27th April 2020
We have had requests from members to resume sailing. The committee of BISC are in discussions to determine when this can happen.
We can see the Qld Premier has relaxed some rules from May 1, which includes individuals can “ride a boat for pleasure”. We need to confirm how this impacts clubs (as a planned event for larger gatherings) and how we can begin to do a club event in a way which ensures social distancing and whether the club would be breaching the rule of “outings are limited to members of the same household or an individual and one friend”. We also need to ensure we don’t void our insurance if we undertook this activity.
The committee are discussing the question of whether we could hold an event and how we can do this. For example could we receive a start time via email, avoid any briefings or after event races and ensure our members don’t have anyone besides immediate household members or 1 other person onboard.
For now club events at BISC are still on-hold and once we gain clarity on these issues we can inform members.
I will contact Sailing Australia for more information on this.
It seems that individuals could go for sail by themselves, with members of the same household, or one friend and provided you social distance of 1.5 meters between other vessels/people in the passage, it seems possible that individual vessels from our club could go for a sail under a non-club event.
Will keep everyone updated and I am sure we will see some announcements through Australian Sailing and MSQ shortly.
Peter Thurecht Commodore
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April 2020 Australia Sailing Article
April 2020 New red mooring has been installed opposite VMR for use by club members. Location: 27*03.796′ South 153*08.554′ East
April 2020 The club compound has had a facelift with members installing a communal hardstanding area as well as repairing and painting the existing tables & benches.
March 2020 Due to coronavirus restrictions the Bribie Island Sailing Club has had to cancel or postpone all the planned calendar events until further notice. For events later in the year see: (BISC Events Calendar 2020 – drop down box – Full Events Calendar Spreadsheet )