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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 12th January 2022

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New Members

The Executive Committee and members would like to welcome the following new members to Safety Beach SC.  We look forward to meeting you at the club or on the water in the very near future.

  • Rebecca Robinson, Joel Lazzarotto & Family
  • Stephen James
  • Phillipe Etienne
  • George & Josephine Angel
  • Paul, Sandra Angel & Family
  • Bruce Nicol
  • Cam Hawker

What's on @ SBSC

Snooks 12 1 22 6x6

Junior Report

Sunday morning felt normal again! All the regular juniors turned up early to get amongst it and to practice their on water skills. There was also the delivery of a new 420 for Abbey and Steph who are upgrading from the Pacer – very exciting. The wind was light which was perfect for “Greg’s Green Fleet” and teaching our newest juniors Mika and Jaidah.. For their first ever solo sail in the club Tera they did a fantastic job and are keen for more. It was also great to see some of the older kids assisting (Riley in the 420, and Jess in the RIB). In the coming weeks when more of our Juniors return from sailing events and holidays, I am sure this group will continue to grow and learn. Green Fleet Jan 6X4

Winner's are Grinner's

Congratulations to Craig Garmston and Paul Fleming for taking out the B14 2021-22 National Titles once again.  To check out the action from the B14 and Musto Skiff National's CLICK HERE

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Keelboat News

On the 11th February we are holding the Inaugural SBSC Evening/Night Race.  For those yachts that enter the race they will start when they cross the finish line for the Friday Pursuit Race! To enter this race please Click HERE.  Your boat is required to meet Cat 5N Safety Category and PFD's are to be worn at all times. We will also be asking you to complete the crew declaration section on the entry form however, this can be done much closer to race day.

 Get your entry in now so that you can say you were there for the first one!!

Jason Hague has taken plenty of shots from the Fun Friday Twilight before that we sailed just prior to Christmas.  There are plenty of great shots so definitely worth having a look at Fun Friday Twilight Images

Fun Fridayrs

Last week's results:

Friday 7th January - Shark Bay Race #5   

Cancelled at very late notice due to thunder storm 

Saturday 8th January - Hovell Pile Race

Well done to the three SBSC yachts that ventured down to MYC for the Hovell Pile race on Saturday.   From all reports it was an excellent day on the water.  For all the results please go to MYC Aggregate Series Results & MYC Long Distance Series Results

Sunday 9th January - Holiday Fun Race   

Div. 1 
1st Empara SB161 Peter Jones
2nd Single Malt SB10  
3rd Marrakesh SB450 Neil Hawker
Div.2
1st Seafarrer 6886 Brett Millar
2nd Sequilla 301 Gavin Baumanis
3rd D'etente SB132 Roy Ashcroft

It was very pleasing to see 8 boats turn out for the impromptu Fun Race on Sunday that was held because of the bad run of cancellations during the last week of the Shark Bay Holiday Series.  Great to see Sequilla out for their first sail of the season and look forward to seeing them out a lot more regularly.  For all this season's results please go to 2021-22 Keelboat Results

This Week's Racing:

Friday 14th January - Friday Twilight Pursuit Race  

First Warning Signal: 17:25H Pursuit Start
Tower Duty: Mr Bojangles
Results and Set Up: Elaine Nicholas & Marg Hawker

Start sheet for the race is available at Friday Twilights 2022 - Start Sheets.  If your boat is not on the list and you would like to participate please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP.

Sunday 16th January - Club Championship Race 

First Warning Signal: 13:25H Boat Start
Race Officer: David Donaldson
Tower Duty: Renaissance

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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 5th January 2022

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OTB Report

Hi folks.
Well, there’s another Chrissy done and dusted. Hopefully yours wasn’t affected by Covid like some from the club.
Meanwhile, our return to sailing last weekend saw our Christmas Series shortened to one day instead of three. This was due to the logistics of finding crew for three patrol boats when so many people are away this year because finally we can, woo hoo!
Those that did sail enjoyed some spirited racing in conditions ranging from “Hold onto your hat, Zac” to some big wind shifts that took last to first, and back again and left you wondering “What just happened?“ Geoff set a nice windward - return course that allowed us to sail three races with 9 ish boats taking part. Good fun was had by all. Thanks to Geoff and Deirdre as usual as well as Bill, Russell and Rob Campbell with unnamed friends who all stepped in after responding to the group text. Thanks to those that did respond with their intentions re sailing, it made organising a lot easier.

