Welcome to the Williamstown Sailing Club

The Williamstown Sailing Club is situated in the heart of historic Williamstown on Hobsons Bay.

We place an emphasis on family membership to create a friendly atmosphere for sailing, fishing and social activities. Sailing occurs over the summer season (October - April) with organised racing every Saturday. For those who don’t mind the cold we also have a winter series held during May.

At present boats racing include Hartley TS16, Ultimate 16 and 18, Explorer 16, Kitty Catamaran, 125, Mirror, Sabre, Pacers and Impulse classes.

We cater for sailors with different levels of ability and experience, and run sail training programs and Discover Sailing days.

We also have a very active fishing fleet with around 80 members.

The Club extends invitations to other clubs and class associations to join in the races and conducts National, State and local championship regattas.

No access to the club Friday 31 October 5.30 pm - 9 pm

All members please note that there will be no access to the club facilities, including boat ramps, jetties and upstairs area on Friday night the 31 October from 5.30 pm - 9 pm.

The club facilities are being used for filming part of an ad. We hope that it does not inconvenience any members for this short period.

The 2014-15 sailing program has been released

The 2014-15 sailing program has been finalised.

Visit the Racing information and documents page to find the program and supporting documents.

Opening Day of the 2014-15 sailing season: Saturday 11 October

All members, family and friends are invited to join the Flag Officers, Committee of Management and our distinguished guests at our Opening Day celebrations on Saturday 11 October.

The official activities will start at 1pm with the formal opening of the season, the flag raising and then on to the ‘sail past’ of the south jetty to raise your cheers to the Official Party. We would love some of our fishing members join in the sail past, which will kick off about 1.30pm.

Learn to sail programs - applications now open

In 2014-15 Williamstown Sailing Club will be offering two different learn to sail programs - the Tackers sailing program (for children 6-12 years of age), and the Start Sailing 1 & 2 (for people over the age of 12).

Applications for Start Sailing 1 & 2 course are now open. Find more information on the program, including prices, dates and the enrolment form.

More details on the Tacker program will be available over coming few months. If you would like to put your child’s name on the waiting list please email training@williamstownsailingclub.org.au

Arrival of the RIB

The Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore and members of the rescue team welcomed the arrival of the clubs second RIB delivered by Inflatable Boat Worx this weekend. The Zodial Pro 550, was fitted with a 4-stroke Mercury 60 HP, T Top, navigation lights, and custom made towing bar to suit the radio aerial and flags.

arrival of the new rescue boat

2014 Working bees, skills register and maintenance

As the race sailing season has come to a close it’s time to compile a list of jobs that need to be done during this year’s working bees. So if you see anything that needs to be repaired or replaced (safety and security in particular), make a note of it on the whiteboard located outside the training room. Alternatively bring it to the attention of a flag officer or member of the Committee of Management.

Port of Melbourne - live webcams

The Port of Melbourne has installed several web cameras located around the Port of Melbourne. One of the cameras is located at the Sailing Club, you can control and view the camera from the link below. Select the tab Webb Dock west to view the camera looking over the moored club boats and jetty.