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.

Anniversary Party, Fair and Regatta

The 150th Anniversary Party will be held on Friday evening 9th September – tickets to this event will be available in July.  The Regatta and Fair  will be held on Saturday 10th September 2022.  These events will embrace the culture of the Club we have all come to love and enjoy over the last 150 years.

Friday 9th September 2022 – Party at the Clubhouse – bookings and information for members: HERE

Contact anniversary@sasc.com.au

Saturday 10th September 2022Regatta and Family Day – Regatta Entry and Notice of Race

The Regatta will start and finish in Athol Bay and is open to all yachts with Category 7 Equipment Audits.

At the clubhouse we’ll be hosting an old fashioned Family Fair 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.

Gaffers Day 

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

Exhibition at the SASC Clubhouse 

The Amateurs first conducted sail boat racing on Sydney Harbour in 1872. We are now in our 150th season and remain in robust health. We are delighted to announce that an archive of historical images centred on Mosman Bay has been collated and  exhibited at our clubhouse.  The exhibition displayed approximately 80 images, mainly prints of photographs and included many interesting images and artefacts relating to Mosman Bay.

This exhibition has now closed – To download a list of photos on exhibit and accompanying notes click on the link: Mosman Bay Exhibition at SASC – Notes to accompany photos

SASC Archives Project:

We have very dedicated people sorting and digitising much of our history and the Archive Project files are available to view on the website, in addition to PDF versions of the Amateurs books.  SASC Archives .

Reflections Project:

An enthusiastic 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.

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

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