CONTRIBUTED BY LYN HANLON, DARLING POINT SAILING SQUADRON
Darling Point Sailing Squadron is a long-standing Wynnum-Manly 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 through to adults.
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 run on Saturday and Sunday mornings during the summer sailing season as well as during the September and end of year school holidays.
Teenagers are also catered for during the upcoming September holidays in a Start Sailing course in the club’s new RS Quests. Teens and adults are welcome to register for the next Start Sailing course commencing on Saturday 7 October. This course runs for seven 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 and join us on Sunday afternoons for off-the-beach sailing dinghies and skiffs, or volunteer supporting the club’s operations by manning support boats, helping with race management, manning the on-shore radio or helping in the canteen.
More information about learning to sail at DPSS can be found on the club’s home page or the Discover Sailing Centre page at dpss.org.au/sailing-courses/ or via email to dpssdsc@gmailcom.