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Women’s Regatta 24th March

2024-02-13T09:55:43+11:00

Every year the various sailing clubs around Sydney Harbour host a Women's regatta series. Each participating club hosts an event. This year Manly Yacht Club will host the their women's mini regatta on 24th March. We are looking for 12 -16 females between the ages of ~13-18 for the keelboats and 8-10 females 18+ for Solace. There will be no charge, we are trying to do our part in promoting females in sailing and getting more women out on the water. There will be some training sessions, plus the mini regatta on 24th March. https://cyca.com.au/sydney-harbour-womens-keelboat-regatta/ Please get in touch if [...]

Women’s Regatta 24th March2024-02-13T09:55:43+11:00

Sailing Grand Prix – 24th & 25th February

2024-02-09T22:31:25+11:00

Join us for a fantastic and unforgettable experience, out on the water amongst the action as the boats race between Shark Island and Bradleys Head. National pride will be on the line as the Australian Team race against the sport’s best athletes from seven other nations – Denmark, France, Great Britain, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and the United States of America. See the current series results. $170/person. 2.30pm-6.30pm Manly Boatshed, Fairlight pickup and drop off. See here for more information and booking

Sailing Grand Prix – 24th & 25th February2024-02-09T22:31:25+11:00

Australia Day Live!

2024-01-22T21:32:13+11:00

Experience the amazing spectacle of Australia Day Live, upfront with a prime position away from the crowds, from the comfort of our boat. Australia Day Live on board one of our vessels: Join us aboard one of our boats starting at Manly Boatshed, Fairlight from 6:30pm - 10:30pm Australia Day Live 7:30pm - 9:45pm events: Wirawi (Lady Northcott) Smoking Ceremony Olympic Fanfare: jet skis in formation Watershow: Jetskis, flyboarders, parachute drop Tug & Yacht ballet Jet skis eel and pyro Lit Yacht, water flower Vessel Lit parade (you'll be taking part in the parade) Finale: Jetskis, flyboard, pyro Small group [...]

Australia Day Live!2024-01-22T21:32:13+11:00

We Had A Dream – IYT Bareboat skippers

2023-12-05T13:28:10+11:00

This past month we welcomed two eager students to become sailors. They are chasing a dream - one that impacts their future. Their story: "Our sailing dream started when we were sitting in a marina one day and looking at the yachts. We thought, "that would be a nice life!" Our mind was made up and we decided to look into ways to accomplish this. Thanks to Manly Sailing we now are so much closer to achieving our dream of retiring and living on a boat. In the beginning, we didn’t know where to start. We phoned Manly Sailing and [...]

We Had A Dream – IYT Bareboat skippers2023-12-05T13:28:10+11:00

Term Time Sailing Starts Next Week

2023-12-05T13:11:45+11:00

Manly Sailing's Term Time program is starting next week. We run dinghy sailing: Optimist (level 1) and Advanced Optimist/Beginner O'pen Skiff (level 2) after school and on Saturday and Sunday mornings. Our focus is to teach children how to sail in a fun safe environment, giving them the skills and abilities that will enable them to partake in sailing which is truly a sport for life. Our term time courses are 8 week programs, 4pm - 6:15pm on weekdays or 8am - 10:15am on weekends. Children who participate in our courses should be able to swim. We supply lifejackets which [...]

Term Time Sailing Starts Next Week2023-12-05T13:11:45+11:00

Match Racing in Noumea, New Caledonia

2023-09-04T21:32:05+10:00

This August I (Will), one of the young instructors at Manly Sailing, travelled to Noumea, New Caledonia with a team representing the RPAYC youth development squad for the 2023 Aircalin Match Racing regatta. The event was raced in J70 sport boats with teams from Australia, New Zealand, France and New Caledonia competing. It was a very tough regatta, the team’s first international match racing event, against some of the best match racers in the world. We learnt heaps and sailed really well. It was a great experience and I would love to go back next year! [...]

Match Racing in Noumea, New Caledonia2023-09-04T21:32:05+10:00

Manly Sailing Dinghy Open Day – 16th September 2023

2023-09-06T17:11:21+10:00

Come and meet our instructors, discover our courses, and get out on the water! Manly Sailing and Manly Yacht Club are running an Open Day on the 16th September. For the younger dinghy sailors, we will have taster sessions in Optimists and O'pen Skiffs as well as some kayaks and games East Esplanade beach. Existing sailors, come and take your friends out for a sail, new sailors come have a joy ride in a boat (we will have experienced sailors there to help you). Come and chat to us at the gazebo at East Esplanade, we'll have a gifts for the [...]

Manly Sailing Dinghy Open Day – 16th September 20232023-09-06T17:11:21+10:00

Hamilton Island Race Week

2022-09-01T16:28:14+10:00

Hamilton Island Wrap Up What do your Manly Sailing instructors get up to in winter? …. They go NORTH, sailing up the coast and racing in the 36th edition of Hamilton Island Race week Onur boarded Rumba - a Northshore 370 from MYHC – for a 1,120 NM passage from Sydney to Hamilton Island in 17 days. One of the best adventures of his life despite having to deal with rigging damage and 4 days without any instruments. James took up the same passage on board Savannah Girl – a Swan 46 from MYC and left Sydney with a light breeze out of the south [...]

Hamilton Island Race Week2022-09-01T16:28:14+10:00

Australia At Open Skiff World Championships

2022-08-11T18:37:17+10:00

Ollie Goes To O'pen Skiff World Championships One of Manly Sailing’s assistant instructors, Ollie Ross, has just been over to France to compete in the O'pen Skiff World Championships. He was part of the Australian Team of 9 sailors from NSW, VIC and QLD.  Addy Newlan, Sophie Drummond, Banjo Nicholson, Grace and Josh Golinski, Corrado Dorrington, Russell and Connor Harris. Ollie and Josh sailed in the under 17 category and the rest of the team in the under 15s. France was in the middle of a heatwave. The first day with practice racing and the opening ceremony had [...]

Australia At Open Skiff World Championships2022-08-11T18:37:17+10:00

School Sailing Continues Into Winter

2022-06-10T19:54:36+10:00

Will winter put a freeze on school sailing? Never! The autumn and winter seasons typically see a slowing down for youth sailing; but at Manly Sailing, things are just starting to heat up. Our die-hard sailors are excited by the stronger winds, and they’re super keen to get out on the water – after putting on an extra jacket first! Despite the challenges the last couple of years have ushered in with COVID and remote learning, two Northern Beaches Secondary College schools, Balgowlah Boys Campus and Manly Selective Campus have supported students to attend the weekly Wednesday afternoon training [...]

School Sailing Continues Into Winter2022-06-10T19:54:36+10:00
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