History of Broome Sailing Club

2012 Sailing Season

At the 2012 AGM a Committee was voted in:

  • Commodore Miranda Dibdin
  • Vice Commodore Phil Cox
  • Rear Commodore Sarah Liddiard
  • Secretary Frank Burgess
  • Treasurer John Kennedy

2012 was another successful year for BSC, with good fleet sizes and most competive racing. In addition we took deliverly of six Pacers for our Training Centre fleet, which have proved very popular.

                 

20/05/12 Sailors get back on water - The West Australian

17/12/12 Team claims double victory as club enjoy first races of wet season - The West Australian

29/12/12 Stan Best of the dry sailors - The West Australian

02/02/13 Newcomers get a shock introduction to the sea - The West Australian

2011 Sailing Season

At the 2011 AGM a Committee was voted in:

  • Commodore Miranda Dibdin
  • Vice Commodore Phil Cox
  • Rear Commodore Sarah Liddiard
  • Secretary John Kennedy
  • Treasurer Carol Kennedy

                        

After much fund raising through Raffles, grants and sponsorship, BSC's new RIB Rescue Boat (a Rapid 370) arrived in April in time for the first race of the season.

In this sailing year BSC set up as a Yachting Australia Training Centre (aka YATC) with Sarah Liddiard as Principle. This has encouraged a resurgence in memberships with (only part way through the season) 25 adult and 6 junior/youth members, with an additional 6 non-member adults taking part in training.

  The Broome Advertiser 14 April 2011

29/08/2011 Strong winds test sailors - The West Australian 

2010 Sailing Season

At the 2010 AGM a Committee was voted in:

  • Commodore Miranda Dibdin
  • Vice Commodore Phil Cox
  • Rear Commodore Sarah Liddiard
  • Secretary John Kennedy
  • Treasurer Carol Kennedy

During the 2010 Sailing Season BSC found it exceedingly difficult to get members and the membership went down to a very disappointing 13 adult and 2 junior/youth members.

2009 Sailing Season

At the 2009 AGM a Committee was voted in:

  • Commodore Sandy Ogg
  • Vice Commodore Miranda Dibdin
  • Rear Commodore Phil Cox
  • Secretary John Kennedy
  • Treasurer Carol Kennedy

During the 2009 Sailing Season BSC had 18 adult and 21 junior/youth members.

2008 Sailing Season

At the 2008 AGM a Committee was voted in:

  • Commodore Sandy Ogg
  • Vice Commodore Miranda Dibdin
  • Rear Commodore Jaye Martin
  • Secretary John Kennedy
  • Treasurer Carol Kennedy

In April 2008 BSC was donated a rescue boat by Broome Surf Life Saving Club:

Sunday 13th April - HANDOVER OF RESCUE BOAT

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BROOME ADVERTISER, Thursday, April 17, 2008 (by Chris Hingston)

A NEW rescue boat donated to the Broome Sailing Club saw active duty for the first time last weekend patrolling the waters at the c1ub’s family fun day and giving the occasional joyride.

The rescue boat was donated by the Broome Surf Club last week­end and will provide the Sailing Club with their first rescue boat. Commodore Sandy Ogg said the Sailing Club was grateful for the gift. “We haven’t had a rescue boat before and the surf club very kindly donated us one,” she said. She also thanked regional man­ager for APT Kimberley Wilderness Adventures Phil Cox, who donated funding for an engine and safety equipment for the boat.

Broome Surf Club patrol captain Ric Cockman said his club supported the idea of mutual cooperation with local clubs. “Instead of selling the boat for funding we decided to give it up to help a new club starting up,” he said. “The idea is it is nice when club’s work together to support each other. It is a struggle out there to do it on your own,” Cockman said.

Sailing Club secretary John Kennedy will man the rescue boat, putting his skills from the Broome Volunteer Rescue Group to use. Commodore Ogg said the sailing club had grown hugely in its second year and was expecting to have 15-20 boats this season. Races get underway May 4

During the 2008 Sailing Season BSC had 22 adult and 14 junior/youth members.

Sailing Comes back to Broome - March 2007

At the 2007, inaugural, AGM a Committee was formed with the following make-up:

  • Commodore Justin Bellanger - NB: Justin submitted his resignation in June (due unexpected work move) and was succeeded by Sandy Ogg
  • Vice Commodore Sandy Ogg
  • Rear Commodore Jaye Martin
  • Secretary John Kennedy
  • Treasurer Kylie Hawke

In the lead up to AGM and the sailing season a whole bunch of active and committed sailors under the effective leadership of Justin Bellanger got together to reintroduce club sailing to Broome.  This was their publicity release for The Broome Advertiser: 

The club also held an inaugural Regatta this year, with the following report in the Broome Advertiser;

During the 2007 Sailing Season BSC had 28 adult and 22 junior/youth members.

Before Broome Sailing Club .....

However, there has been a sailing club before in Broome:

To get an idea of the type of activities that were going on at the time, click here to view the Minutes of the December 1994 Annual General Meeting.

After many trials and tribulations, by 2002 the organisers finally gave up trying to sustain Broome Yacht Club, and all the club funds (the princely sum of $27,670.38) were transferred to Broome Volunteer Sea Rescue Group to significantly aid in the purchase of a new rescue boat for that group.