Keelboat racing for guests, general information, some instrument repairs etc.

Winter sailing

The Winter cruising series is planned to follow the originally proposed winter racing schedule: No racing, Just shakedown training!

Cruising to be scheduled for every 3 weeks – Sundays. Where a cruise is abandoned due to weather it will be rescheduled for the following week but schedule dates for the remainder of the season remain unchanged. Tentative Dates are: 7 June, 28 June, 19 July, 9 Aug, 30 Aug, 20 Sept, 11 Oct. 10am starts. Skippers meet at Queenscliff Harbour office to determine sailing course. Safety boat not required but may attend for training and development. For further information contact the Club captain on

Wanting to race your boat?

Please register your boat, here, before the season starts (more info on page “Keelboats / Skippers’ essentials“)

Keelboat racing.

Race results are here.

Visitors and guests 

Non members interested in participating are welcome to contact the Club Captain to express interest (email or by simply fronting up at our briefing session normally but not always at 12 noon on summer Saturdays in front of the harbour office.  10 am in the winter cruising. See the sailing program or Calendar of Events for times and dates – briefing is 90 minutes before published race starting times.  You will usually get a sail but it can not be absolutely guaranteed if you have not made prior arrangements.  Weather or full boats can interfere with our desire to get as many people on the water as possible. Non-members can crew in several races by registering for a day “sail pass” by clicking the link on the Screen Shot 2018-11-14 at 9.56.27 PMright  ⇒ For the first three races this is for the same fee ($2.00) as members pay.  Beyond that a higher fee applies.  This is necessary for reasons of insurance and Australian Sailing rules. To read more about participating in a keelboat race before joining, see the “Membership Information” page. We are particularly keen on finding more people to man the Committee boat and learn about race management, with incentives available.

What to bring?

For keelboat races, bring sunscreen, hat, shoes that will stay on e.g. runners, PFD (lifejacket) if you own one (otherwise one can be provided), water bottle, and something easy to eat for lunch. We generally finish between 4 and 5 and many enjoy a social gathering afterwards at the Clubhouse.

The Rules

The “Blue Book” has been discontinued in hard copy but a digital copy may be downloaded from our site, here.   Alternatively it can be accessed via (for example) i-tunes, as given as a link on Australian Sailing’s website.  That link is copied here:- Screen Shot 2018-12-14 at 10.18.49 PM For Apple users a direct link to i-tunes is here. Safety handbook Maritme Safety Victoria The current safety handbook for boat operators is here. * note this is a fairly substantial download.


For Swing Mooring holders.

This (below) is the relevant part of the list by Parks Victoria (March 2020) of mooring tackle contractors, authorised to undertake mooring inspections.  Further advice can be obtained from the Club Captain. Screen Shot 2020-03-28 at 10.28.26 PM

Some Instrument repairs are now included in the other links below.

Repairs to boats and instruments.

See the boat repairs page for hints from members, for example repairs to Silva Nexus NX2 Wind Transducer .

Other Sub-menus of “Keelboats” are: Race results       Race reports     Race courses and notice of race.   Skippers’ essentials

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