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Welcome to Apollo Bay Sailing Club.  We’re a friendly bunch and welcome new members value and guests. Membership is great value at just $120 for an adult and less for families and juniors. We sail from November til April every Saturday.  We’re always looking for new sailors/skippers and crew whether you have lots of experience or none at all.  The club has a couple of boats (ynglings) that members can use to sail. The typical fleet on a race day comprises a couple of dinghies (Lasers, fireball), half a dozen flying fifteens, a yngling or two and seven or eight keelboats from 28ft up to 40ft.

We race from Apollo Bay on Bass Strait which is sometime calm but often has big swells, tides and can get windy!

Most of the club communications between members – looking for crew, pictures etc. are now done via our facebook group – Apollo Bay Sailing Club.  This website is not therefore monitored regularly if at all – the club contact details are up to date though if you want to text us.

Here is the link/address for our facebook page. Just copy it into your browser.


Alternatively login in to facebook and search groups for Apollo Bay Sailing Club and request to join.

New Members Wanted

2014-15 ABSC Membership Forms

2014-15 Sailing Program

The new sailing season starts next Saturday and we are looking for beginners and experienced sailors to join our friendly club.

We have a growing fleet ranging from solo dinghies through two-three person daysailers up to large keelboats.

There are lots of opportunities to get out on the bay for a sail whether you fancy yourself at the helm of one of the club Ynglings, crewing a flying fifteen or joining the teams sailing the larger yachts – or even just sitting on the deck with the wind in your hair enjoying the view! Once you get hooked the scope is huge – in the last 12 months members have sailed to Tassie, NSW, Queensland, New Zealand and Tahiti!

Sailing at Apollo Bay is very affordable (see attached membership form) and we race every Saturday at 1pm (race schedule attached too).

The clubhouse has just been extended to meet our growing needs (a big thankyou to Colac Otway Shire for contributing to the cost) and is now a great place to have a yarn after a sail.

To find out more call or email Tim (0418 529387) timcobb@optusnet.com.au or put a message on our facebook page. Or just come down to the clubhouse on a Saturday morning and say hello.

Life is good. Come Sailing! 

clubhouse photo

Last Saturday there was a buzz of activity at the club rooms. Thanks are in order to the many people that turned up for the working bee.

Too many to mention individually but your work was very much appreciated.

Cleaning up the rubber duck, repainting the clubhouse, building the new pergola – see picture, cleaning up the ynglings and making lunch!

What a great team effort – what a great club..

Well done.clubhouse

The 2013-14 sailing season is almost upon us!

Some key dates for your diary:


Club House Working Bee  – Sat 19th of October                                                        10am – 3pm at clubhouse                                                                                              Jobs will include:  rescue boat, Ynglings, clubhouse clean, mow lawn.

and after…..

6pm                                                                                                                                    Ken & Pauline Goodison’s for the annual “Paella Social Night”                                    …which Ken & Pauline are so famously well known for.                                            Definitely an evening not to be missed. If you know of anyone interested in joining the club, please bring them along.

Many thanks to Ken & Pauline for hosting this evening.


*1st Race Pre-Christmas Series*                                                                                  Saturday 26th of October                                                                                           briefing 12.30pm, race start 2pm


Apollo Bay Sailing Club                                                                                                   2013 Presentation Night

Friday 31st May                                                                                                                  Café 153                                                                                                                                  6pm drinks      7pm dinner

23rd & 24th Race Days 13 & 20 /04/13

Well the 23rd Race Day has been and gone, with a lot of competitive sailing and controversy . The 24th Sail Day was cancelled due to inappropriate conditions, so that is it another seasons sailing now complete and what a fantastic season it was……………………….

Now we are looking at our “SALTY  HOT DOG ” stand at the APOLLO BAY MUSIC FESTIVAL this weekend 27th & 28th April so come on down on the foreshore and join the excitement.

Also our presentation night is coming up, then the AGM so keep posted.

Don’t forget just because the season is over doesn’t mean you can’t sail .

Have fun go sailing….

Try Sailing 2013

All who participated in this year’s ‘Try Sailing’ program enjoyed lots of fun activities, (just a little bit of swimming!), plenty of skulduggery, a treasure hunt or two and the adventurous thrill of sailing in Bass Strait.

A Highlight of the program was the visit from world class Laser sailor, Jeremy O’Connell, and Yachting Vic representative, Gavin Wall. Jeremy’s presentation of his sailing exploits and then sailing skill on the water certainly inspired and enthralled us all.

Throughout all these activities it was fantastic to see so many young people, their families, and club members being able to access all the social and physical benefits of sailing in their local waters. The overall success of the program can be attributed to the enthusiasm and passion of all participants, but also to the parents and club members’ assistance and support in all areas of the program. Club members generously made their own boats available for use, all of which is very much appreciated.

ABSC encourages and supports Try Sailing participants to enjoy sailing regularly             in  Apollo Bay.

Thank you to our sponsors of the Try Sailing program, Great Ocean Properties for supplying the weekly BBQ. The club values and appreciates your ongoing support of our junior sailing activities.

Thanks also to the ‘beverage king’, Ian Learey!

more photos in ‘gallery’

22ND RACE DAY 30/03/2013 At Apollo Bay Harbour 12 Noon

Well its Easter already and there is going to be some action on the high seas again this Sat. with cloudy conditions a light WNW wind blowing and I’m sure lots of vistors. Our young sailors are just blossoming with Morgan having participated in sailing regatas/ workshops in Melb. & young “RIP: Ballinger taking on the tough conditions  here last Sat.in the small Sabre ‘Orange Juice’ and loving it.Read this weeks “TELL TALES”

“WINDSWEPT” is our duty boat this week and Lids knows what is going on, so we look forward to  an exciting day on the water. BBQ after sailing this Sat. so see you there.

Don’t forget “SALTY DOG RADIO” at 10.45am  Sat. for all the GOS.on whats happening.