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GET YOUR TICKETS NOW FOR PRESENTATION NIGHT 2017

Dust off your dinner jacket and dig out those dancing shoes! Balmain Sailing Club Presentation Night is coming and it just won't be... Read the whole story

End of Twilight Fancy Dress - Friday, March 31

Please come and join us to celebrate the end of the twilight season - Cowboys & Indians style!! ... Read the whole story

BSC AUTUMN SPRUCE UP WORKING BEE - Saturday, March 25

BSC AUTUMN SPRUCE UP WORKING BEE WHEN: Saturday, March 25 FROM: 9:30am TO DO LIST: Rubbish removal, painting, scraping and general clean up and maintenance ... Read the whole story

BSC TWILIGHT SERIES RACE 10 - ST. PATRICK’S DAY

This Friday the 17th of March, following Race 10 of the Post-Christas Twilight Series we will be celebrating St.Patrick’s Day at the... Read the whole story

A SAILORS INTRODUCTION TO HANDICAPPING HOSTED BY ROD McCUBBIN OF TOP YACHT

We are pleased to announce that Rod McCubbin, the creator of Top Yacht, has kindly agreed to host a workshop 'A SAILORS INTRODUCTION TO... Read the whole story

AUSTRALIA DAY BOAT DECK BBQ

Come on down to our first AUSTRALIA DAY BBQ!  ... Read the whole story

Balmain Sailing Club Christmas Party

The ‘Silly Season’ is upon us and how better to celebrate than a festive sit-down dinner and party following the final race... Read the whole story

Learn to sail in the traditional wooden skiff Intrepid.

The chance to learn to sail on the world's greatest harbour in a unique, traditional sailing boat is being relaunched by The Balmain... Read the whole story

Trophy tribute to ‘Fergie’

The Bailmain Sailing Club regatta is around the corner (Oct 30) and to celebrate the life of Balmain and Sydney's stalwart Graeme "Fergie" Ferguson... Read the whole story

VIP Balmain Regatta Experience aboard Boomerang HOSTED by Angela Catterns

Enjoy a VIP Regatta Viewing Experience on board the magnificent Sydney Heritage Fleet yacht "Boomerang" hosted by celebrity presenter and past Commodore Angela Catterns. ... Read the whole story

Annual General Meeting

Balmain Sailing Club's annual general meeting was held on July 17, 2016. Thanks to all members who attended. Following the meeting the club's new... Read the whole story

Nominations for election of Directors at the AGM, Sunday 17 July 2016

The following nominations have been received for the vacant Director positions. John Blair: John has been a member for 15 years and has previously held... Read the whole story

Membership registration/renewal for 2016/2017

BSC 2016/17 Membership Season has arrived Balmain Sailing Club memberships for the 2016-17 sailing season are now due for renewal and the Directors are keen... Read the whole story

Annual General Meeting on Sunday, July 17 at 10am

Balmain Sailing Club's 2016 Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday, July 17 at 10am. This is your opportunity to discuss the club's... Read the whole story

PRESENTATION NIGHT, Saturday May 14

Come and join us in celebration of our sailing accomplishments for the year on Saturday May 14 at 7pm.  You'll enjoy champagne on... Read the whole story

Friday Afternoon Non-Spinnaker Series commences Friday, April 1

Owners of keelboats, BSC’s inaugural Friday Afternoon [Non-Spinnaker] Series commences this Friday, April 1! The series will run every Friday afternoon until the... Read the whole story

Disco Twilight on Friday April 1

Our last twilight of the season is on Friday, April 1. We'll celebrate the season with a retro disco and Mexican food. THIS IS... Read the whole story

Friday Afternoon Races

An invitation is extended to owners of eligible boats to enter the ‘2016 Friday Afternoon Series 1 & 2’ comprising of 9 Pointscore races for each... Read the whole story

WAFF classes now available at the Balmain Sailing Club!

