The Club dates
back to the early days of the 1920s when Herald Island was
known as Pine Island, a popular harbour cruise and picnic
destination, this was before to the causeway was built.
At that time it was a very active sailing and boating club,
but it went into decline and was dormant for a several years.
A number of like
minded boaties, from the now Herald Island, sailing an assortment
of keel yachts, together with a number of motor boat skippers,
regenerated the Club with socialising, family fun, and competition
being the main aims,
grew the members, with blood sweat and tears, built a small
boat jetty complex next to the original HeraldIsland
wharf with a proposed club room to be built on the wharf
Unfortunately the original adjoining wharf was burnt down,
the destruction being total. The club set aside the building
of a club room to underwrite the reconstruction of the destroyed
wharf using club members as labour.
On completion the new wharf was handed over to the Herald
Island residents and a community trust was formed.
At the present time the club has a fleet of keel yachts
ranging from 20ft to 38ft, of different styles and years,
challenging the waters of the upper harbour, and averaging
around six to eight boats, or more, a race. Making an interesting
for our handicapper.
The motor boat member numbers have declined over the years,
but the ones we have are alive and very active.
Included are a couple of photos, one of the old wharf that
burnt down, some of the club boats in action, and our members
at a family Xmas dinner and prize giving.