On September 16, 2018 Lane Cove awoke to the news that a fire had destroyed part of the Lane Cove Sailing Skiff Club. Over 45 boats sailed by 60 children and teens were lost in the fire and part of the adjoining slipway was damaged. We are fundraising to rebuild the club's storage facilities for current and future generations of sailors.
The Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club is located on the lower reaches of the Lane Cove River at the end of Stuart Street Longueville adjacent to Longueville Wharf. We are a volunteer organisation and have a long history of serving our local community, providing water based recreational facilities to a wide range of people. Our Club has a very strong focus on affordable youth programs aimed at teaching the skills of sailing, teaching safe boating skills and providing recreational opportunities for young.
We are a family orientated club, managed and run by volunteers, with over 300 members. Our Club has chosen not to develop large licenced premises, as has been the case with many of the larger sailing and yacht clubs in Sydney. We prefer to remain a community based organisation in keeping with the original traditions of the Club. Our resources for capital development are therefore very limited.
This project will seek to support future generations of Sailors who want to not only sail at LC12ftSSC, but also leave their boats at the club.
Lane Cove 12ftSSC Support Boats and Equipment for Sail Training: Supporting the Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club Learn to Sail ProgramsDonate Now View this project
Lane Cove 12ft Sailing Skiff Club Boats Back on the Water: Fundraising to help sailors affected by the fire on September 16, 2018 purchase replacement boats and get out on the water again. While we undertake the shed rebuild provide temporary storage…Donate Now View this project