Racing at Balmain Sailing Club

Balmain Sailing Club runs a full racing calendar throughout the year, with Summer, Winter and Spring series, along with Summer Twilights (pre- and post-Christmas), a number of non point-score races and a Friday afternoon series.

Many of our skippers are often looking for additional crew.  if you are an experienced sailor looking for a regular ride or If you would like to sail in a race to find out if you like crewing, we'd love to hear from you.

We welcome new boats to join our racing program.  Please visit the Racing Instructions & Courses link in menu or Contact the Club and we'll let you know what you need to do to enter.

If you have any queries please contact the club

General Racing Information

The Balmain Sailing Club currently races two fleets:

  • a keelboat fleet, and
  • a mixed dinghy fleet

The Racing Committee forms divisions according to fleet size, safety considerations, and to ensure fair competition.

Race entry procedures

Keelboats can enter using the Top Yacht Entry System
Dinghies can enter using the Top Yacht Entry System

BSC Member Competitors are required to fly a BSC Burgee available for purchase at the BSC Bar ($30.00)

Race Fees

2017-2018 Keelboat Race Fees

Block Entries

  • Block Entry - Includes Friday Afternoon Series 1, 2 & 3: Members: $150.00, Non-Members: $150
  • Annual Block Entry - All Series (Includes All BSC races accept for the Friday Afternoon Series 1,2 & 3 and the Balmain Regatta) - Members: $440.00, Non-Members: $550.00

Individual Series and Non-Series Races Entry Fees

  • BSC Friday Afternoon Series 1: Members: $60.00, Non-Members: $60.00, Casual Entry: $15.00
  • BSC Friday Afternoon Series 2: Members: $60.00, Non-Members: $60.00, Casual Entry: $15.00
  • BSC Friday Afternoon Series 3: Members: $60.00, Non-Members: $60.00, Casual Entry: $15.00
  • BSC 2017 Spring Main Harbour Race: Members: $30.00, Non-Members: $35.00, Casual Entry: $35.00
  • BSC 2017 Spring Series: Members: $90.00, Non-Members: $110.00, Casual Entry: $35.00
  • BSC 2017 Pre-Christmas Twilight Series: Members: $155.00, Non-Members: $180.00, Casual Entry: $35.00
  • BSC 2018 Post-Christmas Twilight Series: Members: $155.00, Non-Members: $180.00, Casual Entry: $35.00
  • 2018 Combined Clubs West Harbour Summer Series: BSC Members: $90.00, Non-Members: $110.00, Casual Entry: $35.00

Entrants from DSC, GFS or PRSC who have paid their club’s 2017/2018 includes an entry into the 2018 Combined Clubs West Harbour Summer Series.

  • BSC 2018 Autumn Islands Race: Members: $30.00, Non-Members: $35.00
  • BSC 2018 Three Bridges Race: Members: $30.00, Non-Members: $35.00
  • BSC 2018 Sprint Series: Members: $30.00, Non-Members: $35.00
  • 2018 West Harbour Winter Series: BSC Members: Members: $90.00, Non-Members: $110.00, Casual Entry: $35.00

Entrants from DSC, GFS or PRSC who have paid their club’s 2017/2018 includes an entry into the 2018 West Harbour Winter Series.

2017-2018 Dinghy Race Fees

Storage space at the Balmain Sailing Club is limited.

Owners of dinghies stored at the Balmain Sailing Club are required to be financial members of the club and pay a season race entry fee of $440.00, which includes entry into all races excluding the Balmain Regatta.

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