Covid19 Response – ESC Closed

In the interests of the health and safety of members, and in response to the Stage 3 restrictions in effect from mid-night March 30th we have taken the decision to suspend all club activities including access to the ground floor boat storage area. If you want to remove your boats/boards and other personal equipment from the storage area you will have access until mid-night (tonight) Monday 30th March using your key fob. Access after that time for boat/board removal will need to be organised by contacting the manager At all times you should comply with social distancing and hygiene requirements. It is with much regret that this temporary action needs to be taken.

Beach Closed


The Council, in consultation with the local police, has closed all City of Port Phillip beaches from 6 pm Friday 27th March.

While people will still be able to access the beaches as a thoroughfare, such as for a run or walking a dog, the closure is aimed at beaches not being used as a gathering place during the COVID-19 crisis. Swimming is allowed at this stage, as long as social distancing and mass gathering rules are obeyed. Boat launches at St Kilda Marina are unaffected.


I would like to update everybody on the current status of club use.

Since we published the last information/ newsletter there have been several changes.

Currently the ground floor of the club is open for normal club activities. We encourage all members to continue their on water enjoyment, be it sailing, windsurfing, SUP etc. However it becomes paramount that anyone who ventures out from the club on to the water does so in a safe and responsible manner. We recommend taking into account your own on water capabilities vs the conditions of wind, sea state, and any forecast changes. We also highly recommend not leaving the beach without one or more, fellow members.

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Important Information on the CoronaVirus COVID19

Elwood Sailing Club is following the advice provided by health authorities for individuals and establishments like our own: our priority is the health of members and staff.  As the advice from authorities is updated our actions will change and we ask that members similarly remain aware of, and follow public health recommendations.

Changes to Racing

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Draft By-laws

Dear Members,

At the 2019 AGM, it was resolved to amend the Rules of the Elwood Sailing Club to enable the General Committee to make, repeal and amend by-laws necessary for the good conduct of the Club.

The General Committee is pleased to be able to provide members with a draft copy of the by-laws for their review and comment (click here).

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