Coming to a regatta at Sandringham
Chances are you will be driving in from either Adelaide or Sydney and will arrive by driving over the Westgate or Bolte Bridge, so if you haven’t been to Sandy before with your boat, here are the two best ways to go.
From Adelaide coming over the Westgate Bridge, take the Todd Rd exit, first left at the bottom of the bridge, then turn left into Williamstown Rd, right into Graham St, right into Bay St, then left into Beaconsfield Parade and follow this (it turns into Beach Rd) till you get to Sandringham.
From Sydney coming over the Bolte Bridge take the directions to Montague St exit and turn right going back under the freeway, take the next right into Normanby St – DO NOT GO STRAIGHT AHEAD AT NORMANBY AS THERE IS A LOW BRIDGE. Then turn left at Ingles St, left at Pickles St and then left at Beaconsfield Parade.
From Sydney coming over the Bolte Bridge and if you miss the Montague St exit, take the directions to SE Suburbs and then Kingsway, this will take you through South Melbourne and then follow directions to Nepean Highway. Turn right into Hampton Street (next lights after North Rd) and follow Hampton St till you join Beach Rd, the club is about 200m after this intersection on the right
When you arrive
You will need to go through the gates to the hard stand area on your right – do not try to go through the boom gates. These gates are a key entry so you will need to get let in. Best to contact the club on 9598 7444 as you drive down Beach Rd so they can meet you and let you in. If you are arriving after hours call Simon Grain on 0413 870 046 and I will organise it for you.
The cranes and J24 area are located at the far end of the hard stand area so it is best to find Paul Gascoigne our yard manager to help direct you with parking and trailer storage while you sort your rigging out. Trailers will be accommodated in the hardstand or carpark club during regattas. Cars can be parked in the club carpark during the regatta.
During regattas all crews and supporters will generally be made honorary members, electronic keys will be available to those requiring them for a small returnable fee.
Lunches and Drinks
Lunches, drinking water, gatorades, beers and more are available for race days from the Ken King Centre in the Marina