Frequently Asked Questions
Tue, 19/02/2008 - 11:31 — admin
- How do I join the sailing club?
A. To join the sailing club costs $50. For insurance reasons, all members must also be members of Sydney University Sport. The easiest way to join the club is to get a form from SUSF or the club, get a club member to sign it when you attend an event, and then hand it in and pay at SUSF. This is because the club cannot handle the money itself.
- Location on campus?
We do not have a location on campus (apart from some storage) but operate out of Woollahra Sailing Club on Rose Bay. Of course we are around uni if you want to have a chat about the club, and we hold meetings on and around campus.
- What about your sailing school?
This semester we are not running a sailing school ourselves (it is a bit too much work). We suggest you contact Woollahra Sailing Club at http://www.woollahrasailingclub.org.au/ . They offer Level 1 and 2 beginners courses. We are going to run something in second semester but details are not yet released.
- What activities do you offer?
We run weekend sailing most Saturdays during semester, and we run several weekend trips away per semester. For those who are interested in racing, we hold or attend a number of regattas each year, and our boats can be used for Sunday racing at WSC. Those who are advanced sailors and capable with the boats have the option of getting a key and going sailing on other days as well.
- What should I take when I go sailing?
A. Hat, sunscreen, clothes that can get wet or wetsuit, shoes that can be submerged or booties, sailing gloves, towel (there are hot showers and a changing room in the club), Warm clothes for after. It does not matter how the weather looks, always bring everything as the weather can change very quickly and you can be easily caught out.
- Is there a place where I can leave valuable things at the club?
A. Yes, the club has lockers that require a coin. Alternatively, valuables may be stored in our shed at your own risk.
- Does it matter if I’m not a very good swimmer?
A. As sailing is a water sport, being able to swim is important. Although anyone who sails in our boats must wear a lifejacket, just wearing a lifejacket is not enough. Being comfortable in the water is important as when you're learning you are likely to spend some time in the water. Even if you’re just going for a cruise on a quite day, our boats are small and you can still capsize or fall out. Even experienced members fall out on very light days when mucking around. If you want to join the club, you need to be comfortable in the water even in sometimes stressful situations! Swimming Classes