To kick off 2016 we are excited to announce that WAFF, the new European wellness workout, is now available at the Balmain Sailing Club and... Read the whole story

Photos from Balmain Regatta

You can now buy any number of photos from Balmain Regatta for a flat fee of $20. Click here to browse the photos. In the... Read the whole story

Notice of abandonment: Twilight 22nd of January

The racing committee of Balmain Sailing club is abandoning the race due a severe thunderstorm warning. Come for a meal and a drink to... Read the whole story

Letter to Santa

Dear Santa, Thanks for celebrating Christmas with the BSC!  Great party, and thanks to all of Santa's little helpers for making it... Read the whole story

Keep the Tender Afloat!

Dear Members, Ours is the only West-of-the-bridge-club to provide a tender service to moored yachts before and after racing but it comes at considerable... Read the whole story

What a load of rubbish!

The Club generates a large amount of rubbish such as food waste, cans, bottles and carboard, and it costs us money to have all... Read the whole story

Twilight on Friday, November 20, is cancelled

Due to a gale warning issued by the Bureau of Meteorology for Sydney Closed Waters, the twilight has been abandoned. ... Read the whole story

Christmas Party Tickets now on SALE!

Join us in celebrating the Festive Season! This year the Balmain Sailing Club Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, 20th of December following... Read the whole story

Thanks to all for a successful Regatta

BSC members, I have had lots of feedback from competitors and partygoers about how effortless we made the 2015 regatta look. If only they knew. ... Read the whole story

Balmain Regatta 2015 - Results & Thanks

Thank you to all of those who sailed, served, swept, cooked and constructed and carried rubbish to make Balmain Regatta 2015 such a spectacular day. ... Read the whole story

Balmain Regatta 2015 - Start Times

Click here to download the start times for th 2015 Balmain Regatta... Read the whole story

VIP Balmain Regatta Viewing Experience on board Boomerang hosted by Angela Catterns

Enjoy the spectacle of the Balmain Regatta with family, friends or colleagues with a VIP Regatta viewing experience on board the magnificent Sydney Heritage... Read the whole story

The Twilight Season is upon us

Our Twilight Series is again upon us, and that we have just 17 keelboat entries a week-and-a-half out from race 1. We have yet to see... Read the whole story

Club Working Bee - Saturday 10th October

Saturday 10th October 9AM to 2PM You club needs you! Sanding and Painting Gardening people and Cleaners handymen and women People to clean BBQ... Read the whole story

Getting wind of a pioneer

WHEN Balmain Sailing Club first called for information about Balmain’s first female sailor, Irene Pritchard, it only had a photo of her... Read the whole story

2015 Balmain Regatta - Enter Now!

Entries are now open for this year's Regatta on Sunday, October 25. Click here to download the Race Notice. Top Yacht entry forms: Yacht... Read the whole story

Attention Balmain Skippers

Annual Safety Inspections These will be held on the following dates:-         Saturday 29 August 2015    ... Read the whole story

Annual General Meeting - a Message from Commodore

Hello members, three new directors have joined the BSC committee after the Annual General Meeting on July 12. The new directors are Liesl Duffy, Geoff... Read the whole story

Nominations for Director Vacancies 2015/2016

The nominations for the 2015/16 vacancies created by resignation of Directors are: Liesl Duffy - member for 5 years     Liesl will bring a... Read the whole story

Reminder: BSC Annual General Meeting

The BSC Annual General Meeting will be held at 10am on Sunday July 12 before the scheduled winter race. We need people to volunteer to... Read the whole story

Working Bee: Thank you to all volunteers!

Great scenes at the new look BSC! Our freshly finished pontoon and a swarm of volunteers painting, building fences and removing rubbish. Thanks to... Read the whole story

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors for 2015/16

The Annual General Meeting of the Balmain Sailing Club will be held in the clubhouse commencing 10am on Sunday 12 July 2015. Election of persons to... Read the whole story

Working Bee Sunday May 24

We need your help! A working bee is set for 10AM Sunday 24th May Tasks: Erecting scaffolding on the Deck sand and repaint the... Read the whole story

Work Starts on Our Pontoon

Early this morning the work team arrived to start putting our new pontoon in place. After years of hard work by extraordinarily... Read the whole story

Cruising Flat Out!

