Volunteer Competence Training
WSC volunteer competence training is free and we encourage all members to participate on Sunday Oct, 20th from 9am to 12pm.
Lunch, coffee and drinks Provided. Racing to follow at 2pm – plenty of time to rig.
Course Outline – 4xSubjects, 4xStations, 45min each
1. Facilities – Winch Operation – launching On Ramp Facilitator – Greg Dixon
2. Rescue boat operation – Safety Responsibilities; Start of Day – gear check; Radio Operation; Retrieving Sailors; Towing Boats; Race Buoys
– Anchors, Anchor Lines, Buoys; End of Day – returning gear & reporting incidents/gear repairs. Facilitators – Gaye and Martin
3. Start boat & race management– Safety Responsibilities; Principles of race course setting; On-board roles and responsibilities; Laying marks for the Presiding Race Officer (PRO) by Rescue Boat (note, this is not a learn-to-run-a-race course – simply what you’ll be asked to do to support the race management) Facilitator – Dan Smith
4. Basic First aid – Safety Procedures & Communications- on-water, club, ambulance, police; defibrillator locations at WSC and next nearest; resuscitation, CPR, using a defibrillator.
Facilitator – Kids First Aid
Term 4 programmes
The Woollahra Sailing Club Junior Term 4 sailing school programmes commence on the weekend of 19 and 20 October. Book now to secure your spot.
Learn to sail aka Tackers level 1 – 2 – 3
Tackers is a fun introductory, games-based sailing programme designed for kids aged 7-12 yrs. Kids don’t need to have any sailing experience. All the equipment, including the boats, is provided. Please see the learn to sail page on our website.
Green Adventure – NEW
After completing Tackers 3 this is your next step, club supplied Optimist. Please see the learn to sail page on our website.
Junior introductory to racing programme. Please see the Academy page on our website.
Optimist performance coaching
Advanced racing skills to the highest level, learning about tuning your boat and racing strategy and tactics Email: Juniors@woollahrasailingclub.org.au
Out There – NEW
OutThere Sailing is the ideal way to have fun and get active on the water. This pilot programme is aimed at 13-17 year olds who would like to try sailing, windsurfing and/or paddle boarding. The aim of the programme is to have fun, spend time with friends and learn new skills. Please see the learn to sail page on our website.
Performance Youth Pathways
Course aimed for aspiring sailors looking to gain further racing knowledge and skills aged between 13 to 17 years. Please see the Academy page on our website.
WSC Racing – Club Championships
Saturday and Sunday this week is Club Championships. Great weather forecast. Come down and pick up some valuable points.
420 Sprint Series: Saturday, OCt 19th – 2pm start
Moths: Saturday, Oct 19th – 3pm start
General fleet racing: Sunday, Oct 20th – 2pm start due to volunteer training
We would like to remind everyone to register for club racing on line, just click on the following link: On line entry
If you don’t enter we may not be able to record your details in the results.
For youth and adult fleets see full details see summer series 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.
Sail Sydney – December 12-15
Sail Sydney is the premier Dinghy sailing event in Australia this year.
The Notice of Race for Sail Sydney 2019 has been released, with Woollahra Sailing Club set once again to be a hive of activity from December 12th – 15th where scores of competitors will battle it out on the waters of Sydney Harbour.
Last year’s event saw more than 300 competitors take part, with both Junior and Olympic Class fleets featuring competitors from New Zealand, Malaysia, Macedonia, Hong Kong and Holland, as well as Australia.
We are expecting another large fleet of local, national and international sailors to take part in 2019.The Notice of Race is available now. On line registration
Woollahra Sailing Club Cafe will open to members and public as follows.
Saturday 19 October: Open from 10:00 to 18:00.
Sunday 20 October: Open from 09:00 to 17:00.
Saturday 26 October: Open from 09:00 to 18:00.
Sunday 27 October: Open from 11:00 to 17:00.
New WSC office opening days/times
We are all ready for a shining summer together, our goal is to optimise the quality time with members during weekends. Please see below our new opening days and times:
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm