Dates for the Diary
From the OTB Captain and Rear
After a month of no OTB sailing on Sundays the weather gods blessed us with sunshine and a northerly wind gusting to about 15 knots. This provided ideal conditions to take on the visiting fleet from Mt Martha Yacht Club. With around 50 boats racing, the yard was a hive of activity before and after the race and there was plenty of traffic on the water.
Division 2 was closely contested with SBSC winning the first race by 1 point and Mt. Martha winning the second race by 1 point. The Martin's placed 1st & 2nd in their Tasers for both races in Div. 3 giving SBSC a 2 point victory in each race. Div. 5 had Ewan and Tori in the B14 get a 1st and 2nd as did Mike from Mt Martha in his Paper Tiger. With the rest of the SBSC fleet having the numbers it is congratulations to Safety Beach SC on a great WIN against Mount Martha YC and we look forward to seeing the trophy in our new trophy cabinet soon!
Thanks to RO Peter Bulka and team for a great day on the water and also to Mt Martha Yacht Club for their great turn-out and close competition.
You will have noted in the program that there is NO OTB racing is scheduled this Labour Day long week end.
There is however, plenty of interest in racing, and the long-range forecast looks great. We’ll start at 2pm as usual, briefing at 1pm.
Sail Peninsula 2020
What's on @ SBSC in March
News from the Tower
Last Weeks Races
Friday 28th February 2020
Twilight Pursuit Series 2 - Race 5
|1st||Y Knot||Rob Rainsford|
|3rd||Miss Marilyn||Rem Van Dorssen|
|3rd||Mr Bojangles||Pauline Cleaver|
Big thank you to the Tower Team of Judy, Gail and the New Morning II Crew. Awesome job.
Saturday 29th February 2020
Club Championship Series - Race 7
Combined MYC & SBSC Series - Race 5
|2nd||Mr Bojangles||Pauline Cleaver|
|3rd||Lady Cassandra||Mark McAuliffe|
|2nd||Mr Bojangles||Pauline Cleaver|
Big thank you to Mornington YC for running the race and our SBSC on water volunteers of Di Ashcroft, Lorraine, Mark and the other Di.
For the Combined MYC / SBSC Results please go to Combined Race Results.
After many week's of speculation and bad weather it was decided to award the Mustang Sally Keelboat Anniversary Trophy to the first Safety Beach boat to finish in the SP2020 Friday Pursuit Race held on the 21st February. Mark Watson and the crew of Liberty are very deserved winners having sailed with the club for over 7 years with this being their first trophy at SBSC so we wish them many more. The trophy has gone into hiding for a few months until the club renovations are completed when it will no doubt find a suitable home in the clubrooms and will be awarded again in 2021 and hopefully the weather will allow it to be presented on the first Friday in February.
Next Weeks Races
Wednesday 4th March 2020
|Start Time||16:00H Pursuit Start|
Friday 6th March 2020
Twilight Pursuit Race - Race # 6
|First Warning Signal:||17:25H|
|Start:||17:30H Pursuit Start|
|Tower Team:||Amanda, Judy and X to Sea|
Please click HERE for the Start Sheet
As this is the Labour Day Long Weekend there is NO Keelboat racing scheduled at the club for Sunday so we suggest you get in your sailing fix on Friday night!! We wish all our boats and crew participating in events elsewhere, such as the Marley Point Race or the ORCV King Island Race, a safe and speedy passage and look forward to seeing you back at the club real soon.
Change of Date – West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 3 – Saturday 18th April 8.45am
As a result of feedback, the ORCV has amended the date of this race from Easter to the following Saturday which also allows for a daylight start.
Develop your boat and crew or come try ocean sailing and join the West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 3 on April 18th at 8.45am. Sail the 50nm in company and be home Saturday evening. Entries are open https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-series
Double Handed Race – Sunday 26th April
The ORCV has for many years, supported and promoted double-handed racing.
This year we have updated the Port Phillip Bay Course, taking on feedback and requests for longer legs.
Enter and compete individually or as part of a team. Teams are made of 4 boats from any desired grouping ie club, friends, female, over 50’s, under 30's etc.
Finding two crew is easier, so come, give it a try. Entries are open https://www.orcv.org.au/double-handed-about-the-race
Port Phillip Heads Rip Tour – Sunday 19th April
Experience and learn what to look for and how to best navigate the entrance to Port Phillip Bay safely in this 1 hour presentation onboard the luxury motor yacht “Moonraker”. An experienced ORCV offshore navigator’s and yachtsman will provide commentary, highlighting points of interest, patterns of tidal flow and correct protocols to use when transiting the heads. Informative, truly educational for those interested in Melbourne’s gateway to the open sea whilst being a great day out. Bookings are essential. https://www.orcv.org.au/training/rip-tour-of-port-phillip-heads