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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End of Season Commodore's Report

Well that's it for another season.

Big fleets of Lasers and 16ft Skiffs gracing the course in the Hamilton reach of the river. The last race of the season had it all, sheep stations were on the line in the 7th and final heat of the club championship, with places constantly changing. Broken masts and mishaps were a plenty keeping the rescue boats and drivers busy, we even had to contend with the cruise ship turning on the finish line making it an interesting finish.The winner not known till the last few meters from the line.

Thank you to everyone for another stellar season at B.S.S. I can not thank our volunteers enough for the tireless work you all put in to making everything run smoothly. Thank you to all comimittee members working behind the scenes to make sure we can continue to enjoy all our club has to offer. Thank you to Shayne Sutton for her kind words and support throughout the season. Congratulations to the club Champions and trophy winners of the 2016/2017 season. 

Good luck to those competing over the off season and we will see you all next season.

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