Most of our members enjoy friendly but competitive racing at the club, which is held on Sundays through the sailing season. Casual sailing is for those who don't want to race and can take place during regattas or race days. People usually start to gather to race at 11:30am on Sundays when the gates are opened and come in about 3:30-4:00 pm. You are welcome to come between these times too. Members can sail privately at their own risk on other days when there is no rescue boat, but this may be limited by other club house usage and boat storage. Please contact us to discuss.
To participate in casual sailing on Sundays you should have some experience and ideally your own boat, although we do have some club boats that can be borrowed. Please check with us first so we can give guidance on where to sail so you keep clear of the race but are still in sight of the rescue boat.
We don't provide sailing lessons (see below) but if you have never sailed and want to try then please get in touch and we can see if we can sort something out.
What to bring
Sailing is a water sport, so bring clothes that can get wet, a towel, and a dry change of clothes. SSC has male/female changing rooms, toilet facilities and showers. Wetsuits are needed for smaller boats. You'll also need suitably enclosed footwear and a personal floatation device (PFD) or buoyancy aid. If you forget or don't have one then we may have spares.
It is usually sunny and 2 hours of sun reflecting from all angles brings high levels of UV exposure, so bring a high factor sunscreen and suitable headwear.
Oh - and bring some gold coins for the social afterwards. We have various cold drink options, tea coffee and snacks.
Further information relevant to club sailing can be found here:
What we don't do
Apart from windsurfing, we don’t offer formal sailing instruction or courses. If you are looking for a taught course please check out the following in the area:
Yacht Hire / Charters
We don’t hire out boats for casual sailing or racing. If you are looking for sailing boat hire then check out the following local providers:
Note 1: We provide these links in good faith but don't vouch for the suitability of services provided by others.
Note 2: If you are a provider of such services and want to be listed then please contact us.
Let's get started!
To participate in casual sailing at the Club, you will need to obtain a SailPass from Australian Sailing.
The button will take you to our membership site hosted by Australian Sailing (link: https://www.revolutionise.com.au/saratogasc/registration/). If this is your first time then you will need to register as a New Member with Australian Sailing. If you have an AS Number from another Club then you can pick the Returning Member option.