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Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS January 20th 2021

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation.  See Details Below 
Thursday 28th January       6:30 pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
Sunday 7th February 3 - 6 m Sunday Sounds @ SBSC with Neil Osborne
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

New Members

The Members and Executive Committee at SBSC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members.  We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:

  • Josh Thring
  • Andrea Pearman & Steve Arthurson
  • Fenge Shave
  • Judy, Richard & Harry Hamer
  • Danielle, Robert, Ian, Isabella & Scott Lumley
  • Maria, Arthur, Stephanie & Kristen Koutsimpiris

Australia Day Weekend @ SBSC

Snooks Catering E News Australia Day 2021 Happenings at SBSC

Xmas Fundraiser TYou

Junior Squad

With the 2020 part of the season behind us, the first Junior sailing for 2021 was off and racing this Sunday. It was fantastic to see so many new faces join us for the first time. Unfortunately the weather in the morning wasn't appropriate for new sailors. Thanks to Ewan Campbell, Erik Meijer & Andrew Martin we were able to have all 10 new Juniors out on the water and even better given a really fun and positive experience. With our more experienced Junior Squad we had the chance to get them back into racing mode, with starts being the focus of this week's training and exercises. Kind of fitting being the start of the New Year.

With the club in full swing this weekend, we are encouraging all Juniors, who feel up to it, to join and be part of the festivities.  We will be back Sunday morning from 9am for more fun and sailing! Keep an eye on the website throughout the week for the calendar for the rest of the season activities.

Happy Sailing,
Ciaran Snooks, Natasha Martin, Grace Lazzar
Junior Coordinators

OTB News

Woo Hoo! We finally got all the ducks lined up. Great wind, good weather, NO jet skis, and on a Sunday! And what a cracker it was. With a really nice course (thanks Geoff), it was a pleasure to be on the water. We started with a nice long beat and a couple of almost screaming reaches, some great waves to surf and a fairly bunched up fleet, it made for an extremely enjoyable race. It was obvious that we were having such a good time that the race crew extended the course so we could have more of a good time for race two!  It’s great to see more of the junior sailors coming out to join in the afternoon races as well, so when you see them sail past, give them an encouraging word or two. After all we want them to be around long enough to do the same for us one day !

I like to thank the race team each week for the great job they do, whether it’s the regulars or a rostered on sailor, and this week we had a new member, Leanne Brady who happily put her hand up to crew one of the ribs for the day, no questions asked. Leanne is new to sailing and to Safety Beach. She is the proud owner of a well loved Sabre and will be looking forward to some of the same help and advice I was shown when I joined SBSC.

Also this week I would like too highlight the efforts of the incomparable Deidre Snooks, who not only helps launch and retrieve the boats, assists Geoff and keeps tab of all the times EVERY week, but also does a great job on the back end of her trusty camera phone.
I’ve added a couple of her pictures this week to whet your appetite and if you want to see the rest, go to the SBSC Facebook page, they really are worth a look.
So next time you sail past the start boat, give a big smile or do something stoopid (more my style) and you’re sure to get your mug up in lights!

OTB Jan News

Finally, good luck to all the SBSC sailors going to McCrae this week for the Ronstan regatta.
Don’t forget that this week we are sailing on Saturday and Sunday at 13.57H and then on Tuesday, Australia Day, at 10.57 prior to Presentation ceremony at the club in the afternoon .
That’s definitely enough from me
Cheers

Pete Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS December 30th 2020

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 9th January 9:55H MYC & SBSC Combined Race Series
Hovel Pile Race
Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January       6:30pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

Snooks Catering

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OTB Report

I hope you all had a happy and safe Chrissy break. I know those that were around the club all had a great time. The first half of our Christmas series has been a great success, even though Sunday was a blowout, we made the most of it with an impromptu working bee. Monday and Tuesday were much better, with shifty up and down winds but nice weather and plenty of boats, including some visitors from McCrae in 3 Sharpies, an A class and a Sabre, our fleet was 16 on Monday and about 24 on Tuesday. Lots of good close racing was had in all classes except Div. 1 where we only had one entry! Come on kids, get those parents cracking, it’s great sailing and if there were a few more of you, apart from giving Aurelia some competition, one of you might have reminded her to put the bungs in! Oh dear.

