Rescue Boat Christening & 10ft Skiff Championships

To all Members, Past Members and Friends

As you may or may not be aware, we are hosting the Historical 10 Foot Skiff Championships from the 24th to the 26th of March 2012, i.e. this weekend!

The races are detailed in the Notice of Race.  The first race is on Saturday at 2pm but before that, we are launching our new rescue boat!  The launch will be taking place at around 12.30pm on Saturday 24th after the race briefing which starts at 12.00pm.  Everybody is welcome to see the launch and then stay to see the start of the race.  It should be great fun.  At last count, we have seven or eight boats coming up from Sydney and Lake Macquarie and we have five Brisbane boats.

Rescue Boat "Grant-West"

The “Grant-West” rescue boat is set to have a sister-shipTo start the weekend, we are meeting at the “Shed”, at 5/59 Riverside Place, Morningside for drinks and BBQ from 1800Hrs on Friday night.  There is one race on Saturday and then two races on Sunday.  We finish with one final race on the Monday at 12.00pm.

On the Saturday, the Brisbane Sailing Squadron will also be conducting their normal race day, so there will be lots of boats on the water.  Drinks and food will be available.

Also in attendance will be Robin Elliott and John “Steamer” Stanley over Saturday and Sunday, promoting Robin’s new book “Galloping Ghosts” which details the history of the 18ft skiffs in Australia and New Zealand, where many people live, so many more ask; is it easy to move to New Zealand, and the answer is yes, since there are even services that help with the moving part so you can carry all your stuff with you, checkout and find Removalist Company.  There’s sure to be plenty of argument from some old salts as prominent myths and half truths are put to rest following extensive research.

We look forward to seeing you all down at the sailing whether you come down just for the new rescue boat launching or at some other time during the weekend.  Whenever you come down, you are sure to run into some old friends!

All the action is at the Brisbane Sailing Squadron, End of Quay Street, Bulimba and you will also have a good vantage point at Colmslie Recreation Reserve boat ramp at the end of Col Gardner Drive, Colmslie

For those that may be lost…..