From the Rear

Dear Members,
It is with great pleasure I write my first e-news article as Rear Commodore for 2020-21 sailing season. Although we are all in lock down your KB & OTB Committees have been working away in the background putting the final touches to the seasons programs and rosters. See the OTB Summer Program Part 1 HERE and the KB Summer Program Part 1 by clicking HERE.

We have published the OTB program up to December 2020 at this stage, as we await easing of lock down restrictions. We do not want to be seen as negative, but I doubt our keen OTB sailors will be able to travel interstate for National Championships in the foreseeable future. With this in mind we will adjust the program to include an OTB Holiday Series as soon as we get the all clear from the State Government and Australian Sailing.

Will have more to write after a Zoom Keelboat & OTB Committee Meetings being held over the next week. For now stay safe.

Ross

Snooks Catering

Snooks Catering Flyer 21 August 20 weekend

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Test your Knowledge - Week 2

1. When Code Flag ‘C” is hoisted it indicates:
   a. A Shorten Course
   b. An Abandonment
   c. A Change of Course
   d. A Postponement
2. If a boat is hailed with a request to tack to avoid an obstruction it should:
   a. Tack immediately or give room for the other boat to tack
   b. Continue on proper course
   c. Only respond[nd to the hail if it was made in a situation according to the rules
   d. Should always tack immediately
3. The signal that is hoisted when there is an abandonment is:
   a. First Substitute
   b. N over H
   c. Answering Pennant
   d. Second Substitute
4. If a boat breaks a rule of sailing whilst crossing the finish line she should:         
   a. Return completely to the race side of the finish line before finishing
   b. Perform the prescribed number of penalty turns
   c. Finish then perform the prescribed number of penalty turns
   d. Perform double the number of prescribed penalty turns
5. During a race, a boat is:
   a. Permitted to anchor, but only to make repairs
   b. Permitted to anchor
   c. Permitted to anchor, but must retrieve her anchor, or retire
   d. Not permitted to anchor
6. A vessel is considered capsized if:
   a. The mast is within 30degrees of horizontal
   b. The masthead is touching the water
   c. The mast is pointing directly downwards
   d. The masthead is below the water
7. If a mark of the course goes missing:
   a. A yellow mark flying the First Substitute can replace it
   b. An object flying code flag “M” can act as a substitute
   c. A yellow and white mark can act as a substitute
   d. The race is abandoned
8. The flag that is hoisted when there is an individual recall is:
   a. Third Substitute
   b. Answering Pennant
   c. Second Substitute
   d. Code Flag “X”
9. The sound signal that occurs when there is a general recall is:
   a. A single sound
   b. Two sounds
   c. Three sounds
   d. One long and one short sound
10. When the "Y" flag is hoisted it means:
   a. A postponement
   b. Personal flotation devices must be worn
   c. A change of course
   d. A shortened course
   e. An Abandonment

 

Zoom Trivia

For those that participated in Zoom Trivia #3 it was a lot of fun and a big thankyou to Deirdre Snooks who always manages to come up with some amazing and interesting Trivia questions.

Trivia No. 3 12th August 2020

Due to popular demand we have decided to run Zoom Trivia 4 on Tuesday evening the 8th September with a 7pm kick of time so make sure you put this date in the diary for a night of brain tingling questions and a few laughs to put a smile on the dial. 

If you would like to join in the fun please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or drop a text message to 0428 077 225 and we will put you on the list. 

 

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Test your Knowledge Week 2 - ANSWERS:

1.      c. A Change of Course       
2. a. Tack immediately or give room for the other boat to tack
3. b. N over H
4. c. Finish then perform the prescribed number of penalty turns      
5. b. Permitted to anchor
6. b. The masthead is touching the water
7. b. An object flying code flag “M” can act as a substitute
8. d. Code Flag “X”
9. b. Two sounds
10. b. Personal flotation devices must be worn

 

  

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