Sailing on the River

Sailing on the River
 
For our members, sailing on the Brisbane River is a special experience. River sailing is quite different to "bay" sailing. We think it builds both character and skills. It certainly takes character not to lose it when sailing at 3 knots against a 6 knot tide, or sitting under Hamilton Hill as boats either side of the hill's windshadow fly along in good wind. However, the river conditions also develop the important skills of being able to read the variations in wind and tide to gain advantage.
 
The upside is that our courses are more protected than the more open bay courses. We are able to complete races when races on the bay are being cancelled. You are never far from land, which adds to safety, and also leads to closer sailing.
 
The downside is that we have to live with the commercial traffic of the river (Citicats; ships; barges etc.) and the sailing conditions can be a bit "flukey" due to the influence of hills and structures along the river.
 
It's a great place to learn how to sail, and commence a life long love affair with the lower reaches of our magnificient river.


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Thank you

To all our members, member families, volunteers and supporters far and wide, the club wishes a sincere Thank You in making the 2017-18 sailing season another great year and we look forward to seeing you all at the club or on the water next season.

 

Save the Date
Presentation Night

 Saturday 26th May 2018

 

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 (commencing Sept 2018) 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 1st Sept 2018

Provisional

 

Learn to Sail Courses

3 Day School Holiday Course

commencing 2 Oct 2018

6 Week Saturday Morning Course

commencing 13 Oct 2018

 See our Learn to Sail page here for further information

 

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