Clubhouse and Social
The Derwent Sailing Squadron is located on Marieville Esplanade nestled between Wrest Point Hotel Casino and the Sandy Bay shopping precinct. The clubhouse which enjoys spectacular views of the picturesque Derwent River and its shores is within a short walking distance to Hobart’s city centre, waterfront and Salamanca Place.
The Squadrons clubhouse facilities are exceptional and offer members a wonderful place to relax and socialise. The Bistro, which features the DSS “Art Wall” showcasing exhibitions of paintings and drawing from our local artist and art co-ops is open for lunch and dinner on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays and offers an extensive Bistro style menu as well as the Squadron Classics menu. The menu features locally sourced ingredients which changes seasonally to take advantage of the extensive variety of Tasmanian produce. The Bistro Bar offers a wide selection of fine Tasmanian and Australian white, red and sparkling wines along with a variety of local and imported beers. The club also has a great range of non-alcoholic drinks and bar snacks.
The Clubhouse is complimented by one of the best Yacht club outdoor areas and spectacular gardens in Australia. The waterfront area of the club house has been lovingly tended to by our Rear Commodore and her troops. The area becomes the hive of activity during the warmer months where guests enjoy al fresco dining and casual barbeques utilising the outdoor picnic tables and shade umbrellas. There is plenty of lush lawn for guests to amass and unwind.
The Squadron offers a range of annual events including The Day on the Lawn held in late February, Cancer Council Quiz night in the winter, Launceston to Hobart Launch, Christmas Party, At Home and regular new member’s nights.
Friday night is member’s nights at the DSS and the most social night of the week. Members like to get together with their friends, enjoy a meal and the possibility of winning the members draw prizes. We are a friendly club and invite non-members to enjoy our fantastic facilities, views, food and wine as we wouldn’t want anyone to miss out!