Club Equipment

If you love sailing but don’t (yet) own your own boat, RSYS owns a variety of Club craft which can be leased or hired to Members. Others are used by Volunteers to support Club racing.

Click on the menu buttons, right, to find out more.

Elliott 7s

Designed by the world-renowned Greg Elliott, the Elliott 7s is a one-design performance keelboat, specifically designed for youth development squads, keelboat training courses and club racing. These boats are extremely versatile and have been set up to for both symmetrical and asymmetrical spinnakers.

RSYS owns four Elliott 7s and they are available to our members for Tuesday, Thursday and Friday twilight racing, Saturday club championship and mini regattas, and for private hire during the week.

Elliott 7 Usage Policy

Hire an Elliott 7s

To hire an RSYS Elliott 7s  members must have completed an Induction session for that season. If you have not completed an induction for the current season please contact a member of the RSYS Sailing Office (E: Ph: +61 2 9017 0152).

Bookings can be made using the links below. Please note that you cannot use an Elliott 7s until you have received a confirmation email from a member of the RSYS Sailing Office.

After using an Elliott 7s members must complete an Elliott 7 Maintenance report. A QR code linking to the report is in the RSYS Youth room next to the Elliott 7s sails.


RSYS has a limited number of second-hand Lasers (4.7s and Radials) and Optimists which may be chartered by Members whilst they are considering to purchase their own craft, or to join in on a casual entry for a race day.
RSYS also has a fleet of Optimists – for use by participants in our Tackers learn to sail programs for 8 – 12 year olds, and a fleet of Pacers – used by our Schools Program sailors.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Angus Stranack at Tel: +61 2 9017 0154.

A Member who has used a Club Laser must complete this Laser Maintenance form

Support Vessels

RSYS harbour race management is conducted on our Committee Boats Mischief, a Scimitar 10.10m, and Gitana, a Steber 36’.

Our smaller craft, Old Tom, Mazeppa and Ida are used as tenders and to lay race marks.

In addition we have a fleet of five RIBs used by our coaches and Youth parents to support training activities.

All RSYS power vessel users must meet the following minimum requirements:
• NSW Boat licence
• Australian Sailing Power Boat Handling Certificate
• Australian Sailing Safety Boat Certificate
• Sailing Office induction.

A Committee Boat Coxswain must meet the above criteria with the addition of a Coxswain’ s Certificate.
Suitable individuals are actively sought out by the Sailing Office and subsequently undergo a further induction by the Sailing Office.

A Mark Layer shall have all of the above including an Australian Sailing Mark Laying Certificate.

A Member, Coach or Instructor who has used a Club RIB must complete this RIB maintenance form

Stand-up Paddleboards

TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE – Due to COVID-19 safety and hygiene precautions.


Have you ever watched those people gliding across ponds, lakes, rivers and ocean bays on stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) and wondered if you should try it…

Now RSYS Members can give it a go.

As a result of an Intermediates Committee initiative, the General Committee lent its support to the purchase of four SUPs (2 x 10′ and 2 x 11′) for use by Members and their guests.

With its roots in the Hawaii surf culture, stand-up paddleboarding has morphed into an all-purpose water sport. Perfectly suited for Sydney Harbour, our boards will let Members and their guests explore and view the spectacular harbour from a new perspective.

Please note that if a day is partially reserved there still may be boards available at different times.
Please check the hourly times below for what is available.


•    Are available between sunrise and sunset
•    Can be booked online in half hour increments up to max three hours
•    Launched from the Youth pontoon or inner Pond (please refer to usage policy)
•    SUP and paddle to be washed in fresh water and placed back in the allocated rack after use
•    ALL Members and guests must wear a life jacket (PFD) and stay within the designated areas (please refer to usage policy).

Bookings are via the Rev Sport site.

CLICK HERE and then click the member login in the top right corner

Equipment Audit Booking