Welcome to the Townsville Sailing Club

What's on this weekend
This Sunday the 12th is our next adventure race, because of the tides being high at 4pm we plan to start the race a little later in the day. Briefing will be at 12 noon and the race start will be 1300. Make sure you are at the briefing to hear the course. All I can say right now is it starts at the pool and finishes on the rigging lawn.
The rostered crew are beach crew, we will not need to launch the big boats, the ribs will be enough for on the water (weather dependant), so most volunteers will needed on the beach. If you are able to volunteer in any position send a quick email to club tsvsailing@gmail.com.au to get onto the roster.
If people come early feel free to rig and enjoy the day sailing early, the ribs will be available to any qualified member to take out from 8am.

Junior Greenfleet is on Sunday from 8:00am

Please email to townsvillesailingclub@gmail.com to confirm you are attending Greenfleet.

2015 Race Calendar is here 

Thinking of improving your sailing?

2015 Discover Sailing Courses here


NQ Interschool Teams Championships

The finals round was held in Townsville on the 28th and 29th March with school teams competing from Whitsundays, Townsville, Cairns and the Atherton Tablelands. At the end of 36 races the 4 top teams were only one or two races apart and a countback on placings decided Atherton Blitz were to hold up the Championship Shield with Trinity Anglican School second. Well done to all the students and big thank you to all the wonderful volunteers. Please contact John de Rooy on 0418 980 644 or email nqssc@outlook.com if you know of any schools or students wanting to get involved in sailing.

Team sailing 




Message from Tilley Pain our new Commodore

Welcome back to another year of sailing. I would like to introduce myself to those who do not know me.This year the new committee will continue to operationalise the Strategic Plan commissioned by the previous committee under the commodore-ship of Jim Barsi. We will focus on Strategic Goals 3. Increase participation 4.Promote awareness of sailing and the club 5.Develop revenue streams

 Several of the strategic goals have already been acheived through the Discover Sailing program. Most notably

 - regular youth and adult learn to sail classes

 - retention strategy via junior and adult Greenfleet

 - Discover Sailing days to promote the club and recruit new members.

The increased revenue from these activities allows us to pay for the maintenance and upgrading or our boats, Admin Officer and Instructors (However, only some of the instructors are paid). The payment allows our junior members to gain an income instead of working at MacDonalds and gives them valuable experience which may one day translate into a career path.

New  Discover Sailing activities you can expect to see in 2015 include a Tackers program, Women's program and Active Schools. It is going to be a busy year, so come along and enjoy your club and support our activities. A great way to start supporting is to come down this weekend and volunteer for the School Teams Events.

See you on the water soon.  Kind regards,  Tilley

 The teams and their skippers currently are:

  • Discover Sailing – Jarrod Cook;
  • School Teams Sailing – John de Rooy;
  • Junior Activities and Events – Josh Claus;
  • 2015 Tasar Australian Championship – Alex Kostin;
  • 2015 Sprint Regatta – Michael Guinea;
  • 2015 Sail Townsville – John Byrne.


The Australian Tasar Championships are coming to Townsville in September 2015. Download the Notice of Race here

Your TSC Committee




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Club Handbook Available below...



Discover Sailing

Courses now available throughout the year - Adult weekend intensive courses, Junior courses (with different age groups available) throughout each term and Holiday courses which also include other activities as well (beach cricket, soccer in the park and our normal Learn to Sail course).  ......register now......

All courses are available at this link - at the bottom of the page in the "Upcoming Events" with the Discover Sailing & relevant age group in the heading.


Registration is within each event (online) - payment is via the payments page on our website.




Volunteer Position Name/s  Contact Details
Commodore Tilley Pain  email ph.0429 058 195
Club Patron John Byrne  email ph.0427 166 248
Sailing Captain Scott McInerney   email ph.0416 547 644
Junior Captain (Under 19)    
Parents Representative Josh Claus   email ph. 0410 104 471
Volunteer/Roster Manager    
Discover Sailing Principal Jarrod Cook   email ph. 0419 706 667
Discover Sailing Admin    
Venue Coordinator    
Canteen Coordinator  Pam de Rooy  email ph. 0419 254 844
Facilities & Equipment Coordinator    
Admin Assistant  Christine Franklin  email
Sail Townsville Coordinator  John Byrne  email ph.0427 166 248
Regattas Mick Guinea email ph. 0402 071 479
Website/Communications Coordinator John de Rooy  email ph. 0418 980 644
Marketing/PR Coordinator    
Class Coordinators
Sabot Coordinator Josh Claus  email ph. 0410 104 471
Laser Coordinator    
Tasar Coordinator Alex Kostin   email ph. 0407 646 030
505 Coordinator    
Cat Coordinator  Mick Guinea  email ph. 0402 071 479



Club Handbook for Members

Sailing Instructions


Volunteer Information

Members helping with club events can find information here:


Strategic and Operational Plan

2011 - 2016 Strategic and Operational Plan:


Club History









Notice Board


 NQ Sabot Association

51st Sabot nationals are over

52nd are being held at 

Wangi Wangi

So get your boat ready :)



2015 Race Calendar

Discover Sailing

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