Race Official Courses

Have you ever wondered what all the flags on the start boat mean? Would you like to learn?

Yachting Victoria are running Race Official courses at various levels throughout spring and early summer, so if you are interested to learn and to be of assistance to the club in conducting sailing events please follow the link and you too will know what happens when they drop the blue peter!

ESC Christmas Party Saturday 14th December

Old St.Nick and his helpers will be making their annual visit to Elwood Sailing Club on Saturday 14th December, so be there with your kids, grandkids and their friends to welcome Santa Clause back to ESC.  The party will kick off after sailing around 5pm with some kids games and party food before Santa’s arrival and followed by a BBQ, and the good news for all you scrooges out there is that it’s free again this year!

Parents & guardians, please remember to bring a small labelled gift for each child attending as our Santa will have been out sailing all afternoon and will not have time to shop beforehand…

Club Rules and Membership Policies


The new ‘Rules of the Elwood Sailing Club Incorporated‘ (the Club Rules), which were adopted at the ESC AGM on the 14th September 2013 have been approved by the Registrar of Incorporated Associations at the Department of Justice and so came into effect on the 14th of  October 2013.

The Club Rules and associated ‘Policies & Procedures – Membership and Subscriptions‘ are now available for reference under the Membership dropdown on our homepage.

ESC 2013/14 Season Opening Day, Sunday 29th September from midday

seahorses-on-beach-2The buds are bursting, the days are getting longer and we are experiencing our first spring cold snap, so it’s time for the ESC 2013/14 season Opening Day!

Join Elwood Sailing Club Commodore Rob Anderson, Flag Officers, committee members, sponsors, honorary life members and special guests and assorted local worthies in welcoming in the new season at the clubrooms on Sunday 29th September from midday.

The opening ceremony at 12:30 will be followed by an introduction of new members and racing information session hosted by ESC Commodores Rear & Vice, Croften Dawson and Mark Foster at approximately 12:50, before adjourning for a traditional 2pm race start (weather permitting), and followed by a sausage sizzle after racing around 5pm.

In case of inclement weather the bar will be open from 1pm with sailing DVD’s on the big screen and an early sausage sizzle for all to enjoy.

So come along & join the celebrations!

2013 ESC Annual General Meeting, Saturday 14th September @ 7:00pm

The 2013 Annual General Meeting of Elwood Sailing Club Inc. will be held at the clubrooms on Saturday 14th September, the bar will be open from 6:30pm and meeting commencing at 7:00pm.

As mentioned in the previous post, due to the recent enactment of the “Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012” we have had to extensively redraft our Club Rules and therefore are a number of motions relating to this will put before the ESC membership for adoption. Also there are motions for members to approve the nomination of Mark and Fay Foster as Life Members of the Association.

For your reference please find attached the following documents:

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New Club Rules

Due to the recent enactment of the “Associations Incorporation Reform Act 2012” we have had to extensively redraft our Club Rules, which will be put before the ESC membership for adoption at the upcoming 2013 Annual General Meeting to be held at the clubrooms on Saturday 14th September. Special thanks must go to Brian Adeney and John Morgan for all their work in merging our existing ESC Club Rules with the Model Rules template so that they are compliant with the new act.

More detail will follow with the formal Notice of Meeting to be issued over the next few weeks, but for your reference in the meantime please find attached the ESCNewRulesv1.0Membership & subscription policiesv1.0 and Explanatory notes & motions (v1.0) documents.