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Snooks Catering

Please see the flyer from Snooks Catering below.  There are plenty of yummy meals to choose from and some easy nibbles for Grand Final Night, with their home-made Arancini Balls, Sesame Drumettes, Pies/Tarts & Sausage Roll (in miniature). Perfect footy watching food !!

Snooks Catering Flyer 23 Oct 2020 weekend


For those that would like to learn how to win ocean races, the ORCV has 2 new courses plus a Masterclass with Will Oxley.  These courses concentrate of using Expedition Software starting with the very basics and building your knowledge.
In the basic course you will learn how to: set and manage marks and routes, creating race notes, uploading and working with charts, boat polars and sail charts with Expedition. The second course, “You’ve got the basics. What’s next?”, builds your knowledge further in:  how to work with weather routing, weather routes, wave polars and wave gribs, analysis of wind, current and MSLP and moves onto georeferencing weather images.

Will Oxley, is then running a Masterclass and discusses race planning, tactical boat positioning, how to evaluate GRIB data, communications and shares how he prepares and manages onboard whilst racing.  

All courses run online and can be booked individually.  

  • Expedition, Learn the basics starts October 29, at 6 to 9 pm
  • Expedition, You’ve got the basics, what’s next? Is November 5, at 7 to 9 pm
  • Masterclass with Will Oxley, starts Monday, November 9, at 6.30 to 9 pm and runs for 3 nights.

Book your course here

ORCV Master Nav

Message from the OTB Captain

Hi to all sailors – OTB and Keelboat,
As the potential start of the season approaches, the COVID-19 situation has made usual programming difficult. Until we get some clear directions as to when we can resume our usual  sailing, we will be using a more “fluid” approach.  A likely scenario will be that single handed sailing will be an early option,  with multi handed sailing hopefully following shortly afterwards.

The issue we have though is that the start boat and the course laying and rescue boats require at least two people on board. With this in mind our intrepid Principal Race Officer, Geoff Eldridge, has put forward the idea of a “Patrol Boat Bubble” where a permanent race team is rostered on for the first part of the season. To this end, we are looking for volunteers to take on this role - possibly some of the members who participated in the Race Officer course last week, sailors from multi crewed yachts or even Keelboaters who would like to get their feet wet.

We are looking for about 4-5 volunteers.
Anyone interested please contact either
Ross Martin             0467 000 442    or
Peter Chipperfield   0402 231 782

Membership Update

Membership cards have been sent out to all financial members, so keep an eye out for your card.  As Australia Post has been a little behind with some deliveries, it may take a week to arrive.  If you don’t receive your card by the end of September please let Jenny know at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ORCV Volunteer of the Year


From the Rear

Just when you think there is zip for me to contribute to e-news due to the ongoing Covid situation, along come the Victorian Hobie Association with a request Safety Beach SC host their 2021 State titles over the Labour Day long week end in March. At this stage there is nothing more to report until the OTB Sailing Committee meeting next week to put our proposal together. I will be putting every bit of effort into securing this event as it will create a lot of interest through movement and colour, and hopefully a few dollars. As it is only 3 weeks after Sail Peninsula it truly would demonstrate Safety Beach Sailing Club is a club for all sailing enthusiasts.

Your OTB and Executive Committee continue to work on a system to remind OTB sailors they are rostered for duty.  It uses Revsport which the club uses to store members information and has been used by the Keel Boats for the past 12 months. In short, approximately a week before your rostered duty day you will receive an email or text massage notifying you of your duty and role. Should you not be able to make your duty day it will provide you a suitable amount of time for you to organise a replacement.

Great to see some of our Keelboat owners taking advantage of calm seas to enjoy a pleasant cruise last Sunday. Hopefully in the near future we will see more of you on the water enjoying everything Safety Beach Sailing Club has to offer.


Keelboat News

The Skipper and Crews Meeting is on this Sunday 18th October at 10:00am on Zoom.  If you have any items you would like added to the agenda for discussion please send them through to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  The agenda will be emailed out later this week.  Zoom Meeting details are below - we look forward to seeing you there. 

Meeting ID: 309 338 5021
Passcode: sbsc

Change to Club By-Laws

At the recently held Executive Committee it was agreed to include the following clause into our By-Laws:

Item 10.3 A visitor or guest is allowed 6 visits to the clubhouse per calendar year.

A copy of the current By-Laws are available on the club website or by clicking HERE

News from our Sponsors

Many of you many not realise but a number of the club Opti's, that we are still using for our training programs, were sponsored by Carpet World Mornington.  We are thrilled to announce that they have recently come back on board as a sponsor of Safety Beach Sailing Club.  Please make sure you support those that support and sponsor the club especially in these somewhat challenging times. 

Carpet World Mornington is a family run business operating since 1993 that specialises in all things flooring. Our priority is to ensure our clients are provided with the highest quality of customer service which is represented by our team of professional and experienced employees.

Carpet World prides itself on the reputation of the quality of all our products with a wide range to meet all budget expectations. Whether it be a renovation, new build, property rentals or a large building project we can assure you that our expert team will be available to assist from start to finish.

