About Jervis Bay Sailing Club, Affiliations and History

Jervis Bay Sailing Club Inc.     ABN 26 484 183 797

Our club conducts races at Callala Bay on Saturday afternoons throughout the sailing season, which runs from the October long weekend to the end of May, inclusive. Briefings are at 1200 Noon and races start at 1:30pm.

During the off-season, races are held on the first Saturday of each month. As during the season, briefings are at 1200 Noon and races start at 1:30pm.

Club Location

Jervis Bay is recognised as one of the best sailing venues in Australia and worldwide. The waters are a pristine Marine Park. There are virtually no navigation hazards and boat traffic is light. The oval shaped bay is 15 km (7 nautical miles) long and 8 km (4 nautical miles) wide. Depth ranges from 10-20 m over most of the bay. The enclosed bay is partially sheltered, but southerly swells enter the bay and wind driven waves increase the excitement when racing. The winds are generally steady and persistent throughout the year, with 15-20 knot NE winds a feature during summer. Winds are generally around 10-15 knots on most days, less during Spring and Autumn. There is no better place to sail on Earth than Jervis Bay, and the club provides a friendly environment to enjoy all its attributes.

See the Map of Jervis Bay provided on the Roads and Marine Service Website downloaded as a PDF file for viewing here.

All off-the-beach dinghies and catamarans and small Trailer Sailers are welcome. The current fleet includes:
Spirals, Lasers, NS14s, a Contender, a Finn, Tasars, an Alpha Omega Cat, Hobie Cats, Paper Tiger Cats, a VS 15 ft Skiff, a Hunter 216, and various other sailboats and catamarans.

The Fleet of Sailboats at the Callala Bay Sailing School, which sometimes sail in the races, include: Pittwater Junior Sailboats (6), Manly Junior (9), Laser (2), Heron (1), de Havilland Vagabond (1), Swiffie 10 Dinghy (1). A Flying Ant (1) and Sabot (1) are also available. So come and join the fun of mixed fleet racing on magnificent Jervis Bay.

We are located near the Callala Bay Boat Ramp. The street address is 42 Boorawine Terrace, Callala Bay, NSW 2540, at the end of the road leading to the boat ramp. The club is approximately 3 hours drive south of Sydney and NE of Canberra.

We conduct three series throughout the season (see Program for course details)

In addition to our regular series, we conduct a number of  Special Events throughout the season. Please see the Program for details of our schedule throughout the year.


Jervis Bay Sailing Club is a member of the following organisations:

As noted below the history of Jervis Bay Sailing Club, shown below, the club has a very close and long-standing relationship with Callala Bay Junior Sailing School.

The club shares the clubhouse with Jervis Bay Cruising Yacht Club and Jervis Bay Outrigger Canoe Club


Jervis Bay Sailing Club was established in 2004. Its aims were to allow young graduates of the Callala Junior Sailing School to hone their racing skills and to provide a racing venue for local sailors.

Jervis Bay Sailing Club continues to maintain a very close relationship with the Callala Junior Sailing school, in particular through their participation as part of the volunteer training group.