New RS Quest boats have arrived

 

 

 

 

 

 

On behalf of the Committee and members of Brisbane Sailing Squadron, I am delighted to confirm that with the support of Lend Lease and the Kingford Smith Drive Upgrade project the Squadron has embarked upon our own upgrade project, involving our junior sail training program. Support funding from Lend Lease has been applied to the Squadron’s progressive replacement of its ageing fleet of sail training boats. Late last year, the Squadron placed an order for four new RS Quest sail training boats and the first two of these new training boats were delivered last week. The addition of these new modern training boats will enable the Squadron to enhance and expand our junior learn to sail and skills development programs. This new training boat fleet, which will be expanded over time, will be a regular sight on the river alongside the KSD upgrade, in particular in the vicinity of the enhanced Cameron Rocks reserve.

 

Saturday 24th March is the last day of our current sailing season and it is traditional for the local Brisbane City Councillor to attend the club and start the race for the Toogoolawah Cup. Local Councillor Kara Cook will be in attendance this Saturday between 12:30 and 2pm and we will be taking the opportunity to christen the first of the new training boats.

The Squadron welcomes all club members to attend.



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"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 24th Nov 2018

Skiffs
QLD State Championships Heat 5

Lasers
Club Championship Heat 2

All other classes
Club Race 

 

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

 

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webmaster [at] bss.org.au

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