From the Rear

Great news!  We are back on the water with competitive racing allowed starting this Friday afternoon. For the health and safety of your fellow members and broader community please take the time to read the restrictions and the Covid Return to Sailing Plan that we must follow and be sure to implement them where applicable.

The OTB Sailing Program & Roster has been published on the club website Click HERE.  Due to current travel restrictions Sunday 1st & 8th November will be scratch races ( no points awarded to a series.). This policy will stay in place until travel restrictions are lifted so that all SBSC members are able to compete. 

The first few weeks of the Keelboat Program have also been released (Link HERE) and will be added to shortly.  Please take the time to read the roster and if your name is listed please put the date in your diary straight away to ensure you are available to assist.  If you are not able to make the date advised please do your best to arrange a suitable swap or contact the club at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our best to assist. More information will be sent to our Keelboat fleet tomorrow with regard to getting back to sailing this weekend.

Sunday Sailing will not be what we are used to between now and Christmas, and perhaps for a little longer thereafter.  Due to the current restrictions we are unable to offer the usual Sunday morning Junior Program however, all juniors are encouraged to participate in afternoon racing.  An additional rescue boat will be manned to support all competitors. Please contact me on 0467 000 442 or Pete Chippy OTB Club Captain on 0402 231 782 to make your availability know.

This Sunday I will be your OTB Covid Safe Safety Officer. To be honest I am not 100% sure what it involves, or how to manage it.  All I ask is that members follow and respect the rules and regulations put in place by the Victorian State Government, Australian Sailing, and SBSC. I also ask members to be mindful that Snooks Catering are also under the same regulations and to follow any direction you may be given. Hopefully in a couple of weeks restrictions will ease allowing more members to gather in greater numbers.

Going forward I ask if there are a few members who would be happy to make themselves available to be the SBSC Covid Safe Safety Officers. It would be advantageous to have 2 or 3 members take on the role and coordinate their availability amongst themselves. This will ensure continuity and a familiar face should members have any questions. Please contact me on 0467 000 442 to discuss further.

Looking forward to seeing many of you in the coming days enjoying the sport and place we love.
Rear Commodore SBSC

SB Sail Numbers

We will soon have two new SB sail numbers in our Keelboat fleet being Tumi (SB469) and New Morning II (SB381).  It is always exciting to see another SB out on the water.  If you are interested in getting an SB Prefix just send us a note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your preferred SB number and we will let you know if it is available. 

Snooks Catering

More news to follow shortly about the re-opening of the club for meals etc but please check out below this week's Take Away Menu.

Snooks Catering Flyer 30 Oct 2020 weekend 

News from our Sponsors

The team at Bin Smart have been long term supporters of the club providing bins as required for our working bees and more recently for the club renovations.
Linda has also been forthcoming with her assistance by sharing her experience as a business owner to do a SWOT analysis for the Strategic Planning Committee which provided much clarity and insight to this team.
If you are doing a spring clean, renovation or new build and in need of a bin please should support those who support our club.... Call Bin Smart on 5979 8244

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