About our club

Welcome to Darling Point Sailing Squadron

Darling Point Sailing Squadron was established in the 1920s on the Wynnum-Manly foreshore and catered mainly for skiffs sailing from Darling Point. A clubhouse was built in the 1950s and moved to Norfolk Point, Manly Boat Harbour when that area of reclaimed land was opened for community clubs and organisations.

 'Affordable, friendly sailing on the bay'

 DPSS is situated at the northern end of Manly Boat Harbour on Norfolk Point, Manly, Brisbane. We cater for off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Look for the bright blue roof on Manly Boat Harbour.

'Family-focussed and fun'

Today, DPSS still thrives on Norfolk Point with regaular Sunday sailing during the Summer season (September to April) and monthly sailing during the Winter season (May to August). We offer Learn to sail courses for adults and children on Sunday mornings, a sailing pathway for those who wish to continue and afternoon racing for the competitive sailors.

'Dedicated volunteers helping others' 

Our facilities at DPSS are used by other sailing organisations such as Sailability Bayside who operate Mondays and Thursdays during school terms.


Unfortunately, we do not hire out our clubhouse for private functions or events.




Notice Board

DPSS annual Battle for Waterloo regatta 9-10 December 2017

 Notice of Race HERE         

Online entry open now HERE

54th Sabot Nationals and Lyn Hanlon Sabot Week at DPSS

27 Dec 2017 to 3rd January 2018 at DPSS. Registrations open now HERE

Notice of Race HERE

Sunday club sailing

Please check this space on Sundays after 11am if the weather is inclement. A notice to cancel or postpone racing will be announced here.

2017-18 sailing at DPSS

 Racing is open to off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Competitors must hold a current Australian Sailing Number and his/her boat must have current and valid insurance. After three races with our club, we ask that new sailors become members. Boats sailing from DPSS must be registered at DPSS. Please check calendar regularly for updated information about sailing events at DPSS.

Sailing courses

Next Discover Sailing Courses

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 3 and a half day course 11-14 December 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques for 6 to 12 years - a 3 and a half day course 11-14 December 2017 - Register HERE. More information HERE.

Dolphins (kids and teens) for those who are members and are getting ready to race and have their own boat - on Sunday mornings from 8:30am. $10 per child per morning. Last Dolphins for the first half of Summer Sailing Season is Sunday 2 December 2017 starting again on Sunday 3 February 2018.