Welcome to the
Northern NSW Sabot
Sailing Association Website

Sabots are typically sailed by kids aged between 8 and 16 years and many yacht club based learn to sail programs have been established with entry level sabots. Active fleets sail all over Sydney Harbour, Brisbane Waters and Lake Macquarie. Sabots are also very actively sailed around Australia, with national championships of over 120 boats, and 150 sailors held each year during the New Year holiday period. For kids and their parents interested in then progressing to owning their own boat they are faced with many choices involving price, the ‘feel’ of the boat and re-sale ability. The Northern NSW Sabot Sailing Association (NNSWSSA) is very keen to help kids and their parents learn about the features and benefits of participating actively in the wide range of class events. Due to the long history of the sabot class, there are always a large number of great entry-level second-hand sabots available for sale and these are typically available for approximately $1000 to $1500.

Lake Macquarie City Council 58th Sabot National Titles and Sabot Week 2021-2022

Lake Macquarie City Council 58th Sabot National Titles and Sabot Week 2021-2022 ANSC is excited to confirm details forthe Lake Macquarie City Council 58th Sabot National Titles and Sabot Week 2021-2022 to be held at Teralba Amateur Sailing Club
27 Dec 2021 – 3 Jan 2022.Council, a huge thank you to the local Council. Lake Macquarie is well known for its extensive, beautiful sailing conditions. Sponsorship is provided to assist with event affordability for visiting boats. Lake Macquarie is a fantastic sailing and family holiday destination.
Teralba Amateur Sailing Club, located in First St, Booragul, will be a brilliant venue for the event having ample rigging space, launching and parking facilities for competitors and support crews.




27 Dec 2021


Measuring and Registration



Opening Ceremony

28 Dec 2021

8am – 10am

Measuring & Registration


12 noon




Invitation Race

29 Dec 2021


Sabot Week Racing



Championship Racing

30 Dec 2021


Sabot Week Racing



Championship Racing

31 Dec 2021


Sabot Week Racing



Championship Racing

1 Jan 2022


Reserve Racing Day

2 Jan 2022


Sabot Week Racing



Championship Racing

3 Jan 2022


Sabot Week Racing



Championship Racing



Closing Ceremony and Regatta Presentation

There is likely to be some camp sites (non-powered) available at the club for competitors.
Further details on camping will be available soon.
Stay tuned for more updates.


President – Mark Greenwood 0418 937 229

Secretary – Scott Day 0414 689 091

Sabot Race Results

Regular racing events help develop the Sabot community and establish a focus for skills development. We are proud of the achievements of our young racers. See below for a direct link to all of our national and regional results.

About The Australian National Sabot Council

The ANSC is a non-profit organization made up of volunteers from its operating regions. Access our constitution, read about the history of sabots and reach committee members.


Sabot Registration Information

Have you recently purchased a sabot? Make sure you follow the correct registration procedures.  You can access the necessary forms and information about boat registration here.

Serious Social Fun

Sabots are an excellent dinghy for all kids to learn to sail and continue to the highest level of racing. Many sailing clubs offer learn to sail programs in Sabots. Many kids that have learnt to sail in a Sabot have gone on to become Olympic Champions. The Sabot is an ideal training boat typically with kids starting as early as 6/7 years old as a crew, with an older skipper, sailing 2 up in the Sabot. This is social and develops important team work skills and importantly younger kids have a companion to share their experiences. In the early days, it is proven that sailing 2 up has the best results for learning to sail.


“80% of what I learnt in sailing was in a Sabot.”

– Mark Turnbull
2000 Sydney Olympic Medalist