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Location

The Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club is located on Sydney’s Northern Beaches within the shady grounds of Jamieson Park on the southern shore of the main lake. The car parking is now metered. An annual parking ticket can be purchased with club membership at a discounted rate if you are not a local rate payer.

Windsurfing Location Narrabeen Lakes

Narrabeen Lakes

Suitability for Beginners 5star

Narrabeen Lakes is suitable for beginners (first day, onwards). The lake is relatively shallow and offers smooth water sailing. There is negligible tidal movement, almost no oysters or barnacles and the lake shores offer mainly soft landings. The lake is pretty much accessible along its foreshore so you can walk back or get picked up.

Typical Windsurfing Program

Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club is a family orientated club which offers both training and racing on the weekends between September and May. A number of Sunday races have been announced for the coming season. Training and learn to sail is carried out in the morning in light breezes with racing in the afternoon. The typical program is as follows:

  •  9.00 – 10.00  Rig learner gear
  • 10.00 – 12.00  Learning/Practice
  • 12.00 – 12.30  Wash learner gear & Lunch
  • 12.30 –   1.00  Set race course
  •  1.00 –   1.30  Pack up learner gear
  •  1.30 –   2.00  Briefing
  •  2.00 –   4.00  Racing
  •  4.00 –   5.00  Wash gear
  •  5.00 –   6.00  Pack up gear

Contacts

Sailboard Class Captain Roger Crawford sailboard_captain@narrabeenlakessailingclub.com

 http://www.narrabeenlakessailingclub.com

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Dobroyd Aquatic Club

Location

The Dobroyd Aquatic Club is located on the grounds of Rodd Point Park within Iron Cove, Sydney. The car parking is currently unmetered.

Dobroyd

Suitability for Beginners To Be Rated

Iron Cove is suitable for beginners (Third day, onwards). The Cove is relatively shallow around Rodd Point and offers smooth water sailing. There is minimal tidal movement. The Cove is for all practical purposes enclosed and there is a footpath loop around the foreshore. The shores on both sides of Rodd Point are sandy however the majority are  rocky with oysters, so footwear is essential.

Typical Windsurfing Program

Dobroyd Aquatic Club has a Raceboard Class fleet. Racing is Saturdays. Windsurfer racing was carried out in the past and may start again if sufficient numbers are obtained.

Twilight sailboard racing is carried out in association with Dobroyd Aquatic Club during Daylight saving hours, on Wednesdays. The twilight race has a handicap start and the fleet is a mix of Windsurfers and Raceboards. The Evening typically concludes with pizzas at a local restaurant. The typical program is as follows:

  • <6pm – Rigged and ready to race
  • 6-6:15pm – Briefing and awards for placings from previous week’s race
  • 8pm packed up and head to Toto’s Pizza

Contacts

Sailboard Class Captain Greg McInnes windsurfer@dobroydsailing.org

http://dobroydsailing.org/

 


Middle  Harbour 16′ Skiff Club

Location

The Middle Harbour 16′ skiff club is located at the Spit (Mosman) on Sydney’s North Shore. The car parking is currently metered until 6pm. The nearest unmetered parking can be found under Spit bridge on the northern side or at Clontarf reserve (on the other side of Middle Harbour).

middle_harbour

Suitability for Beginners To Be Rated

Middle Harbour is most suitable for intermediates and onwards but beginners are always welcome and encouraged. The majority of the shores around middle harbour are sandy beaches and are great for sailing in a southerly or a strong nor’easter out to Balmoral or Washaway Beach and back. On weeknights there is not usually much marine traffic as compared to the weekend and with the club’s recent refurbishment its a great place for a sunset drink and meal for competitors and families.

Typical Windsurfing Program

Twilight sailboard racing is carried out in association with the Middle Harbour 16′ Skiff Club during Daylight Saving hours, on Wednesdays. The typical program is as follows:

  • <6pm – Rigged and ready to race
  • 6-6:15pm – Briefing for up to 3 races (light and weather determine number of races)
  • 7:30pm packed up and visit the bar upstairs for a post race refreshment or food

 

Contacts

Sailboard Class Captain David West westdj@tpg.com.au

St George Sailing Club

Located in the southern Sydney suburb of Sans Souci.


Saturday afternoon racing is held out the front of the club.  There is a strong raceboard fleet and a couple of Windsurfer One Design sailors who keep the raceboarders honest as well as sitting-down sailing including NS14s, Moths and 16′ Skiffs.

There are generous sandy launching beaches, shallow areas for learning and great views from the bar.

www.stgeorgesailingclub.com.au

Contacts

Windsurfing Club Captain Keith Single

kes@ansto.gov.au