Dates for the Diary

Sunday 18th July 12:30pm Lunch with a Xmas Twist
Sunday 18th July 1:00pm - 4:00pm    Live Music by Dave Campbell      
Saturday 31st July 4:00pm     AGM
Saturday 31st July       6:30pm 2020-21 Presentation Night       

New Members

The Committee and Members of Safety Beach Sailing Club would like to extend a warm welcome to the following new members. We look forward to meeting you at the club or seeing you out on the water very soon:

  • Andrew Slagmolen
  • Chris and Leanne Devlin
  • Geoff and Tamara Newing
  • Sue Malta
  • Susan Foster
  • David and Julie Jones

'Sailor App' for OTB Fleet

For all our OTB Sailors please check out this new App for managing our fleet and racing both on & off the water and so much more so please read through carefully and make sure you download the App to your device and give it a go.  

This Friday from mid-afternoon until 7pm there will be a trial race set up and we are asking for people to practice signing on and off - in readiness for Sunday so please get on board and give it a go.  Details of how to get set up with Sailor App can be found below or on at the club website Link HERE.

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Whats on @ SBSC

Snooks July

Xmas in July 

On Sunday 18th July there will be Sunday lunch at the club from 12.30pm with a Christmas Twist for those that might like to celebrate a bit of festive “Xmas In July” Cheer! The afternoon is complete with Dave Campbell’s Dulcet tones entertaining from 1pm-4pm.  Members &  friends can have lunch or just stay and enjoy the music as they wish. 

Come enjoy a “long” lunch after sailing, with some relaxing music, by the fireside.  Bookings essential so please contact David on #0439314179

Sunday Lunch Christmas in July Live Music July 2021

End of Season Presentation Night

This season's presentation evening is being held on the evening of the 31st July after our AGM.  Bookings are essential via the Try Booking site

EOS 2021 RS

AGM - Saturday 31st July @ 4pm

The AGM is being held at 4.00pm on Saturday 31 July, immediately preceding the Presentation Night. We look forward to a great turnout for both events.

The Notice of Meeting is available on the club website by CLICKING HERE.

There are a number of positions on the Executive Committee that are becoming vacant. If you are interested in joining this team of volunteers that gets things done around the club then please consider putting in a nomination for one of these positions.  The Nomination Form is available on the club website or CLICK HERE.  Nomination forms must be received by the Secretary no later than Saturday 17th July. Please send directly to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Keelboat & Tower News

Last week's results:

Unfortunately the race on the 4th July was cancelled due to the rough conditions on the bay so everyone will be hanging out for a sail this weekend.  Big thank you to the Tower Team of Ross Martin, Greg Cleaver and Amanda Malin. 

This week's racing:

Sunday 18th July - BMWS Pursuit Race  

First Warning Signal:                    9:55H Pursuit Start with Extra's Optional         
Tower Duty: Andrew Stocks & Lynlee Coutts
Tower Support: Amanda Malin, Jude Champion  & Mal Winder     

Start sheet is posted on the club website at  BMWS START SHEET.

OTB Report

Hi folks, not much joy in our last sailing effort - was that really two weeks ago?? Anyway, this week is bound to be better- really, what could possibly go wrong?
For your sailing pleasure and safety, we will be chaperoned by the always vigilant Geoff and Deirdre on the start boat as well as Greg “Zimmerframe”Lowe and James “The Country Vet” Everitt (the things he can do with a dog would make your eyes water!).
Also this week we will be trialing the new "Sailor App" for signing on and off. You may have already used this app at recent regattas and will know how user friendly it is.
Deirdre and Geoff have posted a very easy to follow set of instructions above in the e-news, so please download the app and have a crack at it this week. If you don’t have a smart phone or don’t get around to it, the regular sign on sheet will still be there. Soon the club is purchasing another tablet to be mounted to the wall at the sign in desk so it will be even easier.
So rock up this week - don’t look at the weather report- or just bring a submarine, I hear there’s one going cheap over at WesternPort! And don’t forget to put in your nominations for Club Person and Junior Club Person of the year and book your seat/table for Presentation day.
That’s all for now
Pete Chippy

SBSC Women's Sailing Update

Thanks to everyone who came along to our Friday night Women's Sailing Catch Up.  We had excellent interest from a range of sailing backgrounds (from zero to hero!), across the full age spectrum, and we discussed all sorts of training options. I also had some lovely messages and phone calls from members that couldn't attend expressing their support. And that's why we have so many women and girls loving their sailing at SBSC - there is fantastic support and a highly positive vibe.

The highlight of the night was when Fiona Lowe volunteered to be the next SBSC Women's Rep. Fiona will be the Australian Sailing "She Sails" rep and be the point of contact within the club. Fiona is very well connected within the club and the local sailing community and has a very confident, positive attitude.

Pauline Cleaver


Capturing 50 years. Can you help us, please?

We’re looking for stories, photos, video, prizes, imagery of the coastline or events and even clothing pieces that tell a story of your interaction with these classic races as we lead into the 50th King Island and 50th Westcoaster (Melbourne to Hobart) races in 2022.

If you were involved with these races over the past 50 years and can contribute to our quest, please get in contact with Tim & Delma at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Fundamental Navigation & Weather for Sailors Courses

The Ocean Racing Club has 3 courses coming up that are instructor lead and online. Over a series of nights, you will learn about the fundamentals of navigation and how to read, plan and interpret weather patterns for coastal or up 3 day voyages.

Learn more and book for the Fundamental Navigation starting Wed 28th July here

Learn more and book for the Weather for Sailors Module 1 -Fundamental of enclosed waters starting Monday, August 2nd and Module 2 – Coastal Sailing 3+ days starting 30th Aug here

Winter Series Race #2 Report 

“Sportsboat screamer as Cool sets the pace”

The second race of the ORCV Winter Series saw 45 for the passage down to Blairgowrie, with the fleet drag racing down the bay in record-breaking time. The 25nm run down to the south channel saw some extremely close racing between yachts, with the sportsboats and mid-fleet tussle taking center stage as the fleet powered along on a wet and cool ride under spinnaker for much of the race.

Multiple crews commented on how great it was to regroup at Blairgowrie and chat after the race – thank you to the Blairgowrie Yacht Squadron for their hospitality. Congratulations to all competitors who took part; to enter the next ORCV event on the 31st of July, please find more information here:

Full results at

Cruisers Corner 

There has been a bit of a SBSC rendezvous up in sunny Mackay with the crews from Tumi, Time Out and ToniK catching up with our land cruisers.  

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