Club Activities

How much is membership?

What is happening with new building progress?
The Demolition permit has finally been reissued after the Club had to change Builders due to a more than 30% increase from the initial quoted price. We anticipate the demolition to take approximately two weeks. The Club is now waiting on the issuing of an amended Town Planning Permit after an objection was lodged. The  decision was made to remove the restaurant as it was cost prohibitive and the conditions made it unattractive to potential  restaurateurs.

Does the club have a liquor licence?
Yes. We have a limited liquor licence.

Are the clubrooms for hire?
Yes, Under guidelines which are discussed on application to the committee.

When is the Annual General Meeting held?
August each year.

What age group do I have to be in?
Club membership is open to all ages. We have off the beach boats suitable for use by all ages young and old.


What sailing events are conducted?
The CSMBC conduct two sail racing series throughout the season, which start on the first Sunday in October and finish at the end of April. We have an annual inter-club Longbeach Challenge with the Mordialloc Motor Yacht Club. On Australia Day in January the club conducts the City of Kingston Dash and club yachts participate in the annual Marlay Point over Night Race.

What sort of sailing boats are involved?
The club has a mixture of dinghies and trailer yachts. The club has 6 dinghies for the members to sail. The members sail Lasers, Impulses, and Paper Tigers dinghies, Bushrangers and Careels trailer yachts sailing at the club

Is there boat storage available?
Storage will available for dinghies on the new club premises.

Do you conduct sailing courses for beginners?
Yes. The Club sail on Sundays during the season and make it known to the OOD (Officer of the Day) that you are looking for a crew spot. Nothing can be guaranteed but there is every chance that you will get a spot on one of the yachts.

I have noticed your duty roster. What is a duty?  
The smooth running of most sailing clubs depends on members carrying out duties throughout the year. All members, are expected to participate. Duties are allocated on a roster basis and should not exceed four times a year. On a sailing day, there is a team of members on duty, who are responsible to run the rescue boats, start the races and safeguard the members sailing.

What do I need to bring with me? 
We recommend that you bring the following items to all practical sailing sessions: 
Towel, swimming costume, hat, water bottle, sun screen and sunglasses. In cooler weather a wetsuit and/or waterproof jacket and trousers will be required to keep you warm. 

Do you conduct sailing courses for beginners? 
Yes. On a regular basis. 

Power Boating

What sort of activities does the power boat conduct?
The Power boat members conduct several on water activities including: navigation rallies where a course is to be followed and monitored by tack trackers, poker runs, raftups at local beauty spots including Beaumaris and Davey Bay, Overnight stays at docklands or Marina YE on the Yarra River, Queenscliffe etc, Weekends away on the Gippsland Lakes.

What sort of boat do I need in order to join?
Memberships are open to those with and without a boat. The types of boats current members have range from runabouts through to  cruisers and everything in between.


What sort of functions does the club hold for members?
Social Dance nights, Trivia nights, Games nights, Sausage sizzles, Weekends away at places such as Cobram RACV Park, Inverloch Big 4 Caravan Park, Kismet Riverside Lodge in Howlong on the Murray River, Opening Day, Christmas Lights cruise around the Patterson River Canals, Grand Final day watching on the big screen at the club, and Boat naming days.

Where can I find what’s on the social calendar? 
The club has a facebook account at

Our events are found at

Look for the links on the icons on the website home page under What’s On

Can I invite family/friends to the social events?

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