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.

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


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.



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%.


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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Want to get more involved at the club?

*Looking For Help*
Getting involved in the club can be very enjoyable as well as helping the
other volunteers and our manager to keep the club operating. All positions
in the General Committee (GC) will be opened up again at this year’s AGM
(targeted for August) and anyone who is interested to join the GC is
encouraged to talk to existing committee members or our manager Amanda. The
Committee has a Commodore, Rear Commodore (sailing operations). Vice
Commodore (club house), Secretary and Treasurer, and also general members
who represent windsurfers and SUP, manage boat storage, seek sponsorships,
or help in other ways.

A member is eligible to be on the committee if a senior member, senior
member or partner in a family membership, a student member over 18, or a
life member. Associate members such as social members, or junior members
under 18 are not eligible.

If you would like to get involved and help but prefer not to join the
committee or are not eligible there are other ways to do so. Please contact
committee members or Amanda.

*COVID Update* June 3rd

In line with the Government COVID restrictions announced on June 2,  the
Club remains closed. The club will reopen on Friday June 11 if restrictions
We have received an update clarifying what sailing related activities are
permitted. Activities such as sailing, windsurfing, SUP, and surfing are
permitted as long as the activity does not involve closed facilities such
as ESC, is completed within 5 km of where you live (10 km from June 4),
and is conducted with members of your household or with one other person
only. Outdoor exercise is limited to 2 hours per day. Enjoy what you can!


In line with the requirements of the COVID lockdown announced today the clubhouse including boat storage will be closed from midnight today, Thursday May 27th, for 7 days. Key fobs will be turned off.

Note that exercise is permitted for 2 hours a day within 5km from your home, with one other person only. Recreation activities such as golf, fishing, boating, tennis, and surfing are not allowed.

A reminder that anyone attending ESC must register using the QR code, no exceptions. This app remembers your details when used once at a location, so you do not need to fill in your details again at that specific location.

Have fun!