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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.
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Hope you are all well and not letting number 5 lock-down and the wintery conditions get the better of you? For all our cruisers up north that are missing out on all the fun, good on ya! Anyway, enough of the negatives lets talk positively about the future and all of the sailing, socialising and warmer weather that we’re going to be having this coming season. For all those that were present in our zoom AGM on Saturday you’ll know who our new and existing executive committee are? With saying that my year as Keelboat Captain is up for renewal and if anyone that is motivated and has a desire to take on the roll please let me or the executive committee know?
As I mentioned in a previous report a few months ago, this summer season we are going to start another division which we envisage will grow with the introduction of new members and existing that are on a lower club based performance handicap (PHD) that will be determined by the handicapper, Top Yacht Program and Sailing Committee. Full details will be published on our website and sent out to the skippers of every competing boat of the division that they are in. However, the skipper may want to nominate their boat into the other division which they can but must stay in that division for the entire series and cannot change. The second division will not be applicable for pursuit races where a staggered time has been allocated for that boat. More information on this will be sent out as we progress closer to the summer season.
We have a directive from Parks Victoria which our Risk Management and Executive Committee have in regards to our club not using the yellow poles along the beachfront as course marks. Because inside of these poles the designated speed limit is 5 knots and as most of you know most of our boats do more than 5 knots in suitable conditions. Plus the congestion of many boats finishing and starting at the same time. Also the marina channel or lead poles not to be used for start or finish marks. So the club will be purchasing and positioning some fixed mark buoys which should be in place by Christmas or the summer busy period. This will mean that some courses will be changed slightly to accommodate the new marks so be aware when you’re rounding the course marks that you are rounding the new and right ones. More information will be sent out as we progress with this also.
Some of the best sailing winds are during the winter months so if you are thinking of getting out you should. Even the OTB boats sailed on Sunday which was great to see, so if they can we shouldn’t have any problem getting on the water. Looking forward to seeing you out on the water or at the club.
All the best
Last Week's Results:
Sunday 1st August - BMWS Race #2
|3rd||New Morning II||SB381||Gordon Thomas|
This week's racing:
With the number of cancellations we have had this winter due to Covid restrictions and bad weather the Race Committee has decided to re-schedule Race # 3 of the Brass Monkey Winter Series to be held this Sunday the 8th August. The First Warning Signal will be at 9:55H.
The Change to Sailing Instructions #3 advising of this change to the Keelboat Winter Program can be viewed by Clicking HERE
Big thank you to Judy Champion and Elaine & John Nicholas who have volunteered to help out in the tower this Sunday.
Sunday 8th August - BMWS Pursuit Race #3 rescheduled
|First Warning Signal:||9:55H Pursuit Start with Extra's Optional|
|Tower Team:||Judy Champion, Elaine and John Nicholas|
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.
The club will also be OPEN in the afternoon for drinks and snacks so don’t miss out on catching up with your fellow crews and sailors for a bit of friendly banter.
Please note the clubhouse hours for this Sunday will be from 12 Noon and will be closing at 3:30pm sharp!!
Howdy OTB team!
Well for once I called it right for the weather, it was spot on. And those intrepid sailors who ventured down to dip their toes in the water were rewarded with a cracking day that you would be happy with in the middle of summer - we even needed to put on sunscreen! The wind was quite stiff to start with and getting off the beach was a challenge, but once we were out to the course it dropped back to around 8 knots or so. We had 11 starters this week with everyone from Zac Lowe in his Bic, to Stu Scott in his A class, with pretty much one of each type of boat. The exception being the three Tasars which for the sake of the exercise, we’ll call “the Good,the Bad and the Ugly”. I reckon we can let them decide who is who!
Keeping with the Tasars, it was great to see John Wemyss of keelboat fame out getting his backside close to the water crewing with Leanne in her recently aquired boat. Happy to have you guys with us and hope you enjoyed yourselves!
R.O. Geoff set us three windward/leeward races, which was just right, as it let us catch up on some of the races we have missed. The fleet was fairly spread out in all the races so there wasn’t a lot of dicing for positions with the exception of Stu in his cat going round an extra mark coming up to the finish of race 2, which gave Paul “The Lone Ranger” Fleming the chance to sneak through on the inside in his Javelin to pip him by less than a second (they’re in different divisions, but hey, it’s still bragging rights !).
I think the most excitement of the day though was definitely had by Jess and Steff, as they rounded the top mark and found themselves suddenly surounded by a pod of a dozen or so dolphins ! I haven’t heard that much squealing since Ross Martin was last on the course!
Thanks again to Deirdre and Geoff in the start boat and Drew and Rob Fleming in the rib. Without our intrepid volunteers there would be no sailing.
There is just two more weeks of winter sailing left, so do yourself a favour and come and have a crack . The next race is the 15th of August followed by the 29th.
On a final note, the Dumbarse award this week goes to the person whom after all the destructive wind the other week, didn’t tie his boat down and ended up with it being blown over with the mast hanging over the road from where it was rescued by some vigilant members. And that’s why I won’t be sailing next time as I repair some damage to my pride as well as my boat. This is why I’m not allowed to have nice things !
Cheers for now and stay safe,
Annual Keelboat Weigh In Day
Hello keelboat owners:
We will be conducting a weighing day on Sunday 12th September 2021 at Sandringham Yacht Club for boats that wish to obtain or update their measurement ratings certificates – AMS, ORCc and IRC. In keeping with our usual practice, this day will be conducted by volunteers for the benefit of boat owners on the Port Phillip.
We have been weighing boats since 1998 and with the fantastic support of Hydralift Cranes, Sandringham Yacht Club and many volunteers, we plan on weighing six boats per hour. This provides to the boat owners a low-cost weighing service, at a fraction of the cost incurred in other States.
The cost of the weighing will be $250 per boat.
We weigh all boats in “empty” configuration and this means that the IRC and ORCc weight is provided. The AMS weight is the empty weight plus the weight of the AMS permitted gear, which is weighed in a basket on the club crane.
Thank you for your support.
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