Apollo Bay Sailing Club provides a wide range of sailing opportunities to all abilities and age groups. Sailing in Apollo Bay can mean many things to many people from a peaceful cruise in the bay on a sunny afternoon through to an adrenalin pumping race in 25 knot winds on the southern ocean off the Great Ocean Road.
Membership is great value at just $120pa with big discounts for families and juniors. We’re always keen to welcome new skippers or crew either with or without experience – for small dinghies right through to 40ft keelboats. Members can also sail the club’s Ynglings, or park their own sail boat in our hardstand area and tell tall tales about sailing!
The club actively encourages the entire community, regardless of age, sailing experience or boat ownership, to experience the joy of sailing in Bass Strait. The club holds weekly (category 6) sailing races over the sailing season which are open to beginners through to seasoned sailors. A typical Saturday race fleet comprises 6 keelboats, 6 Flying Fifteens, 2 Ynglings, 2 dinghys/cats (with increased numbers during Dec & Jan).There is an active cruising membership.
‘Try Sailing’ and ‘Sample Sailing’ programs
The annual Try Sailing program runs in February/March and encourages members of the community of all ages and levels of experience to ‘Try Sailing’ through use of club and members’ boats and equipment.
The Biennial ‘Sample Sailing’ program is run with Yachting Victoria using their mobile sailing school of 6 Pacers and allows over 120 Apollo Bay P-12 College Students to give sailing a go with their class mates, including 2 teams racing regattas with support from the club and its members. Members of the wider community, especially parents of school children, are also encouraged to become involved in this event either as participants and/or volunteers.