Dates for the Diary
|Thursday 4th February||6pm||Navigation with Rod Smallman|
|Friday 5th February||Keelboats - Mustang Sally Trophy Race|
|Sunday 7th February||3 to 6 pm||Sunday Sounds @ SBSC with Neil Osborne|
|18th February||MYC Pursuit Race to SBSC|
|19th - 21st February||Sail Peninsula 2021|
|Friday 12th March||17:25H||Junior Crews Night|
The Members and Executive Committee at SBSC would like to extend a warm welcome to our new & returning members. We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water in the not too distant future:
- Joe and Maria Chessari
- Luke Anthony
- Craig, Erin, Ella, Summer, Tom & Emmett McManamny
- Heather Schmidt
- Agata Kobus
- Paul and Margaret Rush
- Kesar Singh (returning member)
What's On @ SBSC This Week
Keelboat & Tower Report
Mustang Sally Trophy Race
We are celebrating 11 YEARS of Keelboat Sailing at Safety Beach Sailing Club this Friday the 5th February.
Make sure you are out for this Friday Twilight Pursuit Race and compete to get your name on this fabulous Mustang Sally Trophy.
We would also love to see you back to the club after the race to celebrate this achievement, enjoy our wonderful newly refurbished clubrooms and the company of your crew and fellow sailors.
Navigation Presentation with Rod Smallman
This Thursday 4th February our very own Rod Smallman is giving a presentation on Navigation. For those that do not know Rod, he has done many many two handed miles to places very far away including Osaka in Japan and return as well as a large number of Blue Water Ocean races so he is very well versed in the art of navigation and the many forms of electronic navigation used today.
Rod is being joined by Grant and Delma Dunoon from the ORCV so this is a great opportunity to find out more about what the ORCV offers including their inaugural King Island Rally that is being held over the March long weekend.
Dinner will be at 6pm and followed at 7pm by this most interesting presentation. If you would like to come for dinner please book with David Snooks on 0439 314 179 and let him know that you will be joining Rod's presentation.
Last week's results
Friday 29th January - Twilight Pursuit Race
|1st||Single Malt||SB10||Sue Turnbull|
|3rd||New Morning II||SB381||Gordon Thomas|
|1st||Single Malt||SB10||Sue Turnbull|
Margaret Hollamby - Female Helm Race
|1st||Single Malt||SB10||Sue Turnbull|
Big thank you to the Tower Team of Ross Martin and the crew from Joint Venture.
Despite the forecast of rain and the chance of a possible storm the boats that did venture out had a very pleasant and dry sail in a balmy 10-12kt N to NE breeze. Welcome to Caliban who were out for their first sail in the SBSC Keelboat fleet and hope to see you out again this Friday.
It was the last of our Female Helm races for this season. The lady steerers did a great job with a 1st and 2nd in the Friday Twilight race showing the blokes a thing or two! Congratulations to Sue Turnbull and the crew on Single Malt for winning the 2020-21 Female Helm Series in a closely fought battle with Jess Lowe on Anthea. It was so close that the winner was ultimately decided on a count back. Bette on Em Dee was hot on their heels in 3rd place only 1 point behind. How good it that for close racing.
Well done to all those that participated. The numbers of boats competing in this series continues to increase every year which is a great sign for Women’s Sailing at SBSC. The final results of this series can be viewed HERE
Combined Series -- Navigators Trophy Race
What a great day for a sail around the bottom end of the bay and pleasing to see 4 boats representing Safety Beach SC. From all accounts our boats picked the best way to tackle the course with some great results.
Congratulations to Marrakesh coming in 2nd and Rogue scoring 4th on PHD, Maximum Limit with a 2nd in AMS and Vincitore 2nd in Line Honours! A good day out for all. To view all the results please go to the links on the MYC site at Combined Race Series and MYC - LDR Series
The next Combined Series Race will be on Saturday 20th March and for a totally different challenge this will be the Mid Course Windward - Return race This also forms part of our KB Club Championship Series so we are hoping to have a big representation of SBSC yachts competing.
For all of the SBSC Keelboat Results please go to 2020-21 Keelboat Results.
