The World Famous Drummoyne Sabot training camp in the October 2018 school holidays.

The Drummoyne Sailing Club hosted the sailing training camp in the first week of the October school holidays, on Tuesday 2nd,  Wednesday 3rd, Thursday 4th and Friday 5th October 2018. The camp is held annually to help experienced sailors improve their racing skills.
The day started at 8:30am to rig boats by 9:00am and finished at 4:30pm. On average, about 15 boats attended each day with a week of vastly different weather conditions – from gentle sunny days to wild wind and tide – providing a range of sailing experiences.
Sprint races were held on Friday 5-Oct as per the Sailing Instructions and Notice of Race.
It waa great fun.  Serious Fun. And we hope you learned a lot. Thank you to the coaches, parents and sailors for making this a success.
We look forward to seeing you all there next year!
Contact Drummoyne Sailing Club for more information:
Simon Armstrong-Bunker Mob 0407 515 580
Marian Traynor 0404 938 508
Note, if you haven’t done so already, sabot skippers must also register with the Southern NSW Sabot Sailing Association to attend training sessions and regattas organised by SNSWSSA (registration fee is only $50 per year).

Welcome to the 2018/19 Sabot Sailing Season!

Whether you are finding out about how your kids can get into sailing or you’re a seasoned Sabot Sailor planning your preparation for the Nationals, there is a lot of fun to be had in the 2018/2019 season which starts this month.

The list of champion Olympic sailors who started their sailing career in Sabots is a long one. This year we hope to produce many more with our structured learn to sail and learn to race programs. Our Clubs’ programs are designed to help boys and girls 8 to 16yrs improve their skills and confidence as they work up to regular weekend racing and beyond.

Covering all points of the compass our most active Clubs (Drummoyne, Lane Cove, Narrabeen and Vaucluse) all provide great opportunities to get into sailing and progress up to Nationals level.

In addition to supporting our Clubs, we run and support an exciting list of inter-club regattas for kids at all levels to participate in throughout season.

This year’s program

  • NSW Youths run by Australian Sailing and hosted by Lake Macquarie Yacht Club this October long weekend
  • Round 1 of the NSW State titles will this year be hosted by Lake Macquarie Yacht Club in 17th and 18th November 2018
  • Sail Sydney Regatta run by Sailing Australia and hosted by Woollahra Sailing Club in 8th and 9th December 2018
  • Sabot National Titles are being kindly hosted by Sandringham Yacht Club in Melbourne December 28th to 4th January 2019
  • Australia Day Regatta hosted by Lane Cove 26th January
  • Round 2 of NSW State titles will be hosted by Drummoyne February 9th & 10th 2019
  • Southern NSW Zone Championships will be hosted by Narrabeen 23rd March 2019

So if you want to learn more about having fun sailing a Sabot, how to get started, how to find a boat or a crew – please contact your nearest club (see our Clubs page) or drop us a line here at the Association.


Southern NSW Sabot Sailing Association



Southern NSW Zone Championships Held 24th & 25th March 2018

Lane Cove 12ft Skiff Sailing Club hosted 1 Up, 2 Up and Green Fleet Sailors for the Southern NSW Zone Championships on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th March 2018. Racing was held on both days for 1Ups and 2Ups with a series of Green Fleet races run from the Lane Cove Club on the Sunday.

Saturday’s program commenced with a 1pm start from the Lane Cove Club with a “dash for cash” from Lane Cove River out to the starting area in the vicinity of Cockatoo Island. Sunday’s racing commenced with the first race starting at 11am and includds lunch for all competing sailors.

It was a great weekend’s racing!

Notice of Race:  SNSW Zone Championships @ LC – Notice of Race

Sailing Instructions:   SNSW Zone Championships @ LC – Sailing Instructions

Winners to be published. For more details please contact Phil von Behr  at LC12ftSSC


Australia Day 2018 Regatta at Lane Cove 12ft Skiff Club

On January 26, 2018 LC12ftSSC hosted the Australia Day regatta on behalf of the Sabot Association.

We extended the invitation to all Sabot sailors and families to join us for a day of serious fun, and some serious sailing.

There were 3 short races from 11am – also novelty activities, prizes for best dressed sailors, best dressed boats plus a BBQ and presentation on the deck in the afternoon.

