Wynyard is a small town on the North West coast of Tasmania and has a population of around 5,000. Like the town WYC is a small friendly club that promotes a safe fun approach to sailing and other water activities. We partner with the Tasmanian Canoe Club, local schools and community groups to promote and safe fun approach to water sports.
The club has conducted many state and National Championships over the years and produced its share of champion sailor. WYC is an accredited Australian Sailing Discover Sailing Centre and conducts Tackers, Discover Sailing, Start Sailing and Start Racing training as well as delivering Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) power boat license training.
Inclusion and enjoyment for all is a big theme at WYC and as such we run a great Sailability programme throughout the year enabling people with disabilities and the aged to enjoy sailing and being on the water.
The Wynyard Yacht Club Clubhouse, Rigging area is situated near the mouth of the Inglis River, which opens onto Bass Strait. The club has two boatlauncing ramps and floating jetty between installed by Marine and Safety Tasmania and avaliable for public use.
The Clubhouse has showers, toilets and kitchen and BBQ facilities as well as an upstairs meeting hall with chairs and tables eight ball table. Patrol boats and sailing equipment are stored downstairs.
Important info for newcomers
- The club has lifejackets available for participants
- Club boats are available if you don’t have your own, 6 pacers, 6 optimists and 5 Hansa 303 dinghies, 1 laser and 1 Hartley TS16
- Daily sailing fee is $5 per person
- Canteen if often available
- Sailing is conducted on Saturdays with junior and casual sailing at 10am and racing at 2pm (check events page for specific dates)
- Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, 7.30pm at the clubhouse
Membership and Visiting sailors
Visiting sailors are welcome to the Wynyard Yacht Club. The club is well established with 80+ members. Three sails are allowed until membership is required which includes the Australian Sailing membership. The fees for the days activity’s apply immediately $5 per person.
Junior $60.00 (under 18 years): (Includes Australian Sailing Youth Membership)
Senior: $190.00 (includes Australian Sailing Senior membership)
Family Membership: $250.00 (includes nominated Senior and Youth Australian Sailing membership)
Tas Canoe Club Membership $75.00 (no voting rights or Australian Sailing membership) Associate Membership: By Application
Note – 25% discount applies to Department of Veterans Affairs or Centrelink concession cardholders.
If you would like to become a member there are various options available, download the membership application form here for more info.
What do we sail?
Sailing craft range from junior dinghies like Sabots and optimists upto Cruising keelboats, however most members sail a dinghy or trailer sailor of some description. Amoung the favourites are Hansa 303s, Sabots, Sabres, 420s, Hartley, Lasers, Mirror and NS14 with a few others thrown in.
The Wynyard Yacht Club welcomes enquiries regarding groups to utilize our club house pending approval by the committee. Hire fees for 2019 / 20 season are:
Full day: $60.00.
Evening or ½ day session: $30.00 with a member, and $40.00 without a member present.
Large BBQ hire: $35.00 does not include gas.
Clubhouse facility must be booked through Helen Walker on phone 64 42 3641 or mobile 0427 345 386.
Tas Canoe Club
WYC partner with the Tasmanian Canoe Club and offer associate or full memberships to those wishing to use the facilities in conjunction with the TCC if you would like to know more please contact us.
Volunteer Marine Rescue
The club also serves as the Volunteer Marine Rescue Unit for the local area in conjunction with Surf Life Saving Tasmania if you would like to be involved in the VMR please contact us.
Below are a various downloadable PDF or Word documents relating to WYC:
Reports from 2019 AGM
Strategic Plan 2020 to 2023
Policies and Procedures
Risk Management, Safety. DSC Safety Management System Emergency Plan Event Managment Health and Safety Policy Incident Report Form Incident Reporting Policy MAST Safety Management Plan April 2016 Safety Boat Manual Sailing Hazard Analisys Worksheet WYC Race & Incident Management Plan-Final