On behalf of the Executive Committee and members, we would like to extend a warm welcome to these new and returning members to Safety Beach SC. We look forward to seeing you at the club when we are able to re-open again for business.
- Brad and Lynda Fitzsimmons - BatteryWorld Mornington
- David Blundell
- Glenys Hitchen
- Nick, Fiona, Zara & Cooper Jones - Maintain my Boat
If you know someone that would like to join the club, membership applications can be downloaded from the website by clicking this LINK
Boat & Crew Preparation
Test your Knowledge - Week 4
|1. S.O.S. is the international morse code distress signal. It was first selected because it stands for "Save our Souls".
|2. The radio distress call, "Mayday", is derived from the internationally recognised importance of May 1st?
|3. While sailing at night and still some distance from land, although you cannot yet see the lighthouse,
you see its beam sweeping across the sky from the horizon ahead. This beam is called what?
|4. One of the World's most famous and hotly contested yacht races is the America's Cup.
Which Nation won the race in 2003?
|5. What is the derivation of the word "yacht"?
a. From the Old Norse for "sail"
b. From the Greek for "sea chariot"
c. From the Chinese for "seafarer"
d. From the Dutch for "hunter"
|6. Shank, crown, stock, and fluke will all be found where?
a. In the chain locker
b. In the head
c. In the galley
d. In the bosun's kit bag
|7. What condition exists when a yacht is said to be 'in irons'?
a. It has been "arrested" by port authorities for non-payment of duties or fees
b. It has been repossessed by a finance company to be sold off to recoup overdue repayments
c. Its anchor has caught on an undersea cable, wreck or other such hazard
d. It is stalled head to wind
|8. What are the two types of rigging found on a sailing boat?|
|9. When is it Compulsory to carry an EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon)?
a. When crossing a coastal bar
b. When operating a vessel less than 5 metres in length on enclosed waters
c. At all times
d. When operating a vessel 2 or more nautical miles off the coast
|10. If a vessel sounds three short blasts, what does this signal mean?|
Race Officers Course - Last Call
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.
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.
Test your Knowledge Week 4 - ANSWERS:
The letter sequence "S.O.S." was actually selected because of the easily recognised morse code pattern for these letters,
which consists of 3 dots, 3 dashes, 3 dots.
It actually comes from the French phrase "M'aidez", which means "help me".
Which can usually be seen well before the light itself is visible.
Which was the first landlocked Country to win the cup, so Spain hosted the 2007 race from the city of Valencia.
|5.||d. From the Dutch for "hunter"
The word "yacht" comes from the old Dutch, jacht, an abbreviation of jaghtschip, "hunting ship".
|6.||a. In the chain locker
These are all parts of anchors.
|7.||d. It is stalled head to wind|
|8.||Running and Standing Rigging
Running rigging controls the movement of the sails (Halyards & Sheets).
Standing rigging is used to support the mast, and on small boats consists of two shrouds and a forestay.
|9.||d. When operating a vessel 2 or more nautical miles off the coast|
|10.||Vessel manoeuvring astern (reversing)|