About the Club
Origins of the Club
The Hawkesbury River Sailing Club (HRSC) based at Brooklyn NSW, was formed in 1970 by a group of people wishing to provide a friendly sailing venue for themselves, their families and youths of the district. Initially Club members met and launched their boats from the ramp situated just west of the present day F3 freeway road bridge. In the beginning the club consisted of a variety of dinghy classes and it is from this simple beginning that the Club grew into what it is today.
Present Day Club
Today the fleet is mainly trailable yachts, but in keeping with its origins, the emphasis is still on friendly family sailing. Our activities include cruising, racing and on shore social events. Cruising activities consist of weekend trips, some with overnight stays, mainly around the Hawkesbury River system including Pittwater and the Brisbane Waters area. Cruising further afield is often undertaken with trips to the Myall Lakes, Port Stephens and Lake Macquarie. Social events are usually held in conjunction with these cruises to allow "non-sailing" family members and friends to join in the fun. Racing is conducted over the summer months from September to April in an area of the lower Hawkesbury River just south of Brooklyn. These events consist of 10 heats of "round the buoys racing" with performances being measured using "yardstick/CBH" and a "club handicap system". This then enables us to run two racing series over the original 10 events.
We welcome all trailer sailors to join us on any of our cruising, racing or social events, enjoy the experience and kinship of club sailing, and if you find this activity to your liking, then join us and become members.