Dates for the Diary

Tuesday 26 January   SBSC Birthday & Australia Day Celebrations      
2019-20 Season Trophy Presentation.  See Details Below 
Thursday 28th January       6:30 pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
Sunday 7th February 3 - 6 m 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:

  • Josh Thring
  • Andrea Pearman & Steve Arthurson
  • Fenge Shave
  • Judy, Richard & Harry Hamer
  • Danielle, Robert, Ian, Isabella & Scott Lumley
  • Maria, Arthur, Stephanie & Kristen Koutsimpiris

Australia Day Weekend @ SBSC

Snooks Catering E News Australia Day 2021 Happenings at SBSC

Xmas Fundraiser TYou

Junior Squad

With the 2020 part of the season behind us, the first Junior sailing for 2021 was off and racing this Sunday. It was fantastic to see so many new faces join us for the first time. Unfortunately the weather in the morning wasn't appropriate for new sailors. Thanks to Ewan Campbell, Erik Meijer & Andrew Martin we were able to have all 10 new Juniors out on the water and even better given a really fun and positive experience. With our more experienced Junior Squad we had the chance to get them back into racing mode, with starts being the focus of this week's training and exercises. Kind of fitting being the start of the New Year.

With the club in full swing this weekend, we are encouraging all Juniors, who feel up to it, to join and be part of the festivities.  We will be back Sunday morning from 9am for more fun and sailing! Keep an eye on the website throughout the week for the calendar for the rest of the season activities.

Happy Sailing,
Ciaran Snooks, Natasha Martin, Grace Lazzar
Junior Coordinators

OTB News

Woo Hoo! We finally got all the ducks lined up. Great wind, good weather, NO jet skis, and on a Sunday! And what a cracker it was. With a really nice course (thanks Geoff), it was a pleasure to be on the water. We started with a nice long beat and a couple of almost screaming reaches, some great waves to surf and a fairly bunched up fleet, it made for an extremely enjoyable race. It was obvious that we were having such a good time that the race crew extended the course so we could have more of a good time for race two!  It’s great to see more of the junior sailors coming out to join in the afternoon races as well, so when you see them sail past, give them an encouraging word or two. After all we want them to be around long enough to do the same for us one day !

I like to thank the race team each week for the great job they do, whether it’s the regulars or a rostered on sailor, and this week we had a new member, Leanne Brady who happily put her hand up to crew one of the ribs for the day, no questions asked. Leanne is new to sailing and to Safety Beach. She is the proud owner of a well loved Sabre and will be looking forward to some of the same help and advice I was shown when I joined SBSC.

Also this week I would like too highlight the efforts of the incomparable Deidre Snooks, who not only helps launch and retrieve the boats, assists Geoff and keeps tab of all the times EVERY week, but also does a great job on the back end of her trusty camera phone.
I’ve added a couple of her pictures this week to whet your appetite and if you want to see the rest, go to the SBSC Facebook page, they really are worth a look.
So next time you sail past the start boat, give a big smile or do something stoopid (more my style) and you’re sure to get your mug up in lights!

OTB Jan News

Finally, good luck to all the SBSC sailors going to McCrae this week for the Ronstan regatta.
Don’t forget that this week we are sailing on Saturday and Sunday at 13.57H and then on Tuesday, Australia Day, at 10.57 prior to Presentation ceremony at the club in the afternoon .
That’s definitely enough from me

Pete Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower Report

Last week's results

Friday 15th January  



Sunday 17th Jan - Club Championship Series Race 1    

1st Rogue M2 David Phillips
2nd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
3rd Rogue M2 David Phillips

 Big thank you to Race Officer John Wemyss from Anthea for manning the tower and the Start Boat team of Geoff and Deirdre for getting the race underway.

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

This week's race program

Friday 22nd January - FUN Friday Pursuit with Spinnaker Option    

First Warning Signal: 17:25H Pursuit Start
Tower Team: Mark and Di

It is always a pleasure to see a bit of colour on the water for a Friday Pursuit Race so this is the opportunity to give that Spinnaker or Code 0 a run.
If you are intending to use your Spinnaker/Code 0 in the race then please notify the SBSC Tower of your intention when Signing On for the race and add three minutes to your nominated start time. e.g. If your nominated start time is 0 minutes and you intend to run EXTRA's your start time will move to 3-minutes.

Start Sheet for this race is available HERE

Sunday 24th January - Summer Series Race 1   

First Warning Signal: 13:25H Combined Tower Start
Tower Team: Des Carroll & Graeme Ainslie


Tuesday 26th January - Summers Series Race 2

Commodores Gold Cup & Australia Day Celebrations   

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Boat Start
Tower Team: Amanda & Ewen

Cruisers Corner

Book in now for the inaugural 2021 Cruisers Corner dinner being held on Thursday, 28th January from 6.30 onwards. Bookings are essential, so please book with David on 0439 314 179 and mention “Cruiser’s Corner” and let Jen or Di know you have booked by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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.

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