ANU Sailing Club

The Australian National University Sailing Club (ANUSC) sails on Lake Burley Griffin from our boatshed in Yarralumla Bay, Yarralumla. Our boatshed has full shower and toilet facilities as well as a clubroom, all within bike riding distance of the ANU campus.

The club owns a range of Lasers, Pacers, Tasars, Light Weight Sharpies (Sharpies) and Windsurfers. This variety allows members to sail single handed or in crews of 2 or 3. Additionally the club has a number of kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards. The boats are divided into general use and racing boats. Most boats are general use boats available to all members after they have shown that they can safely rig and handle them through an on-water evaluation. Racing boats and Sharpies are restricted for experienced sailors only to train, compete or sail.

The ANU Sailing Club runs beginners’ and windsurfing training courses. The beginners’ courses are designed for those with no prior experience and are a great opportunity to experience the joys of sailing. Courses run during Semester 1 and 2 starting in February, dependent upon the number of applicants, and run over the course of a weekend and two weekday evenings.

Club members can compete in Tuesday twilight racing run through the YMCA Sailing Club. Racing is also run on Saturdays but this requires joining the YMCA Sailing Club through our reduced fees deal. The club’s boatshed may also be open at other times and this will generally be posted on the club’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/anusc/.

Each year the club also sends a team to the Australian University Games as well as competing in various local regattas in Canberra and Batemans Bay. The ANU Sailing Club is a great community and we encourage anyone to join us.

How to Join

  1. Carefully read the "Important Notes" and "Membership Requirements below" (FYI joining the ANU Sailing Club involves both paying a membership fee via an online portal, as well as completing the Experience and Assumption of Risk Form and emailing it to the Secretary ANU Sailing Club so that a membership card in the appropriate grade can be issues), and then:
  2. Press the blue “Join Now!” below to access the online portal to pay the applicable membership fee.

Important Notes

  • For the ANU Sailing Club, the “Membership Start Date” shown at Steps 2, 3, and 5 of the “active carrot” online membership portal, and on the subsequent confirmation email, is NOT the membership start date, but rather the date that payment is made.  The actual ANU Sailing Club membership start date is as per the membership option selected at Step1 which is also listed on the confirmation email.
  • While the generic ANU Sport payment confirmation email will advise that no further action is required to activate membership, prospective ANU Sailing Club members must complete and email the Experience and Assumption of Risk form to the Secretary (secretary.anusc@gmail.com).
  • ANU Sailing Club membership is on an annual basis from 1 April to 31 March the following year.  Six month memberships will be available for Non ANU Student and Other Associate membership classes from 1 October each year, while currently enrolled ANU Students can join for 14 months from 1 February.  
  • There may be a week or more delay before ANU Sport advises the ANU Sailing Club of your membership payment.  Hence if you would like to have your membership recognised promptly please forward your confirmation email to the secretary.anusc@gmail.com with a scanned copy of your completed and signed/initialled “Experience and Assumption of Risk Form” attached.

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Need Further Information?

Club Contact: commodore.anusc@gmail.com

Website: http://sailing.club.anu.edu.au/

Membership Requirements

Membership Classes

The club offers three classes of membership, as per ANU Sport Association requirements, as follows:

  • ANU Student: All persons currently enrolled at the ANU University as a student.
  • Non-ANU Student: Alumni of the ANU University; a graduate of a registered higher education provider listed on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s National Register or any successor body recognised by the University; staff of the University; staff of other organisations whose place of employment is at the University campus within the Australian Capital Territory; and Club Coaches.
  • Other-Associate: Individuals who do not meet the eligibility criteria of the ANU Student or Non-ANU Student membership categories.

Membership Cards

Access to club boats requires club members to hold a valid membership card and to present it on request.  The cards will be valid for one season (ending on the 30th of March each year).  There are three grades of cards as follows:

Blue Cards - Represent General Membership. 

  • Provided to new members directly upon payment of membership fees and receipt of a signed “Experience and Assumption of Risk” form
  • These cards allow the holder to access all SUPs, kayaks and club facilities. Holders are permitted to sail as a crew on any club boat if skippered by a member who holds a Green (Training) or Red (Competent) membership card.

Green Cards - Represent Training Membership. 

  • Provided to current club members following an assessment of their sailing or windsurfing skills by qualified committee members.
  • These cards allow the holder to access all SUPs, kayaks and club facilities. Holders are permitted to sail as a skipper or crew on most club boats and on windsurfers provided there is a rescue boat on the water or a Red (Competent) card holder willing to act in a rescue capacity. Skippering Racing boats and Light Weight Sharpies are excluded.

Red Cards - Represent Competent Membership.

  • Provided to current club members following an assessment of their sailing or windsurfing skills by qualified committee members.
  • These cards allow the holder to access all SUPs, kayaks and club facilities. Holders are permitted to sail as a skipper or crew on any club boat or windsurfer, without supervision. Skippering Racing boats and Light Weight Sharpies are excluded.

Approval for members to skipper Racing Boats and/or Light Weight Sharpies will be separately and individually provided by a qualified committee member. Additionally, use of the club Rubber Inflatable Boat (RIB) rescue vessel is restricted to members who have a valid NSW power boat licence and only then for valid committee approved non-recreational purposes.