While the Christmas regatta might have been shortened to one day, that didn’t stop our eager bunch of younger members from keeping the fun rolling buy having a camp out in the yard and an adventure sail on Sunday. They did it in style too as you’ll see by the picture. They even had a caravan (which Geoff wanted to put in ‘Div One with no spinnaker’)!

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Of course, our fleet was greatly reduced owing to so many sailors being away at various National Regattas around the country. With so many being cancelled last year, people were itching to get to them this year. As of time of writing, Mono and the girls are sitting in 9th place in the Tasars at Port Lincoln with Mark Bulka and his son Oliver in 3rd. Glenn and Grace Lazzar are sitting mid fleet in the B14s at Lake Illawarra enjoying fantastic conditions according to Glenn. Dave and Stu are in Manly preparing to win the A class cat Titles. Bill Manning and Rick Potter have taken over Canberra for the Sabre event. Richard Dovison was a late scratching there due to a Covid close contact (I really think he got wind that Bill and Rick we planning a camp fire at Old Parliament House and wanted nothing to do with it!)
The absolute standout so far though is Abbey Everett and Steph Koutsimpiris who have taken out 2nd place in the Juniors and 9th overall at the Pacer nationals at Black Rock. They were coming first for most of the regatta until a capsize dropped them back a couple of spots and they missed out on first by only two points! Great effort girls, can’t wait to see the silverware!

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Good luck to all our members and families still out and about. Good wind and safe travels. And Bill, if you do have that campfire, make sure you’ve got a fire extinguisher handy!  That’s about all for now. Don’t forget, it’s a return to regular sailing this week with the normal 13.57 first warning (that’s 2 o’clock start Doc)
Cheers All,
Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

Keelboat News

Well done for all the SBSC yachts that competed in races both on the bay and offshore over the Christmas to New Year Break.

Last week's results:

Wednesday 29th December  - Shark Bay Race #3   

Div. 1 PHD
1st Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
2nd 2Xtreme  SB4272 Andrew Clark
Div 1, AMS:
1st Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
2nd 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
Div 2. PHD    
1st Cirrus SB20 Tim Bardon

Sunday 2nd January - Race to the Middle (Dash for Cash)  

Div. 1 PHD    
1st Marrakesh SB450 Neil Hawker
2nd Empara SB161 Peter Jones
3rd Maximum Limit  NX1638 Rick Rogers
Div. 1 AMS    
1st Maximum Limit NX1638 Rick Rogers
2nd 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
3rd Shimmer  Sm5005 Steve Twentyman
Div. 2 PHD
1st Cirrus SB20 Tim Bardon

Big thank you to Southern Mains and Drains for again sponsoring our annual Race to the Middle / SBSC Dash for Cash and Mark Lawrence for manning the tower at very late notice!.  As with all our race presentations you have to be there to collect your prize otherwise it gets awarded to the next place getter etc etc.so the final recipients of Clarky's Cash were Marrakesh, Maximum Limit, Cirrus and a very happy Dave Lorimer from Crowded House!

RTM RS

All results for the season to date please go to 2021-22 Keelboat Results

This Week's Racing:

Wednesday 5th December - Shark Bay Race #5  

CANCELLED due to strong winds and likelihood of thunder storms on the bay

Friday 7th January - Shark Bay Final Race

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower Team: Judy Champion & Elaine Nicholas

This is the last of our Shark Bay Holiday Series - normal programming commences next week!

Saturday  8th January - MYC Hovell Pile Race   

First Warning Signal: 9:55H MYC Tower Start

Special Sailing Instructions are available on the MYC website at SSI's - Hovell Pile.  Further information was sent out to the Skippers and Crew via a separate email however, if you need any assistance or further information please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  

It is a really fun race especially as we get a larger fleet to sail again so do make an effort to get to the start line and have a great day on the water with our friends at MYC.

Condolences

We received sad news this week that Jeff Flather has passed away.  Jeff was a long term member of SBSC and on Committee for many years.  Of more recent times he has been actively involved and President of the Dromana Bowls Club.  We would like to pass on our sincere condolences to the Flather Family during this very tough time.

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 29th December 2021

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Keelboat News

Well done for all the SBSC yachts that competed in the Cock of the Bay Race from Station Pier to Blairgowrie on Boxing Day.  Special mention to Mr Bojangles with a 1st AMS - Division 3 and E'toile with a 2nd PHD & 3rd AMS - Division 3.   

