Have you wondered what it would feel like sailing on the water? Now is the time for you or your kids to come on down and give sailing a try yourself. The 2023/2024 sailing season at Concord and Ryde Sailing Club (CRSC) kicks off on Saturday the 2nd of September 2023 and new members are always very welcome.
The club has been busy over winter building boats and getting ready to go sailing! With funds raised through the Australian Sports Foundation and generous support from Bote-Cote and their local affiliate, Drive Marine, a team of young people has built two Moth dinghies. These boats will then be used by the young people for their Learn to Sail programme.
Concord and Ryde Sailing Club is a family friendly dinghy sailing club located at Kissing Point Park, corner of Waterview St and Yaralla Rd Putney. Each Saturday afternoon many dinghies take part in racing on the Parramatta River between Ryde Bridge, Majors Bay and Brays Bay. The club has been sailing on the river for over 75 years.
CRSC is also an active participant in the She Sails program which is designed to promote and celebrate women and girls’ participation in the sport of sailing.
Several different types of dinghies’ take part including Spirals, Tasars, NS14’s, Herons, Optimists, Moths, Catamarans and Firebugs. Sailors of all skill levels are catered for, from beginners to State & National Champions.
The Club also has an active Cadet fleet and popular Learn to Sail program for young sailors and adults. Our Club is registered as an Active Kid provider, which enables a $50 voucher per child, for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.
Junior Sailing Courses
These courses are designed to progress the younger sailor (8 to 15 years old) from beginner to advanced racer. Courses are conducted on Saturday in the sailing season (September to April) from 9.00am to noon (excluding Christmas and Easter holidays). Modules are 8 weeks duration commencing with Start Sailing 1, Start Sailing 2 and Better Sailing. Course commencement dates are set out on our website http://www.concordrydesailing.org.au the first will start on the 7th of October 2023.
Adult Learn To Sail
Many of our sailors have graduated from our Adult Learn to Sail Program. The program is suitable for both adults and teenagers over 15 and ideal for families who wish to learn together. The program is conducted over eight Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to noon. Our program is structured around CRSC’s fleet of Spiral dinghies. Graduates from the program can continue to use Club boats to participate in our Intermediate Spiral races to continue to build their skills. Graduates from CRSC’s Adult Learn to Sail Program are usually competent to sail a small dinghy unaided and can graduate to our Intermediate Spiral Fleet to continue to build their skills.
Life jackets and dinghies used in training are provided by the Club. Once the season starts the courses fill up very quickly so book in now.
If you are interested in learning to sail, please contact Kay Williams 0407437019 who can help you decide which training course best meets your needs or visit Learn to Sail – Concord & Ryde Sailing Club Inc (concordrydesailing.org.au).
For more information about the Club and afternoon sailing please contact the Club Secretary Sandra Donovan 9816 5468 or visit the website. For information about boat storage please contact Mark McConnell our boat storage officer through the website.
Photos courtesy of Ross Vener and Nick Brown
For information regarding this media release please contact the Club’s Publicity Officer :
Kathy Gough 0412 390 397