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Last week, the Lions Club of Dromana donated $2500 to SBSC through their disbursement program. Two of our youth sailors, Matt Whitaker and Nick Meijer accepted the award on the Club's behalf and gave speeches to those in attendance at the Lions Disbursement Dinner. Graeme Wilson, secretary from Dromana Lions came up to me after the dinner and stated how impressed he was with Matt and Nick for their speeches.
As the keelboat sailors know we have been excluded using the aids to navigation marks as rounding marks in the Bay.  SBSC through the Keelboat Committee is working with Ports to set rounding marks near the existing marks to facilitate racing. We hope to have this concluded by the summer.
Recently, I attended the ORCV awards dinner at Sandringham Yacht Club. Boats that won awards were Shimmer from SBSC and Maverick and Patriot. Congratulations to all who participated in the ORCV events.
A few weeks ago I met with the Commodore and Vice Commodore of Royal Geelong. We discussed their formula for Festival of Sail and how we can apply some of that to Sail Peninsula. We also discussed closer ties between the two clubs for racing and cruising.
With the AGM almost upon us, we have secured a guest speaker to enthrall us on their exploits of sailing a long, iconic, ocean race in adverse weather and sea conditions and the exhilaration of overcoming major obstacles to finish the race. A lesson in determination.
Speaking of the AGM, SBSC is still a volunteer Club. We need members to step up and join committees and help share the load that is required to keep the Club and its events on track. If you would like to be involved in any capacity please let our secretary know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming end of season celebration on the 29th June. 
Tony
Tony

SBSC 58th Annual General Meeting

Sunday 28th July 2024 @ 2.30pm - (afternoon tea from 2.00pm)

Call for Motions:
A Member who wishes to raise a Motion at the Annual General Meeting must notify the Secretary in writing by 5.00pm Sunday 30th June 2024 of the proposed motion. Any Notice of Motion must have a proposer and a seconder both of whom must be voting members. At least one of the proposer or seconder of the motion must be present at the Annual General Meeting for the motion to be heard.
Call for Nominations for Executive Committee Positions:
 
Nominations are invited of candidates for election as;
  • Commodore,
  • Vice Commodore,
  • Rear Commodore,
  • Treasurer,
  • Secretary or
  • general member of the executive committee.
Nominations shall be made on the Club ‘Form of Nomination’, duly proposed and seconded by members inscribed on the Register of Members as being eligible to vote and endorsed with the written consent of the nominee. Nominations must reach the Secretary by 5.00pm Sunday 14th July.
 
The Form of Nomination is available by clicking THIS LINK  

Off The Beach News

Brass Monkey Winter Series 

Day 1, Brass Monkey OTB Winter Series saw 10 boats today start the races, which is a top effort in the cold conditions.
Thank you Greg, James, Finn & Zac for duty boat roster. Next race the morning after presentation night, 30 June. Duty roster is be Bill Manning and Murray McNeill on start boat with Alistair and Charlie Mackie on Sutherland. 

Duty Roster for the series can be found HERE 

OTB Brass

Pete Chipperfield sent this from Port Douglass and wanted to know if we should swap clubs for the winter series? Any takers?

Port Doug YC

Winter OTB Brass Monkey Series 2024 

Keelboat News

Results

Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 3
 1st  Mr Bojangles  Andrea Catling
 2nd  Whiskers  Terry Jones
 3rd  Etoile  John Gordon
 
Great to see 13 starters out on the water, and plenty opting for spinnakers in the gusty southerly breeze.  Many thanks to our tower regulars, Elaine Nicholas and Amanda Malin. Click SailSys - Portal for full results.

This Week's Racing

Friday 21 June - Fun Friday Winter Series - Race 3

First Warning Signal: 13:55H Pursuit Start
Race/Tower Officers:  Judy Champion and Dawn Clark

VicPorts and Two New Buoys

Great news was received recently with SBSC securing in-principle approval from VicPorts (as opposed to ParksVic) to place two new fixed buoys out near the shipping channel and within VicPorts jurisdiction.  This means no more Virtual Marks.

A new sub-committee has been set up to review all our courses, and last week they selected lat/long's for these new buoys.  We now plan to submit this with buoy details to VicPorts for final approval.  The aim is to have the buoys installed before season opening.

Australian Sailing Annual Summit - 1 June 2024

This year’s summit was held at RBYC with very good attendance from all clubs around the bay and also regionally.  There were several excellent case studies from various clubs and insight into the many support services that AS offers.

