23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005  03 6223 1977

Club membership

The Derwent Sailing Squadron welcomes applications for membership from anyone interested in sailing or boating in general.

In this historic but progressive club, membership offers a full program of sailing events, use of some outstanding sailing and clubhouse facilities and a lively social calendar.

Our membership year runs from 1 October to 30 September each year. Prorata membership is available for all new members from 1st January each year.

Full Member

Open to adults and entitles use of the club’s facilities, including renting or leasing a marina berth and hardstand/trailer park space, access to the launch ramp, slip and storage areas, as well as enjoying the hospitality in the clubhouse.
Annual fee $450

Crew/Social Member

For non-boat owners and those wishing to make use of the clubhouse facilities. Yacht racing rules require all participants to be on the register of  Australian Sailing (AS) and to join AS crews must first join a AS affiliated club.
Annual fee $120

Apply for membership

All applications must be proposed and seconded by a current Squadron member. The application is then considered by the club’s Board. The process is usually undertaken swiftly and new members find themselves quickly welcomed into the club and sailing in no time. For further information, please contact the office on 03 6223 1977.


Family Member

One Full Member and one Social Member (spouse) plus all children up to 18 years of age or those who are full time students under 25 years.
Annual fee $550

Young Member

Rights of a Full Member excluding the ability to hold office or vote at the General Meetings. Young member is a person under the age of 18 or a full time student under the age of 25 years.
Annual fee $80

Visiting Member

Free (restricted) membership for 28 days for those over the age of 18 who reside north of the 42nd parallel of latitude.
Annual fee $0

Member Benefits

By joining the DSS, members can look forward to a host of benefits including:

Genuinely friendly, welcoming club.

Comprehensive year-round sailing program.

Comprehensive year-round training program.

Comprehensive year-round social calendar.

Access to the String of Pearls cruising moorings. (certain categories)

Excellent clubhouse facilities, including availability for functions and conferences.

Excellent marina and boatyard facilities.

Discounted rates on facilities and services.

Microchipped membership card providing access to Member Only areas.

Permit to use the club’s car park.

Quarterly newsletter and weekly online bulletins.

Australian Sailing affiliation.

The opportunity to become an office bearer after two years of  membership. (certain categories)

Voting rights giving the chance to influence the future direction of the club. (certain categories)