Welcome to the Townsville Sailing Club

After a very successful Expo last Sunday the TSC have set up a Try Sail Day this Sunday 7th from 9am to 12md. Great opportunity to give sailing a try and it is free. Please bring a stinger suit - lifejackets provided. Members - bring your boats down to offer a sailing experience.

Discover Sailing 1 & 2 course is on for youths and adults. High School students and adults welcome


Notice of Annual General Meeting 

5pm on 21st February 2016 

Download Notice and Proxy here
All members and guests welcome
There will be a couple of vacancies on the 2016 management committee - please consider volunteering
Call Tilley on 0429 058 195 to express interest
Remember you need to be a financial member to have a vote

Sailing courses coming up

If you know some people keen to start sailing we have set up this table of courses that are now open for bookings. Please spread the word and book into the links above. More courses announced shortly.

Discover Sailing Experience is on for youths and adults. 

The Discover Sailing Experience is a great way for you to participate in a fun three hour sail at an accredited Discover Sailing Centre with a partner, group of friends, work colleagues, or family.

7 Feb 2016 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Discover Sailing 1 & 2 course is on for youths and adults. High School students and adults welcome

Tackers is aimed at providing kids aged 7-12 with a fun, safe, and affordable way to get into sailing.

 John Stannard

Introducing John Stannard, he will be Townsville Sailing Club's part time YA instructor conducting Discover Sailing Courses, School and corporate programs. John has ventured up from Brisbane where he gained great experience with sailing clubs and school sailing programs. He has always coach/instructed casually whilst being a lawyer, he has now decided to make instructing his main focus. Please make him welcome.


 The teams and their skippers currently are:

  • Discover Sailing – Jarrod Cook;
  • School Teams Sailing – John de Rooy;
  • Junior Activities and Events – Josh Claus;
  • 2016 Sprint Regatta – TBA;
  • 2016 Sail Townsville – John Byrne.


Your TSC Committee




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Club Handbook Available below...



Discover Sailing

Courses now available throughout the year - Adult weekend intensive courses, Junior courses (with different age groups available) throughout each term and Holiday courses which also include other activities as well (beach cricket, soccer in the park and our normal Learn to Sail course).  ......register now......

All courses are available at this link - at the bottom of the page in the "Upcoming Events" with the Discover Sailing & relevant age group in the heading.


Registration is within each event (online) - payment is via the payments page on our website.




Volunteer Position Name/s  Contact Details
Commodore Tilley Pain  email ph.0429 058 195
Club Patron John Byrne  email ph.0427 166 248
Sailing Captain Scott McInerney   email ph.0416 547 644
Junior Captain (Under 19)    
Parents Representative Josh Claus   email ph. 0410 104 471
Volunteer/Roster Manager    
Discover Sailing Principal Jarrod Cook   email ph. 0419 706 667
Discover Sailing Admin    
Venue Coordinator    
Canteen Coordinator  Pam de Rooy  email ph. 0419 254 844
Facilities & Equipment Coordinator    
Admin Assistant  Christine Franklin  email
Sail Townsville Coordinator  John Byrne  email ph.0427 166 248
Regattas Mick Guinea email ph. 0402 071 479
Website/Communications Coordinator John de Rooy  email ph. 0418 980 644
Marketing/PR Coordinator    
Class Coordinators
Sabot Coordinator Josh Claus  email ph. 0410 104 471
Laser Coordinator    
Tasar Coordinator Alex Kostin   email ph. 0407 646 030
505 Coordinator    
Cat Coordinator  Mick Guinea  email ph. 0402 071 479



Club Handbook for Members

Sailing Instructions


Volunteer Information

Members helping with club events can find information here:


Strategic and Operational Plan

2011 - 2016 Strategic and Operational Plan:


Club History