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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 29th July

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Sunday 17th July        12pm  Winter in July with Dave Campbell - see below    
Sunday 31st July 2.30pm         AGM at SBSC Clubhouse

Christmas in July Updated July22

What's On @ SBSC in July

Snooks July Happenings 2022

Keelboat News

This week's racing:

Sunday 3rd July - BMWS Race with Spinnaker Option    

 First Warning Signal: 9:55H Tower Pursuit Start
 Race Officer: Ross Martin
Tower Assistant Empara
Results & Tower Set Up Elaine Nicholas
Course Selection Ross Martin

 We hope to see a big fleet out for this week's Brass Monkey Winter Series Race.  The use of spinnakers is permitted.  If you do elect to run a kite then please notify the Safety Beach Tower when signing on for the race on VHF 69 and add 4-minutes to your nominated start time.  The start sheet is available HERE

Annual General Meeting

The 56th Annual General Meeting of Safety Beach Sailing Club will be held on Sunday the 31st July @ 2:30pm.  Hopefully this time we will be able to hold the meeting at the Safety Beach Sailing Club which hasn't happened since 2019 due to Covid restrictions.

If you have any motions that you would like presented at this AGM then they must be received by the Secretary no later than Sunday the 3rd July.  Please email direct to sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 22nd June

Save the Date

Sunday 17th July        TBC Winter in July - See flyer below    
Sunday 31st July 2.30pm         AGM at SBSC Clubhouse

 Christmas In July 2022 SAVE THE DATE

2021-22 Presentation Night

A great night was had by all that attended the End of Season / Presentation night that was held at the club on Saturday evening.  In fact it has been reported as the Best EVER Presentation Night at SBSC.  Big thank to Rear Commodore Ross and the Sailing Committees for all the preparation and organisation required to make this evening a success.  Thank you to Snooks Catering who never fail to provide us with a great meal and a a fabulous event.

Congratulations to all that were presented with an award and a very special congratulations to:

  • Greg Lowe - Club Person of the Year
  • Abbey Everett - Junior Club Person of the Year
  • Ross & Natasha Martin - OTB Club Champion 
  • Greg Lowe & James Everett - OTB Performance Club Champion Handicap
  • Nick Meijer & Riley Everett - Junior Club Champion
  • Neil Hawker (Marrakesh) - Keelboat Club Champion 
  • Pauline Cleaver (Mr Bojangles) - Keelboat Club Champion Measurement

PN June 2022 rs

What's On @ SBSC in June

JUNE Happenings 2022 FLYER

Farewell to the Thompson's

It is with heavy heart's that we bid farewell to Scott, Karin and Owen who leave shortly for Interlaken in Switzerland.  We wish them all the very best and hope to see them back at Safety Beach in the not too distant future

Scotts Farewell rs

Annual General Meeting

The 56th Annual General Meeting of Safety Beach Sailing Club will be held on Sunday the 31st July @ 2:30pm.  Hopefully this time we will be able to hold the meeting at the Safety Beach Sailing Club which hasn't happened since 2019 due to Covid restrictions.

If you have any motions that you would like presented at this AGM then they must be received by the Secretary no later than Sunday the 3rd July.  Please email direct to sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 15th June

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Saturday 18th June        6pm End of Season Presentations.  Bookings close tomorrow      
Sunday 19th June 12pm Lunch available at the club
Sunday 19th June 2pm -5pm Sunday Sounds with 'Out of Nowhere'   
Sunday 17th July TBC Winter in July - See flyer below
Sunday 31st July 2.30pm         AGM at SBSC Clubhouse

 Christmas In July 2022 SAVE THE DATE

What's On @ SBSC in June

Don't miss out on this fabulous night at SBSC to round out at fabulous season for all.  Bookings close on this 16th so don't miss our - CLICK HERE!

SBSC End of Season Celebrations Flyer 2021 2022 Season

Come down to the club and enjoy an afternoon of music and fun.  Great thing to do on a leisurely Sunday afternoon or after a brisk sail on a Sunday morning.  Lunch is available from 12 Noon.

