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18ft Skiffs – DPSS – Sat 5 Feb!

Sailing is confirmed at Darling Point this Saturday.  Our thanks to DPSS Committee for accommodating us at short notice! There is talk of trying to fit in three races, which might mean a 1pm start, so try to get down early.  Also there are others sailing from DPSS so we need to be mindful of this when […]

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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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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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Brisbane 18 foot Skiffs in 30 knots

1st Club Heat in 30 knots

Leaving for the race today took longer than expected. I couldn’t find my car. It had blown away. It was a wild day down at the club and t­he bay was empty except for the white caps and some windsurfers with goofy grins. The only skiffs game enough to sail were Darryl and the boys […]

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Winged 18’s, G-Cats and Michael Glancy in a Bikini

I won’t go into too much detail about crashing into the marina because Mark has already kindly described it here for me. (At least you know you are getting an unbiased account of events.) The breeze was blowing straight down the channel, requiring much tacking and swearing to escape the labyrinth of moored boats and […]

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