The Keppel Bay Sailing Club was formed in 1957, following a boating mishap on Keppel Bay.Since this time, the Keppel Bay Sailing Club has continued to grow and today it is considered one of the premier sailing clubs in Queensland.

As the Keppel Bay Sailing Club grew, it became apparent that a regular Clubhouse was needed. The Livingstone Shire Council offered the Club the lease on the old Skating Rink, which was situated on the beachfront approximately 150 metres north of the current Clubhouse. However, the old tin shed, as it was affectionately named, was in a state of ill repair and in desperate need of renovation. Dances were conducted on Friday and Saturday nights to raise the necessary funds.

By the 1970’s, it was bingo that provided a solid revenue base for the Keppel Bay Sailing Club. Plans for a new clubhouse, situated further south along Anzac Parade at the present site of the Clubhouse, were underway when Cyclone David damaged “the old tin shed” in January 1976 and hurried the plans along. The new Clubhouse was opened on 30 April 1977 and extensions undertaken in 1985, 1992, 1995, 2003 and 2006/07.