The Balmain Sailing Club is a friendly, inclusive sailing club with regular racing, cruising and a sailing school for children & adults. The emphasis is on fun and friendly competition in a beautiful waterfront location.

Announcing Balmain Regatta 2014


    SUNDAY October 26, 2014 from 11 am AEDT

    Sailors, community members, and volunteers are all invited to take part in the historic Balmain Regatta which takes to the water again on October 26.

    This great event, one of the oldest organised sports activities in Australia, is more than just a boat race it is a celebration of a unique community and its links with the greatest harbour in the world.

    For a great event this year we need:

    SAILORS:  If you are a skipper or crew we want you on the water. Racing starts at 11am and the notice of race and entries are here. Enter as soon as possible so we can get you in the right division. See entry form here. Click here to download sailing instructions - please see the Amendments here. Click here for division information and start times.

    For boats heading to Balmain from the main harbour the club can provide courtesy moorings following the race. Berths are available at the Camber Wharf on Cockatoo Island and washboards will be placed on the Public Wharf at Hopetown Keys. To arrange mooring/berth for your boat, contact

    Regatta tenders will then transfer crews to the club pontoon to join in the festivities.

    VIP EXPERIENCE:  Enjoy the Balmain Regatta with Angela Catterns aboard the heritage yacht Boomerang. 

    Hosted by 2ue's afternoon presenter Angela Catterns. Experience the Balmain Regatta in VIP style aboard a 70 foot gentlemans schooner.  Built in 1903 she was acquired by the Albert family - famous for their Boomerang harmonicas.  Your Regatta experience includes a light lunch, your choice of wine beer & soft drinks.

    Just 20 tickets are available at $85 each. Price includes lunch and refreshments. Click here to buy a ticket.

    Please arrive at the Balmain Sailing Club at 11.15am, and you’ll be directed to Hopetoun Quays to board the Boomerang with your fellow guests. You’ll be brought back to HQ around 3pm. You’re welcome to stay and enjoy the rest of the events and festivities.

    COMMUNITY MEMBERS: Please join us for the celebration; there will be food, music, face painting and action to watch. Come down for a picnic and a day of fun, the club is at the end of Water Street, Balmain and there is access to a great public park and foreshore walkways.

    Click here for more information.

    Do you have a sailing story to tell? Or share your experience of the club? Send us a message. Looking for crew or a boat to crew on? Join our discussion boards.

    We welcome sailors of all levels of experience and we are always happy to see new people joining the community and our fantastic team of volunteers.

    Proud Sponsors of the Balmain Sailing Club