You’ll be joining a diverse group of sailors of who enjoy sailing on a wide variety of yachts; our fleet includes competitive racers, twilight racers, cruisers, classic timber yachts and even a few motorboats. At the SASC we’re an unpretentious bunch of people who share a love of boats, being afloat and socialising at a very special little club that’s been a big part of Sydney Harbour for nearly 150 years.

As well as offering Full Membership, we’ve now made it easier to become part of the club with an option called Crew Member. If you live outside Sydney you can join the SASC as a Country/Absentee Member. Partners of Full Members can join as Associate Members and of course we welcome Youth Members. All Memberships include an Australian Sailing number, which is required for all skippers and crew when racing.

If you’re not ready to join the club yet, you can crew on a racing yacht with our Sail Pass, which will provide you with an AS number and basic insurance cover. Click SailPass to buy now.

The different membership categories, benefits and current pricing are listed below. Find out more by calling the club office on 02 9953 1433 and we’ll arrange for one our members get back to you promptly to tell you all about the SASC.


Full Membership is open to all.  Full members enjoy voting rights and unlimited access to all aspects and facilities of the club including the clubhouse, clubhouse kitchen, subscription to SASC News, and all social events.  Full Membership also includes access to club moorings, dinghy storage, the slipway (including member pricing), the pontoon, the tender service, club dinghies and the Green Shed maintenance area.  Joining fee: $670 (which can be paid in three stages over three years).Annual subscription: $660.

Crew Membership is designed for non-boat owners who want to be a part of the club. It offers access to the clubhouse, clubhouse kitchen, tender service, social functions and online access to SASC News. After three years, Crew Members can move up to Full Membership without paying a joining fee.  Annual subscription: $283.

Associate Membership is for spouses and partners of full members who wish to become involved in the club. Annual subscription: $283.

Absentee/Country Membership offers the same benefits as Full Membership but is for sailors who live outside metropolitan Sydney.Joining fee: $670 (which can be paid in three stages over three years). Annual subscription: $350.

Youth Membership offers the same benefits as Crew Membership but is for sailors under 23 years of age. Annual subscriptions: $99.00.

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