Fiona Lowe, John Bacon and John Wemyss attended on behalf of SBSC.  Fiona Martin made a cameo appearance (with three others) with a presentation on the Sabrettes.  This group is focussed on helping women Sabre sailors within the Sabre Association.  Women comprise some 37% of all Vic Sabre Association members, by far outstripping other states, and this is largely due to these four Sabre sailors.

Hobsons Bay YC gave an insightful presentation on their new keelboat training and mentoring program, complete with the good, the bad and the ugly.  Certainly food for thought.

SBSC has gone solar!

Safety Beach Sailing Club has always been a great Member club with plenty of activity and support for those fortunate to be members. In fact, you could say there's a real 'energy' about the place.
This is particularly true since 60 solar panels and a 25 kW Inverter were installed in November last year by Mornington Peninsula Shire Council.
The system is paid off by the club to the Council over 8 years. If the Council projections continue to be accurate, the club will benefit in reduced power bills by more than our biannual payment. When completely repaid, the system will continue to benefit the club for years to come, especially as power prices rise.
Over January, one of the better solar months, we used 64% of the solar power produced directly into the building which is a fantastic result. (January's data shown)
At peak times when the catering staff are in full flight, we often are completely powering all the fridges, ovens, and music that David can throw at us.
I always knew sailing was an environmentally friendly activity!
 
Cheers,
Rick Potter
Panels being installedAll of January Energy
 
Sunday 11 Feb Production and Consumption
 
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ORCV News 

ORCV Winter

ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series (Saturday 22 June) 
 
The ORCV Discount Yachting Winter Series program for racing and cruising is based on passage style racing within Port Phillip Bay. The Series comprises four races including a destination race to Blairgowrie, a destination race to Geelong and two short passage races around fixed marks.  www.orcv.org.au/winter-series

Race 1 - Saturday 22 June 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours) 
Race 2 - Saturday 6 July 2024 – Destination Race to Blairgowrie  
Race 3 - Saturday 20 July 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours)
Race 4 - Saturday 17 August 2024 – Destination Race to Geelong 
Weather for Sailors (Thursday 13 June) 
Revised for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. Module 1 focuses on Fundamentals and Coastal Sailing, and Module 2 focuses on Advanced Weather - Trans Ocean and Extended Voyages.   www.orcv.org.au/training/weather-courses  
 
Marine Safety Expo (Sunday 21 July) 
The Marine Safety Expo is a must-attend for all water enthusiasts! Held at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), we’re bringing together industry experts, government organisations, and passionate boating enthusiasts for an immersive experience that enhances safety in all recreational boating activities with the guest speaker and event program now announced. It’s FREE, but spots are limited, so secure your ticket now!  www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5548-2024expo  
 
Safety and Sea Survival courses (Sunday 8 September and Sunday 1 December) 
Featuring a full-course that is an Australian Sailing affiliated program and prerequisite for ocean racing, and a refresher course that is required every five years, ORCV’s Safety and Sea Survival courses are a great opportunity for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve the required certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. The June courses sold-out, with September or December dates now available for registration. Spot are limited.  www.orcv.org.au/winter-series
  
Weather for Sailors (Thursday 13 June) 
Revised for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. Module 1 focuses on Fundamentals and Coastal Sailing, and Module 2 focuses on Advanced Weather - Trans Ocean and Extended Voyages.   www.orcv.org.au/training/weather-courses  
 
Marine Safety Expo (Sunday 21 July) 
The Marine Safety Expo is a must-attend for all water enthusiasts! Held at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), we’re bringing together industry experts, government organisations, and passionate boating enthusiasts for an immersive experience that enhances safety in all recreational boating activities with the guest speaker and event program now announced. It’s FREE, but spots are limited, so secure your ticket now!  www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5548-2024expo  
 
Safety and Sea Survival courses (Sunday 8 September and Sunday 1 December) 
Featuring a full-course that is an Australian Sailing affiliated program and prerequisite for ocean racing, and a refresher course that is required every five years, ORCV’s Safety and Sea Survival courses are a great opportunity for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve the required certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. The June courses sold-out, with September or December dates now available for registration. Spot are limited.

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Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 3. Thanks Steve TwentymanSteve T

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Brass Monkey Winter Series 

Winter racing is finally here! Starting THIS Sunday 16th June, please make sure you are at the club early, as briefing is at 9.15am. Race Officer is Glenn Lazaar, with Zac Lowe and Finn Meijer doing duty on Sutherland. All local clubs welcome, so if you know anyone interested in taking part, let them know. The weather is looking great, with a moderate SW and 14 degree's forecasted, it's going to be lots of fun. 

