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.

2023 Lightning Regatta Sailing Instructions

The Elwood Sailing Club (ESC) is pleased to invite all International A Class and Paper Tiger sailors to the 2023 Lightning Regatta to be held at Elwood on 11 and 12 February 2023.

Click here for Sailing Instructions

Racing will be under the authority of the Elwood Sailing Club (ESC) governed by the Notice of Race (NOR) Lightning Regatta 2023, the rules as defined in the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS) 2021-2024 and the Yachting Australia (Australian Sailing) Prescriptions there-to, including Special Regulations Part 2 for off-the beach boats.

Top of the Bay Challenge

The 2023 Top of the Bay Challenge will be held at Port Melbourne Yacht Club on Saturday 11th February. Racing will start at 2:00pm.  Depending on numbers, we may deploy Seahorse 1 as a safety escort for boats sailing to the regatta from Elwood and back again.  If you are interested in sailing in the Top of the Bay, please let Amanda know so we can finalise support plans.

click below for Notice of Race


Changes to the by-law Section 4 covering Boatshed and Outside Storage

The General Committee has approved changes to the by-law Section 4 covering Boatshed and Outside Storage. The changes relate to:

 – Use of the Sailor App instead of cards to sign on and off for races, which feeds in to the storage points calculation

 – SUP storage allocation process

 – Ability for a member to store one SUP within that members allocated boat storage spot

 – Storage of  A-class catamaran beach wheels on the boat unless used for ground level storage, and removal of rudders from A-class in their storage spots when practical.

 – Approval required for storage of a boat on the floor in the general area, for a maximum of one week

 – Potential penalties in the event of a breach of any storage by-law will include a 5 point storage penalty, or removal of the offending boat/equipment to the outside storage area pending resolution

 – Other minor changes

The revised Bylaws are available here

Bringing Guests to the Club

Guest coming to use change rooms/sail/paddleboard/ windsurf/swim

Must have a sail pass before access to club and equipment, click link on website and fill out form, the guests can have max of 4 visits to the club

Sail Pass – Elwood Sailing Club Elwood Sailing Club (elwoodsc.com)

click on link and choose new member

If you cannot do this then please email manager@elwoodsc.com with guests name DOB mobile address and Amanda will set this up for you, she is working through out the holidays and can access sail pass set up remotely.

Guest coming to use club and deck

No sail pass required, just sign all visitors in before going upstairs.