Elwood Sailing Club has a proud history of recreational and competitive sailing for monohulls and catamarans with easy access from Melbourne suburbs, favourable sailing through the season and fresh summer breezes for Windsurfing. Races and Training are held on Saturdays from October to Easter supported by our race & rescue patrol. We host international, national and state title events. To become a member, learn to sail, or hire the facilities for a function don't hesitate to contact us.

Race Rules & Pizza Evening – date change

Rob Ware will be presenting a talk on Racing Rules at the ESC clubrooms on Thursday 16thth July, @ 7pm, this date has been moved from the 9th. Rob’s experience in rules is vast and extremely valuable – a night not to be missed. Rob will be talking about the beer n pizza nighttactical application of rules – “how to beat up the opposition and stay out of trouble”
Perfect theory practice during the winter. We will be providing pizza and a beer, all for $10.00.  Please book in advance with Sarah Thompson at manager@elwoodsc.com as the pizzas will need to be ordered.

ESC Membership Renewals due 1 July 2015

It’s ESC Membership renewal time again!image ESC’s General Committee has reviewed the club’s financial position and decided that there will be no increases in annual membership subscription fees for the upcoming season, however to encourage a prompt response we will be implementing a late payment fee of $50 for payments received after the due date of 1 July 2015.  Continue reading

2015 ESC Presentation Night Photos

2015 ESC Presentation Night was a great success with all attending having a great time and dancing the night away. The meal was fabulous thanks to Dan Osinga and staff.

Club Person of the year was very well deserved by Croften Dawson who has been very active over quite a few seasons now with his influence being seen in the club and on thewater.  Continue reading

2015 Winter Sailing Series – updated

winter sailing

Time to break out your winter woolies as the ESC 2015 Winter sailing series is almost upon us. All are welcome to join in with the plan to run 2 short races starting around midday on the following Saturdays;
16 May, 30 May, 13 June, 18 July, 1 August, 15 August, 29 August & 12 Sept 2015.

Please refer to the Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for further details, I look forward to seeing you out on the water – Mike Wold, ESC Rear Commodore.

ANZAC day service @ ESC

2015-04-25 02.04.17On ANZAC Day we hosted the Elwood community memorial ANZAC service. By my estimate there were over 500 people attending in cold conditions. The event was organised by the Friends of Elwood RSL and we played our part as host venue.

Congratulations to the organising committee and especially to our Club Manager – Sarah, and Liz Shaw for all their superb event management, and a huge thanks to the 20 club members who volunteered to help on the day.

Mark Foster – Commodore, Elwood Sailing Club.

For further photos and the managers report please  Continue reading

Sunday Practice

Sunday practice is open to all members and recent trainees (within the last 12 months). The club is open downstairs and a rescue boat is provided. Sailors are free to sail and practice as they wish.  Sailors may hire a ESC fleet OziOpti, 4.7 Laser or RS Feva training dinghies, or you can bring your own boat. It runs on Sundays from October – December in the first half of the season and January – April in the second half of the season from 9.00am-12.00pm. Continue reading

Green fleet

Green fleet is a collection of fun racing and activities to improve sailing skills. It is open to ESC club members, senior & junior, who have completed an Tackers 3 or Introduction to Club Racing course or equivalent and wish to improve their sailing. Greenfleet is hands on/on-water using ESC fleet of OziOptis, 4.7 Laser and RS Feva training dinghies, or you can bring your own boat. It runs on Saturdays from October – December in the first half of the season and February – March in the second half of the season from 1.30pm-4.30pm. Continue reading