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FULL – Boat handling for Women – Practical sessions on Sunday 7 & 14 November – Call Deb Keeley 0447 533 539

POSITIONS AVAILABLE – Practical session – Learn to Crew (for Keelboat racing) on Sunday 14 November – Call Tony Sutton 0412 357 566

    Batemans Bay Sailing Club runs a full program of sailing for both racing and cruising sailors. We hold races for off-the-beach, keelboats and multihulls most weeks of the year.

    You’ll find our 2021/22 Sailing Program here.

    Location

    Batemans Bay Sailing Club’s clubhouse and mast-up boatyard is located behind the western end of Corrigan’s Beach. Access is via Hanging Rock Place, Batemans Bay.

    Mast-up boat storage 200m from Hanging Rock boat ramp.

    Trailer sailers

    The Hanging Rock boat ramp is only 200 metres away which makes mast-up trailer boat storage in our boatyard a cost-effective and convenient place to store your trailer sailer close to the clean and uncrowded waters of the Clyde River and Batemans Bay.

    Off-the-beach

    We’re spoilt for choice of beautiful waterways here in the Eurobodalla and our off-the-beach sailors have found the perfect spot for small craft sailing on Coila Lake near Tuross Head.

    Coila Lake is almost 4km long by 2 kms wide and set behind low level sand dunes on its eastern shore so we get steady land and sea breezes yet sail on flat waters free from swell, currents and tides.

    Each year Batemans Bay Sailing Club hosts a two day regatta on the weekend closest to ANZAC Day. This is always a highlight for the club and attracts many competitive sailors from multiple classes of off-the-beach dinghies, catamarans and bigger trailer sailers, some of whom are vying for state and national titles.

    Keel Boats

    The majority of boat owners in the club keep their keelboats (mono and multihulls) either in Batemans Bay Marina or on moorings along the shores of Batemans Bay or the Clyde River.

    Members own a mix of competitive racing and cruising yachts. To accommodate both groups, the club’s sailing program features a mix of keenly contested Category 4 and 7 races and sailing ‘events’ on Batemans Bay and along the Eurobodalla coast.

    The majority of the Club’s fleet of competitive keel boats regularly sail from Batemans Bay Marina in the Club’s Bay Cup and Coastal series.

    The main keel boat events include:

    • the Bay Cup Series – Two Divisions (Cat 7) – Sailing to all points of Batemans Bay
    • the Coastal Cup Series for Div 1 (Cat 4) yachts along the coast between Moruya in the south to Durras in the north
    • the Toll Gate Classic Series for Div 2 (Cat 7) yachts within the waters of Batemans Bay
    • River Wrangler’s – our Friday night twilights series sailed in the tighter confines of the Clyde River in between the marina and bridge
    • the Winter Series of competitive and social races on Saturdays and Sundays running from May through to August – Champagne sailing!
    • ‘Sternchaser’ events where the slowest boats start first and then it’s up to the faster boats to catch them if they can.

    A major event on the keel boat calendar is The South Coast Regatta – a family regatta over two days in early January. Around Australia Day each year, boats from the club also make the trip to Jervis Bay to participate in races hosted by the Jervis Bay Sailing Club. The off-the-beach activities are mainly at Tuross Head Coila Lake. In addition, there is:

    AMS and SMS Measuring and Handicapping

    The club’s AMS and SMS Measurer is Tony Sutton (M: 0412357566) and Handicapper is Simon Lowth (M: 0407446862).

    Contact the club using this form.