We would like to offer a big warm welcome to the following new and returning members to Safety Beach Sailing Club. We look forward to seeing you at the club or on the water in the not too distant future:
- Roger Gordon
- Peter Smith
- Trish Atkinson
- Tony Lohman
- Manny Hill
- Greg & Dawn Clark
- Soligo Family - Cheryl, Andrew, Nathan, Jake & Rochelle
- Debra Fischer & Tim Ward
- Ross Hallam
Working Bee this Saturday!
The House Committee is calling for volunteers for a Working Bee this Saturday 14th November, to get the club and grounds ready for the season.
There are 3 main tasks:
- Empty, clean and restack the Spar Locker
- Clean up the gardens around the building including edging, weeding etc
- Tidy up the Junior Training room
With a focus on gardening and getting the club looking good, volunteers should bring gloves, gardening implements, trimmers etc.
So we can meet COVID regulations please email or SMS asap what time between 9am-1pm on Saturday you are able to assist and we will create a roster and confirm allocated times with everyone before Saturday.
Please Contact: Club Secretary - Mem Mackie
M: 0419 512 154
Strategic Planning Report
With Covid-19 restrictions easing, summer around the corner, the new bar completed, Friday night & Sunday ‘keelboat racing' well under way and well attended, there is much to look forward to at SBSC which shall be even better as OTB activity continues to increase..
Stage one internal renovation works will be completed before Christmas with a new “Sailing Themed” montage in the entry. External entry weather protection and new property identification were consented by the Executive during the Covid-19 closedown period and are intended to be constructed before winter 2021.
A summary of the 2019/20 Membership Survey affirmed the support members have for our club but it is also confirmed the ageing of membership, the need for growth in membership and income if the club is going to achieve medium and long-term goals, whilst maintaining relevance to its community. To read the membership survey summary CLICK HERE.
Having said this, potential members/visitors are entitled to enter races and attend the club on six occasions per calendar year. They are required to be signed in by a club member in the case of a visit to the club premises, and acceptance by the Race Committee/Club Executive in the case of race participation, along with evidence of requisite insurance etc. We need visitors for they are our future members and need be encouraged, supported and welcomed.
Keelboat & Tower News
The Keelboat Program and Roster through to Xmas have just been published on the club website and can be viewed HERE. If you see your name or your boat name on the roster please put it into the calendar now. If you are not able to attend on your duty day please let us know ASAP so that we can arrange a suitable swap.
Please don't forget to submit your Covid Crew Declaration for every race that you compete in. This is a State Government Requirement so please get them submitted as soon as you can and at the latest 24hours after the first warning signal of the race. QR codes are progressively being introduced at SBSC and we will be giving all boats the option of using QR codes for their Covid Crew Declarations shortly. More info to follow on this in the next week or two.
This week's results:
Another fantastic weekend of racing at SBSC. We had a great turn out of 28 boats for a rather cool & breezy Friday Pursuit Race and what I think was a record turn out of 16 starters for the race on Sunday. The start looked so good that Fransiska just couldn't resist and made the late decision to join in the race!
Friday 6th November - Twilight Pursuit #2
|1st||Friday Harbour||B2911||Kon Cili|
|2nd||Miss Marilyn||SB32||Rem Van Dorssen|
|2nd||Maximum Limit||Nx1638||Rick Rogers|
Sunday 8th November - Return to Safe Sailing #2
For all of this week's results please go to: Keelboats 2020 Results
This week we have some great shots taken from the start boat of all the on water action on Sunday. Check them out at the SBSC Facebook Page!
Next Week's Race Program:
Friday 13th November - Twilight Pursuit #3
|First Warning Signal:||17:25H (Pursuit Start)|
|Race Officer:||Amanda Malin & Judy Champion|
Start sheet can be viewed by CLICKING HERE
Sunday 15th November - Return to Safe Sailing #3
|First Warning Signal:||13:25H (Combined Tower Start)|
|Race Officer:||John Wemyss & Murray McNeill (Anthea)|
Festival of Sails - Latest Update
Great news for those skippers and crew that love getting over to the other side of the bay to Geelong and competing in and enjoying the atmosphere of the Festival of Sails. It’s back on but not with all the glitz and glamour that it normally has, It will be run under the new Covid-Safe Restrictions. The organising committee is already planning for 2022 to make that one bigger and better than ever before.
There maybe a cap on the entries but several of the other clubs are working with Geelong to put together a plan so that the Passage Race finish line will be closer to the city. This will allow for some boats to be moored into other marinas which means more boats can enter and bigger fleets. This will be a low cost regatta because it is more low key than the usual event. Roger Bennett from RGYC said at this stage they are thinking around the $100 per yacht plus there maybe a mooring fee at the marinas but that will be dependant on the other club marinas and number of boats entered.
Definite: Sunday 24th Passage Race. Monday 25th Race at the club.
Possibly: Saturday racing as well
This week's club sponsor is McLardy McShane who have been a sponsor of both SBSC and our Sail Peninsula Regatta for a number of years. Give Joe or Mandy a call to discuss ALL your insurance needs. Please make sure we support those that continue to support the club.
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