Jervis Bay Sailing Club returned to formal racing from Saturday 23rd October 2021.

This decision has been supported by advice from Australian Sailing.

Critical criteria that needs to be satisfied by ALL that choose to participate.

  1. You will need to QR register on arrival.
  2. You will need to show proof of double vaccination.
  3. Social distancing will need to be observed onshore.
  4. There will be no access to the club house except for emergency access to first aid facilities, defib devices etc.
  5. Unfortunately, ONLY double vaccinated members can be formally accepted to participate in any club racing at this time.

see the latest COVID update from Australian Sailing Australian Sailing COVID NSW Link

The suspension has meant a number of event changes:

SAILPASS link and instructions - see below with Membership details

Results for the JBSC Club races


The first race of the season was sailed in ideal conditions on Saturday 23 October 2021 with a fleet of 8, with a few casual non-entry yachts and some new comers. The duty crew of David Ginty and John Anderson set a lovely course is the ideal 10 knot NE winds. The winds were steady for most, but Richard Pryor showed an uncanny ability to find holes and huge backing shifts. Despite the newcomers, the drop outs, and many rusty competitors and boats, the handicap system worked well with the 5 finishers all within 5 minutes of each other after 85 minutes of racing. Richard Pryor, sailing a Laser with a 4.7 m sail was very fast early, and held off the back markers until the last two legs when he found holes and shifts. Greg Thorton sailing his Laser Radial after a long layoff did very well is conditions which suited him in the past. Geoff Carne (Laser Full) worked his way from the back of the fleet to win the Pointscore race by 1 minute from Richard Pryor (Laser 4.7), Mike Wootten (Spiral) and Greg Thorton (Laser Radial). Bain Painter (Laser Full) and Simon Hart (Laser Full) both had gear failures after showing early promise, and had to withdraw. Peter Whitten (Sabre) and Steve Lymbery (Tasar) also did not finish the race.

The next race is a Championship and Sprints event on 30 October 2021 with Geoff Carne on Duty. See You There and Then! Cheers!

Note; A Draft Program/Calendar for 2021/ 2022 is now shown on the website.

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

Please advise the Committee for any changes you know of.

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Upcoming Events


 37th Lord Mayor’s Regatta for

Trailable Yachts, Multi Hulls & Sports Boats 19th – 20th March 2022

Venue: Illawarra Yacht Club

1 Northcliffe Drive,

Racing Programme

Saturday 19th March 2022:

Race 1 IYC. Race 1 starts at 1.30pm.

Race 2 IYC. Back to back race.

Sunday 20th March 2022:

Race 3 IYC. Race 3 (Passage race) starts at 11.00am.


Colin Boylan, TY Chairperson, IYC.


MOB 0427 273084


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 2021-2022 season are now due:

New Member Application Form for 2021-2022 OR

Renew Your Membership for 2021-2022

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

See DRAFT Program for 2021/2022

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 - 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