21/07/2017 - Commodores Blog - Issue #1 - July 2017

Hi Everyone!

The 2017 - 2018 season is nearly upon us. Hope you are ready.

Some up coming events:

August 12 - we will have our own little boat show and a BBQ plus working bee at the club. This is a great opportunity to display your class and maybe possibly upgrade your boat!

August 26 The Heart Starter - time to dust of the cobwebs and find out what you have forgotten over the break. Keep an eye on this space something special is planned for this day

Over winter a couple of members braved the cold and sailed the Brass Monkey while the Sweeneys took on the fleet at the youth titles in Brisbane. Doogie is currently competing in the Hobie 14 Worlds over in the Netherlands and we look forward to seeing how he and the other Australians go. Some of our friends from Vincentia are also competing in the Wildcat Worlds.

Have a squiz at our new look calendar we have added some more longer races and merged the Pointscore into one series decided on personal handicap. It can be found in the files section of our facebook page i.e. or on this website i.e. While you are there don't forget to download your membership form and JOIN THE CLUB. HINT HINT NON BLOODY SUBTLE HINT.

The upcoming season is looking pretty exciting. Early indications are of:
3 Hobie 14s
15 plus Hobie 16s
3 Hobie 18s at least
2 Formula boats at least
2 Wetas
2 A Class
and 1 Fat Boy Turbo

Time to polish the Machine.....

Written By: Andrew Nelson

20/05/2017 - AGM and Presentation season 2016/2017

Apart from a few yearly reports to be posted when they become available, that's pretty much a wrap for season 2016/2017.

On behalf of all PBSC members, thank you to the outgoing committee of Richard Lacey, Andrew Nelson, Anthony Duchatel, Michael Henman, Regina Renfree and Darren Schmidt All those hours you put in throughout the year paved the way for a very successful season.

Congratulations and welcome to the incoming committee for season:

Commodore - Andrew Nelson
Vice Commode - Richard Lacey
Treasurer - Anthony Duchatel
Secretary - Michael Henman and Regina Renfree
Race Secretary - TBA
Media - TBA
Youth Representative - TBA

We wish you all the best of luck for season 2017/2018.

Prize winners for season 2016/2017 were;

Club Championships:

1st Anthony Duchatel and Evelyn Curtis
2nd Darren Schmidt and Barbara Klampfer
3rd Peter (Doogie) McDougall

Series 1 Handicap:

1st Andrew Nelson
2nd Trevor Gourlay
3rd Michael Henman and Regina Renfree

Series 2 Pointscore:

1st Andrew Nelson
2nd Rob and Nathan Weiss
3rd James and Ashley Butler

H16 Combined Series 1 & 2:

1st Andrew Nelson
2nd Rob and Nathan Weiss
3rd Michael Henman and Regina Renfree

Miscellaneous Combined Series 1 &2:

1st Darren Schmidt and Barbara Klampfer
2nd Denis and Gavin Williams

Weta Cup:

1st Peter DuRoss
2nd Martin Cross

Steve Kiely Memorial Trophy (Marathon):

Martin Cross

Capsize Award:

Denis and Gavin Williams

Most Improved Team:

Phil Malcolm and Anna Hill

Youth Team Award:

Jake and Tess Sweeney

Most Improved Crew:

Caitlyn Bell

Club Person of the Year:

Richard Lacey

Appreciation Awards:

Trevor Gourlay
Alicia Rhoda

Appreciation Award for Continued Support of Club Championship Races:

John Goldsmith and Kerry Holmes

Most Fun in the Sun Award:

Dave, Megan and Hayley Fisher

Written By: Trevor Gourlay

05/11/2016 - Australian Sailing Awards

Olympic medallists Tom Burton and Lisa Darmanin have taken top honours at the 2016 Australian Sailing Awards, held in Sydney on Saturday night, along with the entire record-breaking Australian Paralympic Sailing Team.

Tom Burton was named Male Sailor of the Year after winning Laser Olympic Gold in Rio in one of the most exciting and nail-biting final races of the Games. He sailed the race of his life, using tactical prowess to move up the standings into first place to claim Australia’s only gold medal of the 2016 Games.

"I’ve definitely watched it a few times,” Tom Burton said of his Rio 2016 medal race. "Most of the race I was in bronze medal position. I look back and think - how did that happen?!"
“Now that I have had time to think about the whole race, there were so many parts that needed to link together to make the result happen.

“No one has gone back to back gold in the Laser so that’s the goal. I’ve got my eye on Tokyo”, Tom said.

Leading into Rio, Burton won bronze at the 2015 World Championships, bronze at the 2015 Rio Test Event and gold at two World Cups in 2015. His finish at the top of the podium in Rio was the culmination of many years of hard work.

Female Sailor of the Year was awarded to Lisa Darmanin who, together with her cousin Jason Waterhouse, won the Silver medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Nacra 17 Class. Their success on the water was exceptional in this highly competitive class, which made its Olympic debut.

“The last four years have been amazing and Rio was incredible”, said Lisa.

"It’s been two months since I got home and I haven’t stopped talking about sailing to everyone. I am still reliving it over and over.
“I think we will be back in Tokyo 2020 aiming to win gold”, Lisa added.

The pair’s success built, winning the Rio Test Event and the Weymouth Sailing World Cup and finishing second at the 2015 World Championships. They won silver at the 2016 Miami Sailing World Cup and posted top five results in major events in the lead up to Rio.

Written By: Trevor Gourlay