Last week's results:

Monday 27th December  - Shark Bay Race #2   

PHD:
1st Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
2nd 2Xtreme  SB4272 Andrew Clark
AMS:
1st 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
2nd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell

Thank you to our tower crew of Amanda and Elaine for a great job!

All results for the season to date please go to 2021-22 Keelboat Results

Holiday Series Information:

Wednesday 29th December

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower: Di Jackson

Sunday 2nd January - Race to the Middle    

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower Team: Graeme & Bette Pearson

Wednesday 5th January

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower: Di Jackson

Friday 7th January

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower Team: Judy Champion & Elaine Nicholas

We have plenty of racing going on over the Holiday Break so get out there and enjoy some time on the water especially our classic Race to the Middle on Sunday 2nd January.

Saturday  8th January - MYC Hovell Pile Race   

First Warning Signal: 9:55H MYC Tower Start

Special Sailing Instructions are available on the MYC website at SSI's - Hovell Pile.  Further information will be sent out soon.

Cruisers Corner

Big welcome home to Jen and Jeff on Tumi who made it back into Martha's Cove after more than 10 months cruising up the east cast of Australia from Tasmania and as far north as the Whitsunday Islands.  Tumi arrived back at Safety Beach on the morning of the 25th December just in time to make it home for Christmas Lunch. We look forward to catching up with them real soon!

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We wish you all a safe & happy Christmas and New Year

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OTB Captain's Report

WOW, be careful what you wish for Pete! Two weeks ago I asked for calm weather; and got it. Last week I asked for some more wind; and certainly got it! Then I asked for a million bucks and got; nothin! So obviously my powers of prediction are sorely limited.
Having said that,wasn’t Sunday’s sail a hoot! And a timely wake up call to all of us on the power of a storm front and how fast it can hit. After a slow start, the wind built gradually to about 8 knots and some close racing was being had, and then the ‘abandon the race’ hooter went off-Nooo! we’re nearly finished! But owing to some clever observations and communication between the race team, they had spotted the 30-40 knot squall heading straight for us! After some gentle coaxing from the ribs all boats headed for shore. Not a moment to soon either, as before we were even half way home the storm hit us with a vengeance. You wanted some wind? Well here it is, enjoy! And enjoy we did, if you call half the fleet capsized, boats getting left behind as their crew was ferried ashore and then all the fun of trying to land a yacht on the beach with a howling tail wind and not ending up in the rigging yard without your trolley!  All said and done, there was no damage to any boats or more importantly to any people.
A lot of this is due to the timely call by Geoff to pull up stumps and also to to the amazing help from everyone on the beach. This was everything from getting trolleys ,jumping in the water to hold boats, pulling up rudders and down sails to just checking the field of view to make sure everyone was safely off the water.  A special mention to Abbey Everett for her outstanding efforts in this regard. Abbey was seen going to every boat asking if they needed help and even sprinted down the beach to help retrieve one of the washed up Terra's.
Also good to see was that even in the middle of the chaos, all of the Juniors kept level heads and didn’t panic. Testament to their skill and training, so thanks there to all the parent helpers and especially the Junior coaches, Grace Lazzar, Natasha Martin and Ciaran Snooks who have done a great job for many years. Sadly these three are stepping down from coaching after this season for a well earned break. So thanks again for your tireless work bringing up this crop of fine sailors you have left quite a legacy.

Once all the excitement was over and a debrief was had, it was upstairs for our Chrissy lunch and long awaited award presentation for 2020-21 season.  Special mention to Ross and Natasha Martin on Windfix who are our OTB Club Champion's for the 2020-21 season. 

That’s all from me, have a safe and happy Christmas and remember, there is no OTB sailing this Sunday and the following Sunday is the start of the Christmas series, which at this stage might be shortened to one day. Stay tuned on that one.
Cheers for now
Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

From the Junior's

9 of our SBSC Juniors (teenagers) sitting their boat license coarse so they can assist on duty next season - YAY!!

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Keelboat News

Congratulations to all our award winners from the 2020-21 season and special mention to John Wemyss and crew on Anthea who are the Keelboat AMS Club Champions and David Phillips and the crew from Rogue who are the Keelboat Club Champions for 2020-21

For those of you that haven't already seen it below is our NEW Course Board which is on display at the northern end of the club balcony.  Now that we have 46 courses to choose from the Sailing Committee felt it was time to come up with a better way to display the course numbers to be sailed and also make it easier and simpler for the race team on duty.  From all accounts it works great and can be easily read as boats exit the marina.  Big thanks to Andrew Clark and Peter Bulka for making this happen. 

