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