Duty Roster for the series can be found HERE 

Yard Storage

Sadly the Summer Sailing Season of 23/24 season has ended. We have all had a great year. As You know Yard Storage also ends on the 31st May. During the winter we allow the grass to grow and do essential maintenance. Therefore we kindly request all craft to be removed from the yard by May 31st. The exception to this rule is people who will be using their craft during the winter - eg  Winter sailing series participants. Any craft left in the yard after the 31st of May will be required to pay Winter Storage fees, which is the same cost as Summer Storage fees.

Thanks - James Yardmaster

Winter OTB Brass Monkey Series 2024 

Keelboat News

Results

Fun Friday Race Report - Friday 7 June

Flat water and offshore breezes made for a perfect winter Fun Friday race.  Eight boats participated with 29 crew.  Course 11 was selected as the wind was below the 10 knots forecast. We welcomed back Yknot and The Office to the Fun Friday fleet.

Start of the day went to Shimmer (10 seconds and full boat speed) followed by Yknot (11), 2Xtreme (18), Ghost (20), Marrakesh (21) Whiskers (35) and Scamp (40). The Office had problems with traffic as they lined up for the start (70).  All boats were able to make the Yellow pile in one leg. Whiskers showing particularly good speed as they started close to the club. Ghost with only 2 crew made a fast start and were well positioned on the line.

At the 2nd Mussel Farm mark 2Xtreme had overtaken Ghost and Shimmer was making gains on Scamp.  The breeze started to drop as the boats passed the Mussel Farm but increased again as they approached R1. This favoured the larger boats.

On the beat back to the Yellow pile, there were a variety of tactics from different boats.  Shimmer stayed out from the cliffs and made some significant gains.  Whiskers, who had been  the first boat to appear from behind Martha Point with a significant lead on the rest for the fleet, opted to go around the West of the Mussel Farm and Ghost followed.  Unfortunately this did work as the breeze was variable on the southern end of the farm and they were knocked as they came toward the Yellow pile.

The Office was disadvantaged in the variable winds approaching R1 and could not recover. Scamp and Marrakesh were disadvantaged by some lighter winds as they came out from Martha Point.

Yknot tacked into the club prior to the Mussel Farm and took advantage of the lift along the shore as they tacked to the Yellow pile. Shimmer followed and 2Xtreme took their usual course of tacking in as soon as they could clear Martha Point.

'Team Hanse' had a win and a second with Yknot and Shimmer, followed by 2Xtreme. Whiskers was only 12 seconds behind 2Xtreme.

Thanks to Dawn Clark who assisted in the management of the Sailsys results and the running of the race.

Click SailSys - Portal for full results.

This Week's Racing

Sunday 16 June - Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 3
First Warning Signal: 09:55H Pursuit Start

Don't forget to head back to the club for a hot soup roast lunch and race presentation.  It was great to see so many there a fortnight ago.

Vincitore's Journey North Continues....... 

Thanks again to Bruce for this weeks updated photos of Vincitore enroute to Hamilton Island, photos from Leg two, Shellharbour to Southport QLD

vinci 4Vinci 5Vinci 1Vinci 2Vinci 6Vinci 7Vinci 3

 
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ORCV News 

ORCV Winter

ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series (Saturday 22 June) 
 
The ORCV Discount Yachting Winter Series program for racing and cruising is based on passage style racing within Port Phillip Bay. The Series comprises four races including a destination race to Blairgowrie, a destination race to Geelong and two short passage races around fixed marks.  www.orcv.org.au/winter-series

Race 1 - Saturday 22 June 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours) 
Race 2 - Saturday 6 July 2024 – Destination Race to Blairgowrie  
Race 3 - Saturday 20 July 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours)
Race 4 - Saturday 17 August 2024 – Destination Race to Geelong 
Weather for Sailors (Thursday 13 June) 
Revised for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. Module 1 focuses on Fundamentals and Coastal Sailing, and Module 2 focuses on Advanced Weather - Trans Ocean and Extended Voyages.   www.orcv.org.au/training/weather-courses  
 
Marine Safety Expo (Sunday 21 July) 
The Marine Safety Expo is a must-attend for all water enthusiasts! Held at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), we’re bringing together industry experts, government organisations, and passionate boating enthusiasts for an immersive experience that enhances safety in all recreational boating activities with the guest speaker and event program now announced. It’s FREE, but spots are limited, so secure your ticket now!  www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5548-2024expo  
 
