OTB Report

WOW, what a great start back to sailing . Perfect weather, flat water and 16 starters, which is pretty good considering we are still restricted to 25 Km's from home .
The shifty wind gave our race team plenty to think about but nobody was complaining about the extra time spent on the water! It was great to see a few juniors out in the fleet and even a couple of parents out in the club Tera's - not so squeezy !
Hopefully the next few weeks will see an easing of restrictions and the welcoming back of more sailors (Drew isn’t quite sure what to do at the front in his fast new Sabre without Bill to follow !)

In the meantime, thanks everyone for following the Covid guidelines and wearing your masks in the yard, here’s hoping it won’t be for much longer .
Don’t forget to check the program and duty roster up till Christmas. Our new rostering system on RevSport means that you will receive an email one week before your duty, so if you are unavailable that week it is your responsibility to arrange a replacement . Getting a replacement isn’t hard, at this stage there are plenty of people willing to help out .

On a final note; why is it, with six months off sailing we all (myself included ) left it until the opening day to start fixing our boats ??

Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower News

This Week's Results:

What a fantastic way to start the 2020-21 season!  Sure everyone was just pleased to be back out on the water.  Big welcome to AUDERE and TUMI who were out for their first sail with the SBSC fleet on Friday evening. As always a big thank you to RO Judy and Amanda for their assistance in the tower.  We must admit to a few early teething problems but we got those quickly sorted and normal service was resumed. 

Just a reminder to all to revisit the Covid Return to Safe Sailing plan on a regular basis.  We will be updating this plan to reflect any changes in the Covid Restrictions but in the meantime please make sure you stick to the rules such as social distancing, masks on, crew declaration submitted etc and we will all be happy.  As with all new systems we have had a few minor issues with the Covid Crew Declaration form and thank you to all those owners that have patiently worked through these issues over the weekend.  Hopefully we are on top of it now.  In saying that the club is slowly implementing the QR system.  If you have had a chance to visit the club for a meal or drink you will see that it is already in use by Snooks Catering.  We have just introduced the use of QR for registrations in the tower and are now looking into other areas of the club where it will be useful and make things simple for all including Crew Registrations for Keelboat Racing - so watch this space!

Friday 30th October - Twilight Pursuit #1     

1st Renaissance SB415 David Donaldson
2nd YKnot SB430 Rob Rainsford
3rd Shimmer Sm5005 Steve Twentyman
1st Maximum Limit Nx1638 Rick Rogers
2nd Shimmer Sm5005 Steve Twentyman
3rd Patriot Sm133 Jason Close

Tanina and Chris have taken some great shots of the Friday evening race so go and check them out. Tanina Photos and Chris Photos

Sunday 1st November - Return to Safe Sailing  #1 

1st Friday Harbour B2911 Kon Cili
2nd Rogue M2 David Phillips
3rd 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd Anthea SB3107 John Wemyss
3rd  2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark


Tuesday 3rd November - Cup Day Fun Day  

1st Single Malt SB10 Sue Turnbull
2nd New Morning II S381 Gordon Thomas
3rd Friday Harbour B2911 Kon Cili
1st Anthea SB3017 John Wemyss
2nd Single Malt SB10 Sue Turnbull
3rd 2Xtreme SB4272 Rob Rainsford

It was great to see 12 yachts out for our Social Cup Day Race and what a Ripper of a Day.  We had a couple of boats that were somewhat late to the start line but managed to catch the rest of the fleet waiting for the wind to fill in at Dromana Pier. 

For all of this week's results please go to: Keelboats 2020 Results

Next Week's Race Program:

Friday 6th November - Twilight Pursuit #2 

First Warning Signal: 17:25H (Pursuit Start)
Race Officer: Des Carroll                         
Duty Boat: Jaslyn

 Start sheet can be viewed by Clicking HERE

Sunday 8th November - Return to Safe Sailing #2 

First Warning Signal: 13:25H (Combined Tower Start)
Race Officer: Dianne

Crew Needed?

We understand that juggling crew is difficult for everyone at the moment and in many cases there just isn't enough boat to fit everyone on with the current restrictions however, we  do have members looking to crew on both Friday's and Sunday's so hopefully we can arrange for everyone to get out and enjoy some sailing fun.  If you do have some extra room on your boat and looking for another crew member or two please drop a line to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Snooks Catering

For all the details on Wining and Dining at the club under Covid Safe practices please click HERE

Note that there will be dining from 6pm on Saturday with the kitchen closing at 8.30pm.
Please also be REASSURED that any member details collected are ONLY accessed if there is a COVID issue. They are deleted automatically every 28 days as per requirements. We encourage everyone to check-in with our QR code for the safety of themselves and others. It is a condition of entry.

Snooks Catering Flyer 06 Nov 2020 weekend

Club Sponsor - Phaedrus Estate

Phaedrus Estate is one of our local winery sponsors and was established in Moorooduc many years ago by Maitena and Ewan who, along with their four children have been club members for 8 years now. Ewan and the girls are keen sailors and you may have seen their red B14 skiff out on the water.

Phaedrus Estate RS2

Phaedrus Estate has  a wide range of wines including Sparkling, Rose, Fiano and others so there is something for everyone! 

Please note the CELLAR DOOR is OPEN on weekends for tastings and cheese platters. 

Phaedrus is happy to offer SBSC members a 15% discount off their online prices and FREE delivery!   To order simply go to https://phaedrus.com.au/collections/all.  Use the discount code “club” for 15% off your order.


Club Sponsors


Club Partners

sponsors womens sailing