F18 Worlds – Kiel, Germany

F18sESC sailors and 2015 Victorian F18 champions Chris Boag & Tom Salt are currently competing in the F18 World Championships being held in Kiel, Germany. F18 action

They are in good company, competing with fellow Australians Glenn Ashby & Brett Goodall and over 160 other boats. You can follow their progress on the official website or facebook.

Let’s hope they also bring back some of the latest 2 handed cat sailing techniques!


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 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.

ESC 2015 Presentation Night, 23rd May from 6:30 pm

Join us to celebrate the 2014 – 15 sailing season and enjoy a fabulous menu created by ESC’s own celebrity chef Dan Osinger, live music, dancing, raffles and prizes galore. Finger food and refreshments will be available from the bar upon arrival to be followed by a 2 course meal, tea & coffee.

Ticket prices are $40 for adults ($35 early bird special if paid in April) and $20 for juniors (under 18 years or 21 if a full time student).  For payment options please see below.

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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.

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Opti’s for sale

cropped-Sail-training-roof-057.jpgWe have 5 pre-loved Optimist training dinghies for sale at $50 to ESC members on a first in best dressed basis. The hulls are fiberglass in varying condition and come with rigs and foils, again in various condition, so if you get in early you can have the pick of the litter! Continue reading