Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club
The Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club is located at Wickham in the all-weather, deep water, working port of Newcastle. The Club’s precinct includes a marina, shipyard and maintenance facilities, commercial centre, licensed club and a Sailing Academy.
The club conducts keelboat racing on Sundays as well as twilight racing and Laser dinghy sailing on Wednesday and Friday afternoons during the warmer months. They also host a number of offshore distance races as part of their Blue Water PointScore as well as the pre-season NSW Country Yachting Championships.
No previous experience is required to join their Sailing Academy. They provide a pathway from six years to 70 years with entry to Learn to Sail available for all ages! They are also proud to deliver the Youth Development Program which targets young sailors looking to work closely with a team under the guidance of one of their coaches to represent their club at events near and far.
Awarded the Australian Sailing 2019 Club of the Year, they continue their ongoing objective of developing and promoting the sport of sailing in Newcastle, the club is focused on maintaining its welcoming approach and hospitable charm to both old salts and those new to sailing.
Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Adhere to The Food Authority requirements for allergy management in food preparation
Caters for people who use a wheelchair.
Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.
Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)
Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have equipment to respond to anaphylactic shock such as epi–pens and defibrillator
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to the conference or function room
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions