We invite you to help the Batemans Bay Sailing Club increase its contribution to enjoyable sailing in the Bay and in the region.
The club has been active in promoting sailing in the Bay and in the region for more than 40 years. In its current structure it is focused on competitive keel boat and trailer yacht sailing within the Clyde River Estuary and coastal events both north and south of the Bay. It also manages off the beach sailing at the Bay and at Coila Lake, Tuross Head. The club is very active with events once per fortnight in most months of the year.
Currently 8 to 10 yachts compete in most keel boat events and a similar number in off the beach sailing.
Our events are organised under the auspices of Yachting Australia in a professional fashion with safety, enjoyment and enhancing seamanship skills all as priorities.
Like many other regional clubs we are facing the challenges that modern life styles put on time, and the freedom to be involved in regular voluntary activity. We are looking to modernise our program to better meet these challenges.
We recognise that strict competitive sailing is not for everyone but we believe there is scope to combine competitive sailing with a more relaxed enjoyment of sailing in the company of other yachts.
We note that some of the most used yachts in the Marina and on moorings in the river are those that sail with the club and we would love to increase our numbers to spread the enjoyment of sailing wider and perhaps increase our influence on the ongoing improvement of sailing infrastructure in the Bay.
This is an invitation to come to an open forum at which we would appreciate your views on how the club could better meet your objectives for recreational sailing. The forum will be held at the Catalina Club at 10 am on Saturday 16 September. Please come along and help us refocus the club to meet the needs of regional sailing at Batemans Bay.
Representatives from the Department of NSW Department of Industry - Lands & Forestry and MarProp will also attend to provide a briefing and discussion about the future of dredging the bar and ongoing development of the Marina.
We hope to see you at the forum, but please feel free to phone or email the club to discuss any suggestions you may have that would make a sailing club more useful to you.