Yachting and boating

The Colorado Beatle sailing on the Derwent RiverSailing is a major recreational activity on the eastern shore.

The yacht clubs conduct active racing programs for the competitive sailor; with summer, winter and summer twilight racing.

Recreational cruising is also very popular, with local marinas and sheltered moorings providing easy access to family boats, large and small.

Junior programmes are operated by the Lindisfarne Sailing Club and the Lauderdale Yacht Club, providing sail training to youngsters in the sabot class and above.

The local yacht and boating clubs are:

Bellerive Yacht Club
64 Cambridge Road, Bellerive
Telephone 6244 1353

Geilston Bay Boat Club
De Bomford Lane, Geilston Bay
Telephone 6243 6183

Lauderdale Yacht Club
Kirra Road, Lauderdale
Telephone (03) 6248 7299 (Clubhouse)
Telephone AH (03) 6247 7372 (Home)

Lindisfarne Sailing Club
Ford Parade, Lindisfarne
Telephone 6243 7867

Motor Yacht Club of Tasmania
1 Ford Parade, Lindisfarne
Telephone 6243 9021

Risdon Brook Radio Yacht Club caters for people who wish to race radio controlled model yachts, and meets most Sundays at Risdon Brook Park from 10:30am - 3:30pm. There are several different classes of yachts, and racing is conducted under special guidelines based on those used for full size sailing.