Narrabeen Lakes Sailing Club is a not-for-profit community organisation based on Sydney's Northern Beaches at Jamieson Park, Narrabeen Lakes.
We are here to encourage sailors of every ability – the junior, the novice, the experienced – and to offer them a club environment in which they can learn to sail or improve on their existing skills, join in fun races and enjoy the company of like-minded community members.
We have a very strong community focus and love nothing more than enticing everyone – mums, dads, grandparents, kids – to jump into a boat or onto a sailboard and simply give it a go.
We place almost as much emphasis on socialising as we do on sailing, and our club is built on the values of camaraderie, role-modelling and team spirit.
What we do
Sailing is nicknamed the thinking man’s sport. This is because while it is certainly a physical sport, it is also one that encourages tactical thinking, team work and good-natured competitiveness.
• Junior & novice sailors: Every Sunday morning throughout the season (except interclub race and regatta days) the juniors and novice adults get on the water in Herons, Sabots, Optimists and Lasers to learn the ropes (pun intended). Our team of very experienced volunteer coaches are out on the water with them, offering encouragement and advice as part of our learn to sail program.
Meanwhile, we ensure the experienced juniors are constantly challenged and motivated through fun, but competitive races run over a set course. The club is committed to growing the sport of sailing, and therefore we do everything we can to help the next generation to get out on the water and get involved in this fantastic sport.
• Seniors & advanced sailors: In the afternoons our experienced sailors take to the helm in Lasers and Herons, and the juniors get to crew for them (in the Herons). By running short and long course races, we offer variety so that our seniors can challenge themselves and master their sailing techniques and racing tactics in different weather conditions.
• Sailboarders: Most Saturdays you will find our fleet of Windsurfers battling it out on the lake. You can't miss them as their bright sails speed across the water.
Join in, we’d love to have you
Come just for the morning, just the afternoon or stay the whole day.
Beginners can learn everything there is to know about sailboarding and dingy sailing, from how to rig a boat and how to increase your boat speed while on the water to mastering the tactics needed to win races.
The clubhouse has canteen and shower facilities, as well as storage for club boats and start/rescue boats. There is a barbecue that gets a workout at lunchtime most sailing days, where social banter and tall stories about performances in the last race abound.
So if you want to learn how to sail or you already have an interest in sailing dinghies or windsurfers, download our sailing calendar and come along to the club on one of our sailing days. We would love to see you, and help you and your family get to know and love the sport of sailing.
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