Course Boardrs

Last week's results:

Friday 17th December  - Xmas Fun Twilight   

1st Empara SB161 Peter & David Jones
2nd Anna M6 Andy DeLange
3rd Seafarrer 6886 Brett Millar

Great to see 24 yachts out for a lovely sail on the last Friday Twilight before Christmas.  As always a big thank you to the tower team of Gordon and Jason from New Morning and our Friday tower regular, Marg Hawker.

Sunday 19th December - Shark Bay Race #1  

    
Div 1 PHD:    
1st 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
2nd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
Div 1 AMS:    
1st 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
2nd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
Div 2 PHD:
1st Rells SB852 Mal Winder
2nd E'toile My381 John Gordon

It was a interesting day on the water for both our small fleet of Sunday sailors plus the tower team.  The race started in a very pleasant breeze and ended with a bit more than expected when the SW change made it presence felt a bit earlier than forecast.  All yachts were on their way back to the finish line when the change and had a very quick run back home.  Thanks to Race Officer John Wemyss and the Anthea crew for a great job

All results for the season to date please go to 2021-22 Keelboat Results

Holiday Series Information:

Monday 27th December

First Warning Signal:         9:55H Combined Tower Start    
Tower Team: Amanda Malin & Elaine Nicholas    

Wednesday 29th December

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower: Di Jackson

Sunday 2nd January - Race to the Middle    

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower Team: Graeme & Bette Pearson

Wednesday 5th January

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower: Di Jackson

Friday 7th January

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Combined Tower Start
Tower Team: Judy Champion & Elaine Nicholas

We have plenty of racing going on over the Holiday Break so get out there and enjoy some time on the water especially our classic Race to the Middle on Sunday 2nd January.

Saturday  8th January - MYC Hovell Pile Race   

First Warning Signal: 9:55H MYC Tower Start

More news to follow very soon.

Christmas Blue Water Races

There are a number of our yachts and friends of SBSC that are taking to the ocean this year..  

In the Rolex Sydney to Hobart we have Patriot, Protagonist and Rod Smallman who will be competing in the inaugural running of the two-handed division on Maverick.  To follow their progress go to Rolex S2H Tracker

Josh Thring and the crew from Audere are doing the Melbourne to Hobart Westcoaster. You can follow them at M2H Tracker.  Nigel Cunniffe and the crew on Scaramouche are doing the dash across Bass Strait in the Melbourne to Devonport race.  Follow them on the   M2D Tracker.   Both these races start from the Portsea Pier at 14:30AEST on the 27th December so head down to Portsea to wave them on their way.
We wish them all a speedy and safe passage down to Tasmania

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A reminder for anyone that would like to donate to our Hamper Drive for Families in Need this year - only one more week to go & we’d love to see some more goodies under our Christmas Tree. This is a such wonderful cause & every contribution will assist. Help share a bit of extra joy this Christmas for those families that are in need.

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OTB Captain's Report

ALERT,ALERT,ALERT. THIS WEEKS RACE IS A 10:30 START, DO NOT BE LATE!

G’day folks. Remember when I said last week how good these easy Sunday sails are?
What a crock that was! Give me a bit of wind any day. Last Sunday was predicted to have bugger all wind and gave us just that. A few intrepid souls ventured out early to catch the tiny amount of breeze on offer and seemed to be doing OK some of the time. The smarter ones gathered on the deck to chew the fat, catch up on the weeks goings on and enjoy the view Meanwhile, the trusty race team were doing their best to find enough wind, indeed any wind, to be able to get a race in. Whilst out there they were being constantly harassed by a lone Sabre pilot giving his two bobs worth and generally sticking his nose where it wasn’t wanted (sorry guys).
Eventually we got enough breeze to call the fleet to arms and out came 17 boats of all types, a testament to the willingness of our sailors to “give it a go”. Sadly after all that effort to get rigged up, we only lasted three quarters of one race before the wind died completely and we had to limp back to shore looking at the sun on the hill all the way home just to have to de-rig again. Then back up to the deck for another round of drinks and some of Dave’s delicious chips.  Funny thing was,, even after all that, nobody was complaining. Perhaps it wasn’t such a bad day after all.

