Boat hire

Club boats may be hired by members and recent trainees (completed the course in the last 3 months) for $10 per day during club events, subject to availability.

The club owns 10 OziOptis (kids training boats), 10 Laser 4.7s (single handed training boats) and 4 RS Fevas (double handed training boats). The boats may be hired on club racing days and on Sunday practice days by contacting Geoff (Head of Training) in advance to confirm availability (please note training has priority over boat hire).

It is expected that sailors are competent enough to launch, retrieve and sail the boat in the expected conditions without assistance.

Further information
Please contact Geoff (Head of Training) via email training@elwoodsc.com or on 0417 508 483 for more information.

Sunday practice

Sunday practice is open to all members and recent trainees (within the last 3 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.

There is no enrollment or course fee required, however it is $10 per session to hire a club boat.

Sunday practice dates:

Pre Christmas Post Christmas
Sunday 19 October 2014 Sunday 31 January 2015
Sunday 26 October 2014 Sunday 8 February 2015
Sunday 9 November 2014 Sunday 22 February 2015
Sunday 16 November 2014 Sunday 15 March 2015
Sunday 23 November 2014 Sunday 22 March 2015
Sunday 7 December 2014 Sunday 29 March 2015
Sunday 14 December 2014 Sunday 11 April 2015
Sunday 18 April 2015

Venue

Sunday practice will be held at Elwood Sailing Club, Foreshore, Elwood, off Ormond Esplanade. (Melways ref 67B4). A Council-controlled car park is adjacent and meter fees are payable.

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What to Wear

Weather conditions may vary from cold to hot, so students should therefore bring:

Bathers & Towel/Wetsuit (if available) or Thermal underclothes
Shorts (also good over wetsuit for protection)
Polyester or lycra shirts and tops recommended (not cotton)
PFD/ Buoyancy Vests are available on loan from the club, or bring your own PFD (subject to inspection).
Woollen jumpers or thermal jumpers / jackets Windproof / waterproof jacket
Old sneakers / wetsuit boots
Sun hat / sunglasses / sunscreen (hats and sunglasses must be fitted with sports straps)
Sailing gloves if available (golf, weight lifting, bike gloves etc. all good)

Enrollments

Enrollments are not required.

Please contact Geoff (Head of Training) via email training@elwoodsc.com or on 0417 508 483 for more information.

Green fleet

Green fleet is designed to be 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.

There is no enrollment or course fee required, however it is $10 per session to hire a club boat.

Green fleet dates:

Pre Christmas Post Christmas
Saturday 18 October 2014 Saturday 7 February 2015
Saturday 25 October 2014 Saturday 14 February 2015
Saturday 8 November 2014 Saturday 21 February 2015
Saturday 15 November 2014 Saturday 28 February 2015
Saturday 22 November 2014 Saturday 14 March 2015
Saturday 29 November 2014 Saturday 21 March 2015
Saturday 6 December 2014 Saturday 28 March 2015

Venue

Green fleet will be held at Elwood Sailing Club, Foreshore, Elwood, off Ormond Esplanade. (Melways ref 67B4). A Council-controlled car park is adjacent and meter fees are payable.

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What to Wear

Weather conditions may vary from cold to hot, so students should therefore bring:

Bathers & TowelWetsuit (if available) or Thermal underclothes
Shorts (also good over wetsuit for protection)
Polyester or lycra shirts and tops recommended (not cotton)
PFD/ Buoyancy Vests are available on loan from the club, or bring your own PFD (subject to inspection).
Woollen jumpers or thermal jumpers / jackets Windproof / waterproof jacket
Old sneakers / wetsuit boots
Sun hat / sunglasses / sunscreen (hats and sunglasses must be fitted with sports straps)
Sailing gloves if available (golf, weight lifting, bike gloves etc. all good)

Enrollments

Enrollments are not required in advance, however please contact Geoff (Head of Training) via email training@elwoodsc.com or on 0417 508 483 to advise that you are attending or for more information.

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!

2014 Presentation Night Photos

Thanks to all those who helped out and came along to make the 2014 ESC Presentation Night a great success, and congratulations to all prize and award winners recognised on the night, including Club Person of the Year – Brian Adeney; Junior Club Person – Clément Lambert; and Veteran Sailor of the year Mike Wold

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Power Boat Handling Course

powerboat photoDo you want to learn to drive a small Powerboat?
Would you like to man a rescue boat to support your Club?
This Program will provide you with the necessary skills for the safe use of small Powerboats, including the equipment to be carried, knowledge of seamanship, navigation and weather.

We will be running a course in July or August.  To register your interest please email the Club Manager at manager@elwoodsc.com