Members are the lifeblood of every Club. It is the members’ contribution to their Club that makes it what it is.

The inaugural meeting for the formation of a Sailing Club on Lake Cootharaba was held at 8:00pm on 12th February 1946 and was attended by fourteen prospective members.

These members had an ethos that has carried on throughout the years and is still practised today. They were all prepared to put in the effort that was necessary to get the job done and share the workload.


They purchased the land and built a timber Clubhouse themselves. No concrete trucks or excavators were used. It was all done by hand!

Similarly in 1960 when the construction work on the present Clubhouse began, the members did most of the work.  In later times renovations have been completed by contractors simply because of the need to comply with workplace regulations.


However, to this day, the running of the Club both on and off water has continued to be done by members on a volunteer basis.

The Club currently has in excess of 300 members who share a love of not only sailing and “The Lake”, but also of simply being part of the “family” that is the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club!!

They enjoy the competition and camaraderie of a full calendar of club racing and regattas, and playing a role in hosting the many annual regattas that afford others the opportunity of visiting and racing at what we believe is one of the best sailing venues around.

Members also benefit from access to boat storage facilities, sailing lessons, other courses, reduced regatta entry fees, and much more…  not to mention the social activities that are very much a part of being a member of the Lake Cootharaba Sailing Club family!!

Why not join and become one of the family.

Membership and Boat Storage Applications

The year for club membership and boat storage runs from 1st of August to the 31st of July.

Fees are listed below.

Applications can be submitted online by clicking on the link below (preferred),

(Contact for assistance if required.)


offline, by downloading and completing the forms below and submitting them with payment.

Membership Fees (2019/20 Season)


  1. Fees include the Australian Sailing Affiliation Fee.
  2. Concessions may be granted to pensioners and full-time students on presentation of appropriate Concession Card. (Contact
  • Family – (up to two adults with or without children under 18 yrs as at 31 May 2019) $230
  • Senior (over 18 yrs as at 31 May 2019) $120
  • Life Member $0
  • Junior (under 18 yrs as at 31 May 2019) $60
  • Social (not eligible to vote) $10

Boat Storage Fees (2019/20 Season)


  1. Boat storage is available to Full Members only in accordance with the policy detailed here.
  2. New applications for boat storage require approval of the Executive Committee prior to payment. (Contact
  • Under Clubhouse
  • Floor level $290
  • Upper rack $200
  • Under 3m - rack off the floor $155
  • Sailboards (board or rig) $105
  • Top Shed $340
  • Outdoor Secure Yard $155

Club Notices

Documents and Policies

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