About our club


Welcome to Darling Point Sailing Squadron

Darling Point Sailing Squadron 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.

 'Affordable, friendly sailing on the bay'

 DPSS 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.

'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 or events.



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.

2018 Winter sailing at DPSS

Dates: Sundays 27 May, 17 June, 15 July, 19 August - 1:00pm start

Racing is open to off-the-beach dinghies and skiffs. Competitors must hold a current Australian Sailing Number and his/her boat must have current and valid insurance. One crew from each boat must attend the midday briefing in the clubhouse prior to racing.

Sailing courses

Next Discover Sailing Courses

Tackers 1 - Having Fun for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course held on Sunday mornings 14 Oct - 25 Nov 2018 - More information HERE. Registrations opening soon.

Tackers 2 - Tricks and Techniques for 6 to 12 years - a 7 week course held on Sunday mornings 14 Oct - 25 Nov 2018. More information HERE. Registrations opening soon.

Start Sailing 1 and 2 for 12 years to adult - a 6 week course held on Sunday mornings. More information HERE. 

Dolphins (kids and teens) for those who are members and are getting ready to race and have their own boat - on Sunday mornings from 8:30am. $10 per child per morning. Ideally you would have completed Tackers 1 and 2. Starting 7 October 2018 and finishing 9 Dec 2018.