Apollo Bay Sailing Club
1st November 2019
The Apollo Bay Sailing Club is looking forward to an amazing season and hope to see you there! The first RACE is tomorrow!!!
The car park and boat ramp area had an amazing face lift. Flying Fifteens are starting to make an appearance on the brand new hard stand area, the Yngling is waiting and floating anxiously to hoist its sails, keelboats have moved address from moorings to berths, the clubhouse looks phenomenal and shade will be provided by the club's planted trees (give or take 10 years later) after an amazing working bee.
See you out there and stay tuned to this channel as we will keep you up to date with the season!
Here is the program for this season - 2019_2020_Sailing_Program.pdf
We appreciate everyone's efforts and without your help the club would not look as amazing as it does now. Thank you kindly and we hope you enjoy your sailing this season!
Thank you Ken and Pauline for hosting us for your amazing Paella!!
A special thank you goes out to Tom of Otway Tree Care for the donation of Mulch. The mulch makes an enormous difference and ensures our newly planted trees have an enriched soil to set them off to a good start. Thank you Tom!
A FEW THINGS COMPING UP THIS SEASON
JUNIOR SAILING PROGRAM
Apollo Bay Sailing Club is excited to offer a new training program for juniors and youth who seek a dynamic outdoors lifestyle, in contact with the ocean, and sharing the experience with lots of other like minded people, all feeling part of the same team. FIND OUT MORE BELOW, or chat to Peter Geekie!!
The Mobile Boatshed will come down again in January. Check below for more information.
You will find that 3 dates are scheduled for a cruising social sail this season. Depending on the weather one of these will go ahead and we are looking forward to it. More information will follow closer to the date depending on the destination of the cruise. Wye River and Blanket Bay have been scheduled matching tide times for anchoring on location and entrance of departure and arrival at the Apollo Bay Harbour.
Thinking of introducing someone to sailing, this Cruise will be the perfect opportunity, invite someone along to come sailing with you!
ABSC’s Junior and Youth program!
That’s right, you’ve been waiting for it since forever, and it’s finally here: our new season of sailing is starting now.
We have been sailing all winter in Melbourne and around Port Phillip Bay and are super excited to have prepared a great program, the likes of which Apollo Bay has never seen!
The Club is so pleased to offer and support junior sailing in Apollo Bay. Junior members and their families receive the following benefits
- 1. Access to our great sailing club and facilities at affordable fees designed to make sailing accessible to all people.
- 2. Qualified club coach and experienced assistants, accompanied with a well-planned program to assist in fun and productive opportunities to learn to sail.
- 3. Great opportunities for volunteering with genuine, friendly and welcoming behaviours by all members to young people and all new members.
- 4. ABSC is a Child Safe Club with compliant policies and training for all members.
- 5. The use of equipment and new club boats.
- 6. Youth regatta and sleep over for sailing and social fun and connection.
Download our program outline here - What_we_offer_Fun_Friday_v.4.pdf
Learn to sail this summer in Apollo Bay on the beautiful Great Ocean Road! The Boatshed will be running kids, teenage and adult sailing programs from 7 to 11 January 2020 thanks to Apollo Bay Sailing Club.
For more information visit: www.theboatshed.net.au/apollo-bay.
BOOK NOW (before 30 NOV 2019) to get a $50 early bird discount!!!!
For kids, Tackers is the Australian Sailing accredited introductory kids sailing program, suitable for ages 7 to 12 years old. Tackers 1, 2 & 3 holiday programs offer progressive skill development to learn all the basics of sailing over a 20hr program, centred around our fun and games-based approach.
(NEW in 2020) For teenagers, the OutThere Sailing holiday program is a new Australian Sailing program offering teenagers the opportunity to experience and develop their skills in sailing. It's a fantastic way to get out on the water, make new friends and learn exciting and valuable skills that will help now and in the future. The program is for 12-17 year olds who have never sailed as well as those who have sailed before in Tackers or school programs. OutThere Sailing also offers the opportunity to experience, RIB driving, Stand-up Paddleboard and Windsurfing as a part of the program.
For adults interested in getting into sailing we offer the Start Sailing 1 + 2 course delivered in off the beach dinghies (Pacers).
Life is good. Come Sailing!
To find out more see our Facebook group - Apollo Bay Sailing Club