Race Officers Course

Our very own National Race Officer, Geoff Eldridge, will be holding a Club Level Race Officers Course for SBSC Members on the morning of Sunday 13th September.  The course will start at 9:00am and will run for around 3hours and will be held via Zoom.

The Club Race Officer Course is aimed at educating Australian Sailing Members in the basics to conduct consistent, fair and safe club racing.

Who should do this course?
People who have a keen interest in Sailing and want to participate in another facet of the sport. Those who may be interested in becoming a Race Officer include parents or partners who may have limited experience with sailing and want to contribute to the sport, volunteers at yacht clubs and sailors who no longer actively participate in the sport.

Course Outcome
Participants will become eligible to apply to be accredited as a Club Race Officer; an individual in charge of all on water activities at club or singular club race course and manages all associated race officials and volunteers.

If you are interested in doing this course on the 13th of September please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will put you on the list of starters.

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Test your Knowledge - Week 3

1.  Unless otherwise specified in the sailing instructions, a boat can run it'e engine for charging purposes (but not propulsion):   
    a.  Until the preparatory signal
    b.  Until the starting signal
    c.  At any time
    d.  Until the warning signal
2.  If a boat breaks a rule of sailing and causes minor damage to another boat she should:
    a.  Retire, if protested against
    b.  Perform double the number of prescribed penalty turns
    c.  Perform the number of prescribed penalty turns
    d.  Retire
3.  The warning signal occurs:
    a.  At the same time as the starting signal for the previous class
    b.  1 minute after the starting signal for the previous class
    c.  5 minutes after the starting signal for the previous class
    d.  As specified by the sailing instructions
4.  On a monohulled yacht it is usually best to approach a person overboard from
    a.  The stern
    b.  The leeward side of the boat
    c.  The bow
    d.  The windward side of the boat
5.  Slack water usually occurs:
    a.  At high tide
    b.  At high and low tide
    c.  At low tide
    d.  Between high and low tide
6.  The sound signal indicating a vessel does not understand your intentions is:
    a.  One long and two short sounds
    b.  Four short sounds
    c.  Five short sounds
    d.  Three short sounds
7.  If a vessel is displaying 2 black balls on one side and two black diamonds on the other side you should pass it:
    a.  On the side of the black diamonds
    b.  To starboard
    c.  To port
    d.  On the side of the black balls
8.  What is the shortest distance from Australia's coastline its territorial waters extends?
    a.  3 NM
    b.  12 NM
    c.  24 NM
    d.  200 NM
9.  The best flare to use to signal distress to a search and rescue aircraft at night is:
    a.  A red parachute flare
    b.  A green flare
    c.  An orange smoke flare
    d.  A red hand held flare
10. The average water temperature in Port Phillip Bay in August is:
    a.  15 C
    b.  8 C
    c.  12 C
    d.  18 C

 

Zoom Trivia

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. 

ZT4

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. 

Test your Knowledge Week 3 - ANSWERS:

1.      c. At any time. 
2. c. Perform the number of prescribed penalty turns
3. d. As specified by the sailing instructions
4. b. The leeward side of the boat..
5. b. At high and low tide
Slack water usually occurs at high and low tide, although is often considerably delayed over bar entrances.    
6. c. Five short sounds
7. a. On the side of the black diamonds
8. a. 3 NM
Australian territorial waters extend 3 NM from it's coastline around some islands in the Torres Strait.
9. d. A red hand held flare
10. c. 12 C

 

  

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