Dates for the Diary

Thursday 22nd April    6 to 7pm   New Members Event 
Sunday 16th May 2 to 3pm New Members Event
Sunday 16th May 2:30 to 5:30pm    Sunday Sounds with Chris Vincent  

Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks 21 04 2021

Sunday Sounds May 2021

OTB Report

Well it might be only Autumn, but it sure feels like Winter. After near perfect weather for Easter, the last couple of weeks have been pretty ordinary. This week wasn’t actually too bad, nice strong onshore breeze and a reasonable fleet of 18 boats (including 5 division one boats). Not too shabby when you take into account the number of regulars, who for various reasons couldn’t make it.

Race one was a ripper, with lots of shifts to keep us on our toes. Although it was rather short at around 25 minutes. I’m blaming Rob Campbell for putting the marks too close! (Not really, we love you Rob). For race two the marks were stretched out a bit and the chance was there for a possible 3rd race if the wind remained strong. Well that didn’t happen! In race one, the finish times were within seconds in the different divisions, whereas in race two, the wind died right out after the start and a big shift to the left meant any boats that went out that side were quite literally, left. The only breeze seemed to be out near the mussel farm and that wasn’t much, so race two ended up being nearly an hour. Goodbye race three! Back at the beach we were treated to a display of ‘how not to get out of your boat when the water is much deeper than you expected‘ by Katrina Mackie. Most enlightening ! Thanks Katrina.

Next week is ANZAC day, but sailing is still scheduled. So don’t forget, if you are rostered on for patrol boat duty and can’t make it, it’s up to you to find a replacement. Please don’t leave it up to someone else on the day.

On that happy note, I’ll sign off with this one last item for any of you out there with a bit of culture in your blood. I snapped this picture last week at the National Art Gallery and thought “Is this really art, or just Russell Thompson trying to get the spinnaker down on the Sharpie?” 


Peter Chipperfield
OTB Captain

Keelboat & Tower News

Thanks to all the Skippers and Crews that came along to the meeting on Sunday morning - great to see such a good turn out.  There was plenty of discussion about the introduction of new floating marks, on water support for Friday Twilight racing and plenty more.  Notes from the meeting will be sent to all via email later this week.

Last week's results

Sunday 18th April - Club Championship Race   

1st Rogue M2 David Phillips
2nd Anthea SB3107 John Wemyss
3rd Mr. Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
1st Anthea SB3017 John Wemyss
2nd Mr Bojangles SB4556 Pauline Cleaver
3rd Rogue M2 David Phillips

Big thank you to Ian Pearse for manning the tower on Sunday and our on water volunteers.  We look forward to seeing Ian out on the water in his new yacht which arrives later in 2021.

CC 180421 RS

This week's program

Sunday 25th April - Club Championship Series   

First Warning Signal: 13:25H Boat Start
Tower Duty: Amanda Malin 
Start Boat: Tristan Batey

This is the last race for the summer season so don't miss out on the last hoorah!  

For all the 2020-21 Summer Season Results please go to 2020-21 Results


20 boats have now entered the West Offshore Products Coastal Sprint next Saturday 24th April. These races are designed to get you out and stretching your legs on the ocean. Enjoy a daylight start with 50nm having them home that night.  Good luck to Summer's Lease and Rod Smallman on Maverick who are both competing in this event.

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