FROM DARLING POINT SAILING SQUADRON
Darling Point Sailing Squadron is a long-standing volunteer-run sailing club located on the northern end of Manly Boat Harbour. The club was established in 1927, with the current clubhouse built in the 1950s on Darling Point before being moved to its current location on Norfolk Point in the 1970s.
Today the club offers a range of learn-to-sail courses designed for juniors and adults, as well as Sunday afternoon racing for off-the-beach sailing dinghies and skiffs.
Children from ages six to 12 years who can swim 50 metres are welcome to register for DPSS’s Tackers courses run by the club’s qualified and experienced Australian Sailing instructors. These courses are run on Saturday or Sunday mornings during the summer sailing season and during the school holidays. Courses are starting in September.
Teenagers and adults are welcome to register for the next Start Sailing course on Saturday 8 October. This course runs for six Saturday mornings in the club’s new RS Quests conducted by our qualified Australian Sailing instructors. This course is a great introduction to the fundamentals of dinghy sailing.
Or be a part of the club as a volunteer supporting the club’s operations by manning support boats, helping with race management, manning the on-shore radio or helping in the canteen. Contact Lyn on
0439 304 757 if you are interested.
More information about learning to sail can be found on the club’s Discover Sailing Centre page at dpss.org.au/sailing-courses/ or via email to dpssdsc@gmailcom.