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.
Saturday 19 February 2022 – Regatta and Family Day
We would like to start our year of celebration with a 150th Anniversary Regatta.
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 and party.
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.
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.