Dates for the Diary

Thursday 28th January       6:30 pm       Cruisers Corner Gathering
Sunday 7th February 3 - 6 pm Sunday Sounds @ SBSC with Neil Osborne     
19th - 21st February   Sail Peninsula 2021
Friday 12th March 17:25H Junior Crews Night

Australia Day at SBSC

There will no doubt be a more detailed report to follow but WOW what an awesome day at the club.  It started with some great sailing in the morning and culminated with a really fun afternoon of celebrating the Club's 54th Birthday, Australia Day and our very belated 2019-20 Awards Presentations. 

Huge congratulations to Rob Campbell - Club Person of the Season and Jess Lowe - Junior Club Person of the Season.  Both are very deserved recipients or these awards.  Congratulations to all those sailors who collected some silverware and to John Wemyss on Anthea who is our Keelboat Champion in both PHD and AMS for the 2019-20 season.  Unfortunately their was no OTB Champion for last season due to a number of factors including some really crappy weather and Covid 19 which meant not enough races were sailed to constitute a series.

Thank you to everyone involved in making the day such a great success. 
Ross, Mal & Peter did a fantastic job in organising the Presentation side of the day at very short notice. Mark McAuliffe as always was a great host and MC.  Snooks Catering and their team made sure we were all well fed and watered.  Dave Campbell entertained us all with many of us hitting the dance floor for a boogie and our Race Team made sure all our sailors had a great day on the water.  What a huge team event.   

To check out the photo's please go to the club Facebook page by clicking Presentation Photos and On Water Photos

House Matters

A Happy New Year to all members. I would like to start by wishing our Vice Commodore Tony Christmas a speedy recovery as he battles some health issues which have been prolonged by the shutdown of the health system during COVID and his surgeries have been delayed significantly, frustrating what should now be his recovery period. Tony, on behalf of all members, I wish you a speedy recovery and a return to duties as soon as practicable.

In the meantime I have been asked by the Executive to fill in for Tony until he is back on deck.  Your House Committee of Tony Christmas (MIA), Ross McKenry, Peter Chipperfield, Gary Morland and myself have met on a couple of occasions and actioned many items which most of you would have noticed (or not):

  • Oiling x 3 coats the balcony bar tops
  • Painting of the Northern Wall to make good on the rendering that was undertaken from renovation works
  • Completed a list of small maintenance items via the working bees
  • Facilitated the SBSC Flag transfers on the windows and doors of upstairs (removing the generic stickers that are there to prevent people from walking into said doors and windows)
  • Organised quotes for the new SBSC sign to the North and South of the Building
  • Getting quotes to tidy up the lawn edging and gravel toppings for the driveways
  • Removed all hard rubbish from the yard and boat dock including blue chairs (Thanks again to Bin Smart for the free skip)

We would love to hear your ideas on ways to improve our amenity, so please drop us a line at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put forth your priorities for committee attention.

Exterior works by the Shire are due to commence early to mid April. These works were to commence in December, but given the date falls at the height of our season, it was decided to delay works to this later date. As previously reported, these works are significant and will hopefully only impact members for a few weeks.
Thanks again to all who turn up to the working bees. We can’t get these jobs done without you, so please, if requested, if you could spare time in the future, we are always eternally grateful.
Until next time.
(On behalf of the House Committee)

Snooks Catering

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OTB News

Aussie Aussie Aussie Oi Oi Oi! Well that’s what it was like at the club on Tuesday for our Australia Day and SBSC Birthday celebrations. If you were there you were treated to:

  1. A great morning sail with one of our biggest fleets of the season, 23 boats ranging from our youngest juniors to our oldest sailing member.  Tom McCulloch who braved the strong breeze and managed to whip a few butts as well (mine included).
  2. A fantastic party and presentation upstairs where we celebrated the Clubs 54th birthday and our latest 50 year continuous member, Dianne Jackson, who must have joined when she was 3 years old!