Sunday Sounds 19th June

JUNE Happenings 2022 FLYER

Annual General Meeting

The 56th Annual General Meeting of Safety Beach Sailing Club will be held on Sunday the 31st July @ 2:30pm.  Hopefully this time we will be able to hold the meeting at the Safety Beach Sailing Club which hasn't happened since 2019 due to Covid restrictions.

If you have any motions that you would like presented at this AGM then they must be received by the Secretary no later than Sunday the 3rd July.  Please email direct to sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keelboat & Tower News

Racing this week

Sunday 19th June - BMWS Race     

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Tower Pursuit Start      
Race Officer: Judy Champion
Tower Assistant: Glenys Hitchen
Results & Set Up:  Judy Champion
Course Selection: (Not required in tower)    John Wemyss

The race on Sunday has a tower pursuit start.  There is the option to run a spinnaker.  If you do plan to run a kite please notify the SBSC tower when you sign on for the race on VHF 69 and add 4-minutes to your nominated start time.

The start sheet is available at BMWS Start Sheets

AWKR 2022

After a 2 year break due to Covid , Australian Women's Keel Boat Regatta (AWKR) was run last weekend in some pretty cold and miserable conditions.  Hosted by Royal Melbourne Yacht Squadron and the 30th time the regatta has been run, with competitors from every state capital city vying for the booty.

The Saturday and Sunday both had winds in the high teens and gust up to 25 knots, and being South Westerly’s the sea state was choppy with 2mt waves at times.  The Monday being much lighter requiring a change in gears from the previous days conditions which proved problematic for some in borrowed yachts.  Arriving and sailing a different yacht to that you practiced on or race regularly at your home club is a real challenge in itself and a real credit to all competing.

The two divisions of 24 yachts in total battled it out with some very tidy sailing skills and in most cases a battle with Mother Nature as well as competitors. Div. 2 also had a sub group of S80's competing for a prize.

Lots of broken gear, 2 MOB's and a few lost halyards. Lots of social mixing back at RMYS each night with food and wine thankfully supplied by great sponsors. The camaraderie was brilliant with all the women quick with advise and help when needed.  Luckily a very clean regatta with no incidents requiring a hearing in the room thank goodness.

I loaned 2Xtreme out to a group of fabulous sailors from Middle Harbour in Sydney who sailed her extremely well and led Division 1 all weekend and came home with wins in Div. 1 EHC and ORCc with a second in AMS (only 2 points difference in the last race) .  I delivered 2Xtreme up last week and returned today (Tuesday) and fully understand how cold the last two weeks on the water has been.  A little bit of coaching on the boat and some hints on local conditions was sought from me but the women really did the girl (2Xtreme) proud on their own.

AWKR 2022 RS

I’m very proud to be a sponsor of this very important regatta and hope it continues to get bigger and better every year.
This is a regatta that deserves a warmer time of year to be run to showcase both the talent and the importance of  women's sailing and it’s inclusiveness, fingers crossed for a date change next year or following.

SBSC only had Sue Turnbull flying the flag although sailing with the Darwin team this regatta.  Hopefully we can get a club team together in future.
Clarky

For more news, information and photo's from the regatta please go to Australian Women's Keelboat Regatta

ORCV News

Winter Series, starts June 25th

After an on-water distress drill before the start of Race 1, we will take you places to our partner clubs of Blairgowrie and Geelong in races 2 and 4.  Only those who enter Race 1 can take part in the on-water distress practice.

RBYC have kindly offered some complimentary berths on the Friday night for those boats from your club who may wish to come and join the Winter Series races.  They can tie up and then come and enjoy the RBYC hospitality with the bar and restaurant open for them to enjoy.  To reserve their berth, they just drop a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Races are individually entered at: https://www.orcv.org.au/winter-series 

ORCV June 15th

 

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 8th June

Save the Date

Saturday 18th June        6pm End of Season Presentations  
Sunday 19th June 2pm -5pm Sunday Sounds with 'Out of Nowhere'   
Sunday 17th July TBC Winter in July - See flyer below
Sunday 31st July 2.30pm         AGM at SBSC Clubhouse

 Christmas In July 2022 SAVE THE DATE

What's On @ SBSC in June

Don't miss out on this fabulous night at SBSC to round out at fabulous season for all.  To book CLICK HERE!

