Tuesday, December 16


Brisbane Sailing Squadron

126 Quay Street

Bulimba, QLD 4171


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TSCQ Susie McCarthy Memorial Race

November 22nd & 23rd.

Manly to Sand Hills, Moreton Island


By tscq, Nov 16 2014 04:07AM

This trophy honours a much loved former club member who enjoyed sailing to the Sandhills. This year’s event is on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 November, with the combined times for the two days used to decide the winner of the trophy. The inaugural winner in 2012 was Evergreen. Last year’s event was cancelled due to strong winds.

The Saturday race is from Manly to the Big Sandhills on Moreton Island, with staggered start times commencing from 10.40am at the Manly leads. Race briefing will be in the carpark near the public boat ramp just before 10am. Any boats wishing to cruise over should consider starting before 10.30am, but they can sail over in their own time.

We will be arriving at Moreton Island on a low tide so be prepared to move closer to the beach as the tide comes in (low tide at about 3.30pm). The high tide on Sunday morning at about 9:45am is higher than the evening high tide, so getting off the beach shouldn't be a problem.

Sunday’s race back will start between 9.30am and 10am when all boats are ready, as long as there is sufficient wind at this time. There will be an informal briefing after breakfast. Cruisers can return at their leisure.

There are no facilities at the Sandhills, just a lovely beach and the giant sand dunes. Be prepared to use the toilet on your boat or to go bush with a small shovel. Some refreshments will be provided by the club, but you should bring some drinks and nibbles for the usual get together. Folding chairs are optional. You can cook and eat on your boat, or on the beach. It is possible to camp behind the beach in a small tent if you wish.

Hope to see lots of boats out for this popular weekender.

By tscq, Oct 25 2014 09:33PM

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity! Wivenhoe Dam is a great venue for trailer sailers. If you haven’t been there before, the TSCQ event on Sunday 16 November is a great chance, or come Saturday and stay overnight too. All comers are welcome, you don’t have to be a TSCQ member.

Some of us will just come on Sunday (it is only an hour from Brisbane) but most of us will come on Saturday or even Friday and “camp” at Lumley Hill. Be quick if you want to book a campsite – there are not many left because for some it is a long weekend with the G20 in Brisbane. We launch at the Captain Logan Inlet public boat ramp off Hay Road via Brisbane Valley Highway. You can leave your car and trailer there or drive around to your campsite.

It can be great fun just exploring the lake so coming Saturday is a good idea. The dam is currently more than 83% full - anything more than 50% is fine. Motors are allowed but if you use it for more than getting in to or away from the ramp it should be a four stroke or direct injection two stroke. I have rarely needed to use a motor as I have found it is easy to sail to and from the ramp. There is a gentle grassy bank along the water’s edge beside the ramp and there are no waves or tide to worry about.

There are no rocks, coral or nasty sand bars but depending on where you explore there could be a submerged fence post or two. You don’t need to wash the salt off later. The scenery is stunning and the bird life amazing.

There is a $15 fee for a permit to launch your boat and a camping fee for staying overnight. You don’t need to worry about the boating permit until you arrive. When you get there follow the signs to the Logan Camp Office to get the permit and then go to the ramp. You are not supposed to sleep on your boat which is why you need to book a campsite. If you plan to sleep on your boat it is a good idea to anchor it close to the campsite and pitch a small tent anyway. You should book and pay for the campsite by phone on 54264729. You can book any site at Lumley Hill or Captain Logan Camp but I prefer Lumley Hill with a site close to the water’s edge. More information is available at seqwater.com.au

We will have a cruise/race on Sunday starting around 11 am (probably a staggered start) at a yellow buoy out from Lumley Hill. We usually sail a clockwise course around three white drum buoys down the lake toward the dam wall and back to the yellow buoy to finish. Be prepared to take your own time. If there is wind it is not a long race/cruise so there is plenty of time for swimming or exploring the lake before sailing back to the ramp.

See you there.


By tscq, Sep 20 2014 10:39PM

An Archive page has now been added to the website and can be accessed from the menu to the left.

The Archive page contains results and newletters from previous years and additional content from days gone by will be added as time permits.

The old 'Results' button will continue to provide quick access to the most recent results and has been renamed to 'Latest Results'.

By tscq, Aug 12 2014 10:56AM

The Trailer Sailer club of Queensland invites you to the AGM / Presentation night on

Saturday the 23rd of Augustus.

Come and enjoy a night with drinks, dinner and friends and find out who performed well on the water, who did not and who was there just to have a good time.

You are all welcome from 7:00 pm at Cuttlefish Cafe in Manly.

Please bring your family, friends and crew.

RSVP president@tscq.com or 0424672920 by Monday 18 th Augustus.

By tscq, Jul 11 2014 10:23AM

The 3-Island Race has been postponed until the end of the year (probably November), so you won't find it on the TSCQ calender until the new date is announced.

By tscq, Jun 24 2014 07:00PM

Don't forget the President's Cup is being sailed this coming Sunday from Raby Bay. We're hoping for a good turn out so make sure your boat is ready and you've got the winter woolies ready to put on!

By tscq, Jun 20 2014 11:48PM

With a new webmaster comes a new website! With Kev Read retiring from TSCQ the webmaster duty has been taken up by Neil Finlayson (Best By Farr). The new website doesn't rely on knowing HTML code to keep it updated so should be easier for others to take over in the future.

There will be some things that look different but hopefully the new features now available (such as this blog, which you can leave comments to) will make the change worthwhile.

Feel free to email photos or stories to be added to the website and we'll try to keep the content updated as much as possible.

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