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New Members

The Executive Committee and members would like to welcome the following new members to Safety Beach SC. We look forward to meeting you at the club or on the water in the very near future.

  • Michael Manson
  • Edward, George, Elsie & Noraidah Atkin

Off The Beach News

Hey there guys and gals,
In the words of that great Aussie icon - "Where the bloody hell were ya"? On a day with great sailing conditions, sunshine and a steady-ish wind, we could only manage eleven boats on the water....very sad! Admittedly, the water looked like a really bad coffee, and tasted about the same, but you didn't have to drink it, just sit on top of it!

All that aside, the boats that did come out all had a ripper sail. The wind was quite brisk to start with, around twelve knots, but eased back to around eight for most of the day. There were a few holes here and there, but nothing too bad, and mixed in with a few really good wind shifts, there were some big gains too be made if you knew where to look, (I didn't know where to look obviously).
It was good to see Glenn Lazzar out on an RS Feva with Xavier Graham, teaching him a few pointers (they did know where to look)! A big shout out also to Duncan and Hamish McColl, who travel longer to get here each week than they do sailing. Hamish will miss most of the season as he trains with the Fire service over summer. Great stuff Ham! Of the eleven boats we did have sailing, there were four 420s, three Tasar's, a Tera, a Windrush and a solitary Sabre. Where have all the Sabre's gone? They can't all have bad backs, bung shoulders or drinkers elbow. Come on you lot, fire up, the waters not that cold!
A big thanks to Geoff E & Dierrrdre S on Start, Bill M & Rob C on Woodsy and Al M with Russell
T aboard Sutherland. Without you guys each week, there would be no sailing.
The weather is looking a bit soggy this week, but things will change and I'm sure we'll get a sail in, guaranteed. Would I lie to you? Probably. Anyway, that's enough drivel for this week. Get yer bum in a boat and get on the water!
Cheers, Pete Chippy
And don't these guys look amazing with their matching outfits? Who wore it better, the skipper or the crew? 
Glenn Lazzar with Xavier Graham sailing on the RS Fevaglenn xav
Hamish & Duncan McColl sailing on the 420
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Committee News

This week we would like to let you know all about the Social Committee! 
Chair; Ann Matheson. Assisted by Deirdre and David Snooks, Mem Mackie, Robin Weymss and Sallylou Hamilton.
Role; To provide and support a range of social activities for all SBSC club members.
Things to know; We recently arranged a Christmas in July function at the club and a mini Artists Trail through Red Hill and McRae.
We would love to hear your ideas for social events. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your suggestions.

What's On In October

snooks 19 oct

Keelboat News

Friday Twilight Pursuit (Race 2)
1st          Fransiska           Peter Morrison
2nd        Renaissance       David Donaldson
3rd         Balance              Mark Bulka
Sunday Summer Series (Race 1) Winners
Div.1      Anthea                John Wemyss (PHD, AMS, ORC)
Div.2      D’etente             Roy Ashcroft (PHD)
               E’toile                John Gordon (AMS)
Thanks to everyone in the tower over the weekend – Race Officers’ Tim Bardon (Friday), Graeme Ainslie (Sunday), as well as Tom McCullough, Amanda and Marg.
See full results here for the weekend.
Skippers and Crew Meeting:
Sunday, 10.00am, SBSC
An Agenda has been sent out to Skippers and Crew in a separate email.  We would like to see as many of you attend as possible.
This Week’s Races:
Friday 21 October – Twilight Pursuit #3
First Warning Signal:           17.25H Pursuit Start
Tower:                                  Race Officer: Judy, Duty Boat: Christela
Please check your start time Friday Pursuit Time
Sunday 23 October – Club Championship #1 – Boat Start
First Warning Signal:          13:25H
Race Officer:                       Ian Pearse
Tower Duty Boat:                Lumiere

Club Merchandise

Our wonderful club member Marg Fleming has taken on the role of handling Club Merchandise. 
1. Item Description
2. Mens or Ladies
3. Size
4. Quantity
Orders will be submitted to A2Z Promotions when the minimum order of 10 has been reached. Payment will be required at this time.
Please email your order details to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 club merch 1

Photo Of The Week

Photographer; Mika (Junior Member - Age 13) Subject; Dromana Pier 

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 Love photography? Submit your Photo Of The Week to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (and it does not have to be about sailing)

Happy Birthday 

Wishing a Happy Birthday to our Club Person Of The Year for 2021-2022 Greg Lowe. It's his last year in the 40's........and because I write the newsletter and I am his wife, I am letting you all know that Greg is celebrating his date of birth, today 19th October. I'm sure you may see Greg at the club over the next few nights waiting for someone to hug him, or shake his hand, and maybe......buy him a beer!! (insert wink!!). If you'd like to give a shout out to any up and coming birthday's, please don't be shy, drop me an email. Oh and as I write this, I've had no word yet on the pending arrival of the newest member to the Martin/Nugent clan, come on Tash!

greg lowe



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