Visiting Coach Information
The Club’s launching ramp is always busy during regattas launching race management boats so we ask that coach and support boats be launched at one of the local public ramps.
Public launching ramps are available at:
Pelican – End of Naru Rd (off Pacific Hwy)
Pelican – End of Soldiers Rd (off Pacific Hwy)
Swansea – Thomas Humphreys Reserve. End of Channel Street (off Pacific Hwy)
Valentine – Bennett Park. Off Dilkera Avenue
Eleebana – NW end of Thomas Halton Park. Off Bareki Road (opposite Moani St)
Eleebana – Warners Bay Lions Park. Off Bareki Road (opposite Glad Gunson Dr)
Further details with a map can be found at http://www.rms.nsw.gov.au/maritime/using-waterways/boat-ramps-map/
Trailer Parking & Storage
Coach/Support boat trailers MUST NOT be parked in the Club carpark. Please do not drive into the Club's car park and park across 3-4 parking spaces. During regattas, provision is made to store road trailers in a cordoned section of Laughlin Park directly across the road from the Club. Trailers may be left here, at owners own risk, for the duration of the regatta.
Marks Point Marina (directly south across Belmont Bay from the B16ftSC) offers fuel, ice, a chandlery, as well as mechanical & shipwright repairs. Re-fuelling is open from 7:00am to 4:30pm daily and payment can be made by cash & credit card (Visa/Mastercard).
Private boats may be moored on the Club’s jetty closest to the clubhouse. They may be moored overnight however, this is entirely at the owners own risk. No supervision nor security is provided and please be aware that the jetties are directly accessible by the general public.
Please be aware that the eastern most Club jetty/pontoon is for use by race management boats during the regatta.
The Lake Macquarie Yacht Club (to the south east of the B16ftSC) have casual marina berths available for private mooring/berthing. Please contact and liaise directly with the LMYC Marina Manager, Michael Buckley on 0400 205 600 or via firstname.lastname@example.org
Marks Point Marina also have casual moorings and berths available, contact details above.
All Coach/Support boats are required to be registered with the Organising Authority as per the Sailing Instructions. Registration will take place in the Race HQ located in the eastern most end of the Brain Ellis Boat Shed of the B16ftSC.