TSS Sailing Club
The new TSS River Centre on the banks of the Nerang River provides the best
sailing facility available to school students in Queensland. The school has a
long history in sailing with over thirty State, National and World Championship
winners and offers students at the school an opportunity to learn the basic
skills, through to racing and competition within the Queensland Schools
community. The sports program at the school offers sailing in Term 1 and 4 and
high performance opportunities throughout the year.
The Start Sailing
program is open to all year groups and the first intake is for Prep students
coordinated by Mr Massey. These sessions run on selected afternoons or on
The Better Sailing
group is for students who have completed the Start Sailing course and wish to
become involved in Racing. These run after school with internal competitions on
selected Saturdays throughout 1st and 4th term with an
opportunity for selection into a lower team to represent the club.
Squad competes locally and travels to regattas, the focus of the program being
the Term 4 Fleet Racing series held in Brisbane. This is a selective program
open to Elite sailors who have displayed high standards through the school
program or elsewhere. From this squad students are picked for the school Open
Representative team to compete at inter-school level.
is available to those students and club members who own their own boats and
compete at regional, state or national level. The shed currently includes
several Lasers, Optimists and 29ers and students are encouraged to look into
boat ownership at the conclusion of the Better Sailing Program. Open Practice is
currently offered on Thursday afternoon.
The school also offers sailing in year 7-9 HPE lessons and this is open to boys
who may have other commitments on a Saturday. This is an excellent opportunity
to learn the basic skills and hopefully join the racing program at a later date.
TSS Coaching Structure
The TSS Sailing Club program is run under the auspices of Yachting Australia©
and is an accredited Discover Sailing Centre, this makes TSS unique in Australia
as a training facility.
Our coaches understand that children have different goals with regards to their
sailing. These range from sailing for enjoyment, as a challenge, and towards the
preparation for club, regional, State or National competition. All sailors are
valued equally in the TSSSC Program and are treated as such. As coaches we
understand that we have the potential to influence and enrich a young person’s
life and that Sailing provides an opportunity for lifelong participation and
For further information please contact Director of Sailing Mr Lowe or the Prep
Sailing Co-ordinator Mr Massey
Program Guide for
Students and Parents
Term 1 Training Schedule