Vision and Values

Our Vision

We are Western Port's first choice for Sunday sailing, fishing and having a great time.


Teamwork: We will work together to help everyone to have a great time.

Responsibility: We are proud of our club and want to pass it on to the next generation in a better condition than we found it.

Learning: We pass on our knowledge to all who come to our club.

Passion: We love being on the water and we love Western Port.

Respect: We understand that members come to our club for different reasons and we respect all and their passions.


Our Activities

We sail, we fish and we have a great time at Balnarring Beach, Victoria, Australia.


We race off the beach boats from October to April each year. Classes sailed include Aero, Hobie, Impulse, Laser, O'pen Bic, Optimist, Pacer, Sabre, Taipan and Tasar.

Sail Training

We have a comprehensive sail training program for all ages.


You would rather be fishing than queuing up at a public launching ramp. We have the only decent launching facilities, for boats up to 7.5m LOA, between Stony Point and Flinders. We have two tractors to take your boat down the beach.


We have a strong relationship with the Balnarring Beach Foreshore Committee. We respect our environment and work hard to ensure the beach from which we operate is the best that it can be.


Club Summary & Contacts

Email: info@westernport.org.au

Website: www.westernport.org.au

Phone: 03 5983 5675

Name Position Email Telephone
Colin Franke Commodore commodore@westernport.org.au 0413 018 076
Bruce Douglas Vice Commodore vicecommodore@westernport.org.au 0457 785 159
James Cooper Rear Commodore rearcommodore@westernport.org.au

0417 578 858

Sue Bartholomaeus Club Secretary secretary@westernport.org.au 0409 973 350
Adam Smith Treasurer treasurer@westernport.org.au 0404 885 348
Wendy Franke Membership Secretary membership@westernport.org.au 0438 489 918
Andrew Hill Facilities Maintenance Manager andrewhill@live.com.au 0409 252 332
Matt Leyden Power Boat / Tractor Liaison   0408742502
Ant Richards Discover Sailing Principal trainingcentre@westernport.org.au 0409231980
Marg Douglas Tackers Coordinator wyctackers@live.com 0457 793 711
Sue Bartholomaeus Sailing School Coordinator secretary@westernport.org.au 0409973350
Lynn Dugay Yard Manager   0417 660 919




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Club History

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Camping is available through the Balnarring Foreshore. See www.balnarring.net for more information.