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 which eventually became the "Abbotsford 12 Foot Flying Squadron." In 1937 the club name was changed to the "Concord, Abbotsford, Gladesville Flying Squadron" but was commonly known amongst sailors as 'CAGS'. The final name change only occurred in January 1952.
Above: the clubhouse Opening
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.