Visiting Sailor Information

We warmly welcome you to the Belmont 16ft Sailing Club on the shores of beautiful Lake Macquarie. We have been racing here under the B16ftSC burgee for over 90 years and we hope you enjoy both the Club’s facilities and the fine sailing waters we have to offer.

We are a little different to most sailing clubs you may have visited as we are a registered club and as such our main club house facilities are strictly governed by the Registered Clubs Act and NSW liquor and gaming laws. Detailed following is information about the club and the specific requirements relating to compliance with these laws. We ask that you respect these requirements and make every effort to comply.

Should you have any questions, our friendly team members at the front desk will be willing to assist.

Entry for Members & Visitors

Members are required to show their current membership card each time upon entry. All visitors over the age of 18 years are required to sign the entry registers (each day) and retain the entry receipt at all times whilst on Club premises. The visitor entry receipt must be shown each time upon entry for that day.

Entry to the Club is through the main front foyer with entry available on scheduled race days through the eastern deck entrance. Please do not attempt to enter the Club via the western deck entrance – this is an emergency exit only.


Why not take advantage of the great benefits of membership of the Belmont 16ft Sailing Club by joining at the Club reception. One year General Membership is only $8.00.  Club membership entitles you to discounted prices for food & beverage.  Check out the details of membership on the club's website

Children / Minors

A person under the age of 18 years may only enter the Club when accompanied by a responsible adult and must remain in the immediate company of the responsible adult at all times whilst they are in the Club. There are certain areas within the Club were minors are not permitted and these areas have signage indicating such. Minors are not permitted to remain in the Club after 10pm unless attending an approved private function (such as welcome functions and presentation nights).

Dress Requirements

Neat, casual dress and footwear is to be worn in all areas of the Club. Men are not permitted to wear tank tops or sleeveless shirts. Hats on males (except for medical or religious reasons) are not permitted within the Club. Please note that sailing attire (wetsuits, wet clothing) is not permitted to be worn anywhere inside the Club.

Race Headquarters

In the eastern most waterfront corner of the Brian Ellis Boat Shed is our club "Junior Room".  This is where we set up our headquarters for major events.  The official notice board is located here as well as our electronic sign-on/sign-off facilities.  There is free Wi-Fi in this area.  This is where regatta registration takes place so will be your "first port of call" when visiting our Club!

Change Room Facilities

Male, female and disabled toilets, showers and change room facilities are available and are located on the northern end of the Support Boat Shed in the centre of the rigging area. Please do not leave bags, gear & valuables in the change rooms as these facilities are accessible by the general public.

Lockers / Security of Valuables

Please DO NOT leave gear and items of value in the rigging area, in change rooms or in the boat shed. The whole area is accessible by the general public and we cannot control this access. The Club provides storage lockers inside the eastern end of the Brian Ellis Boat Shed for car keys & valuables. A $2 coin is required to access the locker and this is returned once the key is returned. The Club does not accept responsibility for any items of value lost or stolen whilst on club property.

Lost & Found Property

Lost or found property is generally handed in and logged by the front desk of the Club. Alternatively you may contact the Sailing Office.

Boat Trailer Storage

For full details about trailer storage please visit that tab under Regattas & Events

Rigging Area, Boat Launching & Wash Down

We offer two main rigging areas – the larger area to the east of the main club house and also the area in front of the Brian Ellis Boat Shed. Boats are also permitted to rig & launch on the Council land on the western side of the main club house. It is very important that boats are not rigged on the paved driveway next to the main club house - this thoroughfare is constantly used for food & beverage deliveries to the club. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Please do not rig on or block the launching ramp in front of the Support Boat Shed.  This is a water access point for boats on trolleys.

We would appreciate you assisting us in keeping our rigging area green by draining the saltwater from your boats on the concrete ramp and not on the grass. Hoses are available on either side of the Support Boat Shed and in front of the Brian Ellis Boat Shed.

Safety Launching/Retrieval of Support Boats

Please do not pass through the area used to launch and retrieve support boats when the metal safety rails are in place. These rails indicate that the area is not safe to pass through so please do not move through this area at this time. Access is still available around the northern end of the Support Boat Shed. Also, please do not come into the ramp area from the water if the safety rails are in place.


Flavours On The Go (outside canteen)


An outside snack bar located at Race HQ in the Brian Ellis Boat Shed is open on regatta race days offering sandwiches, pies, drinks & coffee.

9.00am to 2.00pm
Regatta race days

Flavours Coffee Shop


Offering a variety of sandwiches, wraps, toasted focaccias, gourmet coffees and a wide selection of cakes, tarts and slices as well as pizzas and ice-cream!

9.00am to Late
Seven days a week

Sails Eatery
A huge range of meals to choose from including grills, warm salads, seafood, roasts, pastas and ever changing daily special.

Lunch     Noon to 2pm
Dinner    5pm to 8pm Sun to Thur
              5pm to 9pm Fri & Sat


The Club showcases a wide variety of entertainment options. Details of the current schedule are available from the Club’s website or through the What’s On Guide available in the foyer.

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