We offer an in-home free measure and quote service so please don’t hesitate to call us on (03) 5975 0900 and speak to our friendly team today!

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Committee Mutterings

Hello from home once again. I was hoping by now we would be not so locked down and perhaps even on the verge of returning to the club and sailing. That unfortunately is not the case and I just hope this longer level of lockdown works to get us back to some sense of normal a bit quicker. Whilst I don’t mind working from home, the dogs are even beginning to question why we’re home so much.

The Executive Committee has been as busy as ever working on many things, apart from sailing. We are looking to upgrade our IT and move to Office 365 shortly. This will revolutionise our file storage and make life much easier for future committees, as they won’t be asking for previous members of committee to copy old files onto USB’s or forward multiple emails from years past. Everything will be stored in the cloud and accessible to the committee at any time and from anywhere.

The new Sponsorship, Marketing & Grants sub-committee have hit the ground running. John Wemyss and team are setting up sponsorship packages to approach businesses with shortly and gain further support for the club. We are also looking at local area promotion of what we offer. Plenty of ground work to do and well worth the effort, as it represents a great opportunity for the club.  We are looking for someone to join this sub-committee, who has a flare for graphic design and marketing. If that’s you, please let us know, as we would love to have you on board. Could be a great opportunity to showcase your talents.

Another area this team are working on is social media and how we can continue to hear from you the members. We plan to start asking for stories and profiles of sponsors, which can then be shared with our members. There are many interesting people in the club, that many of you don’t know. So, whilst we can’t physically see each other, perhaps we can share some stories and past experiences, which may just help everyone to connect in an entirely different way.

Thanks again to all the members who have paid their fees. It makes a big difference to the club and is fantastic to see. As mentioned in the reminder notices this week, the club is mindful that there are some who may be financially affected by the COVID19 situation. It is truly a unique situation and we wish to ensure all our members are able to remain part of the Safety Beach Sailing Club.  I am available to discuss alternative payment arrangements for any member/s who may be financially affected by the COVID19 situation.  All discussions will remain strictly confidential. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Phone: 0407 814 865

The new Risk Management sub-committee, headed up by Pauline Cleaver has begun the huge task of piecing this together. Whilst we have had risk management procedures, it’s obvious they are in need of a major upgrade and Pauline and team have the experience to put this together.

Our Rear Commodore – Ross Martin and Sailing Committee have been busy putting together the new season programs. As soon as we’re able to sail, the program will cater for as much sailing as anyone can cope with. We might even see Clarky sitting a few out due to exhaustion.

Please continue where possible to support David and Deidre Snooks. They have done an amazing job staying positive during these times and providing great meals from the kiosk. My only regret is living much more than 5km away, otherwise I’d be there every week.

Continue to stay safe and healthy. I also hope you make the most of your extra hour each day.

Kind Regards,
Peter Bulka

Tips & Tricks

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Keelboat News

Skippers & Crews Meeting

Is being held at 10:00am on Sunday 18th October via Zoom.  The meeting will include the following:

  • Peter Bulka will give a short presentation on the ORCclub measurement system
  • Geoff Eldridge will present a summary of the changes to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-24 which come into effect in January 2021
  • Review of the Covid 19 Return to Sailing Plan.

If you have any other items that you would like discussed please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Zoom meeting details will be sent to the Keelboat Skippers and Crews the week before the meeting.

Race Documentation

Don't wait till the last moment to get your race documentation in for the 2020-21 season.  Please send through the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Completed and Signed Category 5 Safety Declaration Form.  Safety Declaration Form HERE
  • Copy of your current Insurance Certification
  • Current AMS Certificate (if applicable)

Risk Management Update


As a result from last week’s newsletter we have been able to put together a very keen and experienced Risk Management Committee.

  • Duncan McColl
  • Glenn Graeme
  • Deidre Snooks
  • Ross Martin
  • Geoff Eldridge

Reporting Concerns/Incidents/Near Misses- Please!
To assist the RM Committee in their upcoming review/planning we need to know the thoughts of club members.  If you have any concerns about current hazards/procedures, both on and off water, please email/call me.   If you have experienced or observed any incidents/near misses we need to know about these too.  Much can be learnt and we need to avoid situations being repeated.

Pauline Cleaver (Mr Bojangles)
M:0411 953 661     E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Covid-19 Updates

It is quite a challenge keeping track of the current restrictions and how they apply to boating however, a good source of information is the 'Best Boating Victoria' website.  Please click HERE for the latest information. 

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As more information comes to hand we will endeavour to post it on the Safety Beach Sailing club Facebook page as soon as practicable so keep an eye out for any updates which can be viewed by clicking SBSC Facebook.


New Members

On behalf of the Executive Committee and members, we would like to extend a warm welcome to these new and returning members to Safety Beach SC. We look forward to seeing you at the club when we are able to re-open again for business.

  • Brad and Lynda Fitzsimmons - BatteryWorld Mornington
  • David Blundell
  • Glenys Hitchen
  • Nick, Fiona, Zara & Cooper Jones - Maintain my Boat    

If you know someone that would like to join the club, membership applications can be downloaded from the website by clicking this LINK

Snooks Catering

Snooks Catering Flyer 11 09 2020 weekend

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