Dates for the Diary
|18th February||KB - MYC Race to SBSC|
|19th - 21st February||Sail Peninsula 2021 IS ON!|
|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|
Keelboat & Tower Report
The club's radio has just been checked and has found to be in excellent working order so now would be a great time to check your yacht's radio too. You never know when you might need it urgently. For a long distance radio check use Radio Melbourne on Channel 16.
Transmitter power for short distance can be done using a transmission power of 1 watt , but for distances up to 20nm you will need to use 25 watt. The radio in the tower will now be left on 25 watt to avoid any issues for keelboats trying to communicate with the club. It is also recommended that your yacht's VHF radio be set on High Power or 25Watt when communicating with the SBSC tower.
Last week's results
Friday 12th February - Twilight Pursuit &
Mustang Sally Trophy
|1st||Y Knot||SB430||Rob Rainsford|
|2nd||Y Knot||SB430||Rob Rainsford|
|3rd||Mr Bojangles||SB4556||Pauline Cleaver|
Big thank you to the crew from Vincitore for doing a sterling job in the tower and making the job for the RO very easy!
Congratulations to Rob Rainford and the crew from Y Knot for winning the Mustang Sally Trophy Race for 2021.
Rob has been a member at SBSC for approx. 25years and yes that means he started as an OTB sailor. Many of us will remember his first boat which was a Puffin Pacer called Bluebird. After a number of year's sailing Bluebird and being nicknamed 'Regatta Rat Rob' he moved onto the Windrush for a short period before purchasing a Noelex 25 called Cocktail and his first keelboat Aphrodite which was one of the first keelboats to sail in the Safety Beach fleet.
Robbie was also a member of the inaugural Safety Beach SC Keelboat Committee so with all that history at SBSC he is a very deserved winner of the Keelboat Anniversary Trophy.
Sunday 14th February - Club Championship
|NO RACE DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS / LOCK DOWN|
For all of the Keelboat Results please go to 2020-21 Keelboat Results.
This week's race program
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 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.
Sail Peninsula 2021
The great news is that Sail Peninsula is ON.
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 https://www.trybooking.com/712569
This year, due to Social Distancing Requirements, numbers for both evenings are CAPPED so please book early to avoid any disappointment.
Not much to report for the OTB tribe this week owing to the lockdown.
The Sabre titles at McCrae have been postponed until the labour day weekend, so we’ll be sharing the venue with the Tasar's for their states as well. That means a fair crowd down there so it would be a good idea to get there early or even better, drop off the day before. It also means there will be a double shortage of helpers at SBSC for our hosting of the Hobie titles, sooo if you are going to be around, put your hand up (before you’re tapped on the shoulder).
That’s about it for the OTB stuff. Phew! did I hear you say? Ha, you don’t get out of it that easily! This week I’d like to start a segment where I’m after some input from the rest of the Club - OTB , Keelboat and Social members alike. I’d like to call it “And now a word for our Sponsors!“
At SBSC we are lucky to have quite a few excellent sponsors, big and small. We love our sponsors because they give us money or products that we then spend or utilise for the betterment of the Club and they get some advertising. Great deal and everyone is happy, right ? Yes, but its so much more than that. Our sponsors aren’t just a source of funds, they’re also a great resource of services just waiting to be used for your personal benefit! We have a diverse range on offer, from marine supplies, carpet laying, insurance wine, a bank and even a forklift centre with everything in between. Just take a look at the bottom of the E-news to see what’s on offer.
Now here’s the important part- when you need to use one of these services, don’t forget to say you’re from Safety Beach Sailing Club! This has two results; A) you might just get a better deal, and B) more importantly, the sponsor knows that their advertising buck is getting them a result. After all, they could just as easily spend their money elsewhere.
Right, this is the part where I want your input. If you have used one of our sponsor’s services and were happy with them - let us all know with a short blurb that can be put in the E-news. They’ll love it and it might just prompt another member to give them a go.
Okay, I’ll start. At last year’s Sabre titles at Mt Martha, owing to PPP (very poor preparation ) I suffered a broken side stay about 10 minutes into the first race. During a very slow tow back to the beach, lamenting that all I had for my efforts was a t-shirt, I thought I might as well give Sport Phillip Marine a call. “ Yep, no worries come straight in” said Jamie. So without even taking off my wetsuit or booties I hotfooted it there to find Jamie waiting, cable in hand (and a mop for the puddle I was making), ready to measure and make two new shrouds (millimetre perfect) and I was back on the water in time for the third race! Pity my sailing wasn’t up to the same standard , ah well. Now I’m sure someone not from Safety Beach would have received the same outstanding service but it sure is good to let them know where you are from .
Sport Phillip Marine are one of our long time supporters and I want to thank them again.
That’s all for this week. Good luck to the Keelboaters for Sail Peninsula this weekend!
Volunteer Position - 1st Aid Co-ordinator
The SBSC Risk Management Committee is looking for someone with 1st aid/nursing experience to co-ordinate the club's 1st aid requirements.
Duties to include:
- Management of 1st aid kits/supplies/signage
- Co-ordination of club's members with 1st Aid qualifications
- Collection and filing of incident forms and summary report of incidents to RM Committee.
This is not a large job, but one that is definitely needed and will be much appreciated.
Anyone interested should call
SBSC goes Extreme
One of our 50year members, Rick Potter, has sent through the following links about what his daughter Katie is up to in the world of Kiteboarding. Katie started sailing at SBSC and found she needed a bit more excitement so moved into Kiteboarding and has been incredibly successful in this sport.
Kiting clips from the end 2020 & start of 2021:
- Katie Potter 2020 Recap
- Katie & Ewan - TV clip - Australian Nationals January 28, 2021 CottonTree, QLD
- Ewan Jaspan Channel 7 News on 3rd Jan 21 “Sky high”
- Ewan Powered by Nature - Whitsundays adventure
Videos 1 nd 4 were mostly taken on the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday's during our Melbourne lockdowns last year (2020).
The “Big Air” that Ewan is referring to in the 3rd link is the annual “Red Bull King of the Air” competition that takes place off of South Africa.