JBSC Launches Safety Boat with New Motor thanks to Sponsorship from Veolia Mulwaree Trust. See the Press Release
Update - New Race Officer Accreditation Policy - Australian Sailing
Update - Very Good Online Guide for Duty Officer Race Management - RYA
Update - Club Race Officer Seminar - Australian Sailing => Outline only


The Last race was a Sprints event sailed on 25 March 2023 with a fleet of 10 club members yachts and one guest, a record number for the season. Wonderful to see Beau & Lachlan return to sailing with their 505 and such a great turnout on the day for close racing. Thanks to Geoff Carne for his great work on the Start Boat with 3 half hour races completed in 5-13 knot E to NE winds before the wind died. Damien Bates was fast all day winning two races on scratch. Beau (505) won one race and Andy (non-member, Laser) had a second and two thirds on scratch. After yardsticks were applied Merv Lotze (Spiral) won two races and Damien Bates (Finn) achieved one win and two seconds. Mike Robbins (Spiral) was third in two races and Greg Thornton (Laser Radial) one third place. Well done Mike Robbins - a great result. It was great racing with a large fleet all jockeying closely for positions throughout the day.

Merv Lotze (Spiral) is leading overall in the Sprints Series, with Damien Bates (Finn) second, Richard Pryor (Laser Radial), in third place and Bain Painter (Laser) fourth. The Overall leader in the Championship is Merv Lotze (Spiral), with Damien Bates (Finn) in second place, Jacob Bates (Spiral) in overall third place and Richard Pryor (Laser Radial) in fourth place. Damien Bates (Finn) is first in the Pointscore, with Richard Pryor (Laser Radial) second, David Ginty (Aero 7) in third place and Merv Lotze (Sprial) in fourth place.

The next Race is a Poitscore Race on 1 April, with Greg Thornton and Geoff Carne on Duty. See you all, there are then!

Upcoming Events

Note: Jervis Bay Sailing Club is now an accredited Discover Sailing Centre after a successful review by Craig Ferris of Australia Sailing on 13 December 2021. This provides the foundation for the learn to sail program being run by the club beginning in January (please contact Geoff Carne for details) - see Contacts

Note: The Program/Calendar for 2021/ 2023 is now shown on the website. The Handicap Starts for this event are also on the website.

Please click  Program  for a copy of the Program in PDF. or Jump to Program Page

Please advise the Committee for any changes you know of so that the Program can be kept up-to-date.

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SAILPASS link and instructions - see below with Membership details

Jervis Bay Sailing Club - COVID UPDATE LATEST

NSW COVID-19 Restrictions - UPDATE

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SAILPASS - Non-members can apply for temporary membership with JBSC to get a Sail Pass, usually for a day.

SailPass is a temporary membership class that enables crew to join JBSC for a day. Sail Pass provides applicants with an Australian Sailing Number and personal accident insurance cover and meets the requirements of Rule 46 of the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021 - 2024 for skippers and crew. It also covers non-sailing crew on the start boat and those who assist the club as Covid-19 marshalls and helpers in other ways. All participants at JBSC, on every day, must have current membership or a Sail Pass, and a current Australian Sailing Number.


SAIL PASS Instructions and Information

Note:Memberships for the 2022-2023 season are due from July 2022:

New Member Application Form for 2022-2023 OR

Renew Your Membership for 2022-2023

Note: A new membership category of 'Associate' has been added for $55 per year. Associate Members (and Crew only Members) shall be entitled to all the privileges of the Club other than the right to hold office, vote at the annual general meeting, or vote at committee meetings. Those that take this option need to fill out the membership form and join as an “Associate” (circle on the form). Associate Members / Crew members do not have the right to enter a yacht in events conducted by the Club. However, a yacht entered by a Full Member, may be skippered by a registered Crew Member, provided the Full Member is on board. Crew Members will be registered as Australian Sailing card holders (SIN) by the club, to satisfy the 46 PERSON IN CHARGE rule, and would be covered by personal accident insurance provided by Australian Sailing. Casual crew are encouraged to join the club as Full or Crew Members, after they have sailed three races as guest crew in a season. Crew who are financial members of other clubs, and have a current SIN, are not necessarily required to join the club, but it is encouraged, if they crew regularly. Associate members do not sail but enjoy the social benefits of the Club and its activities.

Please Note: Membership forms need to be completed and signed before membership registration can be uploaded to Sailing Australia (formally Yachting Australia) web site. Payment is not sufficient. If forms are not completed and paid by 30th September, personal risk insurance provisions will lapse. Sailing Australia have advised that 1 December is deadline for membership renewals to be finalised (so please submit your forms)

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Rules and Regulations

Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-2024 with Appeals

Help with the Rules of Sailing

Play the Rules Gane by Uli and Wolfi Finckh

Allen Brithers Rules Chart


Special Regulations 2021

NSW Marine Safety Regulations

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for Club Races

JBSC Notice of Race 2021-2024 - Final

JBSC Sailing Instructions 2021-2024 - Final

See Race Day Risk Assessment

Jervis Bay Sailing Club conducts races at Callala Bay on Saturday afternoons throughout the sailing season, from the October long weekend to the end of May, inclusive. Briefings are at 1:00pm and races start at 1:30pm.

Club Location

Additional Frostbite Series races are held on the first Saturday of every month during winter off season, briefings are at 1:00pm and races start at 1:30pm. The club also hosts Special Events and Championships - see Special Events for details.

All off-the-beach dinghies, catamarans and smaller Trailer Sailers are welcome. Visitors are most welcome. Just come to the rigging area and introduce yourself! To join the club and start racing please complete: Contacts:
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=> Geoff Carne, Commodore
   Telephone: 0414 267 299
=> Steven Lymbery, Secretary / Treasurer
   Telephone: 0400 104 451

We are located near the Callala Bay Boat Ramp. The street address is 42 Boorawine St, Callala Bay, NSW, which is approximately 3 hours from Sydney and Canberra.

Club Location