The Australian National University Sailing Club (ANUSC) sails on Lake Burley Griffin from our boatshed in Yarralumla Bay.

Description

The Australian National University Sailing Club (ANUSC) sails on Lake Burley Griffin from our boatshed in Yarralumla Bay, Yarralumla. Our boatshed has full shower and toilet facilities as well as a clubroom, all within bike riding distance of the ANU campus.

The club owns a range of Lasers, Tasars, Light Weight Sharpies (Sharpies), Windsurfers, a 470, and a Contender. This variety allows members to sail single handed or in crews of 2 or 3. Additionally the club has a number of kayaks and Stand Up Paddle Boards. The boats are divided into general use and racing boats. Most boats are general use boats available to all members after they have shown that they can safely rig and handle them through an on-water evaluation. Racing boats, Sharpies and the 470 are restricted for experienced sailors only to train, compete or sail.

The ANU Sailing Club holds Introduction To Sailing Days at least once a semester for new club members and also runs training for beginners throughout the sailing season. Beginners training is in the form of one-on-one sessions with qualified training instructors at rates significantly below those of other ACT clubs.

Club members can compete in Tuesday twilight racing run through the YMCA Sailing Club. Racing is also run on Saturdays but this requires joining the YMCA Sailing Club through our reduced fees deal. The club’s boatshed may also be open at other times and this will generally be posted on the club’s Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/anusailing (members only).

Each year the club also sends a team to the Australian University Games as well as competing in various local regattas in Canberra and Batemans Bay. The ANU Sailing Club is a great community and we encourage anyone to join us.

Important Notes
- ANU Sailing Club membership is on an annual basis from 1 April to 31 March the following year. Currently enrolled ANU Students will be able to join for 14 months from 1 February 2021.

Need Further Information?
Club Contact: commodore.anusc@gmail.com
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/anusc
Club Rules & Safety Advice: PDF link

Membership Requirements
Membership Classes
The club offers two classes of membership, as per ANU Sport Association requirements, as follows:

  • ANU Student: All persons enrolled as an undergraduate or postgraduate student of the University are eligible for Student Membership;
  • Associate: Alumni of the University; a graduate of a registered higher education provider listed on the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency’s National Register or any successor body recognised by the University; staff of the University; staff of other organisations whose place of employment is at the University campus within the Australian Capital Territory; Club coaches; and someone whom (or a class of persons whom) is (or are) not eligible for admission under the Student Membership category but, in the opinion and at the discretion of the Board, would be a suitable Member (or members) of the Association;

Membership Levels
Access to club boats requires club members to hold a valid membership. There are three grades of membership as follows, depending on skill:

Blue - Represent General Membership.
- Provided to new members directly upon payment of membership fees
- Allow the holder to access all SUPs, kayaks and club facilities. Holders are permitted to sail as a crew on any club boat
if skippered by a member who holds a Green (Training) or Red (Competent) membership.

Green - Represent Training Membership.
- Provided to current club members following an assessment of their sailing or windsurfing skills by qualified committee members.
- Allow the holder to access all SUPs, kayaks and club facilities. Holders are permitted to sail as a skipper or crew on most club boats and on windsurfers provided there is a rescue boat on the water or a Red (Competent) member willing to act in a rescue capacity. Skippering Racing boats and Light Weight Sharpies are excluded.

Red - Represent Competent Membership.
- Provided to current club members following an assessment of their sailing or windsurfing skills by qualified committee members.
- Allow the holder to access all SUPs, kayaks and club facilities. Holders are permitted to sail as a skipper or crew on any club boat or windsurfer, without supervision. Skippering Racing boats and Light Weight Sharpies are excluded.

Approval for members to skipper Racing Boats and/or Light Weight Sharpies will be separately and individually provided by a qualified committee member. Additionally, use of the club Rubber Inflatable Boat (RIB) rescue vessel is restricted to members who have a valid NSW power boat licence and only then for valid committee approved non-recreational purposes.

A current member may invite guests to attend the club as a temporary member. The temporary member may use the club facilities at the same level of membership as the current member, provided the current member is responsible for the temporary member. The period of temporary membership is 3 occasions or 3 weeks. If the temporary member wishes to continue to attend the club beyond this period, the temporary member must join the club as a full member.