The BSC Cruising Division held its second event for the summer on Saturday 7th February.  Our Cruisers enjoyed a leisurely motor sail in... Read the whole story

It’s Our Birthday

Balmain Sailing Club turns the big One Three Zero this year and there are a few important things we want to celebrate. Firstly, there... Read the whole story

BSC Boats at the Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta

The Heaven Can Wait Charity Sailing Regatta is to be held on Lake Macquarie over the weekend of 21-22 February 2015.  It comprises 3 races... Read the whole story

2015 Australia Day Regatta

The 179th Australia Day Regatta will be held on Sydney Harbour on Australia Day 26th January, 2015.  It is regarded as the oldest continually... Read the whole story

2015 West Harbour Summer Series

An invitation is extended to owners of eligible boats to enter the ‘2015 West Harbour Summer Series’ comprising of six Pointscore races. The... Read the whole story

Bruises or Cruises?

For those that need a break from the physical and sometimes emotional bruising of racing competition, maybe you should try some stress free cruising... Read the whole story

Project $20K

Dear Club members, The project to install the club's new pontoon is now in its final stages but we have one final push... Read the whole story

Balmain Bound for Hobart

John Blair's Bear Necessity is flying the flag for the Balmain Sailing Club in the hot fleet for the 2014 Rolex Sydney to Hobart... Read the whole story

Balmain Sailing Club Christmas Party - 7th of December

This year the Balmain Sailing Club Christmas Party will be held on Sunday, 7th of December following Race 6 of the Spring Series. We'll... Read the whole story

Cruising Program

Balmain Sailing Club is announcing its Cruising Program for 2014 and 2015.  Cruise Schedule 2014 / 2015 Cruise Venue Tentative Dates Lane Cove River Sunday 14th December 2014 Bantry... Read the whole story

Parade of Sail 2014

The CYCA Cruising Captain would like to invite Balmain Sailing Club members who own yachts that have sailed in the Sydney to Hobart Race... Read the whole story

Balmain Boats at a SASC race

Saturday November 1 started off as an absolute scorcher of a day with 27 degrees at 10 am and strong winds predominantly from the north and north-west ... Read the whole story

Spot Your Boat and Crew in the Photos of Balmain Regatta 2014!

Photos from the regatta are pouring in. Can you find yourself in the photos?   ... Read the whole story

The Bug Rides Again - Join the Regatta!

After a 10 year absence the Balmain Bug has returned to the harbour for her dress rehearsal before next Sunday's Balmain Regatta. In a 10... Read the whole story

Sjo Ro Back on her Mooring

You have probably seen this boat before - if not with your own eyes then on our Regatta posters and cards. Sjo Ro's... Read the whole story

Charity Sailing Regatta - Giant Steps Sydney

Giant Steps Sydney invites companies from all sectors to the annual Charity Sailing Regatta in support of children with autism. The event will be... Read the whole story

Printable Regatta Posters and Postcards

The Balmain Regatta 2014 is just around the corner! Help promote it by printing and displaying beautiful Regatta posters and postcards available for download on... Read the whole story

Bear Necessity: Newcastle to Bass Island Race

What do we know about “Bear Necessity”? The boat used to sail out of Middle Harbour and belonged to Andrew “the... Read the whole story

Beginner to Pittwater: an Amazing Story

Today we are publishing a story by Benjamin Williams, a recent graduate of the sailing school and a member of our club. In just... Read the whole story

New Roller Door for the Dinghy Shed

Our volunteers keep putting in great effort to improve the club facilities. This time it was the club's storage shed that got a... Read the whole story

Balmain Sailing Club 2014/15 Committee

The new committee has been elected and the the below shows the incumbent and their roles; Commodore and Marketing - Campbell Reid Vice Commodore... Read the whole story

