End of season but not end of Sailing

Though the competition season has ended until August - it's not the end of sailing at Big River.  The Ancient (and not so ancient) Mariners will still be sailing on Friday afternoons all through winter and some Saturday afternoons as well so come along for a social sail.


 Annual Regatta report

Over 50 sports boats, catamarans, skiffs, trailer sailors and monohulls gathered at Harwood for the Annual Regatta over the weekend of the 4th and 5th March. Sailors came from as far as Lake Macquarie, Brisbane and Tamworth to join in the great sailing, fabulous food and meeting old and new friends.

The long passage race on Saturday from Harwood to Iluka was with a balmy  breeze assisted by a run out tide - conditions that had everyone under control, no capsizes or breakages, an easy day out for the rescue boat crews.

That turned on its head on Sunday as the afternoon sea breeze built to a steady 15 knots for the two short course races in the club racing area.  The tight racing in wavy waters had everyone on their game, and the inevitable swim for a few.

There were a lot of happy sailors after a fabulous weekend, especially the division winners:

Sports boats - Jim and Joe O'Keeffe;

Yachts/trailables - Steve Stoker and crew

Skiffs - Barry and Daniel Bradford

Cats - Phil Homan

Nacra 4.5s - Dave Bowler

Monos - Graham Hams

OK Dinghy - Mark Skelton

Laser 4.7 and Junior - Ollie Arthur-Andrews


Some great photos on our facebook page and www.cvindependent.com.au

Upcoming Events

 Presentation Night

Saturday 4th June

Maclean Services Club

Drinks from 5:30pm Dinner 6:00pm

RSVP - Hariet before 28th May



   Ancient (and not so ancient) Mariners sail on Friday afternoons




Single Handed    22/23 October 2016

Bridge to Breakers   5/6 November 2016

Committee and contacts

Neil Hawkins is no longer a member of Big River Sailing Club and can make no representation on behalf of the club.

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BRSC Ancient Mariners

A group of like minded BRSC members meet regularly on a Friday and Saturday to yarn about matters nautical, and for social sailing.

Click here to access the Ancient Mariners blog,  

Racing Rules of Sailing

Regardless of the sport there are rules of some description and sailing is no exception, however the Racing Rules of Sailing are not as easily learnt or understood as perhaps in other sports. The following links are good sources of information for anyone wanting to know more (which should be all of us!).

Rules Game

RRS Blog