The day was attended by sailors and aspiring sailors, including Learn to Sail graduates and we recognised those that just started sailing in the 2017-18 season.

The Notice of Race can be downloaded here : Australia Day 2018 Sabot NOR

2017 Sabot State Championship Results

2017 Sabot State Championships Report

Sunday 19th November saw the conclusion of the 2017 Sabot State Championships which was held over two weekends in October and November

Round one was held at Wangi Wangi RSL Amateur SC and Round two was held at Drummoyne SC

12 races were run over the two weekends and there was extremely tight racing.

The results show how close the sailing is between SNSW and NNSW

Senior Division 1-ups

1st Supersonic Natasha Walsh SNSW

2nd Tiger Bite Cameron Burt NNSSW

3rd Stinger Clancy Dwyer SNSW

4th Chimpanspeed James Henderson NNSW

5th I-Boat Tanya Roberts SNSW

6th Upbeat Darby Jones NNSW

Junior Division 2-ups

1st Oscar Moy and Velayus Wynne SNSW

2nd Poker Face Kelson Eaton and Laken Eaton SQLD

3rd Predator Edwin Youshida and William Yoshida SQLD


Full results are available at ScoreIT NSW Sabot States 2017 – 2018

Congratulations to all who competed.

A further thanks and congratulations go out to all the Green Fleet who came along and joined in over the two weekends

It was brilliant to see all the juniors and beginners in their new 3.5 Sabot sails out there.


Thank You

Thank you to the organising committees at the Northern NSW Zone who brought the regatta together this year.

Simon Burt, Brad Starr, Scott Day, Matt Davies, Danielle Henderson and Mark Greenwood

Thank you also to Mark McEnearney from the SNSW committee who helped with co-ordination and a special thanks to both Tony Outtteridge who helped with the Regatta NOR and SI’s documentation, and Jim Dywer from Drummoyne Sailing Club.

A big thank you to all the on-water and on-shore Regatta management team who are lead by:

Race Officer for Round One Wangi Wangi RSL ASC  Sandra O’Donnell and Race Officer for Round Two Drummoyne SC  Robyn Thames,

and a big thank you to Scorer Darani Brown who worked on water and during the evenings thru both rounds to get the results up and published. Well done to you all.

Thank you to all the volunteers who spent time on the water and on the beach helping all the children on and off the water, and the canteen crew who feed the whole tribe of sailors, families and kept the team fed!

Lastly thanks also to all the committee’s at Wangi RSL ASC and Drummoyne SC for supporting the Sabot Class


Yours in Sabot Sailing


David O’Loughlin


VA12SC Club Captain

Natasha Walsh

2017 NSW State Championships

The 2017 NSW State Championships information is now online

The Notice of Race has been posted and can be downloaded by following this link

2017 NSW State Championship NOR

The Sailing Instructions has been posted and can be downloaded by following this link

2017 NSW State Championships Sailing Instructions

Entries can now be accepted by using the Secure Trybooking site

2017 NSW State Championship Trybooking Site


Round 1 – 21&22 October 2017         Wangi Amateur Sailing Club

0830hrs – 1100hrs

0830hrs – 1700hrs

1130hrs – 1200hrs



Regatta Office

Competitor and Support Boats Briefing.

Racing – Time of warning signal


Round 2 – 18&19 November 2017     Drummoyne Sailing Club

0830hrs – 1100hrs

0830hrs – 1700hrs

1130hrs – 1200hrs



Regatta Office

Competitor and Support Boats Briefing.

Racing – Time of warning signal

Green Fleet

In conjunction with the Sabot NSW State Titles, NNSWSSA will be trialling a Green Fleet at Wangi 21 & 22 October 2017 for beginners learning to race.

Please register your interest in Green Fleet with me – email:

The Green Fleet requirements:

  • 3.5m sails for 1up, or normal size sails for 2up learners;
  • Entry Fee – $40* (covers both days);
  • Earlier start time where practical;
  • Short races close to the rigging area;
  • Course time approximate 20mins each race, finish on course when time limit is up;
  • Coaching of all Green Fleet competitors; and
  • All entrants will receive a prize.

*-Green Fleet racing is free if you’ve paid to enter the Sabot NSW State Titles as well