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|Saturday 18th June
||End of Season Presentations
|Sunday 19th June
||Sunday Sounds with 'Out of Nowhere'
|Sunday 17th July
||Winter in July - See flyer below
|Sunday 31st July
||AGM at SBSC Clubhouse
Club Person & Junior Club Person of the Year Nominations
Even under the cloud of uncertainty we have found ourselves over the last two years, Safety Beach Sailing Club has continued to thrive both on and off the water. As a volunteer organisation our success is entirely dependent on the contributions of so many people to the many facets of the Club.
Nominations for the Club Person and Junior Club Person of the year are an opportunity for you to nominate a member who you feel deserves to be recognised for their contribution over the last 12 months. Please put pen to paper and prepare your nomination(s) for who you feel deserves to be awarded SBSC Club Person and Junior Club Person for the 2021-2022 season.
Whats On @ SBSC
Keelboat & Tower News
Last week's results:
Sunday 22nd May - BMWS Race 1
To view all the results please CLICK HERE. We would like to also welcome a number of MYC yachts that will be sailing with us for some winter series races. This week we had Zip and Ginan join us and they both did extremely well with Zip securing a very comfortable win and Ginan coming in 4th position. Big thanks to our tower team of Elaine and Tim for doing a fabulous job running the race.
Next race is scheduled for Sunday the 5th June so put this in the calendar. Start Sheet will be published next week.
Change to Sailing Instructions
Please note the Change to Sailing Instructions #3 which has been published onto the club website or click HERE. This change refers to the programmed start time for the race on Sunday 29th May. The first warning signal will now be at 12:57H.
OTB Captain Report
Howdy Folks. Well we're nearly done, and for those that have been lucky/clever enough to come out for a sail, the last few weeks have been absolute rippers! Last week we had a stiff Northerly and a big swell, while this week we had a steady Southerly with flat water, blue skies and even a pod of dolphins that hung around for quite a while to check out the action. They weren't disappointed either. The 13 boats on the water were treated to glamorous conditions from start to finish. With the marks in the water early, it was just a case of watching the keelboats cross the line for the finish of their first Brass Monkey race and we were ready to go. The conditions were so inviting that Tim Bardon, who was manning the tower radioed "Anthea" and talked Leanne into jumping off the keelboat early and taking her Taser out for a spin. A move that they didn't regret!
This week, I was on the start boat as a first time RO, under the watchful eyes of the real RO's, Glenn Lazzar and Deirdre Snooks, who held my hand and talked me through the ins and outs of running the race. I have to say I learned a lot from a couple of very experienced people who made the whole day run like clockwork. We managed three races, with minimum fuss and our one mark change was carried out perfectly by Wayne and Russ on the rhib, so that as soon as the last boat crossed the line we were straight into sequence for the next race. With the smaller fleet, and no Div 6 boats, we opted for an all in start. This worked well for most, except Bill who had a brain fart in the first start and forgot, A: how fast Tasers are and B: how brutal those Martins are if you try to barge in. They were so busy forcing him back that Ross, Mono and Fiona all broke the start and had to dip back behind the line themselves.
All in all, a great day was had by everyone and it's a pity there weren't more boats to enjoy it. The Taipans and A class would have had a blast and where have all the Sabres gone? Not to worry, you've got one more chance this week and then it's all over red rover. Just a heads up to all that will be sailing this Sunday, it will be a 1.00 PM start. The weather is looking great again, so be like Molly and "Do yourself a favour"!
That enough for now,see you on the water.
Cheers, Pete Chippy
Weather Guide for Race Officers
Recently a comprehensive Weather Guide to assist Race Officers in making the decision to race or not in marginal conditions was added to the Race Officers folder in the tower. The production of this has been a combined effort by the Risk Management and Sailing committees drawing on local knowledge, material from Australian Sailing race management seminars and regattas. It also includes for reference the Class Wind Limit guide for off the beach boats.
For those who wish to see what is covered in this guide it can be found on the club website under Safety Documents or HERE. As a general guide we are looking for a minimum of 4 knots across the course area to start a race be it OTB or Keelboat. As far as the maximum goes for the OTB fleet we are looking at a maximum of 22 knots. This covers the majority of the classes sailed at Safety Beach. For the Keelboats Division 2 is 22 knots the same as the OTB fleet and Division 1 is 25 knots. If you’re going to be doing tower duty or running OTB races then it would probably pay to have a read in advance.
This year we again have several yachts travelling north for their winter sojourn.
So far we have Graeme & Lindy on Joint Venture who are currently enjoying some cruising in Port Stephens. Mark Bulka and the Balance crew departed last Saturday and had a pretty quick trip across Bass Strait and are now on the South Coast of NSW and three whales already spotted. Time Out x2 with Drew & Donna on board are still enjoying their time in Broken Bay and were last spotted in Cowan's Creek.
Robbie and Linda have been re-united with YKnot and are currently in FNQ enjoying being back on board and competing in Port Douglas Race Week. Brian and Lisa on Summer Lovin have departed from the Gold Coast and heading north. Phil and Lana on Lun-a-sea have had their departure delayed a little but are hoping to get on their way before the end of June.
We wish them all safe travels and look forward to receiving their travel reports and photos. You can also follow their travels on the SBSC Cruising Facebook page