Did you watch Lisa Blair return triumphant from her solo circumnavigation of Antarctica in her yacht Climate Action Now? 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 2022/2023 sailing season at Concord and Ryde Sailing Club (CRSC) kicks off on Saturday the 3rd of September 2022 and new members are always very welcome.

The club has been busy over the off season with the repair and replacement of the wooden decking and platform that adjoins the clubhouse. This area is open to the public and the club takes seriously its responsibility to keep it in good order.  The work was made possible by a Commonwealth grant through the Stronger Communities Program and a team of club volunteers, led by John Franklin.

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 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 8 weeks duration commencing with Start Sailing 1, Start Sailing 2 and Better Sailing. Course commencement dates are set out on our website www.concordrydesailing.org.au the first to start on the 15th of October 2022.

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 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.