Club History

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Our club has a long and proud history and association with Bulimba and the lower reaches of the Brisbane River. The club has produced many State and National champions, and an Olympic Representative at two Olympics.
 

 
The club was formed in 1921, when a group of sailing enthusiasts got together and formed the "Hamilton Sailing Club". Initial fleets were 16ft Skiffs, and this class has sailed continuously at the club ever since. The name was eventually changed to the Brisbane 16ft Skiff Club.

Boats were rigged at various boatyards around Bulimba and meetings were held at a number of venues around town. The clubhouse was opened at it present site on Bulimba Point in 1953, originally lowset, and later raised to create boat storage. The clubhouse was constructed largely with voluntary labour from club members and supporters. Two major redevelopments have since occurred, an extension of the club just prior to the club hosting the Australian Skiff Championships in 1970, and  a further extension by addition of a magnificent deck in 2003. The deck has become a popular spot for post race drinks and hard luck stories, as well as being a popular venue for functions, a great source of revenue for the club.

In the 1960's, the club recognised the need to develop junior sailors, and it joined forces with the Brisbane Junior Sailing Squadron. In 1994, the club merged with it's neighbor, the Brisbane Yacht Club, to form the Brisbane Sailing Squadron (BSS).
 
 
Some pictures of the visits of the Royal yacht Brittania  (1963) and the Tall Ships to the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the river are featured here

 

 


Bertie
Carrar Trophy
Off the wind at Colmslie
Australian team among the medals at Volvo Youth Worlds
HMV Brittania berthed at Newstead
Crowd and Quickcat
Crowd from BSS Jetty
crowd
HRH
Liner
Newstead Tall Ships
Nowhere to Rig
Tall Ships
bulimba point 1893 flood
bulimba point panorama
Memory
Vi 5 (Vic Lucas)
Frolic
Race Programme (1912/1913)
Skiff Listing (1912)
Lightning on Sydney Harbour

Notice Board

"Try Sailing Day"

Sun 25th Nov 2018

No prior sailing experience is required. The focus will be on fun as participants are given the opportunity to meet young sailors who already enjoy sailing as a sport, starting with club racing and with the potential to progress to state and national championships, and maybe one day the Olympics. They will learn about the Sabot class as a great introductory boat for junior sailors, either 2 up in the boat at entry level and then 1 up though to around 15 years of age. The registered kids will get to experience on-water sailing activities with expert instructors to give them a taste of just how much fun it can be to master the basic skills of sailing. There will be a free sausage sizzle for participants.

To register for particaption in Try Sailing Day, use the link below

Register here for the Try Sailing Day

 

Skiffies & Yachties Lunch 

Fri 7th Dec from 12.00pm

Guest Speaker: Michael Job

Brisbane Sailing Squadron wishes to invite past and present sailors to the 19th annual gentleman's lunch at the clubhouse on Fri 7th Dec from 12.00pm, costing $85 per head. This years event will include Michael Job as guest speaker and all funds raised from this event will be used to support junior sailing. For full details and RSVP contact details please see the flyer link below.

2018 Skiffies and Yachties Lunch

 

Next Race

Sat 10th Nov 2018

Club Race - All Classes

Notice to Laser Sailors

 Club Championship Heat 2 will now be Sat 24th Nov

Also QLD State Laser River Titles @ BSS

Sun 11th Nov

Further details HERE

 

Membership Renewals

2018-19

All members should have recently received email communications providing details regarding renewal of memberships for the 2018-19 season. The club asks that members support the club in paying their memberships in a timely manner. Follow the link below to renew your membership onlline.

Renew Membership 

For any assistance please contact us via info@bss.org.au

 

Season 2018-19

Volunteers Wanted

If you or anyone you know would like to help out at the club during race days in the 2018-19 sailing season please feel free to contact us via email (info@bss.org.au). We have a range of volunteering roles available including rescue boat duty, race starter & finisher and kitchen hand.

 

Learn to Sail Courses

3 Day School Holiday Course

18-Dec-18 to 20-Dec-18

3 Day School Holiday Course

22-Jan-19 to 24-Jan-19

6 Week Saturday Morning Course

2-Feb-19 to 9-Mar-19

 

 See our Learn to Sail page here for further information

 

 email for updates, news:

webmaster [at] bss.org.au

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