WSC update – May 10 2020

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Membership and storage renewals – prize draw – holiday for two on Hamilton island

It is time to renew memberships. The Club’s financial position is solid post the significant investment in 2019 to build the ramp and pontoon. However, the Club’s future would be grim without its primary source of funds which is membership and storage fees. The timing is not ideal but we appreciate the prompt payment of your membership and storage fees. Most fees remain unchanged from last year.

If you pay your membership by 31 May 2020 your name will go into a draw to win a holiday for two on Hamilton island.

If you have not paid by 31 May 2020 your security access may be disabled until payment is received.

Help the Club open sooner

The #COVIDSafe app has now been released, and will assist state and territory health officials to quickly contact people who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

Australian Sailing are encouraging the sailing community to download the COVIDSafe app, but note that doing so is completely voluntary.

Downloading the app is something you can do to protect you, your family and friends and save the lives of other Australians. The more Australians connect to the COVIDSafe app, the quicker we can find the virus.


Pontoon use

You may have noticed that we have removed the gate from the foreshore end of the pontoon gangway.  This was not an action of the Club’s choosing.  We were directed to do so by NSW department of transport.  We have a licence to use the ramp, pontoon and jetty.  The licence is issued by Transport NSW who also contributed 2/3 of the cost of the new ramp and pontoon.  For political reasons they require the ramp and pontoon to be accessible to the public at all times.  That said, The Club believes that this introduces safety concerns and increases the cost of maintenance.  Please note – fishing is not an authorised use of the ramp, pontoon, or jetty.  The Club is not happy with the removal of the gate and we are working with local council and transport nsw in order to resolve our differences.  If you believe, as the board does, that the safety and maintenance concerns are genuine please contact:

Minister for transport:;
The local member:; and
Woollahra council:

Share your photo and videos

Moon Ferry Opera house

You are a sailing/paddling legend!!  We would love to share your photos and videos on the Club website, Instagram and Facebook accounts.  There is a lot happening at the Club, lets show the world that Woollahra Sailing Club is a great place to Sail and Paddle.

Please send you photos and videos to [email protected]  By doing so you will be giving the Club the right to use this content for promotional purposes.  We will not pass on that right to any other organisation.




Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge

Sailors all around the country will soon be competing to be recognised as the newest champion, with Australian Sailing launching the Zhik Australian eSailing National Challenge. Throughout April and May of this year, members of Australian Sailing affiliated clubs will be competing in a series of races on the Virtual Regatta platform to be crowned the inaugural Zhik Australian eSailng National Challenge champion.

The Woollahra Sailing Club championship round will take place 16th & 17th May. Please see the link for further information and registration.

Australian Sailing Courses

Australian Sailing have launched a variety courses to gain further knowledge, experience and qualifications from Club Race Officer to Dinghy instructor qualifications.
The Club is always looking for volunteers to support regattas, club racing and programmes. Book in to secure your spot!

Access to the Club

Very significant fines apply to individuals and organisations that breach regulations.  

“In the case of an individual, the maximum penalty is $11,000, or imprisonment for 6 months, or both and a further $5500 penalty may apply for each day the offence continues. The NSW Police may also issue on-the-spot fines of $1000 for an offence.

In the case of any corporation, the maximum penalty is $55,000 and a further $27,500 penalty may apply for each day the offence continues.”

Compliance with the regulations includes:
• Maximum group size of 2 people.
No rigging or unrigging in the yard.
• Move in and out of the yard rapidly. No loitering, discussions, gathering or boat work permitted.

Please review recent communications from Australian Sailing on sailing during COVID

The Club building is closed.  There is no access to the change rooms, cafe, etc.

Access to the yard is via fob access swipe.  Please always bring your access swipe with you when visiting the Club.  If you require an access fob to open the gate please email [email protected]. Please provide your name and a copy of photo id and a phone number. Fobs will only be provided to members. We will need to verify membership and a $50 deposit. The Club will contact you to organise collection and payment.

Private lessons available for members

A great form of exercise while fast tracking your performance.

Complying with the current Covid 19 government policies & restrictions all sessions will be completed in single handed dinghies. Woollahra Sailing Club coaches Alex Zimmermann & Dan Smith. For more details regarding sessions email [email protected] or [email protected]
Booking can be also made here Book now

SUP & KAYAK RENTALSDinghies, SUPs and kayaks

Members can hire dinghies, SUPs and kayaks at discounted prices. Please book and pay online.

While staying at home is most recommend during the Coronavirus outbreak, exercise and staying healthy is still possible.
So…take advantage of your member discount for kayak/sup or hire a Pacer or Laser dinghy.
Booking and payment made under ‘member hire’ at the following link or for further details please contact [email protected]

Book dinghy, SUP and Kayak hire.

Winter series

Woollahra Sailing Club’s 2020 Winter Series NOR has been published. Scheduled to start June 21st till August 16th, aiming for a 9 week series subject to coronavirus restrictions.
Woollahra Sailing Club with over 50 years of history as a pure dinghy sailing club welcomes all members and visitors to attend racing & social activities included in the series.

For further details please view NOR and other documents here
Competitors may enter online at the following link or via the club website


COVID-19 Policy

The Club is operating as a storage facility only.  Due to the continually changing nature of the Coronavirus situation and the fluidity of the advice being provided by health authorities, we ask that you review this policy before each visit to the Club.  Please read the full policy
The Club is operating as a storage facility only.
• Members may remove and return craft to storage.
• Comply with government regulations regarding social distancing.
• Maximum group size of 2 people.
• No rigging or unrigging in the yard.
• Move in and out of the yard rapidly. No loitering, discussions, gathering or boat work permitted.
• The Club building is closed and access to the storage yard requires member’s security access card/fob.
• There is no access to the ramp or yard for road trailers.
• No assistance can be provided by staff in the yard or on the water.
• No rescue resources are available.  Use of the facilities and the harbour is conducted at your own risk!
• Failure to comply with this policy may result in temporary suspension of membership!
• Failure to comply with this policy may result in very significant penalties for individuals and the Club!
• Failure to comply with this policy may result in complete closure of the Club!  Nobody wants to be responsible for that.



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