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Brisbane River sailing events postponed

Once again we’re unfortunately required under duty of care to postpone our intended racing on the Brisbane River this weekend.  Rear Commodore Christine has been in touch with Maritime Safety Queensland and their advice is that while the River is closed to commercial and passenger ferry traffic, recreational boating is “at your own risk” due […]

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Sailing is back!

We’ve got the all clear from MSQ to resume racing on Waterloo Bay this weekend. Despite the weekend being a “free” weekend in the calendar, it seems most have confirmed, and two races are likely to be schedule to bring us back on track.  Please contact Christine if there is any doubt!

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My Sailing: Fast ferry cuts Flying Dutchman in two

My Sailing: Fast ferry cuts Flying Dutchman in two. Some very scary news coming out of Sydney, thankfully the crew are largely uninjured but this could as easily been very tragic news.  The story also highlights why “quick-release” trapeze harness are a good idea.

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Website downtime and more racing postponed

UPDATE 20/01/11: Confirmed that racing is postponed this weekend.  Please refer to email from Christine, we may look to use the Free weekend and/or have two races in one day. It’s looking likely that the 1st Heat of the Queensland Championship (for the Eddie Smith Memorial) is going to be postponed due to the amount […]

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18 Footers Racing postponed 15 January 2011

Our Rear Commodore Christine has cancelled racing at Manly this weekend for obvious reasons.  The Club hopes all its members are safe and well. We’ve also got a Facebook page for those Facebookers out there, we’ll integrate that page and this site soon. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Brisbane-18-Footers-Sailing-Club/170027576373148

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Will 18ft skiffs get wing sails?

I’ve been following Thomas Jundt’s development of a foiling 18ft “skiff” with interest over a number of years.  The aims for development in 2011 are pointing to use of a “solid” wing sail, similar to those used on the C Class catamarans and that seen on the BMW Oracle America’s Cup trimaran earlier in 2010.  […]

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