Crewing at BSC

Come sailing on the beautiful waters of Sydney Harbour at the Balmain Sailing Club located in Birchgrove/Balmain.  There is something for everyone from the social to competitive sailors. Our skippers are always looking for crew whether they are experienced or learning and developing their skills.

How do I start Crewing?

Whether you are new to sailing, or an experienced sailor, the BSC can assist in finding your next crewing opportunity.

Often the best way to join a crew is to turn up on race days, an hour or so before the start of each race (check out our sailing calendar).

The BSC’s Club Manager, David Stenhouse is available to assist skippers find crew, or for crew looking to find a boat to sail on. Send an inquiry email.


We have partnered with MySail to help you simplify crew management and find new sailing opportunities. Visit the MySail website to find out more or browse available crew and yachts.

Yacht Owners:

MySail is a website to help you easily organise your crew and build a winning race team.

With the team management tool you can quickly schedule races, communicate, view response and assign race positions, all in one place. If you are looking for long or short term crew to join your team, use the crew connection tool to find local sailors matched to your requirements.


MySail helps you showcase your skills and find exciting new sailing opportunities.

To connect with new yachts simply create your crew profile, browse available yachts and the message skippers to arrange your next sailing adventure.

The Crew Whiteboard - For "on the day" Crewing Opportunities

The BSC has a whiteboard at the entrance to the clubhouse for casual crew on race days. This list of crew is available for Members and non Members who are wishing to sail on the day.

Skippers also list their boat name when requiring crew on a race day.

Learning to Sail

If you are interested in learning to sail, visit our Sailing School page to see forthcoming courses

Sailing Attire

It is important to dress correctly for any sport and sailing is no exception, with safety  being your first consideration. Correct attire will prevent you from exposure to the sun or the effects of the cold and injuries.

For your first few lessons/outings, remember to dress warmly in layers that you can take off if needed (it is always better to be overly prepared). 

For example:

    * Shorts, t-shirts, thermals, woollen jumpers
    * Hats, headwear, Always wear SUNSCREEN
    * Always wear enclosed shoes, sailing boots or similar

Proud Sponsors of the Balmain Sailing Club