Whether you are an experienced sailor or have just been dreaming of becoming one, it is time to come on down to Concord Ryde Sailing Club (CRSC). The 2020/2021 sailing season starts on Saturday 5 September 2020 and anyone interested in sailing is always very welcome.

CRSC is committed to working within a COVID19 safe framework and takes its responsibility to its members and the community very seriously.

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. This year the Club will be celebrating 75 years of sailing on the river, so this is a perfect opportunity to check it out.

Several different types of dinghies’ take part including: Spirals, Tasars, NS14’s, Herons, Sabots, Optimists, 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 two $100 vouchers per child, for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year.

Junior Sailing Courses

This course is designed to progress the younger sailor (8 to 15 years old) from beginner to advanced racer. Courses are conducted each Saturday in the sailing season (September to April) from 9.00am to noon (excluding Christmas and Easter holidays). Modules are 5 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.

School Holiday Camps

These camps are designed to enable young sailors (8 to 15 years old) to complete the Start Sailing 1 module over three consecutive days in the School holidays (9.00am-4.30pm).

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 five Saturday mornings from 9:00 am to noon and five Tuesday evenings from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. 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 Mrs Kay Williams 0407 437 019 who can help you decide which training course best meets your needs or visit www.concordrydesailing.org.au. for more information.

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 Peter Bates our boat storage officer through the website.