about us

SPASC is a community service, charitable, non-profit-making organisation with strong ties to the local community and businesses, fellow organisations and the Lake Macquarie City Council.

 

With over 100 members, the club encourages junior participation and has a good proportion of non-sailing members who assist with race operations. In addition to its own regattas, SPASC hosts regular State and National regattas for its classes and associations and is also proudly home to the Lake Macquarie Stand-up Paddleboard Club.

In addition to Optimist training dinghies and O'pen skiffs, SPASC has a broad range of racing dinghies (including Tasars and Lasers), catamarans (including Nacra 5.8s, A Classes & Arrows) and trailer-sailers (Hartley TS16s) participating in both Saturday and Friday afternoon races.

 

We have ample parking, a large, grassed rigging area and two wide ramps for launching and retrieving dinghies and catamarans using beach-trolleys and larger boats using trailers.

The SPASC clubhouse is magnificently situated at the northern end of the lake, surrounded by the green spaces of Speers Point Park. With sweeping views from the upper deck, it provides an ideal vantage for relaxing after races and enjoying the sunset.

MEMBERSHIP

It is not necessary for you to join the club immediately as we would prefer if you spend some time ensuring SPASC meets your needs and provides the facilities you seek to enjoy sailing on our beautiful Lake Macquarie.

 

Australian Sailing provides a temporary membership initiative called ‘SailPass’, that provides insurance for you to sail and race at our club before becoming a SPASC member.

We offer Family, Senior, Student, Junior, Paddleboard, Twilight Series and Social memberships. Once you have met the team and feel that SPASC suits your needs, please register through our RevolutioniseSport facility. The committee will then progress your membership. 

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Lake Mac SUP

SPASC is proud to host the Lake Macquarie Stand Up Paddleboard Club at our club.

 

Lake Macquarie Stand Up Paddleboard Club caters for a growing population of social, junior and competitive paddlers in and around the shores of Lake Macquarie NSW, Australia.

 

The Lake Macquarie area boasts not only Australia’s largest coastal saltwater lagoon but also beautiful beaches and creeks enabling us to deliver SUP events in a wide range of conditions. Lake Mac SUP club offers a variety of events for all levels of paddler from social to flat water cruising and racing, Lake Mac SUP Club has it ALL!

Our History

Club life member, Jane Klein’s excellent work: Sailing Speers Point, 1880 Onwards, is recommended to all who seek an in-depth appreciation of the history of the Speers Point Amateur Sailing Club (SPASC).

 

SPASC is one of the oldest sailing clubs on Lake Macquarie. It was founded in the early 1900s and by the 1920s hosted a large fleet of 16-foot skiffs.

By the 1950s, SPASC had become a stronghold for Vaucluse Juniors (VJs). In the decades since, mixed fleets of VJs, Skates, NS14s, Moths and Sabots raced at the club. Catamarans first joined the SPASC fleet in 1969 and Tasars in 1983.

Construction of the current clubhouse commenced in the early 1950s when members relocated the original building for better water access. With several extensions added as fund-raising allowed, the new clubhouse was finally completed and officially opened in 1974.