The Cannon at the Brisbane Yacht Club

Crimean Era Cannon
Crimean Era Cannon

The Cannon at the Brisbane Yacht Club

Now at Brisbane Sailing Squadron. The Cannon came from the Area near the old Bulimba Brewery it was one of two that were placed strategically on the Cliffs at New Farm near where the Storey Bridge now stands. Captain Chesterman (Capt of the Cape Moreton Lighthouse ship}and a member of the Brisbane Yacht club approached the club to see if it was interested in one of the two cannons as they were going to be sold for scrap metal. The club obviously took up the offer and arranged with another member Ralph Beckingham, Valley Spare Parts to pick up the cannon and bring it down to the club at Bulimba. Captain Chesterman or a friend visited Plymouth England and copied the plans for the wooden mounting of the cannon. The frame for the cannon was made by a shipwright organised by Captain Chesterman. The cannon was originally placed in the front of the club but unfortunately the timber work deteriorated in the weather. The club decided to mount the cannon on a besser block frame and move it to the Quay Street entrance to the club. Garry Bell a member at the time built the new base. The existing wheels are still at the BYC under the building.

As told by Graham Scott

(Previous Commodore Brisbane Yacht Squadron)



Notice Board

Annual General Meeting

Sat 13th October 2018 at 1130hrs

Members are hereby notified that the Annual General Meeting of the Brisbane Sailing Squadron Incorporated will be held at the clubhouse, Vic Lucas Park, Quay Street, Bulimba on Sat 13th October 2018 commencing at 1130hrs. Any members interested in nomination for particular positions for this season should contact the Secretary as soon as possible, particularly if you are unable to attend on the day.

 

2018-19 Season Program

The 2018-19 sailing program is now available on our Sailing Program page linked below.

Sailing Program

 

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.

 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.

 

Next Race
Sat 6th Oct 2018

Club Race - All Classes

 

Learn to Sail Courses

3 Day School Holiday Course

commencing Dec 2018/Jan 2019 (Dates To Be Confirmed)

6 Week Saturday Morning Course

commencing 2nd Feb 2019

 

 See our Learn to Sail page here for further information

 

Membership Renewal link

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