Raised $474,389.84!


So far, over 50 individuals and families have contributed to the redevelopment (see below). SSCBC is sincerely grateful to each and every supporter who has kindly donated. We would like to invite you to choose to support the Clubhouse redevelopment, whether your interest lies in junior sailing, our historic Couta Boats or our community involvement and events. We will deliver a world-class facility for our young sailors all the way through to social members.

There are different levels of giving, based on an individual or family and their level of comfort. Your generosity is truly appreciated. You may choose to make a one off contribution, or consider becoming a patron of the Club, pledging money over a number of years.

Donations to our fund can be made at any time and are fully tax deductible (when made online via Australian Sports Foundation). Your donation will contribute to the following areas integral to SSCBC.


Sailing Development 

A centrepiece of the Clubhouse redevelopment is the growth of our young sailors, whether they wish to sail socially or compete at state, national or international level.

Our Sailing Centre programs provide pathways for our most junior off-the-beach sailors through to our elite and Olympic classes, as well as our iconic Couta Boats. We were fortunate to celebrate the success of four of our Members who competed in the Tokyo Olympics in the 49er and 49erFX classes, all of whom started their sailing as juniors at SSCBC. This year we have also seen many of our juniors competing internationally during our off season at the European and Asian World Championships, so we look forward to supporting and nurturing this group of juniors as they fulfil their sailing dreams in the future.

Our Clubhouse redevelopment will provide a fit-for-purpose Sailing Centre, with state-of-the-art training facilities for on shore teaching. We have our newly built sailing shed at the east end of the building, providing dedicated storage for our sailing centre families.


Community Supporter

Our Club’s proud history of being a place for Members to connect with our community will be enhanced with the redevelopment. Members will be able to connect, not just within SSCBC, but have the opportunity to engage with those within the Mornington Peninsula, through strategic relationships, supporting charities and engagement with schools and community groups.

  • Our expanded hospitality spaces will continue to be a place for events, lunches and charity days; and
  • Our training and conference facilities will allow us to run training for water safety, the Bosun program and larger school sailing days.


Jetty Maintenance Program

In partnership with SSCBC, donate specifically to the necessary maintenance works of the jetty. The jetty is in need of vital works which include the replacement of many support posts and related infrastructure. The budgeted cost for 2022 is $60,000.


Preserving The History Of Our Majestic Couta Boats 

The Couta Boat was developed for the coastal fishing industry over the later part of the 19th century. Couta Boats today owe their survival to the efforts of a small group of individuals with a keen sense of history and admiration for working maritime traditions.

The Club has worked closely with heritage consultants and a small team of Members to ensure that the Couta Boat displays and design of the redeveloped Clubhouse will allow the tradition to live on for those members and visitors of the club who are not hands on sailors.


Patron | Bequests

Become a patron of the Club and pledge a defined amount each year for up to three years. Please click here to complete the form to make your pledge.

We would also be delighted to discuss any significant donation opportunities that are available, so please get in touch via [email protected].


Click here to view Fundraising Brochure.
Click here to complete Fundraising form.

Members who make a tax deductible pledge or donation, via Australian Sports Foundation, through this campaign (over $1,000), as well as those who have previously donated, may be recognised (with permission) on a plaque that will be displayed prominently in our new facility.


Thank you to the following Members who have donated:

Dom & Melissa Doyle $1,000
Carrick Family
Susan Kimpton $1,000
Alexander Family $1,200
Michael & Josephine Cowling $1,010
Simon & Robyn Doyle $1,122
Nick Whitby & Monica Grollo
Angelina & Graeme Wise $2,000
Charles, Edward, Jono & Lisa Ring
Harry Lubansky $1,000
Justin Mulder
Chisholm Family

Portia & Atticus Carosa-Koziora $1,021
Johnson family
Griffiths family
Robbie & Lindy Clark $1,000
Robyn Croke & John Riley
Chris, Will & Abbey Brown $1,500
Hannah family
Henry & Emma Garland
Bronwyn & Clare McIlveen, East Brighton Physiotherapy Centre $1,000
Trevor, Megan, Madison & Stephanie Gray
Peter & Liz McKeand $2,000
Jo Fisher, Peter Grayson $2,500
Joby, Camilla, Amy & Jack Graves
I. Marshall & Judy Baillieu
Philip family
Marshall E. and Michelle Baillieu & family
Colin & Imelda Bourke
Trotman family
Vaughan family
Nathalie & David Shergold
Simon & Karen Richards
Kelley family
Heaton family
Richard & Wendy Healey
Maurice & Jayne Pitard $1,000
Monk family
Najee & Crisoula Imam
Los family
Marshall & Lauren Dennis
Howard & Sue Critchley
Bill Davis
Michele Shergold
Ben & Nikii Roche $1,500
Hamish & Gab Hurley $2,020
Stuart, Whitney, Charlie & Henry McLaren $1,000
Jo & William Crothers
Tim, Marlo, Annie, Carter, Aston & Pearl Russell $5,050
Collett family $1,500
Rebecca, Andrew, Beatrix & Alessandra Scott $5,000
Silverwood family $5,000
The King family – Sid, Grace, Rosie, Emma & Damien $1,111
Klemens family
Haddad family $1,000
Andrew Myer & Kerry Gardner $1,000
John & Mandy Collins & family $1,250
Al, Kirsti, Lottie & Oli Wright $1,000
Shafer family $1,000
Tim & Barb Hammon $1,100
Joanna Cato-Macdonald & Michael Kerr
Shaun & Fiona Chalmers $1,500
Richard & Prue Wright $1,000
Colin & Aline Mitchell family $1,000
Abercrombie family
Akhurst family $1,000
Najee & Crisoula Imam $2,000
Tim & Prue Lewis $1,000
Richard & Wendy Healey
Paul, Tara, George & Maxwell Santoro $1,000
Sarah Patterson
Secatore family $3,000
McDougall family $1,000
Lindy & Robbie Clark
Ross & Robyn Wilson $1,000
Barter-Waters Family
James & Sandie Wright $1,000
Jennifer Batrouney AM QC
James & Sandie Wright $1,000
Carol Sisson $2,000
Dean & Shareen Joel
Hutchings family $1,500
Vernon & Denise Spencer
Pitard family $1,000
Jennifer Shaw $1,000
Bob & Sue Richardson
Andrew & Genevieve Chambers $1,000
Stephen & Margie Marks
Danny & Maureen Heffernan
Thomas & Sasha Mort
Graham & Ann Cunningham $1,000


If you are interested in the Member bond issue, click here for more information.

If you have any queries, please contact our SSCBC Treasurer, Shaun Chalmers: [email protected] or mobile 0425 833 338 or via the Club’s email: [email protected].

Thank you for your interest in the Clubhouse redevelopment project and funding strategy.