Social Sailing


Ahoy sailors! Come join the crew at to sail Sunday away on Redcliffe’s beautiful bay! Whether you’re an experienced sailor or have never been on a boat before, there will be something for you!  This social sailing is going to be awesome, make sure you don’t miss out!

Social sailing is geared towards all members regardless of skill level, you and your friends can casually learn to sail as you explore what Moreton bay has to offer! It is a great introduction to the sport. UQ Sailing has several experienced members organising and running it to ensure a safe day out on the water.

  • Transport to and from the UQ Pool if you need it. There’s no bus – its a carpool with one of our friendly exec:)
  • Boats and experienced skippers
  • All safety gear
  • Insurance

We may also go out for dinner and/or drinks following social sailing, so it’s advisable you’re prepared for that and bring a change of clothes!

Those attending should bring the following items:

  • A hat
  • A towel
  • Shoes or Thongs (You don’t mind getting wet)
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen
  • Swim gear
  • Dry clothes to change into after the day
  • Packed lunch or money to buy lunch

If you want a lift to Humpybong Yacht Club meet us at the UQ pool at 8.30am. If you are driving yourself meet us at Humpybong Yacht Club at 9:30am.

If you have not already done so in the past, you must complete a swim assessment before attending the event. You can do so for free at the UQ pool on any Tuesday or Thursday between 10am-12pm or on any Sunday between 1pm – 2pm. This is a compulsory requirement for all UQ water sports, and requires you to swim 400m (untimed) and tred water for 2 minutes supervised by a lifeguard. Please be aware, if you have not done the swim assessment, you are not allowed to sail. Once you have completed it, please provide your details here:

A confirmation email with further details will be sent out the afternoon/evening before the sail day. Please be patient when waiting for confirmation as spaces can sometimes be limited and weather conditions have to be taken into consideration.

No experience is necessary we have experienced skippers who attend and are more than happy to show you the ropes.

Weather can rapidly change on the day, and social sailing may need to be cut short or cancelled if we cannot safely go sailing.

We are taking all precautions to ensure our event is COVID Safe. We are in constant communication with UQ Sport and taking all recommendations from QLD Health. If you have been asked to isolate, are experienced covid symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has, please contact the exec and do not attend the event. Please read the UQ Sport Covid Statement available here:

As part of our COVID-Safe plan we ask that you:

  • Bring your own equipment, such as a towel, water bottle, and sunscreen
  • If you can make your own way to the sailing club, please do. If you can’t, no stress! We will organize a car pool.
  • If you have flu symptoms or have been in contact with someone who has or is suspected to have COVID-19 please notify executives and do not attend the event.
  • If you become sick after the event, you must notify executives as soon as possible.
  • In general, practice good hygiene and social distancing at all times.

Social sailing is only available to members, so make sure you are signed in and have a current membership to sign up! If you are not a member or your membership has expired you can join the team here!!

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Additional information


3rd August


I need a lift & will meet at the UQ pool at 8.30am, I am able to drive others & will meet at the UQ Pool at 8:30, I will drive myself for the full day session & cannot drive others

Swim Assessment

I have done the swim assessment at the UQ Pool in the past (essential to come sailing), I will do a UQ Sport Swim Assesment before Social Sailing (we will check)


I would like group lunch (usually pizza or fish&chips), I will bring my own food