Just remember, while this is a trophy series, the emphasis is on having a good time and going by the number of people in the club after racing, that was certainly the case. So if you couldn’t, or just didn’t come for a sail, well it sucks to be you! Next week I’ll be back at work so it sucks to be me. That leaves a spot at the back of the fleet for someone else. So get yourself sorted and come and join in. Racing is on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday at 3.00pm, I guarantee you won’t regret it.

Lastly, thanks to Andrew Mono Martin for organizing the working bees on Sunday and Tuesday and to those that came along to help out. A load of jobs were ticked off and the building and yard are looking great .

That’s enough from me,
See you Sunday.

Pete Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS January 13th 2021

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January       6:30pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
Saturday 30th January 9:00am KB Combined Race Series -  Navigators Race
Sunday 7th February 3 - 6pm Sunday Sounds @ SBSC with Neil Osborne
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

Cruisers Corner

The gossip around the club is that there are quite a few boats poking their noses out of the heads and sailing north in 2021.
So, we are arranging a Cruiser’s Corner dinner for anyone heading, or thinking of heading out for some cruising adventures next year.
It will be an informal night, where people can met, chat about plans for the year, ask questions, share knowledge and enjoy a meal at the club together.

The inaugural dinner will be Thursday, 28th January from 6.30 onwards. Bookings are essential, so please book with David on 0439 314 179 and mention “Cruiser’s Corner” and let Jen or Di know you have booked.
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We look forward to seeing you then

Snooks Catering

Jan Happenings 13 01 21

OTB News

OTB Captain Report

Well, that was a bit of fun, wasn’t it! This weeks sailing was billed as “FUN RACE“ and RO Rick Potter took the ball and ran with it! We had Le Mans starts, team strategies, extra points for capsizing and even pirates with water canons (sort of). The only thing we didn’t have was enough wind to start on time - oh that’s right, it was a Sunday!
Being a fun race meant nobody was too worried, we just sat on the deck and waited for the sea breeze to fill in. By mid afternoon it did- oh that’s right, it was a Sunday! Rick called “ Man The Boats!“ and it was on for young and old. With the fist race around the yellow pylons and extra points for turning turtle, some extraordinary manoeuvres were observed especially Taipan Tony seen leaping from his skyward hull to land spreadeagled on his sail- extra points for aerial style wasn’t on offer but everyone was very impressed!

Race two was easy, just sail a triangle and finish. And retrieve some floating balls, avoid the super soakers then sail backwards over the line - Easy ! Other highlights included Katrina’s efforts as a pirate trying to douse the other teams as they sailed past . To be fair we got a better soaking from the jet skis, weren’t they just a delight! Ross thoroughly enjoyed himself suggesting to our friends from the northern suburbs that perhaps they could relocate elsewhere - or words to that effect, you can’t afford to be subtle with those gentlemen!

Thanks again Rick and everyone who helped to make the day, and to all those who sailed upon her!
It’s back to regular sailing this week , but I think the Fun Race is here to stay .
That’s enough from me , see you on the water

Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS December 23rd 2020

Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January       6:30pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

Working Bee

Tuesday 29th December @ 10:00am

We are planning another working bee to include the following:
- Re-oil timber bar tops on balcony rail
- Painting of second coat to Northern wall of clubhouse
- Small finishing jobs in clubhouse including glueing stainless kicker boards to kitchen doors, door latches and stops to be put on, mounting of club letterbox &  thermostat for air-conditioning.
- Removal of hard rubbish
- Sorting memorabilia in tower

TOOLS & EQUIPMENT REQUIRED:
- Paintbrushes and rollers, drop sheets
- Kwik grip
- Palm Sanders with Fine Grit Paper
- Old rags to apply oil to timber tops
- Tool kits to include screw drivers, drills etc, hacksaws.

