Learn to Sail
In a bid to increase participation in sailing, which means more activity at the club and more crew on boats, the club has formally adopted SailConnect as the preferred method of crew communication.
SailConnect is free and provides an ideal platform for boats and crew to engage. Whether it is week-to-week with regular crew - for regular events or a chance to find and meet new crew or new boats, we’d like to encourage everyone to get on board.
The club has listed all upcoming events and will encourage all newcomers to the club to download and list their profile and interest to sail via SailConnect.
If you own a boat – you can join an event and invite your crew in seconds. This will give you 100% transparency as to who is coming. Need more crew? Find those who have registered a specific interest in the event and connect with them, or search general crew - filtering by location and availability.
If you crew and want to sail more - proactively register interest in the events that interest you, see boats that are participating, who has space and make a connection.
SailConnect is the only platform supported by Australian Sailing and there are many benefits for the sport if we all get behind it so download and take a look today.
Division 1: Phil Truman - 0417 188 254
Division 2: Rishi Oregioni - 0418 461 825
Division 3: Mal Cruickshank - 0488 386 688
JaM (Jib and Main Only): Warren Cowell - 9721 1237
Cats: Warren Drew - 0419 912 490
Cherubs: Noelene Snelling - 0420 522 744
Juniors: David Pilbeam - 0418 822 791
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Boats are always looking for crew, ask at the office or come down Friday night to the bar to find a ride.
Crews are often required, so please ask at the office for anyone looking for a spare hand onboard.
The Cherub is Bermuda-rigged with trapeze(s), and has a crew of two and use an asymmetric spinnaker. The flexibility of the class and the Cherub’s great sailing qualities mean that they attract all ages of sailors including many women.
The thermoformed polyethylene hull is self-draining. The two part O’pen Bic mast is made from a fiberglass epoxy composite and the boom from aluminium. These hold a 4.5 m2sail made from K.Film or a 3.8 m2 sail made only of Dacron.
Mirror class rules permit the use of a spinnaker. This may also be used by single handers as well – although flying a main, jib and spinnaker single-handed sounds complex, it is quite manageable with a bit of practice.
The Mirror is light and stable enough to be sailed by two people. It is an excellent boat to learn sailing for the first time.
Despite not being particularly fast, it is popular for one-design racing.
It was conceived as a value for money boat with a low cost rig and an easily righted buoyant hull design, being targeted at children aged 12 to 18 years.
The new asymmetric spinnaker system has made the class the fastest per dollar of its type.
There are a few JD's for sale, around the $1500 mark or the association has plans/moulds to build your own.
A strong point of the Mudlark is its self-bailing deck and requires a minimum weight of only 20kgs. With a length of 2.1m it can easily be transported on the roof of car. It is a simple to rig, easy to sail and has a hull made of fibreglass or wood.
Secondhand boats are available from $250 – $750 and new boats can be made at home.