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

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

Suiting a wide range of sailing abilities, our Elliott 7 keelboats are an exciting, modern, dynamic, state of the art 7 metre keelboat. True to Elliott pedigree, the Elliott 7 is a proven all-round performer. Ideal for use in class racing, match racing, open racing, yacht club programs, keelboat training, youth development. These boats are ideal for all RSYS Members to take them for a sail either on a twilight, Saturday afternoon race or just a casual sail around the harbour.

How to hire an Elliott 7

  1. A Member must complete an Induction Process: contact the Sailing Department at Tel: +61 2 9017 0152
  2. Bookings are made via the Australian Sailing Rev Sport site, so you will need a login. If you don’t know your login, please contact the Sailing Office.
  3. Request booking  (we will confirm availability)
  4. On return, complete the Elliott 7 Maintenance report.

Currently, RSYS offers several opportunities for Members to use the fleet of Elliott 7s. The opportunities available include:


RSYS 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.

We also have a limited number of second-hand Optimists and Laser 4.7s which may be loaned to Members whilst they are considering to purchase their own craft.

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