Sandgate Yacht Club

The drowning of two sailors from a capsized boat competing in an ad hoc event on 11 November 1911 near the mouth of the Brisbane River initiated community action and a public meeting. The Sandgate Yacht Club was formed to formalise sailing on Bramble Bay. Sandgate Yacht Club, founded on the 14th February 1912 is the oldest established boating club in Sandgate and one of the oldest sailing clubs in Queensland. The club is located at Allpass Parade in Shorncliffe, on the northern banks of Cabbage Tree Creek. Regular races occur every second Sunday during the season and consist of Flying Fifteens and 505's. Races are typically held out the front of Nudgee Beach, just to the south of the Cabbage Tree Creek entrance.

  Sailing day at Sandgate.  Image No: 54060

  Sandgate Sailing Club, 1922.  Image No: 99633

  Cabbage Tree Creek, Sandgate, ca. 1925.  Image No: 196385


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