Wallagoot Lake Boat Club

About the WLBC

The pristine Wallagoot Lake is situated half way between Merimbula and Tathra. The club is located on the Wallagoot Lake Road, off Saphire Coast Drive, between Merimbula and Tathra, NSW.
There is an abundant range of accommodation available in the area. Camping is available at Hobart Beach Campground, in Bournda National Park.

For more information contact the WLBC Committee:
Terry Kirby, Club Secretary, 0420460209.
Rob Morton, Events Coordinator, 0428 246 903.
Darren Lydiard, Commodore.

The Wallagoot Lake Boat Club is located within Bournda National Park, managed by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service who charge an entry fee of $7 per day. Members are issued with a sticker to provide exemption from this fee. Toilets and picnic tables are provided by the NPWS, while the Club has a shower block and club room with kitchen.

All classes welcome: monohulls and multihulls, learners and veterans. The Club is famous for its easy-going and friendly atmosphere.

Wallagoot Lake has an inlet to the sea, which is currently closed. The Lake level is high, allowing sailing of all types of dinghys, catamarans and trailer-sailors.

Learn to Sail

Anyone can learn to sail, whether you’re 8 or 80 years old. The varieties of boats available mean that people of any age can find one that suits them. During sailing season, sailing lessons will be offered on Saturday mornings at the WLBC. The entry requirements are that you join the club, and are able to swim 20 metres.

It’s a cheap sport; for a few hundred dollars you could join the club, get some suitable clothing and be on the water having the time of your life. We have spare boats, so people don’t need to buy a boat to begin sailing

How can I participate?

Contact Secretary Terry Kirby on 0420460209, or come by the club on any saturday from January 14 to see what we do, introduce yourself and book in. People of any age are welcome to participate. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18.

What should I bring?
Participants are advised to bring their own lunch, and clothing such as swim-wear, shorts, a long-sleeved shirt and jacket, or any old clothes you don’t mind getting wet. Sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle are also recommended. Life jackets can be provided.

Weather
Sailing will only go ahead if the weather is suitable. We sail within a wind range of 2 to 20 knots.

Documents

Sailing Instructions for the 2016-17 Season: Sailing Instructions 2016-17

Officer of the Day instructions (a guide to running sailing races): OOD Duties aug2016

The WLBC Operational Plan, which details all aspects of how the club is run: Operational Plan 2015

WLBC Risk Assessment Table; reviews all possible risks and actions taken to ensure safety: risk assessment 2015

Multihull Yardsticks, compiled from Yachting Victoria, Koonawarra and other sources: cat yardsticks

Sailing School Information for participants: Information-for-Participants