Discover Sailing Day – free fun for all!

If you’ve always wanted to sail but not been sure how to get involved then here’s your chance. On Sunday 27th October, Balmoral Sailing Club (BSC) will be a part of the first ever Australia-wide Discover Sailing Day. Campbell McKay, a BSC Director who sails a Mirror with his two young sons, said “We look forward to welcoming you to our Club and showing you just how much fun sailing can be.”

Discover Sailing Day is free to attend and all boats and safety equipment will be provided by the Balmoral Sailing School. “All you need to bring,” Cam said, “are clothes and shoes that you don’t mind getting wet, sunscreen, a hat and loads of enthusiasm! And,” he added, “it’s best to register at as there has been a lot of interest and places are limited.”

“Discover Sailing Days are just one part of the overall Discover Sailing Program,” said Yachting Australia’s Participation Manager, Daisy Brooke. “Sailing is suitable for people of all ages and abilities, with programs aimed at children as young as 7 years right through to adults enjoying retirement. And, you don’t have to be wealthy to sail – in fact many people who enjoy sailing don’t own a boat.”

The pleasure of sailing is summed up by Steve Thomas who crews on a Tasar at Balmoral Sailing Club: “I’ve never been an outstanding sailor but I still love getting out on the water. You’ve got fresh air, exercise, the wind in your face (and quite frequently a bucket load of water as well), sunshine (hopefully), excitement and a remarkable sensation of speed. Your life becomes governed by what’s going to happen in the next few minutes: trimming the boat to each shift in the wind, swooping over some swell, muttering as you sail into a dead patch, flying along on a ‘reach’ hanging on for dear life and fighting to control the boat every second. Overall I love it. I find it mentally relaxing, physically demanding and great fun. And, at Balmoral Sailing Club there's also a friendly environment that brings great company and a good social side.”

If you’re not sure about sailing but would love to spend time on the water why not become a volunteer? Heather Hall, Principal Race officer at BSC, said, “I’m very interested in hearing from people who want to get involved in any aspect of Race Management. It’s a great way to become a part of the friendliest Club in Sydney and to spend time on our beautiful harbour – in the relative comfort of a power boat! At the same time you’ll be helping make sailing safe for all the competitors.”

You don’t have to live in Mosman to sail at Balmoral Sailing Club. BSC sailors live in suburbs as far-flung as Wentworthvillle Leichhardt, Wahroonga and Longueville, yet sail regularly at Balmoral. We invite you to discover sailing at the most beautiful spot on Sydney’s beautiful harbour. Come to Balmoral Sailing Club on Sunday 27th October, 10am – 4pm.

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