A Club that welcomes new members of all ages and encourages all levels of sailing
Werrell Reserve, Abbotsford Point., Sydney, Australia
Situated on the Parramatta River at the end of Great North Road, Abbotsford Sailing Club operates every Saturday between September and Easter (except Christmas & the first 2 weekends of January). There is a social 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 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
A12SC has developed a COVID management plan, which we would like to communicate to all members
First and foremost, the focus of this year is to keep members engaged with the Abbotsford 12Ft Sailing Club and enabling them to engage in the sport of sailing, while safeguarding the safety and wellbeing of the club members and their families.
To be able to open the club for sailing, the management committee has approved a COVID-19 Management Plan, of which you can read a summary here. Please adhere to these rules as the alternative is to close the club! In addition, the club could be liable for penalties up to $53,000!
Phil Marsh is the Club COVID Officer, he is the main point of contact for questions about COVID management at the club.
The full COVID management plan is available at the club
The management plan will be reviewed by the management committee on a monthly basis and any changes will be communicated to all members.
Australian Sailing encourages all sailors to download the COVIDsafe app
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Our sailing is supported by the generosity of
The club offers opportunities to Experience Sailing and receive continued training in sailing for young and old.