The annual FREE Discover Sailing Day, which  offers the experienced and beginner alike the opportunity to try life under sail, is scheduled for Sunday 27th October(10am-3.00pm) with selected clubs in both Sydney and regional areas taking part.

You’ll have the option to go out for a short sail with an experienced sailor, have a look around the club’s facilities, and find out about the programs and courses available. There is something for the whole family and even kids as young as five years old can sail when accompanied by a parent or guardian.

One of the participating sailing clubs is Concord and Ryde Sailing Club located at Kissing Point Park Corner of Waterview St and Yaralla Rd Putney.

Interested sailors can register on line at the clubs website at or simply turn up at the club on the day, wear comfortable clothing, soft soled shoes that can be worn in the water, wear sunscreen and a hat. Club members provide the use of their craft and experienced skippers will take you for a sail, it’s recommended you allow at least 1.5 -2 hours if you want to get out on the water. Life jackets of all sizes are provided by the club.

Several different types of dinghies’ will be taking part including: Optis, Spirals, Tasars, NS14s, Herons, Sabots, Catamarans and Firebugs.

For more information please contact the club Secretary, Sandra Donovan 9816 5468 or for Discover Sailing Day, Ross Venner 0418 457 020.

The Discover Sailing Day regularly attracts and introduces annually more than 2000 people around Australia to the exciting sport of sailing.

For a full list of Discover Sailing Day participating clubs, please log onto