Safety and Sea Survival courses (Sunday 8 September and Sunday 1 December) 
Featuring a full-course that is an Australian Sailing affiliated program and prerequisite for ocean racing, and a refresher course that is required every five years, ORCV’s Safety and Sea Survival courses are a great opportunity for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve the required certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. The June courses sold-out, with September or December dates now available for registration. Spot are limited.  www.orcv.org.au/winter-series
  
Weather for Sailors (Thursday 13 June) 
Revised for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. Module 1 focuses on Fundamentals and Coastal Sailing, and Module 2 focuses on Advanced Weather - Trans Ocean and Extended Voyages.   www.orcv.org.au/training/weather-courses  
 
Marine Safety Expo (Sunday 21 July) 
The Marine Safety Expo is a must-attend for all water enthusiasts! Held at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), we’re bringing together industry experts, government organisations, and passionate boating enthusiasts for an immersive experience that enhances safety in all recreational boating activities with the guest speaker and event program now announced. It’s FREE, but spots are limited, so secure your ticket now!  www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5548-2024expo  
 
Safety and Sea Survival courses (Sunday 8 September and Sunday 1 December) 
Featuring a full-course that is an Australian Sailing affiliated program and prerequisite for ocean racing, and a refresher course that is required every five years, ORCV’s Safety and Sea Survival courses are a great opportunity for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve the required certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. The June courses sold-out, with September or December dates now available for registration. Spot are limited.

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Yard Storage

Sadly the Summer Sailing Season of 23/24 season has ended. We have all had a great year. As You know Yard Storage also ends on the 31st May. During the winter we allow the grass to grow and do essential maintenance. Therefore we kindly request all craft to be removed from the yard by May 31st. The exception to this rule is people who will be using their craft during the winter - eg  Winter sailing series participants. Any craft left in the yard after the 31st of May will be required to pay Winter Storage fees, which is the same cost as Summer Storage fees.

Thanks - James Yardmaster

Winter OTB Brass Monkey Series 2024 

Keelboat News

Results

Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 2
Great to see 14 boats out for the second of our Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Races.  We were greeted with a chilly morning and a moderate S to SE wind blowing.  Course 1 was selected and a number of boats elected to run a kite which was good to see.
The fleet all finished in a tidy fashion and in plenty of time to enjoy a hearty lunch back at the club.
Big welcome to Black Swan, who were out for their first race with the SBSC fleet.  We would also like to welcome Ginan who were sailing with us from Mornington Yacht Club.
 
Happy Birthday to Steve Twentyman who no doubt enjoyed spending his special day at SBSC.
 
 1st 11.11   Till Brauckmann
 2nd  Anthea  John Wemyss
 3rd  Vamonos  Fiona Jones
 
Full results for Sunday's race can be found HERE

This Week's Racing

Friday 7 June - Fun Friday Winter Series - Race 2
First Warning Signal: 13:55H Pursuit Start
Race/Tower Officer:  Andrew Arblaster
 

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ORCV News 

ORCV Winter

ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series (Saturday 22 June) 
 
The ORCV Discount Yachting Winter Series program for racing and cruising is based on passage style racing within Port Phillip Bay. The Series comprises four races including a destination race to Blairgowrie, a destination race to Geelong and two short passage races around fixed marks.  www.orcv.org.au/winter-series

Race 1 - Saturday 22 June 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours) 
Race 2 - Saturday 6 July 2024 – Destination Race to Blairgowrie  
Race 3 - Saturday 20 July 2024 – Short Passage Race (< 6 hours)
Race 4 - Saturday 17 August 2024 – Destination Race to Geelong 
Weather for Sailors (Thursday 13 June) 
Revised for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. Module 1 focuses on Fundamentals and Coastal Sailing, and Module 2 focuses on Advanced Weather - Trans Ocean and Extended Voyages.   www.orcv.org.au/training/weather-courses  
 
Marine Safety Expo (Sunday 21 July) 
The Marine Safety Expo is a must-attend for all water enthusiasts! Held at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), we’re bringing together industry experts, government organisations, and passionate boating enthusiasts for an immersive experience that enhances safety in all recreational boating activities with the guest speaker and event program now announced. It’s FREE, but spots are limited, so secure your ticket now!  www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5548-2024expo  
 
