About Keppel Bay Sailing Club

  • 3 great venues

    Keppel Bay Sailing Club offers Central Queensland three great venues to eat, drink and play plus training and sailing facilities for members to enjoy. Within these venues is a range of options for function rooms including the Commodore Room, the Bilge Bar, the Penthouse, Krackers plus The Spinnaker and Clubhouse decks. Each venue offers its own dining options for lunch and dinner and both The Spinnaker and Krackers feature a fabulous gaming lounge. The Spinnaker kids play room is great fun making it a perfect venue for everyone.

Established in 1957, Keppel Bay Sailing Club began with a group of dedicated sailors and volunteers who had a passion for sailing and for the community in which they lived. In 1961, the members agreed it was time to establish a permanent clubhouse and were offered the old skate rink and dance hall, formally located on the existing Clubhouse site.

It was the same year KBSC formed links with Yeppoon Bowls Club to raise funds together to benefit both organisations.

It was to be a synergy that came full circle 45 years later when KBSC purchased the bowls club.

Today, KBSC operate from three venues, The Clubhouse, The Spinnaker and Krackers Bar & Grill while supporting the sports of Sailing and Bowls.

Boasting 14,000 members, Keppel Bay Sailing Club is a not for profit organisation that employs over 100 staff from the local area. The club annually contributes in excess of $53,720 to charitable/welfare organisations, $37,083  in community cash, makes $209,507 in community donations, donates $176,819 in cash for sport and recreation and donates $122,040  to sport and recreation.

To this day the original ethos of the club has remained the same. To pursue engaging more people in more outdoor recreation more often and to support the Capricorn Coast community with a strong comittment to youth initiatives.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joanne Madden

Commodore

Francois Gallais

Vice Commodore

Ron Gall

Director

Karryn Johnson

Director

David Ware

Director

Sandra Byrt

Director

Cameron Stickley

Director

Denis Cook

Appointed Director (12 months)

SAILING COMMITTEE

Francois Gallais

Vice Commodore

Damian Bryt

Rear Commodore

Leise Childs

Committee

Chris Callard

Committee

Brett Holly

Committee

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Julie Strudwick

Manager

Mick Rodgers

Facilities

Dean Furber

Operations