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  • Jun 10 / 2018
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management, news

Strategic Plan 2018-20 – have your say

The Committee of Management has over the past five months been reviewing our Strategic Plan 2015-17 and setting our goals for our next three years in the new Strategic Plan 2018-20.

We have achieved a lot but don’t have 20:20 vision. So we have posted our Draft Plan for your review and feedback. It is the intention to have the final Strategic Plan in place before the AGM in July.

If you would like something changed or added please let us know by contacting the Commodore or Secretary.

Download the WSC Strategic Plan 2018-21 DRAFT [PDF].

The previous plan can be found here: strategic plan 2015-17.

  • May 26 / 2018
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event, management, news

Annual Gen. Meeting – Sun 29 July

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Club will be held in the Clubhouse at 2pm Sunday 29 July, 2018.


  • To confirm minutes of the previous Annual General meeting and of any general meetings since then.
  • To receive from the Committee reports upon transactions of the Club during the preceding financial year.
  • To elect Committee members.
  • Any special business of which notice has been given in accordance with the Rules.
  • Nominations are sought for all positions on the Committee of Management:
    • Commodore
    • Vice Commodore
    • Rear Commodore
    • Secretary
    • Treasurer
    • Captain and
    • five Ordinary Members.

Closing date for nominations is midday on Saturday 23 June 2018.

Download the nomination form here:


  • May 04 / 2018
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event, news, sailing, social

Presentation night – Sat 2 June

view to the city from the club

Presentation night is closing in pretty quickly so make sure you circle the date in your diaries – Saturday 2 June.

Awards, food, celebrations, and reflections on the season’s races. Lots to talk about. Don’t miss out.

Doors open at 6pm; dinner at 7pm.

Tickets: Members & guests – adults $25, families $60

Buy tickets at the canteen on Saturdays or from the bar. If you’re not available to collect and pay in person you may wish to email the sailing committee via vice.commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au with the number of tickets required. Ticket sales will close on Tuesday 29 May. 

For more information on all events see the social events web page.



  • Apr 28 / 2018
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maintenance, management, news, sailing

New procedure: safely launch and retrieve the club’s RHIBs


Read all about how to safely launch and retrieve the club’s Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs).

The document has been put together by Bruce Mansfield, and is to ensure the personal safety of those directly engaged with launch/retrieval as well as bystanders during activities involving movement of vehicles, and avoid damage to the RHIBs.

It’s on our Rules and policies page.




  • Apr 12 / 2018
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event, news, social

Autumn fling dinner – Sat 5 May


Come and join us for a great evening of food and music from 7pm until late.


Three course dinner, including a kebab BBQ cooked on a Cyprus grill  Vegetarians catered for.


The bar will be open, no BYO.


“Long & Short of It” Local popular musicians Patsy and David are back to entertain us again.


Adults $35, Families $80. Tickets must be bought by Wed 2 May from canteen on Saturday mornings or email social@williamstownsailingclub.org.au


  • Apr 08 / 2018
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maintenance, news, sailing

Notice of race amendment – club series racing program change


We wish to advise all sailors that due to the number of abandonments in the later part of the season’s program, Races 24 and 25 on 21 April will also be resails for Club Championship series, in addition to the gazetted Handicap races.

The course will remain as Course 4, unless otherwise advised by the OOD on the day.

The sailing program will be updated to reflect these changes.

On behalf of the Sailing Committee
Brian Fentiman, Commodore



  • Apr 04 / 2018
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event, news, social

Friday night, music, food & bar open – Fri 6 April


On Friday 6 April we will have the last night of music, food and bar open for the season.

The food theme will be curries – mild and hot ones- to acknowledge the cooler weather approaching.

The music for the night will be a new group for us, The Tallboys from the Newport folk scene. This ensemble knows a thing or two about singer-songwriters. Expect Canadian and Celtic influences sitting nicely alongside their own original songs and tunes evoking the Australian experience.

Bar open at 6pm, with food and music from 6.30pm.

  • Feb 22 / 2018
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management, news, sailing

Looking for owner of Sabre 1454


The Club is looking for the owner of a Sabre dinghy number 1454 which has been stored undisturbed for a number of years in the boat rack.

The Club has attempted and has not been able to identify the dinghy owner.

If any member or past member knows the owner please contact The Commodore (commodore@williamstownsailingclub.org.au) to claim the boat and remove it. This is the last attempt to identify and contact the owner. If there is no response in 60 days and because in the considered opinion of the CoM the boat is worth less than its unpaid registration and storage fees, the boat will be sold and the money returned to the Club.

  • Oct 18 / 2017
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management, news

New Member & child protection policy

At Williamstown Sailing Club, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive, supportive, friendly and welcoming place for everyone.

I’d like to use the opportunity of having you all together today to enshrine these values into the new Member & Child Protection Policy which was adopted by the CoM during the off-season.

While this is essential document to ensure WSC complies with State and Federal laws, the policy is more than that – it provides an opportunity for us to articulate clearly the standards of conduct we all should expect from our members and people who use our Club.

It captures the values of respect, fairness and care for their well-being of others that everyone, including prospective members, should know makes WSC a great place to belong.

I would encourage you to take a look at the new Member & child protection policy.

The policy includes procedures to:

  • keeping children safe
  • report any incidents
  • manage Working With Children Checks. For many volunteers, particularly those involved in TACKERS, Learn to Sail, Junior Sailing, rescue, first aid and some committees, a Member & Child Protection Declaration will be required. These will be distributed through the chair of the various committees or coordinator of the activities.

Our Child Protection Officers are Lois Hunt and Tracy Graham.

The CoM is committed to a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone at the Club, including children.

Brian Fentiman