Discover Sailing Days
On several days during the year, Maroochy Club conducts Discover Sailing Days - part of Yachting Australia's initiative to promote our sport. Interested children and adults are invited to book a "Come 'n' Try" experience where they are taken for a sail on our lovely Maroochy River by experienced sailors.
This Discovering Sail is a free activity - a great chance for anyone who might be interested in sailing to experience the wind and the water and to find out more about our sport and our Club.
Discover Sailing operates on the same dates as Adventure Sailing. Please check our Program page for the current dates.
Adventure Sailing is an activity for Club Members taking place fortnightly on Sunday mornings during the Sailing Season.
It is very popular with family groups and youngsters just beginning their sailing career. Boats are rigged and launched from our Clubhouse beach, and accompanied by a number of support boats, the fleet sails off on a pre-determined direction to explore sections of the river and develop their sailing skill, or just enjoy sailing the waters close to Chambers Island.
Adventurers do not compete against each other but cruise the river enjoying the camaraderie of fellow sailors, and enjoying the peaceful waters of the river.
Several times a year, Adventurers are invited to join the Racing Sailors for the Sunday afternoon races, or join in Special Events, to provide experience in sailing as part of a larger fleet and to develop their skills in sailing around a more challenging course.
As with most sailing clubs, many of our activities are centred around racing - but in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. Racing is the challenge to sail a set course in the shortest possible time.
The Racing season extend from September to May comprising a number of series of different race formats. Whilst there are no club championship rounds over the school holiday period, the club participates in hosting regattas, training programs and schedules several "fun" type races.
Differences between classes of boats and skill level of crew are balanced by a system of handicapping (Yardsticks), ensuring all competitors have an equal chance of success.
Main classes raced in the Maroochy River are Optimists, Sabots, Sabres, Pacers and Lasers.