Club News – January 24 2020

Sydney Harbour Splash

Celebrate Australia Day the right way with a splash in the worlds best harbour. Back for it’s 4th year on Sunday 26th January the iconic swim starts at Woollahra Sailing Club and follows the coastline giving participants stunning views to the Harbour Bridge as they go. Do not forget to register and be part of this amazing event!  Please be advised that WSC yard storage and operations will be impacted from 4.30AM to 2PM and access to boats and use of the yard will be restricted during that period.
Register now

Youth Performance Pathways

Course Overview: Having enjoyed your introduction to racing, it is now time to improve your performance and compete at a higher level. This course will provide you with a greater understanding of tactics, wind patterns and boat tuning techniques.

Who should do this course? This course is designed for participants who wish to continue developing their racing skills in dinghies and want to learn more about tuning their boat and racing strategy and tactics.
When: Sundays, Feb 9th – April 5th 12:30-15:30
Book now

Summer Series

No racing this weekend due to Australia Day long weekend.

Saturday February 1st
Moth/Waszp: 3pm start

Sunday February 2nd
General Fleet: 1.30pm start

We would like to remind everyone to register for club racing online,  if you have not already registered for the Spring and Summer series just click on the following link: Online entry If you don’t enter we may not be able to record your details in the results.

For youth programmes and adult fleets see full details on the Club website.

For information about the Volunteer roster see Summer Series on the Club website.

For Optimist fleets see the Optimist Summer Series page.

Position Vacant

Woollahra Sailing Club is looking for a motivated sailing school admin and senior instructor to provide support for the Sailing School and assist Club Management in delivering on water instruction.  To support and administer the sailing and training activities of the Club.  On-water work will be required, with the main focus on the administration across all aspects of the club’s programmes including Internal and External training programmes.
More details


Woollahra Council needs your feedback

Woollahra Council would like to know – what do you do for active recreation, where do you do it, and what changes – if any – would you like to see in the provision of local recreational services and facilities? The Council is asking for your help to shape the future of Woollahra’s recreational spaces. We have engaged Ross Planning consultants, who will prepare an up-to-date Recreation Needs Study and action plan. Your feedback will provide us with a current understanding of the community’s recreational needs, opportunities and relevant trends impacting on recreation services or facility provision.The Council encourages you to contribute to this important strategy by completing the survey, found on the Recreation Needs Study Your Say page.
Your feedback


Sail GP

SailGP season 2 kicks off in Sydney in February 2020. Australia’s Tom Slingsby will be hungry to defend his championship title, looking to put early points on the leader board in front of a home crowd. The thrilling, high-speed racing will take place February 28  and 29 from 15:00 to 17:00 with three races scheduled per day. The best views will be from Shark Island in the middle of Sydney Harbour or from a spectator boat on the harbour. The only way to get yourself inside the event exclusion zone is with SailGP ticketed experiences. Boat owners are welcome to bring their own boat to watch from the edge of the exclusion zone. More details
Redeem a 15% ticket discount for Race Day experiences here by using the unlock code ASSYSGP15

Paddling news

Some of the kayak storage members at WSC have been enjoying the challenge and exhilaration of down wind paddling. We are very organised with safety being the number one consideration when taking on the elements in open water. 

Our most recent adventure Saturday 18th January started with car drop at Camp Cove then a 20 minute drive south to Malabar Beach. The adventurous four agreed to a plan whereby we buddy up in two’s for the down-wind with view to keep each other in view. Then regroup as a foursome at fixed landmarks in this case being South Maroubra headland and Ben Buckler. In addition to this plan we have on board marine radios, mobile phones and of course, PFD’s. 

And so it was, off we set with the immediate challenge being paddling out from Malabar into the 30+ Kn Southerly hitting us side on… regroup then off like a shot go the fearless four… The full version of what took place 1-2Km off shore over the 20Km run to Camp Cove needs to be told over a long black but suffice to say many a challenge were found and conquered with our Garmin tracking devices recording speeds in excess of 24Km, that’s fast in a single hull surfski! 

The wind turned SSW which was in our face for the last grind into Camp Cove where great relief and exuberant celebrations ensued.  

This outing reminded me of how lucky we are to live close to Sydney Harbour and also have the amenities on offer at WSC. What we undertook was a planned and well executed adventure by four very experienced paddlersWe are always looking for new paddlers to paddle with the various training groups and also to participate in our Weekly Saturday time trial that takes place 7:45 on the sand at Tingira Beach. Please come join us! 

 Mal OdgersPresident, Shark Island Paddlers 

Ramp etiquette tips:

Be safety conscious. Booms can swing with wind change.  Pedestrians and young children are unaware of the dangers, be very careful when crossing the footpath.
Please do not queue across the pedestrian footpath outside the Club. Move boats forward when washing.
Use the ramp for launch and retrieval only.  Not for parking.  Not for rigging.
Please DO NOT LEAVE DOLLIES ON THE RAMP.  One person leaves a dolly on the ramp then next person follows that example and the next and pretty quickly the ramp is unusable.  Store dollies on the grass or on the brick pavers behind the winch.  Stack the dollies to minimise the space they consume.  Place them out of the way.

Club Cafe

Saturday, January 25th – 10am to 3pm.
Sunday, January 26th – 6am to 2pm.
Saturday, February 1st – 9am to 4pm.
Sunday, February 2nd – 10am to 5pm.

WSC office opening days/times

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday closed
Wednesday closed
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm

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