Family Sailing on the Lane Cove River
Located on the upper reaches of the Lane Cove River, the Lane Cove 12 foot Sailing Skiff Club has been running dinghy races for over 100 years.
The Club caters for all ages of Sailors with our Learn to Sail Course graduating over 100 new sailors annually. We sail five classes of boats, Sabots for our Junior Sailors, Flying 11's, Cherubs, Lasers and our lead class the 12 ft Skiff.
The fun of competitive sailing at Lane Cove is only matched by the active and fun social program that the Club indulges itself in every year. Each Class hosts a dinner throughout the season with the competitive nature of the sailors spilling over to the dinner as each Class vies to outdo the last dinner. At least one social night is held each year. The end of year Presentation Night Dinner is a very heavily attended event for the whole Club to remember the season and enjoy various prizes and recognition. Finally every Saturday after racing all the sailors from the day, the Response Boat crews and other volunteers get together for cold a drink on the balcony and swap stories.
Lane Cove proudly operates as a 100% Volunteer Club. From our Committee Members, Canteen, Response Boat crews, Learn to Sail, Race Management everyone is there because of the shared love of sailing and being on the water. We even have our RUST Team, RUST standing for Retired Unemployed Services Team, who meet regularly at the Club to ensure the Sheds, equipment, and support boats are in good shape. We believe that this Volunteer spirit is one of the main reasons for the success that our Club enjoys!
We did it - we exceeded our target. Big thank you to all that contributed to our FUNdraiser on September 7 with the Enormous Horns, and those that joined us to dance the night away. Over $53,000 raised with the event is a huge step towards our overall target of $415,000 for stage 1 of the Fire Rebuild Project.