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Invitation to JBSC October Long Weekend Annual Regatta, 5 & 6 October 2024

It’s ON => Be There! On the Magnificent Waters of Jervis Bay, NSW - Arguably one of Australia's best places to sail! Hassle Free, Wide Enclosed Embayment, Marine Park Venue.

The Jervis Bay Yacht Club cordially invites you to the 20th Anniversary

October Long Weekend Annual Regatta 2024 – for all “Off the Beach” Dinghies, Skiffs and Multi-Hulls.

Venue: Jervis Bay Sailing Club, Boatshed, 42 Boorawine St, Callala Bay NSW.

Dates: Saturday 5 October 2024 to Sunday 6 October 2024

This event is the classic way to kick-off the forthcoming 2024-2025 sailing season offering a perfect opportunity for yachties to enjoy the thrill and excitement of wonderful action packed sailing on JB.

Prizes for 3-5 Divisions based on higher entry Classes and Similar Yardstick groupings

Be quick to register as there is a limit of 50 entrants! See the Notice of Race OCT 24

for more information call Mark 0417 530 230


Note: The next race, after another postponement due to bad weather, is the first race of the Frostbite Series on Saturday 17th June!!! with Richard Pryor nominated for duty. See you all then and there!!!

LAST RACE - Season Finale Championship Event 25 May 2024

The last races of the season, a Championship Event, was sailed in sunny conditions with S-SSW winds from 4-8 knots. Richard Pryor did a great job on the start boat, volunteering to replace David Bannell so he could sail. The two races average 50-65 minutes after the course length for the second race was shortened. Very well done Richard. There was a fleet of 10 yachts (9 members). Nice to see Bill Jauncey (Spiral; Nowra Sailing Club) join us once again with his Turbo Spiral with a 7.5 m fully battened sail!! Geoff Carne blasted the fleet in his International Canoe winning on scratch for the two races. Blue Robinson (Finn) returned to show the Finns how to do it, with two wins on yardsticks, WOW, very well done Blue!! Andy Wharton had a great tussle with Mike Wootten in the Lasers, with Andy just beating Mike in both races. Merv Lotze (Spiral) and Damian Bates (Finn), who were contending for the Season Championship Title each scored a second place. Merv held on to keep his Championship position by only 2 points, despite finishing 6th in the first race. Damien Bates was 4th in in the second race, still not enough to get the points lead. David Bannell (Finn) was third in the first race and Geoff Carne (Int. Canoe) was third in the second race. Snacks, Drinks and a BBQ were enjoyed for the close of the season celebration. Cheers!!!.

OVERALL RESULT up to 25 May 2024 - The Preliminary Season Results (Subject to checking and endorsement by the Committee)

The draft overall winners in the Championship are: Merv Lotze (Spiral), Damien Bates (Finn), and Richard Pryor (Laser) .
For the Sprints the leaders are: Merv Lotze (Spiral), David Ginty (Aero 5, 7, 9) and Richard Pryor (Laser).
For the Pointscore the leaders are: Damien Bates (Finn) & David Bannell (Finn) (EQUAL POINTS). The preliminary winner is David Bannell who finished ahead of Damien Bates in the last race they sailed together. This is subject to a final descision at the end of the season before the presentation. Third is Richard Pryor (Laser Radial, 4.7), followed by Mike Wootten (Laser Full), Jacob Bates (Finn). See the results page for detailed and points thus far for the season

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.

Update - Race Officer Manuals and Training Resources

New Race Officer Accreditation Policy - Australian Sailing
Very Good Online Guide for Duty Officer Race Management - RYA. You can log in and do the course
New Zealand Online course for Club Race Officers. You can log in and do the course
Club Race Officer Seminar - Australian Sailing => Good Set of Cheat Sheets summaries for flags etc
Club Race Officer Video Seminar (Hong Kong) - Youtube Video
US Race Management Handbook
World Sailing Race Officer Manual
AS Regional Race Officer Seminar Outline
Simplified Racing Rules - a Refresher!

See the Latest Photos here

SAILPASS link and instructions - see below with Membership details

Jervis Bay Sailing Club - COVID UPDATE LATEST

NSW COVID-19 Restrictions - UPDATE

See details here


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 2023-2024 season are due from July 2023:

New Member Application Form for 2023-2024 OR

Renew Your Membership for 2023-2024

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)

Get involved by joining the committee
Committee Nomination Form

For News, Upcoming Events and Regattas, and For Sale Notices see NEWS

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:
click link to email
=> 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