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.
- Marco, Lucas, Christian Mifsud & Helen Michelis
- Andrew & Patricia Atkin
Off The Beach News
Race One started in around 10-12 knots with stronger breeze to be seen closer to shore (go figure, eh) with some lifts and knocks and quite a few holes here and there. Enough to keep you thinking that’s for sure. With a very short turnaround between races, we started Race Two in 15 plus knots and it was over before we knew it. Great fun with some ripping reaches. No complaints anywhere because we knew Race Three was on its way! And Three did not disappoint, unless you were driving an A class cat. These guys wisely pulled the pin as the wind built to 20 plus knots and those things break easily and are damned expensive. The one exception in the A-class camp was Ewan who decided to tough it out in his non foiling boat- until it started to foil anyway! It was then that he decided that now was a good time to pull the pin! Wise move Ewan. The rest of the fleet was really feeling the joy that is a good wind over a dead flat sea, magic!
What's On In October
Thanks to everyone who attended the Skippers and Crew meeting on Sunday. Full notes from the meeting will be distributed in this Thursday’s Keelboat email. Please note the important change (outlined below) for the Friday Twilight start procedure.
Thanks to everyone in the tower, in particular duty boats Christela and Lumiere, and Geoff and Deirdre on the water. The racing could not go ahead without all your help and we appreciate you!
This Week’s Races:
- Start times will remain in AEDT nominally, but the light sequence / countdown takes precedence in any discrepancies.
- Individual boat “Start” times on the entrance list will be changed to only show ‘minutes after’ the nominated race start time (e.g. ‘+25’ will be listed for a nominal 1755 starter).
- The official race start time is as per the tower light sequence, and there will be 10sec countdowns at 5 / 4 / 1 / Start (1730) on ch69 for boats arriving at the start area later.
Tower: Race Officer: Mark Watson
Winners are grinners!
Community Consultation Survey
The Club has been contacted by the Shire looking for feedback regarding their Dogs in Public Places Policy. If you would like to read or comment on the draft policy please use this link to have your say.