Thank You to Volunteers from the Commodore

Dear Balmain Sailing Club members, A heartfelt thank you to everyone who picked up paint brushes, rakes, sanders and cleaning products to give our... Read the whole story

Working Bee - 14th of September

This Sunday 14th September 9AM to 2PM please join us for the BSC Working Bee. WE NEED YOU! Painters and cleaners, gardening people, handymen... Read the whole story

Balmain Sailing Club Skippers Briefing

Balmain Sailing Club Skippers Briefing - 6:30pm Wednesday 10th September. The first Spring Series Race is upon us. Please come along to the... Read the whole story

Racing this Sunday 24th August

This weekend is the Main Harbour Race for Yachts and the Four Island race for Dinghies. For information please see the Sailing Instructions on... Read the whole story

AGM Reminder – Nominations – Activity Overview 2014

The Annual General Meeting of the Balmain Sailing Club will be held in the clubhouse commencing 10am on Sunday 10th August 2014. Four nominations for... Read the whole story

Nominations for Committee Positions – AGM 2014

Balmain Sailing Club Annual General Meeting - Sunday 10 August commencing at 10.00am in the clubhouse. Nominations for the 4 vacant committee positions are as follows: ... Read the whole story

2014 Safety Inspections

As with previous seasons, 2012-2013 Safety Certificates expire at the end of the BSC Winter race series. Yachts intending to race in the Spring... Read the whole story

Harbour Sculpture 2014 at Clarkes Point

Balmain Sailing Club is happy to announce an event along the foreshores of our sailing course. Harbour Sculpture 2014 will take place on July 17th... Read the whole story

Notice of Annual General Meeting and Election of Directors for 2014/15

The Annual General Meeting of the Balmain Sailing Club will be held in the clubhouse commencing 10am on Sunday 10th August 2014. Election of persons... Read the whole story

Support Our Club - Call for Captain Nominations

The Annual General Meeting is scheduled to be held on the 10th of August 2014 at 10AM, when the new Committee for 2014/2015 will be elected. ... Read the whole story

Notice of Race - Balmain Regatta - 26 Oct 2014

Incorporating the “Cockatoo Island Classic” SUNDAY October 26, 2014 from 11 am AEDT PREAMBLE: The Balmain Regatta is one of Sydney's oldest sporting events,... Read the whole story

Alpha Carinae Wins CYCA Winter Series

Congratulations to Damian and Debra Barker and the entire crew of Alpha Carinae on winning the CYCA Winter series (Division D). Not unusual for... Read the whole story

Balmain Team at AWKR Regatta

This Year the Balmain Sailing Club were represented at the 24th Australian Womens Keelboat Regatta, held at the Royal Melbourne yacht Squadron, St Kilda. ... Read the whole story

Moorings Review - Invitation for submissions

The club has been asked to comment on a paper produced by Maritime on mooring policy. It presents us all with the opportunity to... Read the whole story

Pittwater to Lord Howe Race - a Fabulous Adventure

The 40th Mount Gay, Pittwater to Lord Howe island got underway at 14:00 Saturday the 5th April. There were 11 starters. This is the maximum number... Read the whole story

Huntress Wins Port Stephens Commodore’s Cup Division 1-cup

The Commodore’s Cup is held over the last 3 days of the 6 day Sail Port Stephens Regatta 10-16 April. All races were held... Read the whole story

Dinghy Twilight Race Sweepstakes

Sorry that twilight racing has finished for the season? Not sure what you'll do with your Friday nights? Envious of how quickly those... Read the whole story

West Harbour Summer (Pursuit) Series: Prepare for the Last Race this Sunday

Next Sunday the 30th of March marks the final race (race 6) of the first West Harbour Summer (Pursuit) Series. The idea was to build... Read the whole story

Racing Report - 2014 Balmain Sailing Club Post Christmas Twilight Race 11

Race 11 of the Balmain Sailing Club's 2014 Post Christmas Twilight series (Race 21 of the 2013/2014 Combined Series) saw a fleet of 43 boats race in perfect... Read the whole story

