Keelboat News

Skippers & Crews Meeting

Is being held at 10:00am on Sunday 18th October via Zoom.  The meeting will include the following:

  • Peter Bulka will give a short presentation on the ORCclub measurement system
  • Geoff Eldridge will present a summary of the changes to the Racing Rules of Sailing 2021-24 which come into effect in January 2021
  • Review of the Covid 19 Return to Sailing Plan.

If you have any other items that you would like discussed please send details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Zoom meeting details will be sent to the Keelboat Skippers and Crews the week before the meeting.

Race Documentation

Don't wait till the last moment to get your race documentation in for the 2020-21 season.  Please send through the following documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Completed and Signed Category 5 Safety Declaration Form.  Safety Declaration Form HERE
  • Copy of your current Insurance Certification
  • Current AMS Certificate (if applicable)

Risk Management Update


As a result from last week’s newsletter we have been able to put together a very keen and experienced Risk Management Committee.

  • Duncan McColl
  • Glenn Graeme
  • Deidre Snooks
  • Ross Martin
  • Geoff Eldridge

Reporting Concerns/Incidents/Near Misses- Please!
To assist the RM Committee in their upcoming review/planning we need to know the thoughts of club members.  If you have any concerns about current hazards/procedures, both on and off water, please email/call me.   If you have experienced or observed any incidents/near misses we need to know about these too.  Much can be learnt and we need to avoid situations being repeated.

Pauline Cleaver (Mr Bojangles)
M:0411 953 661     E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Covid-19 Updates

It is quite a challenge keeping track of the current restrictions and how they apply to boating however, a good source of information is the 'Best Boating Victoria' website.  Please click HERE for the latest information. 

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As more information comes to hand we will endeavour to post it on the Safety Beach Sailing club Facebook page as soon as practicable so keep an eye out for any updates which can be viewed by clicking SBSC Facebook.

Footie Tipping Competition

Congratulations to our immediate Past Rear Commodore for taking out this years footy tipping competition. Bill Manning came from behind to sneak past Di Jackson in the last round, to win by merely margin alone. Di and Bill were tied on 108 each and the margin differential was a mere 36 points over 18 rounds. with only eight players having paid before a COVID shutdown, I’ve decided to divide the prize pool of $160.00 evenly to both Bill and Di, given Bill hadn’t yet paid and Di did pay (Bill you owe Di $10).
It was a very close and fiercely fought competition with Deirdre Snooks on 107 and a 3 way tie for 4th on 105. Ewan Campbell came in on 104 points, followed closely by Stephen Daniels on 103. Once restrictions allow for me to travel to the club from Melbourne, I will make good on the cash prizes to both Bill and Di.

(Go Saints!) From a Hawks Supporter.

Snooks Catering

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