Dates for the Diary

Saturday 31st July 4:00pm     AGM 
Saturday 11th September      6:30pm New date for 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:

  • Derren Wilson & Family
  • Ray Collins
  • Scott Faulkner & Family
  • Peter Jones
  • Noel Parker

AGM Update

The SBSC AGM 2021 is going ahead as scheduled on Saturday 31st July at 4.00pm but the format will now be a Zoom meeting as current restrictions do not allow for a face to face meeting.

An invitation to the Zoom meeting and all details on how to participate will be sent by email to members by Thursday evening. We strongly encourage all members to participate and look forward to seeing you online on Saturday afternoon, and in person at the Club in the very near future.

All reports can be viewed on the website or by Clicking HERE.  If you have any questions that relate to the reports, the previous minutes or general business we ask that they be sent through to the Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by the 29th July and they will listed for discussion at the relevant time during the AGM. 

Whats on @ SBSC

Please note that QR check-in is mandatory, along with masks except when eating and drinking. Thanks for everyone's co-operation.

Bookings are absolutely essential to #0439314179

Snooks 28821RS

End of Season Presentation Night

The SBSC 2020-21 Presentation Night has been re-scheduled to the evening of Saturday 11th September - see all the details in the flyer below.

Presentation Night Defer July 21

Should anyone have an issue with the new date & require a refund please get in touch with Deirdre via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will be able to assist.

On Water News

Were Back July

We have received word from Australian Sailing - Victoria Branch that Sailing and Racing are permitted this weekend so SBSC will be holding races for both OTB and Keelboats this Sunday 1st August as per the winter programs.

Travel limit:

  • Unrestricted within Victoria
  • No interstate travel allowed

Face coverings:

  • Must be worn at all times
  • They may be removed for strenuous exercise

Club organised sailing may operate including racing and training lessons
COVID Check-in Marshals must ensure attendees check-in
Club rooms and change rooms can be open, density limits apply
Equipment must be cleaned between uses.

The settings are set to remain in place for the next 14 days.

New Hearing Request Form

The latest Hearing Request form has now been posted onto the club website or just Click Here.  If you are wanting to lodge a protest or a request for redress etc please make sure that you use this latest form for your submission.   

Keelboat Report

This week's racing:

Sure you will have received the message by now that we are sailing this Sunday and are all very happy to be out of lock-down again so get your crew's together and get out for a sail.  The club will be open after racing so always good fun to head back to warm up a bit and enjoy some friendly banter.

Sunday 1st August - BMWS Pursuit Race  

First Warning Signal:                    9:55H Pursuit Start with Extra's Optional         
Tower Duty: Ross Martin & John Matheson
Tower Support: Elaine Nicholson, Mal Winder & Judy Champion    

Start sheet is posted on the club website at  BMWS START SHEET.  Please don't forget to let the SBSC tower know if you are intending to run a spinnaker when signing on for the race and if you do elect to run a kite please add 4-minutes to your nominated start time.

OTB Report

Hi folks,
Well, we’re out of lock-down sort of. Enough to be allowed to hold a yacht race anyway! So with that in mind, get your winter woolies on, and maybe an extra kilo or two of ballast in the bottom of your boat and come for a sail this Sunday for round five (or is it four? I’ve lost count!) of our inaugural OTB winter series. Hasn’t it been a cracker! We’ve had everything - blowouts, lock-downs, no wind, more lock-downs. I even managed to get a furniture delivery from Sydney! We’ve had everything except enough sailing. So don’t miss this opportunity, it could be your last chance. And as I say every time, the weather will be perrrfect!

Same setup as the other weeks, 10.57 first warning and we’ll try for three races. Sign on via the Sailor App, alternatives will be available if you haven’t downloaded it yet.  Don’t forget, masks are still compulsory inside and outside but you can take it off before you hit the water, you all know the drill !

You will be ably chaperoned on the course by the fabulous Geoff and Deirdre in the start boat and the always friendly Rob Fleming and Drew Mattingly in the rib. So no excuses - Be There!

Cheers all
Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

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Albert Park Yacht Club 2021 CitySail Regatta (11th-12th September)

 We're back! We have all been in lock-down way too long, so come get some 'air in your hair' with your sailing sisters.

CitySail 2021 2

CitySail is a coaching and racing regatta for women and girls of all abilities. We are looking forward to seeing all the familiar faces as well as new ones. The more the merrier.Spread the word to your friends, fellow sailors and your Clubs.

We can't wait to see you all. DETAILS CLICK HERE

Ritchies Loyalty Program


1st June 2021 - We are about to complete the transition to our new Ritchies Card Loyalty program.

At the cessation of our original Community Benefit card program we committed to making regular monthly payments to organisations based on historical data. Over the past 6 months we have commenced paying organisations either the average historical amount or the actual amount generated under the new system, whichever is the higher. The payment amounts based on historical data will cease when we pay the June monthly totals in early July 2021. Payment amounts will be made using the data generated from our new Ritchies Card from July 2021.

The payments we make to you from our new system will be entirely dependent on the number of members who have chosen your organisation as their preferred recipient. This is based on the new Ritchies Card members who joined the program since September 2020.  It is very important that your organisation promotes the new Ritchies Card to your members to ensure that you are in a position to continue to receive payments from our community program.
It is easy for your members to join either using a phone and downloading the Ritchies Card App from the App store or Google Play, or by going online to  using a tablet or desk top computer. They can then pick up a physical card available from our friendly cashiers in-store, which they then link to their app or online account. Once they have set up their account they can then nominate your organisation.
If your payments from us have just started in the last couple of months, or recently increased, congratulations. This means that since we rolled out the new program your organisation is being supported by your community members, family, and friends. Just keep promoting the system to your supporters and watch your monthly payments grow.


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 click here for details

Cruisers Corner

SBSC rendezvous at Keppel Bay Marina at Yeppoon.  Crews from Shimmer, Summer Lovin' and YKnot

Keppel Bay Rendezvous


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