Club meetings are held on the first Tuesday of each month (except for January) from 7pm onwards at the Harboard Bowling Club, located on Bennett St, Freshwater; access via Stirgess Avenue.

Club Member Communications

Instead of a forum, we have a few club mailing lists. You can only use the mailing lists if you have joined as a website member.
Members in these mailing lists can opt in and then send and receive mails on the mailing list. If you don't want to receive mailing list emails, simply edit your membership, and opt out of a particular mailing list. You will still however be able to be contacted by the committee if the need arises. The following club mailing lists are available: 

The Member Chat mailing list is for general member chat.
The XC Flyers mailing list is for members interested in cross country flying.
The WS Trike mailing list is for members interested in powered paragliding and hang gliding.  

Committee of Management

Position Pilot Name Mobile Email
President John Brassil 0419 285 802
Vice President TBA ---- ----
Treasurer Richard Salmond 0474 135 707
Secretary Rob Couper 0404 008 518
Committee Member Alex Branson 0421 498 898
Committee Member Rob Chant 0409 161 338
Committee Member Helen Perry 0402 621 661
Committee Member Zane Priebbenow 0411 394 459

Safety Officers - and in case of emergency

Pilot Name Mobile Email
Senior Safety Officer - PG
Gareth Carter 0419 609 574
Senior Safety Officer - HG
Rohan Taylor 0425 268 080
Paragliding Safety Officers Greg Hurst 0417 908 496
  Doug Hazell 0433 296 576
  James Mills 0411 078 775
  Justin Elliot 0408 634 923
  Rob Couper 0404 008 518  
  Chris Kiely 0412 210 345
  Roger Stanford 0424 307 047  
  Georges Magnan 0412 062 602
   Ralf Gittfreid 0466 566 288  

 Flying Schools

There are two great instructors on the Northern Beaches - for getting you started as well as ongoing education and advancement. Contact Sydney Paragliding's Greg Hurst at  or Sky Out's Roger Stanford 0424 307 047

There are also other schools, as listed below. Once you have undertaken a course, get in touch with us at the club and we'll introduce you to our local sites.

Flying School Location CFI Name Website
Active Flight Bright, VIC Fred Gungl
Adventure Plus Paragliding Stanwell Park, NSW Anthony Prehan
Air Sports Newcastle, NSW Tony Barton
Alpine Paragliding Bright, VIC Ted Jenkins
Australia Paragliding Centre Canberra, ACT Peter Bowyer
Cloudbase Paragliding Mid North Coast, NSW Chris Rogers
High Adventure Paragliding Laurieton, NSW David Wainwright
Manilla Paragliding Manilla, NSW Godfrey Wenness
Paragliding QLD Canungra, QLD Phil Hystek
Poliglide Byron Bay, NSW Andrew Polidano
Sydney Paragliding Northern Beaches Sydney and Stanwell Park, NSW Greg Hurst
Sky Out Northern Beaches Sydney and Stanwell Park, NSW Roger Stanford

Sydney Paragliding & Hang Gliding Club (SPHGC)

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