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 and 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.


Access Update 30th Sept

*Access to Boat Storage Not Yet Approved*
We had been expecting to be able to open up the club for access to boat and
board storage, but unfortunately the Dept of Sport and Recreation have not
yet provided approval through Australian Sailing for access to club sheds
and buildings to retrieve sailing equipment. This means our storage will
have to remain locked, but hopefully only for a short time. We will let you
know as soon as we have approval, and the restrictions around entry.
Access to the outside storage yard is permitted.

AGM ZOOM THURSDAY AUG 12 – HIGHLIGHT OF THE WEEK?

The AGM is going ahead as a Zoom on Thursday August 12 at 7:00pm. Details were provided in the July 28 newsletter. In summary:

The meeting room will be open from 6:45 pm, and the meeting will start at 7:00 pm. To join the zoom meeting click on the link below (or copy into your browser):

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/7493999655?pwd=dldYZ2hubG80MCtQOTlCblZJdE82UT09

Meeting ID: 749 399 9655, Passcode: ESC

Please state your name when joining the meeting (unmute if required then mute again).

If you do not have internet access on your phone or pc and would like to call into the meeting using a phone, please call 03 7018 2005 or 02 8015 6011. Passcode: 199470.  Only audio will be available to you. Please go on mute when you are not speaking.

If you plan to attend the Zoom, please email secretary@elwoodsc.com (David Wilkinson).

If you do not plan to attend the meeting you may appoint the Commodore or another member as your proxy using an AGM Proxy Form (click for link). Please email your proxy to secretary@elwoodsc.com

CLUB CLOSURE CONTINUES to FRIDAY AUG 20

The club will remain closed in line with the extended COVID lockdown, hopefully opening again on Friday Aug 20. Key fobs will be turned off during this period.

Sailing and boarding activities are permitted as part of your daily 2 hour exercise, within 5km of your home, with a person who you live with or a friend. A mask is required unless you have a valid exemption.

MEMBERSHIP FEES NOW DUE – AVOID $50 LATE FEE

A reminder that membership and storage fees were due by July 31. Any payments made after August 15 will incur a $50 late fee.

CLUB CLOSURE FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY AUGUST 5 FOR 7 DAYS

In line with the requirements of the COVID lockdown announced today, the clubhouse including boat storage is closed from 8:00pm Thursday, August 5, for 7 days, presumably reopening on Friday August 15. Key fobs will be turned off during this period.

We are assuming that personal sailing and boarding activities will be permitted as part of your daily 2 hour exercise, within 5km of your home, but this needs to be confirmed so please ensure you are aware of the specific restrictions when available from the Vic Government.

A reminder that anyone attending ESC must register using the QR code, irrespective of the length of the visit.

Notice of Annual General Meeting: Changed to ‘Zoom”


The Annual General Meeting of Elwood Sailing Club Inc. will be held as an on-line “zoom” meeting on Thursday August 12th, from 7.00 – 9:00 pm.

We had hoped to hold the AGM at the clubhouse, however Vic Gov COVID restrictions in place from today on group sizes, with uncertainty about when these will change, mean that a meeting at the club is not practical.

This Notice contains information on the meeting and what you need to do if you wish to nominate a proxy, or nominate for the General Committee.

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ESC Covid 19 Update as of 16th June

CLUB CLOSURE FROM MIDNIGHT THURSDAY JULY 15 FOR 5 DAYS

In line with the requirements of the COVID lockdown announced yesterday, the clubhouse including boat storage is closed from midnight Thursday July 15, for 5 days, reopening on Wednesday July 21.  Key fobs are turned off during this period.

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2021/22

CLICK HERE TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP

MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2021/22 TO BE PAID FROM JULY 1 – 31
In view of the ongoing impact of the COVID restrictions on the club’s hire events income the Committee has decided to increase membership and storage fees by the last 12 months CPI of 1.1%.

MEMBERSHIP FEES NOW DUE – AVOID $50 LATE FEE

A reminder to please pay your membership and storage fees by July 31. Any payments made after August 15 will incur a $50 late fee.

If you would like to discuss progressive payment of your membership and storage fees over the next few months, please contact our manager, Amanda Innes. Any discussions will remain confidential.

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ESC COVID Restrictions Update 25th June

ESC COVID Restrictions Update

In line with the Vic Government COVID regulation changes on June 17 and 24, the COVID restrictions relating to club activities have changed:

What has Changed:

  • QR code MUST be used to register your visit, irrespective of the length of time at the club. Using your key fob for entry and assuming that this complies with regulations is NOT correct.
  • No limit on the distance you may travel to attend ESC.
  • Face masks: must be carried at all times and worn inside unless a Vic Gov exception applies. Should be worn outside where 1.5m distancing cannot be achieved.
  • Competitive sailing, boating, and boarding are permitted.
  • Maximum of 50 persons inside the ground floor: boat storage 30, male changerooms 10, female changerooms 6, workshop 1, manager’s office 2.
  • Changeroom showers are open
  • Deck is open for max 32 people at a time. Register using the QR code. Clean up and lock the gate after use.
  • Venue hires are possible with some restrictions.
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Covid Update 11th June 2021

ESC COVID Restrictions from June 11, 2021

The club is reopening for sailing, boating, and boarding activities on Friday June 11, with restrictions in line with the Vic Government regulations. At this point these restrictions will remain in place until midnight on Thursday June 17.

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