Can you smell it? Can you feel it? Yep, we’re getting closer to a start date where we can legally and responsibly re-open the club and get back out on the water.
With the renovation oh so close to being finished, there’s a real buzz about the place, particularly in front of the canteen on a Saturday and Sunday, where heaps of members have been seen to be congregating and catching up.
You will see below links to the OTB Winter program which has just been published and includes a Winter Series and an encore of the Spring Series which was appreciated by those that competed last year. Our aim is to target our neighbouring clubs to come down to Safety Beach and race with us during the winter lay off period. I was at McCrae Y.C on Sunday training in the Tasar with Mark Bulka and judging by the numbers going out for a sail from our neighbouring club, the very mention of us running a Winter series was met with a chorus of “we’ll be in that thank-you very much”.
We have some very talented people at our club and the promo video that has been produced by our own Chris Parkes from Effective Working Image and of course the Osbourne’s (Not to be confused with the bat eating variety) for Sail Peninsula 2021, is an indication of just how lucky we are to be able to produce such a product. Check out the link below in this e-news and share it as much as possible. Apologies in advance for the two clowns selected to be the face of the video.
I know there have been plenty of members who have had a sneak peak of our renovation and the overwhelming consensus is that it is going to be pretty special. Another quality Marklew build with interior design by Brian’s better half Lisa has ensured the finished product will be spectacular. The Executive Committee would like to thank both Brian and Lisa for the considerable amount of grunt, time and effort dedicated to this project either for free or at a greatly reduced rate. The members of the club will be eternally thankful.
With footy back on the 11th of June, there’s still time to enter the club’s footy tipping competition. With only one round down, those who enter for round two will be granted points for the away team wins in round one, so in all reality, you will still very much be init. Click HERE to enter.
It seems we have another 29er in the club ranks with a couple of our juniors teaming up to give this craft a bash. Hopefully some competition for joe Warren and Liam.
My thanks to those members who have already generously offered to help get the club cleaned ready for the new carpet to be laid June the 3rd. As always, you the members have not let the club down.
In the coming weeks, we should be able to give some details on when the club will re-open and how many members will be able to dine in the clubhouse. It may very well be that a couple of sittings will need to be scheduled to ensure we maintain whatever restrictions will be placed on dining and club facilities. In any case it’s comforting to know we’re getting closer.
See you out the front of the canteen on Saturday!
(On behalf of the Executive Committee)
Rear Commodores Report
Congratulations to Commodore Peter Bulka for not only being selected to compete in the ZHIK eSailing State Championships that were held on Sunday but for finishing in 4th place in a very tough field. For full results please click THIS LINK.
With everyone busting to get back out on the water, we thought that some additional sailing to our normal winter program would be welcomed. Both the OTB and Keelboat Winter Programs have now been published. These can be accessed on the club website at the following links: KEELBOAT WINTER PROGRAM and OTB WINTER PROGRAM . Please note that the OTB Winter Series will consist of 3 shorter races each session allowing the courses to be closer to shore and a reduced pause between races. We have also introduced the Freedom Friday afternoon Pursuit Series as most of our Keelboats and Crews will be wintering in Melbourne for 2020 and no doubt keen to get in some extra racing after this period of no sailing.
The commencement of these Winter Races will depend very much on the directive from Australian Sailing as to when we can get back to competitive racing. As soon as we get the green light to get our racing programs underway we will ensure that you are notified as soon as possible! In the meantime if the weather allows what a great opportunity to get out for some social sailing.
We have recently added a link to the club website for easy access to some great local weather information. Please CLICK HERE to have a look and add this link to your favourites.
From Snooks Catering
Sail Peninsula 2021
Yes work has already started on preparations for Sail Peninsula 2021 which is being held on the weekend of the 19th - 21st February in 2021 so put these dates in the diary now as you do not want to meet this great event.
As mentioned in the Committee Mutterings some very talented people in the club have put together this awesome footage of SP2020 to showcase just how good this event is. Big thanks also to Ciaran Snooks who has also been working hard to make sure our other promotional material for SP2021 looks fantastic and grabs your attention. Please click HERE to check out the video - this is a MUST SEE!!!
ZOOM Trivia Round 2
Hope to see many of your smiling faces on ZOOM on the 11th of June
The Safety Beach Sailing Club will be holding its Annual General Meeting at 9:30am on Sunday 26th July. At this stage we are not 100% sure of the format for this meeting however, put this date in your diary now and we will make sure you are kept informed on the details as soon as they are finalised.
Big thanks to Rod Smallman for this very informative article on the ORCV's 2022 Pacific Race. Not such a bad way to get your boat to an amazing cruising destination. If you want anymore information I am sure that Rod would be pleased to assist.