Darwin Sailing Club

Become a member

Why become a member? 

Members of the Darwin Sailing Club enjoy unique sailing benefits as well as access to our beautiful Club grounds and facilities. Whether you're a seasoned sailor, just starting out, or here for the sunsets, you'll love the community, facilities and social atmosphere that membership affords.

Here is a summary of how you benefit as a social member

  • Weekly Badge Draws  Jack potting each week by $50, our badge draw regularly sends one lucky member home with $1000! Badge draws happen on Thursday and Friday nights.
  • Members Only Bar  We afford our most valued members a priority service area at the bar during peak periods.
  • Guilt Free Access  to the Club to enjoy the iconic Fannie Bay sunset or just to relax and savour the laid back atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days.
  • Members Newsletter  Our e-newsletter, the Cyber Spinnaker is e-mailed to Club members to keep them informed of sailing activity, social and general goings on around the Club. 
  • Bring Your Guest  Members have guest sign-in rights for themselves and up to 6 guests. Note: we welcome all visitors to the Darwin Sailing Club however people may only be signed in as a guest three times before they must join the Club themselves.
  • Full Social Events Calendar  Sailing Club social events are held throughout the year. We invite our members, and welcome new members, to join us in savouring the sunset with a meal, drinks and live entertainment featuring quality local and touring artists for an unbeatable ticket price!

As a sailing member you get all of that and a few extras! 

  • Access to Boat Park Services  Boat, dinghy and locker storage, boat ramp usage, laundry, shower and toilet facilities are all services made exclusively available to resident and visiting sailors.
  • Yachting Australia Registration  Sailing membership includes Yachting Australia registration (our national governing body), which gives you a personal sailors log, training log, and insurance. 
  • Discounted Training Course Fees  Members get discounts on most of our sailing courses. Note: this discount does not apply to Tackers sailing programs.
  • Club Boat Hire  Members, with the right skills, are given the opportunity to hire a range of boats throughout the sailing season.
  • Club Voting Rights  Under our club constitution only sailing members have voting rights in Club elections and matters relating to constitution change.

How to become a member 

There are a few steps to become a member at the Club, it is in our Constitution and once you are a member it is worth every step.

Step 1 - Fill in your application form 

The application form is located on the right hand side of this page.

Step 2 - Get your application proposed and seconded

This sounds a lot harder than it really is, any of our members will be happy to help at the Club, Thursday night (from 6pm) is Members Night and a great chance to come down and meet some of the members.  If in doubt ask at the bar and they can point you in the right direction. 

Step 3 - Pay

The application form itself details a number of methods of payment. Please note that your application fee cannot be accepted by the Club until it has been proposed and seconded.

Step 4 - Your application is formally accepted 

Once your application form and money is provided to the Club it is formally accepted by the management committee. This process takes between 2 and 3 weeks.

Step 5 - Receive your membership card 

Once approved, your membership card can be mailed to you (or collected from the Club if you prefer) and you are welcome to begin using your card to access members' benefits.

Thanks to supporters of the Darwin Sailing Club