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26 April to 4 May 2019

Darwin Sailing Club

Until the early 1960’s sailing on Darwin Harbour was almost non-existent with many believing it was too dangerous due to the tides. The Darwin Sailing Club was formed in March 1963 with the aim “to promote and encourage the building, sailing and racing of all types of sailing craft in Darwin and surrounding waters.”

Club members have participated in national and international championships since 1965. The Club hosted Australian Catamaran Week on numerous occasions as well as hosting national championships for Tasars, Lasers and Minnows. The honour board of national and world champions, as well as place-getters for the Club is impressive. In 1988 Club members sailed the “Northern Territory Spirit” in the 7600 nautical mile Bicentennial Round Australia Yacht Race.

Training classes for both juniors and seniors have always been an important part of Club activities. The Club has been very fortunate right through its history to have had members who have been dedicated to training, particularly training juniors.

The Darwin Sailing Club will host the Sailing competition at the 2019 Arafura Games.

 

Venue Facilities:

  • Public toilets
  • Wheelchair access
  • Public car-parking
  • Disabled car-parking
  • Spectator seating
  • Shade
  • Kiosk
  • Non-smoking venue

 

Address

8 Atkins Drive, Fannie Bay (Darwin Harbour)

Sports at Venue

Darwin Sailing Club

Until the early 1960’s sailing on Darwin Harbour was almost non-existent with many believing it was too dangerous due to the tides. The Darwin Sailing Club was formed in March 1963 with the aim "to promote and encourage the building, sailing and racing of all types of sailing craft in Darwin and surrounding waters." Club members have participated in national and international championships since 1965. The Club hosted Australian Catamaran Week on numerous occasions as well as hosting national championships for Tasars, Lasers and Minnows. The honour board of national and world champions, as well as place-getters for the Club is impressive. In 1988 Club members sailed the "Northern Territory Spirit" in the 7600 nautical mile Bicentennial Round Australia Yacht Race. Training classes for both juniors and seniors have always been an important part of Club activities. The Club has been very fortunate right through its history to have had members who have been dedicated to training, particularly training juniors. The Darwin Sailing Club will host the Sailing competition at the 2019 Arafura Games.   Venue Facilities:

  • Public toilets
  • Wheelchair access
  • Public car-parking
  • Disabled car-parking
  • Spectator seating
  • Shade
  • Kiosk
  • Non-smoking venue