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The other side Bill

Coronavirus MBBC Sailing Announcement

Updated 13/01/2021

COVID Safe Legalities

1. Every Skipper has a legal responsibility to keep a record of Crew Members EVERY race. This MUST include FULL NAME and all three (3)
CONTACT DETAILS (physical address AND email AND phone number). How Skippers keep these records is their choice, however without these you cannot race. The records must be kept for 56 days. This is not a club rule, it is, as previously stated, the Queensland Government regulations for allowing competitive sailing.
Skippers must ensure crew register with the Sailing Section EVERY race. You have Two (2) Options for reporting your crew details:
a. Electronically register your crew via the website link or QR code
b. Have individual crew members register via the website link or QR code.

Sailing Section COVID Signin
The Sailing Section is required to keep these records for 56 days also.


1. Sign-on to race control (ECO) must happen every race BEFORE you start
the race. This can be done by radio log in OR at the clubhouse pre-race.
This is to ensure we know who is on the water.

This is to ensure we know you have finished and no one is left out on
the water or needs to be reported missing. Withdrawal from the race is
considered your sign off but you still must radio your retirement to
ECO. Skippers will be contacted if they do not sign off to check safety
of crew. If the Skipper cannot be contacted, concern for welfare will be
reported to the police.

A reminder that the MBBC Covid safe Industry plan requires that all patrons sign in and sanitise every time they enter the club and once in the club they remain seated at all times unless acquiring food or drinks.

We understand we are all adapting to many changes under the odd times
that have been this COVID19 pandemic. We hope to create an effective
system that helps us all get out on the water and stay safe.

Thank you in anticipation of your continued co-operation.

Yours in Sailing

MBBC Sailing Section Committee



Challenge sailing provides an on water experience for those with special needs within the community.

Challenge Sailing operates weekly at 9am on Thursday mornings, they use purpose designed and built access dinghies, these access dinghies are used by many similar organisations throughout Australia as they are very safe and comfortable. Challenge sailing caters to local special schools and local disability services. The price of a sailing session (45mins – 1hour) is simply a $5 donation.

Challenge sailing sessions are conducted by volunteers who are dedicated and are very experienced in what they do. The emphasis is on safety and fun and they work closely with carers to ensure any special requirements are met.

If you would like any more information on Challenge sailing, please phone Liz on 3203 5188 or email


As Challenge Sailing is run solely by volunteers if anybody is interested in assisting, whether it be as a sailor or as marshal person, please contact Liz at the MBBC on 3203 5188. It is a truly great service that is providing children and adults an opportunity to participate in sailing, the Challenge Sailing section  provide these services to a number of organisations within the local and broader community.




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