Welcome to Moreton Bay Boat Club Sailing page.
Welcome to the Moreton Bay Boat Club Sailing Section (MBBCSS) which sails from the Scarborough Boat Harbour at the northern end of the Redcliffe Peninsula. The MBBCSS comprises a number of sub-sections catering for Social Racing, Challenge sailing (for persons with disabilities), adult ‘learn to sail’ sessions, cruising in company, social aquatic events and pennant racing under the International Sailing Federation Racing Rules of Sailing as augmented by the Yachting Australia special provisions. Both racing and cruising activities are offered by the MBBCSS and new participants are most welcome.
Coronavirus MBBC Sailing Announcement
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.
2. Skippers must also report these details to the Sailing Section EVERY
race. You have Three (3) Options for reporting your crew details:
a. Attend the club house BEFORE THE RACE and complete the COVID Safe
Paper Record which includes an approval for the sailing section to
collect this information.
b. Attend the club house IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE RACE and complete the
COVID Safe Paper Record
c. Email email@example.com by 12noon the day after the race with all
The Sailing Section is required to keep these records for 56 days as
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.
2. *** NEW *** SIGN-OFF BY RADIO MUST HAPPEN AT THE END OF EVERY RACE.
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.
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
The MBBCSS Handbook 2019 is primarily a reference document for MBBCSS members participating in bay and ocean aquatic events generally and pennant racing specifically.
Moreton Bay Boat Club Sailing Section handbook: MBBCSSS Handbook 2019 R4
Moreton Bay Boat Club Sailing Section Racing Area: Race Area Moreton Bay 2016
Moreton Bay Boat Club Sailing Section Race Courses: Race Courses
Moreton Bay Boat Club Sailing Section SAGS and WAGS & TWI Sailing Instructions: SAGS & WAGS Sailing Instructions 2019-R5
We are a friendly group of sports people committed to encouraging new participants to take up sailing and enabling those already involved in yacht racing to get the most out of their sport.
We hope you enjoy the site and please feel free to use the Sailing Enquiry page for more information or if you would like to experience sailing. For membership see the Sailing Membership page to join up.
“Actively promoting friendly competitive club and interclub sailing in Moreton Bay and beyond. Encouraging business involvement and all new entrants to the sport”
We are located on Bird O’Passage Parade, Scarborough overlooking a 118 berth marina. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly reception staff.
Welcome to the Sailing Section of Moreton Bay Boat Club, we are a diverse group of members with interests in a wide range of boats and sailing from RL24 enthusiasts to Sydney Hobart and inter country capable racers. Our vision is to encourage all sailing enthusiasts (and those that want to know more about the sport) to participate with us in yacht racing in a friendly and outward looking club.
To illustrate our commitment to our vision the Moreton Bay Boat Club – Sailing Section mission statement is“Actively promoting friendly competitive club and interclub RRS sailing in Moreton Bay and beyond. Encouraging business involvement and all new entrants to the sport”.
Our fleet is growing rapidly and is testament to our high standards of conduct and friendly club spirit.
Facilities are located on Moreton Bay Boat Club premises at Scarborough in Redcliffe, Brisbane and provide easy access to our warm sailing waters year round; either inside the sheltered waters of Moreton Bay to Gold Coast or beyond to the Great Barrier Reef. Enabling new entrants to the sport we have a learn to sail programme for adults and children and a wide range of sailors across all age groups who are willing to buddy up with new members to help them find their way round and meet other club members and share their skills.
Our section also has members who are committed to running the races. We have a full sailing race program supported by these enthusiastic and experienced members from a diverse background of yacht racing. MBBC Sailing provides assistance to members wishing to become involved in the organisation of these races including RRS rules workshops, safety training and access to nationally recognised certificates in yacht racing management.
To promote fairness and standardisation of our racing both within the club and nationally our section uses the latest premier yacht race handicapping and race management software tools available. The recent substantial purchase and ongoing support of this feature is made possible by kind donation from within our membership.
Before starting your trip, get the most up to date marine forecast from the Bureau of Meteorology.
Do the ‘5 Vital Weather Safety Checks’ when planning your boating trip:
- Warnings current for your boating area
- Weather conditions affecting safe navigation and comfort
- Wind conditions
- Wave conditions
- Tide times
Read more information about how to use the five vital weather safety checks.
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