OK, enough of that drivel. This week is going to be sensational, guaranteed! Perfect wind, flat water and no jet skis I promise. And if you believe that, I’m actually a Nigerian Prince with ten million dollars that I want to share with you - just give me your banking details and I’ll send you the money! The other thing to remember for this week is the awards presentation and Christmas dinner. This is a 1.30pm start in the club room so the race is going to be a 10.30 morning start to give us a chance to change into our finery for the feast. Don’t forget your wheelbarrow to take home all of your silverware!
That’s enough waffle for now, see ya Sunday.

Cheers
Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat News

Last week's results:

Friday 10th December  - Twilight Pursuit Race #5  

1st The Office MY360 Evan Macwhirter
2nd Christela Sm2700 Glenys Hitchen
3rd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
AMS
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556  Pauline Cleaver
2nd Balance M333 Balance
3rd Maximum Limit NX1638 Rick Rogers

Female Helm Race #2

1st Christela Sm2700 Glenys Hitchen
2nd Mr. Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd Fransiska 880 Jacqui Bange

Big thank you to Race Officer Amanda Malin and the Tower Team of Greg Cleaver, Phil Wooley,  Judy and Elaine.

For all the results, including the Series Scores for Friday Twilight Pursuit Series #1 and Friday Twilight AMS 2021, please go to 2021-22 Keelboat Results

Saturday 11th December - MYC Navigators Race

There was a small group of yachts that headed up VERY early on Saturday morning to participate in the MYC Navigators Race.  It was a lovely day for a sail around the southern end of Port Phillip Bay with light to moderate breezes to start the race which finished in a fairly stiff SE wind.  I think a few of our yachts, that took the anti clockwise route, may have found the temptation to great when passing by the entrance to the marina on the way back to Mornington Yacht Club! 

For all the results please go to MYC Aggregate Series for the PHD results and MYC Long Distance Series for the AMS results.  Big thank you to the team at MYC for hosting this race. 

Our next MYC race is the Hovell Pile Race which is being held on Saturday 8th January so put this one in the diary.

This week's racing:

Friday 17th December -  Xmas Twilight Pursuit   

with optional Extra's

First Warning Signal:     17:25H Pursuit Start 
Race Officers: Di Jackson
Tower Duty: New Morning II

This week we have our Xmas Twilight Pursuit Race with Extra's Optional which is the perfect opportunity to give that Spinnaker, Code 0 or Screacher a run.  If you elect to run an 'extra' sail then please notify the Safety Beach Tower when signing on for the race on VHF 69 and add 3-minutes to your nominated start time e.g. if you start time is listed on the start sheet at 17:40 and you elect to run a spinnaker your new start time will be 17:43H.   If you need any assistance please send us an email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For the race on Friday please go to the Friday Pursuit Entrants List Dated 17th December which is available on the club website or CLICK HERE

Sunday 19th December - Shark Bay Holiday Series Race #1  

First Warning Signal: 9:55H  Combined Tower Start 
Race Officer: John Wemyss
Duty Boat: Anthea

This is the first of our Shark Bay Holiday Series Races.  We have an early tower start with the first warning signal at 9:55H so that we can all have a great morning on the water and be back in time for the SBSC Christmas Celebrations & 2020-21 Awards Presentations.  Don't forget to book with David ASAP.

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Lessons Learn't - Men overboard

In the latest edition of  Shipshape from Marine Safety Victoria December News there is an interesting article on this subject that is worth a read.

Earlier this year, two men fell overboard into cold coastal water and couldn't get back on their tinny. The older man had stood up and lost his balance, then his son reached out to stop him from falling – but the pair toppled out. Thankfully they wore life jackets and made it to shore. The vessel was recovered by VMR Mornington.

This month we're encouraging boaters and kayakers to Prepare to Survive: Practice getting back on board

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS 8th December 2021

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OTB Captain's Report

Howdy folks,
What a cracker of a sail we had on Sunday. Beautiful sunshine, steady(ish) 10 knot offshore breeze and flat water. What more could you ask for?  We had 21 starters, covering all divisions and again quite a few juniors in all sorts of boats giving the seniors a fair old hurry up too!  This is sailing at its best. Sure,the breeze could be a bit stronger, but it is early in the season and my old bones at least are appreciating the gentle warm up. Those twenty knot days with a big onshore swell where you get back to the beach with the adrenaline pumping, muscles aching and a grin from ear to ear will come soon enough. Those are the days that stick in our minds as a great sail, where you really had to work hard the whole way around the course and use all of your skill to maintain and hopefully improve your position. So in the meantime, let’s soak up these easy, sunny Sundays where you get back to the beach with nothing broken (on you or your boat), casually pack up and head up to the deck for a long awaited catch up with friends that we might not have seen for quite a while. That’s what brings me back each week, and the sailing is a bonus!

