Dates for the Diary
There may not of been any OTB racing at the club over the weekend however a number of our sailors travelled far and wide from Cairn Currin to Balnarring competing in Victorian State Titles with some fantastic results.
Over at Balnarring we had the 'A' Class States with our own Stuart Scott in first and Dave Brewer in second place just a couple of points back. How good is that!!!
The Taser State Titles were held inland up at Cairn Currin. Mark and Oliver Bulka finished in second place, Ross and Natasha Martin in third spot and Andrew, Aurelia & Imogen Martin not far behind in seventh - well done to you all.
The Phaedrus B14 State Titles were held up in Sandringham YC with Ewan and Tori Campbell in a tight battle for fourth with Glenn and Grace Lazzar right on their heels in 5th. If I have missed anyone my sincere apologies but if you drop me a note will make sure you get a mention next week.
Keelboat Captain Report
Congratulations for all our boats and crews that competed in the Marlay Point and ORCV King Island Races last weekend.
A very special congratulations to Rod Smallman and Tom Vaughan on Maverick with a fantastic result in the ORCV Melbourne to King Island Race with the amazing score line of 1st IRC, 2nd AMS, 1st PHS and 1st DHHC.
We have a couple of important dates coming up in the Keelboat Calendar.
On Sunday 5th April at 10:00am we have the Skippers and Crews meeting. It would be great to see a few more of our skippers and crews attend this meeting. It is a great forum to review the season past and present some ideas the KB committee is looking into for both our winter and 2020-21 programs. Constructive input is welcomed so put this date in the diary as a must do.
Be great to see a few new faces out this Sunday for our Summer Pursuit Series Race. This is a perfect format for those who enjoy the pursuit start format but with the option of being able to try out your spinnaker handling skills. Who could say no to that!!
What's on @ SBSC in March
News from the Tower
Last Weeks Races
Friday 6th March 2020
Twilight Pursuit Series 2 - Race 6
|2nd||Lady Cassandra||Mark McAuliffe|
|3rd||Miss Marilyn||Rem Van Dorssen|
|2nd||Mr Bojangles||Pauline Cleaver|
|3rd||Y Knot||Rob Rainsford|
Big thank you to the Tower Team of RO Amanda who was Race Officer for the first time at SBSC and did an awesome job. She was ably supported by Judy, and the crew from X to Sea. Great job with some very close finishes.
For all the 2019-20 Summer Season Results please go to 2019-20 Summer Season Results
Next Weeks Races
Wednesday 11th March 2020
|Start Time||16:00H Pursuit Start|
Friday 13th March 2020
Twilight Pursuit Series #2
|Race 7:||Tower - Pursuit Start|
|First Warning Signal:||17:25H|
|On Duty:||Des Carroll and the Crew from Time Out|
Please click HERE for the Start Sheet
Sunday 15th March 2020
Summer Series - Pursuit Race
|Race # 8:||Tower - Pursuit Start|
|First Warning Signal:||13:25H|
|On Duty:||Peter Russell and Vincitore|
Please click HERE for the Start Sheet
This is a great opportunity for all those skippers and crews that prefer the relaxed atmosphere of a pursuit start but with the option of running a spinnaker on a longer length course so why not give it a go!
No … you change your course!
Dead ahead, through the pitch-black night, a captain sees a light on a collision course with his ship.
Reaching for the radio, he says: “Change your course ten degrees east.”
“Change yours ten degrees west,” comes the reply.
The captain responds, “I’m a navy captain! Change your course, sir!”
“I’m a seaman second class,” the next reply comes back. “Change your course, sir.”
The captain is furious. “I’m a battleship! I’m not changing course!”
The man replies, “I’m in a lighthouse. Your call.”