Situated on the Parramatta River at the end of Great North Road, Abbotsford Sailing Club operates every Saturday (except Christmas & the first 2 weekends of January). There is a winter program held as well. Whether racing around marks in squally weather or pottering up and down on a sunny day, Abbotsford Sailing Club can provide an environment to fulfill all your sailing ambitions.
Once the hustle and bustle of getting the boats in the water is over, spectators can settle back on the verandah and enjoy the million dollar view. It is a fabulous spot to bring relatives and friends. Everyone is always made welcome.
One of our families has 4 generations involved in the club and there are many parents sailing in one class while their children sail in another. We have fleets of sabots, flying 11’s, cherub’s, lasers, 420’s, 12ft and other classes are welcome to join and sail in our open division.
Many families join when their children are young (in sabots) and are still coming after their children have left home and bought their own boats. The friendships that have begun over an afternoon spent amongst the rigging, linger long after the sails have been packed away.
Sailing, being the one sport that allows men and women to compete together, fosters a spirit of support and camaraderie between the sexes.
We encourage the junior sailors to take an active role in the management of their class and the general running of the club. In this way, they learn new skills and become self reliant. All levels of sailing are encouraged from aspiring Olympic champions to people who just like messing about in boats.
The club has sabots and pacer boats available for leasing on a “one-off”, weekly or season basis.
Come and have a go……