Safety and Sea Survival courses (Sunday 8 September and Sunday 1 December) 
Featuring a full-course that is an Australian Sailing affiliated program and prerequisite for ocean racing, and a refresher course that is required every five years, ORCV’s Safety and Sea Survival courses are a great opportunity for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve the required certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. The June courses sold-out, with September or December dates now available for registration. Spot are limited.  www.orcv.org.au/winter-series
  
Weather for Sailors (Thursday 13 June) 
Revised for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. Module 1 focuses on Fundamentals and Coastal Sailing, and Module 2 focuses on Advanced Weather - Trans Ocean and Extended Voyages.   www.orcv.org.au/training/weather-courses  
 
Marine Safety Expo (Sunday 21 July) 
The Marine Safety Expo is a must-attend for all water enthusiasts! Held at Sandringham Yacht Club (SYC), we’re bringing together industry experts, government organisations, and passionate boating enthusiasts for an immersive experience that enhances safety in all recreational boating activities with the guest speaker and event program now announced. It’s FREE, but spots are limited, so secure your ticket now!  www.orcv.org.au/club-blog/5548-2024expo  
 
Safety and Sea Survival courses (Sunday 8 September and Sunday 1 December) 
Featuring a full-course that is an Australian Sailing affiliated program and prerequisite for ocean racing, and a refresher course that is required every five years, ORCV’s Safety and Sea Survival courses are a great opportunity for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve the required certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. The June courses sold-out, with September or December dates now available for registration. Spot are limited.

Photo Of The Week 

Thanks Bruce for providing a few cracking photos from Vincitore enroute to Hamilton Island. Photos are from leg one - Melbourne to Shellharbour (Woolongong). Leg two Shellharbour to Southport started on 30th May.
Vincitore 1Vincitore 2Vincitore 3Vincitore 4

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Off The Beach News

Yard Storage

Sadly the Summer Sailing Season of 23/24 season has ended. We have all had a great year. As You know Yard Storage also ends on the 31st May. During the winter we allow the grass to grow and do essential maintenance. Therefore we kindly request all craft to be removed from the yard by May 31st. The exception to this rule is people who will be using their craft during the winter - eg  Winter sailing series participants. Any craft left in the yard after the 31st of May will be required to pay Winter Storage fees, which is the same cost as Summer Storage fees.

Thanks - James Yardmaster

Winter OTB Brass Monkey Series 2024 

Keelboat News

Fun Friday Race Report

Eight boats and 36 crew joined the Fun Friday race on 24th May. The weather prediction was light winds and some sunny periods. Given the light variable winds Course 11 was selected with total distance of 5.4 Nm. The light winds came as predicted but there were no sunny periods, it was a bit chilly on the water.
The very light conditions made starting very difficult for all competitors.  Marrakesh crossed the start line right on time but was not moving, so start of the day went to Amity at 10 seconds after designated start time but with great pace given the conditions.
The wind continued to fluctuate during the day. Early starters Amity and Whiskers were becalmed after rounding the yellow mark and with the wind in West were pushed into Dromana Bay. Unfortunately the new breeze did not reach that far and both retired as they were becalmed.
The later starters had some breeze which had moved North, so they were able to reach between the yellow mark and mussel farm mark. Shimmer with eyes out of the boat saw that there was more breeze to the North and sailed closer to the wind to reach the breeze and were able to catch and pass boats on this leg. Scamp used higher sail-to-weight ratio to make gains on this leg.
At the Mussel Farm mark, the leaders were 2Xtreme, Marrakesh and Scamp.  Between the Mussel Farm marks, Marrakesh was able to pass 2Xtreme and Shimmer passed Ghost.
Shimmer retired so they could prepare for the 6.00am start (outside the heads) for the Apollo Bay race.  Ghost retired as the predicted sunny periods had not materialised. 
2Xtreme regained the lead and won the race from Scamp. Marrakesh was third and Happy Days, who despite being last at the northern Mussel Farm mark, continued to be only 2 minutes behind Marrakesh at the finish - a great recovery.
Thanks to Dawn Clark for her assistance in the tower and Di Jackson for training and assistance on the Sailsys computer program.

This Week's Racing

Sunday 2 June - Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 2
First Warning Signal: 09:55H Pursuit Start
Hope to see you all back at the club after the race for a sunny afternoon on the deck.  Lunch service (including Roast of the Day) from 12-2.30pm.

