Club History

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Our club has a long and proud history and association with Bulimba and the lower reaches of the Brisbane River. The club has produced many State and National champions, and an Olympic Representative at two Olympics.
 

 
The club was formed in 1921, when a group of sailing enthusiasts got together and formed the "Hamilton Sailing Club". Initial fleets were 16ft Skiffs, and this class has sailed continuously at the club ever since. The name was eventually changed to the Brisbane 16ft Skiff Club.

Boats were rigged at various boatyards around Bulimba and meetings were held at a number of venues around town. The clubhouse was opened at it present site on Bulimba Point in 1953, originally lowset, and later raised to create boat storage. The clubhouse was constructed largely with voluntary labour from club members and supporters. Two major redevelopments have since occurred, an extension of the club just prior to the club hosting the Australian Skiff Championships in 1970, and  a further extension by addition of a magnificent deck in 2003. The deck has become a popular spot for post race drinks and hard luck stories, as well as being a popular venue for functions, a great source of revenue for the club.

In the 1960's, the club recognised the need to develop junior sailors, and it joined forces with the Brisbane Junior Sailing Squadron. In 1994, the club merged with it's neighbor, the Brisbane Yacht Club, to form the Brisbane Sailing Squadron (BSS).
 
 
Some pictures of the visits of the Royal yacht Brittania  (1963) and the Tall Ships to the Hamilton and Bulimba reaches of the river are featured here

 

 


Bertie
Carrar Trophy
Off the wind at Colmslie
Australian team among the medals at Volvo Youth Worlds
HMV Brittania berthed at Newstead
Crowd and Quickcat
Crowd from BSS Jetty
crowd
HRH
Liner
Newstead Tall Ships
Nowhere to Rig
Tall Ships
bulimba point 1893 flood
bulimba point panorama
Memory
Vi 5 (Vic Lucas)
Frolic
Race Programme (1912/1913)
Skiff Listing (1912)
Lightning on Sydney Harbour

Notice Board

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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