National 125 Sailing Association

Queensland NEWS and EVENTS

2018 North Queensland Titles

In just over a months time, the Queensland 125 Association will be hosting the 2018 North Queensland Titles in Townsville in conjungtion with the Townsville Sailing Club. We would love to see as many boats there as possible supporting local sailing and the Townsville Sailing Club. Please get in contact with the association for any further information. 



Humpybong Sailing Club WinterBash 2018

On the 28th and 29th of July, four of the Queensland 125 Fleet participated in the annual Humpybong Sailing Club WinterBash in preparation for our upcoming Nationals held at the Club. With not much wind around, all four crews showed incredible determination to finish all the courses, especially the marathon race on Sunday, a whopping 22km race, and kept up with the strong fleet of lasers. All crews had a wonderful time and cannot wait to spend time down at the club at the end of the year. 

Results are below:
1st Place: Pigs In Space Too - Chris Mann and Luke Johnson
2nd Place: "J" - Peter Mann and Alexa Mann
8th Place: After Thought - Hayden Barney and Keely Strauss
13th Place: Nikita - Natarsha Moloney and Megan Strauss
3 Can Bash - Pigs In Space Too - Chris Mann and Luke Johnson
Highest Finishing Female Skipper - Natarsha Moloney

Thanks to Humpybong Sailing Club for hosting a wonderful regatta. We can't wait for the HumpyBash in October!

2018 125 Nationals Queensland

As we go into the Winter Season it is time to start thinking about the upcoming Nationals being hosted by the QLD 125 Association at Humpybong Sailing Club. Organising an event of the size is not easy and the committee would really appreciate any help you could provide us with. If you are willing to help at all or have any ideas, please contact the association via email or through the associations facebook page, any help is appreciated!

Jason Brewer Memorial Race

Everyone came down on the 16th of November to compete in the Jason Brewer Memorial race. There was a great turn out at Brisbane Sailing Squadron with lots of young and old competitors as well as former 125 sailors making a guest appearance. With a fleet of 12 boats here’s a brief overview of the results:


1st Doug Brewer and Jimmy ‘J’

2nd Jenny Hawgood and Kye Hawgood ‘Waterloo’

3rd Lily Geck and Xanthe Walker ‘Imagine’



1st Josh Cox and Grant Steinback ‘Oddly Enough’

2nd Anika Jovi McCarthy and Jonas Trefeu ‘Feel Good Shift of the Summer’

3rd Dannica Streader and Megan Strauss ‘Machavellian’


Although it was an overcast day, the racing was great and we all had lots of fun! It was an excellent race in preparation for this year’s nationals in QLD! The fleet had raced two weeks prior in the River titles with a competitive fleet of 17 125’s. With the regattas giving an opportunity for additional training and practice it is looking good for QLD at the fast approaching Nationals. 

Lily & Xanthe

Accomodation List for the Upcoming QLD Nationals to be held at Manly !!



Welcome to Manly – home of The Darling Point Sailing Squadron (DPSS).


Situated on the edge of picturesque Moreton Bay the suburbs of Wynnum & Manly are 22km/30 minutes drive or 45 minutes by train from Brisbane City Centre.  The Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast are approximately one hour's drive away on modern highway roads.


The area offers many accommodation options to suit all budgets.  Some of these optons are listed below.



Manly Harbour Backpackers– 45 Cambridge Pde., Manly – Ph 07 3396 3824/1800 800 157

  • Dormitory to motel style accommodation – 5 minute walk to DPSS.


Nestle Inn Tourist Park– 905 Manly Rd., Tingalpa – Ph 07 3390 4404

  • Self contained cabins, powered caravan sites & non powered camping – 10 minutes                         drive to DPSS.


The Manly Hotel– 54 Cambridge Pde., Manly – Ph 07 3249 5999 –

  • Hotel rooms with either ensuite or shared bathroom - tea/coffee facilities.  Meals

available on-site – 5 minute walk to DPSS.


Manly Marina Cove Motel– 578A Royal Esplanade, Manly – Ph  07 3348 1000

  • A ir-conditioned motel rooms, pool & bbq facilites.  Easy walk to shops & restrauants – 10 mintues walk to DPSS.


Shangri-La Gardens– 1969 Wynnum Rd., Wynnum West – Ph 07 3308 5100

  • Air-conditioned motel rooms – pool & restrauant on site.  Easy walk to shops – 10 mintues drive to DPSS.


Waterloo Bay Hotel/Motel– 75 Berrima St., Wynnum – Ph 07 3893 2344

  • Air conditioned motel rooms & serviced apartments – restrauant on site or walk to local shops – 5 minutes drive to DPSS.


Queensport Motel & Tavern– 49 Gosport St., Hemmant – Ph 07 3908 5500

  1. Air conditioned motel rooms with tea/coffee making facilities.  Some meals available on site – 15 minutes drive to DPSS.

441 On The Esplanade– 3/441 Esplanade, Manly – Ph 07 3396 2573/0418 774 167

  1. 2 Fully self contained one bedroom waterfront units – off street parking – 5 minutes walk to DPSS.

Harbourview Apartment Manly– 4/20 Benalla St., Manly - Ph 07 3396 9838

  • Three bedroom apartment with Bay & Island views – air conditioned – sleeps five – 5 minutes walk to DPSS.


Waterfront Escape–  193 Esplanade, Manly -Ph 3393 6802/ 0416 029 422/ 0400 332 848

  • 2 Luxury B & B suites in a modern home – 5 mintues drive to DPSS. 


Wynnum Manly Hideaway– Ph 3348 3583/ 0438 334 835 –

  • Choice of three fully self contained houses – 5-10 minutes drive to DPSS.