Apollo Bay Ocean Race

Those following the Apollo Bay race on AIS would have seen that Shimmer was in a very good position until about 10 NM from the finish when the wind dropped out and boats were only doing 1 knot towards the finish. Summer’s Lease retired and motored to Apollo bay.
Shimmer AP
 
Big Morn Tea
Thank you to everyone who attended our second SBSC “Biggest Morning Tea” yesterday in aid of the Cancer Council Australia. A delicious morning tea spread was enjoyed by all - thanks to Snooks Catering & staff. Bronwyn Braden - community liaison officer, our guest speaker from Peninsula Home Hospice, spoke to us about all the different services & programs they offer, explaining how provide specialist palliative care in the home that optimises quality of life whilst also honouring the hope for comfort, choice, dignity and peace & how we can all work together to live and die well.  Thanks also to John Matheson who spoke about his continued personal journey. We played games, had fun and some frivolity and altogether assisted in helping raise nearly $1700. Our grateful appreciation to our very generous sponsors who donated prizes for this event. Lee Ahrens from “Lee’s Nutrimetics” - Jeff & Lauren Nielsen from “Verdant Dwellings” Dromana - Jody & Maddy from “Herbaceous Flowers” Mt Eliza, & David Snooks for their very kind donation - All local small businesses helping to make a difference.  
 

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ORCV News 

The ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series is fast approaching, with Race 1 kicking-off on Saturday 22 June. We’ve already received entries from 8 boats and look forward to some great competition across all bay clubs. 
 
Our Safety and Sea Survival courses (full course + refresher) will shortly sell-out. With the full course being a prerequisite for ocean racing and an Australian Sailing affiliated program, and the refresher course being required every five years, now is a great time for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. Please encourage your members to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 
 
New for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. 
  
And finally, the team at ORCV in conjunction with Sandringham Yacht Club has been busy coordinating our first Marine Safety Expo to be held on Sunday 21 July with a full program of speakers now ready.  We’ve attached a larger A4 poster if you wish to put this on your notice boards around the club. 
 
As always, our full calendar of events can be found here: https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar 

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Biggest Morning Tea Flyer

Please join us for SBSC’s Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser for Cancer Council Australia on Thursday 3 May from 10am-12noon. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the direct Try Booking link below. A delicious Morning tea buffet (inc. tea/coffee) will be provided by Snooks Catering with $10 from each ticket purchased, being directly donated to the cause. There will be speakers from The Peninsula Home Hospice along with some others. Be sure to bring some additional gold coins with you for some additional fun and games on the day.
Gather your friends, family and/or colleagues together and come partake in our fundraiser, know that you will be helping to support cancer research, prevention and support services for those affected. Together we can make a difference.
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Off The Beach News

Yard Storage

Sadly the Summer Sailing Season of 23/24 season has ended.
We have all had a great year.

As You know Yard Storage also ends on the 31st May.

During the winter we allow the grass to grow and do essential maintenance. Therefore we kindly request all craft to be removed from the yard by May 31st.

The exception to this rule is people who will be using their craft during the winter - eg  Winter sailing series participants.

Any craft left in the yard after the 31st of May will be required to pay Winter Storage fees, which is the same cost as Summer Storage fees.

Thanks - James Yardmaster

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Presentation Night 

VOTE NOW! VOTE NOW! VOTE NOW!

Now is the time to nominate your choice for Club Person and Junior Club Person of the Year.
Think hard on this as there are lots of worthy candidates, and most are very much behind the scenes.
Send your nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Keelboat News

Results:

Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 1
1st       2xtreme      Andrew Clark
2nd  Etoile  John Gordon
3rd  Shimmer Steve Twentyman
 
Eight boats took to the water on Sunday in brisk conditions for their winter acclimatisation!  Thanks to Judy Champion and Dawn Clark who volunteered their time in the tower.
Full results for Sunday's race can be found HERE. And to assist you with finding your results in Sailsys for the Winter Series (with the two sub-series), please read the following Guide which has been uploaded to the website: Winter Series Guide

This Week's Racing:

Friday 24 May - Fun Friday Winter Series - Race 1
First Warning Signal: 13:55H Pursuit Start
 
We have 21 boats entered for the Fun Friday series, so take the afternoon off work and see you out on the water!
A Sailsys message will be sent to series entrants on Friday morning, advising the course selected.
 
Prior to each fortnightly race, please check on the SBSC homepage under 'Starting Times' for the Fun Friday Series for your boat's updated Start Time.
 

