We would like to welcome 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:
- Brigit Goater
- Greg Coutts
- Denis Crema
- Michael & Amanda Ymer
- Chris & Dianne Allan
- Liz Brown
Junior Fleet Update
Due to the ongoing COVID situation, we are working on our season to be in-line with both the Victorian State Government and Australian sailing Guidelines.
In the interest of safety for the juniors, volunteers and other club members, the start of Junior 2020/21 sailing will be slightly delayed in order to develop an appropriate plan, going forward. We appreciate that like most, our Juniors are very keen to get back out on the water, doing what they enjoy doing best.
We are hopeful to be able to provide an update shortly on how the Junior season will proceed.
Notifications will be sent out via the Club E-News, alongside the website and any additional avenues to make sure everyone is informed.
Thank you to everyone for their patience and understanding at this incredibly unpredictable time.
We cant wait to see everyone again as well as get back out on the water!
Natasha Martin, Ciaran Snooks & Grace Lazzar
Junior Squad Committee
Well, after a nice little sail the previous Sunday, this week proved that sometimes the weather bureau can get it right ! With light winds in the morning but a gale warning posted with wind speeds expected to be 30 knots plus by 2 o’clock, some of the juniors ventured out for a social sail early with great success. Then some of the more adventurous adults went for a squirt, including Paul Fleming for two and a half hours in his newly acquired moth!
Meanwhile the rest of us hopefuls waited on the beach expecting it to drop out a bit - but oh no, right on 2 o’clock that big front came through just as predicted, justifying our wise and sensible Race Officer Geoff calling it off at 1.30. Ah well , there’s always next week !
Keelboat & Tower News
Last week's results:
Friday 13th November - Twilight Pursuit #3
|3rd||Time Out||B039||Drew Price|
|2nd||Maximum Limit||Nx1638||Rick Rogers|
|3rd||Mr Bojangles||SB4556||Pauline Cleaver|
Another good fleet out for our Friday Twilight Race with 31 boats competing.
We would like to welcome to Christela (Greg and Dawn Clark) who were out for their first sail with the SBSC Fleet.
Big thank you to our Tower Team of Judy, Amanda and Mark & Helen from Liberty.
It was a very close race with the bulk of the fleet finishing within 10minutes so job well done to get it all sorted and results published in a timely fashion.
Sunday 15th November - Return to Safe Sailing #3
For all of this week's results please go to: Keelboats 2020 Results
This week's Race Program
Midweek Madness is ON TODAY:
With a great forecast going for a sail sounds like the perfect way to spend a Wednesday afternoon!
Details are as per the email sent to Keelboat Skippers & Crews on Monday.
- Pursuit Race with a start time of 16:00H GPS Time (use start times from last Friday's Race 13-11-2020 Start Times)
- Course # to be advised by email or SMS
- Send Sign On details and finish time to 0428 077 225
- Covid Crew Declaration or QR Code Registration Mandatory
- If you need more information or assistance give Dianne a call on 0428 077 225
Look forward to seeing you out on the water.
Friday 20th November - Twilight Pursuit #4
|First Warning Signal:||17:55H (Pursuit Start)|
|Race Officer:||Ross Martin|
|Duty Boat:||Time Out|
Start sheet can be viewed at Friday Start Sheet 20-11-2020
PLEASE NOTE THE NEW START TIME of 18:00H
Sunday 22nd November - Return to Safe Sailing #3
|First Warning Signal:||13:25H|
|Race Officer:||Mark McAuliffe|
|Duty Boat:||Lady Cassandra|
Please note that we have a BOAT START scheduled for the race this Sunday so make sure you get onto the race course nice and early so that you get out to the start boat in a timely fashion.
Facebook for Crew / Boat needed for KB racing:
We have a register on the website for people looking for a regular crew position but what about when your crew cancel at the last minute?
Let's start using the club's Facebook page (It is called Safety Beach Sailing Club) for this situation?
Anyone looking for a regular/casual position should update the near future dates they are available and their phone number and be prepared (if possible) for a last minute call. Hopefully this strategy will mean yachts aren't sailing short handed and we can get more members out on the water.
Looking for something to buy that sailor in the family for Christmas or perhaps it is just time to update that Polo Top or Vest. Check out the Club Clothing Range at Club Clothing LINK
Sponsor of the Week
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If you want anything to do with yachting and boating then Sport Phillip Marine is the place to go.
Have you heard our secret? We take you places!
The ORCV holiday season events have an event to suit everyone, a bay passage race, a short coastal sprint and a longer offshore race. You can compete double-handed, 4+autohelm or fully crewed.
December 26 - ORCV Cock of the Bay
Some say, there’s no better way to work off the excesses of Christmas day. The 34nm passage sails past major bayside locations as you travel from Port Melbourne to Blairgowrie. Entries are now open here https://www.orcv.org.au/sailing/races/boxingday-dash-cock-of-the-bay
December 27 – ORCV Melbourne to Devonport.
Compete for the oldest race in Australia and the 113-year-old Rudder Cup.
Sail the 195nm to Devonport on this category 2 race. Cruise then on through Tasmania or sail back to Melbourne for New Year.
Normal entries close 30th November, late entries accepted only up to 9am on December 7th.
Enter here https://www.orcv.org.au/deveonport-about-the-cup
January 23 – West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint Race 2
Try Ocean Sailing and join the fleet for this 55nm day coastal race that starts in daylight and will have you home by night.
Being coastal and category 3, these races are for those that wish to try offshore sailing or wish to continue to develop their equipment and crew.
Entries will be open this week here https://www.orcv.org.au/about-the-series