Sailing Club News / Aquatic COVID Plan

5th September 2020

Hi Everyone,
What a great day ten boats from BISC had out on Deception Bay on Saturday.  The wind was very fickle to start with but picked up nicely during the day.  It was the first time out in the Bay for some of us and it was quite an experience!
Our thanks to Barry Colson for acting as PRO and organizing the whole thing and also to Brian Night, who supplied and operated the support boat, at no cost to the club.
It was great to have the support boat as back up.
Thank you to John Ennis for calculating the race results as promptly as ever.
Finally, thanks to last year’s committee for promoting the idea of getting out on the Bay again, hopefully we can build this event into our calendar on a regular basis.
Happy Sailing!
Jim Thomson – Commodore





11th July 2020



29th June 2020 

2020 BISC 3rd Sailing Regatta now open for Programme Information and Registration Forms  2nd-3rd-4th October 2020,  Bribie Island Passage.

BISC Regatta Programme 2020              BRIBIE ISLAND REGATTA ENTRY FORM 2020


14th June 2020

All BISC Club Sailing Events and Activities to Re-Commence as from 10th July 2020.

Authorized by QLD Goverment and Australia Sailing.

Covid guidelines will be drawn up and circulated before our start date.


27th April 2020

Hi All,

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


April 2020   BISC   T Shirts & Pennants available for Sale. 

Contact Club Secretary email:

Shirts  Quote size Required:   $37 each + $8.50 for Name of Boat

Pennants  Double Sided + Straps: $35 each





April  2020   Australia Sailing Article

A.S. Staying Safe this Easter



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 – see drop down box – Full Events Calendar Spreadsheet )