Apollo Bay Ocean Race

Best of luck to the skippers and crews of Patriot, Shimmer and Summer's Lease, who will be heading out of the bay at 9am this Saturday in the ORCV coastal race to Apollo Bay.  Sail well and return safely.  You can follow their progress on the 'BlueWaterTracks' ORCV tracker.

Commodore's Challenge

Thank you to the Sandringham Yacht Club for hosting a well-organised Commodore’s Challenge women's regatta. Meaghan Harding inspired three other SBSC sailors, who had never sailed together before or on a J70, to join the competition.
On Saturday we met for the first time and had the opportunity to train on a J70 generously provided by SYC. We enjoyed a beautiful sunny day with light winds and calm waters.
 
Sunday, however, was a different story. Winds ranging from 19-23 knots from the WNW brought rough and bumpy seas. Despite the challenging conditions, we managed to complete four races and returned to shore just before the rain set in.
Six teams from around the bay participated: RBYC, HBSC, BYS, SYC, SBSC and RMYS.  Our SBSC team, consisting of Fiona Jones, Jacqui Bange, Fiona Martin and Meaghan Harding, placed 5th.
Special thanks to James Sly and the incredibly supportive team who ran the regatta.
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Winter Adventures 

A lot has happened with our cruising boats up north!

7 days ago we cleared customs in Coffs and set off for New Caledonia, 4 days ago we doubled back and 3 days ago arrived in Southport cleared back into Australia. …..Most people just sail up the coast in 24hrs .

We had been closely monitoring the situation in New Caledonia (thanks to Starlink it was very easy) as we were crossing the coral sea, ever hopeful it would settle down. On Thursday after discussion among the crew, information for a local NC resident, and chatting with Summer Lovin’ made the decision to turn around and come home. It is very sad what is happening in New Caledonia and I hope it settles down soon. We arrived at Southport YC early on Saturday and at 11am Australian Border Force (ABF) boarded us and officially cleared us back into Australia.

Despite the setback both Tumi and Summer Lovin have moved to Plan B and will now continue to head up the coast to find warmer weather.

Closer to home Vincitore has made it to ShellHarbour which is just south of Wollongong where she will be spending a couple of weeks while her crew fly home before continuing her trip north to Hamilton Island.

Photo 1 - Tumi and Summer Lovin" waiting for Australian Border Force
Photo 2 - Tracks from Coffs Harbour to Southport via the Coral Sea
Photo 3 - Refreshments at Southport Yacht Clubthumbnail Tumi and Summer Lovin Waiting for ABF ClearanceTumi and Summer Lovin trackTumi Downtime at Southport

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ORCV News 

The ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series is fast approaching, with Race 1 kicking-off on Saturday 22 June. We’ve already received entries from 8 boats and look forward to some great competition across all bay clubs. 
 
Our Safety and Sea Survival courses (full course + refresher) will shortly sell-out. With the full course being a prerequisite for ocean racing and an Australian Sailing affiliated program, and the refresher course being required every five years, now is a great time for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. Please encourage your members to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 
 
New for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. 
  
And finally, the team at ORCV in conjunction with Sandringham Yacht Club has been busy coordinating our first Marine Safety Expo to be held on Sunday 21 July with a full program of speakers now ready.  We’ve attached a larger A4 poster if you wish to put this on your notice boards around the club. 
 
As always, our full calendar of events can be found here: https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar 

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Content Needed

As we now enter the quieter months, the content of the newsletter is getting very thin. If you have anything that you would like to contribute to the newsletter, please send your information to Fiona for consideration This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Are you planning a sailing adventure somewhere? Entering a regatta? Or maybe you have some old memories to share with our members! 

"I Survived the Shark Bay Classic"

How many of our current members are familiar with the very impressive SBSC Log Book, which was compiled and published in 2017 by the outstanding Tom McCulloch? Here is an exert from the book..............Toms LogbookToms Logbook 1 

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Submission's 

If you wish to contribute anything to the Enews, please submit your content to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday 8pm each week to make the deadline. Please note submissions may need to pass through Executive Committee for approval from time to time. Love photography? Submit your Photo Of The Week toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in high res, (and it does not have to be about sailing). Follow us on our socials: FacebookInstagram, and TikTok

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Biggest Morning Tea Flyer

Please join us for SBSC’s Biggest Morning Tea Fundraiser for Cancer Council Australia on Thursday 3 May from 10am-12noon. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on the direct Try Booking link below. A delicious Morning tea buffet (inc. tea/coffee) will be provided by Snooks Catering with $10 from each ticket purchased, being directly donated to the cause. There will be speakers from The Peninsula Home Hospice along with some others. Be sure to bring some additional gold coins with you for some additional fun and games on the day.
Gather your friends, family and/or colleagues together and come partake in our fundraiser, know that you will be helping to support cancer research, prevention and support services for those affected. Together we can make a difference.
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Off The Beach News