We also had our belated 2019/20 season presentation that had a much shorter trophy list than normal, owing to many of the series not having enough races completed to constitute a result. But having said that, congratulations to all those that did put in each week to get the points on the board and come away with the bling, especially to Mr Bill Manning who was our Best Performing OTB Sailor for 2019-20 season.  Bill is the proof that even in such a curdled season, the cream still rose to the top.
My shout out for this week goes to Imogen Martin, who during Saturday’s racing was observed by the start boat crew to double back to help some of the less experienced juniors find the correct way around the course and even hang around after she had finished to make sure the rest made it safely over the finish line rather than heading straight for the beach. Obviously that sense of sportsmanship runs very strong in the Martin family, and bodes well for the future our club and our youth in general, well done.

That’s all from me. Don’t forget, regular sailing this week but the week after is our visit to Mt Martha so we need as many boats on the water as possible to bring home the bickies!

Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower Report

Last week's results

Friday 22nd January - Fun Friday Pursuit Race    

1st YKnot SB430 Rob Rainsford
2nd Anthea SB3107 John Wemyss
3rd Rogue  M2 David Phillips

What a difference a week makes!  Friday was just a perfect night for a Friday Pursuit with a moderate SSW breeze blowing and warm conditions  It was great to see L'attitude out for their first Friday race with the fleet.  Several boats elected to run with Extras which provided quite a bit of entertainment for the tower crew and I am sure the crews on board as well.

Sunday 24th  January - Summer Series Race 1   

Despite the patience of many crews who stuck it out till the end no yachts managed to complete the course within the time limit  

Big thank you to Des Carroll and Graeme Ainslie for doing a great job manning the tower and running the race!

Tuesday 26th January - Summer Series Race 2 

1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd Fransiska 880 Peter Morrison
3rd 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark
1st Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
2nd Anthea SB3107 John Wemyss
3rd 2Xtreme SB4272 Andrew Clark

Thank you to race team of Amanda in the tower with Geoff & Deirdre on the Start Boat.

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

This week's race program

Friday 29th January - Twilight Pursuit Race   

Margaret Hollamby Female Helm Race   

First Warning Signal: 17:25H Pursuit Start
Race Officer: Ross Martin
Duty Boat: Joint Venture

 This coming Friday is the last of our Margaret Hollamby Female Helm Series which is combined with our Friday Twilight Pursuit Race.  We look forward to seeing plenty of boats on the water with or without a female helm.

Start Sheet for this race is available at FRIDAY START SHEET

Saturday 30th January - MYC & SBSC Combined Series   

Navigators Race   

First Warning Signal: 8:55H MYC Start

This Saturday we have the third of our Combined Races with Mornington Yacht Club which is the Classic Navigators Race and we look forward to seeing a large contingent of Safety Boats heading down to MYC for the early morning start.

The Special Sailing Instructions for the Navigators Race can be viewed on the club website or by clicking HERE. You may 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 8:30H on the morning of the race. 

Navigators Trophy Race 2021

Job Opportunity

Club sponsor 'Maintain My Boat' is seeking someone who is boat savvy to help out with regular routine washing of boats within Martha Cove. Suitable for anyone that has an eye for detail, is reliable, has a car & boat license and can work to deadlines in a team environment as well as working on their own.
Part time employment with a minimum of 16hrs per week with scope to increase.  If you are interested please contact Nick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0434 422 523.


Coastal Sprint Series Race 2

A shortened course and a delayed start gave a perfect sailing experience for those 15 boats who joined the race.  Short and sweet, for development or experience blue water racing.

The race wrap up from the competitors and results can be found here

Safety & Sea Survival Course

If you’re considering joining a boat for King Island, travelling offshore or starting your sailing adventures, we encourage you to check your SSS certification.  Due to Covid social distancing and a backlog from last year, there are limited places for the full 2-day course on 20 & 21st February.  A refresher course will run on June 6th and booking to both are open now.  More information and booking below

20 & 21st February - Full 2 Day SSS Course
June 6th - Refresher SSS Course

King Island Race or Rally

For the past 48 years, the ORCV has been enjoying the hospitality and food of the King Island Boat Club.  This year, we invite you to join either the race or rally.  The traditional 114nm race will start on March 6 and entries are open here

This year, we invite boats who would like to build their confidence through experience of sailing in Bass Strait to come and join the inaugural King Island Rally starting March 5.  More details and entry can be found here

ORCV News Jan 21

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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