Spit Roast this Friday night

Thank you to our caterer Frank who's done a wonderful job with Friday night dinners over the last few months. Frank's been... Read the whole story

Sad News: Life Member of BSC David Thurlow Passed Away

Sad news. David Thurlow, life member of Balmain Sailing Club and Twilight Race Starter for many years died on February 8, aged 94. He began his... Read the whole story

Letter from the Commodore

Hullo Sailors, As the days get shorter there are just a few more races til the end of the Summer season. The Twilights have... Read the whole story

CYCA Information Evening: To Sea in a Sailing Ship

On Tuesday 1 April at 6.30pm, Cruising Yacht Club of Australia will be presenting a celebration the Golden Age of Sail with presenter Sue Vader. ... Read the whole story

Racing Report - West Harbour Summer Series 2014 Race 5

With 2 races remaining in the inaugural West Harbour Summer [Pursuit] Series, the BSC’s Pat Nash on his Etchells ‘Samson’ leads... Read the whole story

Unveiling of a Plaque Commemorating the Balmain Colliery

Left to right: Deputy Mayor, Cr. Linda Kelly; BSC Commodore, Angela Catterns; Mayor, Cr. Darcy Byrne; Cr Craig Channells; Cr. Frank Breen; Cr.... Read the whole story

Xpress & Huntress win their divisions in the Sydney Harbour Regatta

Balmain boats Xpress and Huntress won their divisions in the Sydney Harbour Regatta held over 8 and 9 March. Phil Grove’s Huntress won Spinnaker... Read the whole story

Balmain dinghy sailors at the NSW Metro Laser championships

The scheduling of the NSW Metro Laser championships outside our club's  front door proved a temptation too hard to resist for three... Read the whole story

Club Update: Infrastructure Work

Hello fellow club members! This is what your committee has been up to on the maintenance of your club Recent Infrastructure work: 1.  ... Read the whole story

Oracle Team USA and TeamAus AC45s in Balmain

Ever wanted to see the future of sailing? Now you can at BSC. The World Series AC45 catamarans are in town. Oracle Team USA... Read the whole story

Congratulations to all of our Sailing School graduates

We have had over 50 students complete Intro to Sail courses with the Balmain Sailing Club over the last 3 months. Please welcome our newest members... Read the whole story

Hobie Champions Crowned!

Hobie Worlds Youth Class The Hobie Youth class, top spot went to Daniel Bjornholt (DEN ) and Felix Grech (AUS) with Guy Birchall and Tayla... Read the whole story

Focus On: Starters

FOCUS ON – our wonderful starters, Marilyn Richardson, Fiona Heffron, Kathie Meyers, and Phil Johnson. Each week these folks volunteer their time to do... Read the whole story

Balmain sailors in the Australian Sailing and Cruising Club’s Mardi Gras Regatta

Balmain sailors Karen Abel, Julie Phillips and Anni Browning came 3rd in the Australian Sailing and Cruising Club's Mardi Gras Regatta. Skipper was... Read the whole story

Balmain Boats in RANSA Regatta and SOPS

It was a big weekend on Sydney Harbour with the RANSA Regatta taking place on Sunday and Race 9 of the Grant Thornton Short Ocean... Read the whole story

Racing Report - West Harbour Summer Series 2014 Race 3

Conditions leading up to the start of Race 3 of the West Harbour Summer Series Race 3 looked bleak, with zero to 2 knots at most observation... Read the whole story

Racing Report - 2014 Balmain Sailing Club Post Christmas Twilight Race 7

46 boats turned up to compete in Race 7 of the BSC's Post Christmas Twilight Race. Conditions were perfect with a consistent 10+ knots, initially from... Read the whole story

Racing Report - 2014 Balmain Sailing Club Post Christmas Twilight Race 5

Race 5 of the 2014 Post Christmas Twilight Series saw our fleet of 51, our largest for the season, race in consistent winds averaging 15 knots from the... Read the whole story

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