Club News – October 25 2019

Call for volunteers – WSC Racing & Cafe

After a successful and complimentary volunteer competence training, it’s time to give back to our community with your good vibes, smiles and energies.
We cannot wait to see you at Woollahra Sailing Club this weekend, supporting us with racing on and off the water and cafe.
Happy to be flexible according to your availability and skills. If you would like to assist with Club racing or the cafe please send an email to [email protected]

Volunteer Competence Training

We would like to thank the dozens of members that attended our 2019 volunteer competence training as it was a great success for our sailing/paddling community.
It was indeed a fun and informative intro to Woollahra Sailing Club operational life and every participant had the chance to get hands-on, on-shore experience, receive takeaway materials to refer to when it’s their turn to volunteer.

Special thanks to Yves Stening for oragnising the day and to Gaye Rosen, Martin Gill, Greg Dixon and Dan Smith for running the sessions.

There were 4 different stations to attend with a duration of 45 minutes each, covering the following topics:

1. Facilities – Winch Operation – launching On Ramp;

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;

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);

4. Basic First aid – Safety Procedures & Communications- on-water, club, ambulance, police; defibrillator locations at WSC and next nearest; resuscitation, CPR, using a defibrillator.

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.   Online registration for competitors, support boats and volunteers is open.  More details at:

WSC Racing – Spring Series

Great weather forecast.  Come down and pick up some valuable points.

420 Sprint Series: Saturday, Oct 26th – 2.00pm start
Moths: Saturday, Oct 26th – 3pm start
General fleet racing: Sunday, Oct 27th – 1.30pm 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.

Discover Sailing Day

Don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy a free sailing experience at our Sailing Club. Our friendly instructors will be available from 10AM to 3PM on Sunday, Oct 27th.
Register now.

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.

Green Fleet

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: [email protected]

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.

420 performance

Training and racing programme support. Please see the Academy page on our website or Email: [email protected]

Opti ACT Championships

Good Luck to WSC Optimist heading to Canberra for the Opti ACT Championships at Canberra Yacht Club.

2019 Bondi to Rose Bay

This event is hosted by Bondi Surf Bathers’ Life Saving Club Inc (BSBLSC) and supported assisted by Shark Island Paddlers (SIP) and Woollahra Sailing Club in Rose Bay.
The event is run by volunteers and all proceeds go to the BSBLSC to support vital life saving activities.
This race is for competent and experienced open ocean paddlers only.

Late: $65 (close at 9:00pm on Fri 25th Oct)
Raceday: $85 CASH only, no EFTPOS (7:00am – 8:00am Sat 26th Oct)

Race info

Date: Saturday, October 26, 2019
Briefing: 9am (compulsory for all paddlers)
Race start: 10:00am (all divisions)
Distance: 14km approx (no short course)
Presentation: 12:00pm
Approved PFDs (Level 50S or greater) to be worn by all paddlers.

Check-in: 7:00am to 8:30am at Bondi Surf Club (compulsory for all paddlers).
This is where you will be provided with your race number sticker that you must attach to your craft.
No Sticker = No Result (DNS)
There will be no refunds for no-shows or failure to attend check-in.

Race logistics tip
Drop your ski at Bondi Beach (Start) and park your car at Rose Bay(Finish), then get transport back to Bondi Beach.

Race course
A deep-water start from Bondi, then an ocean course north to South Head, entering the enclosed waters of Sydney Harbour. The finish is at Rose Bay between two flags positioned at the water’s edge at the beach at Rose Bay, adj to the new Woollahra Sailing Club boat ramp and Cranbrook Boat shed.
If heavy weather we may run the race within the more sheltered waters of Sydney Harbour, starting and finishing at Rose Bay.

2019 Bondi Outrigger Canoe Club Regatta 2/3 November

Woollahra Sailing Club is very please to again be hosting the Bondi Outrigger Canoe Club Regatta on Saturday the 2nd and Sunday the 3rd of November.
The event will bring over two hundred competitors to the Club in a range of Outrigger Canoes.  The Canoes will be racing from the beach and the competitors using the Club’s function room, cafe and other facilities.

Club Cafe

Woollahra Sailing Club Cafe will open to members and public as follows.
Saturday 26 October:  Open from 09:00 to 18:00.
Sunday 27 October:  Open from 10:30 to 17:00.
Saturday 2 Nov:  Open from 09:00 to 18:00.
Sunday 3 Nov:  Open from 10:30 to 17:00.

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 opening days and times:
Monday closed
Tuesday closed
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 9am – 5pm
Sunday 9am – 5pm


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