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Sailing at Sydney High 


Our biggest racing events are the Tri Series and the CHS. The Tri-series is held as a three-regatta event over six weeks in February-March. The CHS regatta is held in the April school holidays on Lake Macquarie.

Boys must wear protective foot gear.
Boys change at Woollahra and wear lightweight shorts and a sun shirt.
Also bring: Water, Sun Cream
PDF vests are supplied by the school

Sailing! - An opportunity to get the wind through your hair and salt on your skin.

Our main requirement is that you enjoy having a great time!


Wednesday Training - School Afternoon
Students leave school as soon as possible and travel by teachers car or maxi-taxi to Double Bay Sailing Club in Double Bay. It is envisaged that the boys are on the water approximately 1.15 p.m. Training is conducted by our coach, Adam South.

Sailors are dismissed from the venue at the conclusion of sailing approximately 4 p.m.

Saturday Racing
Saturday Racing for Seniors is highly recommended unless you have spoken to the teacher in charge. Racing begins with a briefing at 9.00 o'clock at the Woollahra sailing Club. This means that boys have to be rigged up and sail to Rose Bay in time for the briefing.

These sailing regattas have a progressive point score over the course of the season (Term 4 and Term 1). A number of other schools are also involved in the races. The events are run by a committee from the Woollahra Sailing Club. Our students are members of Double Bay Sailing Club.

Sydney Boys High School employs Adam South to assist and provide coaching, support and guidance to our sailors. He is involved in the racing and is available on Saturdays for our boys. The boys' details and emergency phone contacts are available to the sailing master and coach. They provide safety support and back up to our sailors in case of accident or misadventure.

The sailing master, teacher or representative from Sydney Boys High is at Double Bay from 7.30 a.m. to mark the roll, ensure students have equipment and generally assist boys onto the water. Once the boys are been assisted onto the water the teacher or school representative will leave and the students are the responsibility of the coach, the parents/caregivers and the club.

Most races conclude by 1pm but this weather dependent. Boys sail Pacers or Lasers depending on ability and availability of equipment.


Thursday Training - School Afternoon
Students leave school as soon as possible and travel by school coach to Double Bay Sailing Club in Double Bay. Training is conducted by the coach, Adam South. The boys are assisted to rig boats, learn to sail a set course and work as a team.

Boys are dismissed from the venue and make their own way home.

Saturday Racing
For Juniors, is preferable but voluntary.

Gym Training

Monday Before School
It is important that boys build strength and endurance. We encourage them to do this by using the gym at school. A tailored program for sailors has been developed and Monday morning before school has been made available for sailors.


Sydney Boys High raises money to support its sports teams. One method used to raise money is to park cars attending sporting fixtures on school grounds. Each sporting group gets an opportunity to park cars in the school grounds during events on at Moore Park and use the money raised to purchase equipment and provide training for the sport involved. Each student involved receives points towards the Student Awards Scheme.

Without the support of parents, we cannot park the cars and raise the money needed for sailing. Please join us at school when sailing has its turn to raise funds from parking.

If you have any questions or wish to discuss anything related to the parking, please contact the Sailing Master at the school, or Nick Evans, the parent who has volunteered to be our parking co-ordinator, on This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

The sailing committee also cater at school functions. A donation of a plate of food by sailing parents as well as parent and student support on the relevant nights would help enormously.

To see how you can donate to sports at Sydney Boys High School, see the ASAF donations page.

Sailing Parent Committee

Sydney High School sailors are supported by the parent committee which meets to organize CHS in the school holidays, fund raising and other support to boys. They form an integral part of the "sailing team". You can contact Richard James at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it if you require more information.