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Northbridge Sailing Club

Short NameNSC
Physical AddressBethwaite Lane, Northbridge
Postal AddressPO Box 39,Northbridge NSW 1560
StateNSW
CountryAustralia
Websitewww.nsc.asn.au/
Facebook PageNorthbridgeSailingClub
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Date Formed1946

Northbridge Sailing Club

Northbridge Sailing Club is home for some five hundred members, a fun social club and a safe place to sail.    Members vary from the laid back to the highly competitive, whilst ages range from 5 to 95.

The club commenced activities shortly after World War II and incorporated in 1968.

Prior to the construction of the clubhouse in 1968 racing was conducted from the beach immediately to the East of the current buildings.

Articles

Middle Harbour Regatta 1959

Middle Harbour Regatta 1959 - MH Sailing and Northbridge Sailing Club
Middle Harbour Regatta 1959 - MH Sailing and Northbridge Sailing Club

The following is an excerpt from the Middle Harbour Regatta Program 1959

THE NORTHBRIDGE SAILING CLUB

The Northbridge Sailing Club owes its origin to a trophy presented by Mr. Bendall in 1946, to be awarded to the winner of an invitation race, sailed at Easter, and open to Vee-Jays and 10ft. dinghies. Subsequently the Volunteer Defence Corps Association awarded the "Norm Landers Trophy" for similar races.

Inspired by the success of these Easter races, a band of seven formed the Club in March 1949. Since then the Club has flourished and has taken part, with considerable success, in inter-club and championship races. Wherever their boats have competed, they have brought credit to their club by their achievements.

The Club's fleet comprises 27 Vee-Jays and it races in Middle Harbour between the Spit and Pickering Point each Saturday afternoon in two divisions.

To encourage future sailors, a sailing dinghy division has been formed for those too young to sail Vee-Jays. Eleven dinghies are registered with the Club and the lads race enthusiastically on Saturday mornings around Sailor's Bay.

An active parents' committee supports the Club and it is at present striving to raise funds for a clubhouse to be built on a site, already allocated, in Clive Park, Northbridge.

The Club meets on the first and third Wednesdays in the month in the Pavilion at the Northbridge Oval. All those interested in sailing are welcome.

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