Port Stephens Yacht Club is the focus for yachting activities on and around Port Stephens. The clubhouse is in Ridgeway Avenue, Soldiers Point, adjacent to marina and launching ramp facilities. The clubhouse overlooks a sandy beach ideal for rigging and launching trailerable boats. Ample parking is available in Ridgeway Avenue.
The Club offers bar facilities, kitchen, bathroom, and function space for members, guests, and crews of visiting yachts.
Bar hours are Wednesday 1700 to close
Saturday 1530 to close
Visitors are always welcome during open hours. The club’s function room is available for hire. And several moorings adjacent to the club are available for short-term hire.
The Club provides a year-round program of racing, cruising, and social events, divided between winter and summer seasons. The racing program includes inshore races, around courses within the confines or each arm of Port Stephens, and offshore races, around nearby islands and coastal marks.
The inshore program includes a Wednesday twilight series, Friday moonlight series, Sprint series, and the regular Inshore Championship series. Sprints, Marathons and Championship series are raced on Saturday afternoons, with starts from the Club flagpole adjacent to the Soldiers Point boat ramp. The offshore program includes short and overnight ocean races, with short and overnight cruises in company.
The cruising program provides the opportunity for less-experienced cruisers to sail, in the company of other yachts; to anchorages they may not be confident in visiting on their own. All races are scored on a performance-based handicap system, initially calculated on results from the first three races.
We publish a newspage regularly to keep our members informed as to what is going on see Commodores Comment To keep up with the latest news
We host a "bring your own meal" barbecue on the first and third Friday evenings each month. The Bar opens at around 6.30pm we cook on the barbecue or the microwave at around 7.15pm and salads or sweets are laid out to share. The bar stays open until around 9.30. A cheap and pleasant way to spend a Friday evening. Occasionally we hold a theme night such as Oktoberfest or suchlike on these evenings. These are notified in Coming Events
We also hold Forums and presentations on a wide range of topics. These include updates on racing rules, safety, search and rescue, seamanship, aquaculture, and briefings on other water-based activities. Presentation night dinners at season’s end are a highlight, and we cater for less formal parties for our members.
There are several pages in this site which are in PDF format and require Adobe PDF reader to view. If you do not have this on your computer already, you can download it HERE
We also have a facebook page HERE