Dates for the Diary

18th February   KB - MYC Race to SBSC
19th - 21st February       Sail Peninsula 2021     
Friday 12th March 17:25H    Junior Crews Night
Sunday 14th March 3 - 6pm    Sunday Sounds with Rob Papp   
Thursday 18th March          18:30H Cruisers Corner Gathering #2       

New Members

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:

  • Brett, Louise & Evelyn Millar
  • Gavan & Christina Stewart
  • Manoli Mavrommatis
  • Prudence Plovanic
  • David Lloyd, Georgina & Mietta Symmons
  • Andrew Picinich

What's on @ SBSC this week

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OTB News

This week was our annual trip around the point to visit our neighbours of the gritty sand.
All week the weather Gods promised some really crappy sailing conditions and Sunday morning didn’t look too good. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned about sailors is that we’re a patient bunch. So with a slight delay, the wind eased a bit and with our faithful race/rescue team escorting, about a dozen boats set off for a very quick trip around to Mt Martha Sailing Club. Some (the softies!) decided to trailer their boats there, so we ended up with a reasonable fleet. Unfortunately Mt Martha met us with an even more reasonable fleet, so we were pretty much outgunned in most categories.  I haven’t seen the scores yet but from my observation point at the back, I can say with some confidence that all of our sailors gave a very good account of themselves, especially the juniors, who finished both races in some really heavy conditions that saw quite a few of their opposition head for the beach!
There was lots of action for the crews on the Ribs too, as there was plenty of capsizing on both sides. New members Leanne and Dennis really had a baptism of fire, riding shotgun with Scott, Rob and Fiona pulling bedraggled sailors out of the sea in the nick of time, seconds before meeting a watery death! Ok, so maybe that was a slight exaggeration, but none the less, they did do an awesome job. Then it was a long beat back the other way to our sunny shore (yes the sun did finally come out) and never did our friendly balcony with its live music, hot chips and a cold beer look so good!

The return visit from MMSC to us is on the 28th of Feb, that’s the weekend after Sail Peninsula. So no excuses every body, we want as many boats on the water as we possibly can. Remember, every boat that makes the start line earns a point even if you don’t finish the race.

To wind up this weeks drivel, I mean report, is a reminder that the Labour day long weekend, March 6th - 8th sees SBSC hosting the Hobie state titles, so we are looking for volunteers to man the Ribs and maybe an extra scribe for the start boat. There won’t be any off the beach sailing that weekend so if you want your water fix, put your hand up to help.

Finally, good luck to all the Sabre sailors heading to McCrae this weekend for their state titles. I believe we have 9 boats entered in a fleet of about 70, that’s a pretty good effort.

Cheers till next week
Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Social News

SUNDAY SOUNDS last Sunday was the first of a series of three lazy Sunday afternoons being entertained by local musicians.
More than 60 members were in attendance making for a lovey vibe whilst we were treated to great music by artist Neil Osborne.


Make a note in your diary for our next SUNDAY SOUNDS afternoon 3pm – 6pm 14th March with artist Rob Papp.
Rob plays the Blues, but his music is influenced by the Jazz greats who helped to form his passion for music, making for an exciting blend of jazz fusion and blues.

Sunday Sounds

Big thankyou to our very active Social Committee for providing some great entertainment ideas for our members and guests.

Keelboat & Tower Report

We have great news on a couple of fronts.  The dredging of the marina entrance has now officially commenced and if all goes to plan this will be completed this week.  This is extremely good news for all our deeper draft boats!  Mal Winder has also arranged to have all the club radio's professionally checked which includes the tower radio and the ones on our three patrol boats.  The tower VHF radio has been give a clean bill of health and has been reported to be operating effectively and efficiently.  If you are not able to get through to the tower please check your own VHF radio to make sure it is set on HIGH power as this may be causing some issues with your transmission. 

Last week's results

Friday 5th February  - Twilight Pursuit &  

Mustang Sally Trophy   


Unfortunately we were not able to run the race last Friday due to the risk of thunderstorms on the Mornington Peninsula however, the good news is that the Mustang Sally Trophy Race will now be held this Friday 12th February so we hope to see plenty of yachts out there competing for this very special trophy that celebrates the anniversary of Keelboats at Safety Beach SC.  Despite the lack of on water activity last Friday it was very pleasing to see so many of the KB crews back at the club enjoying some friendly banter with their fellow members.

Sunday 7th February - Club Championship    

Long Distance Race

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

Despite it being a rather cool and cloudy day the winds were just right for this year's Club Championship Long Distance Race.  Course #26 was chosen which is approximately 22NM and involved plenty of beating to weather and some brisk kite runs as well.  Great to see Audere out for a Sunday Race with the fleet - hopefully they might make it a regular habit. 

Big thank you to the tower team of Scott from  Maximum Limit and Amanda, who is one of our regular Race Officers and quickly learning how to drive Top Yacht.  Without our volunteers in the tower we wouldn't be out there on the race course so always make an effort to give them a pat on back.

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

This week's race program

Friday 12th February - Twilight Pursuit Race &    

Mustang Sally Trophy 

First Warning Signal: 17:25H Pursuit Start
Race Officer's: Dianne & Mark
Duty Boat: Vincitore

Start Sheet for this race is available at Friday START SHEET 12-2-21

Sunday 14th January - Club Championship Series    

First Warning Signal: 13:25H Boat Start
Tower Team: Rob Rainsford & Y Knot


Thursday 18th February - MYC to SBSC Pursuit Race  

First Warning Signal: 17:45H  MYC Tower Pursuit Start

The MYC to SBSC Twilight Pursuit Race has now become the traditional way for the MYC fleet to arrive at Martha Cove for the Sail Peninsula Regatta and our Safety Beach fleet is more than welcome to join in. The SSI's can be viewed at SSI's MYC to SBSC Twilight Pursuit.

Sail Peninsula - 19th to 21st February

The link for dinner bookings is NOW OPEN for the events on the Friday and Saturday nights.
Please be aware that there will be NO WALK-INs to these events due to our COVID numbers restrictions – they are fully ticketed events.

To book you can directly to the TryBooking link

This year, due to Social Distancing Requirements, numbers for both evenings are CAPPED so please book early to avoid any disappointment.

Info Flyer for SKIPPERS and SBSC MEMBERS SP 2021 RS

Navigation Info & ORCV News

Big thanks to Rod Smallman for his very informative talk on all thing Navigation at the club last Thursday. There was a fantastic turn out of over 40 people keen to gain some knowledge from the master!  Rod has provided some links to some great information that will keep you busy for hours - see below:

Maritime Safety Information

Symbols, Abbreviations and Terms used on Paper & Electronic Charts

Windy - Wind Map & Weather Forecast

Australian Hydrographic Office - Product Downloads

Rod was joined by Grant and Delma Dunoon from the ORCV who are promoting the ORCV Rally's to King Island and Port Fairy.  This sounds like a great way to get to some fantastic destinations with lesser requirements that the race fleet.  I am sure this Rally concept would be very appealing to a number of our yachts and sailors.  We already have two yachts signed up to do the Rally to King Island on the March long weekend which are 2Gether II and Summer Lovin'.

They will be joined by a number of our local boats - Audere, Shimmer & Summer's Lease that will be competing in this year's King Island Race.

If you want information on either of these events please go to the ORCV website or see the links below

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

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