Dates for the Diary

Thursday 3rd December 5:30pm New Members Night
Saturday 5th December     9:00am     Club Working Bee.  See details below
Saturday 5th December 2:30pm - 5:00pm    Live Music Soiree with David Campbell.  More info below    
Sunday 20th December 1:00pm SBSC Christmas Party.  Mote details to follow soon    


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Working Bee

The House Committee is scheduling another working bee for Saturday the 5th of December, commencing at 9.00am. I know it’s getting close to Christmas, but it’s not like we can go anywhere exciting, so why not donate a few hours of your valuable time to the betterment of the grounds of the club.

Jobs to be done include:

  • weeding & gardening
  • general tidy up & maintenance

Equipment needed:

  • Weeding equipment
  • Rakes
  • Blowers
  • Industrial size weed sprayer with the spray to go in it

(The House Committee)

Junior News

Hi Owen here,
This Sunday was really fun for both me and my friends. Although it was pretty windy we were taken out on the ribs inside the marina with licensed boat drivers on board. We also were encouraged to get our restricted boat licenses considering that we are all old enough it would be great to see some of us helping out on the ribs during races.


Also coming out Covid-19, a lot of things have been different this season and we were not able to do the stuff that we usually would. but now that we are back we are already looking forward to next year and all the new and exiting experiences that it will have to offer.

At the start of the year we usually sit down as the juniors and the kind volunteers that are running the program for us, (Ciaran, Grace and Tash) and we have a brainstorm about what we would like do and achieve this year. I’m also hoping to have some new people join the club because I think that for some people sailing just clicks in their head and becomes a part of them. Its also a very welcoming community as well, like when my parents and I joined we instantly felt welcomed by everyone in the club and we just loved it so much.

Junior Club Captain

Club Clothing

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 SBSC Clothing

Please place your order and we will arrange a suitable time to pick up your goodies.  If you need any assistance please drop a quick note to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

CC November

Risk Management

The Risk Management Committee would like to hear of any interest that you may have regarding training/courses (theory or practical) that we could provide at the club.  Suggestions so far have included 1st Aid, Man Overboard, Power Boat Handling, Induction for New Keel Boat Crew etc.  If you would like to see training in any of these areas or have other suggestions please contact me.

Pauline Cleaver
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0411 953 661 

OTB Report

Wow !  What a difference a week makes in sailing !  Last week we had 24 boats and winds that died to nothing after a nice breeze in the first race.  While this week with winds around 20 knots and some big waves, it was enough to keep all but the crazies on the beach. Just 7 boats made it to the start line for race 1 and only 3 three were there for the finish of race 2, meaning there were more people on the patrol boats than sailors!   Everyone had a great time practicing climbing back into their boats (I tipped in because everyone else was, so I thought Geoff must have added it to the sailing instructions) and someone (not mentioning any names Bill) decided it was prudent to granny tack at the gybe mark, oh the shame !  All in all , great fun was had by those on the water and those laughing on the beach .

A big, big thanks to the whole race team who braved the seas to set the course, then had to extend the start time to wait for us chickens to get off the beach .

While on the subject of the patrol boats, this coming week will be the last for a while for Rob Campbell as he gets his knee fixed (or a brain transplant , I can’t remember which).   Rob is an invaluable asset to the club and will be sorely missed, so if you get a chance, say something nice as you sail past rather than the usual “Hey Dopey, what did you put the mark there for!!"

With Christmas fast approaching and not much happening in the way of National Titles, our gallant Rear Commodore Ross Martin has decided to fill that void with a Christmas Series, just like in the good old days! This is to be a 6 day series starting on Sunday the 27th December then continuing on the 28th and 29th. A few days off for New Years celebrations, then back again the next Sunday the 3rd, 4th and 5th of January. We are proposing a 3pm race start to give more family time and hopefully to take advantage of the sea breeze .  Geoff Eldridge has kindly put up his hand to be Race Officer, and we will be looking for volunteers to help run these races so please speak to Ross or myself in the coming weeks if you can spare a day or 2 (or 6) to help out.
I think that’s about enough for this week

Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower News

The club is still required to continue with our contact tracing regime so all Keelboats are required to submit their Covid Crew Declaration or register using the Keelboat QR Code for all racing they compete in.  If using the QR code system please make sure ALL crew members register!  As previously mentioned this is both a Victorian Government and Australia Sailing requirement that we keep records of all boat crews for 28days so please make sure you continue to submit this documentation each week.  It is a small ask to keep the club compliant with current regulations. 

Last week's results:

Unfortunately the wind just didn't want to play fair on Friday evening and the slim chance of a late sea breeze didn't materialise which resulted in no boats completing the course before sunset.  Luckily it was a lovely evening on the water so despite the lack of finishers I don't think there were too many sad faces.  It was great to see Gavin Baumanis and his family out on Sequilla for their first sail with the Safety Beach fleet. 

Big thank you to Race Officer Stocksie, Amanda and the crew from Fransiska for doing a sterling job in the tower.

Sunday 29th November - Return to Safe Sailing # 4     

1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd L'etoile SB016 Greg Laing
3rd Rogue M2 David Phillips
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd Rogue M2 David Phillips

It was a brisk day for a sail on Sunday with a Strong Wind Warning current and a good 20-25kts of wind on course with every yacht sporting a reef in their mainsail.  The 'Y' flag was hoisted with all crews required to don a PFD.  Mr Bojangles had a very good day on the water and were first in line honours, PHD and AMS. 

Thank you to our Tower Team of Martin, Piety and Ross from Summer Breeze who were assisted by our tower regular of Des Carroll.  Big thank you to Geoff and Deirdre for spending the afternoon on the Committee Boat and running the start of the Keelboat Race.  Deirdre has done another amazing job and taken plenty of shots from the start boat despite the rather difficult conditions.  These can be viewed on the club FB page or by CLICKING HERE

For all of the Keelboat Results please go to 2020-21 Keelboat Results. 

This week's Race Program

Friday 4th December - Twilight Pursuit #6      

First Warning Signal: 17:25H
Race Officer: Dianne Jackson
Duty Boat: Renaissance

Start Sheet for this Friday's Race can be viewed at Start Sheet 4th December 2020

Saturday 5th December - MYC Capel Sound Race     

First Warning Signal: 9:55H at MYC

This Saturday we have the first of our Combined Races with Mornington Yacht Club which is very exciting and look forward to seeing a large contingent of Safety Boats heading down to MYC for the morning start.  This will be a very scenic race along the coast to Blairgowrie and return to Mornington.

The Special Sailing Instructions are available on the club website at MYC Capel Sound Race SSIs.  You will also need to reference the MYC Sailing Instructions which are available on the MYC website or CLCK HERE  .  Please read the details carefully especially the items on the Start, Finish, Sign On & Off and Radio Reporting requirements.

MYC have also asked that all our yachts complete and submit a Visiting Yacht Crew Declaration form (CLICK HERE).  This completed form must be returned to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9:30H on the morning of the race.  Boats berthed at Martha Cove may Sign On by telephoning the Race Office (03 5975 6805)

Saturday Soiree

Saturday Live Music Soiree is on again this Saturday.  A great afternoon of entertainment 2.30 – 5pm …. and maybe stay for dinner afterward.
Book with David Snooks on 0439314179
Soiree 5122020

Snooks Catering

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