150th Anniversary

SASC 150th Anniversary – 1872-2022

On Tuesday, 1st October 1872 in Tom Keary’s Hotel on the corner of William and Brougham Streets, Sydney, a meeting culminated in the formation of Sydney Amateur Sailing Club with four boats and 12 members.  In 2022 we celebrate our 150th Anniversary as one of the oldest sailing clubs in Australia.

Friday 18th February – Party at the Clubhouse

More information on the party to be held on Friday evening will follow shortly.

Saturday 19 February 2022 – Regatta and Family Day

We will start our year of celebration with the 150th Anniversary Regatta.  Entries are now open: 150th Anniversary Regatta NoR and Entry

At the clubhouse we’ll be hosting an old fashioned Family Fair Day with lots of fun activities for all ages. We’ll welcome the Regatta crews back with music, food and beverages and celebrate into the evening with a prizegiving.

Sunday 16 October 2022 – Gaffers Day

Gaffers Day 2022 will be a similar format to previous years and will again provide an opportunity to celebrate classic vessels coming from far and wide. We are likely to have some historic vessels join us including a very special starters vessel.  Our previous Gaffers Day was a great success – SASC Gaffers Day 2017

Other events and activities being considered for 2022 are:

Holding an exhibition at the clubhouse, producing a book to order and we also have very dedicated people sorting and digitising much of our history. The Archive Project files are available to view on the website, in addition to PDF versions of the Amateurs books.  SASC Archives .  A dedicated team is currently interviewing many long-standing members – when complete,  their “Reflections” will be available as podcasts on the website.

150th Anniversary Update Presentation:

This presentation provides an update on events and activities planned for 2022 – The Committee is seeking volunteers to join working parties and assist with preparations.  Download the presentation which shows the skills we are seeking and approximate timing.

We look forward to further discussions regarding any particular areas that you are interested in assisting the Anniversary Committee with.

Download the SASC Town Hall Presentation

We will update this page regularly and welcome any feedback – contact our Anniversary Committee Chairperson: Matthew Lorrimer email : anniversary@sasc.com.au