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KEELBOATS INFORMATION

The Claremont Yacht Club is an excellent environment to discover the joys of sailing, whether through our competitive racing fleets each weekend or in a more relaxed style on our Twilight Cruises every Wednesday night through summer.

If you have never sailed before that’s not a problem. We open our doors to all levels of experience and certainly welcome anybody who is keen to ‘give it a go’. We run courses during the year – but if you are keen – just come down for some “on the job training”.

Keelboat owners and skippers are always on the lookout for new crew to help them race their yachts. If you’re seeking the fun and rewards that being part of a team can bring, you are welcome to register your interest as a crew person by contacting the office or just come on down to the Club and give it a try. You will be allocated to a skipper who is looking for new crew. If you like it and want to be part of the Club, you can then join the Club as a crew member for a very affordable annual Associate Crew Member subscription.

Weekend racing commences at 1400h most Saturdays during the sailing season (October to April).  One weekend a month the weekend racing is held on Sunday afternoon.  Races generally last for 2 to 3 hours, after racing its back to the club for presentations.

Please note that if you wish to come down and find a place as crew on a boat on a weekend, you will need to arrive between 12:30 and 13:00 in order to be allocated a boat in time to start the race.

Our Wednesday Twilight Cruises start at 18:30 each Wednesday evening from September to April. If you would like to try Twilight Sailing please contact the Office at least a week in advance so we can arrange for you to be allocated to a boat. Please ensure you arrive by 17:45 to give us time for this allocation. All boats here at Claremont Yacht Club are privately owned, and as such CYC will need permission from a Member to allocate you onboard their boat.

We continue our racing calendar throughout the year including a very competitive but social winter Frost Bite racing program through the months of May to September so there is never a month where there is no sailing at Claremont Yacht Club.

We encourage family and junior involvement at the Claremont Yacht Club and have membership options to cater for families interested in our Dinghy fleet.

Swan River Marks

To help you find your way around the course, here is a map of the Swan River with all of the marks that are used for sail races and also for the power boat time trials.

Keelboat sailing instructions

Follow this link to get the rules, the signals, the courses and all of the information that you will need to complete in a Club sailing event.

Rob Boykett

Rear Commodore of Sail