Welcome to the Ranelagh Yacht Squadron
Ranelagh Yacht Squadron welcomes aspiring sailors, kayakers, paddle boarders, swimmers, dolphin spotters, snorkelers, windsurfers, fishermen, safety boat drivers and beach lovers of all ages.
Ranelagh Yacht Squadron encourages both Social Sailing and Club Racing.
Racing is conducted for all classes of Off the Beach (OTB) boats and runs every 2nd Sunday in the afternoons from November till March.
Club Racing is designed to encourage members to increase their skills and confidence on the water while competing in a racing environment.
Social Sailing is encouraged during racing and participation days. Races have been designed to encourage all members to participate and enjoy their time on the water. Members are encouraged to bring families and friends to participate in club activities.
If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on Fridays and Sundays in the office 9787 0265.
Frequently Asked Questions
DO YOU HAVE TO BE A MEMBER OF RYS TO PARTICIPATE IN SAILING ?
Yes, membership is required to sail at RYS. However to allow non RYS members to participate we have a number of affordable options available.
DO I NEED MY OWN BOAT?
No, at RYS we supply the boats, as well as instructors, PFDs, rescue craft and a great time.
DO YOU HAVE TO BE ABLE TO SWIM TO PARTICIPATE IN A DISCOVER SAILING PROGRAM?
Yes, minimal swimming ability is required however you will be wearing PFDs at all times.
WILL I BE SAILING IN A BOAT BY MYSELF?
When participating in Start Sailing 1, participants will be sailing in pairs. Although, if you talk to your instructor about sailing by yourself they will do what they can to make it happen.
HOW CAN PARENTS/GUARDIANS GET INVOLVED IN DISCOVER SAILING?
Learn to Sail programs are run be fully qualified Yachting Australia Instructors. The Instructors plan, deliver and make sure all participants are safe and having fun at all times while developing their skills and confidence on and off the water in a safe environment.
If you or a parent/guardian would like to get involved in Learn to Sail there are many off-water roles available.
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