Bruce A.





Organizer since:

April 9, 2011


I am the founder of Melbourne Sailing Club

Please describe your level of sailing experience as either yacht owner, very experienced, some experience, or beginner. Please describe the types of yachts you have sailed on in the past or the yacht you currently own.

I am an experience ocean sailor. I’ve sailed a few Sydney Hobart’s in a Davidson 34, much cruising and racing in Bass Straight, a year cruising the South Pacific in a Cape Barron Goose 36 and a year sailing 20ers in Austria.

What type of sailing do you prefer? Racing, cruising and racing or just cruising. What types of yachts do you prefer? Dingy, trailer sailer, small keelboat, large keelboat, all yachts.

I like cruising and racing but most of all I like it when yacht owners join this group and take people sailing.

Weight is crucial in some racing yachts. What is your estimated weight in kilograms? Some racing yachts require a high level of strength, fitness and mobility. Please describe yourself as either, fit and mobile, mobile, restricted movement.

87kg, fit and mobile

Some yachts are crewed by young teams, others are older. Approximately how old are you? 10-20, 20-30,30-40,40-50,50-60,60-70,70-100? .


It is very annoying for yacht owners when they wait around for crew who say they are coming and fail to show up. Failure to change your RSVP to "not attending" may result in your being banned without further notice . Do you agree?


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  • warren

    Hi Bruce
    We have not met ,would be happy to chat to you about sailing any time have sailed in many sydney to Hobart yacht races with 70,000 N miles trans Atlantic races would be happy to skipper and help out were I can for a week ,cheers warren.

    Jul 09, 2014 8:01 AM
  • Hunter

    Thanks Bruce :) It was fun. Next time, hopefully the wind shows up too !!

    Jul 04, 2014 8:37 AM
  • Paul

    Hi Bruce, great Site, I just joined up. Would like to organise a crew for my little trailer sailer at RPAYC

    May 22, 2014 5:06 AM
  • Vanessa

    Great to see you again Bruce. We may never have met in Victorian Outdoor Adventures, but I hope to welcome you at The HRTC. Cheers! Vanessa.

    Feb 17, 2014 1:58 AM
  • Mia

    Thanks Bruce for teaching me fishing, I had great fun with you guys and with the 3 breams I had caught. And sorry for your lost of the big fish :)

    Jan 26, 2014 10:15 PM
  • Gretchen G.

    Hullo.. please ignore my umpteen wait list requests for the overnight sail.. I'm super keen but I can't do friday 31st and was having trouble figuring out the site. Have a swell day!

    Jan 25, 2014 2:09 AM
  • Amee

    Hi Bruce - thank you so much for your understanding it's hugely appreciated. I should be able to get to Sandringham by 6pm no problem so I will see you then! Amee

    Jan 12, 2014 11:43 PM
  • Amee

    Hi Bruce. Many thanks for accepting my rsvp for this Thursday's sail, but I've just seen that it's a 5:30 start, sadly I have the same problem as Joanna below - I won't be able to make that time finishing work at 5pm. Do you ever organise sailing trips later in the evening? Many thanks and apologies. Amee

    Jan 12, 2014 6:56 PM
  • Joanna k.

    Hi Bruce.... I sent a message a few weeks ago ,but no reply...Im interested in learning to sail, however I can't make the 5:30 pm Thursday meetups as I work in Hawthorn and finish at 5pm.So I would like to know if you do any learner meet ups at the weekends or other times?

    Jan 11, 2014 9:07 PM
  • Darshan

    Hi Bruce, thanks for the message.
    I've rsvp'd for the beginner's sailing this Thursday. Can you let me know if there's anything I should bring or wear? Silly question I know.
    Glad you liked the sound healing. We have lots of other events that take place through the week. Feel free to check them out. Cheers.

    Jan 10, 2014 5:42 AM
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