Werrell Reserve, Abbotsford Point, Sydney, Australia: A Club that welcomes new members of all ages and encourages all levels of sailing
Abbotsford Sailing Club operates every Saturday between September and Easter (except Christmas & the first 2 weekends of January). Abbotsford Sailing Club can provide an environment to fulfil all your sailing ambitions.
Please support our projects via the Australian Sports Foundation: it is tax deductible! https://asf.org.au/projects/abbotsford-12ft-sailing-club/
Early in December during the summer of 1935, a few twelve foot skiff owners and crews assembled in the old band rotunda, situated in Cabarita Park, on the banks of the Parramatta River. It was an informal gathering, called together for the express purpose of discussing the pros and cons of forming their own sailing club.
From Fifty Years on the River by Ross G. Riley
In fact it was a short while later on January 6th 1936 that the "Concorde 12 Foot Flying Squadron" was formed. In 1937 the club name was changed to "Concord, Abbotsford, Gladesville Flying Squadron" but was commonly known amongst sailors as ‘CAGS’. In 1952 it was changed to "Abbotsford 12 Foot Flying Squadron"and the final name change to“Abbotsford 12 Foot Sailing Club” occurred in August 2013.
Above: the clubhouse Opening
Our sailing is supported by the generosity of
The club offers affordable opportunities to all ages to try the exciting sport of sailing
After completing the 8 week course, children have the opportunity to join our junior fleet for afternoon racing and continue their skill develoipment, including particpating in regattas at other clubs.
If you are interested in seeing the club facilities or getting further information, you are invited to arrnage a visit to the clubhouse on a Saturday morning (from 11:30 am) by sending an e-mail