FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Do I need to be a member to visit your clubhouse?
No, we suggest you call into our clubhouse any Saturday from 12 midday (we sail most Saturdays from September through to April each year) to have a chat with our team.
Does SPASC accommodate families?
We are a friendly, family-oriented club with a clubhouse in Speers Point Park. The park features plenty of activities for non-sailing family members such as an open-air Olympic pool, parklands, walking paths, a jetty and a large enclosed children’s playground.
Do I need to be a member to sail at SPASC?
No, it is not necessary for you to join the club immediately as we would prefer you spent some time ensuring our club meets your needs. Please contact us to discuss.
When would I be required to become a SPASC member?
Australian Sailing have created an initiative called ‘SailPass’, that provides
temporary membership and insurance for you to sail and race at our club over three Saturdays before becoming a SPASC member.
What classes of boats sail at SPASC?
In addition to our training fleet of Optimist dinghies and O'pen skiffs, We have a broad range of 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.
Do I need to own a boat to sail at SPASC?
No, we can arrange for you to crew on one of our member’s boats or you may use one of our club Tasars to develop your sailing skills, whether during racing or just for practise. Please contact us to arrange a booking.
Can SPASC assist me in buying a boat?
Can I store my boat at the SPASC clubhouse?
SPASC has very limited space remaining for boat storage and then only for boats raced regularly. However, please contact us to discuss.
How often does SPASC hold races?
The SPASC season usually runs from September until April. Our Twilight Series occurs on Friday afternoons from early October between 5:30 and 7:00 pm for single-handed, off-the-beach dinghies. Club Pointscore and Club Championship races are held nearly every Saturday, commencing at 2 pm.
What boat rigging & launching facilities are provided at SPASC?
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.
Does SPASC provide ‘Learn to Sail’ classes?
If you are an adult interested in learning the art of sailing, please contact us and we will direct you to the most suitable member or an external organisation.
What is the process for becoming a SPASC member?
Once you have met the team and feel that SPASC suits your needs, please register for membership through our RevolutioniseSport facility. The committee will then progress your membership.
What is the Active Kids program?
The Active Kids program provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year. Should you be interested in applying for a voucher, please talk to a committee member who will facilitate the process.
How do I find the SPASC clubhouse?
We are located off The Esplanade at Speers Point, adjacent to Speers Point Park & Swim Centre at the northern end of Lake Macquarie. Please refer to the map for directions.
What other facilities does SPASC provide?
SPASC has a canteen upstairs in our clubhouse that provides hot and cold lunches, soft drinks and tea/coffee each race day with fantastic views over the lake.
What other activities does SPASC provide?
SPASC have partnered with the Lake Macquarie Stand Up Paddleboard Club whose members use our clubhouse as a base for their monthly 5 km races, held on Sunday mornings from 9 to 10 am.