Dates for the Diary

Saturday 9th January 9:55H MYC & SBSC Combined Race Series
Hovel Pile Race
Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation
Thursday 28th January       6:30pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
Sunday 7th February 3 - 6pm Sunday Sounds @ SBSC with Neil Osborne
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021

New Members

The Members and Executive Committee at SBSC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new members.  We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:

  • Ken Biggs & Janette Llewellyn
  • Alan & Helen Drews
  • Sallylou & Steve Hamilton
  • Gavin & Celia Tanner
  • James McFarlane & Yvonne Gates
  • Kerry Burns
  • Kristy Shakespeare
  • Claire Scasni
  • Carla Carroll & Troy Carroll

Snooks Catering

Jan Happenings 6 01 21

OTB News

Special FUN races are scheduled for OTB fleet on Sunday 10th of January. Come along for the fun.
This may be nothing like you have tried before. There will be 2 teams and they will compete for points accumulated during the races. I cannot tell you much more detail as I'm still making it up!

Briefing will be held at 1 p.m. followed by first start approx. 2pm.
You will need to bring your thinking caps and a fun spirit to enjoy the day.
See you then.😀

Rick Potter R.O.

OTB Captain Report

Well , that’s the Christmas series done and dusted ! Well done to every one who competed and helped out over the six days.

Week two had much better conditions than the previous week but unfortunately less boats as more people returned to work (I played hooky Monday and Tuesday afternoon - don't tell the boss! ).  Sunday was fairly light and we only had one race but Monday was much better so we managed three races in very shifty winds that saw some big lead changes. Chippy (Moi) demonstrated how to be over the line at the start, dip back and still be first to the top mark then consolidate that with some very poor tacking choices to end up stoney last - typical !  Tuesday was the pick of the bunch by far with good consistent wind and a great course that allowed some ripper reaches. A shame Drew missed out getting to the start after breaking a shackle on a side stay and de-masting, an event he described as “ not as exciting as tipping over “.  Jess and Owen had a bit of grief keeping their 29er upright with a lack of body weight on the trapeze, so showing some ingenuity, Owen was seen after the race trialling a cunning scheme of filling his wetsuit with water (with him still in it). I’m sure there’s nothing against that in the rules, as long as you don’t fall in !

All in all, the series was a great success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves, including some visitors from McCrae. Thanks again to everyone who manned the patrol boats especially the non sailors that allowed more boats on the water. That enough from me, cheers and Happy Birthday to David Snooks .

Ps: don’t forget to come along this Sunday for our fun sailing day with RO Rick Potter setting some interesting courses ( flour bombs are banned apparently !)

Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower Report

Please note that a Change to Sailing Instructions came into effect from the 1st January 2021.  Details are posted on the club website and have been sent via separate email to our Keelboat skippers and crews last week but in essence the main changes relate to the new Racing Rules of Sailing which comes into effect on the 1st Jan.  We have also updated our Club Course to remove the 'Red Pile'.  Please make sure you that you have a copy of the new Course Sheet on board and ensure that you dispose of any old copies as we would hate to see you heading off on the wrong direction in 2021.

Last week's results

Wednesday 30th December - Shark Bay Xmas Series Race 2   

1st Crowded House 8 Dave Lorimer
2nd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd L'etoile SB016 Greg Laing
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd Anthea SB3017 John Wemyss
3rd Shimmer Sm5005 Steve Twentyman


Sunday 3rd January - Dash to the Middle for Ca$h    

1st Marrakesh SB450 Neil Hawker
2nd Crowded House 8 Dave Lorimer
3rd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
1st Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell

Big thank you to our Tower Team of Graeme and Bette from Em Dee with support from our tower regular Des Carroll.

Wednesday 6th January - Shark Bay Xmas Series Race 5 

1st Crowded House 8 Dave Lorimer
2nd Shimmer Sm5005 Steve Twentyman
3rd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell
1st Shimmer Sm5005 Steve Twentyman
2nd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd Vincitore 13980 Peter Russell

 Sounds like it was a lovely day for a yacht.  Thank you to the Tower Team of Des Carroll & Murray McNeill who recently was accredited as a Club Level Race Officer.

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

This week's race program

Friday 8th January - Shark Bay Xmas Series  Race 6   

First Warning Signal: 14:55H Combined Tower Start
Race Officer: Mal Winder
Tower Team: Rells


Saturday 9th January - MYC & SBSC Combined Series   

Hovell Pile Race 

First Warning Signal: 9:55H MYC Start

This Saturday we have the second 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.

The Special Sailing Instructions for the Hovell Pile Race can be viewed on the club website by clicking HERE. You also need to reference the MYC Sailing Instructions 2021-21 which can be viewed on the MYC website at THIS LINK.  Please take note of several items including Sign On and Off, Radio Reporting Requirements etc. 

MYC have asked that all our yachts complete and submit a  Visiting Yachts Visitors Sign On Form (available 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. 

 Flyer Hovell Pile Race 09 01 2021 

There will be NO KEELBOAT SAILING AT SBSC on Sunday 10th January

Sunday Sounds @ SBSC

Sunday Sounds

Sail Peninsula 2021 - Entries OPEN

Sail Peninsula 2021 is being held over the weekend of 19th - 21st February and entries are now OPENAs there has been limited opportunities for yachts to compete in regattas this season we are hoping that this might be the biggest Sail Peninsula Regatta hosted by SBSC so get your entry in NOW.

The NOR is available on the SP website at SP2021 NOR and you can enter the regatta at SP2021 Entries.

sp2021 white with MC 6x


We have the next West Offshore Products Coastal Sprints on January 23rd 2021. This race will have you home Saturday night ready for the Geelong passage race on Sunday. 

Entries close 15th January here



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