BLUE PLASTIC CHAIRS:
There are about 30 of the blue plastic Chairs under the deck downstairs in the yard. It is our intention to put these into hard rubbish unless someone would like to take them away and repurpose these chairs. Please let me know if you’re interested in helping on the day or wanting to take some chairs away on 0430474735 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cheers!
Mono.
House Committee 

Snooks Catering E News piece for week 23rd Dec 2020

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS January 6th 2021

Dates for the Diary

Saturday 9th January 9:55H MYC & SBSC Combined Race Series
Hovel Pile Race
Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January       6:30pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
Sunday 7th February 3 - 6pm Sunday Sounds @ SBSC with Neil Osborne
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

New Members

The Members and Executive Committee at SBSC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members.  We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:

  • Ken Biggs & Janette Llewellyn
  • Alan & Helen Drews
  • Sallylou & Steve Hamilton
  • Gavin & Celia Tanner
  • James McFarlane & Yvonne Gates
  • Kerry Burns
  • Kristy Shakespeare
  • Claire Scasni
  • Carla Carroll & Troy Carroll

Snooks Catering

Jan Happenings 6 01 21

OTB News

Special FUN races are scheduled for OTB fleet on Sunday 10th of January. Come along for the fun.
This may be nothing like you have tried before. There will be 2 teams and they will compete for points accumulated during the races. I cannot tell you much more detail as I'm still making it up!

Briefing will be held at 1 p.m. followed by first start approx. 2pm.
You will need to bring your thinking caps and a fun spirit to enjoy the day.
See you then.😀

Rick Potter R.O.

OTB Captain Report

Well , that’s the Christmas series done and dusted ! Well done to every one who competed and helped out over the six days.

Week two had much better conditions than the previous week but unfortunately less boats as more people returned to work (I played hooky Monday and Tuesday afternoon - don't tell the boss! ).  Sunday was fairly light and we only had one race but Monday was much better so we managed three races in very shifty winds that saw some big lead changes. Chippy (Moi) demonstrated how to be over the line at the start, dip back and still be first to the top mark then consolidate that with some very poor tacking choices to end up stoney last - typical !  Tuesday was the pick of the bunch by far with good consistent wind and a great course that allowed some ripper reaches. A shame Drew missed out getting to the start after breaking a shackle on a side stay and de-masting, an event he described as “ not as exciting as tipping over “.  Jess and Owen had a bit of grief keeping their 29er upright with a lack of body weight on the trapeze, so showing some ingenuity, Owen was seen after the race trialling a cunning scheme of filling his wetsuit with water (with him still in it). I’m sure there’s nothing against that in the rules, as long as you don’t fall in !

All in all, the series was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, including some visitors from McCrae. Thanks again to everyone who manned the patrol boats especially the non sailors that allowed more boats on the water. That enough from me, cheers and Happy Birthday to David Snooks .

Ps: don’t forget to come along this Sunday for our fun sailing day with RO Rick Potter setting some interesting courses ( flour bombs are banned apparently !)

Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Safety Beach Sailing Club NEWS December 16th 2020

Dates for the Diary

Sunday 20th December          1:00pm         SBSC Christmas Party. More details below    
Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January 6:30pm Cruisers Corner Gathering
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

New Members

The members and Executive Committee would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members.  We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:

  • Kristy Shakespeare
  • Clair Scasni
  • Kerry & Colin Burns
  • Carla & Troy Carroll
  • Natasha Martin & Michael Nugent (We would like to welcome Natasha's fiancé, Michael, to SBSC)

SBSC Christmas Party

Bookings essential.  Please book through https://www.trybooking.com/BNMWJ

SBSC 2020 Xmas Party

Cruisers Corner

The gossip around the club is that there are quite a few boats poking their noses out of the heads and sailing north in 2021.
So, we are arranging a Cruiser’s Corner dinner for anyone heading, or thinking of heading out for some cruising adventures next year.  It will be an informal night, where people can met, chat about plans for the year, ask questions, share knowledge and enjoy a meal at the club together.

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The inaugural dinner will be Thursday, 28th January from 6.30 onwards. Bookings are essential, so please book with David on 0439 314 179 and mention “Cruiser’s Corner” and let Jen or Di know you have booked.
Jen - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Di – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We look forward to seeing you then

Junior Report

I hope that you have all had a great week.
I am very happy to say that this weekend we were able to get back out on the water again do some small races in the morning. Both my friends and I had a great time and really enjoyed being back on the water. I talked to one of my friends this week,(Xavier,) and asked him what he enjoyed. He really enjoyed just doing the races. And to be honest I think everyone else did as well because doing these races as part of the junior program last year was really fun from memory.

Also I would like to encourage people to come to the SBSC Christmas party, which is on the 20th of December.
For booking and more info please see the information below in this e-news

Have a great week and stay happy and healthy.

Owen Thompson
Junior Captain

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