Dates for the Diary
|Saturday 10th April||9:55H||MYC & SBSC Combined Series - Coastal Race|
|Sunday 11th April||3pm to 6pm||Sunday Sounds with Dave Campbell|
|Saturday 17th April||10am to 2pm||International Women's Day Event to book please CLICK HERE|
|Saturday 17th April||19:00H||Music Night Featuring The Treblettes Trio Book Here|
|Sunday 18th April||10:00H||Keelboat Skippers and Crews Meeting|
Whats on @ SBSC
It was great to see one of our past Commodore’s Ed Synnott visit the club last Sunday with his daughter Bronwyn and son in law Murray.
The Synnot’s were very keen Sabre sailors and were members for many years. It was great to be able to help facilitate the visit with Ed’s daughter, Bronwyn, who has been trying desperately to get Ed down to the club, but due to COVID restrictions, has had to wait many months for this opportunity. Rear Commodore Ross Martin presented Ed with a Safety Beach Sailing Club cap. Ed was proudly wearing his old club jumper and badge on his cap. We were subsequently informed that Ed felt very special indeed and had a lovely outing.
Keelboat & Tower News
With the light and balmy winds no yachts managed to get around the course before the sunset time limit for our FUN Friday Pursuit race but it was a lovely evening to be out on the water and it was great to see plenty of boats flying spinnakers.
It was very pleasing to see so many boat crews back at the club after sailing enjoying our recently renovated clubhouse, excellent food and and plenty of good company. Thank you to Peter Bulka and the crew from Patriot for manning the tower.
Sunday 28th March - Sunday Summer Pursuit Race # 2
|2nd||Single Malt||SB10||Sue Turnbull|
|3rd||Mr Bojangles||SB4556||Pauline Cleaver|
|1st||Mr Bojangles||SB4556||Pauline Cleaver|
|3rd||Single Malt||SB10||Sue Turnbull|
We had a bit more luck getting the boats around for the Sunday Morning Pursuit Race with a pleasant 15-20kts westerly blowing. Course 9 was selected which took our sailors from the start, in front of the club, down to channel mark 23 then to 19 and back to the club.
For all the season results please go to:2020-2021 Keelboat Results
This week's program
NO SAILING at SBSC over the Easter Weekend
Saturday 10th April - MYC & SBSC Combined Series
|First Warning Signal:||9:55H MYC Start|
On Saturday the 10th April we have a Combined Race with Mornington Yacht Club which is the 28NM Coastal Race which uses many of the MYC fixed marks so will definitely keep everyone on their toes. We hope to see plenty of Safety Beach boats heading down for the start of this race..
The Special Sailing Instructions can be found on the club website under Keelboat / Race Documents of by CLICKING HERE. MYC have kindly provided an overview of the course which has also been posted on the website or can be viewed at Coastal Race Data Page.
Victorian Schools Team Racing Championship
Last weekend we had three of our junior members compete in the Victorian Team Racing Championships at the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria in Williamstown.
Stephanie Koutsimpiris, Imogen and Aurelia Martin, represented St Leonard's College and finished 1st in Division 3. A great result for some fairly inexperienced sailors, particularly in this format of racing. The girls learnt a lot about the rules racing, but also the tactics employed to benefit the team in teams racing, mark traps etc….Unfortunately Kristen Koutsimpiris fell ill the day before the event and was unable to participate. Well done girls.
Our own Geoff Eldridge was assisting on water during the event, keeping an eye out for the girls. Special thanks to Maria Koutsimpiris for getting g the girls to and from the event.
Hi folks. Well that was a pleasant little sail on Sunday wasn’t it! The day started out blowing a gale where it was almost a necessity to have a helper to get off the beach, and Taipan Tony Rogers was seen heading for those rocks again! The sail out to the course was quite a challenge, with some big waves and the promise of some really fun surfing downwind. The downside of the heavier wind was that some of less aggressive (i.e. smarter?) sailors opted to stay on the beach. Which was a pity because just as race one was about to start, you guessed it, the wind dropped right off and the waves disappeared in an instant. A quick adjustment of the marks by our able bodied race team of Tim, Eric, Scott T and Scott P saw the race start with minimal delay, albeit in very light wind. The sensible ones went left off the line, where the better breeze normally is, while the cunning ones, and those that follow the cunning ones went right. And low and behold, when the shift blew in those cunning ones, and those that follow the cunning ones were in the box seat and left the others way behind. Ha Ha suckers!
Race two was sailed in light but steady wind with the sun out. This made for a bit of a procession with not a lot of chances for overtaking, unless someone in front of you happened to capsize! (Sorry about that Hamish). It was great to see Greg Clark out in his Olympic Finn, what a massive sail with such a low boom. No wonder he wears a helmet! We also had Graham visiting from McCrae with his Aero, who was impressed with our hospitality. All in all, it was a good day. Many thanks to Dave Brewer and Stuart Scott for ROing for the day. Hmm, that’s three Scott's on the race team, almost a bagpipe band. It would be nice to have a change of tune from Squealing Ross. Sorry Ross, that was low even for me!
It’s Easter this week so NO OTB sailing this Sunday, but it seems that most of the club is heading up to Lake Boga for their famous Easter Regatta. Good luck everyone going up there, it sounds like you’re in for some fine weather. I’m looking forward to hearing some tall tales when you get back. Remember, never let he truth get in the way of a good story!
Finally, just some advice if you are planning to stand up your mast against the wind. Don’t do it with half the club nearby to watch you drop it toward their collective heads. And if you do, make sure there is a nice soft rib parked next to you to cushion the fall. Again, sorry about that!
That’s all for now, see you in a couple of weeks. Have a happy Easter and stay safe.
We're coming to the end of our summer ocean racing when we see Apollo Bay come onto the calendar. No doubt, it will be popular and attract some interest with the members. This weekend we have the Race and Rally down to Port Fairy and have Summer Lovin' and crew participating in the rally. We wish them a safe and comfortable trip.
The Safety and Sea Survival is booking fast so get your bookings in now if interested. There may also be some of our members interested in joining the Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads next weekend. ORCV have just secured a larger boat to clear the huge wait-list and so there are a few more places possible still. See all the details below.
April 11th - Rip Tour of Port Phillip Heads
Tour of Port Phillip Heads on board the ferry boat Peninsula Princess. Enjoy an afternoon out on the water whilst learning about the navigation guides, tides and other points of interest. We've upgraded to a larger boat. More information and bookings go to RIP TOUR.
April 24th - West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint 3
These Category 3 races start in daylight at Queenscliff and are just over 50nm aimed at having you and your crew home that night. A great way to experience sailing outside the heads. Enter the race at Coastal Sprint Series.
May 22nd - Apollo Bay Race / Sail in Company
For 68 years, the ORCV has sailed in company on the Great Ocean Road "Sail" to Apollo Bay. The last ocean and coastal race in the 2020/21 season. This Category 3, 52nm race is sure to be popular. Entries have just opened at APOLLO BAY RACE
June 5th & 6th - Safety and Sea Survival Course
2 day full or 1 day refresher SSS course. 50% of crew 4+autopilot and fully crewed boats and 100% on double-handed require SSS certification With the Australian Sailing extension due to expire on June 30th it's time to review you and your crew needs. Go to SSSC Course.
Big day at SBSC on the 17th April!