Urunga Sail Training Club

New Sailing Courses Start May 2022 
– book here to secure a place.

At the Urunga Sail Training Club, you can discover sailing no matter what your ability. We are the only not-for-profit Australian Sailing (AS) certified Small Boat Sailing Screen Shot 2018-01-16 at 12.55.10 PMSchool on the NSW North Coast, teaching AS Start Sailing 1 & 2 in small boats on the Kalang and Bellinger Rivers at URUNGA (20kms south of Coffs Harbour).
The USTC is a family orientated club catering to all ages and abilities. Our Australian Sailing qualified instructors can teach you skills in how to rig and control a sailing-vessel, read the wind and tides, and learn sailing techniques on the safe and beautiful waters of the Kalang and Bellinger Rivers.

Want to become a member:

You don’t even have to own a boat. The Urunga Sail Training Club has its own training boats, and one of the benefits of membership to the Club is that you get to use them when they are not being used for teaching.

Our fully accessible facilities include: Some off-street parking, toilets, and changing facilities for persons of all abilities.

New Sailing Courses Starting in May 2022

Go to our Sailing Courses page or contact us for more details 


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The Urunga Sail Training Club AGM was held on the 5th of December 2021 at 11am.

We always need more volunteers to assist with things behind the scenes like clerical, writing grants, helping on sailing days and fundraising, assisting in boat repairs, working bees, and social Sailing days. It is not a prerequisite that you need to be a sailor, as any assistance is gratefully appreciated. The current committee welcomes any new skills set that you can offer.

The club cannot survive without you, so get involved.

Contact the Secretary:

Kerry Ridgley 0490 349 378

Membership fees are due.

Australian Sailing membership expires on the 31st of October.

Here is the new Membership form for 2021-2022.

You can also pre-book a Course for next year and pay before the expiry date – courses are held in February, April, and October.

Course Fees and Membership fees do not cover the cost of keeping the doors open for this club. The USTC does not charge exorbitant course or membership fees because we would like sailing to be accessible to everyone.

Our membership fees entitle you to use the club’s facilities and boats when they aren’t being used for sailing lessons.

For further information, please contact: Ross Bennetts 0412 421 478

The Secretary Kerry Ridgley 0490 349 378 or email info@sailurunga.org.au

Grab this Membership and Learn to Sail Course forms PDF

Social Sailing events:

Usually Sundays 10am – 2pm. Visiting? Please ring and check first as it depends on weather and numbers and skills of those participating.

Please note that there is no Supervised sailing for Social Sailing. All sailors using club boats MUST be members of the club and MUST have done the SS1&2 Sailing Course or be otherwise approved to use Urunga Sail Training club boats.

Contact Steve 0428 572 083


The Mylestom “Coffee Run” is one of our Social Sailing events – usually on Sundays, weather permitting.

Check the latest updates on our Facebook page.

We sail from the boat ramp and Atherton Drive beach – weather permitting.

Club will be open between 9:30 and 10:30am

Bring your coffee and hot chips money.

Picnickers at North Beach circa 1890.
t is the aim of the Urunga Sail Training Club to enable its students, members and visitors to replicate the joy of these picnickers at North Beach circa 1890.

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Updated 28-April-2022