Save the Date

Saturday 18th June     6pm End of Season Presentations  
Sunday 19th June 2pm -5pm Sunday Sounds with 'Out of Nowhere'   
Sunday 17th July TBC Winter in July - See flyer below
Sunday 31st July 2;30pm         AGM at SBSC Clubhouse

 Christmas In July 2022 SAVE THE DATE

Vale Eric SutherlandEric Sutherland rs

What's On @ SBSC in June

Don't miss out on this fabulous night at SBSC to round out at fabulous season for all.  To book CLICK HERE!

SBSC End of Season Celebrations Flyer 2021 2022 Season

Club Person & Junior Club Person of the Year Nominations

Even under the cloud of uncertainty we have found ourselves over the last two years, Safety Beach Sailing Club has continued to thrive both on and off the water. As a volunteer organisation our success is entirely dependent on the contributions of so many people to the many facets of the Club.

Nominations for the Club Person and Junior Club Person of the year are an opportunity for you to nominate a member who you feel deserves to be recognised for their contribution over the last 12 months. Please put pen to paper and prepare your nomination(s) for who you feel deserves to be awarded SBSC Club Person and Junior Club Person for the 2021-2022 season.

Nominations must be received by 5th June and are to be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 JUNE Happenings 2022 FLYER

Keelboat & Tower News

This week's racing:

Sunday 5th June - BMWS Race 2         

First Warning Signal: 9:55H Pursuit Tower Start
Race Officer: Andrew Stocks
Tower Assistant: John Matheson (Layla Rose)
Tower Set Up & Results:            Amanda Malin

Start Sheet - Click HERE.   With all the BMWS races the use of a spinnaker is optional.  If you do intend to run a kite then please let the Safety Beach Tower know of your intentions when you sign on for the race on VHF 69 and add 4-minutes to your nominated start time.

OTB Captain's Report

Well Dudes and Dudess's, we made it to the end of a very long season! Unfortunately we finished with a whimper rather than a bang. Thanks to all the sailors that showed up for our final rip around the sticks on a day that was never going to be a heart stopper. We had a pretty good fleet of 18 boats on the start line in a fairly light breeze that held true for most of the race. Sadly it started to fade out towards the end but everyone made the finish line.
Race officers, Glenn, Deirdre and trainee Doc Taylor ably assisted by Rob C and Drew M in Sutherland made a valiant attempt at shortening the course to get an extra race in, but it was not to be. Doc even suggested racing from the start boat to the pin and back; I'd have been up for it! Back on the beach without incident (unless you count the start boat being launched off the ramp with the trailer still attached), and everyone packed up and on the deck to reminisce on the season that was. And what a season.
With a late start, thanks again to our old friend Covid,we still managed to complete all the scheduled series' with the exception of the Red Dolphin at the start. This was partly due to Geoff Eldridge's idea of putting in the opportunity of a third race on any day where possible in the SI's.

My personal thanks go out to every one that showed up to sail each week despite unfavorable weather forecasts and to all the people, sailors and non sailors alike, even some Keelboaters, who gave up their time to crew the patrol boats. This year was much easier for me in this regard, with very little chasing around and even people ringing me to offer doing duty when not rostered. People like Rob Campbell who would text every Thursday to check if we were covered and Norm Kaye, who occasionally got a late Saturday phone call and never said 'no'. Of course there's Scotty and Karin Thompson, who even while packing up their lives to head to Switzerland, still managed to help out on the rhibs whenever asked (they and Owen will be sorely, sorely missed next season).  Of course I can't express how much I relied on the unstoppable team of Geoff Eldridge and Deirdre Snooks , who both manned the start boat, set up the races, recorded all the results and sent them through every week without fail. These tasks take up many hours before and after the racing, is completely behind the scenes and unknown by most of the sailors.
There are many other people to thank who don't seek thanks, but deserve it anyway. Like Greg Lowe with his Green Fleet for the kids, and Di Jackson, without whom you wouldn't get the E-news and this report each week (hmm, maybe that's a dubious one!). Anyway, the point I'm trying to make is, Safety Beach is a fabulous Club because of the members in it and we should all be proud and grateful to be a part of it.

Again, sorry for waffling on.  Thanks and see you all at Presentation Day on the 18th of June.

Pete Chippy
OTB Captain

Cruisers Corner

Report From S.V. Resilience

Since we left in March we have travelled to France, Spain, Turkey, Croatia, UK and now back last Saturday to La Rochelle, France. As you can imagine, internet connections and accessing emails was a constant swap and go on different networks so it has made it difficult to provide an update until now.
The new boat has been launched and will be handed over to the broker today (Tuesday). We have been allowed to view it from the jetty but cant go onboard till the handover. We then cant really spend time on it without an escort till the next phase of the work is done. The concern is we might break something and then there is a fight as to who is responsible to fix it! So it looks like we will be staying in our apartment for a few weeks yet. In the meantime we will be ordering all of the items that we want onboard. First priority-the coffee machine!!

Below are some photos we took yesterday but she is still bare bones in some respects, so I’ll send through some more as the work progresses to completion.
Cheers for now
Peter and Abby Dyson - ‘S.V. Resilience’

SV Resilience 4 rs

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