New Opening Hours  –  Wed-Sat from 11.30am-late  –  Sun from 11.30am-4pm

Notice to Members

It is proposed that a management contract be entered into between Sydney Flying Squadron and Adam Marshall for the management of the bar and restaurant.

Proposed Management contract

Sydney Flying Squadron (SFS) is the original home of the famous Sydney Harbour sailing skiff class, the 18-footers. The Sydney Flying Squadron Yacht Club was founded by Mark Foy in 1891.  He promoted a vision of open boat sailing with broad popular appeal for spectators and open to all sailors, regardless of financial background. In doing so, he challenged the gentlemanly sailing conventions of the day, particularly by having coloured sails and prize money!

A fleet of replica boats from early 1900s up to the 1940s race each Saturday from October through to Easter each year. They are built and sailed using skills no longer practiced. These boats provide an insight into how it used to be almost a century ago.

NOTICE OF AGM

Invitation to Ordinary Financial Members and Life Members
The 132nd Annual General Meeting of the Sydney Flying Squadron Limited will be held at:

10:00am Sunday 5th December 2021 in the Clubhouse
76 McDougall Street Milsons Point NSW 2061.

Due to social distancing requirements, if you plan to attend the AGM, please RSVP by:

Monday 22nd November 2021 to info@sydneyflyingsquadron.com.au.

The meeting will be held virtually if the maximum capacity of the Clubhouse is likely to be exceeded.


Voting Rights for Annual General Meeting

Only ORDINARY MEMBERS* who are financial members and LIFE MEMBERS are eligible to vote. Please refer to the Articles of Association for exact definitions.
*ORDINARY MEMBERS are deemed to be:

  • Financial SAILING MEMBERS 18 years of age and over, actively involved in sailing at the SFS, who have twelve (12) months continuous financial membership.
  • Financial SOCIAL MEMBERS, 18 years of age and over who have three (3) years continuous financial membership.
Membership Renewal
Annual Report 20-21
Board Nomination Form 2021

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Ferry Trips

Each Saturday of the sailing season we have a ferry leave the club at 2.00 to follow the races. It returns around 4.30. Enjoy lunch at Foys Restaurant before you leave.

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Restaurant & Bar

Foys restaurant and bar offers the very best of casual dining showcasing the iconic beauty of Sydney Harbour while embracing the hive of the north shore working waterfront.

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Function Hire

The perfect location for your event or function. The restaurant, boardroom and sunset deck are available to hire for corporate or private functions – large and small.

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Sailing

Sydney Flying Squadron conducts racing on the picturesque Sydney Harbour for senior skiff classes on Saturdays during the summer months of October – April.

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Welcome to Australia’s oldest open boat sailing club

The Sydney Flying Squadron today still enshrines much of Foy’s vision. The Historic 18-Footers race with coloured insignia to enable spectators to distinguish each skiff in following the races. They sail courses in view of a ferry of onlookers following the race, and a timed handicap start enables a thrilling, first-over-the-line finish for the ferry patrons. These unique wooden boats keep alive the skills and excitement of boats you would normally only see in a museum.

From early October to Easter, the SFS sails the Historic 18-foot skiffs on Saturdays. The Club also hosts other open boat or skiff classes, such as the 12 footers. A dedicated spectator ferry runs on Saturdays during the sailing season, providing a magnificent harbour cruise while following the 18-footers’ racing. It is easily the best value, and most visually exciting cruise on our magnificent harbour!

Situated at the end of Careening Cove, Kirribilli, the Sydney Flying Squadron clubhouse enjoys spectacular water views and is situated next to Milsons Park which provides a large grassy rigging area. It is a great sight on Saturday mornings in summer, when the Historic 18-footers are rigged on the lawn, before launching down the ramp next to the Club for the afternoons’ racing.

Facilities include a boatshed, wharf, balcony, bar and the stunningly refurbished Foy’s Kirribilli Restaurant – the perfect location for all your social events. A café operates on the lower deck, accessed from Milsons Park.

Membership is open to sailing and social members and offers the best value of all amongst Sydney Sailing Clubs. The location cannot be bettered.

See you there!

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