Winter OTB Brass Monkey Series 2024

Presentation Night 

Now is the time to nominate your choice for Club Person and Junior Club Person of the Year. Think hard on this as there are lots of worthy candidates, and most are very much behind the scenes. Send your nominations to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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Keelboat News

This Weekend's Racing

Sunday 19 May - Brass Monkey Winter Pursuit Series - Race 1
First Warning Signal: 09:55H Pursuit Start
It's not too late to enter for this Sunday's race.  Please click here asap 2024 Winter Series Entry so we can get your entry processed.
The 2023 winter season was a fantastic series with no abandoned Sunday races.  It's just like Friday night pursuits with an extra layer... so rug up and we look forward to seeing you out on the water each fortnight, enjoying winter sailing conditions! 

Winter Adventures 

There is plenty going on with our Safety Beach boats that are escaping the Melbourne Winter.
 
Phil and Lana on Luna Sea have made it to the Gold Coast and from all reports had a great trip and are now enjoying their winter home.
 
After much waiting in Coffs Harbour and a few last minute maintenance items to deal with Team Tumi with Jeff, Jen and Jacqui on board finally departed from Coffs Harbour on Tuesday morning for the trip out to New Caledonia.  They were even given a Police Escort to make sure they left!!  Summer Lovin with Brian, Paul, Rob and John on board departed Wednesday morning.  
 
The trip out to Noumea is almost 900NM and should take them around 6 to 7 days for the passage.  We wish them all a safe and comfortable trip and sure they will be looking forward to a touch of France in the Pacific when they arrive.  To follow their progress go to:
Tumi -  https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/SV-Tumi/
Summer Lovin - https://forecast.predictwind.com/tracking/display/Summer_Lovin/
 
Closer to home Vincitore with Peter, Bruce, Tim and Muzz on board departed Martha Cove this morning and are heading north to Hamilton Island where they will be representing SBSC in this year's Hamilton Island Race week.  For those keen to do a bit of AIS stalking you can follow them on Marine Traffic (http://www.marinetraffic.com/)
 
To keep up to date with all the latest cruiser updates please go to the SBSC Cruiser Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/883236989077854
 
Tumi
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Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin

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ORCV News 

The ORCV DYSC Marine Supplies Winter Series is fast approaching, with Race 1 kicking-off on Saturday 22 June. We’ve already received entries from 8 boats and look forward to some great competition across all bay clubs. 
 
Our Safety and Sea Survival courses (full course + refresher) will shortly sell-out. With the full course being a prerequisite for ocean racing and an Australian Sailing affiliated program, and the refresher course being required every five years, now is a great time for sailors to brush-up on their skills and achieve certification. In addition to racing, the courses also offer great insight for sailing and cruising. Please encourage your members to register as soon as possible to avoid missing out. 
 
New for 2024 is the ORCV’s Weather for Sailors online course, with the first module starting on Thursday 13 June. The Weather for Sailors course is designed to inform all types and levels of sailors about how to observe weather conditions and how to find the right forecasting advice from the vast array of modern resources available. 
  
And finally, the team at ORCV in conjunction with Sandringham Yacht Club has been busy coordinating our first Marine Safety Expo to be held on Sunday 21 July with a full program of speakers now ready.  We’ve attached a larger A4 poster if you wish to put this on your notice boards around the club. 
 
As always, our full calendar of events can be found here: https://www.orcv.org.au/calendar 

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Club Merchandise

Get you order in now to ensure that you are decked out in the latest Club Merchandise for he start of the 2023-2024 season Contact Marg Fleming on her email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss your options. Taking orders now for youth t-shirts with names on the back. 
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Photo Of The Week

Aurora Australis, photo taken by Jessica Lowe on 11th May.
I hope you were all lucky enough to see this amazing natural phenomenon, unlike me, because I missed it! 
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If you wish to contribute anything to the Enews, please submit your content to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Tuesday 8pm each week to make the deadline. Please note submissions may need to pass through Executive Committee for approval from time to time. Love photography? Submit your Photo Of The Week toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in high res, (and it does not have to be about sailing). Follow us on our socials: FacebookInstagram, and TikTok

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