SBSC End of Season Celebrations Flyer 2021 2022 Season

JUNE Happenings 2022 FLYER

Annual General Meeting

The 56th Annual General Meeting of Safety Beach Sailing Club will be held on Sunday the 31st July @ 2:30pm.  Hopefully this time we will be able to hold the meeting at the Safety Beach Sailing Club which hasn't happened since 2019 due to Covid restrictions.

If you have any motions that you would like presented at this AGM then they must be received by the Secretary no later than Sunday the 3rd July.  Please email direct to sThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keelboat & Tower News

Sunday 5th June - BMWS Race

Unfortunately the race on Sunday had to be cancelled due to strong winds and sea conditions.  Hopefully we get better weather for the next race on the 19th June.  Big thank you to the tower team of Andrew Stocks, John Matheson and Amanda Malin.

The start sheet for the next race has already been posted at BMWS Start Sheets

Gaff Rig Regatta - Noosa

Congratulations to Tim Bardon and Cirrus (SB20) for winning this years Gaff Rig Regatta that was held at Noosa last weekend.  The prize was a barrel of Bundy run so sure there will be plenty of friends at SBSC that would be happy to share the winnings!

Cirrus June RS

Cruisers Corner

Summer Lovin News

Brian and Lisa on Summer Lovin departed from the Gold Coast late May and travelled up via the inland passage and under the scary power lines the into Moreton Bay for a few days. Had a week in Newport Marina then left Saturday morning. Great sail to Noosa bay where conditions were perfect for an overnight stay. Sunday motored all day through perfect conditions again and traversed Wide Bay Bar with no wind and calm seas. Motored around to mirrored waters for our overnight stay at Gary’s Anchorage. Might be sunny but it’s still pretty cool here.  Must go further North!!

Summer L June 22 rs2

Mamba'lu - Cruising the Northern Aegean

Greg and Pauline Cleaver arrived back in Greece and very happy to be back onboard Mamba'lu after 2.5 years.  It was a relief to find it in very good condition and very few issues. We have been back on board now since late April and appreciating every day. The weather's turned from spring to summer but the crowds haven't arrived yet.

Mambalu 3 22 rs

News from Balance

Balance trip has been pretty straight forward so far. No upwind sailing. Stops have been Oberon Bay, Eden (near the Woodchip mill), Bermagui for 3 days waiting for wind direction, Jervis Bay at the Hole in the Wall, Shell Harbour (modern and nice), Pittwater for 3 Days waiting for 50knots to blow through and a visit to the Laser and new Contender Factory, Port Stephen’s for a couple of nights, Yamba (Iluka bay) heaps of cruisers and catch ups and lastly Southport for  a 3- Week stop until kids finish term and join the good ship.
Balance June rs

Red Cross Volunteer Shop

At Red Cross in Victoria, volunteers are the heart and soul of your local Red Cross Shop. They are there to give to the community, build up their skills to support their career pathways or for their passion for fashion.    

Everyone is invited to give the gift of being a Red Cross Shop volunteer and your local Red Cross Shop in Dromana invites you to be a part of their volunteering team.    To apply please click HERE or call VIC HUB on 0467 778 125 to get more information. 

Red Cross Dromana

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 1st June

Save the Date

Saturday 18th June     6pm End of Season Presentations  
Sunday 19th June 2pm -5pm Sunday Sounds with 'Out of Nowhere'   
Sunday 17th July TBC Winter in July - See flyer below
Sunday 31st July 2;30pm         AGM at SBSC Clubhouse

 Christmas In July 2022 SAVE THE DATE

Vale Eric SutherlandEric Sutherland rs

What's On @ SBSC in June

Don't miss out on this fabulous night at SBSC to round out at fabulous season for all.  To book CLICK HERE!

SBSC End of Season Celebrations Flyer 2021 2022 Season

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.

Nominations must be received by 5th June and are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 JUNE Happenings 2022 FLYER

Keelboat & Tower News

This week's racing:

Sunday 5th June - BMWS Race 2         

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Pursuit Tower Start
Race Officer: Andrew Stocks
Tower Assistant: John Matheson (Layla Rose)
Tower Set Up & Results:            Amanda Malin

Start Sheet - Click HERE.   With all the BMWS races the use of a spinnaker is optional.  If you do intend to run a kite then please let the Safety Beach Tower know of your intentions when you sign on for the race on VHF 69 and add 4-minutes to your nominated start time.

