About our club

Welcome to Darling Point Sailing Squadron

Darling Point Sailing Squadron is situated at the northern end of Manly Boat Harbour on Norfolk Point, Manly, Brisbane. We cater for off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Look for the bright blue roof on Manly Boat Harbour.

'Affordable, friendly sailing on the bay'


DPSS was established in the 1920s on the Wynnum-Manly foreshore and catered mainly for skiffs sailing from Darling Point. A clubhouse was built in the 1950s and moved to Norfolk Point, Manly Boat Harbour when that area of reclaimed land was opened for community clubs and organisations.

'Family-focussed and fun'

Today, DPSS still thrives on Norfolk Point with regaular Sunday sailing during the Summer season (September to April) and monthly sailing during the Winter season (May to August). We offer Learn to sail courses for adults and children on Sunday mornings, a sailing pathway for those who wish to continue and afternoon racing for the competitive sailors.

'Dedicated volunteers helping others' 

Our facilities at DPSS are used by other sailing organisations such as Sailability Bayside who operate Mondays and Thursdays during school terms.

Unfortunately, we do not hire out our clubhouse for private functions.




Notice Board

Sunday club sailing

Please check this space on Sundays after 11am if the weather is inclement. A notice to cancel or postpone racing will be announced here.

2016-17 sailing at DPSS

 Racing is open to off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Competitors must hold a Australian Sailing Number and his/her boat must have current and valid insurance. After three races with our club, we ask that you become a member. Boats sailing from DPSS must be registered at DPSS.

Please check calendar regularly for updated information about sailing events at DPSS.

Sailing courses

Next Discover Sailing Courses

 Start Sailing 1 and 2 for 12 years to adults - 7 Sundays - Starting 5 February 2017 ENROL and more info HERE

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course starting 5 February 2017 ENROL and more info HERE

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques for those kids who have completed Tackers 1 -  7 week course starting 5 February 2017 ENROL and more info HERE

Dolphins (kids and teens) for those who are members and are getting ready to race and have their own boat - starting 5 Feb 2017 on Sunday mornings from 8:30am. $10 per child per morning.