Club Of the Year 2022
Club of the Year 2020

Who We Are?

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Situated on the banks of the Swan River in Crawley, Mounts Bay Sailing Club boasts one of the most spectacular locations for sailing and socialising in Perth.

The Club’s Mission says it all: Bringing people together on and off the water.

Founded in 1897, the Club boasts a rich history in dinghy sailing, and is dedicated to promoting the sport to people in all walks of life. With no regard for exclusivity or exclusion, we welcome new members all year round and love to share our passion for sailing at every opportunity. 

MBSC is more than just a sporting club – it’s been a cornerstone of the local community since the very beginning. Social members, families and guests are always welcome to enjoy Perth’s most spectacular river views and our award-winning hospitality.   

The Member’s Bar is open every Friday from 5pm till late and Sundays from 12pm-6pm, coinciding with our biggest weekly sailing events. Enjoy a bite to eat or a cold drink, take in the views from the Club’s balcony or alfresco area and watch the sun go down and the city light up.


Sailing at MBSC

At Mounts Bay Sailing club, we’re incredibly passionate about the sport of sailing and love to get out on the water as often as we can. Some of the regular sailing events you can expect at Mounts Bay include:

Friday night Twilight sailing: Our signature sailing event hosted every Friday evening. Combining cruising with casual racing and a BBQ for members and their families, Twilight sailing is also our key weekly social event, with our waterfront Members’ Bar open from 5pm til late. 

Sunday racing: Regular racing for all dinghy classes is conducted on Sundays from October through to April. To find out more about our fleets here at Mounts Bay, see our Classes page. 

Junior Learning & Development: The pride and joy of MBSC is our incredible L&D program for kids interested in developing their sailing skills. Held every Sunday morning and weekday afternoons from October to April, plus school holiday ‘learn to sail’ programs for kids and teens.

Learning and Development Focus

Our qualified instructors equip young sailors with versatile life skills, practised through the timeless sport of sailing.

Participation at Any Level

We welcome social sailors of all ages, as well as competitors in club, state, national or international racing.

Fun & Exciting

Sailing is active, exhilarating and challenging. We believe there’s no experience quite like it.

Awards & Accolades

In 2020, Mounts Bay Sailing Club was awarded Australian sailing Club of the Year – WA. The Club then went on to be named as one of the three finalists nation wide. 

Mounts Bay Sailing Club was also a winner in the 2018-19 Discover Sailing Centre Competition. MBSC was crowned the victor for the largest percentage growth in the country, with a 1600% increase in full course participants – all thanks to our strong community outreach efforts and school sailing programs. 

Of course, if you ask any Mounts Bay member, there’s no doubt that our gem on the Swan is Australia’s best sailing club – and going from strength to strength with each passing season, we’re well on the way to proving it.

Four windsurfers sailing on the sea

This Is Our Management Team

Our dedicated management team and committees are responsible for making Mounts Bay Sailing Club what it is today. Committed to our mission and vision, their invaluable contribution is appreciated day in and day out.

  • Patron – Ms Kate Chaney MP
  • Vice Patron – Ian Beeson
  • Vice Patron -Russell Stephenson
  • Commodore – Larry Smith
  • Vice Commodore (Sail) – Tom Batt
  • Treasurer – Luke Abbott
  • Rear Commodore (Pens) – Mark Taylor
  • Rear Commodore (House) – Gabrielle Varis
  • Rear Commodore (Volunteers) – James Crisp
  • Commodore – Lloyd Edmunds
  • Rear Commodore – Paul White
  • Vice Commodore – Tom Batt
  • Learning & Development – Conor Smith
  • Cruisers – Sean Walis
  • Sharpies – tbc
  • Moths – Jon Emonson
  • Windsurfers – Noel Lacey
  • Tasars – Greg Jennings
  • GP 14s – Steve Heywood
  • Juniors – Lucas C
  • Rear Commodore Pens – Mark Taylor
  • Committee Member – Kim Taylor
  • Committee Member – James Sparks
  • Committee Members – Andrew de San Miguel
  • Treasurer – Luke Abbott
White and old rose themed wedding dinner held inside Mounts Bay's light and airy Col Taylor Lounge along with a live band

Function Rooms

Mounts Bay Sailing Club is the perfect function venue for weddings, corporate events, meetings, special occasions and more. Situated on the banks of the Swan River just fifteen minutes from Perth CBD, the well-appointed club rooms and expansive riverside lawn area provide the perfect setting for your most memorable events. 

Our range of function spaces can cater to events of all sizes, from groups of 10 to large events with up to 2000 guests. MBSC combines a stunning waterfront location with privacy and tranquillity, allowing you to enjoy those incredible city views from all our indoor and outdoor event spaces.

To find out more about function hire at Mounts Bay Sailing Club, see our dedicated Functions page.

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