OTB Captain's Report

Well Dudes and Dudess's, we made it to the end of a very long season! Unfortunately we finished with a whimper rather than a bang. Thanks to all the sailors that showed up for our final rip around the sticks on a day that was never going to be a heart stopper. We had a pretty good fleet of 18 boats on the start line in a fairly light breeze that held true for most of the race. Sadly it started to fade out towards the end but everyone made the finish line.
Race officers, Glenn, Deirdre and trainee Doc Taylor ably assisted by Rob C and Drew M in Sutherland made a valiant attempt at shortening the course to get an extra race in, but it was not to be. Doc even suggested racing from the start boat to the pin and back; I'd have been up for it! Back on the beach without incident (unless you count the start boat being launched off the ramp with the trailer still attached), and everyone packed up and on the deck to reminisce on the season that was. And what a season.
With a late start, thanks again to our old friend Covid,we still managed to complete all the scheduled series' with the exception of the Red Dolphin at the start. This was partly due to Geoff Eldridge's idea of putting in the opportunity of a third race on any day where possible in the SI's.

My personal thanks go out to every one that showed up to sail each week despite unfavorable weather forecasts and to all the people, sailors and non sailors alike, even some Keelboaters, who gave up their time to crew the patrol boats. This year was much easier for me in this regard, with very little chasing around and even people ringing me to offer doing duty when not rostered. People like Rob Campbell who would text every Thursday to check if we were covered and Norm Kaye, who occasionally got a late Saturday phone call and never said 'no'. Of course there's Scotty and Karin Thompson, who even while packing up their lives to head to Switzerland, still managed to help out on the rhibs whenever asked (they and Owen will be sorely, sorely missed next season).  Of course I can't express how much I relied on the unstoppable team of Geoff Eldridge and Deirdre Snooks , who both manned the start boat, set up the races, recorded all the results and sent them through every week without fail. These tasks take up many hours before and after the racing, is completely behind the scenes and unknown by most of the sailors.
There are many other people to thank who don't seek thanks, but deserve it anyway. Like Greg Lowe with his Green Fleet for the kids, and Di Jackson, without whom you wouldn't get the E-news and this report each week (hmm, maybe that's a dubious one!). Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is, Safety Beach is a fabulous Club because of the members in it and we should all be proud and grateful to be a part of it.

Again, sorry for waffling on.  Thanks and see you all at Presentation Day on the 18th of June.

Cheers
Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

Cruisers Corner

Report From S.V. Resilience

Since we left in March we have travelled to France, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, UK and now back last Saturday to La Rochelle, France. As you can imagine, internet connections and accessing emails was a constant swap and go on different networks so it has made it difficult to provide an update until now.
The new boat has been launched and will be handed over to the broker today (Tuesday). We have been allowed to view it from the jetty but cant go onboard till the handover. We then cant really spend time on it without an escort till the next phase of the work is done. The concern is we might break something and then there is a fight as to who is responsible to fix it! So it looks like we will be staying in our apartment for a few weeks yet. In the meantime we will be ordering all of the items that we want onboard. First priority-the coffee machine!!

Below are some photos we took yesterday but she is still bare bones in some respects, so I’ll send through some more as the work progresses to completion.
Cheers for now
Peter and Abby Dyson - ‘S.V. Resilience’

SV Resilience 4 rs

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 25th May

Save the Date

Saturday 18th June     TBA End of Season Presentations  
Sunday 19th June 2pm -5pm Sunday Sounds with 'Out of Nowhere'   
Sunday 17th July TBC Winter in July - See flyer below
Sunday 31st July 2;30pm         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.

Nominations must be received by 5th June and are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

End of Season Dinner

Sunday Sounds 19th June

Xmas in July 2022

Whats On @ SBSCSnooks 25th May

Keelboat & Tower News

Last week's results:

Sunday 22nd May - BMWS Race 1   

1st Zip 7007 Jono Neate
2nd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
3rd Marrakesh SB450 Neil Hawker

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.

OTB News

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
OTB Captain

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.

Cruisers Corner

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.  

CC 25th Ma rs2

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

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