about us

Clayton Bay Boat CLub

“Truly one of South Australia’s best kept secrets!”

Established in 1974 and located on the banks of the Lower Murray river, the Clayton Bay Boat Club is just an hour’s drive from Adelaide.

Our mission and purpose is to promote recreational boating in all its forms on the Murray Lakes and Lower Murray River, inclusive of all ages, sailing experience, and skill levels. All members and their guests will be made to feel welcome and can expect to enjoy the Club in an atmosphere of friendship, conviviality and mutual respect.

Extraordinary Experiences

The Club has a full program with a mix of racing, boating, and social events. We cater for all ages and all stages of sailing or boating. Whether you want to race or go on cruises with other boaties, all are welcome.

In January each year we run a special Pirates Day for the children so that fun is not only for the adults. Each race weekend is followed up with social activities like a bbq where you can celebrate the weekends activities with new friends and delicioius food provided by our members.

With a range of activities available, Clayton Bay also offers the perfect location for a great weekend getaway. Whether you enjoy sailing, water skiing, canoeing or just relaxing with friends, you will love the day you visited Clayton Bay.

Our Facilities

Club facilities include:


We acknowledge and pay our respects to the Ngarrindjeri people, the traditional custodians whose ancestral lands and waters we gather on. We acknowledge the deep feelings of attachment and relationship of the Ngarrindjeri people to country and we respect and value their past, present and ongoing connection to the land and cultural beliefs.

Officers and Management Committee

Commodore: Grant Maddern
Vice Commodore: Garry Hays
Treasurer: Brian O’Flaherty
Secretary: Ric Kies
Bar: Kevin Arthur

General Committee:  Robert Edgar, Darren Stanbridge, Justin Stanbridge, Emily Maddern, Garry Jongewaard, David Hogg,

Race Officer: Greg Dale
Race Sub-Committee: Greg Dale, Garry Hays, Alan Marsh, Mike South