Dear Members,


Williamstown Sailing Club, as the Organising Authority and on behalf of the Trustees, invites Albert Park Yacht Club Albert Sailing Club, Altona Yacht Club, Elwood Sailing Club, Port Melbourne Yacht Club, Williamstown Sailing Club (Host Club), Hobsons Bay Yacht Club Royal Yacht Club of Victoria and Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron (the “Participating Clubs”) to participate in the Top of the Bay Interclub Challenge to be conducted on the waters of Port Phillip on Saturday 10th February 2024.

Please see the NOR – Regattas – Williamstown Sailing Club

As you are aware ESC is holding the Lightening Regatta on Saturday 10 Feb so there are choices to be made.

Next season will be ESC’s 100 Year celebration year and the Committee has advised that the Top of The Bay regatta will be hosted by ESC in 2025. I feel that to help ensure a good turn up at the Top Of The Bay Regatta in 2025, ESC members should support and attend the Regatta on Saturday at Williamstown SC. “Miss Adventure” is going and we will probably trail the boat to Williamstown. However, the course will most likely be in the vicinity of Port Melbourne Yacht Club which is not a long sail from Elwood beach.

Please consider where you wish to sail on Saturday and support ESC, especially in our centenary year.


Mark Foster

National E – Miss Adventure


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