So, getting back to the sailing. We were hoping to get three races in to put one in the bank in case of a non-sailable day. Unfortunately various things like wind shifts worked against us and as the three race idea is new, we will be honing the process to reduce the time between races. Maybe swapping the divisions around or combining some if there is only a couple of boats in a start.

We had an excellent crew on the ribs this week with Ross and Natasha Martin in Sutherland and Scotty Thompson and Fiona Lowe in Woodsy. These guys we all over the course, laying marks and checking the wind. It was almost a pity no one needed rescuing so we could see their full range of skills! The start boat was manned as usual by Geoff The Magnificent, but this week Super Deirdre was taking a well earned break (I think she was on the turps, but that’s just between you and me !), She was ably replaced by not one but two scribes, champion Judy Champion and James 'the Wonder vet' Everett. Both Judy and James have done the race officer course so it was a great opportunity to get some hands on experience.

At this stage next Sunday is looking like a repeat of this week, so if you haven’t done so already, get your backside in a boat and get it on the water! You won’t regret it, I promise . And last but not least, please please please read the duty roster! It’s up on the walls, on the club website and in the Sailor app under documents (not roster). It’s there as a working document, so you can change your position if needed but you must organise this yourself not just ignore it and hope someone else will do it. Poor old Rob Campbell has pulled out all of his hair with the stress! He used to be such a hairy dude too, he once filled in for Bubbles and Michael Jackson didn’t even notice!

That’s definitely enough for now, Cheers
Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat News

Last week's results:

Friday 3rd December  - Twilight Pursuit Race #4  

1st Fransiska 880 Peter Morrison
2nd Cirrus SB20 Tim Bardon
3rd  Summer Breeze SB30 Martin Coad
AMS
1st Single Malt SB10 Peter Bulka
2nd Anthea SB3107 John Wemyss
3rd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver

What a lovely evening for a yacht and great to see Tim Bardon and Tom McCullough out on Cirrus for their first sail in the Friday Twilight Fleet.  Big thank you to Race Officer Judy Champion, the crew from Amazing Grace.and our tower team regulars of Elaine and Marg.  

Sunday 5th December - Sunday Summer Series     

DIV. 1 - PHD  
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd Audere M454 Josh Thring
3rd Marrakesh SB450 Neil Hawker
DIV. 1 - AMS
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd Audere M454 Josh Thring
3rd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
DIV. 2 - PHD  
1st Rells SB852 Mal Winder

Thank you to the crew from 2Xtreme and Elaine who did a fabulous job up in the tower on Sunday. 

For all the results please go to 2021-22 Keelboat Results

This week's racing:

Friday 10th December -  Twilight Pursuit  &   

Margaret Hollamby Female Helm Race #2  

First Warning Signal:     17:25H Pursuit Start
Race Officers: Amanda Malin
Tower Duty: Mr Bojangles
Results: Elaine & Judy

This week we have the second of our Female Helm Races.  Rules are the same as Race 1:

  • If not a member of Safety Beach SC we ask that they register for a Sail Pass at no charge - Available HERE
  • When signing on for the race with the Safety Beach Tower please advise that the yacht will be entering the Female Helm Series and provide the name of the nominated female helm.
  • Helming is not restricted to only one female during the race.
  • Have fun.

This will be a combined Friday Twilight and Female Helm race so ALL COMERS WELCOME with or without a female steerer.   This is also the last of the Friday Twilight Pursuit for 2021 as next Friday we have our Xmas Friday Twilight with optional 'Extras'.   Make sure you get back to the club after racing to enjoy some fine fair from Snooks Catering and some friendly banter with your fellow crews. 

Start sheet is on the club website or CLICK HERE

Saturday 11th December - MYC Navigators Trophy Race  

First Warning Signal: 8:55H MYC Tower Start 
Results: Dianne

We have the first of the MYC Navigators Trophy Race on this Saturday 11th December.  This is one of the classic races on Port Phillip and is a must for anyone that likes a bit of a challenge or just enjoys a great sail around the southern part of Port Phillip Bay.

This will be a MYC Tower Start with the first warning signal at 8:55H.  Please refer to separate email sent to the Keelboat fleet with all the details and documentation required.  If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..au and we will get back to you as soon as we can with all the information that you require.

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