This week's race program
Friday 5th February - Twilight Pursuit Race &
Mustang Sally Trophy
|First Warning Signal:||17:25H Pursuit Start|
|Race Officer:||Amanda Malin|
|Tower Team:||Des, Mark & Di|
This Friday we celebrate 11years of Keelboat Racing at SBSC and with that goes the presentation of the Mustang Sally Trophy so we are hoping to see everyone out there to celebrate this special day in the SBSC Calendar.
Start Sheet for this race is available at Friday Start Sheet
Sunday 7th February - Club Championship Series
Long Distance Race
|First Warning Signal:||9:55H Combined Tower Start|
On Sunday we have the Club Championship Long Distance. After you have enjoyed some great sailing why not head back to the club to enjoy the first of our 'Sunday Sounds' afternoons with our very own Neil Osborne . Sounds like a very relaxing way to spend an afternoon after a big morning on the water - see the information flyer above!
Well the weather gods are finally smiling down on us! With fine skies, flat water, enough wind to get up on the plane at times and for the second week in a row and NO JETSKIS!!! It really was a great day for sailing as witnessed by the number of boats on the water, 32 to be exact, our best showing so far this season.
The flat water and regular gusts of wind around the 15 knot mark made for some exciting bursts of speed, at some points the guys in the Javelin almost looked like they were foiling (Paul must have been missing his Moth). While the wind direction stayed fairly true for the races overall, the gusts did provide some big lifts and knocks for those that were able to take advantage of them. And just to prove that even he most experienced can get caught out at times, we were treated to a beautiful display of synchronised capsizing by Bill and Rick that could have been set to music ! Tom’s eyes lit up when he saw a chance to sneak to the front, only to see them right their trusty Sabres and take off into the distance again. Never mind Tom, I know the feeling .
Not to be outdone in the excitement stakes, the Tasars of Martin and Martin v Martin and Martin showed that the competitive streak is never far from the surface with lots of shouts of ‘STARBOARD!’ and a very near thing with the Sharpie that had Ross letting out some very loud squeals (I know Natasha said it was her, but nobody was fooled).
Again it was great to see a growing number of juniors heading out to mix it up with the big guys, and making a pretty good showing of it too. Imogen was impressed with herself for beating several of the Sabres around the first mark in her Tera. I was one of them, sigh!
Thanks again to our intrepid race team who this week included Tim with a bung shoulder, Duncan with a gammy leg, Deidre with a broken foot in a moon boot and the long awaited return of Sir Rob Campbell from knee surgery! We really do owe these folks a debt of gratitude for going above and beyond to keep the sailors sailing, please give them your thanks when you can.
While on the subject of patrol boat duty, some people have said that they are having trouble finding the roster on the website. It can be found on the OTB homepage and scroll down to the ‘Off The Beach documents’ or CLICK HERE. I’ll endeavour to print one up and post it to the notice board outside the change room as well. You will get an email reminder 7 days before your duty also . Remember, if you can’t do your duty on a particular day, no problem. But it is up to you to arrange a swap with someone as soon as you can.
Now for the really important bit! This week is our turn to sail around the point to whip the butts of those Mt Martha upstarts. This all comes down to who has the most boats on the water, so let’s make sure it’s us! It really is a great days outing and a very nice sail around. We leave the beach at SBSC around 9.30am with patrol boat escort. It takes about 30 to 40 minutes on average ,or you can trailer it there instead. Just remember, the race starts at 13.00H (1.00 pm) so get there early.
There is no OTB sailing as SBSC this week.
That’s all from me this week
What Training Would YOU Like!
The club's Risk Management Committee would like to hear your thoughts as to the topics you think could be covered in order to make our sport safer.
We anticipate providing some education in the form of both on water and off water sessions and newsletter articles. There is now a new SAFETY section on our website, where safety documents, articles and links will be located.
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.
Sail Peninsula 2021
Get your entry in NOW before the entry fee increases on the 6th of February.
We have commitments we must honour for regatta infrastructure etc and with Covid it’s been twice as difficult with the unknown hanging over our heads.
In saying that we are really very confident that SP2021 will be going ahead and we are committed to giving you a first class regatta.
We will be adhering to all the Vic. Gov. and DHHS requirements for Covid protection to give you a safe and fun experience.
There will be some fantastic sailing along with great food and entertainment so you will kick yourself if you hold back and miss out as entries have been capped for this year’s event.