Learn to Sail

The horizontal position to be avoided as much as possible
The horizontal position to be avoided as much as possible



The club offers the perfect introduction to our wonderful sport through our Learn to Sail Program (Course details can be downloaded from the link below). The course is accredited with Australian Sailing and covers the “Start Sailing 1 and Start Sailing 2” components of their “Discover Sailing” program.

The BSS Sailing School is operated by experienced instructors. Our aim is to get you confident on the water and to enjoy the experience.

Our Saturday morning courses run over six, half day sessions and our School Holiday courses run over three consecutive days. Courses are generally not offered in Winter due to unfavourable wind conditions.

Minimum age is 6 years old if with a participating parent, or 8 years old if unaccompanied.


Children (6 to 15 yrs) - $235.00; Adults (16 and over) - $330.00 (including GST) for both courses.

How to Register:

1. Check the dates for upcoming courses and the course information sheet via the link below

2. If you have any further questions, email us at sailingschool@bss.org.au

3. Register by clicking the link to our Online Registration System for your preferred course (see list below) – Note that we limit numbers to ensure the best learning experience and the course may show as “full” due to recent registrations. In this case, email us and we can put you on a wait list in case there are withdrawals.

Upcoming Courses:

Course Status Link to Online Registration

School Holiday Course

22-Jan-19 to 24-Jan-19



6 Week Saturday Morning Course

2-Feb-19 to 9-Mar-19



Our Learn to Sail Program has been made possible through the acquisition of “RS Quest” and "Vagabond" training craft and a Coach boat thanks to the generous support of the Brisbane City Council's Community Grants Program and also LendLease.

A link to the Course Information sheet is below

Getting ready for today's lesson
Our Head Coach Grant checks how the rigging is going
Three of our Vagabond training boats hit the water
Parents keep an eye on things from the club's Deck

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Next Race

Sat 16th Feb 2019

Club Championship - Lasers & Skiffs

SQSA River Titles - Sabots

as per Sailing Program


Membership Renewals


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

22-Jan-19 to 24-Jan-19 (FULL)

6 Week Saturday Morning Course

2-Feb-19 to 9-Mar-19 (FULL)


 See our Learn to Sail page here for further information


 email for updates, news:

webmaster [at] bss.org.au


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