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2016-2017 Season NEWSLETTER

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Sailing Season

Registration and Open Morning - This season we will be having a registration - open morning on Saturday morning, 24th September, 2016 between 9.30 and 12.00 am at the boatshed near the boat ramp at Callala Bay.

Having this morning allows us to get an idea of the number of children, parents and volunteers we are likely to have this year and therefore be able to plan our resources accordingly.

If you have friends or family that have expressed an interest in learning how to sail, bring them along as we will have some of the boats on display and depending on the weather, on the water.

So please print off and complete the attached membership application form and bring it along with your fees.

We will start the season for ‘proper’ on Saturday 8th October when sailing will begin in earnest with an 8.30 start and 11.30 – 12.00 finish. The school will break at Christmas and during the summer school holidays, resuming in February and ending at Easter 2017. See Program and Calendar for details


Please complete a new membership form or a renewal for the 2016/2017 season See Form

The standard membership is now based on a family unit, with the parent / guardian or adult over 18 being the member and includes one junior.

Additional juniors will be included within the family membership.

As always, parents are encouraged to help out with the setting up and packing up of the training dinghies and assisting in the launching and recovery of the safety boats.

Each membership will be required to assist in the running of the sessions either in an ‘on water’ or shore based support role.

Sail Training

Depending on numbers, we are intending to continue our formal method of training using up to three groups, beginners, those able to handle a dinghy and those who are nearly at the stage of being able to race. This will allow more targeted training using smaller groups and should get everyone sailing sooner and more safely.

When the students have achieved certain skill levels, there will be opportunities to try racing (under supervision of our staff) in conjunction with Jervis Bay Sailing Club in their normal Saturday afternoon races.


In line with current NSW Government regulations, all persons involved in the formal training must have a “Working with children “ clearance prior to undertaking any role. So if you would like to help, please complete and lodge a ‘working with children form’ online by visiting http:wwccheck.ccyp.nsw.gov.au/Applicants/Application and then going to the RMS office to get an identity verification. Once this has been done please bring the application Number or clearance letter with you as the school has to have them recorded.

Personal Safety


  • All sailors/parents/helpers are required to treat all members/ coaches with respect. Remember these people are volunteering their time to teach others. Treat others how you would like to be treated yourself.

  • All Sailors/Parents/Helpers are expected to look after boats and equipment on and off the water .The School provides good reliable equipment and would like to keep it that way.

  • Junior sailors are expected to wash and pack away boats and equipment upon completion of sailing every week.

  • Those who choose to use their own boats MUST adhere to the training as directed by the coaches and have a public liability insurance cover on their craft.

Further Information

  • President, Ron Claphan 4446 4199

  • Secretary, Mike Robbins 4446 4346

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Getting the Hang of a MJ on the Bay (2012)
MJ -sail away Youngsters Saxon and Michael learning to sail a Manly Junior dinghy as part of a training weekend at the Callala Junior Sailing School in 2012, with support from the Manly Junior Association. Twenty junior sailors were instructed in sailing recenly acquired Manly Juniors, which added to the fleet of the smaller Pittwater Juniors at the club. Manly Juniors have three sails (including a spinnaker), with all the controls that are used on much larger yachts. Juniors can begin to learn the skills required to sail larger vessels by sailing MJ's. Source: South Coast Register, September 26, 2012.

Sailing School Photos provided by Peter Woodlands
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Gentle Day on the Bay
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News Articles about CJSS Published in Callala Bay News

About CJSS - May 2018

Why Choose Sailing? - June 2018

History of CJSS - July 2018

How You Can Help as a Volunteer - August 2018