Pelicans Nestle Inn– Ph 3396 3214 –

  • Choice of several self contained units & townhouses in the heart of Wynnum – walk to local shops – 5 minutes drive to DPSS.






INFORMATION CENTRE' – PH 07 3348 3524 – www.manlyharbourvillage.comor email to Send Message

List of Accomodation for QLD Nationals in Brisbane 2013-2014

Please see the attached list of accomodation for staying in Manly, Brisbane for anyone traveliing from interstate!!

Any questions feel free to contact Jenny Anderson - Send Message

View: 125'S_ACCOMMODATION.docx

Notice of Race - QLD State Titles 29th -31st March 2013

The Notice of Race has been finalised for the QLD State Titles to be held over the Easter Long Weekend.

Two divisions - OPEN division for the more experienced and B division for sailors without spinnakers or who are competing for the first time.

We are expecting a large fleet so I hope to see you there!!!

Jenny Anderson

QLD 125 assoc secretary

View: 2013_Queensland_125_States NOR.doc

Thanks to the Old Committee

I would like to thank the QLD commitee for their ongoing help in running the association, I would especially like to thank the Anderson Family, the Robba Family, the Steinback the Brewer Family and many others for their ongoing help. A big thankyou to Brenda Steinback who stood down last year as secretary after being in the roll for many years.

As the season is about to kick off if you need any help in getting into 125, give me or a member of the committee a call.

Grant Steinback

QLD President

Queensland 125 Newsletter - Winter 2012

View: QLD125er_June2012.pdf

Queensland 125 Newsletter - March 2012

View: QLD125er_March2012.pdf

Happy New Year 2011

Welcome  to 2011…in Brisbane the year has begun with a devasting flood which has affected homes and businesses throughout the city. Our river club Brisbane Sailing Squadron which is located down the river at Bulimba was untouched. We were very lucky. The attached photo shows the club jetty submerged. This Saturday 29th sees the club begin the year with the sailing of the 5th Club Championship.

No QLD boats made the trip to Perth this year for the Nationals so nothing to report there. However, congratulations to WA for their successful carnival and to all competitors. 

In Queensland we are gearing up for our State Titles in April at Hervey Bay. The competition is going to be HOT… rumour has it that a certain Victorian who was made an honorary QLD years ago will be competing…. stay posted for more updates.

 Jennifer Anderson  (Waterloo 3121)

Come Try Day

0n the 7th of November Darling Point SS is thinking of having a 'Come Try' Day.

To make this a success the committee would like as many boats as possible to come down to help promote the class and club.

Further detials will be provided closer to the date.


Grant Steinback


2010-2011 Season

Welcome to the start of the 2010-2011 sailing season. A few house keeping items, the sailing calenders for both Darling Point SS and Brisbane SS can be found at; 

Darling Point Sailing Squadron

Brisbane Sailing Squadron

Additional association events can be found in the latest newsletter including the Southeast Queensland Titles to be run in conjunction with the 'Battle for Waterloo' hosted by DPSS in early December.

New members are reminded that all boats must have a current measurement certificate to participate in association events. Please contact the President or measurer for details.

All members are reminded that in order to be eligible for entry into association events, they must be members of the QLD 125 Association.


Grant Steinback


View: 2010_July_125er.pdf

Riverfest May 15 & 16th Noosa

125ers are invited to the Noosa Yacht Clubs Riverfest.  See the Notice of Race for more details

View: Riverfest NOR 2010 _1_ _3_.pdf : Notice of Race

February 2010 125er Newsletter

View: 2010 February 125er.pdf

State Titles - Notice of Race

To be held over Easter at Maryborough Sailing Club

View: state titles 2010 notice of race msc.pdf

An article on Jack Anderson from the Wynnum Herald

View: Jack Anderson.pdf

Qld Happenings - October

This season has started out slowly, with fleet numbers being down. 125 fleets are currently racing out of both the Brisbane Sailing Squadron and the Darling Point Sailing Squadron. As always we are keen to see both new and old boats on the water so drag the boat out of the corner in the garage dust her off and come sailing down on the river or bay!

 Early this year the association purchased ‘STARBUG’ sail number 3026, former national championship winning boat for the use of member and potential members. However due to a few years of idle neglect the boat is currently under restoration by John Anderson and myself. It is the aim of the committee to have the boat on the water and available for hire at DPSS for any and all potential members.

 The annual South East Queensland championships is being held in conjunction with the DPSS GRFC regatta. The 125 SEQ titles will be held on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13 of December. A notice of race will be released when the details are finalised.

 If members who currently have ‘project boats’  require assistance, don’t forget that the committee is just an email of phone call away!

 Finally and importantly the South Australian division of the National Executive Committee  (NEC) has called for agenda items for the 2009-2010 national conference. This is where any changes to the constitution and Rules of construction and measurement are voted on. Each state is asked to submit rule changes 8 weeks before the conference. Currently the QLD division has no items to put forward to vote on. For changes to the rules of construction and measurement  2 votes are required to pass an amendment to the rules. There are currently a number of rules up for their second vote. When the agenda is released by the NEC the QLD committee will review the proposed changes and circulate its decision for the members review prior to the NEC conference.

 If you have any questions on any of the items I have discussed please drop me an email or give me a call.

Grant Steinback, QLD State President 


If anyone is interested in building their own GRP 125 from scratch, then all the materials for building a bare hull, ready to rig(eg resin, glass, foam, wood) can be provided as well as my mould to build the boat from. Information and help on building the boat can also be provided. Total price about $1500

Any questions please email me.

John Anderson


Aluminium proven design. 

Supplied with aluminium cheeks and 1.5m aluminium box section to fabricate and assemble rudder box and tiller.  $60

Doug Brewer

  National 125 Association admin