races, right of way rules, build skills for starting, mark rounding, boat speed. The syllabus is consistent with Australian Sailing's Start Racing and Better Racing with the eventual goal for sailors to join in club racing. Sailors can spend as much time in the Race Skills Squad as they like and have the option to progress to our 420 or 29er Development squads as well as continue as club racers. Any queries please contact [email protected] Book now

WSC Coached Racing Progress from Race Skills Squad to Coached Racing. We offer coached racing in our club pacers - this is open to all members who have either completed the race skills squad program, moved up from the Opti advanced squad, has prior racing experience or has been assessed as ready by one of our club instructors. If you are not sure whether this is for you, please get in touch.You are welcome to join the program in a pair or on your own as we can match you up with another sailor. You will race with the WSC General Fleet with the aim of progressing to complete at least 1 race. You will need to comply with all the safety and requirements of racing including sign on and off the water each day.


9.00am- Club Racing Briefing You are responsible for rigging your own boat but are always able to ask for help from your coach.

9.30am - Coaching begins with a group briefing

10.00am - First racing signal

12:00pm - Session end

Date of program

  1. Sunday 19th May
  2. Sunday 2nd June
  3. Sunday 16th June
  4. Sunday 30th June
  5. Sunday 14th July
  6. Sunday 21st July
  7. Sunday 4th August
  8. Sunday 18th August


5 x 3hr sessions and boat hire

10 Benefits of becoming a member of Woollahra Sailing Club

  1. You become a member of Australian Sailing as part of your club membership fee goes to Australian Sailing. This gives you an Australian Sailing number which allows you to compete in sailing events anywhere in Australia and overseas. Australian Sailing runs sailing education, Dinghy Instructor and Powerboat Instructor courses and is affiliated to all State, National and World Championships in Australia. It promotes the sport of sailing from a junior and grass-roots level and has a extensive on-line resources. It provides over-arching insurance when you are competing in events. Check out the website:
  2. You are able to sail a boat anytime from the club whether it be crewing, helming or a passenger using the facilities of the club. These include changing rooms with hot showers and a work bench with a vice and Hot Knife for cutting rope.
  3. Attend free social and sailing education events held by the club. This includes monthly BBQs put on by the club after sailing.
  4. Access the knowledge base from World Class Sailors, a Sailing Manager and qualified instructors.
  5. Be a part of a club which has a large range of members who have networks Australia-wide. These members are usually keen to help other members.
  6. Be part of a community not-for-profit club which has a large volunteer base who help out on and off the water.
  7. Enjoy Sydney's biggest playground , Sydney Harbour, of a million square metres for less than $10 a week.(Based on being a crew)
  8. Participate in a safe and active sport that you can enjoy into your nineties.
  9. Engage in a sport which can be physically and mentally challenging or just for relaxation.
  10. Sailing is a sport which can be enjoyed by the whole family at the same time.

Last updated 12:24 on 9 June 2024

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